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David Tinsley – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that David Tinsley has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 2 weeks in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

David Tinsley is a professional driftwood sculpture artist based in Washington.  David was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are his Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

David lived most of his life in Florida with over 30 years of it chasing the waves as a surfer and constantly creating with wood in one form or another.

He moved to Washington in 2013. With his love for the ocean, the magnificent trees and the gift of driftwood from the Pacific Northwest coastline he could not help but to create fun and expressive pieces of art. David prefers to leave his materials unaltered and let the pieces dictate their placement.

“Mother Nature has created this gift for us I simply assemble her puzzle pieces creating shapes and form.” He is currently a member of The Blue Whole gallery in Sequim WA. He has also shown works in Seattle, Gig Harbor, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Light Space and Time online Art Gallery. David recently held his first solo art exhibition in Seattle in May 2017.

Artist Statement:

Working as an Artist has helped David find a place in the world, a way to connect, to realize that he has something to offer, to touch others through the spirit of the work.

David’s inspirations come from the life source itself. He feels that the objects that make up our environment have a profound effect on our soul.

These objects deserve recognition and honor. Their roles should be evocative and provocative. They should allow us to relax with them and challenge us to make lofty Ideas.

David approaches his designs with enthusiasm and wonder always taking it a little further and asking “What If”

David’s website is www.outinthebluecreations.com

 

John (Solly) Sollinger – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that John (Solly) Sollinger has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 2 weeks in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Solly is a glass mosaic artist based in Ashland, Oregon.  He also teaches mosaics in several workshops every year.  He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are his Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Solly earned a BS in Forestry in 1977, a PhD in Genetics, 1995, and was awarded two post-doctoral fellowships to study plant genetics. Since then he has been a biology professor whose passion for investigating the regulation of patterns in nature has spilled over into a passion for mosaicking those patterns.

Solly finds inspiration from impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, especially those by Monet and van Gogh. Rendering one of Vincent’s paintings into a glass mosaic in 2009 marked the beginning of Solly’s pursuit of mosaic art in earnest. Light effects and texture reflect the artists’ influence on Sollys work. Thus far, Solly’s mosaic reflect intimate and distant landscapes, largely devoid of the human touch, and usually relate to fire and water.

He creates illusions of space with colored pieces, relying on the human tendency to perceive meaningful patterns from chaotically laid glass chunks or bits.

Solly devised his own methods, including a double reverse technique, through trial-and-error — and perseverance. His technique is “fluid” in the sense that he does not adhere the pieces in all are in place. This allows him to play with possibilities (e.g., color combinations, transparency and type of cut).

Artist Statement:

“To practice my unconventional methods, I persist in situations wrought with uncertainty when working on a mosaic that takes from weeks to months to assemble — before any adhesive is used. Disasters await, but the cat died, and I make sure to roll up my sleeves, which would, otherwise, clear paths of glass bits in a work in progress.”

“I strive to master this technique for glass mosaics through trial and error, always learning (and sometimes re-learning!).”

Solly’s Website: http://roguemosaics.com

 

Richard Wong – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Richard Wong has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada.  He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are his Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada.

He started art as a hobby after retiring from a career with the Province of British Columbia within the Ministry of Environment in 2009. He did not even know how to paint at the time of his retirement.

“Art has definitely become a personal journey. My work within the Environment Ministry has given me an appreciation of nature and wildlife, and how fragile our surroundings really are.”

Since his early childhood in Saskatchewan and having retired on the West Coast, Wong has been fascinated with our wildlife. Noting the fragile nature of our surroundings, Wong has dedicated his art to capturing and preserving this beauty and its wildlife.

“Art has defined my evolution as an artist. I had no idea art would lead me to a second career. It is delightful to let art do the work, tell me what to do, where to go. Art is enjoyment, something to share and be shared.”

Richard Wong enjoys west coast living in beautiful Victoria, BC, and balances all life has to offer through teaching, watercolor fine art and commissions of wildlife and pets, as well as murals.

