Edith Jung

"My works are seen as a creative exploration of internal worlds where archaic and yet timeless ciphers of magic, sacred character arise. I developed the technique on my own, the glossy colors have an atmospheric quality that allows one´s gaze to relax, as if looking far into the distance."

Beyond Blue - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm

German Artist, Edith Jung was born in Karlsruhe and studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. After completing her studies she completed a 6-month-long artist residency at Villa Massimo, Rome which was a significant experience that would greatly inspire Edith career. Her artwork has been exhibited across Germany, in Switzerland, Italy and the United States and is collected internationally.

White Shadow - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm
Legend - Mixed media on wood 120 x 110 cm
In Visible Silence - Mixed media on wood 115 x 85 cm
Eye In The Sky - Mixed media on wood 120 x 110 cm

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Kam Tim Lam

"My themes and inspirations come from little things, everyday life and old photos that I have taken. If I feel the photo impress upon me, I will use it for my painting idea. I will change the color tone, atmosphere and composition in order to get the ideal visual effect."

Memories Crossing By - Chinese ink painting 92 x 184 cm

Hong Kong artist,  Kam Tim Lam has worked in the fields of Graphic Design, Advertising, Design and Fashion Design. The past few years he has picked up his paintbrush and began his creative journey as a professional fine artist. Kam Tim Lam specializes in watercolor and new dimensional Chinese ink painting with a semi-realistic, modern style.

"Personally, I love heavier tones, strong color and high contrasts, and more sense of space in pictures. Some of my paintings reflect a fusion of Oriental and Western style and technique. I like experimenting with the composition in order to create a dramatic effect. I am also constantly seeking innovative ways to develop new techniques and new dimensions in my approach."

Kam Tim Lam has received international awards and prizes and has shown work in several exhibits in Hong Kong and China. He is a member of the Hong Kong Artists Association, the 彩之墨 Calligraphy and Painting Society, the Hong Kong 海濤 Color Ink Painting Club and IWS International watercolor Society Hong Kong.

 

Select Awards

2020 - "The 38th International Artavita Online Art Contest"  (Runner Up)

2020 - "Artist of the World Competition 2020 - Tall Sequoia Gallery" (3rd Place)

2020 - "Awesome Art Prize" (Silver Award)

2020 - "Fusion Art Prize -“Black & White” (Honorable Mention Prize)

2020 - “4th Prisma International Art Prize 2020” (Honorable Mention)

 

Select Exhibitions

2020 - Ink Global 500 Exhibition

2019 - Malaysia Online Juried All Medium Exhibition

2019 - 28th Tsuen Wan Arts Festival Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition

2019 - Hong Kong Haitao Ink Painting Exhibition

2019 - Choi Ink Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition

Ray Peeps out from Forest - Watercolor 39 x 54 cm
Leisurely …..Gazing - Watercolor 39 x 54 cm
冷月眏照 - Chinese ink painting 58 x 122 cm
Peace and Calm - Watercolor 54 x 78 cm

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Yvonne Maximchuk

"Art-making is a compulsion that defines me, wild nature is my muse, celebrating it is my mission. I am at home on my island, in the forest or at sea in my boat. Wildlife, marine mammals, the flowers, birds and passing clouds all excite and inspire me, with tremendous diversity and fabulous beauty."

Roses in June - Watercolour 8 x 11 in.

“Since childhood, my first memories are of nature, (roses, acorns, diamond-flashing dewdrops on spiderwebs, clouds) and drawing/colouring tools (crayons, finger paint, pencils and pens of all sorts) intertwined with a powerful emotional mix of joy, satisfaction and curiosity.

I received much support and self- identified as an artist the instant I heard the word for my compulsion.

A two-year post-secondary program in Graphic Arts and Illustration began my education and my professional life as an artist. First job was drawing frames for animated films and cartoons at Canawest Film Productions in Vancouver BC, however, love, then marriage and children diverted me from formal work or studies. My learning thereafter was self-directed.

