Jan Lowe

"I hold dear the words of my late father: "Learn to see beyond what you see and feel the emotion no matter what the subject, draw or photograph with that passion and in time, you will see." He was a man that understood nature and its creatures, he is my inspiration."

African Painted Wolf - Scratchboard & Ink 30 x 36 cm

Janice M Lowe (AGRA), born in the late 1940s, has lived and worked in England, New Zealand, Australia, North America, South Africa, Europe and now lives in Victoria, Australia. In 2016, moving from Melbourne to a remote island farm, with her partner and cat, Jan changed her career from Engineering to Art and is now a full-time professional artist.

Her late father, a man with a passion for the planet and nature, used to say to her “learn to see beyond what you see and feel the emotion no matter what the subject, draw or photograph with that passion and in time, you will see”.  He is her inspiration. 

Lowe's professional focus was in the engineering sector, whilst based in North America, she studied part-time for a Degree in Fine Art. She is a continual student of art and is influenced by the works of May Whyte, Richard Hanson, Harley Brown, David Taylor, Robert Bateman, and the greats of Rembrandt, Sargeant, Vermeer, the beautiful drawing of Charles Barque and George Bridgman.

Jan Lowe has held several solo exhibitions and joint exhibitions since 2006. In  2021 she is scheduled to have two solo exhibitions in August and September with her Scratchboard and Watercolour pieces.

Jan Lowe's works are in various Australian and international organizations. She teaches classes for the art of Scratchboard as well as demos and workshops.

"Art is storytelling through paintings. In the main, the subjects are animals, sketching them in the wild, field or zoo is a wonderful challenge. It’s all about storytelling, catching the emotion, passion, and recording the moment. Art is very personal; it comes from the artist’s soul. Painting an animal is, to capture their soul and their unique personality and to interpret that to the viewer so they in turn can enjoy the creature. These animals she has studied and spent time with and either sketched or photographed on many occasions."

Old Lioness Dreaming - Scratchboard & Ink 30 x 36 cm
Living with Hope - Scratchboard & Ink 30 x 36 cm
Waiting at the National Galley of Victoria - Scratchboard & Ink 30 x 36 cm
Awaken - Little Ringtail Opossum - Scratchboard & Ink 20.32 x 25.4 cm

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Cecilia Fernandez de Arróspide

"Painting is for me a need very profound. I have to have "work in progress" always, it is my quest for life. My inspiration is nature and its colors, the four seasons, the ocean (I live nearby the ocean). The changing colors, during the day. The light through the leaves of trees."

DUALIDAD - Oil on canvas 110 x 95 cm

Cecilia studied Social Studies and Literature at Universidad Catolica del Peru, Drawing with Cristina Galvez, Watercolors with Juan Pastorelli. She then worked with Leslie Lee, ex-Director of the Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru, and Miguel Nieri, professor of the Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru and now of the Fine Arts Faculty of Universidad Catolica del Peru for more than 20 years.

Cecilia's first solo exhibition was in 1998, accumulating up to date seven, the second one in 2000 and two in  2005, one of which one was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In February 2007, Cecilia presented "El Mar, Las Olas" and in December 2008 "De Siluetas y Sombrillas".  In August 2010 she presented “Espacios Temporales” y en November 2011 “Metáforas”. In April 2019 she presented “Juegos de Color”, a solo exhibition in Murguía Miraflores, Lima, Peru. In January 2020, she participated in a collective exhibition with Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Connecticut, USA.

In October 2005 she obtained Second Prize in the Contest “Autumn Salon” organized by “Espacio 10 Arte”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In January 2011 her painting “El Globo Rosado” was finalist in the Contest ArteVida at the Gallery EME 04, Madrid Spain.

Since August 2014 have been featured in different collections by the main curators in Saatchi Gallery online, and sold several paintings with Saatchi gallery online and Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Connecticut USA; as well as in Peru.

Today Cecilia's work is in private collections in the USA, Colombia, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong, Argentina, Guatemala and Peru.

