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Alexander, Olivia

Australia

Painting

Born in London, England in 1961 but living in Australia, Olivia has pursued and studied painting, mainly using Mixed Media for many years. She has been in numerous Group exhibitions as well as Solo and Joint shows in Italy, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Her works have also been featured several times in two national magazines and she has won awards in both online and offline exhibitions. Using many specialized techniques and layering of colours, the Abstract, Expressionistic Land and Seascapes she creates show her love of colour, texture and shape.
     
     
Alibrandi, Elaine

USA

Painting

The inspiration for my abstractions is feminine imagery, which to me expresses strength and vulnerability, power, mystery, and creative potential. This imagery is everywhere, and is often overlooked. People can run their eyes not only over the surface of my work, but beyond it through openings in the canvas or inside and over its hills and valleys. My paintings celebrate color and texture, and reflect all the experiences of my life

     
     

Alstrom, Bo

Sweden

Painting

Bo Alström is a history painter, a uniquely modern representative of an age-old tradition. At the same time, he is a philosophical and profoundly intuitive modern artist. He empathizes with the experiences of people in distant times and places while maintaining a highly-calibrated sensitivity to color, form, and composition. Alström’s curiosity about human character and motivation, about past events, and about the world in which he lives finds expression in exhilerating images where abstraction and representation and description and imagination collide, interact, and harmonize.
     
       

Anderson, Inger

Denmark

Painting

The paintings are poetic and lyrical abstractions of nature. It's all about colours and the sense of the light and the movements in the landscape. The paintings visualize the space as flickering light, which gives an experience that connects the immediate and close with the infinite and boundless space. The paintings convey an immediate experience of beauty that unites us in a sense of deep connection to the nature.

       
       

Anderson, Jerry

USA

Painting

Art is an expression of my search to discover and experience life fully. My paintings express my personal view of the visible world as well as the unseen. They are informed by dreams, feelings, sensation, movement and my life experiences. I find that the most fulfilling painting process occurs for me when my ego steps aside and I engage without expectation. When this occurs, time stands still and the miracle of spirit comes through.

       
     

Andresen, Tove

Denmark

Painting

A painter, a designer, an art teacher, an art therapist and a book illustrator: Tove Andresen, an eclectic personality, chooses for her canvasses the most charming and accomplished objects existing in nature: flowers. This Danish artist with a rich curriculum of exhibitions and art-related activities achieves a result of high quality. What impresses of Andersen’s paintings - naturally also comprising other subjects besides flowers - is brightness: the works, painted in acrylic colours, are a downright bath of light, thanks to, apart from the subject, her technical mastery and especially her skilful use of colour, which alone creates the image.
     
     

Arif, A.Q.

Pakistan

Painting

I paint the glories of nature and magnificence of God. I believe that there is nothing unnatural on this earth. Through my work, I need people to understand a simple fact that we all need to appreciate the beauty and harmony given to us by God. Beauty is not only in vibrant colors and pretty things like flowers, peacocks and angelic creatures; it lies in the hands of man and his heart. I have chosen architecture as my point of interest and I have shown the complexities as well as its simplicity side by side to compliment each other. I usually choose minimum colors and work in their tones, so that the attention of the viewer does not divert from my objective. I choose to use earthy tones and the various shades of the night sky because to me they depict our soil. Seeing my work the viewer undergoes a very serene and harmonious sense, due to its blissful equilibrium where time just stands still and one gets a moment to inhale the view and its tranquility.

     
       

Aponi

France

Painting

I aim to paint the invisible, what fades out but can be felt. It is not only about external appearances, but also about our states of mind, which go away from us as we gradually forget what makes them so intimate, so personal, so originally lived. The goal is not to add something to the real, but on the contrary to subtract something to the real: to erode the structures of perception, of sensations, which support one’s connection to reality.
       
     

Arif, Mussarat

Pakistan

Painting

As calligraphy is an ancient form of visual art, which gives a message of peace, love and brotherhood, I use it to highlight the same message given to humanity throughout the world by every religion. I want to make a point through my Paintings that although all human beings belong to different cultures language and creed the basic message of all religions is peace, love and tolerance – the bad is always bad and the good is always good.
Various symbols, Islamic motifs and cultural references which I use for unknown and known realities of this world, enhance my calligraphic work and add a unique new style to my basic form and design, and characteristic manner of expression.
     
     

Aramburu, Jorge

Uruguay

Photography

t takes one minute to realize what we love and a whole lifetime to master it. In life there are no coincidences, everything happens as if we were weaving our own web with the same precision and fortune as a spider. Every link is connected, united. It is in this vein that I have chosen to name my photographic works "Weaving the Footprints". True success in life rests in our hearts.
     
     

Ashley, Erin

USA

Painting

Erin Ashley's abstracts have an edgy vibe and contain a wide range of color and texture but are balanced with a modern fashionable design. Her paintings bring a dynamic pop of color to wherever they are hung, but the compositions remain livable and accessible, which make them appealing to a wide range of audiences. Her work has been published all over the world.
     
     

Bahat, Saadia

Israel

Sculpture

Mostly, when I am starting a new piece of art, I see it before my eyes, already in its final shape. The creative part of it is already almost complete. Then long and lonely hours of technical work start. Often I used to think that painters are much happier than sculptors: as long as they keep their paintbrush in their hand, creation is going on. Then I realized that there is a certain exciting point in time in a sculptor's work, which may compensate for that. What I have in mind is that at the beginning of work on a block of stone, or of wood, those are just pieces of material and that is the way I feel about them. Then a great moment comes, when all of a sudden they "get their soul": it is no more just material – it is a piece of art! The excitement of that moment, the care which the new born creation starts receiving – that is part of the compensation for hours behind the breathing mask, the safety glasses and the ear guards.
     
