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Shadows IV.

Resistance through Art

Ayn Rand said “That which is not worth contemplating in life, is not worth recreating in art.”

Art fulfils many purposes, not the least of which is to bring public awareness to social, political and cultural injustices. One of the greatest injustices of all time was the Holocaust, perhaps the supreme blight on the history of Modern Man. April 7th, 2013 marked the official observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with commemorative events taking place across the country and around the globe.

Treatise by Lynn Goldstein.

When the director of the Bodzin Gallery at Northern Virginia’s Jewish Community Center approached me to participate in a group exhibition to commemorate the day of observance, I did not have far to look for inspiration. Both my parents survived the Holocaust and I had been waiting for an opportunity to express this personal connection artistically. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jake Fernandez. Lake Burton©

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Jake Fernandez  American Contemporary Artist

Celebration Of Landscape Art 2013

Born in Havana, Cuba – Jake Fernandez is a professional fine artist painter of nature. His collection of works are captured in a variety of mediums from oil on wood panels; on canvas or linen, to pastel, to basic graphite pencil, black & white sketch drawings all in both small to large-scale. One would wonder how an urban artist captures the very essence of nature while living in the city. His observation of nature to be able to convey order from a tangle of vines and branches in the woodland, trees,  shrubs and bushes or the movement and the sounds of rippling ponds to recreate a balance of altruism and vision is a measure of his mastery of creativity, control, discipline making these qualities as his own signature and style of landscape paintings.

 

2001 First listed in Who’s who American Art;

It is wonderful that today’s contemporary artists are able to visit actual location and sites created by old masters of the past to produce iconic images for their paintings. Jake’s journey had an amazing turnaround from one such visit to Claude Monet’s secret garden (Water garden at Giverny). He had discovered the new dimension of viewing colours for his landscape paintings. For this we need to understand the science of parallax of light. One would describe the experience for the observer standing in front of his landscapes painting being transported to another world beyond the painting.., as if a doorway opens to place of tranquility, bliss and a path of peace within oneself.., Read more…

 

 


 

Silence. Oil on canvas.

Regina Davis Izaguirre

is a completely self-taught Mexican artist currently living in Washington, DC. She presents painting reminiscent of magic realism with images embroidered to one another, she states “In my paintings I present images composed of diversified interpretations of the human figure in conjunction with elements of nature and mystical imagery and iconography. Read more…

Contact information: 

http://www.reginarte.com/

 

 

 

 


 

Abstract Wave. Oil on Linen, 10” x 18”

Seda Baghdasarian

is an award winning international artist and designer, who has created themed environments for amusement park, stage and film; and exhibited her paintings & photography in galleries and museums across United States, Europe and China. Born in Teheran, Iran; and raised in the United Kingdom.

Seda received her undergraduate degree with honors, in Architecture and Interior Design from London Metropolitan University. After moving to the US in ‘82 to pursue her passion for visual storytelling, she further completed graduate studies in Storyboarding for Film, Rendering & Illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena; while working full time as a designer for major Hollywood Studios such as Disney & Universal. Read more…

Contact information:

www.StudioSedafineart.com
www.mlygallery.com

 

 


 

Maui Beachfront. Oil on board, 12″ x 16″

Dan LaVigne

Dan LaVigne’s work has always been defined by sensitivity to subject and a distinctive eye for color. Working as a commercial illustrator through the eighties, his oil paintings graced numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, Bon Appetite, and Los Angeles Magazine. In 1990 he decided on a career as a fine artist, receiving an M.F.A. Degree from California State University, Long Beach. Read more…

Contact infromation:

http://danlavigne.com/

 

 


 

Man Of The Street. Oil on canvas, 52” x  58”

Peter Filzmaier

My first recollection of works of art was at age seven when I saw the floor to ceiling paintings at the Emperor’s Palace in Vienna, Austria.  I was mesmerized and still carry the impact of the experience.

I first started dabbing in oils in my late teens but did not seriously take up painting until my early twenties. Growing up in Ontario, Canada and having an affinity for the out Doors, drew me to the works of the “Group of Seven”. I began painting on site through all seasons and traveled throughout the country. Read more…

Contact information:

http://www.filzmaierstudio.com

 


 

 

Two-faced Odalisque. Acrylic on panel. 36” x 48”

K.A.Letts

I began my creative life in the theater. I am a graduate (MFA) from Yale Drama School, where I studied set and costume design. I have created sets and costumes for Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theater, Alaska Repertory Theater and Wayside Theater in Virginia, among others. Although I no longer work in the theater, many of the skills and techniques I learned there have been useful to me in the studio. My work features strong narrative content, much of which is based on myth, fable and fairy tale. Read more.

