Angélique Véré

Angélique Véré est une artiste plasticienne française depuis 2012. Mariée depuis 1996, elle est maman de deux garçons. Elle a commencé à dessiner et à peindre en 2000 suite à la découverte de la maladie génétique rare de son fils aîné. Depuis 2014, elle habite près de Lyon.

Angélique Véré is a French plastic artist starting in 2012. Married since 1996, she is the mother of two boys. Angélique began drawing and painting in 2000 following the discovery of her first son’s rare genetic disease. Since 2014, she lives close to the city of Lyon.

L'humanité - Photo-poésie A4

“Descendante d'un arrière-grand-père peintre et d'une artiste grand-mère photographe en Mayenne, j'ai commencé à dessiner et à peindre en 2000 comme amateur. J'ai suivi des cours d'arts plastiques en 2003 et 2004 près de Lorient en France. J'ai exposé en 2012, 2013 et 2014 près de Rouen puis en 2019 dans le magazine loft et décoration en 2019 à Paris, puis à Lyon avec Circle foundation. J'ai exposé aussi à Miami (Floride) et sur Wwa de Santa Barbara (Californie) et avec New Horizons de Dubaï (Emirats arabes unis) en 2020. En 2021, je vais exposer à Barcelone (Espagne), à New-York (USA) et à Tokyo (Japon) avec WWa.”

"Descendant of a great-grandfather painter and an artist grandmother photographer in Mayenne, I started to draw and paint in 2000 as an amateur. I took plastic arts courses in 2003 and 2004 near Lorient in France. I exhibited in 2012, 2013 and 2014 near Rouen then in 2019 in the loft and decoration magazine in 2019 in Paris, then in Lyon with Circle Foundation. I have also exhibited in Miami (Florida) and on WWA in Santa Barbara (California) and with New Horizons in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in 2020. In 2021, I will be exhibiting in Barcelona (Spain), in New York ( USA) and in Tokyo (Japan) with WWA.”

Doudou et son bateau - Acrylic painting A3
La cascade de Glandieu - Aquarelle A3
Le lac de Serre-Ponçon - Aquarelle A3
Les animaux de la forêt - Aquarelle A3

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Bobby Kim Ling Chen

"What is nonconventional in yesteryears may be today's contemporary and tomorrow's glory."

Silence Gallery - Digital media 1080 x 1920 pixels

Bobby is an “end-to-end” digital artist who does all the work himself with specialised skills in image/video processing, using diversified methods and multiple software to derive his creatives.  

Bobby likes colorful stuff. Although some of his works may carry similar themes, he believes “while imagination has no border, art has no limit,” and that includes injecting of digital science into the presentation process of his creatives.

Bobby believes that most artworks existed due to the intention of the artist to “communicate” with others. In recent years, the rapid advancements in digital science may have added more venues, which may otherwise be lacking in traditional arts. These advanced techniques could include using Augmented Reality (AR), audio and video, cinemagraph, website, metaverse, etc., This application of digital science on traditional arts created a hybrid known as “Digital Arts”, which is understood by many as “artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process”. 

The Young Ones USA - Digital media 1080 x 1920 pixels
Dancing On The Street - Digital media 1080 x 1920 pixels
Metaverse Envying Earth - Digital media 1080 x 1920 pixels
Metatown - Digital media 1080 x 1920 pixels

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Jesus Martin

“Talent and good work are the purity of beauty. Art is born from personal experiences that the artist carries inside him like a treasure, when with time and perseverance he manages to get them out of the inside, the resulting product is called Art.”

“El talento y el buen hacer son, la pureza de la belleza. El Arte nace de unas experiencias personales que el artista lleva guardadas en su interior como un tesoro, cuando con el tiempo y la perseverancia logra sacarlas de adentro, el producto que da como resultado se llama Arte.”

esús Martín was born in 1977 in La Palma, Canary Islands, and studied and worked there until 2004 when he moved to Tenerife (Canary Islands). His passion for art began at an early age. Jesús Martín worked in the construction industry as a construction manager.

While working he continued to explore different mediums of painting, painting every day in the evenings and on weekends, and finally decided to turn his passion for art into a profession in 2011. Since that day, there has been no turning back.

Jesús Martín held his first art exhibition in October 2009 in Tenerife and his performance was well-received by his circle of followers. Since then he has exhibited his work in many places around the world, from Barcelona, France, Slovenia, Holland, Italy, Colombia, China, the United States, Argentina and a long etc.


Jesús Martín nació en 1977 en La Palma (islas Canarias), estudió y trabajó hasta 2004, momento en que se trasladó a Tenerife (islas canarias). Su pasión por el arte comenzó a temprana edad. Jesús Martín trabajo en la industria de  la construcción como encargado de obras.

