Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nicole Wilde has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Nicole 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.

Nicole Wilde is an award-winning artist based in the California, USA. 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, Nicole will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Nicole’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography:

Nicole Wilde was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up writing poetry and short stories, followed by song lyrics, some of which were put to music in the bands in which she played bass guitar. However, Nicole always felt California’s siren call of freedom and creativity.

In 1987, she moved to Los Angeles. Longing for a way to express her creativity in a visual format, she purchased a camera and began 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 is 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. She is also an avid bird-watcher. It was inevitable that Nicole’s love of animals and nature would find its way into her art. All images begin with one or more of her photographs, which are taken in natural settings, zoos, or sanctuaries. The photos are then combined, altered, or enhanced using equal parts Photoshop, creativity, and imagination to create a work of digital art. Nicole’s artwork 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 Wilde’ website is www.photomagicalart.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Denise McDermott 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.

Denise is an award-winning Australian photographic artist. Denise 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.

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

 

Artist Biography

Denise McDermott is an Australian photographic artist. She was born and raised in Canada and moved to Australia as a young woman. She has been a photographer most of her life. She is equally comfortable shooting the night sky, the underwater world, landscapes, animals, studio work and macro subjects. She does not have formal qualifications in photography and is largely self-taught. She has been successful at National and International Competition level, having recently won a Gold Medal in Vigex 2018 Digital Salon of Photography and a Bronze medal in Sydney Harbour International Exhibition of Photography.

Denise recently completed two online courses called Photoshop Artistry and Awake, run by Sebastian Michaels. Because photography meets computer skill, she has become proficient in Photoshop which is Denise’s toolbox for taking photographs beyond the ordinary into the surreal. When an idea is forming, Denise will gather together some costumes and props and engage a model to help create part of the story. The story is then completed with the addition of other elements which she has also photographed and the result is a work which allows the viewer’s imagination to travel through the image and draw their own ideas into what they are viewing.

Recent themes that have inspired Denise’s work are science fiction and steampunk. Her works are often surreal and impressionistic. Denise has participated in exhibitions with 2 friends in an art gallery in her area for the past two years. Plans for the future include 2 more exhibitions this year. Denise believes the possibilities for creativity are endless once our imaginations are engaged.

 

Artist Statement

Photography is my passion and I like to take it beyond the usual, often into the surreal. My work often begins with a single image and grows to explore the possibilities of a theme. I like to create mythical scenes and place costumed models within those scenes. I recently completed two online courses called Photoshop Artistry and Awake, run by Sebastian Michaels. Because photography meets computer skill, I have become proficient in Photoshop which is my toolbox for taking photographs beyond the ordinary into the surreal.

When an idea is forming, I will gather together some costumes and props and engage a model to help create part of the story. The story is then completed with the addition of other elements which I have also photographed and the result is a work which allows the viewer’s imagination to travel through the image and draw their own ideas into what they are viewing.

I am inspired by fantasy literature and art, fairy tales and history but prefer to present an impression of a time and place rather than a literal interpretation. My work is a starting point for the viewer so that many interpretations are possible.

Denise’s website is www.imagesbydenise.net.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Merrilee Soberg has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent 13th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Merrilee 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.

Merrilee is an award-winning photographer and digital artist based in British Columbia, Canada. Merrilee 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, Merrilee will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Merrilee’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 12th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography

After retiring from a successful career as a professional potter, Merrilee turned to photography and digital art to fulfill the need for a creative outlet. Just as Merrilee did with her pottery, she took the "teach yourself by trial and error" approach with her digital art. However her digital skills and artistry took off with her enrollment in Sebastian Michael's Photoshop Artistry online courses. As a result she has been published in numerous editions of "Living the Photoartistic Life" magazine.

Many of the photos used in Merrilee's compositions were taken at home on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada or during her world travels. She is passionate about photographing wildlife in their natural habitat. Other elements of nature often find their way into her artistic creations: trees, grasses, leaves, feathers, flowers, mushrooms and so much more. These photos combined with digital painting are the building blocks to create inspired, unique works of art.

Merrilee currently teaches photoshopping techniques to seniors as a way of paying forward her enthusiasm and knowledge in the photoshopping field.

Artist Statement

Digital composite art is my passion. The camera and digital software are my tools. I don't know what my life would be like without them. I create for hours in a timeless zone, guided by my intuition. Each piece begins with a blank, white digital "page". Next I remove the face from his or her original background and then proceed to create an imaginary world that can be beautiful, intriguing, moving and at times thought provoking. With these images presented here I've focused on the resilience, strength and connectedness of the human spirit. Elements of nature dominate most of them. I feel so blessed to live at the edge of a wetlands and often run outside with my camera to capture grasses blowing in the wind or wilted flowers ready to fall from their stems. Everyday nature inspires me. Nature and the human face....what a magical combination to work with.

Merrilee’s website is:  www.artboja.com/art/p41f0u/

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased 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.

Will Nourse is an Amesbury, Massachusetts based photographer.  Will creates stunning landscape photographs.  Will was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified his photography to be showcased in this feature.

Will’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 his photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography:

Will Nourse is a landscape photographer known for his use of color and texture to bring his outdoor experiences to life.

He has been an avid photographer for almost twenty years, and his work reflects a lifetime of hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, and sailing, all of which have given him a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

He held his first solo exhibition, entitled ‘Moods and Motion: Exploring the Icelandic Landscape’ at the Newburyport Art Association in July 2017 and he will be a featured artist in the exhibition 'Expeditions: From Iceland to the Gobi' at the Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport, MA in February 2018.

