Jeff Pullen

"These works are a new series that began in late 2017 and evolved as a radical departure from my long-time "Painting on Construction" series. They are compositions of form, color, and movement, based both on nature and man-made cultural influences including neon, reflections, faded billboards, and wall."

No Time To Start Again - Oils and wax on canvas 60 x 36 in.

American Artist, Jeff Pullen began his career as an exhibiting artist in 1970, after studying with Ernest Briggs, a well known Abstract Expressionist. He holds BFA (1970) and MFA (1977) in Painting from Pratt Institute, New York. Since 1970, he has had over fifty (50) one-man exhibits throughout the United States and participated in over sixty (60) group shows nationally and abroad.

"I am fortunate enough to have my work included in numerous private collections as well as several public. In 2009, I had a book published, "Invisible on the Periphery" of short stories chronicling many people met during my forty-plus years as a painter."

Your Day Breaks - Oils and wax on canvas 48 x 40 in.
Ode To Jack's Mist - Oils and wax on canvas 60 x 48 in.
Silent Passages - Oils and wax on canvas 72 x 46 in.
Sunnyside Drive - Oils and wax on canvas 48 x 40 in.

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Arthur Dworin

Intimate, spiritual and classic handwriting

nonverbal unfiltered observations and emotions

moving parts suspended, though frozen in place, ever changing

A meld. Choreography of Ancient/futuristic symbolic objects in a kind of time loop.

Emergence.

Scerzo - Mixed media 49 x 37 in.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, 1943, Arthur Dworin studied at Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts (now: College for Creative Studies) Art Students League, Woodstock and has had fellowships with Arnold Blanch Fellow, Ossibow Is and has a resume which includes many solo shows. Visit his website to read his full biography.

Dworin improvises with forms that resonate musically with his own spiritual explorations.  I hope that “the spirit in these works will act as a key to awaken what is already deep within the observer, anew with each viewing, bringing a greater awareness of our inner and outer universes.”

Wisdom of the Feminine - Mixed media 37 x 50 in.
Spiral Surge - Mixed media 40 x 86 in.
Allegro - Mixed media 37 x 50 in.
Duet - Mixed media 41 x 86 in.
Dune - Mixed Media Bas Relief, 36 x 48 in. - $8,500
Traversed Terrain - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych, 48 x 64 in. - $9,500
Renewal - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych 84 x 64 in. SOLD
Ascent - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Tripych 84 x 120 in. - $20,000
Ebb & Flow - Mixed Media Bas Relief, Diptych 48 x 64 in. - $9,500

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Astrid Ufkes

“Astrid finds inspiration in taking photos of simple day to day objects around her. On top of that her traveling, visits to other countries and cultures and photographing them are also a tremendous source of inspiration. By overlaying those photographic impressions a new magical world arises.”

Brazil - Photographical images, digital composite 16,5 x 11,5 in.

From the Netherlands, Astrid Ufkes is a photo artist, specializing in magical landscapes. She studied for a number of years at the Academy of Arts and completed the School/University of Applied Photography. She is an interior designer. Since 2013 she has been developing photographic images in both black and white and color. Her work is exhibited and shown in galleries and musea in Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands and has found its way to art collectors. She is a member of Art Collectives Stichting Ateliers Apeldoorn, Salon West in Amsterdam and joined the organization ‘OverdeKunst’. In April 2017 her first booklet Contrasten ‘Oog om oor’, with writer Adam van Donk was presented. 13 Photographic images, accompanied by 13 written impressions.

Amphibious - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
The Journey - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
Imprisoned - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.
Eclectic - Photographical images, digital composite 31,5 x 31,5 in.

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Magdalena Wozniak-Melissourgaki

"Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words."

Memories - Acrylic on canvas, mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm

Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki was born in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland but now she lives and works in the island of Crete, Greece. From an early age, it was obvious that her biggest love is painting and she began participating in art competitions. Magdalena studied Fine Art at the Warsaw School of Art and then went on to earn another degree in Multimedia Graphics. Trained in Graphic art, she does illustrations, book covers, art installations, and animation. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she paints in a variety of mediums; oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects. 