Mientras trabajaba siguió explorando diferentes medios de pintura, y pintaba cada día por las noches y los fines de semana, y decidió, finalmente, convertir su pasión por el arte en  una profesión en 2011. Desde ese día, no ha habido vuelta atrás.

Jesús Martín celebró su primera exposición de arte en octubre de 2009 en Tenerife y su actuación fue bien recibida por su círculo de seguidores. Desde entonces ha expuesto su obra por multitud de lugares en el mundo, desde Barcelona, Francia, Eslovenia, Holanda, Italia, Colombia, China, Estados Unidos, Argentina y un largo etc...


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Judi Forney

"My motto has always been: Creating art that connects with spirit. Sometimes I receive images while meditating, occasionally while daydreaming, I'm always open to the influences of intuition."

"What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power and genius in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fog's In - Pastel on pastelbord 18 x 24 in.

"My art represents my connection to spirituality. When I connect with the magic of the universe everything flows with inspiration and guidance. My style of painting varies from Surreal to capturing moments in nature but they always reflect my unique perspective. My philosophy is that we should discover our inner core of creativity during our lives journey and we should bring those lessons to our art."

Judi was born in Hollis, New York and is now living in Redding, CA.

My Home on the Beach - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Swept Away - Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in.
Chain of Hearts - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in
Dancing in the Wind - Oil on canvas 36 x 40 in.
Breaking thru to Spirit - Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in.
Look what the Tide washed in - Oil pastel 18 x 24 in.
First Light - Oil on museum canvas 30 x 40 in.
Take the Path that goes up - Oil 18 x 24 in.
Serenity in the Midst of Chaos - Oil on museum canvas 30 x 40 in.

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Carmen Kroese

“Ich versuche Bilder zu erschaffen, die Emotionen beim Betrachter auslösen, zum Nachdenken anregen, provozieren aber auch Freude bereiten. Meine bevorzugten Themen sind Tiere und immer wieder Menschen mit all ihren Gefühlen und Schicksalen.”

"I try to create pictures that trigger emotions in the viewer, stimulate thought, but also provoke joy. My favorite subjects are animals and, again and again, people with all their feelings and fates."

Was bringt die Zukunft - Mixed media 80 x 80 cm

Carmen Heidi Kroese has been living in the gemstone town of Idar-Oberstein since 2019. She previously worked in Switzerland as an interior designer, managing director and painter. She received her artistic training at the Neue Kunstschule Zürich, Switzerland, as well as from some outstanding artists. 

For her, painting is a vocation, obsession, passion and fulfillment. The variety of techniques and experimenting with materials inspires her again and again. Building materials, plaster and gypsum, sand, marble powder, rust and verdigris, wax chalk and much more are used. Watercolours, acrylic and oil paintings, figurative pouring paintings, mixed media and wall paintings are created.

Carmen does not strive for an individual style and does not paint in a specific direction, preferring figurative representation, slightly abstracted or integrated into an abstracted background. She finds inspiration in nature, in events around the world that tigger emotions, but also in the willingness to experiment.

Her favorite subjects are animals and again and again people with all their feelings and destinies. She tries to create images that tigger emotions in the viewer, stimulate thought, but also provoke and spread joy. She is facinatet by light and shadow, concrete representations combined with abstraction, complementary colors an structures. An ever-repeating game of contrasts and dualites.

Carmen has received many prizes and awards for her work. Since the year 2000 she takes part in many national and international exhibitions and trade fairs.

Active exhibition activity at home and abroad since the year 2000. Her works are in public and private collections in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, France, Austria, Italy and Poland.


Carmen Heidi Kroese lebt und arbeitet seit 2019 in der Edelsteinstadt Idar-Oberstein. Zuvor war sie in der Schweiz tätig als Innenarchitektin, Kauffrau, Geschäftsführerin und Malerin. Ihre künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt sie an der neuen Kunstschule Zürich, Schweiz sowie von einigen hervorragenden Künstlern. 

Die Malerei ist für sie eine Berufung, Besessenheit, Leidenschaft und Erfüllung. Die Vielfalt an Techniken und das Experimentieren mit Materialen begeistert sie immer wieder aufs Neue. Es kommen Baumaterialen, Putz und Gips, Sand, Marmormehl, Rost und Grünspan, Wachs, Kreiden und vieles mehr zum Einsatz. Es entstehen Aquarelle, Acryl und Oelbilder, figurative Pouringbilder, Mischtechniken und Wandmalereien.

Carmen strebt keine individuelle Handschrift an und malt auch nicht in eine bestimmte Richtung, wobei sie der figurativen Darstellung den Vorzug gibt, leicht abstrahiert oder in einen abstrahierten Hintergrund eingebunden. Die Inspiration findet sie in der Natur, in Geschehnissen weltweit die Emotionen auslösen aber auch in der Experimentierfreudigkeit.

