Klara Sedlo

"I work with the viewer's subconsciousness; my paintings want to nudge your imagination, they are based on visions and dreams. Short sneak peeks into stories and characters allow viewers to run their own continuation of what is depicted on the painting."

Eel Man Likes Skiing, Even If He Can´t - Oil on canvas 100 x 159 cm

Klara is a figurative painter living and working in Prague, Czechia. She finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2020 with a Master's degree and has been actively participating in numerous exhibitions in her home country and abroad. She was a Finalist at BBA Artist Prize 2019, Germany and Mostyn Open 21, Great Britain.

Klara focuses on symbolic depictions of situations, persons, feelings, or objects. She paints the world around her using significant contemporary elements and a bit of sad or scary feeling that is common to all of us. She also likes to insert absurd jokes and moments into the paintings as well – so the result is not only scary or weird but also funny in a way.

She likes to work with a subconscious mind, creating her ideas, visions or stories from her own imaginative landscape. She is trying to make the artworks in such a way, that the painting would nudge the viewer's imagination and let the people reveal the stories behind the paintings. Klara works mainly with oil paints on linen canvas.

Rhino Born From Orange - Oil on canvas 70 x 60 cm
A Person Who Came From the Castle - Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm
Eel Man Swims in Circles - Oil on canvas D. 40 cm
Cloudy, Partly Dinosaurs - Oil on canvas 159 x 100 cm

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Milena

Milena believes that the world can be a better place when we share and care, when we work towards becoming the best version of ourselves.

Road Map - Monotype and drawing 21 x 30 cm

Milena Zdravkova is a successful multidisciplinary artist based in London. Officially trained as a textile artist and designer, she holds MA in Textile art and design. She exhibits both textile art and paintings. Her artwork is shown and is in collections in the UK, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and the USA.

Most recently Milena was awarded 2nd Place in the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award at the prestigious Florence Biennale, October 2021.

Her work is influenced by her reactions and interpretations of the surrounding world and traveling. It shows a delicate and emotional soul, with a deep understanding of the materials she works with, whether they are paints or textile, or mixed media. She is constantly learning and improvising with different techniques and new materials.

Milena believes that the world can be a better place when we share and care, when we work towards becoming the best version of ourselves.

Gravity - Acrylic on canvas 28 x 35 cm
Musical Instrument III - Monotype and drawing 21 x 30 cm
Our Temple - Acrylic on canvas 28 x 35 cm
Musical Instrument IV - Monotype and drawing 21 x 30 cm

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Ingrid McMillan

"My work is generated by an eternal curiosity about humanity. I am interested in consciousness and relational conditions that inform how we exist in the world."

After Dinner with Eric and Sharon, 2022 - Oil on canvas 27 x 29 in.

ngrid McMillan (b. May 20, 1960, Vancouver, Canada) is a German-Canadian painter whose work is about humanity. Her collections are meditations on idealism and compassion.

“I construct figurative narratives to describe relational conditions and our ways of being in the world.”

Ingrid holds a BFA (Honours) and MEd (art, thesis) degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Before beginning to paint full-time in 2018, Ingrid worked as an art educator, school counselor, and art consultant in a public school division in Winnipeg, Canada.

After Dinner, Mark and Me - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.
After Dinner with Katrina and Marcus in Victoria - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.
After Dinner in Vancouver with Andrew and Johnny - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.
Andrew and Agata in Vancouver with Henri and Max - Oil on canvas 22 x 28 in.

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Lina Faroussi

"In all my paintings, I work toward conveying emotions or ideas rather than a reality. I can relate to expressionism and figurative art style. Most of my artwork depicts the human figure as dream figures reflecting real emotions."

Spring Tale1 - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 24 x 1.5 in.

Syrian Canadian artist Lina Faroussi was born and raised in Syria; she grew up surrounded by political turmoil and has deeply felt the impact of watching her homeland torn apart by the recent war. 

