Shan Ogdemli

"My work is inspired by light and color, patterns from biology, physics and geometry, by the Earth and Cosmos, by the interconnectedness of all things, by op art, pop art and the miracle of life."

Pink Moon - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 37 x 48 in.

"I have been a working artist my entire life, wearing many hats that include fine artist, licensed artist, illustrator, product designer, graphic designer, creative director and entrepreneur. I've owned and co-owned several successful artistic business endeavors, including my graphic design and illustration studio, Ogdemli Feldman Design + Illustration; my art licensing business, Designs by Shan; and a worldwide licensed brand phenomenon called Pampered Girls. 

After many years working in the commercial art and design fields in Los Angeles, my husband and I have recently relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I have finally been able to make the necessary life changes to be able to focus full-time on my true passion of creating my fine art. 

I work in multiple styles and media that include large-scale paintings in acrylic mixed with diatomaceous earth, as well as in digital media. My acrylic paintings are heavily textured with expressive brush strokes that add movement and energy, with color harmonies meticulously built from several layers of translucent and opaque paint. 

My digital images are what I call "digital drawings" because they all start as pencil drawings on paper, which are then scanned and redrawn by hand in Illustrator, then meticulously colored using Illustrator and Photoshop in much the same way as my layered acrylic paintings. 

My subjects in both media include light and color, patterns from life, science and math, dots, spots, circles, particles, waves, energy, flowing lines, spirals, mandalas and abstract landscapes. 

Inspirations include Op Art of the '60s and 70's, Victor Vasarely, Yaakov Agam, Mark Rothko, Vincent Van Gogh, Emilio Pucci, Alan Turing, biology, geometry, astronomy, physics, quantum physics and metaphysics."

Sea Spots - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Moana Kala Kala - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Rose Nebula - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 54 x 54 in.
Blue Sunflower - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 60 x 60 in.

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Liyuan Liu

Nirvana - Oil on canvas 220 x 88 cm

Liu Liyuan graduated from the Department of Dyeing and Clothing department at Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She loves painting and began to learn it during her childhood. Liyuan has completed research on classical and modern art and has excelled in studying figure painting. Now living in Vancouver, Liyuan has studied under the famous oil painter Xue Yanqun and the Chinese painting and calligraphy master Liang Zhaotang for many years.

Liyuan is also engaged in the application work of art advancement to famous schools in North America, helping students apply for prestigious schools in North America and Europe and has many years of experience with a 100% success! Her students have won many awards in the World Cup Art Drawing Competition and continuously published professional art guidance articles in the media such as Metropolis Daily, Global Chinese News, Afar, and Altitude, as well as accepted personal interviews.

In 2017, Liyuan did personal interviews with the columns of Canadian City TV "Elegance" and "Dating in the City." At the same time, she has been invited to give lectures on the Canadian Chinese Radio "Art Special Interview" and "Live Broadcast of the Guidance Series of Prestigious Art Schools". 

In 2021 and 2022, she participated in the Vancouver artist group exhibition with five works. Liyuan's oil paintings have won awards in Switzerland; her watercolor works have also won awards on online exhibitions in the United States; her works have also been published in the well-known French artist magazine "Circle Quarterly Art Review."

Studio - Oil on canvas 210 x 145 cm
The Mask - Oil on canvas 145 x 127 cm
Butterfly - Oil on canvas 154 x 110 cm
Lay Out - Oil on canvas 156 x 120 cm

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Toti Cuesta

“Art arises from my spiritual need to create, to go beyond the senses. It is an expression of the soul and a magical experience. The use of symbols and color characterize my paintings. Symbols allow me to express and transmit the message of art. The color radiates the light of each human being.”

Release Proserpine - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm

“I am a watercolor artist based in Madrid. I studied Law and Languages, and for many years I worked in the international field, but art has always been my great passion and the engine of my life. I am also trained as an Art Therapist because of the healing power that I feel art has.

Since I was a child, there was a creativity in me that grew more and more. This was understood and valued in my environment as a hobby, but I knew it was much more than that. I began an inner search that allowed me to discover who I was and what I had come here to do. It helped me free myself from everything that others had chosen, thinking that it was what was best for me, but that had nothing to do with my essence.

