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Repressed Emotion

“I find that this part of my work expresses some kind of repressed emotion within me…” - the artist

3, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

3, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

My series of collages have no specific message, but they do serve as a form of calming therapy for me. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with work or other artistic endeavors, I tend to find myself making these abstracted collages.

At Least Try, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

At Least Try, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

My other work has almost no connection to these collages, and some could argue that these collages were simply not made by me.

Tropical, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

Tropical, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

“In a weird way, these collages just spring out of my mind without any warning.” - the artist

A Void, 2019, Collage, 4 in. X 6 in., Not for sale

A Void, 2019, Collage, 4 in. X 6 in., Not for sale

As an animator and a painter, I find that this part of my work expresses some kind of repressed emotion within me that I have yet to fully understand.

Simplistic, 2018, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for Sale

Simplistic, 2018, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for Sale

However, I welcome this odd phenomena as these collages have encouraged me to travel as far as I possibly can to collect foreign magazines to add to my arsenal of collage materials.

About the collection:

The method used in creating these collages is served as a strange form of therapy. Majority of the collage material used in these pieces come from my collection of flyers, posters, magazines and the like from my travels around the world.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.rigatonigarrido.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rigatoni.garrido, as well as Instagram @ravioliantipasta.


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Exploring Abstract Form

“I am the same in the arts as I am with life and learning, inquisitive and driven.” - the artist

Arch, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst and Tanzanite £165

Arch, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst and Tanzanite £165

I have completed both self-directed practice and courses studying the arts, including an Access Art and Design Diploma and Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors. Since gaining these two qualifications, I have created mixed media paintings and metal clay jewellery designs side by side.

Malestrom, 2019, Acrylic Paint Spray Paint and Graphite, 63 x 63 cm, £400

Malestrom, 2019, Acrylic Paint Spray Paint and Graphite, 63 x 63 cm, £400

These two different mediums share more characteristics than people often think, with one medium directly inspiring the other with the subject of landscapes a unifying factor. Additionally I have constantly been exploring abstract form and colour in my mixed media paintings, crossing over to my metal clay designs.

Barnes Green, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Peridot and Malachite, £165

Barnes Green, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Peridot and Malachite, £165

All of my artworks are directly inspired by landscapes and are influenced by my thought processes, emotions and mood at the time of creation. My artworks create an open dialogue of my experiences, thoughts, feelings akin to a visual diary, a representation of who I am and the way I processes my life and the world around me.

Commotion, 2018, Mixed media, 101 x 101 cm, £850

Commotion, 2018, Mixed media, 101 x 101 cm, £850

My work can be purchased through eight representative galleries, including Degreeart.com Gallery, Nude Tin Can Gallery, Riverside Gallery & Framing and Art in the Heart Gallery. I have coupled my artistic practice with exploring my passion for writing, which enables me present my work in a number of international print and online publications, including Art and Museum Magazine, Creativ Paper Magazine, Artist Talk Magazine and Iris Art Magazine.

Urban Elegance, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay Pink Tourmaline Ruby and Purple Sapphire, 1.8 x 1 x 2.1 cm

Urban Elegance, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay Pink Tourmaline Ruby and Purple Sapphire, 1.8 x 1 x 2.1 cm

My artist practice is a reflection of who I am, which has always been a deep love and is something that is a part of my identity.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.lheart.co.uk, as well as www.facebook.com/laurahelliottart. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @laurahelliottart.


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Commonly Referred To As Art

“I believe that all creativity comes from God and that when we enter into the creative process…“ - the artist

Afterwards, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $125

Afterwards, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $125

Writing, painting, photography, making music. . .

These forms of expression are included in something we commonly refer to as art.  

Saturday Night, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $150

Saturday Night, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $150

Not only do they afford us the opportunity to communicate who we are and what it means to be human, they are, for me, a profoundly effective vehicle for experiencing God.

The Last Night, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

The Last Night, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

I believe that all creativity comes from God and that when we enter into the creative process - with humility, genuine expectancy, and a childlike sense of playfulness - He welcomes us as partners into something uniquely powerful.

This Evening, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

This Evening, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

With that in mind, my primary goals as an artist are to be faithful to the Source, to invest my talents wisely and generously, and to celebrate the marriage of beauty and truth.

Twilight, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

Twilight, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

I have been reducing pastel sticks to colored dust for about 20 years. This collection are interior pastel pieces that depict moments in life.

To view more work by the artist, please visit christopheralane.com, as well as www.facebook.com/Franopher. You may also follow the artist on Instagram.


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Onyx: a fine art collection

ENVISION ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY, ONYX IS NOW ON DISPLAY

FROM MAY 1ST - MAY 31ST.

We were pleased to have received multiple submissions from amazing artists across the United States as well as 11 countries, including China, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Russia, and Canada. We could not be more excited to reach so many talented artists from around the world! Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your work with us.