Faroussi Moved to Egypt with her family in her teens. Art was not a conventional career path, and she was persuaded to finish her bachelor’s degree in commerce. During the many years to follow In Egypt, then Dubai, before she finally settled in Toronto in 2008, Lina’s unwavering passion for art led her to study visual art. She attended different art schools and institutions alongside working on her business career in marketing and event management.

Eventually, she decided to focus solely on her art. She continued her study in visual arts and exhibited in numerous group and solo shows throughout the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the USA, including Art Tour International & Art Expo New York, Art Fair London, UK, and Art Expo, Milano, Italy.

Faroussi’s artworks have been published in international art books and magazines, including Art Tour International Magazine, Polychromia International Art, and International Contemporary Artists book. She has received multiple art awards and certifications, such as the Masters' Award (Top 60 Masters) by Art Tour International Magazine, NYC, USA, and Sandro Botticelli Prize, Florence, Italy.

In 2018, Lina started a small business and created her own brand, “Lina’s”, digitally printing some of her original paintings onto different fabrics as wearable art and interior design items.

Agora Gallery, NYC, said of Lina’s style: “A spiritual vitality emerges within Faroussi’s art creating universal connections that span cultural divides as she discovers a passionate journey of the soul in the soft immediacy of her mark.”

Birthplace - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 x 1.5 in.
Once Upon A Time 1 - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 24 x 1.75 in.
Reflections - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 36 x 48 x 1.5 in.
Once Upon A Time 2 - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 x 1.75 in.

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GusColors

"Love is where the art is. My ultimate goal is to unite people through art. Instead of finding reasons to fight or things that separate us, let's share art everytime we can." - GusColors

Pearl with the Girl Earring - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 30 x 24 in.

GusColors has painted with brilliant colors since his formative years in Managua, Nicaragua. He witnessed a country that was poverty-stricken and politically unstable. As a teenager he knew his future was uncertain, so he set his eyes on the United States. As soon as he arrived in Miami, Florida he was welcomed with the beauty and vibrancy of the city’s beaches and nightlife – a major source of inspiration.

Since his arrival in Miami, GusColors has had a unique and varied career. He has participated in over 10 major art fairs in the United States including Spectrum Miami, Art Expo New York and Aqua Art Miami, as well as an international fair in Ferrara, Italy. GusColors has exhibited in galleries such as Art Fusion Galleries, has been featured in publications such as Miami New Times, and has become an integral part of the Miami art scene completing murals for Volkswagen and Miami Heat basketball player Alonso Mourning’s Overtown Youth Center among others.

One of his most recent achievements is The Pineapple Project, a solo exhibition in Wynwood, Miami’s renowned Arts District where he celebrated the power of art over war, donating proceeds to those in need in Nicaragua after violence erupted in the country. GusColors continues to expand the scope of his art through the launch of two unique clothing brands which are now being sold in stores throughout the city.

GusColors has the natural gift of capturing the external world with wit, purpose and precision. Through vibrant characters, color choices and use of multiple canvases GusColors strays from the esoteric expectations of pop art, combining both elements of the conscious and subconscious mind. His art simultaneously brings together innocence and mischievousness, light and obscure creating a deeper connection to our emotions. GusColors is more than another style of contemporary art, it is a thought-provoking medium you can share and be a part of.

Mad as a Hatter - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 30 x 24 in.
Cantinflas - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
My Planet - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 24 x 30 in.
Dalirious - Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Anne Walbring

"We have art in order not to die from the truth."

Home - Watercolor on Canson paper

Brazilian, visual artist, Anne Walbring is based in Sao Paulo. For the past five years, she has been working at her studio with oil, illustration and photography. Anne attended the University of Belas Artes Sao Paulo where studied Visual Arts. She also took classes with the fine art tutor, Natalie Richy.

Anne's inspiration comes from literature, music and many other sources but her inner world is truly her inspiring muse. At the moment, Anne is interested in the mind and its different levels of consciousness. She has exhibited in many countries and is internationally awarded. Her works are part of private collections in Monaco, London, Lisbon, New York, etc.

