Marc van der Leeden

"Utilizing a very limited palette with graphite outlines and simplicity of design I create contemporary paintings with a panoramic view of the world."

The Tortuous Tree - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.

Born 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Marc van der Leeden earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and M.D. Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Largely a self-taught artist he has exhibited nationally in solo shows in New York City and Vermont. A member of Northeast Watercolor Society and Academic Artists Association, Springfield Massachusetts, van der Leeden’s art has been published in Watercolor Magazine and "How Did You Paint That? One Hundred Ways to Paint Landscapes, Vol. 1."

Very recognizable and cohesive, van der Leeden’s series of works seem to utilize the full capacity of the watercolor medium. Although free and painterly, his brushstrokes become contained within the outline of each juxtaposed shape, creating a puzzle-like field where each form, hue, or brushstroke seems to be exactly in place allowing for the generation of a representational and very structured, architectural composition.

Lighthouse with Visual Aura - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Goldfish #1 - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Pemaquid in Black - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Three Koi - Watercolor 10 x 30 in.
Lighthouse #4 Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Harpswell Maine Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
The Bungalow Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Three Irises Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)
Lighthouse #7 Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)

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S.O. Sivertsen

"I know a great deal about unrest. White paper makes me uneasy. I like it raw and far from picturesque and have put on some marks to guide the painting. Often I get surprised. In fact always. Then I’m happy for a while. Style? Don't know. What it's about? Can't say – because then everybody knows."

Riverbank - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 50 cm

Stig-Ove Sivertsen lives and works in Mosjöen, Northern Norway, and has over the years participated in many exhibitions in Norway and abroad. A self-taught artist, he works mainly with watercolor as well as acrylic and photography. A member of NFUK (Norwegian Association of Independent Artists), he maintains a personal gallery, Galleri SOS and has exhibited at Atelier Valva, Vefsn Museum and The Swedish Loft in Norway as well as The 66th Northern Norwegian Art Exhibition 2012 and Mid-Nordic Art Festival. Sivertsen’s works reflect a freedom and passion with which he seems to approach his medium. Skillfully executed these watercolors reveal the artist’s unique visual perspective and a strong ability to control the brush but also disclose a surrendering to the medium, letting the brush, the color and the water guide the creation of each unique field of the composition.

Time to Dance - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Facade - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Prospect - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 45 cm
Imagined Reality - DGA (photo/watercolor) 50 x 33 cm
Mostly Dry Weather, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm
Touch of Gray, Watercolor on paper 35 x 57 cm
2 fruits, Watercolor on paper 44 x 55 cm
Thanks For Lending Me, Watercolor on paper 53 x 39 cm
Changing Weather Conditions, Watercolor on paper 56 x 76 cm

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S. KOLYVAS

"The fluidity of watercolor, the essence of the material itself states this continual change of nature and as a result the ephemerality of the cycle of life.”

Litany - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm

Greek painter, Spyros Kolyvas was born in Corfu and studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts in the 1st Painting Workshop. In the academic year 1997-98, he received a scholarship and a grant from the State Scholarship Foundation Ι.Κ.Υ. He is a Member of the Greek Chamber of Visual Arts with work found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad. Kolyvas has had four solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Litany II: Gerasimos - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm
Untitled - Watercolor 24 x 32 cm
The Path - Watercolor 32 x 29 cm
The Boats - Watercolor 68 x 66 cm

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Cristina Terzian

"I admire Claude Monet and other Impressionists; the colors and the transparency of watercolor inspire me. The fresh air that it transmits and the difficulty in their technique are inspiring for me."

Between Trees - Watercolor 32,5 x 48 cm

Argentine painter, Crister was born in Buenos Aires and holds a Bachelor’s in Teaching (1983) and has a National Painting Teacher Diploma issued by the National School of Fine Arts, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, current IUNA (1988.) Crister has a BA from National General San Martin University (2008). From September 1989 to date she has worked as an Art Professor for the public education system in Buenos Aires and her career focuses especially on watercolor.

The House Of Gualeguaychu - Watercolor 33,5 x 49 cm
The Spot Of The Dragonflies - Watercolor 48 x 64,5 cm
Paisaje de Balcarce - Watercolor 30 x 30 cm
La Vue deLÓr - Watercolor 39 x 57 cm
The Inn - Watercolor 47,5 x 32 cm
The Pond - Watercolor 33,5 x 49 cm
Giverny - Watercolor 30 x 30 cm


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Arlene Cornell

"I am very moved by the subjects I paint. My paintings are an attempt to crystallize a moment in time -- memories which perhaps remind us of special moments in our lives."

Boardwalk - Watercolor 9 x 12 in.

American artist, Arlene Cornell has had major exhibits in galleries in NYC (NY), Toronto (CAN), Spring Lake (NJ) and Rhinebeck (NY) with paintings in numerous collections through the USA and internationally. A self-taught watercolorist, Cornell is a member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Brooklyn Watercolor Society. She has won numerous awards in juried art exhibitions.

Irish Sea - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Ellenville - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
The Bridge - Watercolor 10 x 14 in.
Foggy Morning - Watercolor 14 x 10 in.

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Olga Nozdrina

“"My personal purpose is to show the whole universe in simple everyday objects, to give them an extra meaning, and also an additional architectural geometry. William Blake: To see a World in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour."

Hema Tompouce 20 x 20 cm

Artist Olga Nozdrina was born in Russia and has been drawing since childhood. She graduated in 2011 from Industrial Design University in Moscow obtaining a Master's Degree.

"During my education, I started to work at the interface of design and art. I felt especially enthusiastic about creating unusual objects and architectural shapes. That is why my Industrial Design projects were devoted to inflatable objects for recreation in nature (giant festival tents in bionic shapes)."

After her studies in 2014, Olga found a part-time job in The Netherlands for an advertising company and since then been working in the advertisement sector, Design and creating 3D visualizations.

Berlin 21 x 15 cm
Foky, The Moment You Graduated 21 x 30 cm
Moscow 59 x 84 cm
Portrait of St. Nicolas 30 x 40 cm


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Neela

“Painting is an integral part of my life. It is an expression of my joy in everything I see.”

All Things Bright & Beautiful - Watercolor on paper 41 x 31 cm $950

Born in India and living in New Jersey, Neela creates one-of-a-kind, masterful floral paintings. A Board Certified Medical Pathologist, she began at age 49 and it took about 4 to 5 years for her to feel competent. 

"After a stint in art school as a part-time student and many watercolor workshops later, I have evolved into a colorist and paint intuitive, spontaneous images. Most of my work is floral. However, I do paint landscapes and abstracts as well as animals. I belong to multiple local Art associations, do demos at clubs and display my art in offices and galleries."

Spring Awakening - Watercolor on canvas 60 x 75 cm $1,250
Blue-Green Blossoms - Watercolor on paper 61 x 46 cm $900
Sunset amid Red Rocks - Watercolor on canvas 20 x 50 cm $1,250
Sakura - Watercolor on clay board 52 x 37 cm $850

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