ERPE (Renate Polzer)

"The "Behind the Mirrors" Series is based on the 2nd film "Alice in Wonderland." Therefore the eye-catching design of all paintings contains the chessboard and a cd as a symbol for the film as well as different painted mirrors."

Alice Behind The Mirrors: Twins - Acrylic/canvas 100 x 80 cm

Ideas and visions constitute the basis for Polzer’s abstract two and three-dimensional artworks. Building her abstracted oil panels, the artist creates intricate textures by building with many layers of color beneath the final surface. Optical and haptic impressions are connected with transformations of previous paintings onto the new surface. These quotations, these references allude back to the artist’s past and produce consistent cycles that lead to an interesting future. For Polzer, it is very important to follow her own path and at times branch out to discover new elements in her work. Her Terrain Series blend historical letters and images from diverse cultural areas around the world, to result into her intricate collage paintings. Erpe is working with paper, finishing the artwork with collage and painting. The Part of Europe Series displayed here symbolizes the neighboring colors of Austria, by taking each countries flag colors and making a statement about Europe.

Born 1947 in Bruck a.d. Mur, Styria, Renate Polzer worked for 20 years as a freelance artist and cultural event organizer in Southern Styria, Austria. She studied  History of Arts at  Karl-Franzens University in Graz and her diploma thesis “Horst Reichle, Maler und Graphike” has been published by Biberacher Verlagsdruckerei, ISBN 392448998X. Erpe has studied Painting and Etching at International Summer Academy of Arts in Salzburg with Gunter Damisch, and at the European Academy of Fine Arts in Trier with M. E. Prigge. In 2005, upon moving to Vienna, she opened her Studio Erpe.  The artist has been invited to exhibitions in museums, galleries and cultural centers in Austria, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Cuba and the Seychelles. Polzer has received notable awards including the Award for Graphic Art in Bruck a.d.Mur with catalog (preface Dr. Walter Koschatzky, former director of the Museum ALBERTINA  in Vienna).

Alice Behind The Mirrors: White Queen - Acrylic/canvas 100 x 800 cm
Alice Behind The Mirrors: Time - Acrylic/canvas 100 x 800 cm
Alice Behind The Mirrors: Hatter - Acrylic/canvas 100 x 800 cm
Alice Behind The Mirrors: Alice - Acrylic/canvas 100 x 800 cm
Part of Europe Series - Mixed media

Part of Europe Series - Mixed media
Part of Europe Series - Mixed media
Part of Europe Series - Mixed media

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J.F. Ellman

"Paintings from my Youth, the San Francisco Bay, landscapes from Marin. People from Snapshot Photos, from living in The City, after College."

"Sunbathing" 24"x 15" Acrylic Painting

"Painting most of my life, enjoy sharing the beauty of the Bay Area. A successful auction of Swim Team Posters, in 1969, The Art Club in High School, and my Split major between Art and Physics in Linfield College, OR. Transferred to KCAI in 1973, where I enjoyed working in the Studio situation, Painting for days on end! Most of my work I sent back to the Midwest for the Alumni Auctions in the Summer. Currently working Smaller and in my Home, a more intricate and smoother style."

J.F. Ellman is an American painter living in San Francisco, California. His work covers a diverse body of themes.

"D"Divisadero St. Senior Citizen" 8.5 x11 small wooden frame, Pentel Pen
"Resentment" or the "Yellow Hat" 23' x23" Acrylic Painting
Pencil Sketch of "Resentment" 11" x14" Prep work for Painting
"Grandma's Chair" 8.5" x 11" Wooden frame Pencil with colored ink.
Moonlight over Angel Island - Acrylic, with modeling paste, and silver water color 34 x 46 in.
Resentment Drawing - pencil on paper, thin black frame
The Yellow Hat - Oil over acrylic ground, stripped in two wood panels 21x 19 in.
Moonlight over Angel Island - Acrylic, with modeling paste, and silver water color 34 x 46 in.
Blue Daiseys - Oil in large frame 15 x 18 in.

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Guido Corazziari

"With bold colors, strident collage of the sacred and profane, my pictures are made to create pure joy for the eyes. I choose, arrange, add and stratify everything (I grab them from the Net) with the objective of making us think while having fun."