Artist Statement:

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife, pet and mural artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His background in the traditional ways of Chinese art, contemporary western watercolor, and experimentations with Japanese art paper has resulted in unique imagery.

It is this unique blend of delicate watercolor images on Japanese art paper that has led Wong to exhibit internationally, as well as to engage and connect people and communities far and wide through his art.

Learn more about Richard Wong’s watercolor wildlife art at www.richardwongwatercolors.ca

 

Nicole Wilde – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nicole Wilde has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Nicole was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Nicole Wilde was born in Brooklyn, New York, but she always felt California’s siren call of freedom and creativity. In 1987 she moved to Los Angeles. From an early age Nicole had written poetry and short stories, followed by song lyrics, some of which were put to music for bands in which she played bass guitar. And yet, she still longed for a way to express her creativity in a visual form.

Possessing a “good eye” but lacking a good camera, she finally purchased her first DSLR in 2012. Knowing nothing about the craft—“I didn’t know an F stop from a bus stop!”—she began a driving, all-encompassing attempt at learning photography through books, online videos, and workshops. She expanded her knowledge of Photoshop in the same way and eventually combined the two disciplines, thereby finally finding her creative outlet in digital art.

Nicole’s other lifelong passion has been animals, particularly dogs and wolves. She co-ran a rescue sanctuary for wolves, and three of the residents ended up living with her for ten years until their passing. She became a professional dog trainer, wrote ten books on dog behavior, and taught seminars worldwide. It was inevitable that her love of animals would find its way into her art. Nicole’s images begin with one or more of her photographs taken in nature, zoos, or sanctuaries, and are then enhanced in Photoshop.

Nicole and her husband live in southern California with their two rescued northern breed dogs and boatloads of dog hair.

Artist Statement:

Animals. Nature. Emotion. Connection. These are the things that drive my passion to create art. My work is about the emotional life of animals, the interconnection of all beings, and the unseen magic that surrounds us all.

Each piece begins with one or more of my photographs. By applying equal parts Photoshop and imagination, bit by bit an image is transformed into a fantastical universe where a woman can cuddle up with a tiger; a boy can soar with the eagles; and an elephant can still feel the connection to his long-lost companion.

My hope is that my art touches the soul, stirs the emotions, and acts as a catalyst to reflect on the beauty and magic that is within us and around us.

Nicole’s Website:  www.photomagicalart.com 

Marti White – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely proud to announce that Marti White has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Marti was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Though born in Oklahoma and now a resident of Arizona for almost 20 years, much of Marti’s life was spent in Minnesota. Her art is informed by all of the places she has called home. Marti’s love of art making began in childhood and was honed in high school and college. After marriage and the move to Minnesota she began to work in oils and then in watercolor. Her work reflected the landscapes and flowers of the Midwest. When she moved to the Southwest, she began to work in mixed media. This art form seemed to fit with the climate and lifestyle of Tucson and she easily moved into nonrepresentational collage work. Marti is largely self-taught, but over the years she has studied with many well-known artists through workshops and classes. Building on what these mentors have taught her, she has developed her own personal path to creative expression.

Marti’s work is shown locally and nationally. She has had several solo shows and won many awards. Marti is active in several art groups and has served in leadership capacities in these. She also teaches collage to adults in her studio and local workshops.

Artist Statement:

Challenging myself with new approaches to collage work satisfies my need for change by trying new techniques and answering the question “what would happen if…” To me art is an expression of the inner person which leads me to approach any work of art with an open mind and limited planning beyond choice of medium and palette. What is behind the surface of a work of art is something that fascinates me. Finding windows that go deeper opens the work to a variety of interpretations. If the viewer can find his or her own story when looking at the work, it has succeeded in communicating. This is what gives me the most satisfaction in the act of creating art.

Marti’s Website:  www.combymartiwhite.com

Jo Beer – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very happy to announce that Jo Beer has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Jo was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Jo Beer is a figurative painter who is based in Cornwall, UK.