I define myself as a watercolorist, although I have done numerous works with other techniques such as oil and pastel. Watercolor is the most luminous and transparent technique, the one that can best represent the vibration of other dimensions and capture it in colors that transmit joy and light.”

School of angels - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm
Music - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm
Let´s go back home - Watercolor 56 x 76 cm
Erato absent - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm

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Ashima Kumar

Ashima Kumar is a visual artist working at the cutting edge of Fine Art and Graphic Design. Her style is a unique fusion of doodle art with traditional style and digital media. Ashima juxtaposes graphic simplicity with painterly strokes. Her artworks are symbolic of Beauty, Wonder and Serenity.

Circle of Unity - Mixed media 89 x 58 cm

“Art can penetrate the deepest part of us where no words exist”. 

Ashima Kumar is a visual artist from India living in the UK. After completing her BFA degree in applied arts, Ashima started to work at the cutting edge of Graphic Design and Fine Art. Her style is a unique fusion of doodle art, traditional art, and modern technology. Her creative works are a connection between humanity and the natural environment. Ashima juxtaposes geometric simplicity with painterly strokes, drawing inspiration from traditional folk-art forms and natural patterns. 

Her work is often considered a fine example of what possibilities happen when you pair clean, strong forms with a powerful message. Her effort has been to showcase how, with the use of bold and rule-breaking visual language, visual art can inspire and be a vital element in the growth of businesses and also in nudging public perceptions in desirable ways. She describes her artistic technique as threefold: "dream, doodle, design." She is always seeking to transform the experiential into visible patterns and definite forms. Her creations are spontaneous. She translates her thoughts and narrates the story into patterns and composition using fine line drawings and colours. 

Her passion for creating art and challenging moral themes have enabled her to become a regular contributor to multiple art fairs and exhibitions e.g., Focus Art - Louvre, The Swiss Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Flux Exhibition etc. Her art has been featured in several publications like Aesthetica, Flux Review, Spotlight Magazine, 365 art+ Magazine, The New Art Book 2019, The Home and Gardens, Times of India, India Design World, etc. She is fast gaining a reputation as an international artist. 

Her art has not only been displayed at art exhibitions but has also struck a chord with organizations seeking to build/extend their brand identity.  

Ashima utilises elements from her art practice to impart tools for well-being. An absolute sensory and tactile delight, her therapy.

Nothing is lost yet - Mixed media 28 x 40 cm
Affection - Mixed media 42 x 60 cm
Looking Ahead - Mixed media 28 x 40 cm
Relationship - Mixed media 50 x 70 cm

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Shu Yu

We Are Used To Giving Meaning To Things - Digital media 67 x 36 cm

2017, Awarded in the 2017 American Art Awards, juried by America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums (category 47, digital art – representational).

2018, Won the 1st place in the 28th latest Artavita Online Contest in the category of Digital Art.

2018, Became a 4X winner in the 2018 American Art Awards. Won the 1st place in both “Orientalism or Asian” subject and “digital art – representational” subject; Won the 4th place in futurism; Won the 6th place in surrealism. 

2019,Won the contest Finalist Award exhibited in San Diego of  Unite state.

2019,Artworks were published on spotlight contemporary art magazine in 2019. 

2019Was selected as one of the artist in the information of Contest Finalists, exhibition at spectrum Miami.  

2019,  Was invited to participate in the 12 th Florence Biennale of Italian  in 2019. 

2019 Was selected in the ArtGemini Prize, London& Singapore (London  Global Art Prize). 

2019 ,Was invited to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Culture and Art Exhibition. 

2019 ,In 2019 American Art Awards, won 8 prize  and 1 masterpieces prize by the committee.

2019 , won the 1st prize in the Circle Quarterly art magazine art awards, artworks were published on the circle foundation art magazine for free.

2020 Was selected in the SCA2020  (Society of Canadian) International Open Juried Online Exhibition

Double Trouble - Digital media 124 x 160 cm
Look at Here - Digital media 180 x 166 cm
Temptation of Summer - Digital media 120 x 92 cm
Ah Ah Ah - Digital media 160 x 151 cm

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Dido de Beer – DidoDesign

"Inspired by pop music and movies, it's obvious to me to paint large portraits of pop icons and movie stars in a graphic style. Large canvases, bright colors, and the challenge to just use enough details to recognize the person. Music is like a time machine, memories and music are connected."

