The gallery’s competition for May 2021 was the 11th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s June 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2021 and concluded on May 27, 2021.

The gallery received 895 entries from 29 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2021. 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 11th Annual “Animals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Sarah Holloway Smith 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.

Sarah is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. Sarah was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 16th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Sarah’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Sarah’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Sarah Holloway Smith is a British artist, born in the North of England and raised in the countryside. Sarah graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, with an Honors Degree in Applied Design with Art History and majoring in Textiles and Stained Glass. Edinburgh College allowed her to fully indulge her love of texture, fabric and yarn with her fascination of the effects of light on color.

Strong drawing skills and integrity of line were a key part of her studies at College and this strength of drawing remains a critical component of her work today. Sarah has always loved color and texture and can't remember a time when drawing, painting or ‘cutting up and sticking down’ weren’t part of her life.

After College, she spent some years in the Information and Design Department at London Zoo redesigning animal enclosures with environmentally specific designs. She then worked for Royal Doulton Ltd, where she led a team of artists interpreting design briefs for 2 and 3 dimensional Collectables, putting briefs to modelers and artists to create unique originals and then collaborating with manufacturing sites to develop approved prototypes.

As the daughter of hobby farming parents, the outdoors had a huge impact on Sarah’s childhood - pigs, chickens, horses, farmyard animals and all kinds of fruit trees! Sarah's current portfolio is a collection of unique pieces inspired by Mother Nature and the furry, feathery characters around her. Made up of paintings on canvas, drawings on paper and mixed media pieces utilizing fabric and handmade paper, Sarah enjoys the strength of line and the play of light on color the most, as she attempts to match strength of form through her drawings, using layers of paint and texture that still allow the natural light to show through.

For the last three years, she has gone back to class to revisit the foundations of composition and palette. This has reminded her of the importance of value and she has relearned the huge potential of the acrylic medium. More recently, she has gone back to mixed media and collage work. She has always been entranced by the captured light in Turner's work, the luminescence in Whistler's Nocturnes, the sheer strength in Van Gogh's drawings and sketchbooks, the energy of Rodin's sculptures and the beautiful clarity of Matisse' line drawings.

Sarah has travelled the world as an expat living in the UK, Norway, South Korea, Australia and the US. She currently lives in Texas, USA with her husband of 23 years, 2 children, 4 dogs and a horse.

Artist Statement

Art is about the gesture. It’s about committing love and passion to a tangible form. Without passion Art cannot thrive, it cannot be faked. Be genuine, to yourself and your subject matter, let go of the fear of failure and with all your heart have a go. If your creative process fails, then start over. Creativity breeds creativity. I’m drawn to natural forms and colors. I’m entranced by light and shadow, and fascinated by the effects of light through color and texture.

I think by drawing my subject matter, while I draw I plan. No plan is the same; I’m still excited by the surprises that the process brings. My work is a journey, one idea leads to another and that then takes me to another, it’s ever ending and I love it.

I hope that you like what you see. All of my work is for sale unless otherwise stated and I’m happy to ship it to you.

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my work.

Sarah’s website is www.sarahhollowaysmith.com

The gallery’s competition for November 2020 was the 10th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s December 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Nature” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in October 2020 and concluded on November 26, 2020.

The gallery received 759 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 32 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of December 2020. 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 10th Annual “Nature” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Nature Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ani Mollereau has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ani will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Ani is an award-winning artist based in Ireland. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Ani will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Ani’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Ani’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Ani’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Ani Mollereau was born in Dublin. She is a wife and mother of four children. She is a sculptor and has exhibited extensively. Ani has won broad acceptance from the arts world and many prizes for her work, including the Oireachtas sculpture prize.

Her materials are bronze, silver and bog oak. Her techniques cover an extensive range from the rock strength of Giacometti and Henry Moore, to a delicacy born of a feminism that transcends gender to communicate on a spiritual level.

From the maternal power of bronze pieces to the mixture of earthiness and spirituality found in the bog oak and silver collection entitled “Women in Celtic mythology”, to the extraordinary jewelry collection entitled “Life’s secrets”. She has a great love of horses and animals and she has an affinity with them, which she expresses through her art. The power and delicacy of Ani’s work tells us with certainty there is much, much more to life than mundane existence.

