Weronika Raczynska

Slushy Fields - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm

 Weronika Raczynska was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. Between 1997-2002, she studied painting at the European Academy of Arts (EAS) in Warsaw, Poland. In 2002, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting (Honors). From 2008-2010, Raczynska studied Painting at The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Cracow, Poland. In 2010 completed post-graduate studies in painting. 

Weronika Raczynska has had 17 solo exhibitions and participated in over 120 group shows in Warsaw, Poland; Cracow, Poland, as well as in Basel, Switzerland; Kishinev, Moldavia; London, United Kingdom; New York, United States of America; Paris, France; Rome, Italy and Milan, Italy among others.

  In 2022, the artist received a scholarship from the Creation Support Fund of the ZAIKS Association of Authors. In 2022 she was awarded The Faces of Peace Art Prize by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, as well as an Artistic Excellence certificate from Circle Foundation for the Arts.

Paintings by Weronika Raczynska can be found in private collections in Poland and other countries of Europe, and also in New Zealand, the Philippines and the United States of America, as well as in public collections of the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GSW) in Wloclawek, Poland and the Office of Artistic Exhibitions (BWA) in Kielce, Poland.

Raczynska lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Girl With Iphone - Oil & acrylic on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm
Middle-Class Women - Oil on cotton canvas 60 x 80 cm
Overdose - Oil on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm
Orders - Oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm

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Lena K Risling

"My mission is inspiring people to make sustainable choices, and my passion is taking care of what we already got. Making luxury items with care for our health and planet. I reuse old jewelry parts by giving them a new life and meaning. Keywords: reuse, reduce, recycle and redesign."

The Fruit Tree - Bracelet of crocheted silver wire and old jewellery parts

"Due to burnout, I was on sick leave for several years and lost my job in the IT industry. My brain didn't work, but my heart and hands did. Since then, I have taken courses in design, silversmithing, silver clay, gem cutting, gemology etc. I have had several exhibitions in Sweden and Finland."

From Far Away - Bridal crown of crocheted silver wire, embroidered with serpentine
Percy Peacock - Collar of crocheted silver wire embroidered with precious stones etc,
Male Lion - Collar of crocheted 14K gold filled wire, embroidered with precious stones
The Rose Garden - Collar of crocheted silver wire, embroidered with old jewellery parts, rose opal and buttons

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Birgit Reinemund

"Dream with me the dream of a colourful and peaceful future! My colorful, energetic art raises awareness of beauty and at the same time the fragility of our world in the sense of the environment, society and the coexistence of cultures. It encourages to take on new perspectives."

Comfort - Mixed media on cardboard 55 x 42 cm

Birgit Reinemund is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Mannheim, Germany. The desire to devote herself entirely to painting matured when she became more aware of being able to touch people more intensely with her art than with anything she had done before in her changing life as an entrepreneur and politician. Since 2018,  Birgit has been focusing on her art full-time. In 2021, she founded a German/Austrian artists' collective, and has been translating her visual works into music by a New York pianist.

Birgit's artwork has been shown in Zurich, Amsterdam, Milan, Madrid, Marbella, Palma de Mallorca, Miami, and in several local exhibitions. In 2022 she started to offer her art as NFTs and to engage in the new exciting world of the Metaverse. Her abstract colourful and energetic acrylic and mixed media paintings are inspired by nature and her social engagement, which reflects in her slogan: "Dream with me the dream of a colourful and peaceful future!"

Explosive - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Stormy sea - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Tiger - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Mother Nature is breathing - still - Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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Jodi Hills

“Cezanne wrote to his brother about the Pont des Trois Sautets: "There, there is more freshness..." I crossed this bridge to begin my new life in France. People often ask me, weren't you afraid to move there? The decision was not a ledge, I say, but a bridge. I am an American artist in France.”

Brittany, France - Acrylic on handmade paper 8 x 10 in.

"I am an American artist living, loving and creating in the south of France. I started painting when I was five years old. No matter what I was feeling, I would go into my room and put it down on paper. Saving me from the darkest times and rejoicing with me in the brightest. So, I guess it's not just what I do. It's who I am! C'est moi! 

I won't clutter you with all the usual subjects. There was school, and more school, and moving, and Minneapolis, and Chicago, and New York, and selling, and working, and living as an artist (read my daily blog to catch up on all the details).

Just after a gallery show in Chicago, I accidentally fell in love with a French man. Then I got married on purpose and moved to the south of France. I have become a we and the story continues. My story unfolds color by color. Stroke by stroke. Each painting a glimpse of my life and the beautiful lives around me. I paint every day — Joie de vivre!”

Cross over (Pont des trois sautets) - Oil on panel 16 x 14 in.
The North End - Oil on panel 17 x 14 in.
Rock Solid - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.
The Eiffel Tower doesn’t need me - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Betty Cox

"My art has often been described as recognizable, macabre, Venetian, Mardi Gras, and with a story."