After training under the guidance of Newlyn Art Movement artist Vincent Wilson, her work has been self-developed.

Jo has exhibited extensively in the UK and has twice been a finalist in Sky Art’s Portrait Artist of the Year. Her image from the first series was chosen to be printed over and over to produce a huge image of Mona Lisa, this was an art installation that remained in situ for many months on Clapham Common, London.

Artist Statement:

In 2014 I had a solo show with the theme of adornment, a collection of works in which peoples’ adornments illustrated their culture, style, status, achievement, occupation, belief. The focus was on their clothing, or something that they add to themselves to display the subject matter.

So, for my recent solo show, (Aug – Dec 2016 TRP Gallery, Devon, UK)I thought I would turn that on it’s head and strip everything bare.

The human form is a wonderful thing, regardless of age, shape, colour or size, flesh is beautiful. ‘Fleshy’ was a celebration of that, from head to toe, some pieces conventional portrait, some pieces with a more abstract viewpoint, mostly paintings, some charcoals.

My choice of medium is always oil… I love the silky fluidity, the wonderful smells that the process creates.

I hope that you enjoy this homage to the skin that we are in.

Jo’s Website:  http://jobeer-art.com 

Irene Sirko – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Irene Sirko has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Irene was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Irene’s sculpture plays a very important part in her life. She always needed to express her artistic feelings. For many years, she had searched to find the right medium for 3 dimensional work. From the very first time she placed her hands on stone to sculpt, she was captivated. The freedom that comes with creating what she feels is enlightening and a perfect outlet for her creativity.

Her art training includes Toronto School of Art, Wilfrid Laurier University, Haliburton School of Arts and private studies. She continuously experiences other media to expand her creativity base.

Though Irene sculpted exclusively by hand for many years, she now includes the use of power tools. This enables her to expand the type of stone sculpted and thereby create more interesting sculptures.

Overall, Irene would like others to appreciate stone as a medium, sculpture as an art form and abstract as an open-ended way of having new perspectives, whatever that may be for them.

Artist Statement:

The freedom Irene feels when sculpting provides her motivation to continue.

The basis for Irene’s creativity can be summarized as FEEL, FLOW & FORM. When working with stone, she is constantly feeling the curves and lines being created. Feeling the stone then dictates what follows next. The continuous flow of the work is critical. In the end, the form is pleasing to the eye and flows as a whole.

Focusing on the abstract allows her creativity to find its own end.

Irene sculpts in soapstone, alabaster and limestone and develop her sculpture slowly to allow the medium to direct her hands and reveal its form over time. Her style is to create sculptures that are simple, diverse and organic in nature. People use their imagination to experience the sculpture on a personal level. One of her admirers was holding one of her smaller works in their hands and said it brought them a sense of peace.

Irene’s Website:  www.irenesirko.com

Gayle Wray – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is delighted to announce that Gayle Wray has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Gayle was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

I began making cloth dolls with the intent to see how far I could take the art. I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of what is ultimately possible. I love working with fabrics and I wanted to create an articulated doll that could pose naturally and reflect its owners changing moods. My passion for fashion design has helped me create the mood and era of my dolls while designing beyond the boundaries has helped open up new ways to create the details and accessories.

While I love and employ old style doll making techniques I embrace technology and 3d print most of my high heeled shoes. My goal is to create a doll that embodies vintage and timeless style. The 70’s and 80’s were an inspirational time for me, but I pull from all eras and interject nostalgic touches into all my designs.

Artist Statement:

Gayle Wray began making soft sculpted dolls three years ago. She found her ability to create soft sculpted figures in her early 50s. Her love for dolls and fashion had been with her throughout her life, but only recently did she put her skills together as a doll maker. She had developed skills as an artist, illustrator, seamstress and a designer much earlier. She said, “My journey as a doll maker was made over time, it came to me without even knowing that’s what I wanted to do.” She was drawn to certain areas of art that culminated with the idea of creating articulated dolls that included her skills that she had gained throughout her life. She had spent much of her younger years studying and later illustrating fashion images.

