Hope Tian

"Art in its purest form elicits thoughts and deep feelings. What I perceive through my eyes to my heart gives back through my paintings."

Farewell - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

Hope Tian, a self-taught oil painter, born and raised in Beijing, China. She came to the USA to attend graduate school in NY, now resides in the greater Boston area. Hope has developed her own style distinctly rooted in French impressionism. A keen interest in master painters has influenced her brushwork, color and technique. When looking at her work you can clearly see her influences, from art, from travel and from life.

Autumn in New England - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Autumn Journey - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Sunflowers 1 - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.
Highland cattle - Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in.

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Gerhard Rabe

"My picture compositions unite aspects of the naturalistic area with abstract elements. Visual art gives me the opportunity to bring my innermost to the outside. My art always oscillates on the border area between objectivity and abstraction."

Stratifications - Acrylic on paper 27 x 43 cm

German artist, Gerhard Rabe received formal education as Organist, Choir Director and Composer the Musikhochschule Dortmund, Germany. He has worked as an organist for two renowned churches in Dortmund, Germany. Rabe also studied to become a retail salesman, holding several leading positions in design and furniture shops. He was the Purchase Manager at Rosenthal Studio House for graphic edition and art objects. He was also employed as the Head of Music Publishing company Rabe-Spiess-Hartkopf. Rabe had a guest performance contract with Theater Dortmund, Germany. Since 1970 he has been an independent music composer with more than 300 published compositions as well as numerous awards. Rabe is the founder and owner of Concertino music publishing company.

Gerhard Rabe's artwork is inspired by musician and painter Vincenz Frigger. He utilizes linoleum and screen printing techniques and his works are often accompanied by music compositions. After multiple participations in Akademie Eigenart, Rabe established his own artistic studio. He has followed various workshops including with Thomas Beecht, Carola Czempik, Christopher Eymann, Eva Großhennig, Andy Ilmberger, Gerhard Marquard, Anni Rieck and Martina Wald. He has done numerous study trips in Italy, Scandinavia and the USA. Rabe is a member of the board Kunstverein Tölzerland e.V.

Braid II - Acrylic on paper 34 x 48 cm
Monterey Bay Aquarium I - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 cm
Braid I - Acrylic on paper 34 x 48 cm
Waymarks - Acrylic on paper 26 x 36 cm

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NLapointe

"I work to develop my own language through visual art. My personal touch, my interpretation of the subjects that attract me; I love music, and the hustle and bustle of cities, architecture, and my natural body language moves me more towards the lines. I like strong contrasts and good vibes."

Printemps - Oil 24 x 24 in.

"When I was in elementary school, I had a young friend whose father taught art. She had everything she needed to tinker, paint, collage. We spent hours creating. I think I was born to create. I start drawing very early, as well as watercolour classes at age 11. At 15 years I decided to follow fine art classes: drawing, studies of tones, oil painting, classes of great masters. In high school, I took photography courses. I want to have more mastery of techniques to be freer to realize what’s in my head.

I work to develop my own language through visual art; my personal touch, my interpretation of subjects that attract me. Early I worked with portraits, then came a period of flowers. It is during this period that I learned to work with spatulas and other tools.

I love music, and the hustle and bustle of cities, architecture, and my natural body language move me more towards the lines, the gestures horizontally and vertically, I am attracted to the city. I work a lot on the interpretation of cities, and through them, I look for a rendering that is free, more engaging, more impressionistic. I always work on that, but I give myself the freedom to touch other subjects, such as boats at sea, fantastic scenes, and landscapes.

I like strong contrasts, and most of all, I like the picture to have an atmosphere. Whether it’s the vibe of the city, its calm of the morning, its nightlife, or the quiet beauty of the seaside, of the boats, or even all the splendour of the fantasy worlds, imaginary, inspired by video games. I like to go somewhere else and make people travel."