Allies Feast - Sculpture beaded alligator skull 18 x 9 x 8 in.

Education 

Bachelor of Music Performance, Bowling Green State University 

Associate Degree in Nursing , Mercy College of Detroit 

Masters of Science in Nursing/Maternal Child/Midwifery at University of Illinois at Chicago 

My Life As The Midwife - Mixed Media/ Bead Embroidery 24 x 12 x 4 in.
A Cellists Dream World - Mixed Media/ Bead Embroidery 33 x 12 x 4 in.
Matriarch Of The Jungle, The Elephant - Mixed Media/Bead Embroidery 24 x 10 x 4 in.
Metamorphosis in Flight - Bead Embroidery/mixed Media 12 x 8 x 4 in.

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Jennifer Hannigan-Green

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller

Colorful Dreams - Acrylic 48 x 24 in.

Midwest native, Jennifer Hannigan-Green is a figurative abstract painter. Originally a landscape painter illustrating her walk through nature, Jennifer’s style has changed over the years, becoming more simplified and expressive, illustrating her walk through life. Her work shares deep, personal moments. She captures emotional stories through her use of color and shapes. Jennifer has had her paintings shown throughout the world, from Paris, France, to St. Louis, Missouri and has received an American Art Award two years in a row. 

United... in thought - Acrylic 18 x 24 in.
Always... holding hands - Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
Transition... shift - Acrylic 30 x 24 in.
Still by My Side - Acrylic 18 x 24 in.

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Sasha Madrigal

"I believe that the beauty of imperfection and chaos lies in their ability to reflect the complexities and imperfections of the world around us. Life is messy and unpredictable, and I believe that my art will invite viewers to embrace the beauty and imperfection of the world around us."

Mermaid Whisper - Canvas, Acrylic, Floetrol, Varnish

"I am an artist who creates stunning and dynamic works of art using the pouring technique. I am inspired by the fluidity and movement of the natural world, and my art often features vibrant colors and flowing forms that capture the essence of these phenomena. In my pouring artwork, I use a range of materials, including paint, ink, and resin, to create layered and textured pieces that are full of movement and energy. 

My work is characterized by my bold and expressive use of color, and I am known for my ability to capture the beauty and complexity of the chaos around us. Through my pouring technique, I hope to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity in others, encouraging them to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the world around us with imagination and escapism into colorful worlds we create."

Clown Fire - Canvas Acrylic, Floetrol, Varnish
Escaping into the Unknown - Canvas, Acrylic, Floetrol, Varnish
In love again - Canvas, Acrylic, Fleotrol, Varnish
Entering the Unknown - Canvas, Acrylic, Fleotrol, Varnish

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Vanessa Wenwieser

"Exploring emotions, from a female perspective, in a beautiful and dark way, showing there can be a guiding light that breaks through feelings of isolation."

Crimson wings of passion - Digital art, Fine art Giclee print 60 x 64 cm

Vanessa Wenwieser's digital compositions have been shown widely online in 2022, with Marvelous Art Gallery, London UK; Holy Art Gallery, London UK; Capital Culture House, Madrid, Spain; Florence Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Italy and at the Kuvid Gallery, Dortmund, Germany. With Holy Art Gallery, Vanessa has had a virtual solo show titled "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," Oct. 2022. 

She has had several physical exhibitions at the Boomer Gallery, London, some at the M.A.D.S. Gallery in Milan, Italy, and at the Holy Art Gallery in London and in Athens, Greece. 

In 2023, Vanessa Wenwieser is participating in a group exhibition in Barcelona, Spain in La Pedera, Casa Mila), organized by the M.A.D.S. Gallery (which is the building created by the famous architect: Antoni Gaudi) from Dec. 2022 into January 2023. Another group show she is very honoured to have been chosen for, by the special guest juror Marco Mazzoni, is "Surreal Salon 15" at Baton Rouge Gallery - Center of Contemporary Art in Louisiana, U.S.A., January 2023. In the summer of 2023, Vanessa will be exhibiting for the first time in New York on Broadway Plaza, located above Times Square. It's a special new project showing on digital screens every 3 minutes from 6am - 2am - Thursday 22nd June on pedestrian plazas. 

Her artworks have been included in several books, firstly by the Marvelous Art Gallery and three of her pieces were featured in Sinead McGuigan's collection of poems called "Unbound", published in Oct. 2022. Finally, in Dec. 2022 year she has also featured in Marvelous Art book of 'Top artists to watch in 2022/2023'.

Vanessa Wenwieser's work has been extensively published in magazines, Aesthetica Magazine, The Flux Review, The Circle Quarterly Art Review, Marvelous Art Gallery Magazine, 365 art plus and the Goddess Magazine. She has also received four art prizes: Three from the U.S.-based platform Artrepreneur's open calls and one from Capital Culture House, Madrid, Spain.