Her illustrative techniques in Prismacolor pencils and gel pens fit the faces of soft sculpting perfectly. It is difficult to see in the images shown in this article, but the faces are drawn on a curved surface. The relative level of the dimension given to each face is deliberately marginal. The noses are indicated only minimally giving the eyes and lips the focus of the gently needle sculpted face. The additional depth and 3-D look is added in Trompe-l’oeil style. This 1400-1500 Renaissance style of painting was developed by the French and Italians as an art technique that uses realistic imagery to deceive the eye with optical illusion by creating forced perspective.

As an art enthusiast Gayle was enamored by the beauty of the Hollywood stars. She recognized the romance in the faces and costumes of the stars of the 60s, 70s and 80s. As she creates her figures she incorporates the flair of those days. These creations take her to another dimension, they become a conduit to another level of style in an inspirational direction. She draws inspiration from life and her imagination to create these exceptionally beautiful figures.

Gayle uses 100% cotton quilting fabric like Kona for the entire doll. She pre-washes it on the delicate cycle, with fabric softener, this helps to keep it soft and easy to sew. She wants the fabric to glide smoothing under the presser foot as she creates her sculpts. Much of her figure is sewn by machine, then for the sculpting portion she uses the “Ladder Stitch” or “Hidden Stitch”.

Using the teddy bear joints works perfectly to give her arms and legs the ability to be posed. The only tools she uses are a sewing machine, needles for hand sewing and small turning tubes for the fingers and hemostats for other purposes. It was nearly impossible to find shoes for her creations so she learned to make her own.

She never runs out of motivational information, just watching a movie from the 70s gives her all of the inspiration she needs. Some of her creations include Marie Antoinette, Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe and Black Madonna and Child. Her one of a kind creations may be seen at galewraydolls.com. She features scores of creations including a memorial sculpt of “Prince”.

Prices of creations range from $1,500 to $3,000 depending on the complexities of the sculpt and the vignette. Her signature look is easily seen in the faces and costumes of her entire line of creations. Recognizing a “Wray Hollywood Fashion Doll” is as easy as recognizing the art of the Masters from Europe. You may contact her personally at gaylewray@yahoo.com, Gayle is easy to talk to and loves to share her knowledge of creating these gorgeous one-of-a-kind, hand sewn figures.  -Jack Johnston

Gayle’s Website:  www.gaylewraydolls.com

Susan Oakes – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Susan Oakes has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Susan was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Susan is a freelance digital artist/instructor with a diverse background in psychology, business, art and technology.

Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, she has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road of discovery. Through her work and teaching, she demonstrates that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In her digital work she blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision.

Artist Statement:

What I do is not really traditional photography, but “Photo Imaging” in which I use enhanced techniques such as layering, masking, and digital “hand painting”. The only difference is that in digital painting I don’t get my hands dirty!

Although it originates with computer hardware and software, my work is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or automatic process; no two pieces are done in exactly the same way.

In my recent collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well. They are not only layered, but have various other effects such as painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I begin with the human form and then relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover both the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole.

Susan Oakes Website:  www.suoakesphotoimaging.com

Jody Harmon – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that Jody Harmon has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Jody was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

This body of work was created during a time in my life of an intense, complex, and emotionally abusive relationship. The image of the female child, with juxtaposition of powerful prose, convey the complexities and loss of innocence in becoming the objectified feminine that is pervasive in western culture. The transition from child to woman changes us profoundly; we learn to hide much of our SELF when we become the object of the male gaze.

This very personal work represents a collective experience of the feminine in our culture. My original intention with this work was an expression of my personal experience during this difficult time, I did not realize how many women had similar experiences and would relate so profoundly to these images.

I remain a seeker in understanding the complexities of our world and our context of experience within this world.

