Amazilia Photography

With a life-long connection to nature and a fascination for humanity's place within the natural world, Amazilia strives through his photography to express humans' love and appreciation for the world around us, and our place within it. Diverse beauty and creativity are at the core of his work.

The Perfect S - Photograph 20 x 16 in.

Amazilia Photography, which is owned and operated by British photographer Paul, is named after a species of hummingbird native to Peru and Ecuador. The name was chosen because Paul finds hummingbirds to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring natural wonders of the world. Such radiance, strength, and beauty are also seen in women; a subject that has fascinated artists in every discipline over millennia.

Paul focuses his work in three core areas of people photography – fine art nudes, sensual nudes and nudes in nature. His principal focus has developed into nudes in the natural environment, where Paul is always trying to depict a sense of the deep-rooted, intrinsic connection between people and the natural world.

He is an internationally published photographer with several print publications, who has recently won the Runner- Up Photographer of the Year position with an international magazine, as well as achieving success in three global fine art photographic competitions. He holds Distinctions in both Foundation and Advanced Photography Diplomas, and in October 2019 he exhibited a series of four intimate low-key bodyscape images in London.

Paul has published three fine art nude volumes in a series entitled “Naturally Nude”. Each book contains around 100 photos, as well as an introductory narrative. Two of the books focus on nudes in nature, while the third covers bodyscapes shot indoors.

Aside from his interests in people photography, Paul enjoys being in nature. This includes walking, swimming, and simply watching the myriad of endlessly varied and fascinating wildlife and landscapes; both close to his home in Britain, and across the globe. He is married with two grown-up children.

Curves and Lines - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Rock Nude - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Body Ballet - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Cloud Nude - Photograph 20 x 16 in.

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Brian Hunt

"Art was once created by the human hand and ochre from the earth, but over time, the tools evolved. What has always remained constant though, is that art originates from the soul. My hope is that my images will be a reflection of me, not merely my skills, and will stand the test of time."

Under The Bridge - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.

"As a product of the 60s and 70s, I was greatly influenced by those years. It was for me a time of ideas, music and artistic expression. The early work included pencil sketches, charcoal drawings, prints, and watercolour. Over the last decade or so, photography has inspired me to continue my journey of expression. As the clock ticks on, I feel more and more compelled to leave something behind. Some marker that says I was here. I hope to build a body of relevant work that can be that legacy."

Brian Hunt is a Canadian artist and photographer based in Sault-Sainte-Marie.

Union Station - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.
Trolley Stop - Photographic print 24 x 24 in.
Northbound - Photographic print 24 x 24 in.
Figaro's Barbershop - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.

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John Kelly

"A Dancer prepares for her performance. A woman by a window looks at a bird. A woman looks out from under white drape. Within each frame, he masterfully captures a psychological drama."

Dancer Reaching, 2019 - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

Born in Paris, John Kelly grew up in New York and has been drawing and painting since childhood. He attended the School of Visual Arts in the 1980s and after graduation, he worked as the Advertising Art Director of Details Magazine and designed advertisements for clients like Geoffrey Beene, Christian LaCroix, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Kelly participated in the  East Village Art Scene at the time, showing at 301 Houston Street Gallery, and Ground Zero Gallery. 

"My work then was influenced mainly by the Abstract Expressionists and the German Expressionists, but that changed when I saw the large Balthus retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983, and my work became primarily figurative, and has remained so ever since. My influence since then gravitated toward 19th-century French painting, especially Degas, as well as contemporary figurative painters like William Bailey and Jeremy Lipking, and traditional Japanese prints. I studied with Jeremy Lipking from 2012 to 2014, and he has been an enormous influence."

After moving to Los Angeles, John Kelly studied with Jeffrey Lipking, and began showing at the Hawthorne Arts Complex, both one-man and group shows. He also participated in group shows at Muses Gallery, and in the Gallery Girls' annual exposition. Kelly was a finalist for the Art Renewal Center Salon, and a finalist for the Richmond 75 salon. He has now relocated to Paris.

"My feeling these days is that although I love abstract and conceptual art, using the figure in an academic manner is more interesting to me. Seeing a figure painted in a way that people can recognize easily creates an intimacy and a challenge that is visceral."

Image, 2018 - Oil on canvas 81 x 60 cm
Window, 2015 - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Waking Geisha, 2015 - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Pierrot Study #3, 2016 - Oil on canvas 10 x 10 in.

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Paola Boni

Boero - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Italian painter, Paola Boni was born in Colorno, Parma where she lives and works today. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Commerce and for years she has worked in her family's business until she decided to follow her strongest desire: to work every day with colors.

Paola's passion for drawing has been part of her life since childhood and thanks to Lesley Harrison’s book “Painting Animals That Touch the Heart”, she fell in love with pastel painting.

