Kaytee Esser

"My paintings are a reflection of the Yucatan. My intention is to bring forward our connection to the universe using inspiration from the everyday people, to the history, culture, and mythology of the Maya."

La Familia - Oil 8 x 16 in.

"My work captures the rich character and personality of life. I can best describe my style as light, bright, and full of movement. I look for the story and individual personality that makes my paintings unique. I paint mainly with acrylic or oil or both on canvas. Painting is my passion and my challenge, which I strive to communicate to the observer."

Kaytee Esser was raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, near Chadds Ford. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Kutztown University, PA. She is an accomplished Archeological Illustrator with credentials from University of Pennsylvania Museum, Temple University, the State of Delaware and the National Park Service in Utah. She has taught in public schools and colleges in and around North and South Carolina, the Hilton Head Art Academy, Bluffton Art Association in SC, the Island Artist Association of Fernandina Beach, FL and the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Esser has also provided private workshops in Animal Portraiture, People Portraiture, Acrylic, Oil Painting, Pastel, Watercolor, and Drawing.

Mayan Jaguar - Acrylic 12 x 24 in.
God of Maize - Acrylic 20 x 28 in.
Abuela - Oil 11 x 14 in.
Itzimna - Acrylic 18 x 24 in.

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vanThor

“Meine Kunst hat ein nahezu unendliches Repertoire an Ausdrucksweisen und Darstellungsformen. Am Anfang eines jeden Bildes stehe ich immer vor einer großen Herausforderung. In meinen Bildern spiegelt sich im wesentlichen die Ausdrucksform meiner Gefühle und Gedanken wieder, welche mich bewegen.”

“My art has an almost infinite repertoire of expressions and forms of representation. At the beginning of each picture I always face a big challenge. My pictures essentially reflect the form of expression of my feelings and thoughts, which move me.”

Trieste - Photo Art

Austrian artist, based in Vienna, vanThor was born in Graz in 1966 and has been a freelance artist since 1994. Mari is a Communications and Media Specialist and has studied in Austria and abroad. She is the founder of AlpenAdriaArt and has actively exhibited internationally since 1994 including in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and France.

Lovedance - Mixed media on linen 90 x 70 cm
Red Butterfly - Mixed media on linen 70 x 90 cm
Eruption - Mixed media on linen 90 x 70 cm
Formation - Mixed media on linen 80 x 80 cm

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Ricardo do Rosario

Born in Florianópolis, Brazil, Ricardo do Rosario grew up drawing objects that he found around. He loves oil painting using the alla prima style. His work ranges from abstract painting to digital art and from impressionism to contemporary. His inspirations are Manet, Monet, Richard Schmid, and graffiti artists as well.

Transformation, a journey to liberty - Oil on canvas 67 x 70 cm

Ricardo do Rosário used to draw collages and cartoons at school, admired by his mates. With difficulties to access a paid university, he decided to take a Bacharelate in Computer Science. From then until early 2020, he spent all his efforts in that area but was always thinking about art, drawing and painting. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ricardo took an oil painting course at Panorama Escola de Artes and has since not stopped painting.

 

Select Exhibitions

- Virtual Exhibition of 2020 at Escola de Artes Panorama (December/2020);

- Virtual Exhibition Feminine Empowerment at Up Time Art Gallery (March/2021);

- Exhibition Woman and Art at Art Lab Gallery in São Paulo (March/2021);

- International Exhibition Between Wolf and Dog at UDESC (March/2021).

- International Exhibition While We Wait - Rooted (USA) at Vacant Museum (April/2021).

- Exhibition 5 Years of Art Lab Gallery at Art Lab Gallery (June/2021).

- Exhibition Coziness at Orta Galeria (July/2021).

- Exhibition in Virtual Reality ArtBitBC at Galeria M.I.U (December/2021).

- Exhibition Winart at Galeria M.I.U. (March/2022)

 

Gallery Represetations

- Galeria M.I.U. - Balneário Camboriú/Brazil

- Orta Galeria - Pelotas/Brazil

 

Publications

- New Collection Coziness - Book (July/2021)

 

Memberships

- Arts Club at Galeria M.I.U. (April, 2021)

Choices - Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm
The Home - Oil on wood 30 x 40 cm
Always on my mind - Oil on canvas 28 x 18 cm
Walk with the dog - Oil on canvas 18 x 13 cm

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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.
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.
Ashes of Hiroshima, Unpublished graphite image - Digital manipulation from a Hiroshima Diary 22 x 22 in.

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Antonieta Martinho

“My painting speaks of the language of the time in which we live, in search of a new expression adapted to the rhythm, freedom, and context of current life. I have always been interested in abstract works. In my search came the choice of a new support material, using new painting techniques.”

