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Group Show "Blue 2019"

Artists Statements

Scott McIntire (United States)

Artist Statement:

My hybrid style of painting comes from a courtship with photorealism, photography, Op art, fabric design, pin strip car painting, iconic object painting, and an indepth study of the creatures pollinating and procreating in my country backyard. These experiences inform my imagery and style: I use high-color enamel for glossy surfaces when depicting the flora and fauna that I encounter. I like to present my subjects as icons that are surrounded by an environment of energy fields that come from radio and cell transmissions, smells, sounds and the micro-biome. I want people to think about what is going on around them as I make the invisible visible.

Scott McIntire Artist

email: scott.mcintire@earthlink.net
Artist Website: www.scottmcintire.com
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Gary Aagaard (United States)

Artist Statement:

As a fledgling illustrator in Brooklyn during the 1980's, I took on any project thrown my way. I refer to that time as my "snack or famine days". Eventually, I zeroed in on editorial work and soon scored assignments at publications like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NY Newsday and The Village Voice (primarily covers). Since the early 2000's, I've concentrated on gallery work with an editorial, satirical slant, essentially larger oil paintings with conceptual content reminiscent of my illustration years. Lampooning politicians, pundits or spiritual leaders who specialize in alternative facts, manufactured outrage, false equivalents, convoluted conspiracy theories and tunnel-visioned tribalism (whew) is my form of protest and provides a satisfying outlet. That said and specific to the color blue, since my paintings generally utilize warm colors, I often use blue to highlight a main focal area or to move the viewer's eye around the canvas.

Gary Aagaard Artist

email: aagz@msn.com
Artist Website: www.aagaardart.com
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Antanas Adomaitis (Lithuania)

Artist Statement:

Antanas Adomaitis Artist

email: aronasdovidas@gmail.com
Artist Website: artadomaitis.com
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Noa Bornstein (US)

Artist Statement:

The focus of my work is human beings and fellow creatures. I study human and animal anatomy, I want to know and understand, but I am not interested in realism for my work. My sculptures are initiated by a feeling of a shape or an emotional reaction. There is a psychological component to my work. Underlying my art is the hope or belief in the human potential for intelligence and compassion, and sometimes the tension between these and other human propensities. Doctor Warren Enker was the surgeon who saved my husband's life. Through every step of the way he discussed options and procedures with us in his clear, quiet way. I sketched him alongside my notes in my little pad. I didn't know I would be making a sculpture of him, but he emerged out of the wire, in blue. There was never a thought about any other color but blue, except for the subtle red in the area of the heart.

Noa Bornstein Artist

email: noabornstein@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.noabornstein.com
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Marina Cappalli (United States)

Artist Statement:

As a twenty one year old self taught visual artist from the US: I?ve been interested in illustrating and creating since early childhood. I want to create art that is visually stimulating and has many facets to the piece. Capturing the reflections are everything! Designs and mixtures of bright colors created by shadows of various surroundings, give a diverse outlook on beauty of the human form. This point of view explores the balance between the version of fantasy we have in real life . I love to layer a variety of mediums and experiment in each project but keep a consistent theme of using pencils.

Marina Cappalli Artist

email: prettylittleartistxo@gmail.com
Artist Website: prettylittleartist.wordpress.com
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Susanne Clawson (United States)

Artist Statement:

I work with fabric and play with color, trying to use as many different fabrics as possible, without repeating.

Susanne Clawson Artist

email: sclawson@umd.edu
Artist Website: flickr.com/photos/zanny
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Dianne English (Australia)

Artist Statement:

I belong to a local camera Club and enjoy every day I get to take photos . I then try some further artistic work in Photoshop with the images.

Dianne English Artist

email: dizel@bbsol.com
Artist Website:
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Seonyoung Kim (United States)

Artist Statement:

Seonyoung Kim Artist

email: gomattak@gmail.com
Artist Website:
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Christopher Lane (United States)

Artist Statement:

Christopher M. Lane 1121 Woodland Drive West Columbia, SC 29169 Laneartworks@yahoo.com 803-760-9035 Artist Statement Religion, politics and human conflict are all important themes in Christopher Lane's body of work. His images evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which cause a remarkably compelling narrative. He is always looking for new visual symbols to reflect an emotion or ideal. Born in Minnesota in the late 1960's, Lane spent these formative years inspired by the great regional artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Roy Lichtenstein. His early teenage years were spent living in Cairo, Egypt. Here his work was influenced by the great architecture, sculpture, use of symbolism, hieroglyphs and the expressive colors used in their paintings. During this time period Christopher discovered he had dyslexia and furthered his education at the GOW School in South Wales, New York. It was here that Christopher received encouragement and guidance from Fine Arts teacher Bill Parsons. Upon leaving the GOW School, Christopher spent a year living in Paris, France which fueled his creative instincts further. Christopher returned to the States and pursued his art degree at Eastern New Mexico University. Christopher has now made his home in South Carolina where he continues to use fantastic imagery to turn his life experiences into visual stories. Christopher's work has been shown in galleries in South Carolina, California, Washington DC, and New South Wales, Australia. His work is currently featured in the SC State Museum 30th Anniversary Exhibition.