As a ‘working artist’, and single mother of two, I managed to make a living with and develop my skills in watercolour painting along with the beautiful and functional art of pottery-making.

I was invited to teach adult education night classes which added to my skillset, and taught classes in White Rock BC for seven years, earning Instructor of the Year Award in 1985.

I re-married in 1986 and moved to Echo Bay, on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where my husband and I built a home, studio and art retreat. I offer personalized art inspiration to those who seek me out.

Two highlights of my education in art, and life, were painting workshops in France, the most significant a six-week session in 1985, in Avignon, France at the Centre d’Etudes Français de l’Institute Americain. These trips gave me insight into how the environment affects the painterly eye and ensuing artwork.

I became a published author in 1993 and am currently working on a novel set in my world.

I continue to take joy in my art practice, focusing on the ever-fascinating inspiration available in my wilderness home."

An Upwelling Sea - Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
Orca Buddies - Watercolour 10 x 14 in.
Home of the Harlequin Ducks - Acrylic 24 x 30 in.
The Grizzly Bears Picnic - Watercolour 14 x 20 in.

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Jerry L. Gadd

Jerry's current interests include not only the Mid-Atlantic Region but places and things from all over the United States, including landscapes, seascapes, portraits, florals, and still life. He works both in oils and watercolors. Jerry has recently renewed his interest in classical oil painting.

Portrait of Kathy - Oil 16 x 20 in.

Classically trained and a professional illustrator, with over forty years’ experience, Jerry Gadd is internationally recognized for his artwork.

After studying in Baltimore at the Le Millet School and the Maryland Institute, Gadd worked with nationally known watercolorists Claude Croney and John Pellew. While Croney and Pellew were known for representational approaches to watercolors, Gadd’s work in oils reflects those approaches and represents both genres of art.

Gadd’s work focuses on the Mid Atlantic, and The United States, as his inspiration comes from historic sites in Carroll County and Pennsylvania. His paintings include seascapes, florals, portraits and still lifes, inspired by his travels throughout the U.S.

Gadd has participated in Maryland State and Federal duck stamp competitions, winning awards for decoy carving and photography events. An article and painting of Gadd’s was published in International Artist Magazine, and he was a finalist in their monthly competition. He recently had work published in the September and October issues of Southwest Artist magazine. In September, 2016 under the Emerging Artist section, and in October 2016 under the Artist to Collect Section.

Summer Flowers - Oil 20 x 16 in.
The Rose - Watercolor 18 x 14 in.
Floral Fanfare - Watercolor 18 x 14 in.
Liberty Island Pigeons - Watercolor 18 x 14 in.

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Misure Nien

Born in: 1965, Taiwan

Lives in: Changhua City, Taiwan

Media: Painting, Watercolor, Mixed media, Drawing

Describe your work in 3 words: True goodness, love, peace

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Morning of Santorini - Watercolor 20.5 x 22.5 in.

Misure Nien has been painting in watercolor for over 30 years, and after working as an art teacher he decided to focus on his love for watercolor and teaching at his studio since 2000.

What themes does your work involve?

I like to paint landscapes and beautiful things. I took two weeks' holiday in Santorini, Greece. I lived at the villa of north Fira that has a good view field. I enjoy quiet trance alone and feel white mix blue value in the soft light of morning. The sunlight from warming tone to brightness across the building gradually transform the angle and blue hue value also changed. This is an amazing and comfortable feeling of nature.

Describe your creative process.

I like watercolor to create, watercolor's translucence is uniquely suited to paint water. Just as with water, watercolor captures the light. With careful observation, watercolor can also capture the shimmer or calm reflection of water as well as, if not better than, any other medium. Especially with a focus on capturing the light and shadow for dramatic effects very easily.

What influences your work? What inspires you?

I started to like graffiti when I was young. Graffiti can satisfy my imagination because reality is often far away. Gradually, I discovered that drawing is a joyful thing, rather than a way of describing it in words, and you can share your own thoughts or emotions through each person's visual feelings. Therefore, art has become a kind of spiritual support and balance most loved in my life.