Love - Watercolor on Canson paper
Unclose your mind - Watercolor on Canson paper
Enlightenment - Watercolor on Canson paper
Damaged - Watercolor on Canson paper

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Tatyana Palchuk

"Deep and complete knowledge of my profession are proven by long years during which I was learning and improving myself as a professional. My creative work is first of all characterized by many exhibitions, publications and positive feedback from students, colleagues and art critics."

Series Rainbow Violet, 2019 - Oil on linen 65 x 75 cm

Latvian painter, Tatyana Palchuk was born and has been living all her life in Riga in a small area between the Art Academy and Elizabeth Street. Already during kindergarten, teachers predicted the little drawer had an artist's destiny. Although nobody was connected to arts in her family, Tatyana was constantly drawing in the sand with a stick.

Tatyana lost her relatives in Stalin's repressions and her father at an early age and has been growing independently as other kids from the 50s - 60s. She was the eternal engine and captain of the yard kids. Tatyana enrolled in Rozental's Art School by herself, not even telling her mother. The artist tells that becoming an artist was not as easy for her and she had drawn on to the level of the more talented school and academy members, in her opinion, only by thorough and accurate work. 

Her teachers are indisputable stars of Latvian and Europeean Art; Imants Vecozols, Pēteris Postažs, Boriss Bērziņš, Edgars Iltners and academic Ed. Kalniņš. She has been among the few who have done the postgraduate course or workshop with the academic Eduards Kalniņš. Tatyana is proud to have had the honour and uncommon confidence to visit and grow artistically at the academic's home, studio and also have him at her small studio of only 12m2 in Elizabeth Street apartment.

Light, 1996 - Oil on linen 120 x 170 cm
Portrait of a Man, 2019 - Oil on linen 72 x 58 cm
Two Captains, 2020 - Oil on linen 55 x 65 cm
Anthem of Joy (Allusions to Beethoven’s music), 2019 - Oil on linen 95 x 120 cm

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Christa Schmid-Ehrlinger

Auf Magenta Nr.2, 2018 - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Born in Backnang, Baden-Württemberg, German painter Christa Schmid-Ehrlinger has studied German and French Language and Literature and has been a professional artist since 1996. She studied at Atelier CSE at Schwäbisch Hall with Prof. Hans Schlegel Stuttgart, Prof. Martin Schmid (Tübingen), Prof. Rolf Thiele (Bremen, Académie Galan-France).

 

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2020 "Corona Milliarden Projekt" solo show Sparkasse Schwäbisch Hall- Crailsheim, Galerie Böhner Art Karlsruhe, Salon d´Automne Paris

2019 Galerie Böhner Mannheim, Salon d´Automne Paris, Discovery Art Fair Cologne, 8. Künstlermesse Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart

2018 "Sichtbar" solo show Kreisdiakonieverband Schorndorf Edition VII LDX Artodrome Gallery Zebbug Malta, Skulpturenpfad Rechberghausen/Fils Baden-Würtemberg

2017 Kunstverein Ebersberg/München, 7.Künstlermesse Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart , Edition VI LDX Artodrome Gallery Zebbug Malta

2016 solo show "Üppig" IG Kunst Gaildorf Baden-Württemberg

2015 Shanghai Art Fair LDX Artodrome Gallery

Üppig 3, 2015 - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Line des Augen-Blicks 1, 2019 - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Linie des Augen-Blicks 3, 2020 - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Linie des Augen-Blicks 2, 2020 - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 c

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Ann James Massey

"Living in a country that cherishes past and present, my major focus has become creating that juxtaposition in my subject matter. Into that mix, I am now adding the element of tributes to influencing factors in my life. Always, we rest on the shoulders of those masters who came before us."

The Woodworker - Wax pencil 12 x 9.5 in.