Today's vibration - Oil 40 x 40 in.
CitéLibre - Oil 16 x 16 in.
Light and Beyond - Oil 16 x 16 in.
Hot Sunset - Oil 30 x 30 in.

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Deborra Marshall Bohrer

"Art is the reflection of life that resides in all of us. It is the wooden spoon that stirs emotion. My paintings are created by adding layers of color until the depth of the paint reveals the life of the subject. An image emerges and there is that wonderful moment of recognition.... ah there you are!"

Unfettered - Acrylic on linen 30 x 30 in.

American abstract painter,  Deborra Marshall Bohrer was born in 1955 and lives in Boise, Idaho.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Mary College.

 

Select shows

2009      Gilman Contemporary Gallery, Sun Valley (Solo)

2010-11  Coda Gallery, Palm Desert

2013       Spring Gallery, New York City

2014       Muse Gallery, Longmont Co

2015       St Lukes Regional Hospital, Sun Valley

2013-18 Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Sun Valley

2016       Smithsonian Exhibit "Waterways", Sun Valley (Solo)

2017       Sun Valley Community Library, Sun Valley (Solo)

2017       Lipton Fine Art Gallery, Sun Valley (Solo)

2019      ModArt Gallery, Miami (Solo)

 

Work in private collections

Washington D.C.

Houston

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Dallas

Boston

Kansas City

Paris

Boise

Palm Desert

New York City

SLC   

Tragic Beauty - Mixed media on linen 48 x 60 in.
Veiled - Mixed media on board 36 x 36 in.
Finding the Horizon - Acrylic on linen 48 x 48 in.
Wondering - Mixed media on board 24 x 24 in.

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Denise Henley – Portrait Artist

"Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck. Your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling." - Vincent Van Gogh

Interpretation - Oil 24 x 18 in.

Denise Henley is an award-winning artist residing in the U.S. It would be fair to say that she has been creating art most of her life but painting professionally since 1998. Featured in several group and solo exhibitions Denise has been the recipient of various awards and recognitions and her works are collected both nationally and internationally. A constituent of realism, she is continually perfecting her drawing skills, believing it to be the backbone of figure painting.

Henley's current work focuses on the simplification of forms and a combination of realism and abstract marks. To this end, she will reach for a painting knife as a way of eliminating fussy details that can make for a banal work of art. For her, the medium or style is inconsequential; the important thing is that a goal is realized. Denise is intoxicated with the human figure and excited to portray it as she sees it—simply beautiful.

"Too much reality in a portrait is always a disappointment to the imaginative soul. We love suggestion and not hard facts." - John F. Carlson

Fiona - Pastel 9 x 12 in.
Vague - Oil 16 x 20 in.
The Earring - Pastel 12 x 16 in.
Vague - Oil 16 x 20 in.

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Luba

"I paint directly from life, trying to create an interesting set-up with different objects. It is important to capture color harmony and a sense of movement. I draw my inspiration from the timeless work of the old masters. I truly believe it is never too late to be passionate about learning."

Swans - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

Luba Stolper is a contemporary artist whose passion for art comes to life in oil paintings reminiscent of the Old Masters'. Born and raised in a small village in the Ukraine, Luba spent much of her childhood in nature, capturing her surroundings through drawing.

After moving to California, equipped with a keen eye for color and ascetics, Luba enrolled in The Fabric and Textile Design School in Berkeley, where many of her designs were featured in fashion magazines. As a self-taught artist seeking to enhance her ability, she studied for three years under the direction of artist Charles Becker. In 2015, Luba traveled to Florence to participate in an international workshop to deepen her knowledge of the intricacies of painting still life. With the desire to refine her skill, Luba has been training in the Academic Style at The Russian River Atelier under the guidance of masters Naomi Marino and Jay Blums who received their education at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

During the years 2014 to 2017, Lubaʼs collection of artwork could be seen at Art Encounter, a gallery in Las Vegas. She has been involved in art festivals in Sausalito and Calistoga, where her realistic portrayals received awards and rave reviews. Art expos in Miami and New York have hosted her paintings and she was featured in Artblend magazine. Luba has participated in workshops led by artist Qiang Huang from Texas and J. D. Hillberry from Colorado. Several patrons have commissioned her to create private paintings for their homes and she has many repeat buyers who appreciate her patience for observation and commitment to detail. Some of her paintings can be viewed in a private gallery and her collection is available online as well.

