Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Barbara Lawrence has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Barbara will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Barbara is an award-winning artist based in Santa Cruz, 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, Barbara will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Barbara’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 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography

Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advanced Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and is currently painting full time in her studio in Santa Cruz.

Her one-person shows include the Memorial Art Gallery at U.C. Davis, the Monterey Conference Center, the Pope Galley Santa Cruz, the Distinguished Art Series Santa Cruz Art League, San Francisco Introductions at the Ebert Gallery and the Miyares Gallery, Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa.

Barbara was the featured artist in the spring 2015 and 2017 landscape issues of the on line ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE. Juried shows Barbara has participated in include: "I'll bet you can't paint a portrait - The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now", the Art Space Gallery, San Francisco, juror Theophilus Brown, California Landscape of Dreams." presented by the Winfield Galley (Carmel) at the Fresno Art Museum, "California" at Cabrillo College, juror Ruth Braunstein.

Barbara is inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. Her work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with some of the qualities of abstraction. Her work includes landscape and figurative paintings.

Artist Statement

I am inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. My work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with the qualities of abstraction. I hope to express my love for the subject while retaining the power of strong simple shapes that celebrates the sensual character to establish my composition. Then as the painting progresses, I take great joy in applying thicker, lush layers of the paint, using not only brushes but also palette knife and hands if needed. All spaces are important to me - both negative and positive." My work includes landscapes and figurative paintings.

Barbara’s work can currently be seen on her website at www.barbaralawrenceart.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Murray Ince 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.

Murray is an award-winning artist based in the United Kingdom. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 13th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Murray’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 artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

 

Artist Biography

Murray was born in Newport, Isle of Wight in 1957 where he enjoyed his school days and developed a love of drawing and painting very early on. After leaving school he became a furniture maker and gradually moved into design and manufacture. Murray took up painting seriously, though not full time in the early 1990’s and in 1996 did an A level Art and Design at the local college to gain experience of structured art learning. In 1997 Murray studied for a teaching qualification as he soon discovered a love of teaching people to draw and paint going on to become a lecturer in fine art at the Isle of Wight College. He went on to provide private tuition in his home studio, to demonstrate for art groups and now also tutors two art groups on the Island, The 5 Bells Art Group and the ‘John Finch Art Group’. Murray also leads for HF Holidays, running painting and drawing holidays all over Britain, France and Italy.

Murray’s first love is Landscape painting in Winsor and Newton’s ‘Artisan’ water-mixable oils and has written a book titled ‘Landscape Painting In ‘Artisan’ Water-Mixable Oils’ he is also a featured artist and product ambassador for Winsor and Newton and is a regular contributor of ‘How To’ paint articles for ‘Leisure Painter’ and the SAA’s ‘Paint’ magazines.

Murray regularly exhibits on the Isle of Wight and southern England and can be found painting in his studio in Totland Bay when not teaching away from home. He finds inspiration literally all around him on his beloved Isle of Wight, he says ”the next painting is always just around the corner and who knows, maybe one day a masterpiece”. Apart from ‘O’ and ‘A’ level art qualifications Murray is self taught and attributes his love of art and particularly landscape and seascape painting to his aunty Pat who was the first person to take him to a major art gallery, in this case the National Gallery in London and says that he was ‘blown away’ when viewing John Constable’s ‘Haywain’ and took art seriously from that point onward. Later in Murray’s career he was asked whether the Victorian artist Joseph Murray Ince RA was a relative or was it a coincidence, truth is he hadn’t heard of him but on checking the family history found that Joseph was indeed Murray’s four times great uncle and the name Murray had been passed down the line with Murray receiving it as his Christian name, however Murray maintains the view that anybody can learn to draw and paint!

 

Artist Statement

I have always loved the scenery of the great outdoors and living on a relatively small but beautiful Island is truly inspirational. Of course being surrounded by the sea is wonderful, with a never ending array of coastal views, harbour scenes and the ever changing mood of sea and sky there is truly no end of subject matter. We Islanders are also blessed with a huge diversity of landscape from ancient woodland and chalk down-land to salt marsh and everything in between. I endeavour to portray the natural world to the best of my ability hoping to give the viewer a sense of the beauty as I see it, both here on my Island home and in the world at large. I first saw John Constable’s ‘Haywain’ when I was just 11 years old, the sheer size and beauty of this painting and the portrayal of trees and sky in paint was awe inspiring to me and have loved both the landscape and landscape paintings ever since. I work mostly in oils as with this medium I seem to be able to convey at least a small amount of the affinity I have with the natural world whether it be landscape or seascape and am happiest and enthralled when creating at my easel.

Murray’s website is www.murrayince.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Shi-Ting “Tex” Han 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.

Tex is a Chinese landscape artist based in Manassas, Virginia. In his paintings, Tex combines impressionism and expressionism to form his own style. Tex 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 his art to be showcased in this feature.

Tex’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 paintings in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

Shi-Ting (‘Tex’) Han is a native of Shandong, China with a lifelong dream of becoming a professional artist. He earned a master’s degree in art from Shantou University, and has worked as a college art professor.  Since he came to the United States in 2013, he has continued to pursue his artistic career. In his paintings, Tex combines impressionism and expressionism to form his own style. His work also contains elements and influences of Chinese. Tex believes that through painting, an artist can do the things that a camera cannot. He loves the beauty of nature and he believes that God is the greatest artist, so the landscape became his primary subject. Tex is influenced by such Masters as Monet, Corot, and Van Gogh, and their influence can be seen in his works.

Artist Statement

I have always been interested in Art. As a child, I would draw everything I saw. While attending university I studied Comprehensive Material Painting. I then pursued a Master’s Degree, which I received in 2008. During this period, my interest was Art Creative Direction. I studied how different artists built up their own styles. For the next 7 years, during a postgraduate study period, I determined that, with the rise of photography, Fine Art was going away from realism. However, my love of painting has kept me committed to my craft. I firmly believe there is something that a camera cannot catch, for example, our feeling, emotion, or understanding towards a particular subject. Therefore, in the future, I plan continue pursuing painting and also plan to focus on creating nonobjective art, where There there are no barriers of materials/time/space etc.

Tex's art can be seen on his Facebook Page.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Lynden Cowan 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.

Lynden Cowan is an Ontario, Canada based artist.  Lynden creates representative landscape paintings.  Lynden was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #9. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Lynden’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 landscape paintings in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography:

When I was eight, I created my own paints from berries, vegetables and other available compounds, and would use leftover pieces of wood that my father had as my canvas. A teacher gave me art supplies a couple of years later, and I was thrilled to have actual paints.

I am a self-taught artist, and my main medium is oil on canvas. As a fourteen year old, I started teaching, and at one point had over 80 students from age seven to seventy five, and this provided the funds for better quality art materials.

Over the years, I have spent a lot of time in the woods, and bogs as they fascinate me for the strong colours and beautiful subjects they provide. When I paint, I use for the most part, triple zero brushes, as they lend themselves to fine details.

Artist Statement:

Having spent my childhood summers in rural Nova Scotia, I was drawn into the wild landscape and adapted accessible materials from berries to crushed shells to translate the scenes surrounding me.

Throughout the years, my fascination and interest in nature has grown and I strive to envelope the viewer with the feeling of inclusion in the mood and transformation of visual presentation, to finished artwork.  Her website is www.lyndencowan.com

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