CUALQUIER JARDIN, CUALQUIER TARDE II - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
ENCUENTRO - Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm
INMENSIDAD - Oil on canvas 130 x 90 cm
ILUSIONES, oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

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Jura A. Vaskeviciute

"Important to me: true, things without embellishments, invisible beauty."

Forest 4 - Painting on rice paper 32 x 46 cm

Lithuanian Artist, Jura A. Vaskeviciute has been in over 140 group exhibitions since 1999, as well as 20 solo shows, in her home country and abroad.

2011,04 Šv.Jono Gallery Diploma for the „Sharpest Year Installation 2010“

2019,02 1‘st Place Graphic Competition. Nomination: Synthesis of Genres. Greece

2019,06,18 St.Petersburg Art week, International Exhibition/Competition of Modern Art, St.Petersburg Union of Artists

Diploma: 3‘rd Place Category: Photography

2019,10,01 VIIBelarus Art week. National Center of Contemporary Art. Minsk. Diploma: 2‘nd Place section: Textile Art

2019,07- 08 8th International Ceramics Symposium, The First „Lianhuashan Cup“. Ceramic Art Contest. China, Changchun

Forest 19 - Painting on rice paper 34 x 34 cm
Forest 20 - Painting on rice paper 33 x 24 cm
Forest 15 - Painting on rice paper 46 x 34 cm
Forest 21 - Painting on rice paper 37 x 27 cm

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Codyan

"I like comic culture, casual and no noise lifestyle. So I can focus on “Open your mind! Enjoy your life!” directly. I like the works of Toriyama Akira (Japanese comic artist.) Each of his comics is a piece of illustration art, which is more meaningful than comics as entertainment."

Armageddon_Amon - Recycled trash, cast, foam, acrylic with coloring texture mixed 25 x 40 cm

Codyan Liu is a concept artist and a member of the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators. His illustration works have been published in different media: graced CD covers, graphic novels, music video art and concept art of mobile games. Now he hosts some illustration projects about fan art and protected animals.

Boom Magazine Cover: The internet - Photoshop 23 x 30 cm
Pray for Australia - Color markers 15 x 10.5 cm
The Black Children's Day - Photoshop 29.7 x 42 cm
Stories of Earth man: Shokunin - Color markers 18 x 11.5 cm

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Hiroshi Wada

"I’m fighting in the belief that unless breaking the tradition or common sense of Japanese classic calligraphy, truly new things can’t be made. This may sound odd now, but I believe the time will come, could be few decades or even 100 years later after I die, people will understand my thought."

ELEVEN 01 - Japanese calligraphy on paper 120 x 90 cm

Hiroshi Wada is a contemporary Calligraphy artist from Japan, living and working in Kyoto. Wada began practicing Shodo (literally translating as the way of Calligraphy) as early as the age of 5. Wada was selected several times to exhibit at the Nitten Exhibition which is the biggest and greatest art show in Japan. He currently has solo and group shows planned in the USA and Europe.

Wada's goal is to make classical Japanese Calligraphy acknowledged as an international art that can be accepted into the realm of contemporary practices and blended into any scene, with an out-of-the-box style, not only the stereotypical traditional style.

FAITH 01 - Japanese calligraphy on paper 90 x 120 cm
FREEDOM 02 - Japanese calligraphy on paper 54 x 96 cm
TIME 01 - Japanese calligraphy on paper 90 x 120 cm
LOVE 05 - Japanese calligraphy on paper 53 x 96 cm

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Lara Bardsley

"My art practice involves cultivating presence so as to reflect on the stories we carry within and to move toward compassionate action in the way we live. I'm inspired by a love of the wild, untamed expansiveness of nature and the layered depths of human beings."

Dusk, Kata Tjuta - Gold leaf, oil paint, oil pastel and acrylic on canvas 130 x 210 x 6 cm

"My art practice involves cultivating presence and stillness. I hope to invite us to know ourselves, to reflect and listen to the stories we carry within and allow them to inspire us toward compassionate action in the way we live. My love of the wild, untamed expansiveness of nature and my curiosity regarding the layered depths of human beings, inspire both figurative and abstract expressions of the human and natural world."