He has exhibited in juried shows at the Cambridge Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association (NAA), 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and various online galleries. Recently, he exhibited in the Cambridge Art Association’s National Prize Show (2017), his image ‘Seljalandsfoss #2’ was selected as Best in Show for Photography in the NAA’s 20th Annual Regional Juried Show (2017) and his photo ‘Vestrahorn #1’ won the Newburyport Development Award for Work in Photography in the NAA’s 2016 Fall Member’s Juried Show Part II.

Artist Statement:

The opportunity to spend 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 a 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 take the time to, and are able to, experience. 

While there is an ever-increasing number of photographers, there are far fewer landscape artists who express themselves through photography. 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?” 

Traveling to the wild and returning with images that capture the essence of a place and the emotion that it evokes is what I do as a visual artist. This may be a grand landscape in the mountains, a storm-wracked shore or a peaceful sunset over a lake, but in each image distilling that essence and communicating it to the viewer is my objective. I am often drawn as well to strong, graphic elements in natural images, capturing line, color or texture in natural scenes – this may be in the fractal nature of mountain shapes, newly formed ice on a puddle or contrasting light and shadow on a dune.

The dunes of the Gobi desert provided a perfect landscape to play with line, value, and texture and to experiment with different kinds of images. There are an endless variety of compositions, ranging from the abstract to the dramatic and I was lucky to spend some time there in November 2017. Although I only had a few days to explore, I was amazed by the variety of images that I could create.

Part of the challenge and reward of photography is capturing that ephemeral moment and sharing the experience with the viewer. In landscape and nature photography, that might be first light on a mountainside, the patterns of foam on water or the layering of clouds over a landscape, but the intent is the same as that of a portrait or even a travel snapshot: ‘this is what I saw and how I felt – experience it with me.’

Will’s work can be found online at http://www.willnourse.photography

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – May 18, 2017 / - Tasmanian artist Athalie Taylor has been invited by Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to show printed works from her recent on-line Abstract “Solo Exhibition” awarded through Light, Space and Time. The exhibition runs from June 23 – July 6 2017.

Born in Ballarat, Victoria Athalie has lived in Tasmania since 1970. Originally trained in the textile and clothing areas, she later completed art qualifications leading to a change of direction in her teaching career. More recently she has embraced photography leading to her passion, digital art.

Athalie is excited and motivated by art that included simple lines, geometric shapes that may be straight, curved, and those that meander through the piece, circles, and any patterned works, especially textured pieces. She is drawn by strong colours, simple compositions, unusual ideas and aspects. Many artists inspire her including Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Hans Hoffman and others.

She uses her camera in unexpected non-conventional ways and is constantly forcing it to do what she wants, to get the starting point she needs for an artwork. The subject can be out of focus or taken pin sharp, it all depends on what she is trying to achieve at the time. Some effects are achieved in the camera while others are developed and created in post processing.

Often there are different versions of the same subject melded together to make the piece. Ideas develop and grow within the creation of the piece; she often gets lost in the process and when she’s done wonders how she finally reached that point.

On the more graphic side of her art she explores shapes; circles, lines, angles, triangles, all kinds of forms. She often distorts and manipulates sections or all the piece. Often the graphic creations are added to the photographic idea, other times they stand alone.

She draws, she photographs, she designs, she creates, just for the love of it; the pure joy it gives her every day.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Brunswick Street Gallery,” commented Athalie. “My purpose as an artist is to create art that will brighten and lift the spirits of the viewers. I am honored to participate in an event which aligns so closely with my personal goals of promoting emerging and established artists”.

Athalie has shown her work in several exhibitions, including her first solo exhibition (Cities) in 2015. More recently she was awarded an online solo exhibition through Light, Space and Time. That work can be viewed from the following link https://tinyurl.com/https-www-athalie-taylor.

Athalie’s work has been published in several issues of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine including a double page spread covering her first solo exhibition in 2015. More work has been shown in the "Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand" magazine.

She has artworks in private collections across Australia.  For further information about Athalie’s work visit her on-line gallery at https://artboja.com/art/eka9sg/ or email athalie.taylor@gmail.com

Contact Information:

Athalie Taylor

Phone:        +61 3 63447961

Email:          athalie.taylor@gmail.com

URL:             https://artboja.com/art/eka9sg/

 

The gallery’s competition for November 2016 was the 5th Annual "All Photography" Art Competition. The submission process and competition for the photographers began in October 2016 and concluded on November 26, 2016.

The gallery received 255 entries from 12 different countries from around the world, including the Australia, Bermuda, Bosna/Hercegovina, Canada, Croatia, France, Israel, Scotland, Sweden, Türkiye, United Kingdom and Wales. In addition, the gallery also received entries from 24 different states.

Overall, the gallery received a broad selection photography, including, film, digital, digital manipulation and alternative processes and the gallery tried to include these styles and processes in this art exhibition.

The gallery has included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding photography into this art exhibition. The photographers in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their photography was exceptional as well.

It is our hope that the viewer will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful and creative photography too. To view their work click on the thumbnail image and that will take you a Slide Show. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of December 2016. 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 5th Annual “All Photography” 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.

All winning photographers will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of December 2016 and thereafter, the photography and links to the photographer’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to the photographers who made our 5th Annual "All Photography" 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.

Overall Winning Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries judged for this competition.  Please go to the results of the All Photography Art Exhibition “Overall Winning” Category here.

Special Merit Category – These are photographers whose photography we felt could easily be judged higher (and were) but due to the size constraints for this exhibition, this photography was not included. Otherwise, any of the Special Merit photography, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best photography that we selected for the top tier. Please go to the results of the All Photography Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award” Category here.

Special Recognition Category - Many of the photographers in the Special Recognition category could have easily been included in the upper rank of the winning entries, as their photography was also exceptional. Please go to the results of the All Photography Art Exhibition “Special Recognition Award” Category here.

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