Stephen Mauldin

"My work has always addressed "the big picture," that is, the nature of the universe and the intelligence(s) that inhabit it. It is an attempt to explore the possibilities that our universe presents. I have done this by a variety of means, most recently by slinging very small quantities of paint."

Inception Nebula - Acrylic on canvas 17 1/2 x 36 in.

"I grew up in the Deep South of the U.S. and moved further west, until right after college, when I moved to Portland, OR. I have lived here since 1976 and have been an actively producing painter since 1974. I taught Basic Design, Drawing, and Painting at Mt Hood Community College for over twenty-five years and Painting and Drawing in the Continuing Education Program of the Pacific Northwest College of Art for over twenty years."

Dipole - Acrylic on canvas 25 1/2 x 34 1/8 in.
IMP16 - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.
Poles No. 16 - Acrylic on canvas 43 1/4 x 42 3/4 in.
Five One - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 in.

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Angela Banks

"Living and working in the rat race city of Johannesburg, I am inspired to create a quiet world of my own away from all the daily noise. Within this still space, I am able to filter the busyness by creating paintings of people and their counterpart animals in an ordered world of alluring calm."

Homebound - Oil on canvas 110 x 130 cm

Angela Banks is a South African fine artist living and working in Johannesburg. She received a BA (Fine Arts) in 1999 and MA (Fine Arts) in 2003 from the University of Pretoria. She has since exhibited in various group and solo shows and has been on residencies in both France and China.

Banks is inextricably connected to the portrait as a subject, both human and animal. Her work, however, is not just a simple documentation. Banks is interested in what the individual projects but more importantly, she is after what lies behind the projection. She describes her work as "a surface search for the hidden reality or identity of the individual, the real story behind the facade."

In her work, Banks aims at capturing in permanent paint, a beautiful yet impermanent moment in time. Her meticulous attention to detail and form produce whimsical narratives of identity through the idiosyncratic relationships between human and animal.

The Shepherdess - Oil on canvas 100 x 180 cm
The Windy Way - Oil on canvas 152 x 102 cm
All dressed up, and everywhere to go - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Plunged dark and deep, he will surface again - Oil on canvas 102 x 80 cm

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Joyce Pommer

"My paintings evolve out of my subconscious in a free-flowing intuitive process; I do not start with a preconceived idea or plan – the art is my reflection. The work I create makes people feel good and instills positive emotions and harmony, along with a curiosity. My work frees the mind and spirit."

Fragmented Spaces - Mixed media on canvas 24 x 30 in.

American artist, Joyce Pommer was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and studied at The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. She has exhibited widely in solo, group shows and art fairs in New York and across the country; her work is in numerous private collections.

Joyce's larger earlier more colorful works on canvas were in a solo exhibition at Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum in Marshall, MN in the summer of 2008 and her work was purchased for their collection. Her painting “To a Land Beyond” received an Award of Merit from Four Points Contemporary January 2014. Joyce’s work was on the cover of Art Voices magazine summer 2014 issue with a feature story by Robert Curcio. Her painting “Pathways” was selected to be in the 2016 Art Annual at the Danforth Museum in MA. Works were selected for the winter 2016/2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine curated by Jessica Roscio, Curator at the Danforth Museum. “To a Land Beyond” was on the winter 2017 cover of Women Arts Quarterly magazine, University of Missouri with 10 more images inside; she was included in Art Market Magazine’s 2017 Gold List/Top Contemporary Artists. Her work was in the 2017 spring invitational Freedom of Expression at Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis, MA and a 3-person exhibition Transitions curated by Jessica Porter @ The Yard in NYC through Oct. 2017. She participated in The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Brooklyn, New York 2018. In 2019 her work was presented at the Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston MA. Her work is included in the Textile Study Group of New York’s recent publication The Language of Making and Art Folio 2020.

Joyce lives and works in New York City.

Pathways - Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in.
In My Space - Mixed media on canvas 50 x 40 in.
Hope Eternal - Mixed media on canvas 24 x 20 in.
Free Fall - Mixed media on canvas 36 x 36 in.

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Lenore Rae Lampi

"In stark contrast to past work, the new series explores the notion of adornment of the affordable kind. Ribbons, bows, and streamers in a historical context may evoke feelings of nostalgia, kitsch, and pomp. Allow me to reference Pop Art to describe the work, with the intention to monumentalize these humble objects."

Yucatan - Ceramics 14 x 16 x 16 in.