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Kasia Ozga, from Saint-Étienne, France, for her piece titled Refuse III (Ordures III), 2016.

Refuse III (Ordures III), hand-carved sculpture, found Linden wood and used motor oil patina, 2016, 1 m x 1 m x 50 cm. $5000

Refuse III (Ordures III), hand-carved sculpture, found Linden wood and used motor oil patina, 2016, 1 m x 1 m x 50 cm. $5000

About the artist:

My work begins and ends in the human body. Our remnants (what we cast off and leave behind in the form of waste, trash, memory etc.) ground and connect us to the earth. My work asks where the things in our lives come from and where they go once we’ve used them. By representing and re-animating remains, I explore the potential of materials to ask questions and to evoke larger environmental relationships.

I treat the products of our culture as physical remains of our bodies and explore how we generate objects as physical extensions of ourselves. With man-made forms, materials, and processes, I extend, inhibit, and modify elements of the human body. I reuse, up-cycle, and revalue regular, standardized, and mass-produced materials into something one-of-a-kind and special to invert the associations we make with different types of detritus. My raw materials are manufactured products with a particular use history and product life cycle. Whether bastardized industrially produced goods in the white cube or surreal interventions in public spaces, my work explores the limits of functionality and worth.

I give a human dimension to physical sites by foregrounding their historical/narrative aspects and input human features into sterile goods by cutting, breaking, gluing, and carving them into forms that evoke the human body. These artworks are at once physical things and conceptual spaces. Through the physical labor and limitations of my own body, I questions which bodies are present and missing in political and cultural discourses. I explore the anatomical potential of the female body as a material metaphor for our actions that ask viewers whether our current situation is fixed or not and how change can emerge.


I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Ziesook You, from Texas, United States; Rachael Edwards, from Texas, United States; and Adriana Del Duca, from Naples, Italy.

A very special thank you to all artists who applied for this virtual gallery. The jury process was difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

To view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.


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Threaded: a fiber & textiles collection

ENVISION ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY, THREADED IS NOW ON DISPLAY

FROM MAY 1ST - MAY 31ST.

We were pleased to have received over 100 submissions from talented artists across 17 US states and 15 countries, including France, Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Canada. We could not be more excited to reach so many amazing artists from around the globe!

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Caren Garfen, from London, United Kingdom, for her piece titled Life Line, 2019.

Life Line, 2018, cotton, silk threads, 175 cm x 52 cm. NFS

Life Line, 2018, cotton, silk threads, 175 cm x 52 cm. NFS

About the artist:

Caren Garfen specialises in textiles and painstaking hand stitching creating carefully considered pieces with profound messages.

Caren's interest is in gender politics and women’s issues in the twenty-first century. She works around specific themes, such as women and work/life balance or women and dieting/the body. Her wryly humorous and sharply observed hand sewn messages are the result of extensive research and intuitive observation. Inspiration is derived from social media, fiction and non-fiction literature and from personal stories.

Caren has established an international reputation for her accessible yet challenging issue-based art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, as well as in Japan, USA, and Canada.


I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Deb Step, from Massachusetts, United States; Hannah Surace, from Georgia, United States; Francisca Henneman, from Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands; and Anna-Lena Sauer, from California, United States.

Special thank you to all artists who applied for this collective. The jury process was extremely difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

TO view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.


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Soft and Hard Elements

“I am driven by my relentless urge to describe feelings through materiality.” - the artist

Salvaged, 2017, Canvas and thread, 5 x 5 inches, $200

Salvaged, 2017, Canvas and thread, 5 x 5 inches, $200

Conceptually, my work is based on the tension or the stagnation that is generated through managing emotional balance.  The journey is never smooth; therefore, I aim to capture the varying stages that emerge.

Fortitude, 2017, Industrial felt, nails, and window screening, 24 x 24 x 20 inches, $800

Fortitude, 2017, Industrial felt, nails, and window screening, 24 x 24 x 20 inches, $800

Materially, I am inspired by soft and hard elements clashing together; the transformation of weird or ugly things into something that is delicate and perceived as beautiful; and the act of stitching and binding elements. Ultimately, I hope to evoke an alluring outcome from the pain.

Layered, 2017, Polyester organza and embroidery thread, 10 x 14 inches, $500

Layered, 2017, Polyester organza and embroidery thread, 10 x 14 inches, $500

As a sculptural fiber and materials artist, I am drawn to the transformation of flexible materials.  My work tends to be varied in appearance but it focuses around the central theme of hard against soft, which is the physical embodiment of maintaining emotional balance.