Artist Statement:

My background is in the philosophical realm and I have chosen to express and study these concepts through visual media. The majority of my work has focused on women’s issues and the representation of women in our culture. Technically, my work is created through photographic and digital media; I also incorporate poetry, which exists throughout my body of work.

Jody’s Website: jodyportfolio.wordpress.com 

William Nourse – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely happy to announce that William Nourse has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

William was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #5. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are his Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Will purchased his first digital SLR back in 2002 (a Canon D60) and used that until about 2011, sporadically taking images that might be considered artistic, but mostly taking family photos. Several years ago, he became much more intentional about photography, learning about post-processing and focusing on composition, light and color to create images and to share them with others. He is self-taught, but is an avid reader on both the technical and artistic aspects of photography.

In terms of style, he draws a lot of the Impressionist movement and the Hudson River School, trying to capture the emotion of a scene, best expressed through emphasis on color and light, rather than photo-realism. Landscape photographers such as Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and Art Wolfe, among others, have informed his view of photography as an art form.

He is a member of the Cambridge Art Association and the Newburyport Art Association, where he exhibits frequently in juried shows. His photo ‘Vestrahorn #1’ recently won the Newburyport Development Award for Work in Photography in the NAA’s Fall Member’s Juried Show Part II (2016).

He is a past exhibitor in the Light, Space & Time Online Gallery, including a 2nd Place overall in the 6th Annual Landscapes Exhibition, for his photo ‘Tunnel View Sunset’, 3rd Place overall in the 5th Annual All-Photography Exhibition for ‘Vestrahorn #3’ and 4th Place overall in the 4th Annual All-Photography Exhibition for ‘Pemaquid Light #1’. A number of additional images have also been selected for Special Merit and Special Recognition awards.

Artist Statement:

Spending time in wild places is increasingly precious in our modern society. Seeing fog form in Yosemite Valley, witnessing the power of a storm at the beach, meditating on sunset in the Rocky Mountains or feeling insignificant beneath the brilliance of the Milky Way on a clear night are activities that fewer and fewer people in the world are able to experience.

While there is an increasing number of landscape photographers, landscape artists who are photographers is a more limited population. As Galen Rowell wrote ‘Well-executed photos of familiar scenes predictably fill up months of Sierra Club and Audubon calendar and put bread on the table of the chosen photographer, but the question a dedicated nature photographer should be asking is, “Do I want to be a content provider or a visual artist?”

As a visual artist, I capture the feeling that a scene evokes in me by using color and light to emphasize the most important elements and to communicate that feeling to the viewer. Sometimes this may be done through HDR processing or other exposure-blending techniques, in order to make up some of the difference between what the eye and brain can do in interpreting an image as compared to the capabilities of the camera. Other times, it may be by taking long exposures of stars or water to evoke the feeling of passing time.

Ultimately, the measure of success is whether the viewer feels that they can place themselves within the scene at that particular moment and feel some of the emotion that was present when it was captured.

William’s Website: www.willnourse.photography

Margaret Biggs – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Margaret Biggs has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Margaret was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4.  The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased  in  this  feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Margaret Biggs is an oil painter and poet whose original fine art is collected nationwide. Born in the Gulf South, she studied art at LSU and UIC. Her subject matter of landscapes, seascapes, still life, and holistic pieces are painted in a stylized manner bordering between the elements of abstraction and realism.

Catering to those in search of great imagery that is aesthetically stimulating and inspiring, Biggs aims to guide people towards a sense of peace and connectedness that is inherent everywhere. Her paintings, a reflection of her life and earth’s gifts, provide alluring images and healing for all. Margaret’s work now hangs in medical facilities, hospitals, doctor’s offices, the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota as well as in numerous private homes from coast to coast.

Because of her various subject matter, reference to Coastal areas, contemporary design and the abstract quality of her holistic pieces, Biggs has the vision and ability to create paintings that would enhance most locations. The dynamic use of color, shape and line coalesce in such a way as to create strong, peaceful imagery, known to have a healing effect on the viewer.

