Ingrid Steckelberg

Ingrid Steckelberg draws her inspiration mostly from objects and landscapes. She is fascinated by the aesthetics of decay, such as rusting iron or the morbid beauty of rotting wood and crumbling walls. She views her paintings as metaphors, rearrangements and metamorphoses of reality.

Iceberg in Motion I - Mixed Media_32,9 x 48,3 cm

German artist, Ingrid Steckelberg was born in Breslau and lives and works as a freelance artist in Achim. She also works in the artist's colony of Worpswede and Achim. Between 1993 and 2000 Steckelberg received her artistic education in en plein air painting. Along with painting she has engaged in photography. Since 2001 she is a member of the National Association of Artists as well as a member of the artists’ collective ‘ART99’. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and belong to private and public collections. In 2014, Steckelberg received the Volksbank Cultural Prize.

Terra Incognita I - Mixed media 32,9 x 48,3 cm
Under Waterworld I - Mixed media 29,5 x 40,6 cm
Without title - Mixed media 32,9 x 48,3 cm
Carnevale di Venezia II - Mixed media 29,5 x 40,6 cm

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Jean-Marie Renault

Interception - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm

Born in Cameroun and living in Montreuil, France, Jean-Marie Renault studied art at Paris University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne - Higher National School of Applied Arts

Mirada - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 120 cm
L’empreinte du Passé - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Connexion - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Combien de Temps - Digital media

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Margarita Taliadorou

“Painting is my joy of life.”

Fall - Acrylic 70 x 50 cm

"I am a Greek artist who was born in Cairo, Egypt but grew up and studied in Switzerland. During my years in Switzerland, I learned the craft of China painting and decorating. At the age of 23, I moved to Greece, my homeland, where I worked for 25 years as an electrical engineer. I studied painting in the workshop of the Greek painter, Charalampos Psychakis. While pursuing my interest in painting, I began writing and illustrating children’s books."

Mountains - Acrylic 120 x 100 cm
Bird - Watercolor 34 x 23 cm
Landscape - Acrylic 100 x 90 cm
Boy and Dog - Acrylic 50 x 35 cm

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Margarita Makarova

“I am a digital artist. I use photos and digital paintings to create. My work is based on ideas that most times do not reflect reality. I use any digital tool to create my art pieces. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how "The main thing is to express the state of your brain, no matter what it is currently filled with. The artist is part of this world, and all his images have a right to exist, because they certainly will not bring harm."

Meditation - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Russian artist, Margarita Makarova lives in Moscow and is largely self-taught in painting and a Historian. Auction Drouot sold her paintings in Paris and Al Fayed bought a collection of 7 paintings about Princess Diana which are now located in London.

"I mastered the technique of hyperrealism in museums and libraries. Now I work in variation styles, creating my own - the style of conceptual chaotic absurdity."

The Abduction of Europe
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Harmony - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Hope and Melancholy - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Expression - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

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Ilona Abou-Zolof

“I am a digital artist. I use photos and digital paintings to create. My work is based on ideas that most times do not reflect reality. I use any digital tool to create my art pieces. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is.”

Red Lips - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi

"I love photography and photo artistry because it makes me see the world, my environment and people in a very different way. I find myself becoming much more observant and appreciative of everyday things.

I can see beauty all around me.

I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image-maker rather than an image-taker and a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfill my idea. I have as much fun taking the images as I have to process them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterward. I use the digital tools to convert my photos into digital artwork.

I pushed myself beyond this point of comfort. I started to learn how to use digital painting to convert my images and composites into paintings. I enjoy learning new ways of making my art different. It is good to evolve and move on, not to get boring to your viewers or bored with yourself."

Zarah's Troubles - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
Aniyah walking at Night - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
On The Edge - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi
Betsy Confined - 6000 x 6000 pixels, 150 dpi

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Marty Jones

“Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive and interpret it. I've worked as a freelance commercial artist for over 40 years; all of my illustrations are realistically-styled. My preferred media is digital painting. I also provide video editing and photo retouching services.”

Jurassic World - Digital manipulation 22 x 33 in.

Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive and interpret it.

"I don't remember a time that I didn't draw. I began drawing "seriously" in High School and intended to become a Technical Illustrator. Lack of planning and foresight led me to a degree in Architecture, instead of an education in Art. Further distractions, such as "lack of work" led me to two construction-related careers. Nonetheless, I've worked as a freelance commercial artist and designer for over 40 years, finding little time for book illustration until 1988, when a ruptured appendix and a brush with death caused me to re-evaluate my goals and priorities. I realized that my future wasn't predictable; it was time to be intentional about my career as an illustrator.

I've worked as a freelance commercial artist & designer for over 40 years. I’ve exhibited my work in several local and national shows; one-man exhibitions, and I have two illustrations in the permanent collection of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas. My preferred media is digital painting. 

As of this writing, I’ve illustrated seven children’s books, two books for adults, created numerous illustrations for a variety of clients, including Scholastic Inc. and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. In 2015, I added digital publishing to my business."

