Julia Hacker

“Beauty will save the world.” - F. Dostoyevsky
"I am a mid-career artist, painting full-time. I can not imagine my existence without constantly creating and sharing beauty and hope through art."

Secret Garden 8 - Acrylic 76 x 60 in.

“Some 30 years ago, I left the former USSR with one suitcase in search of new possibilities and came to Toronto, Canada. I can not even point out the particular reason for this move. It could be as serious as a nuclear disaster in Chornobyl or simply a curiosity and longing for a different life. All is a matter of that decision having been made. 

I left a successful fashion designer position at Fashion Centre and got my first job in Toronto at the coat check in the local theatre. Thus my life was changed forever.

Today art and my life are intertwined. My desire to learn how to live in the moment, how to be truly present, and search for awareness is a lifelong quest that I cherish. It is a state of consciousness when I feel appreciation and humbleness, and interconnectedness with the universe that I strive to express in the process of the evolution of my art.”

Bearing Gifts - Acrylic 68 x 48 in.
Sunrise - Acrylic 10 x 10 in.
Floral 1 - Acrylic 12 x 12 in.
Thanksgiving - Acrylic 60 x 54 in.

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Akshita Lad

Akshita’s art originates either from an emotional, autobiographical point of view or from a point of view based on the reality around her. She is led to intuitively paint with emotional freedom when she is creating her abstract expressionist works. When painting the reality around her, whether inspired by nature or people, she tends to follow more traditional techniques of painting.

Aspen Hills - Oil on canvas 56 x 46 x 5 cm

Akshita’s art originates either from an emotional, autobiographical point of view or from a point of view based on the reality around her. She is led to intuitively paint with emotional freedom when she is creating her abstract expressionist works. When painting the reality around her, whether inspired by nature or people, she tends to follow more traditional techniques of painting.  

Akshita paints with a lot of sensitivity and emotion. She uses colors, symbols and elements to imbue her paintings with a specific energy and meaning. Everything from the colors, textures, and brushwork come together in harmony and invite the viewer to connect with the emotions and story of her paintings. Her aim is to sustain this relationship - the instinctive, deep-rooted gut connection that is created between her works and her audience.

Akshita’s painting style is influenced by her love of the Renaissance and Impressionist Masters like Rembrandt and Monet. Whatever the subject matter, Akshita wants to create works that are timeless, elegant, and beautiful. Akshita Lad’s sense of aesthetics developed during childhood. While on family holidays visiting museums, she fell in love with the works of great masters like Da Vinci, Monet, and Rembrandt.  

Akshita’s vast range of works includes portraits, landscapes and abstract expressionist paintings. Akshita is a believer that every thought and every creation has an energy and frequency. She uses this awareness to consciously creates art that amplifies messages of inclusion, positivity, joy and happiness. Whatever the subject, Akshita’s works display depth, elegance and beauty. 

Akshita has shown at prestigious shows and galleries like Saatchi Art Gallery and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Her works have been selected for publication as well as in numerous online /open-call selections.

Reflections 5 - Oil on canvas 43 x 49 x 8 cm
Garden of Roses - Oil on canvas 93 x 93 x 4 cm
Reflections 3 - Oil on canvas 43 x 49 x 8 cm
Girl with the red hair - Oil on canvas 93 x 93 x 4 cm

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Gorica Jeremic

"I dream of a balanced togetherness, which results from fair interaction and not on the basis of prescribed rules. The positive and brave look ahead stands above everything else. My abstract art represents a fearless journey, telling the most beautiful stories."

Unendlichkeit - Mixed media on canvas 150 x 90 cm

Gorica Jeremic’s life runs dynamically and contains cracks – just like her artwork. She was born in Vienna in 1976 and worked as a manager in various companies until 2015. When she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she was forced to follow a different path. After a process of self-discovery, Gorica started painting in 2018. Artistry makes her outright herself.

Already in her early life, Gorica was a freedom-loving, independent person. In her search for self-determination, she developed an idiosyncratic style of painting. Her works have their own will, taking the artist on a journey every time.