What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?

If the viewers can feel the beauty of the paintings, they will be affected to take action. It's like deciding to give yourself a holiday to the place in the picture to relax which I think is good art.

What is the role of the artist today?

I think an artist should act as a messenger who conveys beauty and loves peace.


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Renate Merzinger-Pleban

Born in: 1942, Vienna, Austria

Lives in: Pressbaum, Austria

Media: Painting, Photography, Illustration, Watercolor, Drawing

Describe your work in 3 words: Landscape is everywhere

See More Work:  Austria Forum   http://www.kulturvernetzung.at  www.merzinger-pleban-verlag.at

Black Trees - Acrylic on paper 65 x 50 cm

"Lines and strokes by pencil or brush produce form, space, motion.
They give clear significance by strength and colour and also by letting blank the paper. Every stimulation comes from outside. As an answer to it my drawing and painting create the world outside new."

What themes does your work involve?
Landscape is everywhere, there does not exist no landscape. You only may fade it in favour of something in a certain moment subjectively important and interesting. For me landscape is a synonym for nature and nature is a synonym for indifference. Since ever nature makes me feel delivered because of its arbitrariness and fascinated because of its beauty. So the landscape is the favorite theme of my work as an artist.
Describe your creative process.
Looking around I always see landscapes (because there does not exist no landscape). Again and again I am fascinated and that's the beginning of a new work. I create lines and colours in order to work out all - for me - most important characteristics, till the moment the picture "tells" me: enough, well done or failed. Sometimes it seems more difficult to end working on a picture than to begin with it. There is nearly no possibility to correct the result of painting or/and drawing.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Working as an artist is a matter of dealing with the world around me. I have to find my position and - possibly - get echo. In my work I reduce nature to landscape. So it becomes concrete - maybe harmless - and a place of desire where emotion and thoughts may find a place to stay a while. My works show my highly personal view of a landscape - always without contradiction: nature never replies.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Art is good or it is not art. Producing art and also "consuming" art is a very individual process and that is OK in my opinion. It is probably the last important and completely free area for human beings to decide whether art is art or not. What makes a piece of art great for a certain person depends on his/her individual touchability and sensitivity. Apart from this: persons who have a high interest in art mostly make the same decisions regarding art.
What is the role of the artist today?
It is very simple: I am an artist because there is nothing that interests me permanently so much as fine art. The role of - any kind of - artists was and is: to take a very personal look at the world to show (express) this access to the world using his/her medium and offer others to share it. But necessarily without any force or compulsion - art is free! There is a general right of interest and also of no interest.


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Anabel Mayorga Ayala

“Feel through color and composition with an authentic sensitive language between. “Be" and not "be" from an abstract work of art to a realistic one without losing sight of Beauty.”

Entre Aguas - Watercolor 75 x 105cm

Mexican Artist, Anabel Mayorga Ayala has a clear love for painting. She has taken classes in various institutions and workshops and has participated in a variety of watercolor salons, through which she has also been selected for exhibition in museums as well as Honorable Mention awards of national range. Anabel showed interest in painting from a young age, actively producing work and experimenting to create her personal style. This passion fills her soul and continues to grow, develop and leave a mark in her path.

In 2012 she participated in the New York exhibit, “The Soul of Mexico” at Gateway Art center including renowned painters like Toledo Jazzamo. In 2017 she exhibited in “Thoughts of Water” selected through the International Watercolor Contest IWS. In 2018, she held her first solo show at the MUCIC Museum of the city of Cuernavaca entitled Síntesis y Silencio.

Anabel holds a degree  in Communication and Public Relations from Universidad Latinoamericana.

Extasis De Mi Alma - Watercolor 105 x 77 cm
Triste Belleza - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm
Sutileza - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm
Como Te Veo Me VI - Watercolor 76 x 56 cm

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Mikołaj Włodarczyk

Czacha w Agreście - Dry pastel, charcoal on paper 100 x 70 cm

Born 1983, in Poland, Mikołaj Włodarczyk now lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, USA. After completing a Master's Degree in Philosophy, Mikołaj worked various jobs; from carpenter to goldsmith to graphic designer until 2009 when he became a tattoo artist. Now he works as a full-time tattoo artist by day and as illustrator and graphic designer by night.

