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.
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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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Sarah Morton Photography

“Based in Kintyre, Scotland, surrounded on three sides by water my work is very influenced by the sea and the notorious Scottish weather. I am constantly amazed and challenged by the changing light and atmospherics, the unpredictable weather and the awesome light quality.”

sea//shore 3 - Digital photograph 100 x 60 cm

Scottish photographer, Sarah Morton studied Art History at the University of St. Andrews and completed The Art of Black and White Photography at the Glasgow Art School (Adult Education). She has worked as a professional photographer since leaving the BBC in 2003. 

"As an Art History student I studied the work of the gestural painters and Color field artists and my photography is very much influenced by this period. At the Glasgow School of Art I studied the art of black and white photography. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of pushing inherently representational photography towards the abstract and turn the familiar into something unexpected. Since moving to digital I am discovering that the developing processes I like best are a continuation of the ones I learnt in the darkroom at the School of Art. As my photography evolves and improves I continue to learn from the greats, both photographers and artists, of the past.”


2020 - SELECTED FOR 3RD INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, CHANIA

2020 - HIGHLY COMMENDED - MONOCHROME AWARDS - WEBART

2O20 - SELECTED FOR BLANK WALL GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

2019 - SELECTED FOR 2ND INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, CHANIA, CRETE

2018 - HIGHLY COMMENDED - MONOCHROME AWARDS - PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL

2017 - SELECTED FOR RPS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 160

sea//shore 5 - Digital photograph 100 x 60 cm
sea//shore 2 - Digital photograph 100 x 60 cm
sea//shore 1 - Digital photograph 100 x 60 cm
sea//shore 4 - Digital photograph 100 x 60 cm

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Arnaud Gautron

“I paint a stained, drooling nature. My images are shadows, fugitive remains, blurred memories, witnesses of traces made indelible. These are prophecies of a leaking world.”

Blue Birds Red Trees - Acrylic and paper on canvas 114 x 162 cm
New Directions #2 - Acrylic and paper on canvas 92 x 73 cm
Blue Birds Are Back - Acrylic, ashes and paper on canvas 100 x 100 cm
New Directions #1 - Acrylic and paper on canvas 92 x 73 cm (SOLD)
Prophecies of a Leaking World (Untitled #42) - Acrylic and paper on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Rosario Bond

Born in: 1949, La Vega, Dominican Republic

Lives in: Miami, Florida, USA

Media: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed media, Collage

Describe your work in 3 words: Dramatic, gestural and emotional.

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Happy Ashes I, 2016 -Acrylic-Flashe Paint on Canvas 72 x 72 in.

"In my work, the process is where the excitement is. I really need to be in the present, it is like a meditation, my work is completely intuitive and develops as I go along. It is also very physical, gestural and dynamic. I tend to work very fast at the beginning then I start slowing down, observing and editing. I like the element of surprise."

What themes does your work involve?
My work is difficult to pin down, I like to stimulate the viewer and myself so sometimes each painting can be quite different from one another.
Describe your creative process.
I like to start another work as soon as I finish the previous one, this gives me the energy to do something else and I would start with a different approach to the one I just finished.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Nature, geometric shapes, color, beauty, fashion, design, all these things inspire and influence me, and finally, I make art because it is the way that I express myself and I love making art, it is essential for me.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
"Good art catch your attention, either because is beautiful, or repulsive. But it engages you in one way or another, it challenges the viewer. A piece of art is great when it engages, connects and delight the viewer."
What is the role of the artist today?
The artist plays an important role in society today, specially now with all that is going on with a pandemic, political unrests, protests, these are very challenging times and through art one can send a message of their own political or emotional landscapes or just a message of beauty and peace that is much needed these days.

 


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