The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2013 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 2013 “SeaScapes” 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 “SeaScapes” 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 SeaScapes Home Page here.
1st Place – Peter Buchan – “A Moment Ago”
Using the unconventional approach of painting perpendicular to the canvas, established artist Peter Buchan harnesses the power of gravity to drip paint from chopsticks onto wood, creating simple images that evoke complex emotions. Before he began using chopsticks to paint, Buchan honed his skills through a rigorous self-teaching discipline spanning more than 20 years. He studied the classics, explored different mediums, such as sculpture, mixed-media, and refined his pen and ink drawings–initially his predominant form of artistic expression. He was inspired by the great illustrators, including Howard Pyle, as well as by his father, an artist who encouraged him to pursue his innate talents.
About 10 years ago, he learned he could drip “the line” instead of drawing it. “It’s a system of gravity and imperfection,” he explains. “Trying to assert control over a medium with a high random tendency is both challenging and rewarding.”
Buchan has earned numerous awards, including a recent public arts competition that will feature his “Great Horned Owl” on city banners. As a full- time artist, he creates for solo/group exhibits, juried fine art shows and commissions, and is represented by the Beta Gallery in Long Beach. www.buchanart.net
2nd Place – Deborah McCarroll – “Ancient Migration”
Deborah McCarroll sold her first work of art at the age of six. She explains, “I’d painted a boat for my kindergarten project and the other kids each paid me a nickel to paint one for them and at that instant, I knew I’d always be a painter.”
When Deborah moved to Seattle twenty-plus years ago her work was profoundly impacted by this region of the country, due to the proximity to the water and natural beauty. She paints what she sees in this Great Northwest and her greatest pleasure is finding ways to capture the unique spirit and soul of the place in a fresh and exciting way.
Deborah says, “I strive to keep my paintings full of life and movement, deconstructing the internal of the subject to show the complex bare bones. I like incorporating metal leafs because I’m never quite sure what the stuff’s going to do. I’ll stick it to the surface of a painting and then apply a mild acid. Sometimes the acid eats the metal until there’s just about nothing left. Sometimes it remains virtually untouched. Like the sound and the sea, it’s unpredictable and it reminds me that I’m not really the one in charge. As an artist it’s a most freeing and exhilarating way to create.” Her website is www.debmccarrollworks.com
3rd Place – Lianne Schneider – “All That Remains”
Lianne Schneider is a retired high school teacher who rediscovered a passion for writing poetry after a thirty year hiatus. Wandering the creeks and woodlands near her home in western New York carried her on an inspiring spiritual journey that words alone could not contain. Almost by accident then, without formal background, she became an artist too. Once the floodgates of creativity were reopened, she fell in love with photography, photo editing and digital painting, having worked in acrylics years ago. Now with her Wacom tablet and pen, Corel Painter, Photoshop Elements or both, she translates her poetry into paintings, pairing them in her self-published volumes of poetry/art and hopes to share her insights about life by combining those art forms.
She calls herself a photographic artist or digital painter rather than a photographer. Her art work and her books have been displayed at Trillium Gallery in Glenwood, New York and she was selected as one of BLUE groups’ Featured Artists of the Year on the Blue Canvas art site for the entire calendar year 2012. http://lianneschneider-songofthespirit.weebly.com
4th Place – Susan Werby – “Nature’s Intensity in Deep Blues”
Susan Werby, is a Photographic Artist, raised in Boston, Massachusetts and she currently resides in Virginia. Originally trained in the medical field, Susan later returned to her true passion of Photography and Art.
Today, she examines the world around her, merging Photography and Art, using the photograph as her “canvas”, while applying textures and colors to create a story. She strives to take the viewer with her to a magical world, allowing one to step in and look around.