Ihre bevorzugten Themen sind Tiere und immer wieder Menschen mit all ihren Gefühlen und Schicksalen. Sie versucht Bilder zu erschaffen, die Emotionen beim Betrachter auslösen, zum Nachdenken anregen, provozieren aber auch Freude verbreiten. Dabei faszinieren sie Licht und Schatten, konkrete Darstellungen kombiniert mit der Abstraktion, Komplementärfarben und Strukturen. Ein sich immer wiederholendes Spiel von Kontrasten und Dualitäten. 

Für Ihre Arbeit erhielt Carmen schon viele Preise und Auszeichnungen. Seit dem Jahr 2000 nimmt sie an vielen nationalen und internationalen Ausstellungen und Messen teil.

Rege Ausstellungstätigkeit im In-und Ausland seit dem Jahr 2000. Werke von ihr befinden sich in öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen in der Schweiz, in Deutschland, Holland, Frankreich, Österreich, Italien und Polen.

Begegnung - Oil 100 x 90 cm
Naledi - Plaster, marble powder, rust and verdigris 100 x 70 cm
Krieg II - Acryl 80 x 10 cm
PEACE III - Acryl Schellack 60 x 60 cm
Edelsteinkönigin - Acrylic 50 x 70 cm
Prachtskerl - Acrylic and oil 100 x 80 cm
NO WAR - Acryl Schellack 60 x 60 cm
NO WAR II - Acryl Schellack 40 x 40 cm
PEACE II - Acryl Schellack 40 x 40 cm

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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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Jean Jacques Porret

Born in: 1941, Switzerland
Lives in: Chicago, USA
Education: Mechanical Engineering Degree | Business Administration Degree
Describe your art in three words: Sensual, Pleasing, Attractive
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Songe Matinale - Cast Bronze, Edition of 3, $18,000

"I consider myself an expressionist as I am more interested in communicating an abstract feeling or idea than an actual image. I use recognizable forms to evoke emotions and stimulate sensations."

What themes does your work involve?
Motion in human figures
Describe your creative process.
Starting from a series of sketches, each out of my own imagination creating an image that is attractive, sensual and pleasing to the eyes. I try to create my own style, my own path out of my imagination. I than create the sculpture in clay, making sure that the 3 dimensions remain as visualize on the sketches. A new piece is never actually finished, as other items such as patina, color, base material and size will need to be considered which is typically taking place after the molding, wax and casting is completed.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
I try to remain myself, independent, not to be influenced by others, creating my own path. It's rather difficult not to be influenced. I met many great sculptors of the 60s, 70, 80,s and was influenced by them back than, but not anymore, I constantly need to be very careful and reject being influenced. I create my own style, my own path,. I create out of my imagination. I make art because I love it, it's relaxing, and for the satisfaction of having created a beautiful piece of sculpture.
What are your goals and plans as an artist in 2023?
Unfortunately people don't look at the beauty of things anymore and inspiration is getting lost. I believe my sculptures are sensual, attractive and pleasing to the eyes and to the touch. People don't need to wonder what it is, what does it look like, what is it supposed to be or to look like. My plan is to continue doing more of what I'm doing in creating. Being represented by some of the great galleries around. I believe I am creating something to outlast me in this world, I need more recognition.
How do recent advancements in technology affect your art practice? How may recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (image generator software) affect the definition of fine art?
It basically did not, except in the enlargement and fabrication of an existing created 3D sculpture.
What is the role of the artist today?
Everything in life is inspiration, the sun rising over the horizon, a storm over the lake, etc. What is not, in comparaison, is the new wave of electronic, smartphone, and all these which people are getting hooked to today. People don't look at the beauty of things anymore, and basic inspiration is getting lost. As an artist creating sensual, attractive and pleasing 3 D sculptures, which people don't need to wonder what it is, what does it look like, what is it supposed to to be, but just enjoy and be inspired.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
There are no clear definition of the word "ART" . Everyone have a different definition, We cannot learn to be a creator, an artist. That's something one is born with. Lots of people are trying to be artists, but they lack that little crazy item called being creative. For me it's related to "IMAGINATION". It's for the cook to use just the right amount of salt on the potatoes. Look at Jacques Peppin, the perfect artist in cooking, no cookbooks, no teleprompter, he just do it, create a meal using his feeling, his imagination. Visual art need to be pleasing to the eyes and touch, wanting to live with it.
Vagabonde - Cast bronze, Edition of 3, $20,000
Rencontre Nocturne II, 2021 - Cast bronze, Edition of 3, $32,000
Illusion Intime - Cast bronze, Edition of 3.$22,000
Belle du Soir - Cast Bronze, Edition of 3, $24,000