Gorica works with marble powder and lime putty on canvas, wooden plates or paper. She prepares her colors herself with pigments, oil, egg tempera and chestnuts. Her artworks are a composition of intuition, feelings and observation.

The quality of her artwork is a symbol of success for her. From Europe to the USA to India, art collectors admire and respect her work. Despite her hitherto short creative period, she has already won several awards. (Young Artist Winner 2019, 6th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2019, Organization: SGEM Conferences Gugliemeo II, Art Now Italy 2020). Gorica Jeremic hosted multiple successful exhibitions in Austria and was part of an Italian group-exhibition.

Egypt 6 - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 160 cm
Côte d‘Azur - Mixed media on canvas 140 x 160 cm
Phoenix III - Mixed media on canvas 60 x 120 cm
Phoenix I - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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Shan Ogdemli

"My work is inspired by light and color, patterns from biology, physics and geometry, by the Earth and Cosmos, by the interconnectedness of all things, by op art, pop art and the miracle of life."

Pink Moon - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 37 x 48 in.

"I have been a working artist my entire life, wearing many hats that include fine artist, licensed artist, illustrator, product designer, graphic designer, creative director and entrepreneur. I've owned and co-owned several successful artistic business endeavors, including my graphic design and illustration studio, Ogdemli Feldman Design + Illustration; my art licensing business, Designs by Shan; and a worldwide licensed brand phenomenon called Pampered Girls. 

After many years working in the commercial art and design fields in Los Angeles, my husband and I have recently relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I have finally been able to make the necessary life changes to be able to focus full-time on my true passion of creating my fine art. 

I work in multiple styles and media that include large-scale paintings in acrylic mixed with diatomaceous earth, as well as in digital media. My acrylic paintings are heavily textured with expressive brush strokes that add movement and energy, with color harmonies meticulously built from several layers of translucent and opaque paint. 

My digital images are what I call "digital drawings" because they all start as pencil drawings on paper, which are then scanned and redrawn by hand in Illustrator, then meticulously colored using Illustrator and Photoshop in much the same way as my layered acrylic paintings. 

My subjects in both media include light and color, patterns from life, science and math, dots, spots, circles, particles, waves, energy, flowing lines, spirals, mandalas and abstract landscapes. 

Inspirations include Op Art of the '60s and 70's, Victor Vasarely, Yaakov Agam, Mark Rothko, Vincent Van Gogh, Emilio Pucci, Alan Turing, biology, geometry, astronomy, physics, quantum physics and metaphysics."

Sea Spots - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Moana Kala Kala - Digital media, Giglée print on stretched canvas 28 x 28 in.
Rose Nebula - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 54 x 54 in.
Blue Sunflower - Acrylic & diatomaceous earth on canvas 60 x 60 in.

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Alison Barrows-Young

"The natural qualities that animate nature have filled my life and my imagery since youth. I am taken by wild beauty. The wilderness is alive with idyllic disposition and dramatic personae that invoke an animist sensibility and compels a strong sense of belonging to the earth."

 Giant - Oil on canvas 72 x 36 in.

"The natural qualities that animate the Pacific Northwest have filled my life and my imagery since finding a home in Northern Idaho. I have been taken by its wild beauty. The wilderness to the west of the Rockies is alive with idyllic disposition and dramatis personae that invokes an animist sensibility and compels a strong sense of belonging to the earth.

After receiving a BFA, I secured a 6-month apprenticeship with the artist George Woodman before continuing my education to receive an MFA which qualified me to teach in art schools and Universities. I received an NEA Fellowship through the state of New Jersey. Throughout my life, I have divided my career between teaching and creating. I apprenticed for eight years in Don Miguel Ruiz’s inner circle and have been an active practitioner of his Lineage of Toltec Wisdom since 1994.”