Magdalena combines the classical with modernity, as she takes a timeless subject or topic and presents a modern rendition of it. She redefines and recreates a traditional idea, by imparting expression through brush strokes. She loves doing portraits and pays special attention to get a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. Her opinion is that the skillful use of the art isn’t only the attempt of reflection the reality but first of all, the most accurate device of emotion.

With a true and deep love for art, she teaches the sensibility of emotion and beauty to the new generation. Magdalena is an honorary member of Children’s Biennale and a Jury at Children’s Art Gallery in Greece. She believes that art influences imagination and calmness and is also the most universal language.

 Magdalena is a president Jury at the Aegean Arts International Festival on Crete. In 2019 she exhibited at The Folklore Museum, Palaiochora, Chania, as well as in Rome, Zurich and Venice. She has had a solo show at the El Grego Museum and her work was published in "The New Art Book, 2019" by Art Freaks Global. Her works are in the private and corporate collections in countries including the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany.

Flowers - Acrylic on canvas, palette knife 60 x 70 cm
Still Waiting For You - Acrylic on canvas, Mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm
Nature Always Wins - Acrylic on canvas, palette knife 30 x 43 cm
Still Waiting For You 2 - Acrylic on canvas, mixed media, palette knife 50 x 70 cm

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Svetlana Nelson

"I have opted to focus on the personal, the quietly perceptive and philosophical. My works, portrayed in lavish colors that reveal a unique eye for contrast and texture."

Ocean After Storm - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.

"I am a 63-year old US citizen who emigrated to North America in 2000. I support five non-profit organizations. While having a conversation in 2017, someone asked me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I answered that I wanted to make art and become an artist even though I had never drawn or painted before. For the next seven months, I dedicated myself to taking courses and studying art at the Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL. When I felt I was ready, I began painting seriously and have completed over 150 paintings to date (October 2019). I paint every day and continually produce new work. I began painting representational works like landscapes and still-lifes, but have since discovered that my true love is abstracts.

For me, being able to paint in such bright colors helps to make the earth a better more beautiful place. My paintings originate entirely from my soul and mind. I have many many ideas for future work and hope to continue bringing happiness and beauty to others through my art for the rest of my life."

Light After Dark (part 9) - Oil 11 x 14 x 1.5 in.
Crispy White - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Light After Dark (part 8) - Oil 30 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Wonderland - Oil 20 x 24 x 1.5 in.

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Lucia Brauburger

"My art is a mirror in two ways. It shows inner reality as well as what I see. As Jackson Pollock said: "Painting is self-discovery." Yet it is much more than that..."

Female Elements - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 150 cm

German Artist, Lucia Brauburger was born in 1965. She only discovered painting as a form of expression a few years ago and has since not stopped creating works on canvas. As an author and the owner of a communications agency, the Mainz-based artist delves deeply into the significance of interdisciplinary work and innovation. She sees her pictures as a complementary component of this activity. Lucia is a member of the artists' Association [KUN:ST] INTERNATIONAL.

Talking about her work, Lucia describes: “My pictures point in two directions. On the basis of scraped lines and arbitrarily applied colour fields they create abstract landscapes and combinations of figures that build on seemingly archaic forms and deliberately eschew contemporary references. They show a reality that departs from the fast-lane, leveling obsession with the future; turning away from the material, visible and contemporary and towards the ’twas-ever-thus.

The second group acts as a mirror of my female perspective: I play with prototypical depictions of women, convey the arbitrary reproduction and reduction that lies behind these portrayals. The digital manipulation exaggerates this even further, like a collage. But in fact, this exaggeration is part of the reality that women are confronted with every day.”