Lara trained at one of the most prestigious art schools in Australia majoring in Painting and Film. In 2018, she completed a Ph.D. in Creative Arts, La Trobe University, utilising art to explore the many layers of consciousness within each of us. Lara's Ph.D. won the prestigious Nancy Millis Medal of Excellence. She has had numerous solo and group shows, been a finalist in a number of art prizes and won grants for her work. Her artwork has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally.

 

Education

PhD, Creative Arts, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 2015-2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts, VCA, Melbourne commenced 2006

Graduate Certificate in Fine Arts Completed 2009

La Trobe College of Art and New Media Certificate and completion of Diploma Course 2005

Yvonne Audette private class tuition 2005

Mentoring and classes in “Dynamic Drawing” Artist Ron Curran  2002-2005

Mentoring and residency with Artist Marr Grounds 1993-2000

25 years study Meditation, Mindfulness and Buddhism

Patterns in the Sand - Gold leaf, oil glaze over textured canvas 122 x 92 x 4 cm
Hung - Digital print on archival paper 45 x 30 cm
Call to the Desert - Oil and gold leaf on canvas 102 x 76 x 4 cm
Untitled - Digital print on archival paper 45 x 30 cm

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Howard Harris

"Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space. My exploration in dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities. In my patented process I use photographic constructions, a single often abstracted image is layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light."

Ayers Rock - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.

Howard Harris has long been fascinated by both visual perception and design. The Denver Colorado USA native earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MID (Masters Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute in New York studying with internationally renowned design theorist Rowena Reed Kostellow.

Harris has spent more than 35 years combining design and technology where he has won many prestigious professional awards. Now his creative energy has turned to his lifelong passion, photography. With an iconoclastic streak that had seen him consistently forging new directions in design, he was bound to approach the photographic image in an unconventional way as well.

In 2017 Harris was granted a United States Patent no: 9,753,295 titled Apparatus and Method of Manufacturer for a Layered Artwork proving the uniqueness and inventiveness of his photographic work. Since then his work has appeared in many books and publications such as The Great Masters of Contemporary Art, ARTtour International Artists of the Decade, Art Collectors Choice Japan, International Contemporary Masters, and Top 10 Contemporary Artists, to mention a few. He has also been awarded Artists for a Green Planet Artist of the Decade, International Prize Raffaello, International Prize Giulio Cesare, International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci, International Prize Caravaggio, Contemporary Art Curator Magazines Artist of the Future, and more.

Howard Harris serves as a Trustee of The Kansas City Art Institute has won the Who’s Who Worldwide Lifetime Achievement and the USA Small Businessperson of the Year. His work is shown internationally and represented by galleries in the United States, U.K., and Europe and appears in the South Korean Yukyung Art Museum.

No Monkeys - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Puffer - Sublimation print on Aluminum 36 x 30 in.
Tuscany Landscape - Sublimation Print on Aluminum with Acrylic overlay 36 x 30 in.
Albers Unleashed - Sublimation Print on Aluminum 36 x 20 in.

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Michael K. Yamaoka

"I am drawn to conditions of decaying beauty and the effects of time on places and structures. I’m fascinated by the similarities I find across time, culture, and locale—echoes of shape, color, and pattern. I look to portray a different idea of beauty, in details the world often overlooks."

View of Manhattan from Long Island City, Sepia - Digital photograph 36 x 24 in.

Michael K. Yamaoka Is a Clio Award-winning international photographer and recipient of numerous photography awards from the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York where he currently exhibits, who, before he turned to fine art photography, spent many years as a commercial photographer in Manhattan, shooting for many of the Fortune 500 companies.

Born and educated in Japan, he was the first Japanese student to receive a degree in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After locating to New York, his unique approach to advertising photography attracted a clientele that included such blue-chip clients such as Pepsi-Cola, AT&T, Toshiba, General Electric, and Time-Life.

The death of his son in 1997 prompted a deep reevaluation of his creative life, and Mr. Yamaoka began to concentrate solely on his personal photography, publishing a book, Odyssey, A 35 Year Photographic Journey, and establishing a scholarship in his son’s memory. Shooting extensively worldwide, he continued to develop the themes of solitude, stillness, and singularities, in details that often emphasize the passage of time. His recent works include large-format prints featuring “Goddess” figures in locations around the world, executed in both conventional and new media.