 

 Contact information:

www.arborart.com

 

 

 

 


Yesterday & Tomorrow.

Rita Dianni-Kaleel

Rita was born and raised in Chicago and has been intrigued with Art from her earliest memories. She studied privately for many years learning traditional skills in painting and sculpture. Her work is influenced by many philosophies and techniques and being a contemporary artist, inspiration derives from the beauty of Nature, not only the exterior, but that which lives within.  Read more..

Contect information:

http://www.diannifineart.com/

 

 

 

 


 

 

Juggle. Oil Pastel and Pencil. 16” x 20”

Kerry Rolewicz

My formal art education began in high school with Early College Courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. I continued on to earn my BFA from Creighton University, where I spent a semester abroad with Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. My undergraduate work consisted of mainly large-scale oil painting and metal sculpture. Upon finishing school my work evolved from large to small and from paint to pencil and pastel. Over the past ten years of work I have been finding the balance between artist and motherhood. Read more…

 Contact information:
http://kerryrolewicz.com/

 

 

 


 

W1543. Oil on Canvas, 160 cm x 120 cm

Joachim Gerschler

Joachim Gerschler is 67 years old. He has been working for a few decades as the top restorer on historical buildings in Berlin doing analysis of the building`s history, the technical requirements of restoring them in the original sense and doing the restoration work himself and with his staff. Since 2010 he has begun to paint oil on canvas in rakel  (spatula) technique and has produced up to now more than 100 such paintings, mostly in sizes of one to two m2,… Read more

Contact information

Hergen.Heinemann@alumni.insead.edu

 

 

 


 

Allegory For Spring (The Song Of Moses). Oil on linen. 66″ x 60″

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee is a professional artist and teacher who has exhibited work at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH. , the State Museum of  Pennsylvania, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  He has been involved in numerous group exhibitions, including the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts’ 2009 Mid-Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition in which he received the “Best in Show” honor.  In 2011, he was selected as one of fifty finalists in the America China Oil Painting Artist’s League’s nationwide competition, Exhibition of Contemporary American and Chinese Realism.  Read more…

Contact information:
www.patrickleefineart.com 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Brabrants thru the Netherlands. Watercolor and ink on silk. 33″ x 21″

Debbi Chan

On the cusp of two creative signs, the tiger and the rabbit, I was born in Houston, Texas. With a creative push from day one, I took up the brush by age ten. In my early years as a budding artist I decided that oil painting was not my thing but watercolor and ink were.  That really never changed but the style vacillated from realism to fantasy throughout those formative years.  It was not until a bit of aging wisdom came to me that I sought out a teacher and found Frank Chiu, a master artist in traditional Chinese painting.  He mentored me for over a decade and was later joined by his wife, Judy. Read more…

Contact information:

http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/sosum/

 


 

HARVEST. Digital art.

Melvin Harris

I became interested in art at an early age. I remember looking at the ‘Draw Me’ ads in comic books and various other publications. I started by taking one of their correspondence courses. I took art classes in Junior High School and was a frequent visitor to the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after school hours. I intensively studied Water Color and Acrylic painting, Life Drawing, Graphic Art and Design, Technical Illustration and Airbrush Photo Retouching during several decades that I lived in California. I gave no thought to ‘being in the arts’ when I was young. I find creating art to be an outlet for my thoughts and experiences. Read more 

Contact information:

www.artbymelvin.com

 

 


 

Fruits of Labor (Virgo). Mixed Media. 28″ x 41”

Rae Chichilnitsky

Rae is a self-taught and self-represnting local artist. She was born in Kishinev (Moldova) during the Soviet era. There she studied classical music at the Kishinev Institute of Art, earning her degree in Musicology and worked as a freelance book illustrator.  Read more

Contact information:

www.rae-chichilnitsky.artistwebsites.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tribal NUBIAN PRINCESS

Sandy Den Hartog

Sandy has had an interest in stones since childhood. Wherever she went, even as a young person, whether it was picnics, vacations, or field trips; she always made sure she had a cup along to collect rocks which were precious to her at the time. Once in high school she took numerous classes in gemology and geology. Then she graduated, got married, and had children. Rocks and gems had to be put on hold for a while. Read more

Contact information:
http://www.sandzibarjewelry.com/

 

 

 

 


 

Zygote. Acrylic on canvas. 52″ x 38″

Jack Jasper 

studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA in painting in 1970 and an MFA in 1975. He concentrated on painting in graduate school, but he also studied performance. His work in the time arts led him to explore the use of the body in conjunction with other media such as sound and film.