Banana Moon, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm

Guido Corazziari was born in 1952 in Bari, Italy. The 70's were spent in Florence, where he worked as a scenic photographer for ART/TAPES, an international art-video production center, where he interacted with the world's most innovative artists of the time.  In 1980 he graduated with a degree in Architecture and then in 1981 became a tenured professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bari. In 1983 he won an EEC scholarship to the "Domus Academy" in Milano, where he earned a Master's degree in Design. Then in 1984 he won first prize for Italy in the Lino & Moda contest and was invited to exhibit his works in Montecarlo. In 1987, thanks to another scholarship, Corazziari traveled to Paris, to attend the "Université de Marly Le Roi" where he obtained a diploma in Serigraphy. Now he’s working as an architect and multimedia artist and is exhibiting his works in many galleries and museums, in Italy and abroad.

Censored Two, 2016 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Joking Piet, 2012 - Acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 cm
XXX Rated, 2017 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Like! 2012 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm

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Anthony M. Grimaldi

"As an artist, I am inspired to create not a replication of what I see, but what I would like to see and wish to see. I try to impart a unique characterization to each and every object, place, and person that I interpret artistically. My work is beyond a recognition of subjects, but an appreciation of them."

Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing - Pencil 11 x 17 in.

"I am a resident of New York City, a metropolis of successful and starving artists of every stripe and persuasion. I am content to be either, but never to be neither. My technique of combining and blending illustration with digital art allows virtually no limits for what my imagination is inspired to create, enabling me to design with unlimited creativity and visual imagination. With my technique, I offer greater flexibility, variety, and choices that assure maximum artistic achievement and impact in every design for every client.

I possess a ubiquitous online presence as a legitimate freelance artist, am a member of major social media and portfolio sites, and I am willing to utilize those resources to market, promote, and advertise all projects I may be directly involved with.

I am technologically equipped to submit finished projects online through email, Dropbox, Hightail, OneDrive, Send Anywhere, and WeTransfer, easily allowing me to work remotely."

Overcome - Charcoal & Chalk 12 x 18 in.
She - Charcoal & Chalk 12 x 18 in.
The Who - Digital media 8.5 x 11 in.
Tale From A Foxhound Beagle Named Bailey: Are We Going To The Lake? - Colored Pencil & Digital media 8.5 x 11 in.

Anthony M. Grimaldi attended the Web Design & Interactive Media of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online and holds MS Office Specialist Certification / MS Excel Specialist Certification from The Institute for New Age Training and AS - Visual Communications & Graphic Design/Illustration by Katherine Gibbs.


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Flaten

Cecilia Flaten's works are inspired by Scandinavian Mythology, the Midnight Sun, the Northern Dawns, the lands of Arctic and Patagonia.The magic and the strength of her Norwegian roots are always present in her spirit and in her mind, obtaining the name of "The Painter of the Magic Lights.”

THE POWER OF LIGHT-Oil on canvas and Lapis lazuli pigment 70 x 100 cm

Cecilia was born in La Reina (Santiago, Chile) in 1950, a key day that marks the beginning of transcendental changes in her country. In the same way her passage though the world has been subject to changes and diverse variants of cyclical nature, all of them linked to the most sublime manifestation of her spirit: Art.

At the age of two, she begins to recreate in her own flesh the history of her mother, who was a prima donna in the National Ballet of Santiago. From age four to 27, dance comes at the epicenter of her focus while simultaneously she maintains sporadic romances with painting, theater, and literature. Flaten’s spirit persists in the search for a more tangible art and retakes her flirt with painting, which is today her main passion. At the beginning of this engagement, things happened in a rather playful and innocent way, all which is completely demonstrated in her naïf works, in which she experiments with techniques and colors that allude directly to her Scandinavian ancestors. Entering into a more mature stage, she works with oil, examples that provides her the stability and the so much yearned pattern of expression, which allows her to become able to represent properly the legends, the myths and the dreams that nest in her mind and her blood. In the last 15 years, Flaten works also with lapis lazuli pigment, the blue stone of Chile.