STILLNESS, 2020 – Installation, mixed media on copolyester, twelve canvases, White Land – 200 x 120 cm each and Serpentine, floor piece (overall dimensions – 250 x 250 x 440 cm)

Solo Shows

2020 – “BEYOND THE PLASTIC” – Casino Lisbon

2020 – “THE LINE WALK” – Municipal Library of Setúbal

2019 – “CHANGING TRANSPARENCY” – DGAJ, Lisbon

2019 – “STILLNESS…”, Gallery of Modern Art, S.N.B.A., Lisbon

2018 – “recoding-recodificar”, FMP, Oeiras

2017- “CHANGING DIALOG” – Lisbon Municipal Chamber

2016 – “deconstruction” Gallery of Modern Art, S.N.B.A., Lisbon

 

"Since 2006, I have regularly participated in several collectives, biennials and competitions (selection). My work has a reflective component about the world. I am disturbed by the impact of the images that invade our daily lives and which we cannot remain indifferent to, and my works represent what I feel. 

In the atelier, my work practice conveys joy, exploring the relationships of colors, infinite varieties of contrast, vibrant interaction as well as the search for balance and serenity in soft colors, an expression of the resignation of this period in which humanity lives. I can start a painting with an idea of colors and composition, but the painting process turns out to be an experimental conversation. Each successive layer of paint is a reaction to the previous layer, a dialogue between the self and the painting. For me, painting becomes as necessary as food, it is a constant call to face the present and follow the flow. The movement of the brush, the application of the paint, are partly conditioned by feelings, experiences and thoughts. I paint because I feel a deep desire to give expression to things for which I cannot find words. 

My conceptual approach has always been linked to the landscape, the little we see and how we see it. I am interested in showing the landscape as an (abstract) part of the image of a whole (figurative). The attendance of several art schools allowed me to develop technical content and theoretical approaches, in order to affirm the choice of a multidisciplinary vision in my artistic creation."

SIGHTINGS #6, 2017 - Mixed media
INTERACTION #7, 2021 - Mixed media on copolyester 30 x 30 cm
FLASH, 2018 - Photograph, PVC printing 85 x 70 cm
RITUAL #II, 2016 - Oil on linen 100 x 150 cm

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Marcelle Mansour

"Through my art, I explore the world of wisdom and optimism, its beautiful creation, its portrayal, and depiction. To me, that is the role of art at this strange time, to make us think and hope, to feel and wonder, to smile with no fear, to imagine and dream, to endure and heal, to explore the invisible."

Exploring the Joy of Conscience, 2010 - Digital Painting 60 x 80 cm

Marcelle Mansour is a Sydney-based, Australian multidisciplinary visual artist. Primarily painter, digital artist, photographer, light artist, poet, intellectual, published author, bilingual writer/journalist and Ambassador for Peace. She received two Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) and Studio Arts (MSA), from the University of Sydney, and previously a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature. Mansour began drawing from early childhood and was numerously awarded top art prizes by the Department of Education. She held numerous national and international solo and group art exhibitions with acclaimed artists in prestigious venues in Sydney, New York, Paris (Louvre), Venice and London. Marcelle’s paintings of prominent Australians were published in her “Shifting Waves” book. She participated in UNESCO International Year of Light in Australia and the 21st Biennale of Sydney. In 2017. Marcelle was honored to be awarded the Order of Australian Medal (OAM) with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II and won two Honorable Mention Art Awards in 2021.

"Inspired by Greek philosophy as a vehicle for wisdom, my artwork highlights the theme of resilience based on the concept of lucid dreaming, human consciousness and optimism with a purpose to find hope in transition while facing challenges today. My figurative paintings highlight the beautiful visual qualities of the human mind, soul and form, and opens the door to perceptual communication to see the inward significance of my art. My style balances traditional insight with contemporary realistic formulation. My artistic inspiration comes from Greek philosophy, Christology, humanity, history, literature, and social issues. Inspired by the power of mind and beauty that characterizes women throughout history, my work reflects my soul and experiences as a universal woman and the connection to my roots. It is a call out to inspire distal thinking, joy, and gratitude towards advancing humanity."

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Master of Studio Arts (MSA) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Associate Diploma of Travel & Tourism UTS University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) English Language & English Literature, Cairo, Egypt

Resilience Reflection Lucid Dreamer, 2020 - Digital Painting 70 x 50 cm
Exploring the World of Optimism, 2019 - Digital Painting 77 x 52 cm
Energetic Resilience in Transition, 2020 - Digital Painting 70 x 50 cm
Contemplating the World, 2019 - Digital Painting 77 x 52 cm

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M T Molner

"Painting is giving me a sense of freedom, the light and the colour enchant my senses and with the palette knife, I manage to recreate a three-dimensional effect of the light playing on surfaces. Nature inspires me to try to recreate the natural movement of the wind."