Some of Susan’s work can be seen here: “Faded Memories”- cover art of CD on Record Label Bomba Records. “Golden Fairytale”- Bookcover art of soon-to-be-released Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane Diouf. www.redbubble.com/people/g7susan9werby3
5th Place – David Meirik – “Storm Surf”
David Meirik looks for purpose, inspiration, and adventure in order to create. Like life, so art is an ever changing process. Life and time can feel like trying to hold water in ones hands. It is there, it can be seen, but it is impossible to grasp or hold on to. Understanding this desire for meaning, purpose, constant change, and beauty are a few of the things that inspire David.
His recent artworks are what David calls “Wave Art.” David has surfed in California for over twenty years, and has traveled to many exotic locations around the world. Many of these experiences, cultures, and memories provide David with inspiration for his work. David is currently enjoying the process of finding local driftwood to use as the canvas for his one of a kind Art Waves.
His recent work is in pastels and mixed media on driftwood, paper and canvas. David has been teaching Art and other creative courses at the Secondary school level for the past decade. He was born and raised in Northern California, where he currently resides with his young family. http://artwaves.weebly.com
6th Place – Pam Borrelli – “Outward Bound”
Pam Borrelli, a San Francisco-based photographer, has been creating photographic images throughout her life. Her formal study of photography led Pam to a fortuitous meeting with Ruth Bernhard, the acclaimed photographer, who became Pam’s mentor and encouraged her to pursue a commitment to photography. Pam attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, expanding and deepening her awareness, sharpening the desire to express herself artistically through photography.
Pam states this about here art, “My photography focuses on the interplay of reality and imagination. After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and I am continually inspired by its creative applications.” Pam’s floral images are featured in “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists” published in January 2013. Her art may be seen at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, founded in 1887, where she currently serves as the Board President. www.borrelliportraits.com
7th Place – Tony Podue – “The Santa Maria”
Tony Podue grew up in San Pedro, CA and by living near the port of Los Angeles and he grew to love the spectacular views of the ocean and sea. All of the images that I submitted to the SeaScapes Art Competition were painted from the scenes of that busy harbor.
His grandfather was a commercial fisherman and his father was a marine clerk, therefor the waterfront has always been a part of Tony’s life. The paintings I submitted here are representative of the fabulous images I’ve enjoyed in my stay, especially as an artist. I tend to paint what I see, as I see it, and favor acrylics and oils for the vibrant colors and infinite pallets. Tony’s website is www.poduestudio.com
8th Place – Andrew Lennon – “Pacifica”
Andrew W. Lennon was originally born in Lakewood N.J and in 1998 he moved to New York to pursue his passion for painting. His unique style in abstract expressionism allows a viewer to submerge themselves in his work. From that experience, a viewer can draw their own conclusions. It is art about art. The subject matter is color, movement, a line or mass and his work is often described as organic, unconstrained, boundless and free spirited. His medium is often acrylic or oil, though experimenting with mixed media is not uncommon.
In 2002 Andrew moved to South Florida where he currently resides in the Wynwood Arts District, Miami. Inspiration is easily drawn upon from the lush tropical landscaping, beautiful sunsets and amazing Blue Ocean. His work has been exhibited at the Las Olas Art Center, Fort Lauderdale and can be seen in several galleries throughout the east coast. www.Alennonart.com
9th Place – Caroline Brown – “Beach Scape”
Caroline Brown is a documentary style photographer specializing in travel, the natural world, healthcare, and people. Her photography has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and other locations.
Carolyn has received over 25 awards for her photography and is widely published in both health care art and photographic publications. www.carolineebrownphotography.com
10th Place – Marti White – “Cast Your Nets”
Marti White is a mixed media artist from Tucson, Arizona. Her work is exhibited nationally and locally. Marti works in watercolor, acrylic, collage, assemblage and other mixed media.
She is president and Signature member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, Juried Member of SAWG, Signature Member of ISAP, Associate of The Drawing Studio and member of the Contemporary Art Society, an arm of Tucson Museum of Art.
Marti’s work is an expression of her inner self. She seldom plans her work, but lets it evolve. Her website is www.combymartiwhite.com