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Group Show "Local Views 2019"

Artists Statements

Gary Aagaard (United States)

Artist Statement:

One of the most popular local views in Tucson is Thimble Peak, which you can see from many areas of the city. Thus far, I've only painted two pieces featuring a Southwest theme, and both have included the unique Thimble Peak as part of the scenery.

Gary Aagaard Artist

email: aagz@msn.com
Artist Website: www.aagaardart.com
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Louis Grasso (US)

Artist Statement:

My illustrations, when considered as a grouping, were thought of on the spur of the moment from quick sketches and foggy memories of my experiences of these great cities. All my work, recently, has been executed in acrylic medium. Due the mediums rapid drying time, it seemed to support these expressions of such fleeting moments.

Louis Grasso Artist

email: 83artist@sbcglobal.net
Artist Website:
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Avani Aggarwal (India)

Artist Statement:

The actual process of creating art in any form helps to free my mind and as a tool it helps me express myself with an inexplicable sense of freedom. Looking back on my life I find that art has, and continues to define who I am. Expressions of the various conflicting facets of life that we see, feel and know, find an outlet in my works, along with expressions of joy, love & celebration of life. Consequently all my work is a culmination of my very own personal experiences, perceptions and beliefs. However, I also believe there is no

Avani Aggarwal Artist

email: ahaggarwal@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.avaniart.webs.com
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Lisa G Bailey (United States)

Artist Statement:

Art is an illusion and I want to take the viewer into the realm of the imagination. While I do work with most mediums I am intrigued by watercolor because it explores the physical phenomenon of volume color, the changing of color based on the volume, that only transparent fluids present. I use watercolor so that I can participate in promoting watercolor as more than just a sketching medium. I want to contribute to fostering new attitudes towards watercolor. To create the unique style that I call "Colorweave" I incorporated certain aspects of things that have fascinated me all my life: stained glass windows, kaleidoscopes and impressionism. My concept for Colorweave was that each piece must have a play on light, movement, and layering of color but the subject matter, color scheme, and the number, variety or size of the shapes and lines could change. By converting the forms I observe in reality into patterns they are interpreted by the viewer primarily as independent relationships, rather than with reference to the original source like realism. I try to develop forms that incite the viewer to make new personal associations by using their imagination. When I create new sequences I reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and color luring the viewer around the whole painting. Sometimes I hide images in my painting like those I saw in a childhood magazine and other times I manipulate an image to interweave thus emerging a multi-layered painting that can be interpreted on several levels. My artwork starts out simply with an idea or images that transform into my vision for the painting. Next, I decide which medium will best convey my anticipated climax and then meticulously select the color scheme that will communicate the emotion I want the viewer to experience. Then using pencil I design, compose, organize and shape my concept for each composition. I begin the painting process by placing in all the lightest grounds throughout the entire paper. Afterwards I start to weave the pigment across the painting with overlapping transparent color to bring out the subject. Each color layer creates an additional hue and the image gets darker as more overlapping occurs. This process is more time consuming because each layer is dry before the next layer is put down. Most watercolors are spontaneous, but Colorweave is very methodical. To keep things fresh I embrace change and challenge myself to attempt things I have never done before. I find it exhilarating to explore and research new subjects that captivate my attention. I will continue to reach toward new territory so I can investigate and experiment in order to advance and refine my skills. Colorweave is a complex style in which I continue to develop, innovate and master. My ultimate goal as an artist is to create something unique for the viewer to enjoy while expanding their imagination.

Lisa G Bailey Artist

email: info@lisagbailey.com
Artist Website: lisagbailey.com

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Robert Benson (United States)

Artist Statement:

My art sales proceeds go to humanitarian projects in africa and south america. Hopefully juried shows and competitions will draw attention to the work and help those in 3rd World.

Robert Benson Artist

email: rtbdevelopment@gmail.com
Artist Website: rbensonart.com
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Suzette Dushi (United States)

Artist Statement:

Local versus global, old versus new, decay versus progress.. These are the dichotomies faced by cities and neighborhoods in the modern world today. My work is based on these observations.