Renewed, 2016, vinyl, hand dyed monofilament, thread, poly-fil, and plywood, 12 x 24 x 96 inches, $1500

Renewed, 2016, vinyl, hand dyed monofilament, thread, poly-fil, and plywood, 12 x 24 x 96 inches, $1500

About the artist:

Liz Hamilton Quay is the Assistant Professor of Textiles and Material Studies at Kutztown University. She followed her passion for the manipulation of fabric to earn her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in Fibers and Material Studies. Her journey began at Kutztown University, where she proudly received her bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a BFA in Craft, concentrating in Fibers. Her creative approach is based on her natural curiosity for materials and a joy for making. Through a variety of techniques ranging from traditional fibers to digital formats such as video, she creates work that explores innate visceral feelings. Her work has been featured in venues such as, Ceres Gallery | New York, Excellence in Fibers online gallery through Fiber Art Now publications, and awarded first prize in “other media” at the AAH 90th Annual International Juried Exhibition.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.lizhamiltonquay.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @lizhamiltonquay.


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Pillow Talk

“Clothes as memory, memory as paper, Paper as human, human as a book.” - the artist

Pillowtalk, 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk, 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk is a book that contains the moments and thoughts of my relationships as a homosexual male who grows up in traditional Chinese culture. There was no chance for me to express my thoughts of relationship but during the night. The longing and missing love have inspired me to create this work.

Pillowtalk (detail 1), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk (detail 1), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

This book is bound in chain stitch of handmade paper with found texts with individual sheets of papers records the unspoken words. This pink paper was handmade out of linear cotton fiber and filling cotton for the pillows, and I stamped an invisible “I love you” mark.

Pillowtalk (detail 2), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk (detail 2), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

The pillow is the listener of my desires of love and the witness of my relationships. The purple papers were made of my boyfriends’ clothes, and I stamped my ex-boyfriends' name in faded silver and have my current boyfriend’s name in bold gold.

Pillowtalk (detail 3), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk (detail 3), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

The cloth is second skin we have, it holds the memory that we remember and contains the moments that intrigue us. By making the clothes into papers, the memories have been stored in a book.

Pillowtalk (detail 4), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk (detail 4), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

I am a contemporary bookbinder who works with multimedia book arts. Reconstructing the fibers into a sheet of paper, reconstructing the container of the memories.

Pillowtalk (detail 5), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

Pillowtalk (detail 5), 2018, Book Art, 13 in x 9 in x 3 in, $500

To view more work by the artist, please visit zhefuwan.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zhefuwan, as well as Instagram @jacobzwan.


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Hit Me

Hit Me

a poem by Eslam Dabank

 

Something in the Way, 2018.  Artist: GJ Gillespie . Mixed media collage, 24 x 18 inches

Something in the Way, 2018. Artist: GJ Gillespie. Mixed media collage, 24 x 18 inches

Hit me with the knives you sharpened with your rage,
Hit me with the words you wished you released out of the cage,
Hit me with the floods coming out of your eyes, the undesirable wreckage,
Hit me with the revenge you composed, to stay for your soul, a heritage,
Hit me with the dreams you wrote on that vintage page,
Hit me with the memories you drowned down the rivage.

Hit me with the passion I made you fantasize,
Hit me with the pain you can't verbalize,
Hit me with the struggle I gave as an advice,
Hit me with the sorrows that won't let you rise,
Hit me with the filth unleashed of my vice,
Hit me with the agony I'd enjoy to poetise,
Hit me with the sadness you should idolize,
Hit me with the deception that I got to, on you, idealize.

Hit me with the thoughts you ignited in your head,
Hit me with the lies I loved you with instead,
Hit me with the cries that to your end, have led.
Hit me with the words I never dared to let being said.
Hit me with the regret that you'll never get,
Hit me with the anger, you, because of me, have met.
Hit me with the ages of misery, I've for you set.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Eslam Dabank, a Palestinian Ukrainian artist, poet and songwriter. 19 years old. Was born in Sumy, Ukraine, but currently living in Bethlehem, Palestine, and also a student at Bethlehem University. 

“I started my journey of literature when I was 15. I wrote simple songs in a messy way, but my writings improved with time, and got better.” – the author

www.facebook.com/EslamDabank

www.instagram.com/eslam_dabank


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Craft and Fine Art

“Her inspiration comes from family and cultural traditions of domestic craft, and aims to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in her work.” - from the artist

Curling Hair with Fingers, 2019, Cotton thread, sequins, and glass beads on canvas, 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches, $120

Curling Hair with Fingers, 2019, Cotton thread, sequins, and glass beads on canvas, 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches, $120

Whitney Batres is a visual artist who currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and their cat, Karen. In 2015, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and stuck around for the people and the food.

Listening to Marlon Williams, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 4 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches, $100

Listening to Marlon Williams, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 4 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches, $100

She has exhibited in the East Austin Studio Tour, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Co-Lab Projects, and Print Austin.

Reciting Grocery Lists, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 7 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches, $150

Reciting Grocery Lists, 2019, Cotton thread, gouache, and glass beads on canvas, 7 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches, $150

Her inspiration comes from family and cultural traditions of domestic craft, and aims to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in her work.

To view more work by the artist, please visit whitneybatres.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @whitbat.