 

Website: mjarts.com

My retail store can be viewed at https://society6.com/mjartscom

Author pages: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B016GG2LPS

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B016GG2LPS

...and the monstrous creatures of whales, Promotional image - Digitally-colored graphite drawing, digital manipulation 36 x 36 in.
Ashes of Hiroshima, Unpublished graphite image - Digital manipulation from a Hiroshima Diary 22 x 22 in.
The Unwritten Adventures of Tegan Jovanka - Digital promotional image 24 x 26 in.
Green Tree Colorado Series - Digitally-colored graphite drawings 18 x 24 in.

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Eriko Kaniwa

"Absurdity is the child of order and chaos. It the evidence that something has been born. The abstract made manifest through me might be small bugs spit out by absurdity. Like bugs, there is a reason for absurdity's existence on this planet."

Nautilus Universe: Meets Branching - Digital media 100 x 100 cm

Eriko Kaniwa is a digital artist at Sensegraphia, Japan. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express the sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature and that we are centrally involved in nature's - even the universe's - dynamics. 

Through digital fine art, Sensegraphia puts forward a philosophy and creative activities that reestablish the essential unity between people and nature, even within the context of today's highly advanced science and technology.

Kaniwa spent two years exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, after a period of TV program production and social venture innovation, which are exemplified in the so-called "eight million of gods" of Shinto. 

She reflected on how the ancient Japanese viewed their natural surroundings and symbolized it as an object of prayer. Traveling to over twenty locations throughout Japan, Eriko captured images of torii gates built in water, sacred wedded rocks, world heritage sites, and other spiritual landscapes. These images are collected, together with text, in her book "JOKEI - Symbols of Nature Worship, Sacred Places of Japan", which has won multiple international awards, as one of the best fine art photo books in the world. In addition to this book, her other works have received multiple international awards, including PX3, ND Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, IPA, Pollux Awards, and more.

Eriko also creates digitally enhanced abstract artwork based on her unique philosophy. Her work has been displayed at galleries in London and New York, as well as at the art fairs and international exhibitions such as Fotofever Paris and Barcelona Foto Biennale. She and her artworks have been featured in magazines such as British GQ online, London Life, Wired and more.

Aesthete: Tiger (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
Aesthete: Zebra (From the series “ANIMALIA”) - Photography and digital media 70 x 62.6 cm
The Scenic Beauty: Sun (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm
The Scenic Beauty: Moon (From the series "Spiritual Landscape of Japan”) - Photography and digital media 150 x 47.5 cm

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Anja Morisse

"Images should be more than an eye-catcher, they should captivate the viewer and make you think. There is an inseparable connection between thinking, feeling and visual perception."

Vergänglichkeit - Digital photograph / HD Metal print 18,5x40 cm or 35 x 75 cm

German Artist, Anja Morisse creates work with digital media that investigates formal and conceptual elements of seeing. Her published book, "Bremen - Living in and with a city", Verlag Hauschild, Bremen presents a collection of her unique artworks.

"I have two passions in photography: realistic photography like reports, portrait, people, documentaries, and industry. In recent years, I have been drawn to fine art photography with my role models being the Expressionists, Surrealists and Mannerists. This form of presentation gives the opportunity, similar to a report, to deal with things and present them in picture form. Images should more than an eye-catcher they should captivate the viewer and make them think. There is an inseparable connection between thinking, feeling and visual perception."

18. Jahrhundert - Digital photograph / HD Metal print 18,5x40 cm or 35 x 75 cm
Naturaless - Digital photograph / HD Metal print 18,5x40 cm or 35 x 75 cm
Botin der Götter - Digital photograph / HD Metal print 18,5x40 cm or 35 x 75 cm
Insulin - Digital photograph / HD Metal print 18,5x40 cm or 35 x 75 cm

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Gus Fine Art

"My name is Gus, I was born in a small village in the north of Spain but now I live in the Balearic Islands. Since I was very young, photography and art have always attracted me, I grew up seeing and reading books and works of great artists; Cartier-Bresson, Adams, magnificent impressionist painters."

World of Puppets - Creative edit 2000 x 2000 mpx

Gus was born in a small village in northern Spain and has been attracted to art and photography from a young age when he began seeing and reading about the work of great artists like Cartier-Bresson, Adams and magnificent impressionist painters, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir.

"I suppose that my lack of skill in painting is what has led me to do my work as I present it today, careful editions of my photographs, where I want the viewer to interact with them. I always start with my own images and usually combine two or three images. The majority include people because I consider the human being to be a fundamental part of the environment in which we live.

My creative editions are the fruit of what goes through my mind, I like to define myself as a "dream hunter", just as with photography time stops, that moment is saved forever, I try to transmit what goes through my mind and capture it, "hunt that dream or illusion" forever. 