       

Balogh, Adam

Hungary

Painting, Photography

Adam Balogh painter-photographer was born in Budapest in 1971. His receptive, open personality and exotic journeys as well as the influence of Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East are reflected in his art.
His paintings confess the inner journey made. Universal pictures, spiritual works that are clear and perceptible for everybody. Is this imagination or “another” reality? It takes us back to the origin: out to the stars or/and into ourselves? Is this mystical world to be found in distant universe or rather very near, in ourselves, in the rich internal images of the subconscious?

     
       

Barnhart, Carolyn

Canada

Painting

Carolynn Barnhart is a Canadian Visual Artist who has received International recognition for her exquisite paintings, mono-prints and mixed media compositions. She combines her love of the natural world with her innate gift for colour and composition as a means of expressing emotion, intellect and universal knowledge in her art work. Painting is a passion. Drawing is intensive labour. Each work with one another. Nature is magnificent. Always changing, moulding, re-arranging, filling each moment with wonder. Love of and respect for Nature creates inspiration for her inner expression.

       
     

Barnhart, Gary

Canada

Sculpture

It was an honour to be invited by Trevisan International Art to exhibit at the 2010 "Creative Energy" Exhibition in Ferrara, Italy. I am a sculptor of stone. Marble, Limestone and Alabaster. I seek my inner self when I approach the stone knowing it has a life of its own and it is my gift to release this ethereal image into the physical world of shape and form. My intent is to commune with the natural material of stone and to discover through the creative process the essence beauty of the unknown.
     
     

Battley, Sieglinde

Australia

Painting

I was born in the town of Gumbinnen in East Prussia, which is now called Gusev and belongs to Russia. I studied Graphic Design in Frankfurt / Germany under Carlo Ruppert. I lived in Indonesia and Iran before migrating to Australia in 1978. I hold a Diploma in Fine Art from the West Australian School of Art and Design and a Bachelor Degree of Art (Fine Art) from Curtin University in Western Australia. I paint what I see, hear, smell, feel and think. I am a storyteller. I often depict animals and these creatures end up sharing idiosyncrasies of friends and family. They become symbols of my own fears, hopes and desires as well. I am often surprised what looks back at me from my canvas and these accidents I love most. They might not be so accidental after all.

     
     

Bending, April

Canada

Painting

April Bending is a professional Fine Artist with over 35 years of international experience. Currently in the Cayman Islands, April has lived and worked in Japan and Canada. Her artwork is in collections in Canada, United States of America, Japan, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. Representation: The New ARS ITALICA Galleria d'Arte, Milan, Italy; Paola Trevisan Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy; Galerie Gora, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Monkdogz Urban Art, New York, NY, USA; Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Victoria BC Canada; The Morgan Gallery, Grand Cayman; Pure Art Gallery, Grand Cayman.
     
       

Berg, Karin

The Netherlands

Painting

Fashion design was her passion which grew into a serious business. After that she committed herself to interior styling and decorating, fascinated by the beauty and shapes of the living environment. Her passion for art came at a later age. Karin likes to call herself someone who wants to capture the fascination for life to the fullest in all its facets. An artist is indeed fed, inspired and motivated through life. She makes art without borders where inspiration, capacity to create, shape and the free expression of color in art the base is for her work. Art plucked from life: "The Art of Intuition." Berg, Karin

       
       

Bergqvist, Mia

Finland

Painting

I am an artist from Finland. I am mostly known by my naivist/surrealistic paintings that are filled with colours, playful characters and the diverse beauty of nature. I have held many exhibitions in different galleries from Helsinki to Paris. And I want to continue to share my art with as many people as possible. I love the use of colours and different shapes and forms. Nature is an ongoing theme in my work. I wish to create a certain mood with all my paintings. A kind of journey for the beholder to experience. A trip to a far away dreamlike place, a visit to a world that one has never been to.

       
     

Bilge, Gultekin

Turkish Republic of Cyprus

Painting

Bilge’s abstract artworks have a haunting emotional quality. He paints in terms of expressive energy, combining strong colour, light and shade in fluid forms to produce a multiplicity of abstract portraits, many hidden deep within the composition. The portraits range from large to small creating a rich dense texture and expressing a range of emotions that reveal a dark and troubled internal landscape. Bilge describes himself “digging deep” into his intuition, emotions and personal experience to express his thoughts and feelings about personal relationships, culture, society, politics and the impact of world events and different ideologies on people’s lives.

       
     

Boghiu, Verena

Switzerland

Painting

Verena Boghiu-Menzi attended the Art College (Textil - und Kunstgewerbeschule) in Zurich, with the renowned artist Johannes Itten. The Swiss painter and pedagogue was teaching from 1912 to 1923 at the Bauhaus and was especially well-known for teaching the application of color in art. His chromatics is being globally used and has a strong impact on the work of Verena. The elements of water, fire and light are inspiring her again and again. Strong colors and light effects are moving and fascinating the observer. And that is what she always wanted her paintings to do: to stimulate the lust for life.
     
     

Boisclair, Thérèse

Canada

Painting

I am striving to inspire a variety of emotions in those admiring the specials effects achieved with my acrylics on tissue paper. I was involved with art it seems forever. I was constantly searching for the “perfect” medium. I found the “perfect” medium twenty years ago when I discovered watercolor.

Over the last year, I slowly began experimenting with acrylics on specialized papers. I found my new passion while painting directly on tissue paper. In less than a year, I won four major prizes – two of them, first prizes of the jury - while participating at different exhibits.