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Two Sides to the Story

“History is a vast expanse of different perspectives, as the saying goes there are two sides to every story.” - the artist

Peaceful Protest, 2018, Oil and charcoal on Linen, $500

Peaceful Protest, 2018, Oil and charcoal on Linen, $500

History is a vast expanse of different perspectives, as the saying goes there are two sides to every story. It is important to recognize that more times than not, the people in power will have their history told or manipulate history to make themselves look better.

Black Star Edited Edition, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, $350

Black Star Edited Edition, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36, $350

In my art work, I try to explore the moment, people, and objects that aren’t well known in the mainstream history. More specifically, I explore moments in African American history.

Growing up, my family made sure that I was well educated about the struggles, victories, and heroes in our history. Learning those stories help feed my love for history, and realize that the history that I know is not necessarily what my peers know. I learned about Emmett Till and the 16th Street bombing from my parents, but in school they were barely mentioned.

Running of the Negros, 2018, Oil on canvas stretched over panel, 14 x 14, $150

Running of the Negros, 2018, Oil on canvas stretched over panel, 14 x 14, $150

My art often incorporates text, preferably handwritten, so that the work can connect viewers to more in-depth information surrounding specific events.

About the artist:

Lillian Young is an African American painter and art educator.

“My art focuses on highlighting people, moments, and objects centered around the Black Experience that are left out of mainstream narrative. I want my art to be a starting point for people to have those uncomfortable conversations about issues that are considered taboo to discuss. As our country changes it is important for us to remember our history so that we can learn from our mistakes.” - the artist. Source: lillartlife.org

To view more work by the artist, please visit lillartlife.org. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lillartlife, as well as Instagram @lillife_and_art.


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Breaking the Rules

“Over the span of her career, self-taught contemporary painter Rachael Edwards has developed a dark palleted method of connecting people…

by breaking the rules.” - from the artist

DragonFace, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, NFS

DragonFace, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, NFS

Evident by the vast spectrum of her personal influences Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer,  Banksy, and David Bowie, is the desire to constantly expand the inclusion of her audience by offering a visual experience full of juxtaposing styles crossing the unwritten borders of technique.

Creation of Adam, 2018, spray paint on cardboard, (God) 68 x 90 inches, (Adam) 55 x 68 inches, $1,000 for set

Creation of Adam, 2018, spray paint on cardboard, (God) 68 x 90 inches, (Adam) 55 x 68 inches, $1,000 for set

A widely varied body of work that began in acrylics and developed in homage to the power of renaissance masters eventually tossed aside the thought of limitations. Childlike paper monsters became a street art influenced representation of a forgotten people softly embedded in figurative paintings.

Rawwwr!, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, NFS

Rawwwr!, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, NFS

Spray paint became a respectful rebel belonging wherever you find it. Cardboard became a contemplative power coupling used to encourage the flow of understanding each other.

New American Gothic, 2017, spray paint on cardboard, 36 x 48 inches, $500

New American Gothic, 2017, spray paint on cardboard, 36 x 48 inches, $500

Winner of the Foundation Prize Fellowship Award in Painting from Peripheral Vision Arts (2016), Edwards's refusal to accept boundaries encourages the underlying concern of her work to transfer consistently thru every statement, series and concept... a concern for the treatment of life, and the importance of cherishing it.

The Art of War, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, Sold

The Art of War, 2015, acrylic, 36 x 60 inches, Sold

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.rachaeledwardswithpaint.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rachaeledwardsartist, and Instagram @rachaeledwardswithpaint.


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The Charm of Flowers

“In my creations, I like to capture the vividness of colors and the charm of flowers and give it my personal rendition, while trying to keep the beauty of it intact.” - the artist

Golden Aura. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 12 x 12 inches, $220

Golden Aura. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 12 x 12 inches, $220

I am a Fine Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Photography, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Public Speaking, and Art. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. I have worked full time for about 22 years. Starting with, being a Front Office assistant, a Store supervisor, a Teacher and finally the last 9 years in the ITES industry in various Supervisory positions before I quit my job in 2013 to come to US with my husband.

Italia. 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, $225

Italia. 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, $225

A self-taught artist, I make abstract, intuitive and impressionistic floral art, occasionally foraying into landscapes. Use of colors is very vivid in all my pieces. They are mostly acrylics on both canvas and paper, a few are mixed media (mostly acrylic and soft pastels) and watercolor too. I have also started with Digital Art form, and there are a couple of those pieces that you will find in my shop.

Flourish. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 9 x 12 inches, $162

Flourish. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 9 x 12 inches, $162

Art has been my passion from the time I was a little girl, however, I had to navigate through life’s very arduous challenges for over two decades. During this time of severity, when I had a formidable task of just surviving with dignity, my art was all forgotten. Though I always wanted to paint but I kept losing touch and more importantly I started losing my confidence and I felt my brushes would not be in my control, my colors would not look beautiful enough on canvas. But as fate and my undying desire for creating art would have had it, fast forward 2016, one fine day I just walked up to 'Michael's', and bought a bunch of art supplies and that day, it was after after 23 years that I picked up my paint brush once again and I haven't stopped even for a day ever since.