After receiving his MFA, he moved to Helena, Montana to pursue freelance design work with his brother. He eventually joined the staff of the Printers, Inc., as a designer. He continued painting and exhibited locally and regionally. In 1982 he received a grant from the Helena Film Society Grant to Artists Program. He collaborated with Montana poet, Rick Newby to design and produce the book, The Man in the Green Loden Overcoat, a juxtaposition of words and images. Read more...

Contact informations:

www.jackjasperart.com

 

 


 

Corsage. oil on canvas. 24” x 30”

Banker Amy 

has been exhibiting in New York and worldwide since 1992. A Cornell University graduate, she studied environmental design, education, business and fine arts. A native New Yorker, Amy resides in New York City and Massachusetts.  Read more…

Contact information:

www.amycohenbanker.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Yellow Lotus with Little Fish. Oriental Brush Painting. 29” x 29”

Darlene Kaplan

Darlene Kaplan is an award-winning artist who has been captivating art lovers worldwide with her energetic Oriental Brush Paintings using Chinese watercolors for more than 40 years. Her many awards include First place at the Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA, First place at Green Spring Gardens, Annandale, VA, and Finalist at the 27th Annual Arts Competitions-Artist Magazine. She grew up in the country in Tennessee and states, “All of my spare time was spent walking in the woods searching out bugs, plants and anything else that was alive.  Read more

Contact information:

www.darlenekaplan.com

 

 


 

Talking Heads. Porcelain sculpture.

Lilianne Milgrom 

Lilianne Milgrom can well be described as a “global artist at large.” Born in Paris, growing up in Australia and living for extended periods in Israel and the United States, she now resides in the greater Washington DC area.  She exhibits extensively in local and international galleries and museums and her work can be found in private and institutional collections. Read more

Contact information:

www.liliannemilgrom.com

 


 

Backless. Oil on canvas. 10” x 10”.

Sara Swan

My current work is an examination and celebration of the human figure, body language, fashion and costume. I base much of my art on simple figure drawings from a weekly class. I have worked as large as life-size and as small as a ten inch square canvas. I draw both men and women, but my art tends to be female-centric. Though I use people as my subjects, I’m not a portrait artist, and in general I am not representing any specific person in my art. Read more

Contact Information

www.saraswan.com

 


 

Calypso, photography, 20” x 20”

Keith Parks

Born in Los Angeles, Keith Parks grew up in the lovely town of Oxnard, California, where his father converted an old shed in their backyard into a darkroom to “keep him off the streets” while he was in high school. Keith began college at California State University, Northridge as a photography major, but as graduation approached and he realized there were no “Help Wanted: Photographer” ads in the classified section, but plenty of entry-level graphics jobs, he switched his emphasis to graphic art in his final year. In 1980 he got his BA in Art. Read more

Contact information

keithparks.daportfolio.com

 

 


 

Planes Go. Photography.

Daniel R. Johnson

A fascination with art started early with Daniel, but he really found his direction during his first year at Salt Lake Community College studying Graphic Design. It was then that he was introduced to the still-fledgling world of computer art. Graduating from Brigham Young
University with a BFA in Illustration, he continued working with digital art and animation. In addition to freelance illustration, he began his career in computer games, eventually moving to northern California to pursue further opportunities. Daniel was eventually hired as an onsite digital illustrator for a Sonoma county design firm, where he honed his skills through years of commercial art for high tech, construction, infrastructure, and transportation clients. ..read more
Contact information
www.danjohnsonimagery.com/portfolio 

 

 


Pleasures. Oil on canvas.

Paula Laflamme

Born in Montreal in 1964, Paula Laflamme is a self taught artist and began painting in 1992. Paula spent her childhood between land and sea, the slums of Montreal, and the richness of her ancestors, from Gaspé. Her paintings are her own compositions, they are her work. Using her emotions and the expressions of the people she meets, she lives in interesting situations and moves deep into her characters and those who contemplate... read more
Contact information
www.paulalaflamme.com

 


The chessboard of Good and the Evil. Acrylic on canvas, 70cmx90 cm

Olivia Boa 

Olivia Boa was born in 1981 in Yvelines in France.   At a young age Boa was attracted to the world of the art and in particular, painting.