     
     

Bousquet, Eliora

France

Painting

Eliora Bousquet is a French Painter, born in 1970. She started painting at the age of 7 and has specialized through the years in abstract lyrical, visionary and expressionist art. Strangely, it is the French - and later English - romantic poetry, which drove her to drawing and painting and to her passion for colour. Charles Baudelaire, Théodore de Banville, Alphonse de Lamartine, Victor Hugo, William Blake, John Keats…. Indeed, the symbolic association of words and colours in their clever use of metaphors, circumlocutions and other surrealistic images, fascinated her. At first, inspiration drawn from such expressions drove her to write poetry. Then, combined with music - mainly classical and jazz - it went on to feed her imagination, and convinced her that painting, which allows the use of the widest possible choice of colours and shades, is not only an art form, but beyond this a language in itself, stemming from the musicality of the world, with its own rhythm and tempo and movement, associating shapes and colours to form a harmonious ensemble. Granted, a language without a voice, but unencumbered by the limitations of that voice - an art form which gave her complete freedom of expression…
       
       

Braakman, Sia

The Netherlands

Painting

In Sia Braakman paintings, the color blue features prominently. The blue hues are important for her, because they have a high expressive power for her. This gives her the opportunity to translate her surrounding world into shape and form. The paintings often display moments of surprise, impotence, wonder, freedom and desire. In some paintings blues are abundantly present, in others more subtly so. After the subject has been translated into hues of blue, other colors can enter the stage. On this stage the purity of the subject can be expressed very well.
       
       

Bron Chappuis, Nicole

Switzerland

Painting

We live in an incredible world in perpetual evolution. I nevertheless need to stop regularly and to take time to observe, to analyze and to appreciate the things of life. I often hear of my work that it is almost mathematical. It is! Isn't there a universal language here? The binary system in which we evolve, and which I use in the elaboration and the geometry of my paintings allows me to return to real values, to certain serenity. But I remain curious of evolution, and spray-painting allows me to reach a good balance between surprise and severity. I am EpiCurious of life and this is how I paint.

       
       

Brotherton, Paul

UK

Painting

In my work as a Visual Artist and Lecturer in the UK, drawing continues to be a vital component within my studio research and painting practice. Although figurative elements still reference my background and training in Graphic Design, my colourist works are now also infused with passages of abstraction, including developments into what I call Abstract Expressionist Design, creating a “Fusion”... of colour, mood and style. Originally influenced by European and American Modernism, more recently I have been inspired by other cultures and by my more recent travels within Europe and also to Africa, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cuba and New York.
       
       

Brown, Renee

USA

Painting

Renee has graduated from Rochestor institute of technology with a BFA in painting and the University of Buffalo with a masters in Painting and education. She has been named one of 50 emerging artist in art business news 2012.

I invite the viewers of my art on the journey that I flow through as I explore the aesthetic realm. I am wired to immanate multiple dimensions of my reality.Presently subjectively flowing in figurative abstractive tradition. With honed dream interpretation skills and inspiration from the teachings of world renownked interpretor John Paul Jackson, the art of Blake, and Kandinsky and Giacometti. I have been able to center into my realities.

       
     

Cababe. Michael

USA

Painting

My art is very colorful and spontaneous as color and negative space define the expression of a figure. I begin with a focus on the use of negative space, line, texture, and color, which serves as a tool of expression. I do this with an emphasis of watercolors, acrylics and colored ink to draw out my emotions to symbolize the world around me. Usually, I will work on a highly textured canvas, board or paper with very diluted paints and inks. I like this because it allows me to layer and blend the color to a point of confusion and movement. Most of the time my intent turns into something unplanned and spontaneous as the colors blend over each layer, they continuously redefine the image and the negative space. After it dries the color reveals a sense of depth and illusion for the viewer. Color is very interesting and important to me; being colorblind it’s not so easy for me to see things the way others do. I just apply the color as I see it and blend it in a way that looks and feels good to me…
     
     

Carter, Julia

Australia

Painting

Julia‘s paintings overflow with optimism, energy and a sense of celebration; such is her attitude to life. Enjoying an experimental approach, she captures the natural world in breathtaking and dynamic form, weaving together textures, symbols and vibrant colour. “I see connections in Nature and our own experiences and love to explore the power of synchronicity and our individual purpose. My paintings are landscapes of the soul.” Julia is an award winning artist who has exhibited widely and whose work is held in private and corporate collections around the world.
     
     

Casanova, Blanca Ruth

Mexico

Painting

"My paintings are intellectual and emotional reflections of my life as a Mexican woman. The act of painting is what motivates me. Textures and drippings are expressing events in my life. Geometric, Figurative or Abstract Expressionistic paintings emerge while I play with colors, textures and forms as life plays with me." Blanca Ruth studied Arts, Graphic Design, and art courses in Mexico and USA. As an expressionist and abstract artist, she experiments with textures and mixed media. She has exhibited fourteen solo and more than a hundred group artshows in Mexico, USA and Europe, participating at international contests. She has got seven awards.
     
     

Casas, Jose Maria

Argentina

Painting

Jose Maria Casas a.k.a. "two-" is a young artist from Mar del Plata, Argentina. Born in 1981 he has shown his works in his country and in the world. He has walked his own path through the world of abstraction. Trying to avoid common places, Jose Maria has developed a very strong personal style which distinguishes itself by its stunning but clear colour use, the balance and equilibrium of his compositions that create that "everything in its right place sensation", and the greater expressionism of his works. His tools of the trade are mainly acrylics, oils, and watercolours, and his creations are strongly influenced by music. He has shown his work in Turkey, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada, Honduras, Uruguay, and of course in Argentina.
     
     

Catania, Philip

USA

Painting

Art, and creating art, have been Philip Catania's passions from an early age. He developed his talent by attending the Art Students League (NYC) and graduating from the High School of Art and Design (NYC), Pratt Institute (BFA), and the College of New Rochelle (MA in Therapeutic Techniques in Art Education). He taught and painted. Through years of tenacious work, Philip persevered to transform his painting style into a powerfully unique form of Abstract Surrealism which best expresses Philip's perception of the Divine Hand at work upon human experiences.
       