Artist Statement:

“Where the Spirit works with the hands there is art”

With my sculptures, my aim is to inspire people who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty at a glance through their, tactile and visual simplicity and I want to challenge the spectator’s imagination. Through my sculpture, I free my Spirit that is within and tell my story. However, I also want the viewer to be inspired to see their story too. That is my motivation to create. My inspiration is life and the world around me, the visible and the invisible, expressing emotion, imagination, identity, story, life force and nature. As I work the clay, I am immersed in the energy of creation and we grow together. My art is my life.

Ani can be reached via her Email.

YouTube Video Presentation

The gallery’s competition for July 2020 was the 10th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s August 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in June 2020 and concluded on July 27, 2020.

The gallery received 1,040 entries from 32 different countries from around the world, as well as from 38 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2020. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives for 5 years.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 10th Annual “Animals” Art Exhibition so incredibly successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik 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.

Stuart is an award-winning photographer based in Colorado, USA. Maureen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 14th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Maureen’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Maureen’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

 

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota. A brief visit to Colorado sold her on attending college there to pursue a career in sales & marketing. She stayed and never looked back. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to creatively document her discoveries. She began making images of the American west in hopes of preserving the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west.

Today, Maureen’s time is spent outdoors taking in and capturing the scenery, wildlife, and exploring other methods for interpreting and sharing what she sees and experiences along the way. She is deeply inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. Maureen has accomplished many things with her photography including images placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national and international juried photography exhibitions, winning placements in monthly club competitions, state park calendars, images selected for use by the City of Littleton, and many images selected as editor picks on National Geographic and for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history, beauty and environment of the second largest natural area in the country. She was listed by LightSpaceTime.art as one of the top ten photographers to watch for in 2018. She was also selected for a solo exhibition by LightSpaceTime.art for April, 2019 and has placed well in numerous monthly LightSpaceTime.art competitions. Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Maureen’s goal is to continually look for new ways to challenge herself and express what she feels. That is what inspires her to never reject possibilities in subject matter.

Artist Statement

Special Project: In Defense of Endangered Species

Wild horses are such an indelible part of the American West, living symbols of romance, adventure, and freedom. I feel very fortunate to have spent what seems like only moments with these magnificent animals. It takes infinite patience and sensitivity to capture these elusive horses and their individual expressions. In order to appreciate these animals at all, we must appreciate them simply because of their aesthetic value as wild creatures. Watching stallions engaged in brutal battles for herd dominance, mares protecting newborn foals, bands of horses running free across the high mountains and alpine meadows, herds in search of water to sustain life all enriches me beyond description. And, that is the value of a wild horse.

Maureen’s website is www.maureenravnik.crevado.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Cat Denby 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.

Cat is an internationally recognized, award-winning animal artist and pet portraitist. Cat was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 12th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Cat’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Cat’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Cat Denby is an internationally recognized, award-winning animal artist and pet portraitist. She got a taste of art initially as a dog groomer and eventually redirected her focus to commercial art in the early 2000’s. She has worked as the Art Director for Web Weaving and Consulting for nearly 20 years. In 2009, she began studying fine art and taught herself to draw in graphite and pastel in her spare time.

Numerous volunteer positions gave Cat the opportunity to donate and show work in local venues, and her popularity with pet owners and art lovers quickly grew after an exhibition in nearby Charlottesville in 2013. Demand for commissioned portraits and donated work inspired her to officially embark upon a career creating art for animal lovers worldwide.

Cat has a passion not only for creating and sharing art, but also for nurturing the desire to create. She has served as an advisory board member on the Art Guild of Greene and a Palette Art Gallery artist since 2015. Her work has developed and grown thanks to the many fine artists with whom she has had the privilege of working with at the Palette. Cat has taught many budding artists to love drawing and enjoys helping artists refine their vision. She is a member of American Women Artists and the Portrait Society of America.

In addition to the over 300 portraits she has created for animal lovers internationally, Cat has won awards for her portraits and shown her original work in galleries, veterinary offices, art shows and restaurants throughout Virginia. Just recently she was recognized by the Camelback Gallery as a finalist in the 2019 Animals exhibit. She has also created logos for numerous organizations and has donated several pieces to animal rescues nationwide.