"In 1970, my instructor at the El Paso Art Academy put a black wax pencil in my hand and my path in art was decided. My light touch and patience married perfectly with the medium, and the works I created were well received, winning awards starting with the first exhibition I entered. After 20 years of drawing, selling, exhibiting, and teaching private lessons, I finally discovered the traditional oil painting method I had been seeking. Given my extensive art background, I quickly picked up the methods at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. As with the Colored Pencil, this traditional handling of the materials inspired the same instinctive connection and subsequent recognition starting with my first painting.

Despite the tight realism, many of my pieces are not actual reproductions of anything I’ve seen, but rather a composite of various images I’ve taken over the years, augmented with sketches and imagination. Often, I deliberately flatten and slightly distort perspective, as did the old masters, to create a composition more pleasing to the eye. Everything is created freehand with no mechanical or reproductive means. Among the honors my work has received are numerous national and international awards including 18 in New York and London group exhibitions. In 2004, The Art Renewal Center chose me among their initial 34 artists selected for The Living Masters Gallery in their online museum dedicated to traditional and realist art. I and/or my work have been published in 24 magazines and 37 books”

Ann James Massey (b.1951, USA) is, among others, a member of The Society of Women Artists UK, American Artists Professional League (Fellow Maxima Cum Laude), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Colored Pencil Society of America (Charter and Signature Member); United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society (Charter and Silver Member, President/Honorary President 2004 to 2010) and Mensa. Massey owned and operated The Montwood Gallery in El Paso, TX from 1974 to 1978 and Massey Fine Arts in Santa Teresa, NM from 1992 to 1994. Her studio is currently based in Paris, France.

The Blessing of the Animals - Oil on Mahogany board 17 x 23 in.
The Marionette Shop - Oil on Mahogany board 20 x 16 in.
The Connoisseur - Oil on Mahogany board 16 x 20 in.
La Maison de Poupées - Oil on Mahogany board 20 x 16 in.

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Léonce Lemmens

"In my paintings, I try to capture the ephemeral: that which lies beyond words or reason. Painting has taught me to do as I feel. I don't think in front of the canvas, my arm takes over: it's intuitive. What touches my heart I translate in my paintings. I love to explore and mix colors and materials, as a result I sometimes mess up a painting. But this can also be the start of something unexpectedly new. Painting is fun, sometimes a struggle too: is it enough, is it ready, is it too much? However, it's always an adventure."

Meant to Be - Acrylic mixed media on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Dutch abstract painter, Léonce Lemmens (b. Maastricht,The Netherlands) creates abstract expressionist paintings. She works with acrylics, oil, mixed media, and spray paint on canvas and paper. Léonce's paintings are mostly made with lots of layers. Applied paint gets removed again, after which new layers are created with new elements.

In her youth, Léonce was always drawing and painting. She wanted to become a fashion designer and studied at the Maastricht Art Academy. This path was shortly interrupted as she seized the opportunity to work at an advertising agency. After some years in the advertising/public relations field, Léonce took yet a different path and for the next decades, her meandering career took her from healthcare to international real estate finance.

Until 2014 Léonce's art had been private. That changed when she being an avid traveler and made a trip to the Mongolian Gobi desert. This experience reawakened whatever had drawn her to paint. Painting has now her full attention and she found her way in abstraction. Léonce Lemmens currently lives and paints in the Dutch countryside.

Summer Vibes Acrylic mixed media on canvas 50 x 50 cm
Cocktail with spirit Acrylic mixed media on canvas 50 x 50 x 4 cm
L' Aurore - Acrylic mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Carpe Diem - Acrylic spray paint ink mixed media on canvas 120 x 140 x 4 cm
Untitled 5507 - Acrylic, mixed media 100 x 100 cm
Let's celebrate - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm
Untitled 5511 - Acrylic, mixed media 60 x 80 cm
Cartagena -Acrylic, mixed media - 100 x 140 cm
Mix&Match - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm

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