 

Other Select Exhibits

Holy Art Gallery, ‘Art on Loop’ work shown on digital screen in 30th Jul - 1st Aug,  Paris, France.

Holy Art Gallery, ‘Art on Loop’ work shown on digital screen in 25th - 27th July, Brussels, Belgium.

Holy Art Gallery, ‘Art on Loop’ work shown on digital screen in 20th - 22nd July, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Broadway Plaza, Times Square, New York, USA 22nd June  Digital screen shown art every 3 minutes from 6am - 2am

Holy Art Fair, Oxo Tower, London, UK, 30th Mar - 2nd Apr Organised by the Holy Art Gallery,  virtual exhibition, image on digital screen

Asian Art Museum of San Fransisco, USA.  Recipient of Prize for Women. Life. Freedom, for the women of Iran.  26th - 28th Jan.

The wolf waits - Digital art, Fine art Giclee print 64 x 60 cm
When the promised flower blooms - Digital art, Fine art Giclee print 60 x 64 cm
Love never dies - Digital art, Fine art Giclee print 60 x 64 cm
Fear is like a forest - Digital art, Fine art Giclee print 84 x 60 cm

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Alice Shapiro

"I attempt to interpret the essence of nature through digital collage. My art explores chaos/order; design/fine art; complexity/simplicity. I hope to solve the dichotomy of diversity versus exclusivity through emotional balance expressed within art."
"A line is a dot that went for a walk."
- Paul Klee

I've Been Tassled - Digital collage 5 x 7 in.

Emerging artist Alice Shapiro (b.1946-) graduated from SUNY Farmingdale and studied Fine Studio Art at Hunter College with Robert Huot. While at Hunter, Shapiro was chosen for a student show at the Hunter Gallery by sculptor Donald Lipski. Shapiro received an Air France Art Award, the Biafarin Art Award, and was accepted into the smART Kinston art residency program 2022-23. Recent group exhibitions include Hong Kong, Canada and Greece. Select acquisitions and collections include Regents Bank, Discovery Insurance, and Museum of History and Art, Georgia. Shapiro began her art career as a portraitist in pastels, oils and acrylics, and found digital creation to be a life-changing creative direction in 2019. Shapiro's influences are Cubism, Surrealism, Bauhaus, the Collagists, Pop Art, and Installation.

Paint Pants - Digital collage 5 x 7 in.
Dante's Inferno - Digital collage Ea. 5 x 7 in.
Ticket Girl - Digital collage Ea. 5 x 7 in.
What to Wear At An Art Fair - Digital collage Ea. 5 x 7 in.

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Rich Sheaffer

Since the events of 2016, Rich Sheaffer has been developing a genre of art he calls Socio-Political Abstractionism, an art form in which hot-button social topics being divisively debated in the political milieu are “abstractionized” and expressed via painting in abstract form to inspire discussion.

Rage vs. The Blue Wall (Version 2) - Acrylic on 24 x 36 in. Basswood Panel

Since the events of 2016, Rich Sheaffer has been developing a genre of art he calls Socio-Political Abstractionism. While political art is common, it has generally taken the form of such things as cartoons and caricatures. Socio-Political Abstractionism, in contrast, is an art form in which hot-button social topics being divisively debated in the political milieu are “abstractionized” and expressed via painting in abstract form, to inspire thought and discussion. Such works are primitive expressions of dreams or visions that express the events and angst of our time in history. His works are experimental and inspired by current events; he never knows from the onset how the final work will appear.

Topics covered by Rich have included societal fear and anger, climate change, human rights, assaults against diversity, truth versus “alternative facts”, degradation of kindness and compassion, migration issues, attacks against democracy, risks of conflict and war, self-created chaos and so on.

Before art became his passion, much of Rich Sheaffer’s prior career in engineering and management was rather mundane. The exceptions were when he did not follow conventional wisdom and explored on his own without necessarily doing things the accepted, “correct” way. That is when breakthroughs occur, discoveries are made and quantum improvements can be initiated. It is with that spirit that Rich creates art by inspiration and imagination rather than more conventional rules of how art should be created. 

Rich’s works reflect the angst of a common man regarding events occurring in society, in the USA and internationally, and some of his works have also predicted future events. When events are so outrageous that he is left with a loss for words ... he paints. Rich resides in California and is active with the Artists Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art, the Artist Alliance of the Oceanside Museum of Art and others.

Tears for The Divided States of America - Acrylic on 24 x 36 in. Linen Canvas
Kenosha: A Moment of Silence, Please. And Now ??? - Acrylic on 20 x 24 in. Baltic Birch Panel
Nightingales Don't Eat Bears - Acrylic on 20 x 30 in. Baltic Birch Panel
Uvalde, Texas: Are We Surprised? - Acrylic on 22 in. Baltic Birch Plywood Heart

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