Sharlene McLearon

"Some astrophysicists believe that the greatest music composers of the world channeled their musical compositions from the cosmos. I am inspired by the cosmos and all the energy within it. I believe I transfer universal healing energy into my work which emanates to all who view the work."

CAMEL FACE - Pencil on paper 35 x 41 cm, NFS

Anne Sharlene McLearon studied art in Canada at the Ottawa School of Art, Algonquin College, Carleton University and the National Gallery of Canada. International Studies include the Paris American Academy in Paris, France, Studio Giambo in Florence, Italy, and the Chautauqua Institute in the USA. Studies include art history, life drawing and painting, drawing, watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, colour theory, portraiture, Tibetan and Renaissance painting, sumi-e, sculpture, engraving, woodcarving, batik, copper enameling, photography and visual arts business. A docent at the National Gallery of Canada in the early 80’s, she specialized in fine art appreciation for children and conducted school tours in the National Gallery. 

Sharlene has participated in group show art shows in Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany and Italy. She had many solo exhibitions across Saudi Arabia. The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C., opened a file for her work in their archives. UNICEF selected her painting “Sunflowers” for a correspondence card in 1993 and marketed it in Europe and Asia. Her work can be found in more than 30 countries. 

In her career, Sharlene taught art and illustrated for magazines and books, worked in print and television journalism, published poetry, did public speaking, nursing and philanthropic work. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a dowser and a teacher of other healing energy systems. Since 2007 she has exhibited with Studio Giambo of Florence and has participated annually in the Artist Book exhibition in the Tuscany region, exhibiting in Florence, Pisa, Pontremoli and other cities as well as a virtual exhibition with Advancing Women Artists in Florence. Presently she is concentrating on a series of work, themed “Music of the spheres”. 

OASIS DOOR - Acrylic on canvas 122 x 76 cm, Sold
CAMILLE - Acrylic on canvas 101 x 76 cm, NFS
CONTEMPLATION - Acrylic on canvas 142 x 102 cm, $1200
PLEIADES TO CHOPIN - Acrylic & mixed media/collage on canvas, 41 cm diameter, NFS
Symbols Arriving - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas D. 61 cm
Symbols Arriving II - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas D. 61 cm
Phoenix & Cormorants - Acrylic on canvas 153 x 92 cm
Madam Butterfly - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas D. 61 cm
The Messiah - Acrylic and mixed media on canvas D. 61 cm

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Weronika Raczynska

You Were Seventeen That Time - Acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm €10000

 Weronika Raczynska was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. Between 1997-2002, she studied painting at the European Academy of Arts (EAS) in Warsaw, Poland. In 2002, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting (Honors). From 2008-2010, Raczynska studied Painting at The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Cracow, Poland. In 2010 completed post-graduate studies in painting. 

Weronika Raczynska has had 17 solo exhibitions and participated in over 120 group shows in Warsaw, Poland; Cracow, Poland, as well as in Basel, Switzerland; Kishinev, Moldavia; London, United Kingdom; New York, United States of America; Paris, France; Rome, Italy and Milan, Italy among others.

  In 2022, the artist received a scholarship from the Creation Support Fund of the ZAIKS Association of Authors. In 2022 she was awarded The Faces of Peace Art Prize by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, as well as an Artistic Excellence certificate from Circle Foundation for the Arts.

Paintings by Weronika Raczynska can be found in private collections in Poland and other countries of Europe, and also in New Zealand, the Philippines and the United States of America, as well as in public collections of the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GSW) in Wloclawek, Poland and the Office of Artistic Exhibitions (BWA) in Kielce, Poland.

Raczynska lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Slushy Fields - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm €6000
Girl With Iphone - Oil & acrylic on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm €6500
Overdose - Oil on cotton canvas 80 x 100 cm €6500
Orders - Oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm €8000

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Giovanah Faraco

“I consider myself a creator who loves to make art, accepts creative challenges, and always tries new things. I have a tendency to seek ways to learn new skills and knowledge to better myself. I believe that art connects, art unites, art transforms, and art is unique.”

EVA - Mixed Media, 110 cm x 70 cm - €2,600

Giovanah Faraco, originally hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, has traversed continents, residing in Australia and Italy in recent years, dedicated to studying and refining her artistic skills. Currently based in Guimaraes, Portugal, Faraco is an enthusiastic artist boasting a diverse skill set encompassing photography, painting, and various hands-on techniques. Recognizing herself as a creator who thrives on artistic challenges and constantly explores new avenues, she has a penchant for acquiring new skills and knowledge to enhance her craft continually.