View over Selle Valley - Oil on canvas 24 x 22 in.
Crazy Clouds and Beautiful Koans - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Waiting For Raven - Oil on canvas 40 x 30 in.
 Last Light, Idaho - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

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Noah P Levin

"Whatever the subject matter of my painting—from architecture to water—my work is always about light and mood. The water I paint is in swimming pools, from the solitude of motels to the darker mood of garden pools in shadow. I move from painting to painting always looking for the less that is more."

Curve Pool with Ladder - Oil on Gessoboard 12 x 12 in.

“My study of art began at Santa Rosa Junior College. I started with a class in life drawing, then moved on to painting. When I returned to San Francisco, I found a workspace and began painting images of bare walls and floors suffused in light and shadow. In 1982 I moved to New York and earned a living designing luxury textiles for home furnishings. I learned much about color from those years in the industry. In 1998 I returned to San Francisco and painting. Since 2003 I have been painting the blue waters of swimming pools—from the geometric solitude of motels to the darker mood of garden pools in shadow.”

Curve Pool with Tiles - Oil on Gessoboard 12 x 12 in.
Claremont Pool 3 - Oil on Gessoboard 12 x 12 in.
Stow Lake Autumn - Oil on Gessoboard 12 x 12 in.
Shadows - Oil on Gessoboard 12 x 12 in.

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Liyuan Liu

Nirvana - Oil on canvas 220 x 88 cm

Liu Liyuan graduated from the Department of Dyeing and Clothing department at Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She loves painting and began to learn it during her childhood. Liyuan has completed research on classical and modern art and has excelled in studying figure painting. Now living in Vancouver, Liyuan has studied under the famous oil painter Xue Yanqun and the Chinese painting and calligraphy master Liang Zhaotang for many years.

Liyuan is also engaged in the application work of art advancement to famous schools in North America, helping students apply for prestigious schools in North America and Europe and has many years of experience with a 100% success! Her students have won many awards in the World Cup Art Drawing Competition and continuously published professional art guidance articles in the media such as Metropolis Daily, Global Chinese News, Afar, and Altitude, as well as accepted personal interviews.

In 2017, Liyuan did personal interviews with the columns of Canadian City TV "Elegance" and "Dating in the City." At the same time, she has been invited to give lectures on the Canadian Chinese Radio "Art Special Interview" and "Live Broadcast of the Guidance Series of Prestigious Art Schools". 

In 2021 and 2022, she participated in the Vancouver artist group exhibition with five works. Liyuan's oil paintings have won awards in Switzerland; her watercolor works have also won awards on online exhibitions in the United States; her works have also been published in the well-known French artist magazine "Circle Quarterly Art Review."

Studio - Oil on canvas 210 x 145 cm
The Mask - Oil on canvas 145 x 127 cm
Butterfly - Oil on canvas 154 x 110 cm
Lay Out - Oil on canvas 156 x 120 cm

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M.A.L.Huguet

“Art has the power to spread messages, to transform people's lives, to heal wounds and it makes us think and feel. I want to believe that it can unite us, too and that's what I'm trying to do.”


The Artist's Eye II - Oil on board 21 x 15 cm

ASCENSION LORENTE HUGUET (b. Spain) is a contemporary artist based in the UK. Having grown up in the countryside, her love for nature grew tremendously. Throughout her life, Ascension has always been fascinated by images of people and how they were represented in drawings and paintings. Naturally, she had an affinity for drawing at an early age. The interest was cultivated during her teenage years and further developed through formal academic training in Fine Art in the UK. Initially, her first formal artistic training began in the Alabaster industry in North of Spain. 

After completing her Master's Degree, Ascension delved into her artistic practice, which involved readjusting some segments of her life and she finds great inspiration through the exchange between cultures as it gives her a great opportunity for artistic exploration and expression. 

Selected for 'The Artist in Residence' programme at the University of Kent after graduation, Ascension was the creator and designer of the "Journeys Through the Labyrinth Journal." The journal featured all the work developed during her residency, which culminated in an exhibition of the work. 

