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)

 

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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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