Faraco firmly believes in the universal potential for learning from everyone, irrespective of age or background. She sees art as a powerful force that connects, unites, transforms, and, especially in the realm of painting, possesses a unique ability to evoke countless emotions and sensations. For Faraco, the essence of art lies in its capacity to communicate without words or movement, providing a compelling reason for her to create—to touch viewers uniquely and convey her beliefs and emotions through her art.

ARETHA - Mixed Media, 85 cm x 85 cm - €3,500
AGATHA - Mixed Media, 155 cm x 90 cm - €3,500
KIREI - Mixed Media, 25 cm x 30 cm - €800
MORENA - Mixed Media, 120 cm x 100 cm - €2,600

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Corinne

"I am a bark artist, I saw it falling from trees and used my imagination to put it to good use. It is prepared with bug spray and cleaned for my use; a lot of work is involved however and I love the trees. I admire Albert Einstein's quote, "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

"I love working with tree bark. I have taught myself and have been working with it for 20 years. I studied Art in year 12, and my mother was an art teacher. All my works are signed in bark."


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Herb Bardavid

"I am a Photographer and a Social Worker. I want to hear as many personal stories as I can and document them with my photography in my blog www.blog.herbbardavid.com"

Annie - Digital 9 x 6 in.

Herb Bardavid has been passionate about photography since he was twelve when he converted his family's only bathroom into a darkroom.  Since then, he has taken courses in photography and darkroom techniques at Projects Incorporated in Cambridge, MA., a school started by Minor White; The New School; The School of Visual Arts; and most recently, at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

Herb has had eight shows.  His first was in Cambridge, MA., in 1969, followed by the Third Eye Gallery in New York City, two shows in Great Neck, NY, a group show at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City, a juried show by the Long Island Center of Photography exhibited at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY and a group show at the Paper City Studios in Holyoke, MA.  He has been published in the WBAI Folio, the Gotham Gazette, and PDN Photo Magazine and reported on at NBC digital News as well as CBS News in NYC. 

As a psychotherapist, Herb sees things others may not. He views the world and its people through his own set of lenses, seeking change.

Herb Bardavid has taken courses in photography and darkroom techniques at Projects Incorporated in Cambridge, MA., a school started by Minor White; The New School; The School of Visual Arts; and most recently, at the International Center of Photography in New York City. As a psychotherapist, Herb sees things others may not. He views the world and its people through his own set of lenses, seeking change.

Street Vendor - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Getting Out - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Aging well - Digital 9 x 6 in.
Rock and roll no more - Digital 9 x 6 in.

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Xiangyu Huang 黃香瑜

“If you like something, remember it at any time. If you are interested in something, keep it at any time. This is the most interesting thing.”.

Xiangyu Huang-Black Swan Tribute (Black Swan Tribute) - Pastel on paper 52 x 3 NT $38,000

2023
Art Room Gallery Green” International Art Competition-Finalist

Gray Art Gray Art Online

Gray Cube Gallery-Waters Art Exhibition-Honors Competition

Hong Kong International Competition-e-competition-Silver Award

‧Cultural Anniversary Painting Competition Silver Award

Blooming (peony color) - Charcoal on paper 38 x 26 NT $18,000
Lotus (lian carp) - Pastel on paper 52 x 3 NT $38,000
Sea Travel (sea travel) - Oil on linen 72.5 x 50, NT $58,000
March Spring (March Spring) - Oil on linen 72.5 x 50, NT $58,000

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Vera Bonacci

"My goal in my current work is to go beyond realism and explore the energy, life, and vitality of the nature of my subject and theme. I hope you will enjoy the stories, be drawn into that kinetic energy and feel it in your own soul. I hope it will make you smile, wonder, tilt your head, and ponder."

Chasing Rhythms - Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 in. - $800

“I was born Jeannette Vera Luagina Veradina Bonacci in the United States, to Italian parents from San Mango d’Aquino. I grew up with the many traditions of food, faith and celebration. My father was a shoemaker and winemaker and my mom played the piano. The youngest of four children, I explored and invented in my own little world. I found art at a young age but had to fight for my desire to attend art classes and go on to college to major in Art and Theater. I became an Art Instructor for over 30 years and now I am finally doing what I have always wanted, to develop my own journey as an artist. My Art is signed using my birth name, Vera Bonacci, because my work reflects what is deep in my soul. My work is about celebration through dance, music and life’s moments of hope, joy, memories and just movement... Celebrating being human.”