The artist was one of the recipients of The Art & Escape Awards at the Art and Escape Gallery in Hertfordshire in 2010. Her work, "The Killing of The Beast" was selected by The National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers 78th Exhibition and the work was exhibited at The Menier Gallery in London. Her video performance "The Human Animal" was selected as part of an International Experimental Video Art Film Festival celebrated at the Almeria Museum in Spain in October 2014.

​From 2014 to 2017 some of the artist's work was widely exhibited worldwide as part of an Outsider Art Project movement, which originated in London. Currently, Ascension combines her art practice with teaching Art at a Secondary School in UK where she lives and continues developing her artistic career and art vision.

Female Bust - Oil on Canvas 41 x 41 cm
The Birth of Venus - Charcoal on paper 42 x 59 cm
The Supremacy of Being - Oil on canvas 41 x 41 cm
Minotaur Woman - Oil on canvas 80 x 54 cm

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Jolyn Wells-Moran

"My art is an expression of awe, excitement and gratitude while in the natural world.”

In Pieces - Oil 12 x 14 in.

American artist, Jolyn Wells-Moran's landscape oil paintings combine painterly realism and expressionism. She is inspired by several contemporary impressionist/expressionist artists, such as Katherine Townsend, Erik Jacobson, Richard Claremont, Vitaly Makarov, and, historically, Zakharov. Wells-Moran studied at the Institute for American Universities, Marchutz School of Drawing and Painting, Aix-en-Provence, France; Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA; in undergraduate art courses and with masters, such as Jill Carver, Jacobson, Matt Smith, and others.

Wells-Moran hones her process daily. She has shown in juried shows since 2012 in varied venues and several solo exhibitions. She’s a signature member of the Puget Sound Group Northwest Artists (PSGNA), Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA), Women Artists of the West (WAOW) and the National Oil and Acrylic Society (NOAPS).

On the Corridor - Oil 9 x 12 in.
Lopez Loop - Oil 24 x 18 in.
October on the Bay - Oil 9 x 12 in.
Mt. St. Helens - Acrylic 16 x 12 in.

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Jeong-Ah Zhang

“My life and art are based on my own philosophical thoughts and experiences. I am interested in the philosophy of reflections on all beings. My works use symbols, metaphors and imagery in the metaphysical world to express phenomena such as the nature of life or the principle of the universe.”

Repetition of The phenomenon - Acrylic on canvas 73 x 53 cm

Born, raised and based in Seoul, South Korea, Jeong-Ah Zhang is a contemporary artist specializing in painting. Working also with photography and mixed, Jeong-Ah Zhang pushes us to the edge of our ourselves and the world for deep meaning. Her surrealist paintings connect us to a world that exists inside-out and outside-in of our consciousness.

Jeong-Ah Zhang majored in fine arts at Ewha Women's University in Seoul. She has shown in five solo shows in Korea and the USA and participated in more that 60 group shows and art fairs in the USA, Korea, France, Italy, Spain, Japan and the UK. The artist has received 25 international awards and 15 in Korea.

"My life is my experiences, which are, in turn, the evidence of my life. 

The oriental Buddhist philosophy that all things work mysteriously without a true substance is the basis of my work, but I am not a religious person. My life and art are based on my own philosophical thoughts and experiences. I am interested in the philosophy of reflections on all beings, and my works use symbols, metaphors and imagery in the metaphysical world to express phenomena such as the nature of life, or the principles of the universe. 

The universe repeats the cycle of creation and extinction. And I think that the universe is the consciousness, unconsciousness, the borderland of consciousness, the five senses, awareness and the transubconscious state of mind. Therefore, I try to listen to all the conceptions of all things, have an open mind, and remember what resonates, and this is how I work. It's a soul resonance beyond the time frame. Basically, this means that I try to focus on the essence of life by establishing core values, and at the same time, I am trying to sublimate it into my works. Philosophical considerations on a visible world and an invisible world.”

A Nap - Acrylic on canvas 82 x 117 cm
The no-boundary moment - Acrylic on canvas 53 x 73 cm
The spirit of the fragrance - Acrylic on canvas 53 x 73 cm
A Quiet Meal - Acrylic on canvas 65 x 91 cm

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