Christopher Lane Artist

email: laneartworks@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.laneartworks.com
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Gaetanne Lavoie (Canada)

Artist Statement:

I am developing the next phase in my psycho/spiritual narratives, elaborating on concepts of spirituality and the Human Condition by developing detailed compositions filled with whimsy and thoughtfulness, incorporating sculpture and photography as a part of the process.

Gaetanne Lavoie Artist

email: gaetannelavoieart@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.gaetannelavoieart.com
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Rob Macintosh (USA)

Artist Statement:

Blue is one of the most beautiful colors be it the sky or the ocean. As I love painting the ocean this piece resembles blue the best to me

Rob Macintosh Artist

email: Robmacintoshartist@gmail.com
Artist Website: Robmacintoshartist.com
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Daria Martinoni (switzerland)

Artist Statement:

Daria Martinoni Artist

email: daria.martinoni@gmx.ch
Artist Website: www.dariamartinoni.com
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Arturas Milasauskas (Lithuania)

Artist Statement:

Arturas Milasauskas Artist

email: milasauskasa@gmail.com
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Valerie Moker (Canada)

Artist Statement:

Artist's Statement I grew up on a farm, close to the earth, and sought every occasion after the work was done, to take solitary walks and seize the ravishing beauty of nature. Weekly trips to the city would allow me a break away from the toils of the country, granting me the privilege of observing people in a variety of settings, and imagining the different backgrounds and cultures that brought these common folk to today's place. This longing to explore humanity continues to stimulate my creative palette. From the beginning, the driving force to paint was my need to have these split second emotions of the moment, made indelible. Now, when I ready myself to put the paintbrush to canvas, I tingle with anticipation as the mystery of creation tantalizes me. This feeling is always present in me, as I know it was with the impressionists that have influenced me. I begin with the background and build towards a crescendo of character and emotion as I vivify the subject(s), using fine detail to recapture what I felt, the first time I captured the image. Oil offers me the freedom to grasp fervent details with the spontaneity of watercolor, yet gives me color that is steady and intense. Layering colors allows me to reveal the inner emotion buried beneath the surface, while the contrasting color underneath can intensify the passion. The unifying element, which gives shape to the subjects of my paintings, comes from my fascination with texture. It is deeply satisfying for me when my work connects the memorable experiences and meetings of my life, to viewers whose attention is captured as they view my work and wander down a path in their memory.

Valerie Moker Artist

email: art@valmoker.com
Artist Website: www.valmoker.com
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Ken Moran (United States)

Artist Statement:

The common notion is that the artist decides when a piece is finished. However, for me, it is the opposite; I believe every piece of art has a life force of its own that begins at the moment of conception. If the artist taps into this energy and understands it, the piece will suggest to the artist what it needs to be complete. Sometimes the work moves along quickly and other times it's a slow process, it depends on how eager the piece is to be completed. Smaller size formats often suggest or force me to take a more focused and singular view of the subject. These images tend to move quickly from concept to finished image.

Ken Moran Artist

email: kenmoran.photos@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.kenmoranphotography.com
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Diane Pike (USA)

Artist Statement:

Dialogues with the landscape. I am working on translating the beauty I see amidst the chaos from man's imprint on the land and the aftermath of Mother Nature's reaction to climate change as it takes its toll on our planet. These dialogues oftentimes give me a case of the blues.

Diane Pike Artist

email: fishartz@msn.com
Artist Website: www.dianepike.com
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Kevin Rhodes (US)

Artist Statement:

Kevin Rhodes Artist

email: kevin@kevinrhodes.com
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Patrick Smith (United States)

Artist Statement:

My Art is my soul . It takes a life time to make the connection of art and mind,

Patrick Smith Artist

email: patricksmith578@gmail.com
Artist Website: patricksmithart.me
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Lynda Younker (United States)

Artist Statement:

The color Blue surrounds me in the shapes of beautiful flowers, a vast sky, the great blue Atlantic certain animals and birds. I always get feelings of warmth and joy from the color Blue.

Lynda Younker Artist

email: lyndayounker@gmail.com
Artist Website: N/A
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Kate Zimmer (United States)

Artist Statement:

My paintings are visual manifestations of an internal journey made external. I begin a painting with a gestural under-drawing and color that resonates with me that day. As the painting evolves, a conversation begins to take place in which each choice informs the next. It is a dialogue that is spontaneous and intuitive, and a kind of self-reflection - like looking in the mirror - and a way of finding my own identity as a painter and a person. Through the use of color and gestural mark-making as a means to show energy and movement, my art seeks to inspire feeling, and at the same time is interesting and beautiful. These Blue paintings were created during a super challenging time in my life due to a consciousness shift. This time period left me debilitated and barely able to paint, due to extreme dizziness, and eventually depression. "Seeking Stillness" refers to just that - the longing to find stillness in my eyes and my equilibrium during this crisis. "Dark Night" is aptly named for this kind of spiritual journey that I found myself in during this time. Consciousness shifts often come with a steep price in order to enter these deep spaces within ourselves.

Kate Zimmer Artist

email: katezimmer.art@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.katezimmer.com
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