Artist Statement:

“Bridging a spiritual reality with that of the physical world, my paintings and poetry are expressions of an inner journey. These internal truths are deeply personal statements made to stimulate, inspire and heal through the sense of peace and connectedness I evoke from nature. Inner strength and beauty are byproducts of a peaceful heart. My wish is that my work will help heal this precious world, one person at a time.”

Margaret’s Website:  www.margaretbiggs.com

Chris Mastro – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Chris Mastro has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Chris was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are his Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

At a young age, he was exposed to the arts threw a variety of teachers and family members, always finding encouragement to pursue his creativity and love of drawing. By the time he had reached high school his exposure to world arts and culture took on a broader dimension when he moved to London with his family and began studies at ACS International School.

During this phase of his life he had the good fortune of traveling extensively threw Europe and Asia. Chris attended SVA for illustration on scholarship. Frustrated with the mediums limitations he registered for a photography class and found a new and deep passion for working with film. In 2002 he received a BFA at SUNY Purchase. Soon after, Chris moved to LA.

Over the past fifteen years, has continued to hone his skills, experimenting with a variety photographic mediums and lighting techniques. For the last year and a half, Chris has been working on a personal series using only a single model–natural light and an iPhone.

Chris’s artistic influences are: Helmet Newton, Gregory Crewdson and Diane Arbus.

Artist Statement:

Chris utilizes and questions the everyday technology of iPhone culture by showing his work in various curated art shows. He has embraced the iPhone as a new and viable tool that allows a sense of freedom and spontaneity that the classic world of SLR’s has lost. He is able to draws upon his in depth knowledge of traditional photographic film techniques and push into the future.

Through experimenting with natural light and shadows, this body of work produces a voyeuristic gaze that illuminates the sentient being of his subject. Put differently, the evident connection between photographer and subject overrides any palpable sadness, revealing a renewed sense of hope and playfulness that makes these photographs touching and dynamic. 

Chris’s website is  www.instagram.com/kidmastro

Thalie B. Vernet – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Thalie B. Vernet has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Thalie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Thalie B. Vernet’s childhood in the French nobility was a bruising one under the tutelage of her career military father and her submissive mother. Her education was classical. Her relationship with her father was difficult from the beginning. Her artistic nature and his military one were perpetually at odds.

She was a studious child but Thalie’s creativity was frowned upon so she read books in secret and wrote poems that baffled her father. She felt stifled. Her older siblings left the house as soon as they could, abandoning Thalie to her parents.

She only became free with the death of her father when she was 23. She moved to Argentina for four years returning to France at age 27. She moved to Paris and fully committed herself to photography.

Through her photos she translates living with her father, the unspoken… She relates to the outcasts of society, homosexuals, abused women… At the same time, she has succeeded in the man’s world of business building a real estate portfolio. She is proud of what she has done. A revenge on life.

She lives near Paris in an old mill that dates from the Middle Ages among animals and surrounded by friends.

Artist Statement:

An accomplished artist, actress, lover of books, animals and nature, Thalie B.Vernet long strolled the world of the arts without positioning herself. In 1992, at the suggestion of a photographer friend, she turned to photography and discovered her passion.

Each of Thalie’s photographs samples her days. She reworks her photographs like paintings until she achieves the pure emotion of their original concept.

Thalie uses the overall look of a photograph and her intimacy with her models to transmit the emotion she seeks. Her sensibilities give life to her photographs.

A feminine and elegant woman, Thalie is unafraid to express her masculine side in the man’s world in which she takes part as an artist – nor does she spurn darkness. Her work freely explores themes of anger, indignation and sorrow. Her photographs are the reflections of a divided and tortured soul. Thalie B.Vernet emancipates taboos.