George Michael - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

"As a graphic design graduate, my paintings are influenced by it. Music and movies are always an inspiration to me. Since I got a radio at the age of 10, I loved pop music. The human face is very inspiring to me, I always observe faces. That's why I love to paint portraits of pop icons and movie stars. During painting, there is always music in my studio. Music and memories are connected. When I hear a certain song I know where I was, or what I did when I first heard that song. It's like a time machine that takes you back to earlier days. Music can be healing, can comfort you, make you feel better, and make you happy. That's my goal for my paintings as well. By exhibiting in the Netherlands and all over Europe I am encouraged to keep on painting."

Brad Pitt - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
David Bowie - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Michael Jackson - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Elvis - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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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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Katya Dudnik

Katya is like a creator, calling into existence her own world, which consists of fairytale dreams and faith for the good. She makes us recall the children's games and dreams, see our environment in a different way — through the prism of the childish simplicity and naïveté, and thus become better.

Green Avatar - Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm

"There are no "absolutely grown ups" and no “absolutely childish” people. We all come from the world of the fairy tale, where we see the brightest dreams and the air is soaked in them. The most important thing is not to lose this childishness when you grow up and get wiser, have a free spirit, be loving and always ready to meet fairy tales."

Katya Dudnik is a prominent Ukranian artist. Her first teacher was her father, while her mother was her inspiration.

Apart from an outstanding natural talent, Kate has a notable professional background, studied at the State School of Arts T.G.Shevchenko (1997-2000) and the National Art Academy (2001-2007).  She is an honorable Member of the Izmail Art Union and National Youth Assembly of Artists of Ukraine. In 2010 the name of Katya Dudnik was included to the “United Art Rating” (which includes the names of the artists of Russian Empire, USSR, Russian Federation, Ukraine and all the ex-USSR Republics of 18th - 21st centuries, who formed their part of the world’s heritage).

The main characters of her paintings are her two sons, nieces, beloved sister and Katya herself. But each viewer sees himself or someone from his family, friends. Katya Dudnik took part in various exhibitions which helped her become confident, brought her acclaim and incentives for new creative works. She has actively exhibited since 2000, an entire list of her CV is visible on http://katyadudnik.gallery/about/

Napoleon’s Snack - Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
On the Stage - Oil on canvas 35 x 50 cm
Two Halves of One Whole - Oil on canvas 35 x 50 cm
Buddha that brings Harmony to the Universe - Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm

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Josea Bee

Born in: Hong Kong

Lives in: Hong Kong

Media: Illustration

Describe your work in 3 words: Yin Yang symbol

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"In a world of duality, many things are defined and demarcated. However, "existence" and "non-existence" are more a concept than a reality. People tend to perceive "existence” merely through time, space and matter; but when you change your consciousness, your mind can be changed."

What themes does your work involve?
Part of the inspirations of my current artworks comes from an exploration of ancient religious cultures; together with my own unique perceptions and abstract memories of consciousness, soul, etc., and delicate brush strokes, my artworks try to convey philosophical and religious thoughts of life.
Describe your creative process.
Essentially speaking, sensations, feelings, insights, fantasies - all these are private and personal, and art is one way to give one peace of mind and inner tranquility, while philosophy is one way to understand life. Everything is narrated through symbols and combined with relevant experiences and messages, she strives to convey a harmonic integration of philosophy, art, rituals and society.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
If one is aware of the otherness of things and visualize closely, one can easily enter the realm of spiritual vision and transfer. Even situations, things and sensations encountered and experienced in daily life can penetrate into the subconscious unconsciously. Yet in dreams, they turn into something like sailboats and guide you through the sea. Being taught, informed and experienced, I am like a recorder on a voyage.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Nowadays, humans cannot live without communication channels like verbal and body languages and other sign systems. People need to understand and transmit information through them. Any symbols, signs, verbal and body languages, etc., that run through and ripple across people's hearts also can be regarded as “good art”.
What is the role of the artist today?
Our society is overwhelmed with materialism nowadays and the blindfolded focus only on the immediate illusion. But reality is actually far beyond the things in front of us. We are just living in an illusion that is falsely treated as the only reality. Artists are one of those roles who can awake people's souls and guide them into another reality.


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