Chip - Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 in. - $800
Going with Nana - Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 in. - $500
Beggar Woman in Spain - 20 x 30 in. - $800
Upbeat - Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 in. - $800

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Jaden Zen

“I drew a lot of thanks and love paintings, because I wanna spread thanks and love glossaries all around the world. Love & Peace to all the gracious human nature!”

Addicted to Eggs - Mixed Media, 31.5 x 41.0 cm, €700

6th place winner tie in the American Art Awards 2023 in Category 38, "Religious or Spiritual"
Artwork selected for "50 or Older 2023" Art Exhibition, organized by Las Laguna Art Gallery, California.
Exceptional Merit Certificate from the Global Talent Art Prize 3rd Edition 2023
Mellow Art Award Special Prize-winner!
Art Certification from Luxembourg Art Prize 2022
Artwork collected by Kaohsiung City Taiwan Illustration Design Festival 2021

Universe Sea - Mixed Media, 31.5 x 41.0 cm, €700
Over the Rainbow /Series-1 - Mixed Media, 31.5 x 41.0 cm, €700
Over the Rainbow /Series-3 - Mixed Media, 31.5 x 41.0 cm, €700
Over the Rainbow /Series-2 - Mixed Media, 31.5 x 41.0 cm, €700

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Susanne Claesberg

"My passion is depicting vibrant and lively animals with colored pencils because I love nature and the fascination, variety, and beauty of animals. Through my artwork, I aim to evoke emotions and raise awareness about the importance of protecting animals. Additionally, I support WWF, Animal Asia, and a leopard project."

The Butterfly - Colored Pencil, Black Drawing Carton 50 x 70 cm €2300

Susanne Claesberg, a German artist living in Herford, is self-taught with a lifelong passion for drawing. 

Fantastic Moment - Colored Pencil, Black Drawing Carton 35 x 50 cm €1800
Colorful Mandrill - Colored Pencil, Black Drawing Carton 70 x 50 cm €3200
The King - Colored Pencil, Black Drawing Carton 70 x 50 cm €3400
Play of Colors - Colored Pencil, Black Drawing Carton 35 x 50 cm €1600

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Nicole Collie

"I describe my work as abstract, with images that are colorful and textured, imbued with symbolism. My paintings have a celestial and ethereal feel because they represent our inner selves. I use acrylic, gels, plaster, wire, metals, nails, gold leaf, sand, glass beads, ink, and real flowers."

She ROSE Up - Acrylic, Gels, Ink, Molding Paste, Gold Leaf, Orchid 36 x 48 in. €8500

Nicole Collie, a Bahamian-born artist currently residing in the United States, traces the roots of her artistic journey back to her childhood, where a fluorescent green desk filled with coloring books and crayons ignited her creative spark. "My journey as an artist starts with vivid memories of that desk. It was bigger than life, and when I outgrew it, I began carrying the memories with me. I have a deep fondness for that desk," she reflects.

Her initial foray into art consisted of paintings depicting landscapes, flowers, and eventually, human subjects. Nicole's artistic exploration took shape with watercolors, utilizing the same seven colors familiar from elementary school. Despite this early preference, her artistic horizons expanded during her studies at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Initially resistant to acrylic paint, she discovered its appeal and adaptability, allowing for layering and texture that enriched her artistic expression.

While at the Art Institute, Nicole confronted her reluctance to paint nudes, a challenge rooted in her religious upbringing. However, the experience turned into a transformative journey as she gained confidence and self-esteem through her interactions with women willing to be painted. Ironically, painting nudes, once an act of rebellion and shock value, has become Nicole's primary focus. She explains, "I began painting nudes as an act of rebellion and for shock value. Raised in a modest home where nudity was never spoken of, conservative Bahamian culture made it particularly difficult for people to accept my art."

Nicole draws inspiration from women and other creatives, utilizing her art to symbolize empowerment, especially in portraying the female body. Rejecting societal pressures to conceal imperfections, she aims to encourage unconditional self-acceptance. "I enjoy painting the female body as a symbol of empowerment. Women spend so much time trying to look better, to hide or not acknowledge their flaws, and that is sad to me. My desire for everyone, especially women, is that we can accept ourselves unconditionally."

Ice Queen - Acrylic, Gels, Photography, Ink, Beads 18 x 24 in. €3500
Beyond the Negative - Speaking out LOUD - Acrylic, Gels, Ink, Plaster, Glass Beads, Gold Leaf 30 x 48 in. €5500
Wake Up - Acrylic, Gels, Ink, Photograph, Molding Paste, Gold Leaf, Orchid 30 x 40 in. €5000
What is in My Head - Acrylic, Gels, Ink, Photography, Sand, Plaster, Gold Leaf 36 x 36 in. €6500

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