       

Chan, Marcus

Canada

Painting

I am a visual artist with a special passion for the written word. I am interested in the aesthetic and artistic potentials inherent in the set of all calligraphies and scripts, in all languages and symbolisms - including mathematical and scientific notation. The word “Apple” does not need to plastically resemble the fruit. The word “Pomme” has a similar resonance. Writing has a dimension of meaning as cipher which the object represented lacks. In the Beginning was the Word, and the Cipher engendered all things through its Glory. My works exploit the various devices inherent in script: lines, curves, serifs, accents, majuscule and minuscule, cursivity, and so on. They aren’t of any particular language or cultural matrix: they are not elitist or racist… But I believe that if I do good work, then they reflect a part of my soul.

     
       

Christiaans, Ineke

The Netherlands

Painting

Art brings a rainbow of color to my life. In my abstract creations you see color, speed, energy and your own interpretations. When I began the “abstract” part of this journey, I seemed to have gone back to my childhood. A young girl with new crayons, and paints, sitting at my mother’s kitchen table, with no idea in mind of what would happen, and no care of what would happen. That’s when I re-discovered, the living wonder of this particular style. When I paint, the chains are loosed and I can once again fly, and release myself, far from all earthly distractions, and there is no longer a sense of time, or being. I don’t “make” paintings, they are just suddenly there. Art Colors Life.

       
     

Coeterier, Danielle

The Netherlands

Sculpture

As a self-taught artist I depend fully on images born in my mind. During sculpting thoughts are coming to a standstill and my intuition is leading my hands through the layers of stone till I land on the skin of my actual work of art. Sculpting feeds my connection with mother earth and her spiritual being. My sculptures always are an expression of the inner power of womanliness, the flying freedom of birds or the magic of fairy life.
     
     

Covey, Randy

USA

Sculpture

I use various metals and I favor long, winding, swooping forms that take on strong emotional resonances, with recurring motifs like flames, wind, water and cyclical patterns. Each sculpture portrays a dynamism and an impression of movement that I hope resonates unmistakably with viewers without pinning their interpretation to a single possibility. My passion is compounded as I demonstrate my feelings and thoughts with each of my creations. I create each piece in hopes that the viewer sees and feels my passion for each creation. My wish is that each person who views my creations ‘feels something’ as a reflection of the passion that went into creating the piece. I inspire for each person to feel the passion I possess as I create.
     
     

Day, Jerry L.

USA

Photography

Jerry Day is a Southern California based photographer specializing in nighttime and astronomical photography. Jerry’s photography reflects his fascination with the scenic beauty and history of the desert southwest. He finds particularly compelling the ruins of ghost towns to be found along lonely desert back roads, as well as the abandoned cliff dwellings and rock art of the Native American, remnants of an even more ancient people. Jerry is an active member of Trevisan International Art, the Ferrara Collective and the Redlands Art Association.

     
     

D'Espinay Saint-Luc, Rosiario

France/Colombia

Painting

Rosario d'Espinay saint-Luc was born in Palmira, Colombia. Her father's French and her mother's Colombian. Yet Rosario decided to leave the Ecuador, where she spent her early years, to come and live in Provence (South of France). Those elements of her life and choices naturally made her sensitive to the harmony of cultures, the importance of light and the diversity of perceptions. In 1996, she initiates herself into Abstract painting and the acrylic techniques. For fifteen years now, Rosario joined her own aesthetics. She indeed knew to develop a personal style in the crossroads of her two cultures, French and Latin American. Mixed pictorial inspirations, lights in the very different contrasts slowly shaped her work to give rise to an intuitive, lyric world, but also a world loaded with complex episodes of a life. She goes through her childhood, her adult's life, delivers us in small touches her feeling, her vision of the world, her enjoyments and her fears.
       
     

Dillan Antonsen, Inger

Norway

Painting

Art for me is about beauty, harmony and movement. I am inspired by dance, music and also everything that has to do with inner and outer space. I am educated at the National College of Fine Arts and Design in Oslo (Norway), and have exhibited all over Norway, Finland, California and Germany.
     
       

Di Martino, Silva

France

Painting

My own tastes in painting are widely spread, and allow me to find out stylistic inner relations. Working on the matter and color are at the heart of my own search. Music and also reading (novels, poetry, philosophy) are an inspiration and an incentive to painting. The inner sense of peace that everyday meditation provides me with allow me to find a more thorough relation to my creativity. One of my uttermost pleasures is to see people smiling as they look at my paintings.
       
       

Donegan, Celine

Australia

Painting


The inspiration for my work predominantly comes from the colours and designs in nature. I love to work intuitively and not get too hindered by the constraints on an intellectual, academic approach to making art. My art comes from a personal place and life experiences. I am drawn to making the everyday magical, lyrical, opulent, alive. I hope my work reminds you that the world can be and is a beautiful place and connects you with the heart and soul of life.
       
     

Duin, Marga

Netherlands

Painting

Color is the impetus in Marga Duin’s abstract paintings. Working from her seaside studio in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, she reaps continual inspiration from the waves, the beach and the capricious weather. The quality of her nudes is interesting, she selects parts of the figure to render, then she stops and chooses another selection of the body to delineate in a neighbouring area of the image. Marga works with a selected group of models; male and female.
     
     

Dunbar, Ann

France

Painting, Embroidery

It was thirty years ago when Ann studied Art & Design at degree level with Honors at Unversity of Farnham, England.,where she discovered her love of water color and her personal style of using embroidery on paper. Her success in marrying these two skills as her own signature of work is outstanding and very unique worldwide. It is a beautiful technique which gives extra-ordinary life to all her landscapes and to the more stylized collection of her more recent work inspired by her trips abroad like, Australia, India and China. These diverse cultures stimulates Ann’s imagination into creating original and exotic compositions with the use of gold leaf and metallic threads.
     
