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Group Show "Emotion and Energy of Color 2018"

Artists Statements

Michele Johnsen (USA)

Artist Statement:

These pieces that are a part of a new body of work represent my fascination with what happens beneath the surface of the natural world. My interest in the landscape is informed by childhood memories and the feelings of magic that I felt when I was in the yards, parks and forests of my youth. I live in the northern woods of New Hampshire, so that my art reflects my daily interaction with these environs. I look out at the trees, the forest floor and the interaction of light with daily wonder, then interpret it with paint and a reimagined vision.

Michele Johnsen Artist

email: art@michelejohnsen.com
Artist Website: www.michelejohnsen.com

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Derek Bigard (United states)

Artist Statement:

Nature has always been my inspiration and teacher. When creating my work I do not simply recreate what I see but try to subtly push the limits of color. The intent is to pull the viewer in by recognition along with unknowing underlying nuances.

Derek Bigard Artist

email: dbigard@mcaia.com
Artist Website: bigardart.com

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Chris Boyko (USA)

Artist Statement:

Bizarre, strange and unusual; each painting unveils the hidden reality within the mind. The subconscious is constructed like a giant web, which as a whole creates an individual. If one were to examine each individual piece, they would realize it's composed of multiple ideas, memories and feelings which are constantly shifting. It's this shift within our subconscious that changes our perception of reality. It's why each of us can respond differently to a multitude of situations. Using automatic painting techniques, my mind enters a meditative state. As I begin to follow the strings of the subconscious web, the organic forms develop within the painting. One form leads to another, like a trail of thoughts. It's as if my mind and the paint are in sync with each other. As I explore my own mind, gaining an understanding of myself; I'm also gaining an understanding of the forms.

Chris Boyko Artist

email: cboykoart@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.boykoart.com

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Stuart Chape (Samoa)

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Stuart Chape Artist

email: tookay.1@bigpond.com
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Fehmida Chipty (USA)

Artist Statement:

I always to look for order and simplicity amidst the challenges and complexities of daily life. Since childhood, I have sought to balance my American identity with my strong connection and love of my Indian heritage. This effort to bring order has continued as I added a medical career, family, and now my art, to the fabric of my life. Color and Light, represents my latest challenge: to find balance in the architectural spaces I explore. I look across and up, searching for simplicity and order of line, color and light. The light is my primary source of inspiration and destination. I see light as an opportunity to see forward and beyond the present. I often choose soft neutral palates with the addition of bold, surprising color. My method is to abstract with the precision of straight lines and a few angles. I look for reflection to define texture and depth and unite the light and color. The earliest pieces in this series were made in museums where I use elements of soaring walls, narrow corridors, and natural light sources to create my abstract compositions. As my work on this series has continued, I have found new architectural spaces, both grand and ordinary, to explore. In any space, my goal is to realize balance and order within the elements of of light, color, line, and reflections of ordinary walls and windows. I am able to create something new that at the same time, reflects my approach to all aspects of my life.

Fehmida Chipty Artist

email: fehmidac@yahoo.com
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Noelle Cox (USA)

Artist Statement:

I will manage my colors by expelling termoil.

Noelle Cox Artist

email: noellecox@ymail.com
Artist Website: noellecox.net

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David Feingold (Saginaw)

Artist Statement:

Color plays a key role in my art, both by its extreme presence and by its relative absence. My color usage ranges from bright and saturated primary and secondary colors and hues to muted and subdued earth tones. This reflects my mood, which are rather changeable due to my mood disorder.

David Feingold Artist

email: dfeingold1951@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.feinart.me

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Paul Gala (USA)

Artist Statement:

I have long been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, the Hudson River School artists, and others. My artistic journey was fueled by studying French Art and History in Paris, France in the early 1990s. I've walked the same terrain of some of the great artists, and painted at some of the same locations they did. My artistic journey continues to expand to broader strokes of color and a deeper appreciation of what the paint demands of me on the canvas, not a reflection of the landscape that lays out before me. These places give my work an initial direction, but the paintings always take a life of their own. My paintings are a reflection of how I see the world and I often get lost in the creation. Through the use of different techniques, including abandoning the brush and using my hands and rags, I directly connect with the painting. There is a kind of magic that happens when you are completely in the moment of painting. A viewer's enjoyment of my art is an individual experience. I provide an initial jumping off point, and then they are transported to their own special place.