Blazing Sun - Oil on canvas 64 x 59 cm

"I enjoyed drawing from an early age. I was the youngest person to enter the Academy of Fine Art in my home city of Barcelona in its history and obtained my degree there.

My first works were of academic character; figures, still lives, abstracts and portraits. As the years went by, I took on a more personal style mostly using a pallet knife, especially in landscapes, and I found my artistic fluency inspired by the Mediterranean light.

This method with palette knives, using oils and acrylics, tends to give the paintings a third dimension with the generously applied pigments creating a relief that plays with the light and the colours. Nature is copied and transported to the canvasses. I can also work in large dimensions, for example creating murals and I accept commissions for such work."

M T Molner is a an artist and restorer born in Barcelona and currently living between the UK and Spain.

English Summer Garden - Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Sailing into the storm - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
Save the planet from fire - Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Cherry Blossom Time - Acrylic on canvas 58 x 68 cm

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"I enjoy experimenting, but I can enjoy learning other artist's styles in a workshop. After I create, I hope to share my art with titles that indicate love of my faith, love of nature, floral arrangements, and especially love of sharing other people's stories."

Game of Throws - Mixed media 23 x 35 in.

Susan Ashley was born in Dayton, Ohio and soon moved to Northern California with her family, growing up in Burlingame, California. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley with a group major of Social Welfare that included economics, anthropology, and cultural anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and a simple class of physics without math.

"As I was graduated, I married my husband, Andre who studied Physics at UC Berkeley. I did have some interior design successful jobs. Later I was publicly showing my art at the California Watercolor Society. I won an award for a scholarship to San Francisco Academy of Art in which I studied anatomy. I have been grateful for awards."

Yosemite Waterfall - Watercolor and acrylic 24 x 18 in.
Gratitude - Mixed media 27 x 21 in.
Nana Na Moe - Mixed media 30 x 24 in.
Mauai Ambiance - Watercolor and acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in.

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Paul Foropoulos

"My Art is inspired by everyday images which are composed from life. It is also inspired by the beauty and wisdom of color and meaning that our Creator has offered to us through His Amazing Creation. It is very important to express and share these meaningful thoughts through color and Shape. A tiny • to our culture."

Night Fever - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.

Paul Foropoulos was born on the Island of Samos in Greece. At a young age, he left seeking to broaden his horizons and career through education and travel. He spent considerable time in Greece, Lebanon, Italy, France, Austria, and the United States studying and building his international reputation. He currently resides in Clearwater Florida most of the year but spends his summers in Karlovassi on Samos island in Greece.

Paul has a PhD in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts & Graphics. He has spent 40 years as an Active Fine Artist and Art Instructor, owning his own Art School and Gallery, and continues to add to his own educational training.

His paintings have been displayed in many galleries throughout his career: Lefakis Gallerie - Zygos Gallerie - Pazopoulos Gallerie - Art Gallery Athanasiadis - Δelta art gallery - Ziegenfuss Fine Arts Gallery - Wyland Galleries - Collection Prive' - The Aspen Gallery – Piper Gallery & Permanent display of his paintings in Foropoulos Studios of Fine Arts.

Outstanding exhibitions over the years have included:

• The American University in Beirut Lebanon where he was honored by the presence of the Prime Minister the night of the Grand Opening which was covered on television.

• Center of the Arts, in Athens Greece, a 53-day solo exhibition by the City of Athens, also including television coverage.

• Carnegie Conference Hall Rockefeller Center New York, where attendance numbered 2600 plus at the Grand Opening. Guests included dignitaries, celebrities, representatives from different educational & cultural institutions and representatives of the City of New York & the United Nations. This event was covered in local media.

• Paul was appointed to create a painting titled "Olymbiaki Ekehiria" for the "Olympics in Greece 2004", the title of the painting was also the name of the entire exhibition.

There have been numerous other art exhibitions such as international art fairs and art events.

Energy - Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.
The Piano - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in.
Heart - Life - Mixed media 32 x 38 in.
Women on the Go - Mixed media 36 x 36 in.

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Elin

"I am self-taught. Over the years, I have received instruction from renowned artists. I have been painting mostly figuratively and also in a surreal style. I have made a series of works by recycling old croquis drawings, which I reproduce in new expressions. I have a curious and impulsive approach to painting."

Nowhere - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm

Elin Steffensen is a Danish artist based in Karrebæksminde. Her versatile body of work includes a variety of subjects. Visit the artist's website to see more work.

Flow - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Floating boundaries - Acrylic on canvas 46 x 38 cm
Softness - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Frida - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm

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