Boa began her formation into an artist at the age of 10  with the help of Yves Armani, an artist who taught her the basiscs. From the age of her 14, Boa pursued her work and her research in painting in a self-taught way. Read more

Contact information

www.oliviaboa.sitew.com

 

 



Mirror Building. Photography

Yasmine Samiry 

Fashioned by experience, feelings and vision Yasmine Samiry is an emerging photographer-artist the world should keep an eye on. Award winning, published and exhibited, she is drawing attention around her.
Her life has been a journey of discoveries. … read more

Contact information
www.yasminesamiry.com

 

 


Red Cataleya. Digital Art.

Arthur Jacob 

Throughout my life I have always had a greater visual sense about how the world looked versus other senses. This visual dominance in perceiving the world has profoundly affected my work as an artist. My art offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, the viewer is then asked and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and reconstruction presents. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. The techniques to achieve these photographic abstractions and reconstructions are a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art… read more.   
Contact information:
aj@arthur-jacob.com
www.arthur-jacob.com

 


Native American. Abstract

Mike Menius 

Mike Menius has evolved an abstract painting vocabulary, which is rooted in years of plein air landscape painting.  His abstract themes can be viewed as psychological journeys, or vistas in air, water, and time. Read more

Contact information

www.mikemenius.com 

 

 

 


White Silence. Gouache on paper. 8″ x 10″

Semproniu Iclozan

Semproniu Iclozan is an intentionally known American artist, born in Romania. His work has been shown at more than 51 exhibitions in Europe and United States. Iclozan’s art was published in many European books and catalogs around the world. Iclozan’s work is in the permanent collections at the Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Royal Art Collection in Stockholm, Sweden and many others.
For almost two decades, Iclozan was exhibited as a solo artist in numerous galleries around the world including; Ambassador Gallery, NY, Portals Gallery and Hansen Gallery, Chicago, Fontanella Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy, Craiova Museum of Art, Romania, Drottinnggatan 100 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (full list of solo and group exhibition can be found on artists web site).
Iclozan has also participated in numerous of Art Expos, including the Vancouver, Chicago and Miami International Exhibitions.
Iclozan’s artwork is also in many private art collections in United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, 
Ivory Coast, Japan, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland… read more.
Contact Information:
www.iclozan.com
siclozan@comcast.net

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Face. Digital art.

Arthur Jacob 

Throughout my life I have always had a greater visual sense about how the world looked versus other senses. This visual dominance in perceiving the world has profoundly affected my work as an artist. My art offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, the viewer is then asked and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and reconstruction presents. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. The techniques to achieve these photographic abstractions and reconstructions are a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art.

Contact information:
aj@arthur-jacob.com
www.arthur-jacob.com

 


 

Untitled. Oil on canvas. 40" x 60"

Jason Fairchild

Based in Chicago,USA, Jason Fairchild is a modern artist that currently uses painting as the fastest and best way to get his message out there.
Women are the center of the art of Jason Fairchild: or to be more accurate  women and the unique forms of space that surround them. (*Untitled*)
The women he portrays are not the everyday women we see on the street waiting for buses or shopping in the neighborhood supermarket, they are sexually charged nude or semi-nude figures that seem part lover, part mother, part dream girlfriend, part wife, part earth goddess. They are figures of beauty, pleasure, pain, mysticism and fantasy. (*Angel of Destruction*) His figures are also involved in differing ways with processes of metamorphosis and transformation. They are attempts to portray the journey’s of the soul through various stages and roles in life but in a way which emphasizes the ambiguity of humanity floating through time and space. His figures seem in the midst of travel in journeys that are infinite; his images frozen moments in endless voyages where the model poses for a second in a fantastic landscape, let’s the artist capture her image, but will soon move on to travel onward to another place and another time and another role in her existence. (*Shore’s Left Behind*)As such his woman have a  slightly ambiguous dream like quality that  hints at, but never overtly states, elements of the human condition.

In his art Eros meets encounters the mysteries of nature; swirling seas and skies, as well as  vast, usually barren, landscapes are a common motif.  (*Rising Sea*) As Fairchild states:
 “Seas, skies and the earth are places where things are constantly changing. The sea is where we came from in the distant past. It is a symbol of our origins and birth. The Earth is where we may return. The sky is a symbol of aspirations, of the future, a place where we might find answers that reflect changes we pass through in life. As I see it, elements of land, sea and sky seem characters in the drama existence, they are the things that cause change, their qualities effect what change can be…just like gravity effects our bodies and the way they grow and age, so the landscape and the place we find ourselves in effects the inner soul of people.”