American artist, Lenore Rae Lampi recently exhibited sculptural work at Art Palm Beach 2020 and SOFA Chicago 2019 with Steidel Contemporary Gallery. She is scheduled to show at CONTEXT Miami, in December 2020 with Steidel Contemporary. Her bronze sculpture "Found Furls" was accepted for the Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial at the AMOCA Museum, Pomona, California.

Currently, Lenore Rae Lampi’s work can be found in the permanent collection of Tweed Museum of Art, Vermilion Community College and Cuyo University, Mendoza, Argentina, and touring in Finland. Private installations include a wall of work at the Marriott South West, Minneapolis. Several pieces of the Bling Series are on display in early September with A Way Online Art Gallery in the exhibit titled, Spectrum.

Chartreuse - Ceramics 13 x 14 13 in.
Homage to Celestún - Ceramics 18 x 19 x 11 in.
Lenore Rae Lampi
Powder Puff - Ceramics 18 x 12 x 14 in.

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Marcel Jomphe

"Drawing closer to nature and drawing closer to my inner nature enables creating an artistic voice that I hope to be rich and profound.

Seeing/Knowing, Contemplate/Transcend, Draw/Render. Make natural forms alive on paper. Compose intuitive harmony. Feel the inner link between Nature and the self."

Mandala 6 - Ink on Fabriano Artistico 56 x 76 cm

Canadian artist, Marcel Jomphe studied graphic arts and computer science and worked as a scientific illustrator specializing in botany for a museum and research institutions. In 2012, he began exclusively working as an independent artist. His artworks have been shown in over twelve collective exhibitions in Canada and the United States.

Mandala 1 - Ink on Fabriano Artistico 56 x 76 cm
A gust of wind blows the seeds of the larch - Graphite on Stonehenge 58,5 x 76 cm
Four seashells - Graphite on Fabriano Artistico 56 x 76 cm
Mandala 4 - Ink on Fabriano Artistico 56 x 76 cm

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Maija Vanhatapio

Maija Vanhatapio paints mostly with acrylic or mixed media with oil. Nordic Nature is the basis for her themes: its textures, colors and light. Vanhatapio picks out what's vital and thought-provoking, digesting and rebuilding an abstract story in order to present the nature in a new form to the viewer.

The artist in July 2020 with her piece, Natura Naturans - Acrylic 90 x 90 cm

Maija Vanhatapio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1946 and now lives in Kajaani. She graduated as a graphic designer, had her own advertising agency and studied fine arts at the University of Lapland. Since 2006 she has participated in several exhibitions each year, both in solo gallery exhibitions as well as group shows including in Finland, Spain and Japan. Her practice includes a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to collage, drawing and ceramics.

Heavy Light - Acrylic/oil on wood 80 x 60 cm
Midsummernight - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Distant Shore - Acrylic 80 x 80 cm
Lost Echo - Charcoal and acrylic 90 x 70 cm

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Jon Bøe Paulsen

"Being a painter suits me perfectly since I like to be my own master. I consider myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figurative."

Romeo and Juliet - Watercolor 80 x 100 cm

"Jon Bøe Paulsen is an award-winning painter from Norway whose neo-realist portraits have gained him international exposure over the last four decades. Paulsen paints to convey single narratives with strong characters, using minimal light and a restricted colour palette to let his subject last longer in the eye of the viewer." -  Singulart, France

 

Latest Awards

2020 "Portrait of Inger-Lise" Charcoal. Finalist "Stroke of Genius" Artists Network. US

2020 "Forget Me Not" Oil. Seascapes 2020. Lightspace & Time Gallery. Honorable Mention

2020 "The Guests Arrive" Drawing/Watercolor version. Gold Prize Awesome Art Spring Edition. USA

2020  "The Guests Arrive! 2nd place Myartcontest.worldpress.com Garden Grove. California, USA

2020 "Into The Green" Watercolor Artist Magazine March/April issue 2020- Honorable Mentions. 11th International Watermedia Showcase.- Cincinnati. Ohio, United States 

2019 "The General's Morning" Judge's Picks. Daily Paintworks for October.

2019 "Fatal Attraction" 1 Prize. 2019 Figurative/Portrait competition. CAGO Contemporary Art Gallery Online. 1 Prize. Daily Paintworks for November.

2019 "Towards Kløvningen" Judge Choice. Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) All Water/Seascape competition.

2019 4th place LightSpace & Time's "555 Special" Art Exhibition - Summer.