       

Eriksen, Estrid Maria

Denmark

Painting

Estrid Maria Eriksen has been a practicing artistsince1997 and masters variousgenres with a great desire to be innovative.Artin the abstract, figurativeand naïve. My painting usually begins as a play with colors across the canvas. It looks chaotic. The task then is to get order in chaos, it alternates back and forth. Paintings have often opposing elements, - loose strokes, tight shapes, organic forms, letters and drawing. I make some layers transparent, so you sense all phases.
       
       

Falch, Ghita

Denmark

Painting

An artist of marked sincerity of expression, with joyous freedom Ghita Falch creates paintings with great intensity of colour and profound emotional impact. When she is confronted with a blank canvas - always a source of intense pleasure and excitement - it gives rise to compositions for which she uses a personal vocabulary made up of free forms; different paint surfaces overlap and are combined, while the colour, sometimes in trickles, serves as a contrast to the dense, wide painted areas, leading to lively and harmonious interplay. The same sudden flashes of colour - yellows, reds, oranges, blues - help to accentuate the delicate yet vibrant rhythm that flows across the canvas and seems to guide her hand.
       
     

Fioravanti, Mauro

Italy

Photography

Professional photographer Mauro Fioravanti, born in La Spezia (Liguria), carries on his profession in his photography gallery sited in Monterosso al Mare, in the Cinque Terre Park heart. "... I love these borderline situations where there is a close interaction between elements which yearn to be transformed into each other constantly changing form, status, light but at the same time, remaining immutable. This why I love to photograph nature, because of the uncontrollable forces that govern it are very similar to the desire of freedom and change typical from every human being; in this case, ice and water interact repeatedly as well as daily lives in us a continued evolution from who we are into who we want to be. Changing, changing till finally discover ourselves as immutable creatures..."

     
     

Fiorentino, Matteo

Italy

Painting

Matteo Fiorentino was born in Vico del Gargano (Foggia) in 1953. Painter and art teacher, he has since early youth revealed his predisposition for painting, and he began his search with the modern figurative. The artist had his first exhibition in 1981. “In Matteo Fiorentino the natural is a pretext to make painting in a continuous job of digging and analysis, searching emotions outside the banality and predictably ‘beautiful’ of a photographic figurative, and from the nice souvenir imagery”. He has recently created a cycle of informal naturalistic artworks.

     
     

Fioretto, Giovanni

Italy

Painting

The canvas is the dissecting table where I dissect, separate and reassemble the body for reinventing it as a geographical area, in which the boundaries are overlapping and indistinguishable. I retrace anatomical geographies where organs overlap with other organs. Usually the gateways are a nostril, an intercostal space, a dental arch, which remain as only external body parts. A re-invented body to express the madness, pain, orgasm, death, life, fragments, verbally indefinable moments that I try to capture and comuincate only with the force of painting.
     
     

Fleming, Kiki

Italy

Painting

I live in the mountains high above the Upper Tiber Valley in Italy. Each day at dawn, I bid farewell to the night and observe the rise of the sun between two lofty peaks. The sky’s transition from darkness to daybreak is breathtaking. When night sets in again, the moon lights up the valley, revealing the silvery contours of the hills, deepening the ebony of the mountains against the darkening sky. These sights are a constant source of inspiration. My colours come from nature’s pallet but I never work straight from nature. My approach is more oriental and meditative. I prefer to memorize what I see and digest what I feel. I let the subject transform itself by filtering it through my mind. What happens on the canvas is not a direct reflection of reality but an emotive expression of captured time and inner space
     
       

Forbord, Marianne

Norway

Painting


Living in Norway, a country with distinct seasons, nature has always been an important source of inspiration in my paintings. Throughout the years I have moved from concrete to abstract art which I have perfectionated resulting in making paintings everyone can relate to. My paintings are build up by several layers and I use colorful expressions. Many trips to Italy have certainly affected my paintings in an exciting way. I am curious and in constant search for new ways to reflect nature.

       
       

Forlani, Rob

Australia

Painting

My work is an exploration of the relationship between mind and tangibility. On first glance it seems like pure abstraction of form and colour; not quite landscape - not quite realism. Interpretation is in turn the conscious control of our emotions.

       
     

Fromme, Erica

Germany

Painting

An absolutely fantastic spirit is hiding himself in the marvelous works of Erica Fromme, structuring and colouring her pictures, pulling the viewer magnetically into the new created worlds, which are arising at all places on the canvas, yet building together a great universe! This is inviting us to enter into the stream of live, full of joy and surprising events, pointing out relativity of each moment to the other, whether in time or space. So the works of Erica Fromme might be considered as a corresponding presentation to the physical theory of relativity in the wide fields of art!

       
       

Gafni, Orit

Israel

Painting

Digital Neo-Surrealism - that’s my art: A combination of original digital photography, Photoshop processing which combines and changes photographs, and sometimes a touch of color on the canvas. This way the borders between the categories become blurred and the pictures become a new reality - a world without boundaries: A colorful, emotional world, liberated from the chains of reality. My moto is John Lennon’s “Imagine” - a world with no borders. All my pictures use original photographs I took - both urban and nature (quite a lot of them from Italy …). My works have been shown since 2005 in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel, Germany and Italy.

       
     

Gessgagner, Christa

Austria

Painting

With my works of art I would like to encourage the active participation oft the observer. Only if you immerse yourself in my canvases can you discover the various constructions of colours and forms. You should open yourself to my pictures and enter the complex universe of my varied artwork.
       
     
Goddard, Inta

Australia

Painting, Sculpture

Inta Goddard is an Australian abstract artist. She now lives and works in Perth, WA, Austalia. Her art is expressed in sculptures, wall pieces, as well as paintings on canvas and paper. Born in Latvia, Inta Goddard emigrated to Australia in 1949 where she lived until 1968. This was followed by a six year stay in the UK, and travels through most of Europe, North Africa, Mexico, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali and throughout Australia.