"In my work, I'm trying to combine and implement experience from different art fields. I experiment with different materials and techniques in order to achieve an interesting effect and later I translate this form to tattoos. I spend several years in Belgium and Spain tattooing and making art. For the past two years, I'm working on Belgium style BD with a seriously sarcastic philosophically-existential background.  In 2018, I  moved to the USA. Now I live in Columbus Ohio and I got involved with the Evolved Body Art tattoo and piercing studio."

Przedwieczny - Acrylic, ink, marker on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Glapa - Watercolor 21 x 29,7cm
Stalker Pietrow - Mixed media media on paper 29,7 x 42 cm
Smok nie jaszczurka - Ink on paper 21 x 29,7cm

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Lori Pitten Jenkins

"My art is all about untapped beauty. I love color and enjoy painting realistically creating a sense of drama."

"Art is when you hear a knocking on your soul, and you answer."

Prawns on Prongs - Watercolor 24 x 19 in.

Lori Pitten Jenkins lives in Melbourne, Florida, USA and is an avid runner, running in over 100 races including 2 marathons and over 20 half marathons. She performed with the Florida State University Flying High Circus from 1979 to 1983 with several acts including the Flying Trapeze.

Lori earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (1983) from Florida State University. In 2005 she revisited art by taking a watercolor class at a local museum and began entering shows in 2008. She is a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, FL and participates in about 15 outdoor shows within the state of Florida per year, including prestigious venues like Gasparilla, Winter Park, and Mainsail. With an increasing number of collectors her unique and masterful watercolors never fail to impress. Lori continues to paint every day.

 

Select Publications

2014 - December issue of “Watercolor Artist” as “Ones to Watch”

2015 - “Splash 16”, the Best of Watercolor

2015 - “Pratique des Arts” in the portfolio galerie

2017 - “The Art of Watercolours” 28th issue as “The Judges also Liked”

 

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September 2009 – Received Signature Status in Florida Watercolor Society.  Also Received awards at this venue in 2008, 2013, and 2015.

April 2009 – Received Signature Status in the Southern Watercolor Society.  Also Received awards at this venue in 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2017.

April 2013 – Received Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society’s 145th Annual International Exhibition, Received the Paul B. Remmey Award

November 2014 – Artworks of Eau Gallie -  Best of Show

January 2015- Images a Festival of the Arts, New Symrna Beach, FL – Best of Show

June 2017 – Received Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society’s 97th Annual International Exhibition.  Also Received awards in 2013 and 2017.

November 2018 – Cocoa Beach Art Show – Best of Show

Tools of The Trade - Watercolor 19 x 21 in.
The World Is Your Oyster - Watercolor 22 x 15.5 in.
Just Be Claws - Watercolor 19.5 x 14 in.
A Decided Fate - Watercolor 18 x 27 in.

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Glenn W Davis

"Art is a matter of interpreting memory, your emotional state, and your environment through a medium. It’s self-expression and a willingness to share a point of view or a state of mind. It’s also a device to question that point of view or state of mind."

Detritus V - Watercolor 228 x 152 mm

American Artist, Glenn W Davis is a graduate of New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. He is the recipient of a 1995 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant. He has been making art of one kind or another for over twenty-five years. He has dabbled in oils, acrylics, pen and ink, pastels, and graphite. Glenn focuses on watercolor for much of his recent work. He also teaches watercolor painting, pastels and drawing in various adult education centers and museums in and around the Cambridge and Boston vicinities. 

Ellen's Fog - Watercolor 508 x 406 mm
Northwood Morning - Watercolor 508 x 406 mm
Stormy Lake - Watercolor 508 x 406 mm
Detritus I - Watercolor 178 x 279 mm

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