Harmony. 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, $225

Harmony. 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, $225

I am in awe of great artists like Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt- whose use of gold in his art fascinates me. Among more contemporary artists, I truly admire the works of Karen Silve, Erin Gregory, Flora Bowley and I am also thoroughly inspired by them.

Queen. 2019, Watercolor on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 12 x 12 inches, $162

Queen. 2019, Watercolor on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 12 x 12 inches, $162

My long lost love and gratification- ART- is my absolute full time engagement now. Learning, painting, experimenting, creating, experiencing the euphoria and marveling at destiny, the opportunity this country has given me and at God's ways to reward! I have finally started my Etsy shop a little over a month ago. I also direct sell my original art pieces for now. I hope to spread vibes n vibrancy of colors through my work. I also hope that my art will delight people and bring positive energy for all who see and own them!

Summer. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 8 x 10 inches, $120

Summer. 2019, Acrylic on 140 lbs Coldpressed paper, 8 x 10 inches, $120

I mostly paint florals because flowers connect with my soul and I try to use paints and mixed media to enliven my canvas.

To view more work by the artist please visit www.etsy.com/shop/Artsywanderlust. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theartsywanderlust, as well as on Instagram @anindita.art.etc.


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A Sort of Singularity

“To quote Jane McKeating, ‘Color drips off the needle every bit as richly as that from a brush’.” - the artist

Duality I, 2018, 18 h x 12 w, $330

Duality I, 2018, 18 h x 12 w, $330

I am a multidisciplinary artist, with a 50 year career,  who combines a mixed media practice with embroidery across digital and manual platforms. Everything in our culture tends toward hurry.  This work is about slowing down.

At the heart of the current process is digital embroidery, designing in the computer and stitching out on a computer-aided machine. This is not new. It has been used in the fashion industry and the promotions markets for many years. Digital machine embroidery is not a substitute for, nor a speedier version of, nor an imitator of handwork. It is a mindset and a media choice in and of itself.

Semaphore, 2019, 51" h x 57" w x 3" d, $1200

Semaphore, 2019, 51" h x 57" w x 3" d, $1200

A single stitch is made by stretching a thread between two holes. The line formed by it can be loose or tight. It can be thick or thin, depending on the diameter of the thread. It can be long or so short that it barely exists. But, it can never exist as more than a single defined geometric event, a sort of singularity. The combinations of these singularities create planes, lines, forms, and geometrical space.

Intersecting Torus II, 2018, 10.5 h x 15 w, $300

Intersecting Torus II, 2018, 10.5 h x 15 w, $300

For several years, starting with the support of a Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Textile Art in 2014, my intense media focus has been on digitizing for machine embroidery.  There is an assumption that the machine dictates the outcome, doing all the work for you.   The computer and the embroidery machines are the tools that allow me to produce my vision.  To quote Jane McKeating. "Color drips off the needle every bit as richly as that from a brush."

Fraternal Dualities, 2018, 23 h x 22 w, $650

Fraternal Dualities, 2018, 23 h x 22 w, $650

The process is highly technical, using several software packages that can only be described as a non‑intuitive cross between Photoshop and Illustrator. Creating digital embroidery is limited by the geometry and the capability of both the machine and the materials. Needle and thread have real dimension and stitches can only be straight, joined together to suggest curves and forms.

Digital embroidery lends itself to hard edge geometry as well as biomorphic form.  The combination of high tech with "women's work" provides a delicious contrast of hard/soft, nostalgic/current, objective/non-objective. It also lends itself to modular repetition and re-combinations. Themes can be played out quickly in the computer and then stitched and sampled oh so slowly on the machine; combined with and without mixed media in a wide-ranging exploration of forms in space.  

Horizon, 2019, 2 h x 8 w x 4 d, $4000

Horizon, 2019, 2 h x 8 w x 4 d, $4000

In this chaotic time, digital textiles seem like a way to begin to bring order to the world. Order is, however, always unstable, a glimmer of a hope, cut off by random acts of chance or intent. It is no different in digital embroidery.  In the computer, all things seem orderly, put together, and logical... as though the human propensity for chaos did not exist.  In the production, chance operates: human error, flawed thread, broken needles, run out bobbins, high humidity, low humidity, fabric popping out of hoops and the panicked phone call from a friend.  Repair savvy, canny attention and a spirit of wabi sabi is essential.

Cushion Torus-Universe, 2018, 17 h x 18 w, NFS

Cushion Torus-Universe, 2018, 17 h x 18 w, NFS

About the artist:

[Susan Hensel] is a multidisciplinary artists who works across manual and digital media with a special focus on digital embroidery. To view more work by the artist, please visit susanhenselprojects.com. You may also following the artist on Instagram @susan_hensel_multimedia_artist.


