The overall winning artists category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2012 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. Congratulations to our artists who made our “Nature” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have “Nature” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to you within the next week or so. Thank you for being part of the gallery. To Return to the Nature Art Exhibition Page.
1st Place – Charles Wallis – “Snow Leopard Protects Her Cubs”
Charles is a graduate of the Baylor University fine art program. He paints mostly wildlife, nature and western landscapes. He says…”my art is based in real life as imagined or created from research, historic information, artifacts and observations of nature. I use the techniques of the old master with modern oils and/or acrylics.” His website is www.charleswallis.com
2nd Place – Rosie “Rodeorose” Udovicic – “Stardust Memories”
Rosie Udovicic, who is professionally known as “Rodeorose”, is a Melbourne, Australia born photographic artist who has an interest in conveying emotional connections with her subjects. Rosie states that “this connection typically involves animals whose survival is under threat, people in candid moments, and with the places that I call home. My works depicting the sea and places on the shore are generally taken right by my homes, either in Melbourne, or way across the seas my second home in Dubrovnik.” Her website is www.rodeorose.net
3rd Place – Tracy-Ann Marrison – “Vibrant Orange”
Tracy-Ann Marrison studied at the Cyprus College of Art and now works from her studio in Derbyshire, England. She takes a very expressive approach to her work and likes to use mixed media, vibrant colors, textures and patterns when creating her art. Tracy-Ann states, “I love to experiment with new media and push my materials to discover new techniques and effects. My work is held in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.” Her website is www.tracyannmarrison.co.uk
4th Place – Patrick Kelley – “Black Hills Storm Rise”
Patrick Kelley is a world traveler, international photographer and a naturalist at heart. An avid diver, camper, climber, hiker and biker, his interests have led him on adventures around the world.
He currently owns and operates Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography based in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in Fine Art Travel, Event, Editorial, Portrait, Product, Architecture & Underwater Photography. He does assignment work at home and overseas for commercial and independent photography projects. His website is www.pk-worldwide.com
5th Place – Dia Spriggs – “Pelican 3”
Dia is a self-taught artist living in Florida with her rescue animals, at present totaling 8 cats, 2 dogs and 2 parrots. Dia says that, “I basically consider myself a wildlife/animal artist excelling in realistic animal paintings, capturing the heart and soul of the animal in their wonderful expressions. I also paint landscapes, abstracts and florals.”
She goes on further to state, “Being very concerned with nature and the protection of wildlife, animal rescue and preservation of natural habitat, some of the proceeds from the sale of my work are donated to such organizations.” www.combydia.net
6th Place – Dennis Sabo – “Aspen Morning”
Dennis Sabo lives and creates in Loudon, Tennessee where he specializes in fine art abstract, landscape and seascape imagery. His fine art prints interweave his creative compositional expressions and vivid colors into nature’s greater scheme of things. Dennis states about his photography, “When I capture an image either topside or underwater it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, perhaps the colors, or simply it is an image that you enjoy viewing.” His website is www.dsabophoto.com
7th Place – Alan Feldmesser – “Hawksbill Turtle”
Since childhood, Alan Feldmesser has been interested in the natural world and became especially interested in underwater life when he became a SCUBA diver. Alan says this about his art, “I strive to bring the serenity, harmony and beauty found in the underwater world to the surface by my realistic style of painting, using oils on canvas. Alan’s work is in private collections throughout the United States and he has been exhibited at the Elmhurst Museum outside of Chicago and at the Syracuse University. His website is www.UnderTheSeaArt.com
8th Place – Paula Montgomery – “Poppy Field”
Paula Montgomery lives and works in North Carolina. She is a self-taught artist with a passion for painting flowers, patterns, dogs, and children. Paula paints primarily in acrylic and oil. Paula states that, “My work is more about technique than sending a message or telling a story. There are few things I would rather do than spend time in my studio amidst the pines of Pinehurst, North Carolina.” Her website is www.paulamontgomeryart.com
9th Place – Jeff Grant – “Lotus”
Jeff Grant is an Australian landscape photographer who shares his time between the beaches of Sydney, and the Snowy Mountains. In his art he seeks simple and elegant compositions which express his love of the natural world. Jeff’s website is http://www.jeff-grant.com
10th Place – Seymour Holtzman – “Volcano”
Seymour’s work is based upon years of experience in photography, scientific image analysis and computer graphics. He is a founding member of the Palm Beach Digital Imaging Group (PBDIG, with service as the President of PBDIG since the organization’s inception in 2001 through 2005.
Seymour states about his photography, “My interests range from straight photography to non-objective abstract derivations. Using relationships between light, color and form in images obtained from travel and nature, I try to find the elements in an image that impart some emotional impact on the viewer. Image impacts can range from whimsical and small scale to the awe produced by towering or monumental structures.” His website can be found at https//Plus.Google.com