Paul Gala Artist

email: pjvg@nc.rr.com
Artist Website: http://paulgalafineart.com

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Jane Gottlieb (USA)

Artist Statement:

I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was very young. I started as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began hand-painting on my Cibachrome prints over 35 years ago. Before Photoshop I found a way to express a new magical reality with the vivid, saturated and unrealistic colors I painted into each photographic print.. For the past 25 years I have been scanning my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and my library of 35mm Kodachrome color transparencies taken over the last 45 years. I love to paint, collage and enhance them with Photoshop, creating my own idyllic world!

Jane Gottlieb Artist

email: jane@janegottlieb.com
Artist Website: www.janegottlieb.com

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LaurieMaves Guglielmi (United States)

Artist Statement:

Laurie Maves is a Full Time Contemporary Artist, Live Performance and Abstract Energy Intuitive Painter. She firmly believes she is here on this planet to make your painting. Her most recent series of organic abstracts focus on positive energy, light and a sense of healing. She paints with an intuitive hand and brilliant color palette, allowing the paintings, whether they be about life change and transition to physically healing from mental and physical stressors, to paint themselves. Her works are meant to be meditative in nature, organic reminders of perfect wholeness in the universe. The circle form, which is readily seen in Lauries paintings represent an ancient symbol and can be seen in every culture, in every person, in every life that comes full circle. She most often works motivational words into her imagery, sealing the thoughts into the message of the painting in hopes of inspiring those who view her work. She invites you to view her abstract energy paintings and share how you experience them. She hopes that her audience finds these paintings as promoting positive energy, relationships and peace.

LaurieMaves Guglielmi Artist

email: lauriemavesart@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.lauriemavesart.com

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Anne Harkness (United States)

Artist Statement:

A native of Charlotte, NC, Anne Harkness is an alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her work as an art director in NYC for 15 years has embodied her work with a graphic element that astute viewers can detect in her fine art paintings. As a contemporary artist, Anne seeks to capture a distinct point of view, often finding some unexpected beauty in locations or views others would easily dismiss as ordinary, or too unattractive to be considered as the subject matter for artistic compositions. Working from her love of subject matter with a strong design element, Harkness also focuses on the importance of line in her work as a means of giving her compositions a strong foundation or "underpinning" while also relying on her expert use of line to "reveal the many layers within each piece." Anne credits her emphasis on these particular components of artistic composition on her love of drawing and a desire "to retain the looser marks that give a piece a more rustic, unfinished quality." Her approach to each painting is purposeful, with the intention of  "inviting the onlooker into each piece . . . to tarry a while, to enjoy the movement, and to make their own discoveries." Her hope is that you will never tire of the travels she invites you to embark upon through the innovative imagery her paintings offer.

Anne Harkness Artist

email: annepharkness@gmail.com
Artist Website: anneharkness.com

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MarciaBerg Haskell (US)

Artist Statement:

Until a few years ago, Marcia didn't consider herself an artist. Her work in technical fields meant taking a straightforward, rather rigid approach to problem solving. Her first camera was bought when she was 10, and every penny she could beg, borrow or earn was spent on film. Her emphasis was in capturing what was in front of her. In other words, she took very literal photographs. Being shy, she, mostly, took pictures of inanimate objects - nature, buildings, and waterscapes. When she retired, it became imperative to do new things. Taking courses in subjects she had never studied, her interest in drawing, painting and photography became apparent. She rapidly discovered that no single material or set of techniques satisfied her completely. Today, her art displays her vision love of nature and it's beauty, love of the man-made, the power and possibilities of man's structures and their interactions with the world around them.  love of the non-physical, the possibilities of what never existed, the emotions of the inanimate, the communication of that which has no mouth or external sound. Creating art has lead to a desire to show existence through the senses and emotions and has resulting in her concentrating on three forms of artistic endeavor: non-representational painting, "fractured fotographs", and views she captures through "realistic" digital photographs. Marcia's "fractured fotographs" are computer manipulations of "as taken" photos into something that does not exist but is, instead, a changed form of beauty. She tries, through those pictures to reflect a more general truth about the subject and it's interaction with the viewer. Often that means focusing attention on parts of the whole that are not usually noticed.

MarciaBerg Haskell Artist

email: mebberg@netscape.net
Artist Website: MarciasCreativeWorld.com

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Kate Henderson (USA)

Artist Statement:

Gesture describes the energy in life; it represents the vibration in everything. My artwork depicts a sense of Place and the energy in the world around us. Working primarily in pastel, I use a combination of gestural marks, contour line, and color and to translate elements of the natural world into a place of abstraction. My work expresses the allure of the sublime through naturally found abstraction; pulling all the senses together to create a spirit of Place. In describing Place, I often use personal narratives referencing mythology, the four elements, or Hermetic principals. I enjoy using pastels because I feel they are the most honest of art materials. You can physically feel the characteristics of each pigment as they spread across the surface. It is in this visceral approach that I experience the transcend -dance from physical elements to the spiritual narrative; line dances as waves of energy, building to craft form. Some of Kate's other artwork includes Cyto-Illusions. She uses cellular microscopy images among other things, as the source material for multilayered abstractions. The images are made from life, about life, showing a microscopic world that echos patterns of the cosmos. "On a biological level, we are all the same. We each have a unique energy that connects us to each other, yet we are all structurally made of the same biomorphic web".

