Laura Greenstein

"Whether it’s a composition of a ball gown or a chic figure “jumping for joy”, my paintings present an interesting portrait of myself. Spontaneity, balance and harmony reign as masters in my world."

So Sexy - Acrylic 11 x 14 in.

"Art is a vehicle for me to connect to something personal and meaningful. From a young age, I have had a passion and flair for fashion. I create paintings with personality in which curiosity and mystery are key ingredients. Inspired by the dramatic impact of light and dark as well as the interplay of curves and hard edges, my paintings portray refinement, sophistication, glamour, romance, elegance and modernism."

See Ya Later Alligator - Acrylic 8 x 10 in.
Pretty In Pink - Acrylic 36 x 48 in.
At The Met - Acrylic 36 x 48 in.
Tu-Tu Pretty - Mixed Media 11 x 36 in.

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Yana Andre

Glance - Airbrush on paper 25 x 35 cm
Circles Squares Lines - Acrylic painting 60 x 80 cm
The Moon - Acrylic painting 60 x 80 cm
Secret #1 - Acrylic painting 60 x 80 cm
Zig Zag - Acrylic painting 60 x 80 cm

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Roswitha Riedl

"I feel colors. And I bring color-feelings and color-thoughts on canvas. I make them visible and noticeable. Colors affect people and leave effects in rooms.

Everything is effective.
Always and everywhere.
Wittingly or unwittingly!"

Purple Traces, 2019 - Spatula technique, acrylic on wood, ink 70 x 100 x 0,5 cm

Austrian Artist, Roswitha Riedl was already intensively involved with colors in her childhood and made her first artistic experiences. She started as a self-taught artist because she did not find a mentor at her young age to deeply inspire her.

The intensive examination of colors and their effects supports them in international training in color therapy, color theory, color psychology and color interpretation.

"I constantly develop new ways of painting and deal with colors and materials." She has become more and more specialized in combining different techniques in layers.

"As I am painting, I am sinking into my inner worlds, communicate with my feelings, with the sides of sun and shadows of life, and then I am making them layer by layer on canvas."

Roswitha's works are a sensitive, authentic, artistic expression through colors that penetrate deeply into the viewer. She always preferred the focus for abstract, non-objective painting. The reason is to give way to thoughts and feelings for inner communication. Colors, shapes and pictures tell stories, arouse emotions and create feelings. This is the basis for the paintings by Roswitha Riedl. Most of the time she paints for her customers and their rooms.

Dreaming Bubbles, 2019- Acrylic on canvas, pastels 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Magic Moments, 2019 - Acrylic on canvas, pastels, ink 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Daydream, 2019 - Acrylic on canvas, pastels, ink 80 x 100 x 2 cm
Floating, 2019 - Spatula technique, acrylic on canvas, pastels 100 x 100 x 2 cm

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Maria Lipan

Acceptance - Acrylic on canvas 38 x 38 in.

Romanian-born, American citizen Maria Lipan has dedicated her career to art and education. After receiving an MFA in Design from the Art University of Timisoara (1999), Maria taught fine art in Romanian high schools for over 5 years. In 2006 she moved to the USA where she continued her education in Early Childhood working in the field for over 8 years, while simultaneously exhibiting her own artwork.

Since 1999, Lipan's work has been exhibited and sold in Eastern Europe and the USA through galleries including Zhou B. Art , River Art Center Chicago, Iron Studio, as well as in museums like Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines IL and Merchandise Mart downtown Chicago.One of her paintings is in the possession of Robert Morris University Chicago, IL.

In 2014 Lipan became mother of twin girls, born prematurely.  She and her twins spend the first two months in NICU.  This life experience inspired a series of 7 paintings and a poem called “In Harmony ." Lipan continued to advocate for children. In 2015 she opened a state licensed family daycare in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to support the growth and development for her children and the children in her community. In 2016 she presented an educational poster promoting quality through experience and philosophy  “Lead my way to play” at NAEYC  annual conference in Los Angeles.  Lipan’s projects in both art and education reflects awareness in quality and equality.

In Harmony - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Fatigue - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Motherhood II - Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in.
In Harmony - Collage of 6 paintings

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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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