Her formal education includes Art, Philosophy, Education, Information Technology. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Tasmania, HongKong, Singapore, Germany, Latvia, Spain, Canada and UK. Her works are shown in art galleries, universities, various government sites, and are included in many private and corporate collections.
     
     

Gokay, Bahadir

Turkey

Painting

Bahadir Gokay graduated from the Department of Graphics in the State School of Higher Education of Applied Fine Arts-Istanbul, in 1982. He was a student yet when he started working as an art director in distinguished advertising companies. He established his own company in1984 and became the creative director of many significant brands. His unique style consists of strong figures, design concern and clear colours. He continues working in his atelier in Istanbul and also gives drawing and painting lessons at Erenus Art Gallery.
     
     

Guicheteau, Cecile

France

Painting

By nature or education, I belong to that sort of people who like living alone. Is that fact the reason for my work or its result? I tend to believe that it is more the reason. Anyway, after working in the world of television and cinema, I am very happy today to be able to spend a lot of time alone and isolated in my workshop which is my actual universe.
I like to work getting my inspiration from writings which touch me deeply. That’s what I did, working from poets like Baudelaire. Through his work, Baudelaire sublimates themes of an extreme violence. He binds the evil to the beautiful; the sublime to the odious, violence and bliss, even death becomes a kind of aestheticism. I believe that it is precisely this I Baudelairian approach which interests me in the pictorial gesture.

     
       

Guldager, Birgit

Denmark

Painting

Light is always a theme in my paintings. Living in Denmark where light is scarce for many months, I feel really thrilled and inspired when the sun is high in the sky. The absence of light may also motivate me to create a painting filled with light and vitality to spite all the darkness around me. I relate to happiness and sorrows in my own life in the same way. Paintings with the brightest colours may be created in moments of distress when I want to fight what is troubling me. I am not interested in depicting what actually meets the eye; I am more interested in subconscious dreams and evoking an atmosphere of both drama and harmony - of life.
       
     

Haché, Nicole

Canada

Painting

Nature and freedom surrounded Nicole Haché as she grew up in Lamèque, New Brunswick (Canada), an Acadian island where her dreams were nourished by the ever present horizon, wind, aromas and sand. As an adult, she decided to adopt paint as the outlet for her obsessive need to create. Her paintings are filled with the themes of her childhood: happiness, life, the environment, freedom. The figures she uses are multi-coloured and vivacious. Few, if any, objects surround them because they are the heart of her canvas and the soul of her work. The embossed areas (relief) are composed of natural materials (seeds, jute, linen, etc.), a very important aspect, because in addition to providing forms, they represent the artist’s ecological framework and her constant preoccupations toward healthy eating. Nicole Haché’s main values, well-being, optimism and simplicity, have one common trait: the celebration of life!
     
     

Haga, Ulla

Finland

Sculpture

The ideas for my sculptures come from everywhere, from different things and situations where I have noticed or experienced some interesting detail in positions or movements which start to fascinate me and gradually will be formed in clay and finally in bronze. In my latest works I have examined different aspects of the life of a woman from Madonna like goodness to manners and bad repute of a prima donna. I have also further tried to precise my style by getting more lightness to my works and therefore many of my latest works have got a light green patina. This combined with a shiny surface gives in my opinion more lightness to the burdensome motif of many of my works.
     
     

Hart, Kathryn

USA

Painting

Kathry Hart is an abstract and figurative expressionist painter living in Colorado. The heart of Kathryn Hart’s work is deeply personal but the stories are timelessly relevant. Ms. Hart’s iterative process of construction and deconstruction reveals the painting’s history, the artist’s journey and her ultimate belief in renewal. “A painting with heart should come from the gut, expose a piece of the artist in a very raw way. My works reflect the human condition, all of its crags and crevices, what we want others to see and what we hide…who we are when we are alone and our endless ability to rise from the ashes. I am guided by feeling, not a specific image in my head.”
Ms. Hart actively shows her work in New York City, the West Coast and internationally. She has received numerous awards and is represented by New Century Artists Gallery (NY, NY), Xanadu Gallery (AZ), Trevisan International Art, and other galleries and museums by invitation.
     
     

Hogh, Magda

Denmark

Painting

Through her artwork Magda Høgh conveys a powerful and intense artistic awareness of the world that surrounds her. One cannot help but be moved by her paintings - through which she conveys a contagious vitality. Each piece of her work is filled with a brightness and joy which seems to radiate from her inner most self. Living in one of the most scenic areas of Denmark, at the foot of the “Hills of Mols” and on the edge of Begtrup Bay looking across to the beautiful peninsula of Helgenæs, she has her hands on the pulse of the land, air, sea and sky.
     
     

Hold, Michelle

Italy

Painting


Michelle Hold’s intensely colored abstract paintings masterfully layer texture and treatment to create compositions that depend as much on their tactility as on their visual features to communicate. Though Hold’s hand is evident all over the canvas, her brushstroke never becomes repetitive or predictable; its momentum and shape manages to define the organization of the painting while veering between long and short, splatter and scrape, purposeful and hurried. The artist pairs her forceful strokes with a blocked approach to color, lacing her paintings with strength and a bold vigor.
     
       

Hopkins, Karen

Australia

Painting, Sculpture

I was born in England and I have lived in Asia, South Africa and now Australia. My abstract paintings and quirky sculptures draw on themes inspired by nature, interactions, emotions, journeys of life and virtues within us. Using colour texture form and rhythm my aim to take the viewer on a journey and explore the deeper levels that connect us all. I have been exhibiting as a professional artist since 1993.and have works in many corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally. 