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Forms of Japan

“A life-changing sojourn in Japan and especially the ability of the Japanese people to “make space” in the mind and heart in the midst of crowds greatly influences my work.” - the artist

Finding the Opening, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $2000

Finding the Opening, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $2000

“My work expresses deep feelings about my inner world and relationships. A life-changing sojourn in Japan and especially the ability of the Japanese people to “make space” in the mind and heart in the midst of crowds greatly influences my work.

Through a contemporary abstract expressionist style, my work explores the experience of alternating constriction and expansion.”

Pillars of Thought, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 37 inches, $2800

Pillars of Thought, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 37 inches, $2800

Layering with many tools and varied materials, painting becomes an action-oriented process. Moving between great and small, dark and light, adding and then subtracting - resulting in abstract imagery and their underlying structure. At the end is hope and space to breathe.

Facing Space, 2019, acrylic on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches, $325

Facing Space, 2019, acrylic on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches, $325

[This collection of] paintings are part of the Forms of Japan Series - Part II: Finding Space.

Finding Space, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40 inches, $2900

Finding Space, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40 inches, $2900

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

Pat Pecorella earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. She operated an independent film company in Chicago until relocating to Santa Fe, when she transitioned from film-making to art. Pat currently paints full time in her Santa Fe studio. In the past 12 months, she has been included in several juried exhibitions and accepted into juried artist magazines such as Studio Visit. She is included in the Directory of New Mexico Artists. Pat will open her studio for the June 2019 Santa Fe Studio Tour and the July 2019 Santa Fe Art Week.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.ppecorella.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ppecorellaart, as well as Instagram @patpecorella.


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The World Around Me

“I am inspired by everyday life and experiences. I use the world around me to create.” - the artist

Imaginary Flowers #3, 2018, acrylic, crypts, and pencil

Imaginary Flowers #3, 2018, acrylic, crypts, and pencil

Mario Sostre is a mixed-media collage artist living and working in New York City. [He] uses images that he creates.

“Sometimes, I appropriate images from different sources magazines, books, internet etc. I then combine these images with all sorts of mediums, acrylic, water color, pastels to form the final work.” - the artist

To view more work by the artist, please visit mariosostre.blogspot.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MARIOSOSTRE as well as Twitter at twitter.com/mariosostre.


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To Be

“To read and to write are like drinking water. And i am always thirsty... “ - Irma Kiss

TO BE

a poem by Irma Kiss

 

“Retroactive Love Icon” Artist: ME Wilcox. Mixed media sculpture.

“Retroactive Love Icon” Artist: ME Wilcox. Mixed media sculpture.

You are in the ink
and in the flicking of the pages.
You are in the taste of squeezed oranges
and in the darkness of chocolate.
You are in the dusted pink color of the clothes I'm wearing
and in the pattern of lace and silk.
You are on the radio station frequencies, putting on music.
And in the clicking of the camera
Taking shots.
You are in the space in the ribcage, on the left.
And in the blinking of the eyelids
rhythmically watering my eyes.
You are.

I am in the paper that absorbs your writing
and on the fingertip flicking the pages.
I am the glass holding the orange juice
and in the sweet kiss aftertaste of chocolate.
I am the memory of the hands removing clothes
and in the sweat glueing two heated bodies.
I am the song played on every radio station, everywhere .
And on the background of every photo you'll ever take.
I am in the space in your ribcage,
on the left.
And in the space between the seconds-
Where your mind lingers.
I am.

I am.
You are.

Photo Source: the author

Photo Source: the author

About the author:

I was born in 1978, in the small town of Hunedoara, in western Romania. I am bilingual in Romanian and Hungarian, as I am of Hungarian ethnicity. I have completed my studies in Romania, with a BA and and MA in English and Romanian Philology. I have been teaching English to students aged 10-18. I am currently teaching English grammar and literature at Iancu de Hunedoara National College and I am preparing students for Cambridge, Lelts and Toefl exams. I also published a book of grammar exercises for students: Practice Makes Perfect, in 2015. Writing is a hobby that I practice whenever I feel that simple communication cannot express the load of emotions that are trying to free themselves and be born.

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About the artist, ME Wilcox:

I earned a B.A. and a B.F.A. in Studio Art and Art History from UT Austin.  I’m also a professional certified Art Teacher, having taught art in Texas public schools and in various international schools in SE Asia.  I’ve always been very interested in world art & craft, folk art and art history.  I spent many years living and traveling abroad - collecting and studying various artistic traditions and immersing myself in different cultures.  My experience overseas both directly and indirectly influences my current art practice, which includes photography, fiber arts, print-making and mixed media. I’m especially interested in the concept of identity - an interest which developed as a result of living abroad for numerous years.  I explore issues of memory, identity, culture & tradition, which may include references to historical art iconography, global art traditions, and places that hold meaning for me.  Images, textiles and objects that I’ve collected may also appear in my work. I love the whole process of art-making!  It’s my intent to make interesting, meaningful and visually appealing art work.  I hope viewers enjoy my work.