Thalie’s website:  http://thalie-b-vernet.com

Sandy Moser – Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sandy Moser has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Sandy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #4. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are her Artist Biography and Artist Statement that was submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

International award winning artist, Sandy Moser, has always been interested in painting and drawing nature and animals. She drew as a child and began painting in oils as a teenager. When she was in high school, art instructor Ron Goodwin saw her talent and allowed her to take oil painting classes in the adult education program. It was a decision to go to Nova Scotia Teachers College instead of art college that lead her to a twenty year career as an English and art teacher in junior and senior high school in Sheet Harbour, Nova.

Raising three children and having a full time career, she painted sporadically. Sandy retired from teaching due to an illness so she began to paint again.

She is basically a self-taught artist, but has taken many workshops in the past 15 years. She has taken watercolor workshops from world renowned painters Zoltan Szabo and Cheng- Khee Chee. She has studied wildlife art through a twelve month course from North Light Art School. She has also studied with landscape artists Tom Forrestal and Peter Gough, silk painter Holly Carr, and has attended many workshops in watercolors, egg tempera and acrylics. Sandy has also studied wildlife art from Lloyd Pretty, Ron Decker and Derek Wicks.

Her recent realistic paintings of wildlife are painted in acrylics with many glazes, but she also paints animals in gouache, pastels, scratchboard, and watercolor, as well as sketching in graphite and ink.

The beauty of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada has been the inspiration for many of Sandy’s seacapes, landscapes and wildlife paintings. The ocean and lakes provide her with many images to paint. Taylor Head Park and Sober Island Headland are special places where she likes to hike and photograph images that are used for references for her paintings.

Since living along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, she has had the opportunity to study and photograph many species of birds, in particular the common loon, with her husband Robert. They photograph the loons from their canoe. She says, “It is so awesome to be able to paddle alongside a mother loon and watch her feed her babies and teach them how to dive. These are the things I want to capture in a painting, a moment in time; a gaze of an eye, a particular stance, or a realistic look of an animal or bird”.

Sandy has been painting endangered species for several years, as well as animals that are indigenous to Canada. She says “I feel compelled to paint endangered species. This may show the importance of looking after our environment which in turn may help to save the habitats of these endangered species.”

Sandy has won over 60 international awards, of which four have been “Best of Show”. Many of her paintings have been featured in various newspapers, websites and publications. Her work has been shown on the following online galleries – Still Point Gallery, My Art Contest, Light, Space & Time Gallery, Raebec Gallery, Richeson Gallery and Leading Artists Gallery.

Several of her paintings have been published in two of the Richeson 75 Animals, Birds, and Wildlife books. In May, 2014, Sandy was a featured artist in the Visual Language Magazine. In February 2015 her painting “Friends of Taylor Head” was published the in the book AcrylicWorks2 –Radical Breakthroughs. Also, in 2016 she was a featured artist in the Truro Daily News regarding the “Fins, Fur and Feathers Show” at Visual Voice Gallery in Truro. Two of her paintings of the Eastern Shore are part of the collection at Province House in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sandy’s work has been featured in many selected group shows within the province of Nova Scotia and she continues to show her work at various shops and galleries. She is currently a member and founding president of the Seacoast Trail Arts Association and is a member of Visual Arts of Nova Scotia. Sandy’s paintings are now in private collections in many parts of Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Europe.

Artist Statement:

Painting is entirely for my pleasure and fulfillment. I am driven to create images on canvas and paper. It is something that I cannot stop. It is like breathing – it is a required part of my existence. It’s who I am and it’s part of my soul. To be able to create a story, an action, an image, is a wonderful passion to have. When the brush goes into my hand, something takes over and I am lost in the creative process.

Through my paintings, I want the viewer to be able to appreciate the scenery and habitat and the beauty of these creatures. Perhaps then, they will understand how important it is that each of us must do our part to try to preserve the environment especially for their habitat. I believe that each individual has a responsibility to co-exist on this planet in a way that respects and protects wildlife and their surroundings. Being a wildlife artist allows me to give back and donate money, prints and original paintings to various causes, in particular “Hope For Wildlife” and “The Nova Scotia Nature Trust”. Sandy’s Website is www.sandymoserart.com 

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