Suzette Dushi Artist

email: dushis@aol.com
Artist Website: suzettedushiphotography.com
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Anne Harkness (United States)

Artist Statement:

A native of 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 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. Anne's desire to retain the looser marks that give a piece a more rustic, unfinished quality stem from her studies with Curt Butler. As a professional artist, her works can be seen in national and international shows as well as various art magazines, such as International Artist, American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur.

Anne Harkness Artist

email: annepharkness@gmail.com
Artist Website: anneharkness.com
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Marcia Haskell (US)

Artist Statement:

Marcia grew up in Brooklyn, NY. As a child she had very poor eyesight, so grew up constantly aware she wasn't seeing everything her friends could see. Buying her first camera, at 10 years old, opened a new world to her. for the first time, she could see the world clearly. From that moment to the present, she has always had a camera close at hand. In high school, she found she had a love for science. After graduating from Brandeis University, she went to work as a chemist. But, those were the days when women weren't hired to "do a men's work". After her second job, she learned that changing from an established field to the next new field was easy. She changed her resume from "Physical Chemist" to "Chemical Physicist" resulted in 3 job offers in one week. That small alteration affected the rest of her life. She has spent her career moving from one field to the next. Her focus on technical fields affected her creative work as well. Her photography consisted of capturing the literal world around her, with an emphasis on landscapes, structures and architecture, and waterscapes. When Marcia retired, she searched for new activities to occupy her time. Her approach was to take adult eduction courses in subjects she didn't know anything about: abstract photography, drawing, and painting all captured her enthusiasm. Since then, she has devoted her efforts to all 3. Today, Marcia spends her time creating art to express her vision of the external and internal world she experiences. She uses her photography to convey the beauty and patterns of her physical world, her "fractured fotographs" convey the possibilities of manipulating the physical world to show new patterns and possibilities and her paintings create original work that conveys emotions, feelings and mood. Marcia.s goal in all her work is to convey, to the viewer, her reactions to the world and everything it contains. Marcia's photographs and paintings have been juried into shows at the Cambridge Art Association, and several online juried galleries including Heaven Art Gallery USA, LightSpaceTime.art, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, and Fusion Art Gallery - Palm Springs. Her work, in the last 6 months, has been judged from "Juror's Choice" to "Honorable Mention".

Marcia Haskell Artist

email: mebberg@netscape.net
Artist Website: MarciasCreativeWorld.com
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Bruce Haswell (Australia)

Artist Statement:

The images represented in my submission are a selection from my ongoing project titled "Australian Pictorial", which I commenced in 2016, and subtitled "Iconoclastic Debris Along The Australian Roadside" which captures the demise of Australia's bygone social and cultural heritage within the rural landscape and which is almost now extinct in it's cities.

Bruce Haswell Artist

email: bhas2512@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.brucehaswell.comUpdateunderway.
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Alana Knuff (United States of America)

Artist Statement:

In the low country, Charleston South Carolina, where I live, shrimping is a tradition that is handed down through the generations. Tucked along the rivers one sees shrimpers docked and ready for another days run. The title,

Alana Knuff Artist

email: inquiries@alanaknuff.com
Artist Website: alanaknuff.com
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Amir lavon (Israel)

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Amir lavon Artist

email: amirlavon@hushmail.com
Artist Website:
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Junyi Liu (United States)

Artist Statement:

The places I painted are the ones I used to go very frequently. They represent different periods of my life. MICA is the school I went to as an undergrad. The main building has a classical, elegant look, and I painted the grant hall from life, trying memorize my time there as a student. The cafe is the one I often visit after I moved out of school. My future was uncertain, and I was troubled by various issues in my life. I painted a girl in the middle to suggest the loneliness I felt in that situation. After I moved to New York City, I was really fascinated by the night view of this town. It is always bright and crowded in the Times Square. I painted a girl standing at the end of the steps, but instead of looking at the dazzling view, she is looking at another direction, looking for the stars in the sky.

Junyi Liu Artist

email: jliu04@mica.edu
Artist Website: www.junyiliuart.com
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Stephen Mimms (US)

Artist Statement:

Stephen's images are designed to inspire and create art. His works represent and reflect a unique style and point od view.