His work involves several unusual pictorial and painterly devices.  Fairchild speaks of an early infatuation with the work of illustrator Patrick Nagel, whose crisp hard edged graphic and semi- nude figures were the darling of Playboy and Fashion magazines in the 1970’s. This influence is shown in his slightly formalized poses of his models which, for all their eroticism, seem to have a touch of that element of a nude being aware she is posing rather than caught unaware. One feels a element of the formal (full frontal poses are common) in all of Fairchild’s nudes which only seems to make his woman more spellbinding, more iconic figures than real flesh. (*Night Owl*) One might compare them to Botticelli’s “Venus;” beautiful, sexual, tempting but ultimately cool and in a place midway between the world of dreams and the world of civilization. (*The Road*). Read full biography

Contact information
jason-fairchild@att.net
https://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/2012/01/jason-fairchild/

 


 

ATARDECER EN EL PAJONAL. Oil on canvas.16″ x 20″

Gabriel Gross 

We can sense all the depth which marks the vital and creative process of Gabriel Gross, an artist in constant dialogue with the different scopes of contemporary art, and who above all is interested in a presence that is in his intense path, in his neofigurative periods, as well as in his abstract research. 

Those of us, who have had the privilege to visit Gabriel Gross’s atelier and house, have found there not only the testimonies of works of art  committed to the humankind, with its  history, with our contemporary, but also with the tangible footsteps of a passionate experimentation, vigorous, and always renewed with the most unusual techniques, without leaving aside any of the possibilities offered to the artist of the  XXI century, immersed as we are in what bad or good  we call it the post modernity, the most advanced technologies of the visual arts. 

Contact information

Gabriel Gross
ggross1952@aol.com
www.gabrielgrossart.com

 

 



Tree of Life. Turiya. Acrylic on canvas. 36" x 24"

Elle NicolaÏ

A heart beat.  It is one pattern that we all feel. Through the heart of each of us love flows both primal and eternal. Touching the sacred space of eternal love leads to wondrous worlds that can be explored, viewed and understood, and as this is done, you will facilitate your own healing, at a deeper subconscious level. Inside of that space deep, within the universal heart, the love of existence flows. It is a vibration that is timeless and shapeless yet with clear form.  It is waiting to be explored, understood and coaxed from the source.From this deep wellspring of cosmic awareness come natural archetypes. They flow past our mind’s eye and pause.  Waiting to be discovered, found and eventually to be painted. Their fulfillment is found in the healing of our spirit, essence, and souls.Elle Nicolaϊ has followed this shaman’s path through an opening in time and space to unveil the most clear and pure images of the elemental origins of our human souls.  She paints them with the clarity that allows your soul to recognize the visions of awareness that they explore. Elle reaches to the far ends of the dream state to harvest these images from within the passing flow of our universal heart. She returns to paint what she finds there and because of that these images are spectacular. They invoke the healing heart that connects us to the spiritual existence of our universe. 

Contact Information:
Elle Nicolaï
ellenicolai@yahoo.com
www.ellenicolai.com

 

 


 

Julie & Dirty having fun for the audience. Watercolor on Arches, 11" x 15"

Jacqui Morgan

When Jacqui Morgan received her BFA from Pratt, she entered a world without any female illustrators. She with Barbara Nessim and Lorraine Fox who passed away very young, were the first and only working female illustrators. During the heyday of the psychedelic, she designed and illustrated the iconic Electric Circus Poster and went on to create more iconic images for the American Optometric Association, Sansui, Scott Printing, Celanese, Exxon, and 7 UP Billboards. Unique covers for American Artist Magazine, Mac Millan Books, Print Magazine and Cosmopolitan along with album covers for RCA, ads for DeBeers diamonds and animated commercials for Burlington Mills and General Mills were among her achievements. She always loved science fiction and illustrated a few anthologies for young readers.

After Morgan received her MA from Hunter College, CUNY, she studied realistic oil painting with Sharon Sprung a student of Harvey Dinnerstein and then applied these findings to watercolor. While far more difficult to handle than oils, watercolor is easier to control than dyes which stain the paper and cannot be lightened, only bleached.The comfort with dyes came when working for two years designing textile patterns right after Pratt graduation. Watercolor had the same seductive transparency. The first illustration of this no line, more painterly, approach was the poster for the Tap Dance Kid Broadway show. Read full biography.