Mr. Yamaoka has exhibited in critically acclaimed solo shows in New York at the New Art Center, the Atlantic Gallery, the German Consulate, the United Nations, and various other venues, and is an exhibiting member of the Salmagundi Club. He has been invited to mount international solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nuremberg, and in fourteen cities in Bavaria, Germany, and has been featured in group shows in New York and London. Mr. Yamaoka’s work is included in private and corporate collections worldwide, and in 2008 he was honored when I.M. Pei requested a print for his personal collection.

Rapture at the Cataract - Digital photograph 36 x 24 in.
Extravagant City - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.
Ebb Tide - Digital photograph 36 x 24 in.
Contrapunto in Venezia - Digital photograph 24 x 36 in.

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Eloa Jane

"I create art out of recycled paper. I reuse office paper, magazines and phonebooks, in order to create wall reliefs, sculptures and vases. To achieve that, I use paper rolled into tubes as the building blocks of my work. The result showcases a distinct signature and meaningful personal experiences."

She Sings - Recycled paper sculpture phonebook pages H. 16 in.

Eloa Jane was born in a small town in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. From an early age, she demonstrated ability in the arts and crafts. She painted, sculpted, played the guitar and even toured with her Bossa Nova quartet. It was this artistic facet and a passion for mathematics that drove her to acquire a degree in Architecture. She was an architect for 25 years and boasts an impressive portfolio. Despite the apparent success things were never easy for Eloa Jane. Weary from the economic obstacles in Brazil, she moved to the US in 2005 and spent a decade working hard to rebuild a life for herself and her children. The challenges in this new season once again brought out her artistic bent. Being in a new country, grasping a new language and having to relearn how to perform the simplest of tasks, can easily make one feel inadequate. Eloa Jane suffered with the sort of ailments that afflict the soul more than the body. Moreover, it is difficult to remain cheerful in the face of uncertainty about the future.

The struggle, for Eloa Jane, was an outlet, a means of processing through pain and grief. Art became more than a pastime. She emerged with a heightened need to create and a sense that her happiness did not come from the pursuit of financial comfort and convenience. Rather, it came from filling her days with meaningfulness, resourcefulness and self-actualization. With little money to buy supplies, she chose paper, specifically the piles of paper stuffed into mailboxes daily, as her way of creating art. This satisfies Eloa Jane’s need to, in her own words, “find fulfilment in creating meanings rather than owning disposables.” Using an endless supply of trash, she can spread awareness while making an impact on saving the earth’s resources starting with her own lifestyle. The resulting work is instrumentalist in function, imploring the viewer to take stock of our wasteful practices, but at its core, it expresses a distinct sense of hopefulness about the future.

Waves of Music - Recycled paper relief 24 x 30 in.
Mother - Recycled paper relief 24 x 24 in.
Urbania - Recycled paper relief and Acrylic paint 8 x 16 in.
Reunion - Recycled paper collage 24 x 18 in.

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Joseph Blumstein

"Finding a unity between texture and form, the old and the new, the pain and the joy is my thing. A metropolitan setting in which we discern the layers of history is provocative and intellectually stimulating for me. People looking and evaluating each other, hiding, showing off."

La Primavera - Oil on canvas 76 x 36 in.

"Born and raised in New York City, its tempo has always been part of my life. I was educated in the NYC public school system, graduated from New York University and studied at the Arts Students League. This city has always had a fresh cutting edge appeal to me. I’ve lived in Brazil and Italy but always returned.

After a productive professional life, I am pursuing a second career as an abstract artist. Painting for me is a continuing exploration and reflection of life.

Every painting I do is based on reality. I am looking at the world and painting what I see, using color and form – not filtered through a mental concept. The artwork expresses a familiar world in other dimensions, a world that we live in and absorb daily, but do not always perceive."

In Gods Hand - Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Troubled Waters - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Underground Rome - Molded Fiberglass on Wood 30 x 24in.
Sacrificial Lamb - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.

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