GRACE

"I am a visual artist since 2008 when I began my career as a Surrealistic painter. I paint with oil on canvas."

Happy Astronaut - 80 x 50 cm

“I have loved painting since childhood, inspired by my grandfather who was a Musician and Conductor. Also one of my aunts was a remarkable charcoal painter. I love Surrealism. First I fell in love with Dali's paintings. Then I came across Vito Campanella's artwork and he became my mentor. In 2008 I began my art career 9 years earlier to get my retirement as a Medical Doctor.

I began watercolor and sketching with Professor Miguel De Petris until his decease in 2012. In 2013 I continued hyperrealistic techniques with Professor Villar for 5 years. Since then I am attending Professor Martha Magnani's art workshop. She is a very well-known artist in Argentina and abroad.

I have exhibited in my own Country, Argentina many times, and abroad also. In Mexico, three times, In 2015, 2016, and 2017. In Chile, once, and in the Carrousel of Paris twice. In 2018 and 2019.

I was selected to exhibit in Artexpo NY, due to the nature of my paintings in 2020 by the curators of an Argentinian Gallery. But this exhibit has been postponed to November 2021 because of the pandemic. I received a Certificate of Excellence from Circle Foundation this year. In fact, that certificate gave me great joy and satisfaction.

Painting is one of my passions. The other one is science. I find relaxation and joy in painting each of my artworks. After more than 30 years working in ICU and in ER as a Cardiologist, I have found that Art has given me a reward after so many years of practicing such a demanding profession that I love from the bottom of my heart.  I think that I am a lucky person. Because life has given me the opportunity to practice Medicine and also painting what I love the most. Surrealism.”

Jane Doe - 60 x 50 cm
Let Your Ideas Fly - 50 x 60 cm
Girl With Crystals - 70 x 70 cm
Warrior, Smoke And Flowers - 50 x 60 cm

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Johannes Genemans

​Flower Power for Art

Angelica, 2002 - Bronze H. 95 cm

Johannes Genemans is an international sculptor, fashion stylist of products "Made in Italy" who was born in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1942 and has been living in Italy since 1985. Genemans studied Figurative Sculpture in Pietrasanta, Carrara and Ancona. He has held numerous personal exhibitions in Italy and throughout Europe. An artist with strong sensitivity and precision, he retraces itineraries of classic figuration with ancestry, to the best Italian and European sculptural tradition. He excels in the creation of human figures and notable are his portraits, busts, commemorative monuments and symbolic images in various materials.

Orissa, Indian, 2012 - Bronze Lifesize
Dahlka, African, 2013 - Bronze Lifesize
Asmea, Arabia, 2015 - Bronze Lifesize
Sayuri, La Geisha, 2011 - Bronze Lifesize

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Cecilia Anastos Art

​"I am a multi-cultural and polyglot artist, Passion for creating unique paintings drives my inspiration. I have an eclectic personal and professional background that does not fit into a conventional artist's bio, and that is what you see in my paintings: my sense of humor, and no conventional rules."

Narciso Romano II - Acrylic paint on acid free paper 17 x 14 in.

“Why do I create paintings? There are many forms to express art. This is my explanation of my deepest reason to have chosen the fine arts to express myself.

The thrill of selecting the right palette… the infinite combinations of colors, tones, values… I feel I am on top of the world because I can make whatever choice I want - unchained to opinion or judgements. I paint whatever I want - whether others like it or not.

The challenge is having my hand holding the brush and interpreting what my imagination is projecting into the void. This journey to me is as important as the final product.

The feeling that crawls from my hand holding the brush when it touches the surface I selected to paint and my mind enters the zone and trust what the hand does… and there we are… the medium, the surface and my imagination unleashed.

All my paintings have a story, a piece of my soul, a raison d’être. Feel free to engage with me via social media or email me if you want to learn more about my paintings and the passion that drives my creations.

​I am a multi-cultural and polyglot artist, Passion for creating unique paintings drives my inspiration. I have an eclectic personal and professional background that does not fit into a conventional artist's bio, and that is what you see in my paintings: my sense of humor, and no conventional rules. I am a self-taught artist. I have learned long time ago to trust the teacher within and go to my inner world to fetch ideas for painting.