2019 "The Eternal Lighthouse" Special Merit Award, LightSpace & Time's Landscape competition 2019.

2019 "Fatal Attraction". Finalist 14th International ARC Salon Competition

2019 "The Guests Arrive!" 1st prize "Over 60 Competition" Artist magazine. Award of Excellence NOAPS Spring on-line International and Summer 2019 Portfolio Art Show, Finalist "Figurativas", MEAM Barcelona, Spain, Finalist 14th International ARC Salon Competition, The Judge's Picks Daily Paintworks for April. Winner full-page competition Art & Beyond Summer Special magazine. ARC Chairman Choice Award 14th Salon.

Portrait of Inger-Lise - Charcoal 70 x 100 cm
The Guests Arrive - Oil on canvas 75 x 115 cm
Beneath The Facade - Lithograph 62 x 93 cm
Rich man, poor man, beggar man - Oil on canvas 75 x 95 cm

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Dorothy Fagan

"I can taste the colors! As if the flavor, aroma, essence of each delicious hue flows from an aquafir within."

In My Garden by the Sea - Oil 36 x 60 in.

Transforming trauma into strokes of color, American painter, Dorothy Fagan began her incredible healing journey home. Residencies in France and Italy helped her develop the healing chakra colors palettes she utilizes in her lush oil paintings today.

With Dream, Flow, Bloom, Soar series, Dorothy Fagan helps viewers mix colors optically, engaging chakra energy centers along the spine to raise their frequencies. You can feel these uplifting and soothing wavelengths pulsing gently as 'oooo' and 'ahhh,' while viewing her paintings.

A healing colorist artist, Dorothy Fagan has written books including, Embrace the Mountain, in which she shares the development of her palette in France. She presents zoom studio talks, ColorME Energized. More information at JOYSGARDEN.ORG  Fagan holds a BFA in printmaking and painting from East Carolina University, and did a ten-year mentorship in American Masters with Robert Bowers Mayo. She lives and paints in Virginia in her studio by the pond. 

Glorious New Day - Oil 48 x 60 in.
Shimmering - Oil 36 x 48 in.
Island of Dreams - Oil 36 x 48 in.
Floating - Oil 36 x 48 in.

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Jingfeng Li

"The beauty of realistic pen-and-ink painting is that it uses just a black line to paint a rich and delicate picture. It presents a beauty of vicissitudes. I like the color of black, white and gray. Its deep, quiet yet noble quality profoundly attracts me."

Elves on the plateau - Ink pen on paper 73.18 x 44.2 cm

Chinese Artist, Jingfeng Li was born in 1965 in Anshan city, Liaoning Province, China and today lives in Beijing. His painstakingly realistic works are produced primarily with an ink pen. JingFeng Li graduated from Shenyang Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and is a member of the American Portrait Society, a contractor of the Sena Art Gallery in France, and a representative painter of modern Chinese painting.

"I started drawing at the age of seven, perhaps a natural affinity; and have been long engaged with photography and painting. I began to work realistically with pen drawing in 2012. I have won many prizes in international drawing contests. Perhaps I was born like black and white and grey color, so choosing pen drawing is in line with my aesthetic. I like the real thing, it makes me really feel the sincerity and affinity of nature."

In Sunshine - Ink pen on paper 44 x 43 cm
Mountain village - Ink pen on paper 54.25 x 54.18 cm
Kejia Girl - Ink pen on paper 56 x 86 cm
Château de Selles No.4 - Ink pen on paper 54 x 54 cm

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William Ruller

"The abandoned mills and tanneries of my youth and the dilapidated areas of metropolitan and rural sites, with its rust grey tones inform the visual and aesthetic language present in my work."

Passage - Oil, clay on canvas 150 x 120 cm

William M. Ruller, born in Gloversville, NY in 1981 received a B.A. in painting and ceramics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2007. Following his undergraduate degree, Ruller moved to Oregon where he worked as a production potter and ceramics instructor. In 2014 he received his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ruller has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His work has been featured in Friend of the Artist Volume 12, Whitewall Art, New American Paintings Issues 111, 124 and Studio Visit Magazine Issues 20, 21, 23. Ruller's pieces belong to numerous private collections such as of Hyatt Andaz Hotel, Savannah College of Art and Design and Museo Riso.

ADK - Oil, clay on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Toto - Oil on linen 100 x 80 cm
Rosemary - Oil, clay on canvas 150 x 120 cm
Hollow Ponds - Oil, clay on canvas 150 x 120 cm

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