Kate Henderson Artist

email: kate@katehenderson.art
Artist Website: katehendeson.art

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chris kappmeier (bergen)

Artist Statement:

Art is the most important thing in my life I love to create something from nothing, take a blank canvas or piece of paper and bring the feeling of the moment to others.In the end I think the artwork speaks for itself.

chris kappmeier Artist

email: chriskappmeier@yahoo.com
Artist Website: chriskappmeier.com/chriskappmeiersARTLIFEonFB

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YASHWANT KUMAR (India)

Artist Statement:

I always got inspired by mythological stories of my childhood time, lots of memories and I used to take my art tuition even in KAALI MANDIR (kaali temple) . that's why I tried these painting in my way called adishakti. ADISHAKTI DURGA is very known form of hindu Goddess. Durga is a goddess of positive energy to destroy evils and demonic force that threaten peace willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower new creation. ADISHAKTI KAALI, one of the three manifestations of mahadevi Durga that represents the three gunas Sattva, Rajas and Tamas ( darkness, destructive) . Kaali represents Tamas or the force of inertia. Her most common four armed blue colour iconic image show each hand carrying variously , a sword , a trishul (trident) , a severed head . Her eyes are described as red with intoxication and in absolute rage, and her tongue is lolling. She has a garland consisting of the heads of demons. She has slaughtered and wears a skirt made out of demon arms, standing on the inert on the body of Shiva, where Kaali represents Shakti, the power of creation and shiva represents pure consciousness is inert in and of itself.

YASHWANT KUMAR Artist

email: yashwant.fd.nift@gmail.com
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John Merlino (United States)

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John Merlino Artist

email: jgmart4u@gmail.com
Artist Website: http://merlinocreations.biz

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Mathew Pardue (United States)

Artist Statement:

When Im walking through a forest landscape, I find myself centered and inspired.  These unique moments drift my way, and I feel a connection to the infinite that is inherently ineffable.  I want to bring this feeling out of the woods - I want to transmit the sense of expansive connection that is stirring even from a mere moment in place and time in the forest - even from many of the things we often quickly pass by.  In my oil paintings, I invite others to feel a new kind of personal connection through art, and hopefully a new kind of connection with the groves and forest systems surrounding us.  I feel, however naively, that our future lies in the unadulterated, unspoiled forest - if we can learn to do less management and more mindful observation, we can immerse ourselves in forest of unpredictable beauty.  Breath in, and connect.

Mathew Pardue Artist

email: matpardue@gmail.com
Artist Website: mpardue.com

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Yana Poppe (Netherlands)

Artist Statement:

I long for an unknown place. The image seems to come from a dream, merged with my imagination. I keep searching for that one place and travel to foreign environments. In buildings I see a rigid and endless existence, while in and around the fleeting human lives take place. I feel a melancholy for the transcience of things. I paint the urban environment and focus on its structure. It seems as if I cling onto it in the wish to perpetuate my own fleeting existence.

Yana Poppe Artist

email: yanapoppe@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.yanapoppe.com

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Jeremy Schilling (United States)

Artist Statement:

Jeremy Schilling paints the moments and feelings which are difficult or challenging to say out loud to others. An ever-continuing, introspective narration of thoughtful reflections, Jeremys artwork explores the human psyche and the internal conflicts which dwell within it. He pushes the relationships between figures and their environments. In Jeremys current series "The Overview Effect" his artwork focuses on astronauts and space, specifically exploring the concept of the space suit and how it acts as a shield between a person and their environment. Using oil paint and watercolors, these images are emotionally charged and deal with isolation, accepting change, and various internal conflicts. Jeremy Schilling is currently represented by AU Gallery in Bostons south end. Jeremy grew up in Connecticut where he was trained as a landscape painter before he attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied Illustration.

Jeremy Schilling Artist

email: jeremyschil@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.jeremyschilling.com

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Gheorghe Virtosu (Moldova)

Artist Statement:

Gheorghe Virtosu Artist

email: copyright@virtosuart.com
Artist Website: www.virtosuart.com

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