Contact Information
Jacqui Morgan, Illustrator Painter Educator Writer.
www.jacquimorgan.com

 



Spotted. Color pencil.

Paula M. Smiles

Interest in drawing started at a very young age for Paula who then attended the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Under the guidance of Emanuel Jacobson she focused on life drawings. Most recently she has been doing a series of “Pin-Head People.” The heads are “pin-head” in size and the body is stretched out as the form moves to the hands and feet.

Paula holds a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and a MSW from University of Illinois. She resides in Skokie, Illinois where she works as a hospice social worker and continues to draw. She has participated in art shows and exhibited her work in the Chicago area including at The Figurative Art League of Evanston, Art and Beyond, She Art, and The Skokie Art Guild.

Contact Information:
Paula M. Smiles
paulasmilesart@gmail.com
www.paulasmiles.com

 


 

The Rose. 23" x 15" x 13". Bronze sculpture

Ione Citrin
Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in the performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity, and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage.

Ione is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her contemporary paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic – all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul. 

Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is – bold, colorful and highly decorative. 

Contact information:

phone: (310) 556-4382
http://www.artbyione.com
ICitrin@aol.com

 


 

Highway to Windy City. Oil on canvas

Semproniu Iclozan

Semproniu Iclozan is an intentionally known American artist, born in Romania. His work has been shown at more than 51 exhibitions in Europe and United States. Iclozan’s art was published in many European books and catalogs around the world. Iclozan’s work is in the permanent collections at the Chicago History Museum, National Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Royal Art Collection in Stockholm, Sweden and many others.

For almost two decades, Iclozan was exhibited as a solo artist in numerous galleries around the world including; Ambassador Gallery, NY, Portals Gallery and Hansen Gallery, Chicago, Fontanella Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy, Cralowa Museum of Art, Romania, Drottinnggatan 100 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (full list of solo and group exhibition can be found on artists web site).

Iclozan has also participated in numerous of Art Expos, including the Vancouver, Chicago and Miami International Exhibitions.

Iclozan’s artwork is also in many private art collections in United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, 
Ivory Coast, Japan, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Contact Information:
www.iclozan.com
siclozan@comcast.net

 


Love. Acrylic & Ink on canvas. 40” x26”

Elisha Ben Yitzhak

Elisha Ben Yitzhak was born in Israel in 1943. He studied art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and at the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv under the guidance of master artists. Elisha moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, in 1985. His paintings have been exhibited in museums, galleries, art festivals and private art exhibits in numerous countries around the world, including a group exhibit at the famed Tate Gallery in London and at the Florence Biennale. Elisha’s paintings have also appeared in numerous publications and electronic media. An art critic wrote about Elisha’s art“Elisha’s pictures have a unique and independent style of their own with so much rhythm. Most of his images combine both figurative and surrealistic elements, as if they were taken from a different world, but yet are strikingly realistic and appealing. When looking at Elisha’s paintings you feel certain warmth radiating from the different colors. As one gazes, one is lulled by the lyrical composition of the delicate lines. These colors have an impact similar to the effect of pastels in the work of the great impressionists. Elisha expresses his feelings, emotions and personal experiences through most astonishing paintings, which are revered around the world and considered extraordinary. The more you gaze at these paintings, the more you love them, so much so that you cannot help but be affected by the artist’s romanticism.”

Quoted by Leon Harari, an art critic in Israel Elisha Ben Yitzhak, Artist

www.elishasart.com



Shir Lamaalot. Mixed media acrylics. 36"x36"

Marlene Burns

Marlene Burns has been a professional artist for forty years. She earned two degrees from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art and Architecture.
Her career has included consultation, teaching, and a successful business creating art for clients while working in the design community. She has been represented in galleries from coast to coast.

Judaism has always been her passion as well. Last year, Marlene began a Judaic series of paintings based on some of the Hebrew prayers she studies and shares with those she teaches. Painting in the style of ‘sacred intention,’ her series of 17 paintings so far, has become her most inspired work to date. She prepares for each painting by chanting or singing the specific prayer while her abstract expressionist process unfolds. Most of her symbols are hidden. The translations and explanations of her artistic process become part of her offerings as teachings.

Contact Information:
www.KavanahPress.com
marlee9748@aol.com

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