Stephen Mimms Artist

email: st.mimms@yahoo.com
Artist Website: http://www.mimmsphotography.com
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Penny Oliphant (Usa)

Artist Statement:

My ROUTE 100 Series features photographs of the unappreciated aspects of Maine's rural landscape.

Penny Oliphant Artist

email: info@pennyoliphant.com
Artist Website: www.pennyoliphant.com
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Ruth Petersen Shorer (United States)

Artist Statement:

My personally revealing narrative paintings and sculptures capture powerful universal feelings created by the dichotomies of life. Intensity of experiences are felt through depth of color, form and content. My expressive pieces are passionate and inspiring, much like life. I start with a concept: my inner world and the piece itself take over. The pieces I have chosen to offer are based on places which had great impact on my life, gave me greater understanding or insights. The creative process can be a way of coming to terms with reality or a way of accessing my subconscious mind, opening up new ways of seeing. The works evoke a time and place in my life, yet others have told me the scenes bring back their own experiences and memories. The personal becomes universal. Recent works are technically challenging, experimental, planned and spontaneous. My fingerprints on my work are distinctive across the many mediums I used to express myself and hopefully reach others. My work has been shown in juried shows, fine art galleries, private collections and museums throughout the country.

Ruth Petersen Shorer Artist

email: ruthshorer@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.ruthpetersenshorer.com

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Leif Sohlman (Sweden)

Artist Statement:

Biography Leif Sohlman is an amateur photographer/digital artist mainly working with nature and landscapes. He is working with landscapes, flowers and macro photography and sometimes with digital art as photo painting and abstract work. He mostly find his motives in the surroundings of his home in City Enköping ( Enkoping, Enkoeping) Sweden Statement Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature we loose a bit of our souls. Leif's images will try to find the beauty in the surrounding, especially nature, around us and to let others find that beauty through his images. Sometimes it might be beauty in something you do not believe is beauty. He hopes others will find and search beauty in nature through his images. His images has been awarded in international competitions

Leif Sohlman Artist

email: leif.sohlman@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/leif-sohlman.html?tab=artworkgalleries
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Jenni Souter (Usa)

Artist Statement:

All cities have a distinct aura about them that is unique and different from one another. I see superb buildings as urban icons. In the past, the city was built around a church, a community which symbolized a spirit filled with peace and unity. With loss of jobs within a city, the landscape becomes a deserted suffering spirit and begins to die. These uninhabited towers have swelled with violence because of the isolation.and poverty.Detroit was a billboard child for this devastation. However, I am pleased to report a resurgence. My series Detroit : Alive Again! depicts a exquisite buildingscape that is safer, flourishing,growing, energetic and happy again. I hope to convert the festive positive aura that is felt in Detroit again. I do this through bold and beautiful color. Enjoy.

Jenni Souter Artist

email: jen24kalb@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.jennisouterartisy.com
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Dale Sumner (USA)

Artist Statement:

A local view in East Tennessee can be a make-shift home made of blue tarp, a barn that's falling down that provides shelter to the homeless and an abstract view of the same barn through the eyes of a person that's not homeless that wishes it to just fall down.

Dale Sumner Artist

email: dalemsumner@gmail.com
Artist Website: https://www.artavita.com/artists/16607-dale-sumner
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Janice Wetzel (United States)

Artist Statement:

My perspective on photography has been influenced by my profession as a social work educator and dean. For more than forty years, I have been committed to an international understanding of human rights and respect for the dignity and worth of all people. Having traveled to virtually every region of the globe, I have had the opportunity to photograph patterns and places that evoke the spirit of each unique culture. An appreciation of their intrinsic elements of design, and my respect for their artistic contributions to the world is inherent in each photograph.

Janice Wetzel Artist

email: janicewetzel@gmail.com
Artist Website: http:/www.janicewoodwetzel.com
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lynda younker (United States)

Artist Statement:

Local views often show the beauty and diversity of any Country.

lynda younker Artist

email: lyndayounker@gmail.com
Artist Website: N/A
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