Irma 1 (Hurricane) - Acrylic on canvas 110 x 110 cm
Millepora (Fire Coral) - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 250 cm
I See You - Acrylic on canvas and paper 120 x 160 cm
Ariel - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 250 cm

In recent years, Lucia Brauburger´s works have been shown at the following exhibitions and art fairs:

2016 - Berliner Liste |Berlin, ART.FAIR Köln | Köln, Luxembourg Art Fair | Luxemburg

2017 TaunusTurm | Frankfurt am Main, ART MARKET BUDAPEST | Budapest

2018 Galerie im Medienhaus Mainz GIMM| Mainz, ART SALZBURG CONTEMPORARY | Salzburg, Associazione Culturale Sei l´Arte | Turin

2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2019|Venedig, Discovery Art Fair | Köln, Discovery Art Fair I Frankfurt/M.


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Betty Collier

"I have studied art extensively in Ballarat and Melbourne. I have had five solo exhibitions and been involved with 174 group shows, including the Florence Biennale and Art Tour International. I am inspired by nature, and explore different media techniques in both 2 and 3 D, using various media."

Sea Dragon - Watercolor on watercolor paper 24 x 32 cm (unframed)

Award-winning Australian artist, Betty Collier’s art is inspired by nature and the human form, with images displaying realistic to abstracted tendencies.Her emotional connection to each piece of art is aimed at creating works that are timeless, durable and with a visual and spiritual harmony. Collier was born in 1942 in Australia and today lives and works in Ballarat. She studied at Ballarat and Melbourne Teachers College, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Ballarat and Melbourne Universities.  Collier has had numerous solo and group shows and received international art awards including at the Florence Biennale, 2011 and 2015.  Her art is represented at Federation University, Australia as well as private collections at home and abroad. Collier's work displays a wide variety of media all of which she seems to masterfully employ not only with expertise but with a keen sense for composition, colour, and texture.

“Each process requires a different thinking and is an additional challenge.”

Collier is a member of Association of Victorian Sculptors, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Victorian Artists Society, Contemporary Sculptors Association of Victoria and Geelong Sculptors Association.

Barnaby - I'm Nor Pwedwxr - Bronze on Perspex 14 x 23 x 27 cm
Eagle Owl (Owl No 4) - Ink on smooth watercolor paper 32 x 22 cm (unframed)
Bared Owl (Owl No 1) - Ink on smooth watercolor paper 32 x 22 cm (unframed)
Frigate Birds - Ink on cotton rag 60 x 65 cm (framed)

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Sara Twomey

"Painting makes me feel connected to a process that encodes my thoughts, feelings and memories. Black Paint can reflect light in its most physical sense, light in the room is central to the painting, it is very much part of the painting. Each work is constantly changing with the light as its surface never sits still.
Black is an end point in colour, it is an absence of any colour, a void of black paint. The colour black feels spacious. The Silver paint seems to push and pull the light in and out of the surface of the painting. Almost carving light into a space."

Spaced Out - Oil on canvas 107 x 62 cm

Education

I am from East London in England. I did a foundation Art Degree in Barking, East London1997. In 2000 I graduated with a Fine Art degree at the Kent institute of Art and Design. I received the ‘David Haste Landscape AWARD for my final show. In 2002 I did a Post Graduate (PGCE) in Teaching.

Work

From 2006 to 2009 I woked at Science Ltd as Studio Assistant for the artist Damien Hirst and was the Assistant Manager from 2007-2009. From 2003 to 2012 I was a Tutor at the University of East London, and also at Lewisham college in South London 2003--2013

Artist CV

2019   Paintings currently represented by DAC Design Art Concepts in Miami, USA

2019- 12/03  ‘See Me’ selected painting at Affordable Art Fair AAF New York, USA

2019 – 04/01  ‘Over the Realm of Dreams’ La Pigna Gallery. Rome, Italy

2018  - Paintings on show at Spectrum Miami Art Fair (Booth101)

2018 – 07/08 Circle Arts –selected 50 finalist in an international online Art competition.

2018 10/10 - ‘The Nuance of Dreams’ Selected for a Group exhibition by the curator Rosi Ranier in New York at The Rouge Space Gallery NY

2013- Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open: Cork Street, Mayfair, London

2013 - Short Listed – for the “National Open Art Exhibition
” London, UK

2013 - “Thames Gallery” Paintings on Display at Dulwich, South London, UK

2013 -  Group online Exhibition SeeMe NYC Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

2012 - Selected for Exhibition at Cork Street Open, Cork Street, Mayfair, London.