What drives Cat is a belief that art should be accessible to all people, both those who create it and those who admire it. Her work reflects a tireless effort to balance realism and impressionism in the study of portraiture while unmistakably capturing the unique personality of the individual. She is proud to be the portraitist for several champion Crufts and Westminster canines, but her true source of pride lies in the portraits she has drawn to help rescue pets find fur-ever homes.

Artist Statement

The primary focus of my work is to capture a personality and invoke the emotions inspired by that unique individual. I am also intrigued by the nuance of art, striving to create pieces that are both realistic and impressionistic at once by playing with the line between fully realized details and loose strokes on raw paper.

Cat’s website is www.artbycatonline.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Linda Finstad 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.

Linda is an award-winning artist based in Alberta, Canada, who specializes in Equine acrylic paintings on canvas. In her Prism-Equus Heritage Horse series of paintings, at first you will see just a brightly colored horse. However, on closer inspection you will discover signs and symbols built into the body of the horse that represent a certain culture.

Linda was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 12th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Linda’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Linda’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Linda Finstad calls herself an “Equine Artist”. A description that becomes obvious when you look at her extensive body of work. Whether it is her unique “Prism-Equus” paintings, exquisite fine art photography or line up of published books; horses are the thread that ties it all together.

Linda’s work has been featured on several TV networks and received media attention worldwide. She also received a letter of recognition from her royal highness, the Queen of England. Linda loves to create but she also loves to share this love with others by encouraging them along their own creative journey through workshops and classes.

Artist Statement

I believe for a painting to be considered “Art” it must to stir an emotional response within whoever looks at it. The emotional response I want people to feel when they look at my work is “Joy”. Using whimsical shapes and colours I look below the surface of my subject and its outer beauty, to paint its spirit and personality. My unique style of art is called “Prism-Equus” which simply means; equine personality depicted in colour. This definition (attributed to me) has been added to the urban dictionary making “Prism-Equus” a recognized word. I share this “joy” by teaching others how to paint the world around them in vibrant colours through classes and workshops.

Linda’s website is www.LindaFinstad.com.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paula Wiegmink 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.

Paula is an award-winning artist based in Dunsborough, South Western Australia. Paula was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s recent 12th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Paula’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Paula’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

 

Artist Biography

Award-winning artist, Paula Wiegmink, was born in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. She currently resides in Dunsborough, South Western Australia with her husband and children.

Having spent her early childhood on farms, she soon developed a love for the African bush and wildlife. Her interest in drawing and painting emerged at a very early age. Encouraged by her mother, she started sketching the animals on the farm and doing portraits of anyone willing to sit still long enough!

Paula spent twelve years training in the RAD - Royal Academy of Dancing and performed with the Rhodesia National Ballet. She taught dancing for twenty-five years, as well as conducting art classes at a private school in Salisbury/Harare for 3 years.

After migrating to Johannesburg, South Africa in 1979, she resumed her career teaching classical ballet and modern dance and judged numerous dance festivals and competitions. During this time, she was also studying art at the Da Vinci Fine Art Studio under the guidance of Carlo Sdoya. “Homeward Bound”, Paula's first exhibited painting at the Brush and Chisel Club, was purchased by the South African Railways.

In 1994, she immigrated to Perth, Western Australia with her family. Shortly after joining the Canning Arts Group, Paula was invited to exhibit as “Artist of the Month”'. She then went on to conduct all media night classes for the next 6 years. Her teaching extended to the Village Club retirement village where she conducted classes and tutored privately for eleven years.

In 2009, Paula launched her first book titled, “Footsteps in Time’, a family journey of her earliest, on her father’s side, from arriving in Africa in 1709 up to 2009. Over a 5-year period, Paula returned to Africa where her research took her on an incredible journey. The book launch coincided with her first major solo art exhibition, “The Winds of Change”.

Now able to immerse herself in her own creativity, expressing her passion for life through her art works, Paula enjoys experimenting with texture and colour, using multi-layering techniques in various mediums, styles and subjects. Through her art, she hopes to create awareness and draw attention to the vulnerability of endangered species and the natural world.