I have started a shoe portrait collection with the motto "If the shoe fits, paint it!"™

I love doing commissioned artwork... this gift of being able to interpret someone else's mind and image and turn it into art with my own flavor. Then, see the beautiful expression of the new owner of the painting... In essence, that painting has a piece of my soul.”

 

Exhibitions

February - June 2021 - Infinite Dream, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine - Juried

Awards

Artist of the Future 2020

La donna di F. D. Roosevelt - Acrylic and late x paints, and molding on 3mm wood panel 17 x 23 in.
Les femmes Heroiques - Acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas 30 x 20 in.
Flip Flop Brut - Acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvas 20 x 16 in.
Abstract 1 - Acrylic paint on acid free paper 14 x 17 in.

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Ari Székely

"Art gives me huge joy and helps me cope with everyday stress. I need to create during these bad times more than whenever. As a self-taught artist, I am proud of being able to create value."

Vintage irises - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm

Dr. Aranka Székely was born in 1966 in Transylvania, Romania. Having graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, she relocated to Hungary. Aranka is a doctor by profession and an artist by her passion and creative mind. She currently runs her private medical practice in Alsózsolca and Miskolc, Hungary.

As a self-taught artist, she tried her hand in different styles of painting from realistic to abstract using pastels, acrylic and watercolors. Aranka’s color palette is very vivid and at the same time very feminine. Aranka has participated in a lot of solo and group international exhibitions and has been awarded many times with international prizes. Her masterpieces are displayed in art magazines and yearbooks.

Bouquet of joy - Acrylic on canvas impasto 40 x 50 cm
Paris in the afternoon - Watercolour 40 x 50 cm
Sensuality - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Sensual dance - Watercolour 40 x 50 cm

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Winston M. Harrell Jr.

“A Chef with a Heart for Art.”

Moon over Mesa

Originally from California and now based in Mesa, Arizona, Winston M. Harrell Jr. is a creative spirit with a practice that involves culinary, music, dance, art and signing - just a few of his favorite talents. An illustrator with a flair for artistic drama, his acrylic works are a combination of edgy folk and line art. Enjoy the selection and visit his website for more great art.

Sitting on the Porch 11 x 17 in.
A view from Heaven - Acrylic 11 x 17 in.
A Mother's love - Acrylic 11 x 17 in.
Aztec Sun - Acrylic 11x 17 in.

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Stefania Grasso

Solitudine - Photograph 20 x 30 cm

Born in Vercelli in 1977, Stefania Grasso showed a marked talent for photography at a very young age. Her presented images highlight the sense of loneliness in a deserted city. Congratulations to the administration of the city of Vercelli for these magnificent decorations.

Stefania Grasso was born in Vercelli, Italy in 1977. She is an Italian biologist specialized in Microbiology. She started to photograph in 1990. In 2006 among 1172 photographers she won the 4th prize in a nature competition in Valle d’Aosta. Her favorite themes are travel photography, nature, landscapes and arts with photos of churches and monuments. She has gained some prizes in contests related to nature and arts and several covers for reviews, including Markos but also fotografare.com, N-photography, Photography Masterclass, Landscape Photography magazine. Some of her portfolios have been selected by CNN, BBC, National Geographics Italia, World of Art Magazine, Vogue, Wild Planet Photo Magazine. Recently she was included into Art Award Book with Vercelli 800 years of St. Andrews Basilica.

Light on the tower - Photograph 20 x 30 cm
Buon Natale da Vercelli - Photograph 20 x 30 cm
The light of hope - Photograph 20 x 30 cm
Piazza dei Pesci - Photograph 20 x 30 cm

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ATò

“I paint to feel good, I paint to bring out what has been stratified and covered over the years, my joys and my pains. In a few words, I paint emotions.”

Cuore Bacheca - Mixed media on canvas 120 x 120 cm

Anna Tozzi, aka Atò, born in Rome in 1965. She graduated in Graphics and Advertising from the European Institute of Design. She has two years of experience in a graphics studio and a series of collaborations for the design of coordinated brands and corporate images.