Building the World - Oil and metallic paint on canvas 100 x 60 cm
Measuring Stars - Oil, acrylic tape on cloth 77 x 77 cm
Moon Measuring - Acrylic paint, silver electric tape on cloth 77 x 100 cm
Plastic Tide - Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

 

Twomey has had solo shows in the UK including at the Succession Gallery, the Painting Room / Brockley Max Festival and Pistachios / Hilly Fields Park. Group shows in her resume include the 2015 WORK at Brockley Max Festival, London, the 2014 Smoking Inside at Harbor Exchange / Docklands London and many more. Her paintings have been shortlisted in National Open competitions and Twomey was invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale.

Archive of Black 0 Oil & acrylic metalic paint on canvas 90 x 135 cm (SOLD)
She Runs - Oil & acrylic on canvas 155 x 80 cm (SOLD)
That Place - Oil on canvas 110 x 84 cm (SOLD)
I Lived There - Oil on canvas 74 x 59 cm (SOLD)
Black and Blue - Oil enamel & acrylic on canvas 35 x 60 cm

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Beate Muench

"As a contemporary artist, I paint in abstract expressionism which means I use acrylic paint and other different media to express outside what’s happening inside my mind, body and spirit. The mission of my art is to share it with people on a journey to improve their overall wellbeing."

Feels like Summer - Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 x 4 cm

German Artist, Beate Muench was born in 1966 in Mannheim. She is inspired by emotions, feelings and daily life experiences. Beate's fascination with art began as a child. Many years later she began working as a self-taught artist in abstract expressionism, and she also took several painting workshops and studied art and art history.

Beate's work is included in several local and international collections and has been shown in different exhibitions and galleries. She is a member of the Kunst Stuttgart International, Essenheimer Kunstverein, Kunstverein Eisenturm and she is represented by Gallery Patrizio Contemporary, Padua, Italy. Currently, Beate is preparing a new body of work for future exhibition.

Open Sky - Mixed media on canvas 50 x 40 x 2 cm
Kraft der Linie V - Acrylic, charcoal on paper 50 x 33 cm
Deep Summer Vibes - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 100 x 4 cm
Flower Garden - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 100 x 4 cm

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Diane Holland

“Art is a reflection of one’s own inner being. It is an expression from the artist that surfaces through the use of subject, form, color and space,"

Colors - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 in.

Diane Holland is a graduate of San Francisco State University. Although her paintings are primarily oil on canvas, she uses many different media and has been known to spontaneously use whatever materials happen to be present. The canvas, or whatever she decides to use becomes an exploration of a mood, a vision or an idea. When she paints an abstract, it is rarely thought out. Her goal is to dramatically exert strength, spirituality, liveliness, and beauty to defy what she depicts as the dark side of life. At times she is inspired by her environment, an incident, a person or a place. At other times she is completely absorbed in studying other works of art including those of masters such as Picasso, Chagall, and Monet. Her paintings are a culmination of an undefined process used to create the ultimate effect.

Diane Holland was born in Santa Monica California. Radiating a simplified visual design which is accompanied by a bravura color palette, the controlled circumference of visual vocabulary is readily apparent in the artistic lexicon of geometric rectangles, squares, and circles. Colors, textures, and design are clearly represented in Diane Holland’s abstracts. The use of oils along with other mixed media are set in motion by brilliant colors, lines, and textures to bring about beauty, energy, and strength. The designs were created with unlimited expression for space, time color, and form.

Mystic Encounter - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Exuberant - Oil on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Figs and Melon - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.
White Light - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in.

 

Diane Holland’s work is exhibited internationally and in the United States and is currently exhibited in New York. Diane Holland has received the 2018 Leonardo Da Vinci International Prize, Florence Italy and will be participating in the Biennale Delle Nazioni at the Misericordia Palace, Florence, Italy where she was selected to receive the Tribute To Tiziano Award.


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