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Pathways and Woodland Trails

“I got lost in my art and found my soul.” - the artist

Midnight Fairy, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 X 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Midnight Fairy, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 X 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

My art is an integral part in the evolution of my life’s journey.  The pathways and woodland trails I explored on paper, began in a place of familiarity.  But with every step and turning of the bend, a new perspective emerges.

Fall Flowered Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Fall Flowered Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, water color, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

I integrated into my work the contrast of light against the darkness, metaphor so to speak of the struggle within.  I engaged this tug of war between these two elements.  This tension unleashed my work from the two dimensional.  I delved into my intricate details and wove them into my work.  I got lost in my art and found my soul. 

Starry Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches original $1200, giclee print $140

Starry Path, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches original $1200, giclee print $140

In my senior year in high school of 1976, I entered an art competition where I walked away with a “Best of Show”, three Golden Keys and an art scholarship to Northern Arizona University.  Before obtaining my bachelor’s degree in the fine arts, I started a family. 

THE Path, 2017, black pen and ink, graphite pencil, gouache, 11 x 14 inches, original $989, giclee print$140

THE Path, 2017, black pen and ink, graphite pencil, gouache, 11 x 14 inches, original $989, giclee print$140

During the 80’s, I continued to hone my skills as a free lance artist.  I accepted commissions for portraits, business signs, posters, murals for local businesses, designed wedding invitations and perfected my calligraphy.  I also partnered with a printing company, providing them with clip art and black pen and ink illustrations.  During the 90’s I designed a business logo for a local company in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

Pathway to the Universe, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

Pathway to the Universe, 2018, color pencil, ink, 14 x 17 inches, original $1200, giclee print $140

In 1991, I went back to Northern Arizona University but this time to obtain a bachelor’s in science in nursing. I graduated with honors and obtained my nursing license.  I worked as a RN mostly in long term care and geriatrics until 2018.  The long hours and emotional investment into my nursing career relegated my art ambitions into the back seat.  Hence my “Grandma Moses” reference.  I had an epiphany of the need to return to my original life long passion.  My art is now back riding shot gun with me in the driver’s seat vowing to never look back.

The beginning of my Path, 2018, Prisma color ink and pencil, 14 x 17 inches, $350

The beginning of my Path, 2018, Prisma color ink and pencil, 14 x 17 inches, $350

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

Eva Jones has a BA in Fine Arts from Northern Arizona University. She was a participating artist in Fervor, a fine art collective by Envision Arts, held in Frisco Texas. She currently resides with her family in North Dakota.

T view more work by the artist, please visit www.eva4evaart.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gardeofeva and Instagram @eva4evaart.


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The Creative Edge

“Gray and Johnson Art has the creative edge to tell many stories in one piece.” - the artists

Thumbprint, 2018, Canvas, 36 H x 27 W, $5,000

Thumbprint, 2018, Canvas, 36 H x 27 W, $5,000

Gray and Johnson Art is a Chicago based luxury art brand that has proudly been providing high quality products to the U.S. What differentiates them from other artists is their urban, pop-art, mixed media style and ability to work collaboratively in a raw and organic  format.

Fashion Show On The Train, 2018, Canvas, 27 116 H x 40 516 W, $6,500

Fashion Show On The Train, 2018, Canvas, 27 116 H x 40 516 W, $6,500

The artists allow the viewer the vision to explore the depth and the vastness of each piece due to the layering and juxtaposition of each image. Gray and Johnson Art has the creative edge to tell many stories in one piece.

Life On The Moon, 2018, Canvas, 29.5 H x 36 W inches, $6,300

Life On The Moon, 2018, Canvas, 29.5 H x 36 W inches, $6,300

Opening in 2019, Gray and Johnson Art catapulted from canvas prints to using other materials like Plexiglas, linen, wood, metal, and fabrics. Their commitment to staying raw and organic in their designs have led them to produce pieces with exceptional quality.

Morning Commute, 2018, Canvas, 40 H x 30 W, $6,300

Morning Commute, 2018, Canvas, 40 H x 30 W, $6,300

The essence of Gray and Johnson Art comes from the ability to proactively listen to the other while still maintaining individuality in  their collaborative works. They are a tangible business with exceptional services and incomparable customer care that keeps their community coming back again and again. Gray and Johnson are strong supporters and believers in giving back to different community and charitable foundations.

Protector Of The Playground, 2018, Canvas, 39.5 H x 30 W inches, $5,700

Protector Of The Playground, 2018, Canvas, 39.5 H x 30 W inches, $5,700

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.grayjohnsonart.com, as well as follow the artists on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grayjohnson.art and Instagram @grayjohnsonart.