For years, Atò has been a passionate artist experimenting with different abstract painting techniques whose dominant theme is the expression of emotions through color and matter. Reflecting the artist's iridescent soul, the works acquire expressive content in their own processing: the mixture of acrylic and vinavil is poured onto the canvas and worked with a brush or palette knife, giving life to lines and contours. The traits and shades are initially not the real ones, the work acquires body and color only by drying out, forming an ever clearer "sign" as if the imprint of the artist's emotional state remained.

Black Horse - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Kintsugi - Mixed media on canvas 50 x 70 cm
Golden Holes - Mixed media on canvas 100 x 120 cm
White Light - Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100 cm

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Leila Bokel

"My work talks about the female experience, with their daily tensions and hopes for a better world. I have been working with several kinds of threads and fabrics which I dye myself. I use watercolors, threads, and fabrics which have been the focus of incredible and endless research."

Strange blue balls - Mixed media 27 x 27 x 19 cm

A remarkable Brazilian artist, Leila Bokel was born in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, where she lives and works today. She graduated from Santa University and is also a professional dancer. Bokel's artistic formation was at the School of Visual Arts, Parque Lage, Rio, Brazil. Since 2006, she had shown in group and solo shows all over the country and abroad. In 2017, Leila became a member of Circle Foundation and began showing at art fairs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

Transparent vase with Assemblage - Mixed media 28 x 21 x 19 cm
Five white rocks - Mixed media 25 x 50 x 45 cm 
Cotton Thread rock - Mixed media 15 x 21 x 18 cm
Broken Hanger - Mixed media 90 x 38 x 20 cm

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Magda Hanna Florartist

'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.' – Pablo Picasso

Delicious - Organic 25 x 20 cm

Magda’s environmentally friendly art is done with the flora; such as flowers, leaves, sprigs, barks of trees and powdered minerals to enhance and complete the discrete and limited colors of the flora. Her admiration for the infinite beauty of nature and her innate love of art leads her to create a fusion of Art and Nature in order to extend the beauty of this organic medium by giving it permanency and artistic value.

Magda’s art has been inspired by the human condition, daily life, events around the world, poverty, social injustices, and the cruel wars that blindly kill innocents… She depicts also the uneasiness that lives within people facing natural disasters. Magda is fascinated by the human face, especially the elderly, and by the wide range of expressions and emotions conveyed through the eyes. Now it is nature that represents and depicts man, and not man representing nature.

 

Education

Bachelor in Modern Literature,   Quebec University in Montreal (UQAM)

Certificate in Translation English to French, Concordia University in Montreal

Busy street - Organic 28 x 35 cm
The spectator - Organic 20 x 25 cm
Another shopping day - Organic 30 x 35 cm
Solitude - Organic 25 x 30 cm

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Valerie Ghoussaini

"So much of who I am is reflected in my art. I use an amazing array of colors, and my light-filled paintings express a range of emotions that stimulate the eye and the mind. A humanistic narrative runs through them as I try to tell a story with each of them; a visual reconstruction of my life."

Forbidden City in the Snow - Oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm

Valerie Ghoussaini is a professional artist who specializes in painting. Ghoussaini taught Art and Art History from 1980 to 1995 in the public and private sectors of the Detroit, MI school districts. Between 2003 and 2019 she worked privately with galleries and on commission. Between 2008 and 2019 she hosted and curated pop-ip galleries in both the USA and Europe, featuring both her own work and other artists.

She has exhibited in the 2015 and 2017 Venice Biennale, the latter show included a performance and audience interactive participation. Between 2015-2019 her clothing line appeared on shopvida.com and in 2016-2018 she did public art. Her sculpted turtle resides in the Naples, Florida zoo as part of the permanent collection and one of her beach paintings is part of the city art in Pompano Beach, Florida. In 2019-2020 she participated in THIRD ON CANVAS, Naples, FL, ARTBOX PROJECT, Spain and Switzerland, Reece Museum Art Show, Reece, TN. Shockboxx Gallery Show, Hermosa, CA.

Pole Fishing - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
The Bright Lights of Broadway Shine On... - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Florida Palms - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in.
Ode to 5 Pointz-Queens! - Oil on canvas 90 x 90

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