     
     

Hulme, Beth

Australia

Painting

My subject matter ranges from realism to the abstract, but the focus of my art is the human form, abstracted to suggest an opinion, a mood or an emotion as well as playing with the idea of perfection and imperfection and it’s relationship to beauty. I am fascinated with the challenge of capturing movement and hope to project sensuality and dignity in my human depictions. I love to use vibrant colour and strong lines so that my feminine forms leap with light from the canvas. I draw inspiration from the beautiful people around me as well as a strong influence from my travels through South East Asia and Africa.
     
       

Isking, Gisela

Germany

Painting

The painter Gisela Isking has established herself as an artist in the field of modern art and continues to develop her artist profile. Passion for experimenting, spontaneity, boldness and power define her artwork and combine in composing a unique expressiveness which in its unconventional originality and vibrant colors creates striking effects. Impulsive strokes and an organic language of form typically characterize her abstract paintings in oil and mixed media.
       
     

Jackson, Maz

UK

Painting

Born in East Anglia, UK, I’ve spent my life with my family, drawing and painting in this locality. The Norfolk landscape and its people enrich my imagery which can be interpreted in many ways and relate to many cultures across the globe. I continue to exhibit and be collected by galleries, museums and private collectors across Europe, Japan, China, USA and Mexico. My work continues to evolve. I have a deep interest in traditions of practice, in colour, line, mark-making and edge. Imagery springs from anything that excites: communication, laughter, touch, tension, flight, landscape, the spaces between and things sacred.

     
       

James, Elizabeth

UK

Photography

I was born and raised in London where my relationship with photography came to light. My work often involves taking a closer look, viewing the world from different perspectives; the outcome is a personal exploration of my subject matter. I am always aiming for the point at which form, function and meaning intersect seamlessly. Capturing visual rhythms in natural flow a way of gaining a glimpse of our environment we barely notice or have words for but connects us all.

       
     

Jinnah, Nadiya

USA

Painting, Sculpture

Born in Uganda of South Asian origin, I have lived for many years in the West. This blend has created a cultural richness within my soul, that I explore in my paintings. For me, making Art is not only a way to express myself, but also to comprehend life. I call my work ‘Lifescapes' and begin by exploring my personal inner space, then extending out to the external landscape. I start with a clay surface to create a three-dimensional drawing. This sculpting allows me an infinite variety of textures and depths which I use to physically express the essences of organic landscapes. The impression is then transferred onto an acrylic canvas. Lastly, I use color on this very tactile background to create a subtle illusion and an experience of reality beyond the physical world.
     
     

Jones, Andrea "Adka"

USA

Painting

In college I majored in school psychology and my love for psychology, people and a multitude of characters and cultures all combine into my artistic expressions. Watching my canvas characters come to life makes me want to create more and I am always curious to see where the story will go. It's a mix of unconsciousness and consciousness. Nature, with its patterns, colors, variations and wildlife get my creative juices flowing. Watching and absorbing birds in fight, peaceful fish, hawks hunting their prey or just crazy squirrels wildly chasing each other up a tree all help me create my imaginary characters. I create art that celebrates life and can be perceived as stories, day dreams or just simple emotional statements. To me, it is art that talks.
     
       

Kalocsai, Zoltan

Hungary

Painting

I STAYED AS I WAS BORN, so I have it easy. I haven´t forgotten, what everybody starts as a child, but forgets by growing up - the joy of painting. Taking in and filtrating everything, that´s what I am. Then performing all my impressions, experiences as colourful patches on pieces of canvas with hairy sticks - this is what I call REAL PLEASURE. And then standing with a serious face at the show opening - well this is an art!

       
       

Kammerer, Maria

Austria

Painting

Today I enjoy the groundless bubbling of feelings and the complete lack of time while I am painting. I let my feelings flow freely and love to explore the diverse languages of art. My pictures are made up of different materials such as coffee, earth, glue, sand or different kinds of paper - resulting in a spontaneous creative process. By frequent overpainting and the use of chalk and charcoal I try to make my paintings alive. For about three years I have expanded my horizons again and since I also paint on glass for partitions, kitchens and lights. Creating art means for me to bring myself into the work with my whole heart.
       
     

Kaschlik, Steffi

Germany

Painting, Art Reproduciton, Glass Painting

Born in Leubnitz/Saxony, Steffi Kaschlik currently works in her studio in Reutlingen, Germany. Kaschlik works in various media including painting, art reproduction and glass painting. Her dynamic creative career has enabled her to develop her own unique voice as an artist based on a concrete and a varied foundation of studies and relationships around the world. She has exhibited extensively throughout Germany, Europe and Asian and her work is included private, corporate and institutional collections around the world.

Our dear friend Steffi sadly passed away in February 2013, following a long and heroic battle with cancer. We will always remember her warm personality and fabulous artistic talent.
     
     

Kastner, David

USA

Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Ceramics, Furniture

For artist David Kastner, content is more important than technique. This multimedia artist moves beyond the mere technical to understand how materials he engages work, exploiting their properties to find what he is most interested in: meaning, ideas, and concepts. Through the years his art has been included in solo and group shows over the world.
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Kawabata, Hide

Japan

Painting

I want create a moving experience, as if electrifying the soul. And only the truth can do that. My works are completely original and different from the others. Just because I paint the pure form of passion gushing out like magma from a volcano in my mind, and imagine human blood and strong emotion such as anger, sorrow, fear, love and joy in my unique RED. It is my designation to draw the bound of life in the universe.
     
       

Kempe, Jane

Australia

Painting

The ocean is my muse. Being born in a coastal village, I love the constant movement and colour of my surrounds. Ships gliding up and down the channels and the quiet underworld of reefs and rockpools. My paintings are Summer experiences in all their vibrancy. The creative journey began with representational images particularly bright, breezy yachts, their spinnakers blazing against the sea and sky. Gradually, abstracted concepts of these experiences entered my pictorial language. Using Impasto techniques allows me to layer colour with texture, quickly expressing the sheer joy and playfulness of my method.