When she is not enjoying time with her family, Luba spends many hours in her home art studio, delving deep into her dedication to painting. She lives and works in Santa Rosa, California.

Coffee Pot - Oil on board 18 x 16 in.
Chalice and Lace - Oil on board 12 x 16 in.
Japanese Doll - Oil on board 16 x 14 in.
Vintage Lace - Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in.

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Time Lin

“At the core of my practice is the concept of "New, Beautiful, Appreciative" art, making good use of different media and tools and constantly challenging myself. By participating in large-scale national and international competitions and breaking the framework of restrictions in art-making, I have created "NBA" art.”

Longmen time - Oil 92 x 73.5 cm

Time Lin was born at Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1960, and has shown his talent from a young age. He was previously the Creative Director of the top ten advertising companies in Taiwan. In 2010, when he was 50, he picked up his paintbrush again and became a self-taught artist. Up to 2019, he has held ten solo exhibitions and participated in 29 group show.

Last year, he won the 1st place award at American Art Awards, the 3rd award in the Florence Biennale, the International Prize BOTTICELLI, was selected by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine as a“100 artists of the future” and had a solo exhibition at Art Shopping at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

Foreplay time - Oil 91 x 72.5 cm
20190309 - Oil 72.5 x 60.5 cm
20190211 - Oil 72.5 x 60.5 cm
Falling time - Oil 162 x 97 cm

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Juan Rivero

“I let myself live to be able to execute my art and this art defines my days and my nights.” This is how I define my artistic production, inspired by my life experiences plus an elaborate creative process where color and matter play an important role in the execution of works.”

Siglo XXI - Oil on canvas 200 x 180 cm

Cuban artist, Juan Rivero born in 1976 in Antilla municipality of Holguín, Cuba. He graduated from Escuela Profesional de Artes Pláticas (“El Alba”) in Holguín with a degree in Painting. Rivero continued graduate studies in Painting at the Instituto Superior de Arte  (“ISA”)  in Havana and between 2001-5 he was a Professor at the Academy of Painting ("San Alejandro") as well as the Commissioner of the  Center Design and Visual Arts (“Luz y Oficios”) of the City of Havana. Rivero worked as a curator from 2001 to 2006 of the five editions of the "Circus Project" (International Performance and Audiovisual Event) held in Havana. Currently, the artist continues to produce painting and engraving at master workshops by  Juan Ripollés at  Más de flors, Spain.


Select Solo Shows

2018 - "Motivos florales". Centro cultural La Marina, Castellón, España.

2016 - “Historia de un minotauro llamado Asterión”. Valdelinares. Teruel, España.

2015 - “Presentación del Proyecto Impregnación”. Estudio Juan Rivero. Nit de l´Art. Castellón, España.

2014 - “Anónimos”. Sala de Arte Pictograma. Castellón, España.

2004 - “Ausencias Posibles”. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

2003 - “Sin lamentos”. Galería de Arte Concha Ferrant. Ciudad de La Habana,  Cuba.

2001 - “Inmersión” (Tesis de Grado). Facultad de Artes Plásticas del Instituto Superior de Arte. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

1998 - “El objeto del Eterno”. Casa de la Cultura de Plaza. Ciudad de La  Habana, Cuba.