Paula works in various mediums, including oil, pastel, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. Paula continues to exhibit in both group and solo exhibitions and her work hangs in private and corporate collections around the world.

 

Artist Statement

My love of nature and the diversity of the planets wildlife has and will continue to excite and motivate me. By using my art as a conduit I hope to open dialogue not only about my art practice but also drawing attention to many of the endangered species that are holding on to life by a thread. I do a lot of research about the subject I want to paint and in this way become very involved in the process. Along the way, they often seem to take on a life of their own. I also have a passion for rusty old discarded objects and try to collect them wherever and whenever I can find them, before they disappear altogether. So often things that are old are no longer considered of any use and it is in these objects that I find great beauty.

Over the years, I have been researching wildlife crime with particular interest in endangered species. My artwork is being used in an ongoing global poster awareness campaign, which indicates to me that the visual arts can have and send strong messages. Sometimes these messages can have more impact than the written word. So, for me, my art is about so much more than the exploration of visual beauty. If I am able to connect with the viewer in a way that conveys a message as well as hold appeal and hope for the future then I feel as though I have achieved something worthwhile. The subject matter often dictates to me what medium I should use and, generally, I go with my instincts on this matter. I enjoy experimenting with a variety of mediums and am always fascinated by how a painting can morph during the process of creation. This can sometimes be an easy process and at other time can cause great angst!

Although I have always had a keen interest in art, my own practice was only realized later in life. After bringing up three children it was only when they all left home that, I started on my own creative journey. My journey so far has taken me on an incredible spiritual path, which continues to unfold in a way that both surprises and thrills me. I continue to show my work in collaborative and solo exhibitions and often donate works to various organizations to assist in raising funds for conservation.

Paula’s website is www.paulawiegmink.com.au   

The gallery’s competition for April 2019 was the 9th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s May 2019 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art for this competition.   The submission process and competition for the artists began in March 2019 and concluded on April 26, 2019.

The gallery received 793 entries from 31 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images.

Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2019. 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 9th Annual “Animals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely 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 is an award-winning photographer and digital artist based in Southern California. Nicole was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #11. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Nicole’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below is Nicole’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

 

Artist Biography

Nicole Wilde was born in Brooklyn, New York but always felt California’s siren call of freedom and creativity. In 1987, she moved to Los Angeles. From an early age, Nicole wrote 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 format. Possessing a “good eye” but lacking a good camera, she purchased her first DSLR in 2012 and 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. She has volunteered at rescues and shelters, photographed dogs to improve their chances of adoption, and co-ran a rescue sanctuary in California for wolves and wolfdogs, where three of the residents came home to live with her for ten years until their passing. It was inevitable that her love of animals and nature would find its way into her art. All of Nicole’s images begin with one or more of her photographs, which are taken in natural settings, zoos, or sanctuaries. These images may then be combined, altered, or enhanced using Photoshop, creativity, and imagination to create a final work of digital art. Nicole’s work has won international awards, been displayed in galleries, and been featured in magazines.

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, or an artistic portrait with deep texture and emotion. My hope is that my art touches the soul, stirs the emotions, increases our respect and appreciation for animals, and acts as a catalyst to reflect on the beauty and magic that is within us and all around us.

Nicole’s website is:  www.photomagicalart.com

The gallery’s competition for October 2018 was the gallery’s 8th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s November 2018 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Nature” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition.   The submission process and competition for the artists began in September 2018 and concluded on October 27, 2018.

The gallery received 742 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 37 different states.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3D Art.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images.

Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of November 2018. 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 winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other media, 3 Dimensional Art and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Nature Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Lyn Darlington 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.

Lyn Darlington is an Australian based photographer.  Lyn creates stunning wildlife and nature photography.  Lyn was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #10. The placement in this competition qualified her photography to be showcased in this feature.

Lyn’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Lyn’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Lyn Darlington is a passionate animal, wildlife and nature photographer based in the Central Coast of N.S.W. Australia. Lyn has a natural flair for creativity dabbling in many creative hobbies from an early age. Her true talent began about eight years ago when her love of photography, nature, and wildlife integrated together as one to form a creative outlet in digital art media.