       
       

Kerr, Susan

Cyprus

Painting

Susan Kerr, NDD, ATD Bath Academy of Art, UK, University of Leicester, UK.
‘A long lasting interest in the Cosmos and the mysteries of the universe has evolved into these paintings, which can be characterised as explorations of the metaphysical world and the universe. In my paintings there is an investigation into the most essential elements of existence, such as colour, light and space, depth and gravity, through abstraction from natural phenomena as seen in the universe.’

       
       

Khoy, Selda

The Netherlands

Painting

Selda Khoy-Emami was born in 1979 in Iran. From a young age, she practiced various forms of art such as music, drawing and painting. Her work of Selda is composed of various materials and techniques. Her love goes out to large projects based on acrylic or oil paint, with a balanced image of colors together in beautiful patterns, often with multiple interpretations. Her paintings are from life and give a picture of love and freedom.

     
     

Kim, Maria Kisook

Canada

Painting

Maria Kisook Kim is a professional fine artist with over twenty years experience. Her signature style is a combination of western abstract and oriental painting which she has developed through her studies and personal experiences in both the West and the East. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Education in Fine Art Education from Korea University. In Korea she has participated in various art exhibitions throughout the country including the distinguished joint exhibition between Korea and Tokyo Universities at the Japan Embassy in Seoul. Maria is an active artist in Toronto, Canada. Some highlights of her art career in Canada include "featured artist" designation at Toronto Art Expo for four consecutive years and a solo exhibition at Toronto's Korean Consulate General.
       
       

Klausen,Bente Braad

Denmark

Painting

Bente Braad Klausen is an artist who combines vigorousness with poetry, sober-mindedness with enthusiasm and lyric love of colours with masculine brute strength. Therefore, her paintings appeal to everybody who appreciates unsentimental, energetic and dynamic interpretations of the nature that we are a part of and of the life we live.

     
     

Kilpela, Pirkko

Finland

Painting

My paintings are conversations between my soul and surroundings, between colours and forms. Figurative changes to abstract - and vice versa - during my painting process. The final result is usually something between those. I don’t plan ahead; I let the artwork lead my painting. My works of art are often emotional reflections of surroundings and experiences. It’s peculiar that I realize the primary source and the story of my painting not until it’s finished. For me, art is about beauty and harmony, views to inner and outer space. My constant aim is to create an artwork where the apparent simplicity hides a subtle equilibrium of reflections and colour.
     
     

Kleyn, Hilda

The Netherlands

Painting

I was born in Ghana and left Africa when I was five years old. I studied and graduated at the Art Academy in Amsterdam and I am now living in Frankfurt. After over 50 exhibitions in various countries, I established a strong and successful relationship in Italy during the past few years, including Milan, Rome and Ancona. I work with oil paint on canvas. I am happy to participate in the exhibition Liberated Dreams in Ferrara. Exhibiting my work will very much emphasize how much my paintings have been valued by Italian people.
       
       

Klinke, Tania Maria

Switzerland

Painting

With my paintings, I wish to evoke impressions and imaginings in the one who looks at them. I want the observer to take time, to let the paintings unfold their effect and let his fantasy play, to let ideas develop. My paintings should touch the one who observes them - they should arouse feelings and stir emotions, to make the onlooker dream. To a large extent, my paintings are created spontaneously. While painting, I let my fantasy and intuition run free. The canvas, the painting leads me into a certain direction, to take shape, time and again all over again.

       
       

Kok, Hetty

The Netherlands

Sculpture

For many years I worked as a Fashion Designer and Stylist and created many fashion collections for high street shops. I changed direction after meeting Luigi Amati, the Italian Sculptor residing in the Netherlands. Luigi Amati worked with the famous Marino Marini, who is one of my favourite Sculptors. Current inspirations for my work are Maillol, Rubens and Zadkin, as demonstrated by the different styles in my work from classic to figurative and abstract creating lines, forms and shadows.

       
       

Koppelaars, Marjolijn

The Netherlands

Painting

What are the colors and shapes of my emotions? Each day I paint, something happens. Something arises from the paint and the canvas. I see the unity of my emotions with the colors of the sky, the scents of the season, and the whole experience of nature and all of its elements. This is where my inspiration comes from.

     
       

Korinteli, Nino

Georgia

Painting

I am a self taught painter, I have been into art since I remember myself. I draw and paint faces, figures, landscapes, abstracts, surrealism… anything I put my eye upon or what comes from my fantasy. I chose medium freely too.  

       
     

Krauss, Michele

USA

Painting

Michele Krauss was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She moved to the United States in 1987,  starting a never-ending journey of moves and experiences. She lived and studied Interior Architecture, Interior Design and Art while living in Milan, London, San Francisco, Miami, Madrid and New York.
Her years of traveling and studying have allowed her to develop a very particular style, composed of many different passions. Michele had not being able to accommodate herself to academics rules. As a self-taught artist, she keeps taking the opportunity to grow and learn, painting with different artists and absorbing what the world has to offer.
Today, her paintings are held in private collections worldwide.

     
     

Kosanovic, Ivana

Serbia

Painting

Memory and remembrance are the primary sources of information that I use for the inception of a painting. In the creative process I rely on Intuition to create the work. Paintings are filled with suggestive biomorphic shapes, delicate, expressive lines and liquid paint application. Blocks of color interact with the whiteness of paper or canvas. The most dominant technique that I use is acrylic paint on canvas and aquarelle paper, usually combined with oil crayons and various paint fillers that produce exciting textures. My artwork is greatly influenced by paintings of Robert Motherwell and the work of the Abstract Expressionists.