It was only in February 2018 where Gus began showing his work, encouraged by friends, he decided to participate in an online gallery. Quickly gaining attention and recognition, he was selected by PHOTOGRAPHIZE gallery as a Featured Artist as well as by Circle Foundation and IBWPA (International Black and White Photographs Association). Gus is published regularly in art magazines including "Shades of Grey" and "EYE Photomagazine."

Today Gus lives in the Balearic Islands, Majorca, Spain and continues to create his beautiful and imaginative mixed digital media artworks.

Ghost - Digital photograph 2000 x 1333 mpx
City Sunset - Digital photograph 1000 x 1000 mpx
Alone in Night - Digital photograph 1000 x 1000 mpx
Spring Rain - Digital photograph 2100 x 1440 mpx
The Hummingbird - Digital media 3000 x 2000 px
Le Carrousel - Digital media 3000 x 2000 px
Afternoon - Digital media 2250 x 3000 px
Future Ornithologist - Digital media 3000 x 2000 px
Spring Afternoon - Digital media 3000 x 2000 px

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Greta Schnall

""Above all, I want to show how the simple, often depressing architecture on photos can be changed, with image editing, in an imaginative and exciting way. So one should come from the functional to the pure fantasy motive, through which one can be inspired variously."

Yellow Apartment Tower - Digital media 3973 x 6316 px

1964 born Simbach/Inn

1984 Fachhochschulreife in Pfarrkirchen

1989 Examen der Krankenpflege in Eggenfelden

1989 Umzug nach Oberbayern/Chiemgau

2009 Beitritt zum Kunst-Verein “Laufener Palette“, Laufen

 

Development

2006 erweiterte autodidaktische Fotografie in Natur-Pflanzen, Makro-Fotografie

2007 Natur-Landschaft

2008 erweiterte digitale Bildbearbeitung

2010 Gebäude/Bauwerke, Abstraktes, Grafiken

2011 Arbeit mit Texturveränderungen

2013 Arbeit mit Montagen

 

Awards

2013 Docma Award, Thema: “Natürlich!? – Schöner als wahr“, 1. Platz Auszubildende

2015 Weissenburger Fototage, Top 50

2015 Fotoforum Award, Top 50

2018 Finalist Certification Spectrum Miami Art Fair Competition

2019 Finalist Certification for participation in Art San Diego Contest 2019, with Artavita

2019 Finalist Certification for participation in Art San DiegoContest2019, with Circle Foundation for the Arts

2019 Awarded with the WAA Women's Art Award, MUSA International Art Space, Venedig
2019 Finalist Certification Spectrum Miami Art Fair Competition with Circle Foundation for the Arts

2019 Finalist Certification for Competing for Exhibition at Art Expo New York April 2020, with Artavita

 

Exhibitions

(ständig) in Geschäften und Arztpraxen im Raum Traunstein

(ständig) in der Simsseeklinik in Bad Endorf

2010 Pfaeffikon, Kanton Zürich, Group Exhibition, Thema: “Natur-Makros“

2010 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Kontraste“

2011 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Linie trifft Fläche“

2012 Obing, Gasthof “Zur Post“, Group Exhibition “Kunsttage beim John“

2012 Tittmoning, Seminarhotel “Inspiration“, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, freies Thema

2013 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition, Jubiläumsausstellung des KV Laufener Palette, freies Thema

2013 Zingst, Umweltfestival, Group Exhibition mit DOCMA

2013 Berlin, FotoliaLAB, Group Exhibition mit DOCMA

2013 Landshut, Foto-Galerie Litvai, Group Exhibition, Titel: “Jahresausstellung N° 1”

2013 Landshut, Foto-Galerie Litvai, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House“

2015 Amerang, Rathaus, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House“

2015 Amerang, Rathaus, Group Exhibition, Jubiläumsausstellung des Arbeitskreises “Kunst im Rathaus”

2016 Solingen, Galerie Gecko Klaus Gehrmann, Group Exhibition, Titel: “Schwarz auf Weiß”

2016 Laufen, Salzachhalle, Group Exhibition mit KV Laufener Palette, Thema: “Fremdes und Vertrautes”

2018 Ebersberg bei München, Rathaus, Solo Exhibition, Titel: “Fantastic House”

2019 May, Venedig, Woman`s Essence Concomitant Event of official Pavilion 58th Biennale di Venezia - Palazzo Ca´Zenobio, with Musa International Art Space, (Group Exhibition)

2019 July-September, Venedig, Anima Mundi Festival 2019 – Consciousness Itsliquid International Art Festival, The ROOM Contemporary Art Space, with Itsliquid Group, (Group Exhibition)

2019 October-November, London, London Contemporary International Art Fair, The Line Contemporary Art Space, with Itsliquid Group, (Group Exhibition)

2019 December, Prague, We Contemporary Art Show 2019, Topic Salon, with Musa International Art Space, (Group Exhibition)

Old House - Digital media 3236 x 4302 px
White City - Digital media 5078 x 4790 px
White Village - Digital media 6179 x 5367 px
Orange Windows - Digital media 6271 x 7159 px

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