 

Select Awards

2006 - Premio de Proyectos de Comisariado al “Proyecto Circo Travelling”  (Evento Internacional de Performance y Audiovisuales) otorgado por la Embajada de España en Cuba y la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

2001 - Premio de Comisariado a la exposición “Con un Pensar Abstraído” (Galería DUPP). Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

2000 - Premio UNESCO 2000 para el Fomento de las Artes. VII Bienal de La Habana.

Confinados - Oil on canvas 146 x 196 cm
Composición en azul y amarillo - embossed material, with murano glass on handmade linen paper 85 x 100 cm
Corral - Oil on canvas 146 x 196 cm
Torero en reposo - Oil on canvas 100 x 85 cm

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Jon Bøe Paulsen

"Being a painter suits me perfectly since I like to be my own master. I consider myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figurative."

Romeo and Juliet - Watercolor 80 x 100 cm

"Jon Bøe Paulsen is an award-winning painter from Norway whose neo-realist portraits have gained him international exposure over the last four decades. Paulsen paints to convey single narratives with strong characters, using minimal light and a restricted colour palette to let his subject last longer in the eye of the viewer." -  Singulart, France

 

Latest Awards

2020 "Portrait of Inger-Lise" Charcoal. Finalist "Stroke of Genius" Artists Network. US

2020 "Forget Me Not" Oil. Seascapes 2020. Lightspace & Time Gallery. Honorable Mention

2020 "The Guests Arrive" Drawing/Watercolor version. Gold Prize Awesome Art Spring Edition. USA

2020  "The Guests Arrive! 2nd place Myartcontest.worldpress.com Garden Grove. California, USA

2020 "Into The Green" Watercolor Artist Magazine March/April issue 2020- Honorable Mentions. 11th International Watermedia Showcase.- Cincinnati. Ohio, United States 

2019 "The General's Morning" Judge's Picks. Daily Paintworks for October.

2019 "Fatal Attraction" 1 Prize. 2019 Figurative/Portrait competition. CAGO Contemporary Art Gallery Online. 1 Prize. Daily Paintworks for November.

2019 "Towards Kløvningen" Judge Choice. Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) All Water/Seascape competition.

2019 4th place LightSpace & Time's "555 Special" Art Exhibition - Summer.

2019 "The Eternal Lighthouse" Special Merit Award, LightSpace & Time's Landscape competition 2019.

2019 "Fatal Attraction". Finalist 14th International ARC Salon Competition

2019 "The Guests Arrive!" 1st prize "Over 60 Competition" Artist magazine. Award of Excellence NOAPS Spring on-line International and Summer 2019 Portfolio Art Show, Finalist "Figurativas", MEAM Barcelona, Spain, Finalist 14th International ARC Salon Competition, The Judge's Picks Daily Paintworks for April. Winner full-page competition Art & Beyond Summer Special magazine. ARC Chairman Choice Award 14th Salon.

Portrait of Inger-Lise - Charcoal 70 x 100 cm
The Guests Arrive - Oil on canvas 75 x 115 cm
Beneath The Facade - Lithograph 62 x 93 cm
Rich man, poor man, beggar man - Oil on canvas 75 x 95 cm

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Ekaterina Shuvalova

"Painting, in my opinion, is akin to dance: you just need to hear your music and let it immerse you in a maelstrom of brush strokes, shadows, strict lines and balanced steps in the composition, bold colors and soft glaze."

Hugs of summer, 2020 - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

Professional artist, Ekaterina Shuvalova graduated from Moscow State Academic Art Institute n.a. Surikov under the Russian Academy of Arts and has since 2014 been actively participating in a variety of art projects from plein air sessions, competitions and exhibitions organized by a variety of art associations. Shuvalova has shown work in over 60 exhibitions over the past four years in Russia, France, Montenegro, the USA and Luxemburg.

Clear noon at the end of summer, 2020 - Pastel on paper 26 x 35 cm
Skyward, 2019 - Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm
Witnesses of both take-offs and losses, 2020 - Pastel on paper 25 x 33 cm
Summer noon, hot shrouded city, 2019 - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm

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