Lyn has traveled and one of her favorite places is Botswana Africa.  This location has allowed her to capture the magic and hidden treasures of the country and wildlife.

Photography is the first step in the creative process as Lyn enjoys working with Photoshop and various other software to create a compelling work of art.

Lyn has had her work published in Down Under Magazine and has had the privilege to be a featured artist in the magazine.

Artist Statement

I have always felt passionate about animals and wildlife and through my love of photography I draw my inspiration for creating my art. My love of nature, photography, and art merge together as one.

I hope that my art stirs emotions and draws attention to the beauty of the wildlife and animals.  I also hope that it will inspire people to do their part in helping to protect and conserve animals from all around the world.

Photography is the beginning of the creative process I then enhance the scene as I see fit, all part of my photographic art journey.  Lyn’s website:  www.sabvaningphotoart.com

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Fiona Groom has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent tenth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Fiona will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Fiona Groom is a professional artist based in Queensland, Australia and she specializes in creating expressive animal and leaf litter creature art.  It is Fiona’s desire is to show in her animal art the diversity of animal life by capturing her subject’s character and expression, while incorporating humor, which then results in the painting telling its own story.  Fiona will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, and Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Fiona will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.   Fiona’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1.  Their art.  2.  Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the tenth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Fiona’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Fiona’s information and to take a look at her unique and expressive animal paintings.

Artist Biography:

Fiona Groom began painting in the early 2000’s after commencing a variety of art courses which included Certificate II Visual Arts, Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts), and finally a Fine Arts Degree.

During this time she also had the opportunity to exhibit her work in several Solo shows and a variety of national arts festivals and group shows including an International Art Exhibition at Gallera360 in Florence and is represented by several local galleries.

Her work is in private collections throughout the world, here in Australia as well as in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, Singapore, and the US. Some recent publications have seen her work featured on the cover of Creative Artist Magazine Issue 11 2016 and Artist Palette Magazine No 155, these included a 10-page spread of her work and a workshop showing her painting process. She was also featured in a coffee table book titled Amazing Australian Artists. 

Professionally Fiona’s activities have included a TV episode on Put Some Colour in Your Life and also several Artist residencies during a variety of exhibitions. Ms. Groom has also held the position of Gallery Curator at Yandina Historic House for the past 11 years which has given her plenty of opportunities to work with other Artists, organize and present artwork and become involved in an assortment of local community events.

Additionally, Fiona has organized and run several children’s art workshops, group exhibitions, art projects, painting workshops, and some community-based Artisan Markets. It is all these artistic opportunities that have helped her gain a better understanding of art making and in doing so has given her the direction and inspiration that she needed.

For her the animal kingdom is the driving force behind her art as she loves to delve into the diversity of animal life Fiona feels it’s important to capture the subject’s character and expression and incorporating their humor, their majesty and wonder, resulting in the painting telling its own story.

Artist Statement:

I draw inspiration from the uniqueness of the animal kingdom and in this body of work, my focus is on what lies above and below the fallen trees, leaves and dirt which is home to a diverse group of animals. Using acrylics and stretched canvas my compositions slowly comes to life and in the end, a new creation has established itself with its own story to tell.  Fiona's Website: www.fmgfionagroomvisualartist.com 

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The gallery’s competition for April 2018 was the gallery’s 8th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s May 2018 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition.  The submission process and competition for the artists began in March 2018 and concluded on April 26, 2018.

The gallery received 718 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, as well as from 43 different states.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3D Art.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the outside of the large images in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2018. 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 “Animals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other media, 3 Dimensional Art and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

The gallery’s competition for May 2017 was the 7th Annual “Animals” Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s June 2017 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the theme “Animals” by submitting their best representational or abstract art which depicts the theme “Animals”. The Animals theme includes animal subjects such as living organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water. 

The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in April 2017 and concluded on May 27, 2017. The gallery received 674  entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  In addition, the gallery received entries from 35 different states. 

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital Media and 3 Dimensional Art. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the 3 media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on any of the large images in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2017. 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 “Animals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.

Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category.  Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any 3D art, fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.

In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth.  Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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