 


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Maria Teresa Guala

La lampada assonnata, 2022 - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

Italian artist, Maria Teresa Guala was born in Turin in 1947. Her father was a painter and advertiser (he got the contract of Italia 61, TO Esposizioni), coming from an important family of artists in Monferrato. Maria Teresa studied at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin in the '60s with the lead of Prof. Scroppo. She interrupted her activity for a long time and resumed in 2000 with a solo exhibition at Micrò Galery, Turin and at Promotrice of Fine Arts, Turin 2001.                                                                   

Maria Teresa collaborates with the MIT Museum of Turin and spent two months in Chicago (Zhoo Center). In summer 2017, she participated in the Triennale of Rome and worked with galleries in the United States winning a contest whit Artavita Santa Barbara to participate in Art Basel. She was also contacted by VIDA, a fashion house at San Francisco to work as a designer.   

 


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Enigmas of signs, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions

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On the intimate balance between line and colour live the pictorial emotions of Maria Teresa Guala. Abstraction and spirituality, depth and denunciation of living generate, in the artist's figuration, a spontaneous expressionism of signs suspended between topicality and archaism. The forms inspired by Outsider Art evoke mysterious entities transfigured into instinctive aesthetic devices. Enigmas of sign, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions. The artist moulds the images with an impetuous narrative force, overcoming rigidity and superstructures to flow into a free and spontaneous dimension of the pictorial gesture. A total light pervades the substrate and is animated by vehement gestures with a restless and feverish, material and allegorical sign, generating synthetic and vibrant sensitive sequences. The two-dimensional choice of the primordial stroke goes beyond naturalistic mimesis to seek in space the revealing essence of autonomous drives that decree the absolute freedom of figuration. Graphic-ideative assonances emphasize an ancestral dimension between indefinite symbolic spaces and arcane labyrinths of a distant past. Prof. Gianluigi Guarneri, May 2020

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Enigmas of signs, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions.

Fuochi di Capodanno, 2022 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
La défaite, 2022 - Acrylic on canvas 70 x 80 cm
La vela, 2007 - Mixed media on board 30 x 40 cm
Dispersione,2007 Acrylic on board 60 x 80 cm

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Shaoqing Wu

Chinese artist, Shaoqing Wu was born in 1951. A first-class artist and guest professor at China Huaxia Jujiang in Calligraphy and Painting, she is currently the Vice President of the traditional culture Research Institute of China Baijia. Wu is also the Director of Beijing Guodu ink rhyme calligraphy and painting Academy and an Academician at Beijing contemporary painting and Calligraphy Academy. Shaoqing Wu has featured in CETV China Education Television episodes "Ink painting" and "Masters' lecture".

Shaoqing Wu has entered the Encyclopedia of International People; the famous artists Library of the world-famous calligraphy and painting network; Celebrity dictionary; Dictionary of outstanding contemporary Chinese writers and artists; Dictionary of Chinese literary and artistic figures, yearbook of contemporary calligraphers and painters. He has successively won the honorary titles of "national advanced figure in poetry, calligraphy and painting", "national elite figure in poetry, calligraphy and painting", "model figure of Chinese poetry, calligraphy and painting", "20 key recommended artists" and "Chinese meritorious artist".

In recent years, she has won 22 awards in various calligraphy and painting competitions at home and abroad, including six gold awards and one special prize. Among them, four works were respectively in the 161st "Paris International Art Salon Award" competition in 2022; 2022 international art competition 2nd International waterscape selection online exhibition (USA). She won awards in the 12th Annual animal online international competition (USA) and other international competitions. Many of Wu's works have been compiled into books, picture albums and she actively exhibits her work. Her 79-meter-long scroll of 'Galloping Horse' drawing with 1069 horses have been praised by art circles at home and abroad. She has been invited to participate in the recording of the Spring Festival Gala of calligraphy and painting on the Central Education station multiple times. She has participated in the national annual meeting of calligraphers and painters and creative summits and Summit Forum.


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Vileisis

“When I painted "The Paris Cat" I was inspired by the beauty and charm of Paris. "The Arctic Lullaby" was inspired by author Jack London's book "The White Fang". ’’The Plants’’ and "The Tree’’ were inspired
by nature’s beauty. " The Eagle" was inspired by my dreams.”

The Paris Cat 2

From Lithuania, Vileisis was a meticulous artist at school. Vileisis won 6th place in the "Wildlife" competition organized by International Artist journal (Nr.91, 2013).

 

Plants
The Arctic Lullaby
The Eagle
Tree

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