Ingrid McMillan

"I am interested in humanity, how we relate to ourselves and to one another. I think about relational conditions that either support or interfere with human connection and construct narratives using figures or nature to metaphorically describe our human experience."

Winterdance 2020 - Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.

Ingrid McMillan is a German-Canadian painter whose work is about humanity. Her collections are imaginative meditations on compassion and idealism. Each body of work consists of multiple oil paintings grouped around specific themes. “I construct narratives using figures and nature to metaphorically describe our interiority. I intuitively play at making the intangible tangible.” Ingrid’s work is influenced by Jungian psychology, spirituality and the psychological nuances in the work of great painters. Ingrid holds a BFA (Honours) and MEd (art) degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She worked as art educator, school counsellor and art consultant in a progressive public school division before painting full-time since 2018.

Spring 2020 - Oil on canvas 30 x 38 in.
Summer 2020 - Oil on canvas 30 x 38 in.
Tribe 2020 - Oil on canvas 30 x 38 in.
Summer II 2020 - Oil on canvas 30 x 38 in.

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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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Charles Wallis

"My art is an expression of my spirit to the spirit of others that connect with it. I seek to create a memory, a wish, a fantasy or moment of joy or peace in the soul of the viewer. I pursue ideas, color combinations or images that attract my attention and paint mostly impressionist or expressionist."

What A Great Day To Be Outdoors - Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 in.

American Artist, Charles Wallis (b.1944) is a graduate of the Baylor University Fine Art program. After college, he opened a graphic design studio beginning his career as a professional artist. His paintings reflect mastery of his craft and versatility in a variety of styles and media. He paints in a traditional realistic style, as well as creating impressionist, expressionist and abstract canvas.

Dawn At The Pond - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.
Dreaming Of Spring Wildflowers - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in.
Colorful Summer Countryside - Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Over The Hill Through The Woods - Acrylic on canvas 18 x 24 in

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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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Eberhard Marx

“I paint what I see. Things connect in the head and have to come out on the canvas. Art movements, styles and current tastes are basically irrelevant to me! For me painting is passion, life experience and ability, nothing more and nothing less.”

SETI - Oil on cotton canvas 60 x 50 cm

German artist, Eberhard Marx was born in 1951 in Dresden where he grew up. From 1968 to 1970, Marx worked as a ship electrician at VEB Warnowwerft Warnemünde. From 1970 to 1973 he did military service at the Volksmarine, 6th flotilla. Marx began training as a painter in 1979 in a cycle of studies that lasted until 1983 with Mentor Karlheinz Kuhn, Rostock. In 1981-3 he studied in Wismar with Alfred Heth and from 1983 to 1986 he did studies at the College of Applied Arts, Heiligendamm with  Prof. Heinz Wodzicka and Prof. Fritz Eisel. He went on to study at the University of Art and Design Halle Burg Giebichenstein until 1993. Since 2005, the artist has resided in Sinzig am Rhein.

Solanum Tuberosum - Oil on painting board 40 x 30 cm
Red Mask and the Wolf - Oil on cotton canvas 50 x 40 cm
Small Water Music - Oil on cotton canvas 50 x 40 cm
Pedigree - Oil on cotton canvas 50 x 40 cm

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Hildegard Christina Risse

"I studied for four years at a private art academy in Düsseldorf with diploma, www.fafm.de and then for three years at a private art academy in Kolbermoor near Munich with Prof. Markus Lüpertz and became a masterclass graduate with diploma."

Letter to a far away love - Mixed media on canvas 70 x 70 cm

German artist, Hildegard Christina Risse paints mostly in an abstract expressionist style but also works figuratively. A freelance painter, she maintains her studio in  Düsseldorf and actively exhibits in Europe and the USA. In January of 2021, Risse was interview by Paul Zimmerman, published in Spotlight Magazine. You can see more of her artwork on Instagram @hildegardchristinarisse and Saatchi Online.

Untitled - Acrylic on canvas 90 x 110 cm
Untitled - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm
Untitled - Mixed media on canvas 90 x 110 cm
Untitled - Acrylic on canvas 90 x 110 cm

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Gyuhye Yeon

Gyuhye Yeon's work revolves around nature, culture, daily life, and the people of Korea. She likes the process of immersion and draws with various techniques and materials.

For Marc Cijan, 2020 - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm

Gyuhye Yeon graduated in Fine Arts from the Hongik University. Her work revolves around Korean nature, culture, everyday life, and people. She actively exhibits her realistic watercolors, water acrylics internationally including most recently, Women’s Essence at Palazzo Velli Expo, Rome, Italy, the LA ART Show in Los Angeles, the 2015 World Watercolor Triennale, Kyunghee Palace Museum, Seoul, Korea and her solo show in 2015 “Spring, summer, Fall and Fall” at M Gallery, Daejeon, Korea.