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The Junction of Abstraction and Surrealism

“I am an artist working at the junction of abstraction and surrealism.” - the artist

Binary Star, 2016-2017, Acrylic on canvas, 170 x 67 cm (diptych), $1200

Binary Star, 2016-2017, Acrylic on canvas, 170 x 67 cm (diptych), $1200

I am an artist working at the junction of abstraction and surrealism. This is true not only with regard to my style of painting, but also relates to the topic of my research.


Lucid dreaming and diffusion materials. States of consciousness at the time of transition between sleep and reality. Paint conditions and various effects on it.

Dream No Location - Southern Limit, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 50 x 25 cm, $100

Dream No Location - Southern Limit, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 50 x 25 cm, $100

I am inclined to believe that any picture is a manifestation of a phenomenon seeking a way of broadcasting into the material world.


Thus the original idea takes several stages of transformation before to form a finished painting. It is like the movement of images, through the plots of dreams, to the surface to everyday consciousness.

InVersion, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, $1500

InVersion, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, $1500

Using academic education and techniques as a base, I am free to speak to such a technique as airbrush, mono-type, liquid acrylic, masking.

Seraf, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 165 cm, $1500

Seraf, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 165 cm, $1500

In many ways, inclined to the synthesis of ideas and technologies, I deliberately introduce myself into the field of experiment.


Practicing techniques contributing to lucid dreaming, I fix my experience and understanding in the form of paintings. The main technique is to create an abstract form in the form of a blot or a paint print, followed by a "manifestation" of a specific image using a set of techniques.

T'ma. (Digital darkness), 2016-2018, Acrylic on canvas, 135 x 92 cm, $1500

T'ma. (Digital darkness), 2016-2018, Acrylic on canvas, 135 x 92 cm, $1500

About the artist:

Edgar aka Invoker was born and grew up in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He graduated from Grekov Rostov Art College, School of Pinting in 1998. In 2000, he moved to St. Petersburg. He entered and graduated from St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; Repin, Faculty of Painting, specialization - a monumental painting in 2007. Edgar lives and works in St. Petersburg.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.saatchiart.com/edgar. You may also follow the artist and his work on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InvokerEd and Instagram at @edgarinvoker.


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Studio 212

This past Thursday evening, March 7th, Studio 212 Art Auction hosted a beautifully curated art VIP preview, located at the lovely Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty office in downtown Dallas.

For those who aren’t aware, [Studio 212 is a new event highlighting local artists. Over 40 pieces of renowned, mostly local, artwork will be displayed and available through silent auction. All proceeds benefit West Dallas Community School student scholarships.] - source: Dallas.CultureMap.com

The evening included wine, snacks and even champagne. And of course, the art was to die for.

“JY LVLL” Artist Manuel Herrera. Acrylic on canvas.  @_allo _ creative_

“JY LVLL” Artist Manuel Herrera. Acrylic on canvas. @_allo_creative_

Visual artist, Manuel Herrera had this to say about the evening. “Warm. It was so warm meeting all of the artists will to create art for this cause.” Of course the cause is to raise vital funds for West Dallas Community School.

Susan Overman, the Development Coordinator for WDCS states, “This event is art in its purest form. Pieces from so many talented local artists and importantly, the art of impacting children and changing the trajectory of their lives.

Every dollar raised goes towards scholarships for our students and the Dallas art community has certainly answered the call.”

The collection was a splendid variety of painting, photography and sculpture. Above, you’ll see Heart by plastic artist, Cheryl Tekstar Hodge, as well as The Onlookers by Gray Malin.

Below be stunned by Love Sweet Love, a diptych, by artist, Christi Meril. I was lucky to have Christi’s work installed right beside my hanging fiber sculpture, Instincts.

“Love Sweet Love” Artist Christi Meril. Acrylics on canvas.  @christimerilart

“Love Sweet Love” Artist Christi Meril. Acrylics on canvas. @christimerilart

“Instincts” Artist: Ginger Cochran. Fiber soft sculpture.  @gingercochranart

“Instincts” Artist: Ginger Cochran. Fiber soft sculpture. @gingercochranart

This VIP preview is a precursor to the main event! Studio 212 will auction the collection piece by piece on Wednesday, March 27th, from 6 - 10 PM, at Gilley’s Dallas - South Side Music Hall. And includes musical performance by Pat Green. To purchase tickets, visit HERE.

“I loved the lively, community spirit of the artists and attendees at the VIP event! The art was beautifully displayed and the hum of conversation buzzed.” - artist Andrea Holmes

“I loved the warm and friendly environment of art lovers and fellow artists. The art donations were of the most amazing variety of highly skilled work!” - artist Roma Osowo

Again, this year’s Studio 212 Art Auction will be March 27th, from 6-10 PM, at Gilley’s Dallas - South Side Music Hall, featuring a performance by Pat Green! - source: @Studio212Dallas

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to the event HERE! I hope to see you there!


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