AURORA BOREALIS IN ALESUND - Oil on canvas and Lapis lazuli pigment 80 x 80 cm
THE WAY TO THE VALHALLA - Oil on canvas and Lapis lazuli pigment 90 x 120 cm
PATAGONIA BOREAL I - Oil on canvas and Lapis lazuli pigment 80 x 80 cm
A NEW APOCALYPSE - Oil on canvas and Lapis lazuli pigment 50 x 70 cm

Flaten holds a Bachelor’s and Teaching Degree in Dance from the University of Chile. Her paintings have received notable awards including the 2006 Medal and Certificate of Excellence Palm Award by Art Domain Gallery in Leipzig, Germany, a 2008 Award of Excellence by Artoteque, London, a 2009 Medal and "Mención Honrosa" Award by Salón de Invierno in Barcelona, a 2010 Palm Art Award of Excellence, Leipzig, Germany, a 2012 Vincent Van Gogh international Art Prize and 2015 Sandro Botticelli Prize.


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Michal Ashkenasi

"I believe art to be a tool that draws people together and through colors and compositions brings joy and hope for a better world. This is one of my aims in my paintings! My work is inspired by my imagination and nature."

After The Rain - Digital media

Born in the Netherlands in 1935, Michal Ashkenasi lives in Kevar Saba, Israel. Coming to art later in life, Ashkenasi studied Fine Art at Haifa University for 3 years and took Master Art classes for 7 years. She has had more than 30 solo shows with her paintings and seven solo show dedicated to her photography. Ashkenasi has received seven notable international awards,  in addition to receiving the title of Hon. Professor Associated Academician at the Academia del Arte Grechi-Marino, Italy. Ashkenasi considers her style minimalistic and lyrical and her beautiful abstract canvases are worth collecting.

The Fir Cone - Digital media
Blue Autumn 2 - Digital media and 3D elements
Day and Night - Digital media
Abstract Orange - Digital media
Blue of the Blue, Acrylic and sculpting paste 80 x 60 cm
Damocles Sword 2, Acrylic and marker 80 x 60 cm
Sails 3, Acrylic 50 x70 cm
Floating Dreams, Acrylic 70 x 100 cm
Gols Fishes, Acrylic 90 x 90 cm

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Melissa Milton

Melissa Milton layers transparent colors to suggest hues and shapes. She paints using conductive paintbrushes and styluses on an electronic touchscreen because she is disabled and paints lying down. It’s pragmatic: There is no way to spill the paint. She then creates Limited Edition gicleé canvases.

Paper Blooms - Digital media 30 x 40 in. (76 x 101 cm)

A former attorney, Melissa Milton began creating art late in life after becoming disabled by a neurological disorder, Dysautonomia.  She mostly paints while lying down due to physical limits with standing up and sitting up. Although she is limited in her movements on land, Melissa moves about quite well in the low gravity environment of water.  She, therefore, spends a lot of time in the water. The daily hours spent moving about freely in water play a large role in influencing her art.

Water is her freedom. The figures or objects in her artwork often glide about effortlessly with water’s weightlessness and fluidity. The paint layers are themselves often translucent like water. 

"I create art mainly because I enjoy doing so. I also enjoy listening to other people’s reactions to and interpretations of what I create. My third pleasure from creating art has come from various people expressing to me that is has made them feel hopeful."

Melissa has been pleasantly surprised to learn that creating her art has served as an inspiration to some people because it makes them feel that they may likewise transform their own life challenges into something positive.

Marbles & Petals - Digital media 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm)
Splash! - Digital media 40 x 30 in. (101 x 76 cm)
Tree Parfait - Digital media 40 x 30 in. (101 x 76 cm)
Carnation Party - Digital media 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm)

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Donna L. Byers

"I've always wanted to create. As a willing slave to the senses, I am inspired by what I see, hear and touch. Intricate details fascinate me and I am truly in love with color. I believe that art can comfort the heart, soothe the soul and heal even the greatest wounds. 'Home is where the art is'."

Red In The Face - Oil and acrylic on canvas 20 x 40 in.