Mom and kids, 2019 - Mixed media 56 x 65 cm
Beautiful Korea, 2020 - Acrylic 90 x 70 cm
Parents of this age and me, 2019 - Mixed media 130 x 100 cm
Girl and Pope, 2021 - Acrylic 76 x 65 cm

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Violeta

"Of the different art techniques that I enjoy using, currently I am presenting my drawings in ink. In these works, I explore the beauty of a simple line. At a first glance, the subjects of my drawings are the most ordinary things, but on a closer look, many more layers of meaning become visible!"

Gown I - Ink on handmade paper 55 x 65 cm

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, Violeta graduated from the College of Decorative Arts in Kaunas, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania. Since 1986 she has taken part in over sixty exhibitions in Eastern end Western Europe and was a member of the former International Guild of Leather Artists. Her works have been added to the collection of the Čiurlionis Museum of Art in Kaunas and private collections all over the world. Violeta now lives and works in Franeker, The Netherlands.

My work consists of three distinct styles, each with their own material and technique. When using leather my works are decorative, more abstract, and sober in colour.  In my paintings, I deal with the human figure, both in portraits and scenes of daily life. Currently, however, my focus is on drawing. In these drawings, I am not trying to convey meaning but to evoke an emotion in the viewer. My focus is on the beauty of the line. While drawing, I play the line as if it were an instrument; I paint with the line. Sometimes, I supplement the drawing with painted colours, and elements of collage to make the effect of the piece stronger.

Beatle - Ink and acrylic on handmade paper 55 x 80 cm
Gown II - Ink on handmade paper 55 x 65 cm
Relativity - Ink and acrylic on handmade paper 55 x 80 cm
REX - Ink and acrylic on handmade paper 55 x 80 cm

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Léonce Lemmens

"While painting I have no limits. I love to experiment and find out how mixed materials match. I try to convey my thoughts and emotions on the canvas, which can be a struggle but it’s always a challenge. My inspiration comes from everywhere: occurrences in daily life, people I meet, mix of cultures, contrasts spotted in cities or nature, colors. What touches my heart I translate in my work."

Untitled 5511 - Acrylic, mixed media 60 x 80 cm

Dutch artist, Léonce Lemmens creates contemporary modern paintings. Working with acrylics, oil, collages and mixed media she paints personal and timeless pieces. Her paintings consist of endless layers of built-up colors and mixed textures. Applied paint gets removed again, after which new layers are created with new elements and colors. It's a playful and inquisitive process, resulting in abstract expressionist art pieces that tell a story each time.

Léonce Lemmens studied at the Art Academy but turned early on in a different direction and worked in corporate organizations and healthcare until 2014 when she picked up painting again.

Let's celebrate - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm
Untitled 5507 - Acrylic, mixed media 100 x 100 cm
Mix&Match - Acrylic, mixed media 50 x 50 cm
Cartagena -Acrylic, mixed media - 100 x 140 cm

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Maarten Welbergen

"Although I work in the tradition of Realism, I always look for its boundaries to give my art a personal touch!"

After midnight - Oil paint on canvas 50 x 50 cm

After graduating (1978) the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Dutch artist Maarten Welbergen continued his education in a 3-year program at the state University of Art, Amsterdam. Already working on commissioned portraits, he created paintings in a wide range of themes; portraits, nudes, still liffe, landscapes and townscapes. At the same period he picked up sculpting and stone carving.

Welbergen exhibits regularly in Holland —Gallery Petit, Gallery van Heijningen, Gallery Morren and museum Mohlmann. He is a member of the artists' society Pulchri and the Prague Society: Sdruzeni maliru, as well as other international organizations including in Russia, Turkey and France. Maarten Welbergen's works are in private and corporate collections including of ING Bank. With several publications including features in articles, books, magazines and newspapers, he received a 2017 Excellence Certificate at Palm Art Award and was nominated in 2018 for the Dutch Portrait Award.

“A recognizable style and unique, powerful approach characterize Maarten Welbergen's practice. We can discern abundant technical ability as well as a clear conceptual vision in the cohesive series of minimal, atmospheric canvases this artist has to show us.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, Circle Foundation Director

The moment - Oil paint on canvas diameter 50 cm
Waxing wintermoon - Oil paint on canvas 70 x 120
The homecoming - Oil paint on canvas diameter 50 cm
The solitary cyclist - Oil paint on canvas 45 x 120 cm

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