"Being very meticulous in reproducing details, I have thus discovered oil painting as a means to satisfy my requirements, even if I am constantly looking for new techniques to make my subjects ever more realistic, by experimenting with new tho and three-dimensional possibilities."

Very active on the international art scene, Paola Boni has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally including in Parma, Palermo, Brescia, Viterbo, Riccione, Noto, Bologna, Longarone, Forte dei Marmi, Cannes, Montecarlo, Oviedo, Madrid, Genova, London, Santa Monica.

Popeye - Acrylic and oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Tex Willer - Acrylic and oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Lucky Luke is so crushed - Acrylic and oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Diabolik - Acrylic and oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm

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Silvija Treice

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”
- Paul Cezanne

For Elise - Digital media 2400 x 1500 px

Latvian Artist, Silvija Treice was born in a small town called Jurmala, and now lives in the capital city of Riga. She is a self-taught photographer and dares to say, digital artist. In 2016 she discovered the magic of digital art when she luckily found the “Photoshop Artistry” course run by Sebastian Michaels. It took some time to get to the point when photoshop manipulations and creating art became part of her life.

In 2018 Silvija was enrolled in the “AWAKE” course with Sebastian Michaels. In December 2018 she was invited to the international group of digital artists called “KAIZEN”. She has found like-minded friends who support and encourage her. Her work doesn't represent a particular style; she enjoys experimenting with textures, lights, brushes.

"It is a joy to transform photos or visions into art. Sometimes little things like a shell, a simple flower, stones at the seaside, nice music or memories can be transformed into art."

Since December 2018 Silvija's works have been published in the international magazine “Living the Photo Artistic Life” and received Honorable Mention and Special Merit awards in exhibitions at “Light Space & Time” as well as Finalist Certificates for participation Circle Foundation for the Arts' contests. Some of her works have been exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece and the More Art Please gallery in Brasov, Romania. 

Still Waiting - Digital media 2400 x 2400 px
Away From Reality - Digital media 2400 x 2400 px
Lost Souls - Digital media 2400 x 3600 px
Loneliness - Digital media 3600 x 3600 px

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Alisa Sheinson

"Although the sculptures are inanimate, it seems that each one comes to life, The light creates an intangible sensation that awakens memories."

Dialog - 3D sculpture, Artistic performance

The Alisa Sheinson Studio was established in 1990, as a leading international multidisciplinary designing and branding visual system through the creation of experimental enrichment of urban, public, and commercial spaces.

The studio espouses the favored approach of inclusive design and integrates a variety of art and design capabilities-3D sculpture, visual art, and integrating multimedia accessories-in order to offer creative, innovative, and practical solutions to customers around the world.

Alisa's integration of various aspects is unique to her studio and allows her to envelop the place with a comprehensive, complete statement that has a personal and original character. She studied Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and today lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Midas - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
The Deep Sea - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
Blossom - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
Desert Flower - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm

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Jim Resnick

"I try to capture the flow of energy on paper. I try not to force anything, but to just let it happen...let it flow on its own. I do pen and ink originals and then produce giclee prints from the originals. I get my creative energy from nature and try to let it flow through me onto the paper."

TerraCine - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.

Select Awards, Exhibits and Publications

2019 – Contest Finalist, TerraCine, Circle Foundation For the Arts, online contest, ArtExpo NY.

2018 – Exquisite Arts Magazine, Spring Issue #8, March 2018, Jim Resnick, Pages 31 – 34

2017 – 3rd place, “Don’t Stare at the Sun”, International Gallery of the Arts, online juried show, Black and White competition.  “Cosmos”, also accepted.

2014 – Group Art Show – 3 works, Brath and Hughes Art Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA

2013 – Featured Artist – Shereen’s Exquisite Fine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD

2012 – Two works accepted, 14th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery.

2012 – Group Art Show – 6 works – Shereen’s Exquisite Fine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD

2011 – Art Undressed Tour – travelling exhibition, 3 works accepted, Miami, Montreal, Toronto, Key West, Atlanta.

2011 – Worlds Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Vol. 4, Page 80. Pen and Ink Drawing, Butterfly.

2010 – Erotic Signature, Juried show entry

2008 – Master Class Artist, American Juried Art Salon, biannual international art competition

2007 – Two works accepted, American Juried Art Salon, biannual international art competition

1982 – One man show, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.

1981 – One man show, Capital Gallery, Capital Centre, Landover, MD

1977-1980 – Various art awards and juried exhibitions

Big Bang Black Hole - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.
Cosmos - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.
Don't Stare At The Sun - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.
Butterfly - Pen and ink 17 x 14 in.