Donna L. Byers, owner of The Bigger Picture Studio & Galleria and a member of The Federation Of Canadian Artists, is a self-taught artist, living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Living in Osoyoos, the breathtaking mountain and desert views, the abundant wildlife and the warm weather are a great source of inspiration for her. Having spent her childhood in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, Donna was captivated by the beauty of nature all around her and began painting at a very young age. Donna spent 35 years raising a family, building several businesses and tending to the many needs of others before finally returning to her easel in 2015.

Donna's work is detail-oriented, strongly influenced by her fascination with the fine details of things, like the subtle color changes in a rock formation or the intricate veining in a simple leaf. Donna also loves the beautiful designs and patterns found in European architecture and ancient ruins. Her favorite artists are Monet, Da Vinci, and Dali. Although Donna's subject matter varies greatly, her use of vivid colors and her linear style have resulted in the creation of several award-winning works of art. Donna's work has been featured through Artist Portfolio Magazine, Light Space & Time Gallery, Artsy, Colors of Humanity Gallery, Fusion Art, The Healing Power of Art & Artists and The International Gallery Of The Arts among others.

Donna is still working several days per week but spends her off time painting. While partial to oil paints, Donna occasionally works with acrylics or watercolors and loves to experiment with new methods and mediums to challenge her abilities and refine her skills.

Greatly influenced by the five senses, Donna's art tends to focus on the things that bring joy to the heart, fond memories to the mind and comfort to the soul. Interesting subject matter, linear style and the use of brilliant colors make her 'romantic-at-heart' nature shine through.

Little Trumpet - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Flying Colours - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Nebbie - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in.
Air Force - Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in.

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Pertti Matikainen

“My style is variable, but it is often strong and expressive with high feelings, emotions and is somehow spiritual. There are no exact borders in my art. My art is representative or pure abstract, which is typically not dependent upon time or place. I don't normally paint human-made things.”

Abstractly, 2018 - Marker 59 x 42 cm

Pertti Matikainen was born 1967 in Kerimäki and lives in Helsinki, Finland. A self-taught artist and painter, Matikainen has studied Bookkeeping and Automatic Data Processing and is employed as a Bookkeeper. With AFIAP, ECDL (European Computer Driving License), as an artist, Matikainen is a member of FIAP, GPU, Helsinki Camera Club, Itä-Helsinki's Taideseura (East Helsinki Art Club) and recently received a Certificate of Excellence for Artavita’s 2017 Contest. Matikainen is an author of the “Art Book? - A Book after Making Art” available through Amazon Kindle Shop. From 2003 to 2008 Pertti exhibited in numerous personal shows in Finland and group shows including at Colorida Gallery, Portugal in 2013, the East Helsinki Art Club in 2015, a 2016 exhibition at Stoa Gallery, Helsinki, Finland and the 2017 East Helsinki Art Club Finnish Mindscape in Villa Tomtebo, Helsinki, Finland.

Weird Things, 2018 - Marker 29,5 x 21 cm
Finale Nocturnal, 2016 - Acrylic, 50 x 61 cm
The Door, 2018 - Marker 29,7 x 21 cm
Riding on Father Earth, 2017 - Acrylic 46 x 54 cm

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Wei Yan

“My art is influenced by Chinese masters Chang Ta Chien and Zao Wou Ki. I am very fascinated by unexpected effect and forms created by splashing ink and watercolor. The patterns of colors and the layers of ink reflect the magnificent drive natures give me.”

Vast - Mixed media 61 x 152 cm

Born in Beijing, China in the late 60’s and living in Canada, Wei Yan graduated from Beijing Normal University Fine Art Department with BA degree in 1991. Wei’s art has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Canada, USA, Europe, and China. His artworks have been purchased and collected by individuals and entrepreneurs in North America, China, Europe and Australia. Wei Yan’s art studio established in 1995, works represented by many professional art galleries.

Over the Meadows - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Sun Washed - Mixed media 122 x 122 cm
A Drop of Ocean - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Hidden Wonders - Mixed media 61 x 61 cm
The Splash of Wonder - Mixed media 36 x 46 cm
The Mountain Stream - Mixed media 122 x 152 cm
Tranquility - Pastel 56 x 72 cm
Spirituality - Mixed media 72 x 105 cm
A Puppy - Pastel 40 x 50 cm

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