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Garry D Harley

"The series 'A Morning In May', uses traditional abstraction technique searching for intuitive emotional response of serene mood and insight. Each viewer will bring their own individual life experiences to the visual introduction to each piece, but I strive to find a universal serenity response."

Dreaming with Agnes Martin - Archival pigment ink on paper 30 x 36 in.

Select Awards, Exhibits and Publications

- Finalist Certificate, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Artist of the Year International Competition 2019 – Digital Print, DREAMING with AGNES MARTIN NO.23.

- Work published in Circle Quarterly Art Review / 3, page 110, Circle Foundation for The Arts, Lyon, France, Spring 2018 edition.

- Honorable Mention Award, Artist of the Year Award 2017, Circle Foundation For the Arts, Lyon, France.

- Lecture – Art and Politics, Lowell’s Artist Working Group Lecture Series, ALL-Gallery, August 2017

- Work Published in PAINT PULSE Magazine, ISSUE 6, Winter 2016-2017, pages 4 & 5

- Work published in CREATE Magazine, Winter 2016 Issue, pages 106-109

- ALIENATION, National Juried Show, Show Creator and Manager for The Loading Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, August 2016

- The Intersection of Art and Politics, By Professor Ken Reker, Garry Harley, and Professor Catherine Leisek – National Education Association-Higher Education Journal-THOUGHT & ACTION, Winter 2017

- Numerous Articles related to Two Harley Digital Paintings in the STATE OF THE UNION Art Show at Salem State University including ‘The Daily Beast’, Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, Boston Globe, Salem News

- Group Show – GRAVITY: The Weight of Now, The Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 2019, seven pieces included from my studio.

- Solo Show – PORT OF ENTRY – ALL-Gallery, Greenwald Room, Lowell, Massachusetts, August 2018.

- Solo Show – POP-UP GALLERY, The Gallery on Maine Art Hill, Kennebunk, Maine, June 2018.

- Work Accepted – Providence Art Club – National Open Juried Exhibition AMERICA, Juror was Elliot Bostwick Davis – John Moors Cabot Art Chair of the Americas Department Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2018.

-  Group Show – Open Art Miami – 3rd Place Winner Digital Category – During Miami Basel; ARTIUM Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

A Morning in May, No. 14 - Archival pigment ink on canvas
A Morning in May White Group No. 35 - Archival pigment ink on canvas 42 x 42 in.
A Morning in May White Group No. 18 - Archival pigment ink on canvas 42 x 42 in.
A Morning in May White Group No.12 - Archival pigment ink on canvas 42 x 42 in.

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Dave Weindorf

“I read a lot about historical figures, primitive cultures, and ancient symbols. That definitely influences my art. I feel like I'm bringing the past to today in my expressionistic paintings with bold compositions of line work, watercolor, and abstract glyphs.”

Yellow Brick Road, 2017 - Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 40 x 30 in.

American artist, Dave Weindorf was born in 1962 in Indiana and is a self-taught, abstract expressionist painter. Weindorf's artwork reflects his lifelong interest in history, describing it as a desire to know the past that shapes the future. He says he's always been fascinated by Egyptian hieroglyphics and cave drawings. Dave spends most of his time studying art, architecture and his own historical ancestry. Weindorf's work has been exhibited in Verum Ultimum Gallery, Michigan’s Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Agora Gallery of New York. Dave has won multiple ArtSlant Showcase awards and selected as one of their Under the Radar artists. He's also had the opportunity to exhibit at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Pace Galleries also exhibited his art plates in late 2001, with sales donated to 1st responders of  9/11. His work has been featured in Counterproductiv Magazine, Contemporary Art Curator, Aesthetica Magazine, and Studio Visit, a juried art book.

Zodiac, 2017 - Acrylic enamel, glazing and watercolor on clay panel 48 x 36 in.
Timeline to Wealth, 2017 - Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 30 x 20 in.
Manta Ray, 2017 - Acrylic enamel, stain and watercolor on canvas 80 x 42 in.
Mosaic, 2017 - Acrylic enamel and watercolor on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Adrian Bradbury

"I am interested in the re-presentation of the real through abstraction which allows different interpretations by the viewer. The root of the image may come from observation but equally, it can be a discourse between form, line, texture and colour."

Harbour Light - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm

English Artist, Adrian Bradbury holds a  BA Hons in Fine Art from West Surrey College of Art and Design and a Surrey Diploma in Photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design.

"Originally trained in Fine Art before becoming a professional photographer and digital illustrator/designer working for many international clients, and based in London, I have now moved onto developing my own personal artwork in greater depth, exploring abstraction through colour, line and form."

Traeth Newgale - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Traeth 4 - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Traeth 6 - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm
Grey Sea - Giclée print 38 x 27,8 cm

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