Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Alan Tarbell 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.
Alan is an award-winning artist based in Oakland, California, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Alan’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 Alan’s Artist Biography and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Alan is inspired by nature’s infinite combinations of form, light, texture, atmosphere and rhythm. He finds richness in the weather and weathered objects, in the land and its layers, in the wind patterns, waves and great rock formations found on Earth. They seem to speak volumes on time, regenerate cyclically, all the while telling a profound story. His environmental pieces are a call to reflect on our vital and delicate relationship to the Earth and hopefully inspire its protection.
Through his painting practice Alan attempts to reveal vitality in his subject matter through dynamic color and movement. He often uses his camera to compose ideas upon which he translates them to canvas in a layered approach. The initial surface is textured and built upon with subsequent paint crusts, like the ancient sediments of the Earth. Here he allows the process to guide unique conversations between the evolving surfaces
Alan has an MFA from the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and a BA in Geography with a minor in Geology from UC Davis in 1997. His work has been exhibited in galleries in San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro, Toluca, Mexico and, Point Reyes, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. His work is held by numerous private collectors in Mexico and the US.
These paintings of conifers are intimate portraits of trees from the wilds of California. My painting process starts with my camera, composing the tree amongst its environment, a stoic presence against the infinite sky. Texturizing the canvas mimics the immense layers found in the bark of these ancient trees. The painting is infused with memory of place, expressive brushwork radiating with color and rhythm juxtaposing movement with the seeming stillness of time. My intention is to portray a tree’s unique and persevering character, inspiring awe, and veneration. There is wisdom in the trees.
The resilience of these conifers can give hope to the challenges of our own survival. Especially during these very trying times: of sickness and desperation, of division and upheaval, of dramatic and catastrophic climate change. They have survived many fires and droughts over the millennia, which has helped to forge their character and growth. Fire is a great destroyer, but equally it is an essential element of renewal. May their majestic presence inspire us towards better days ahead, helping us to see the depth of the forest and ultimately becoming stewards for their future preservation.
California’s Native tribes have traditionally maintained the forests through periodic prescribed burns to enhance their productivity and facilitate passage. 5% of sales from these paintings will go to the Karuk Tribe’s Wildland Fire Program (
https://www.karuk.us/index.php/departments/natural-resources/eco-cultural-revitalization/wildland-fire-program) as they look to rebuild and promote eco-stewardship through integration of tribal wisdom practices.
Enjoy viewing Alan’s Bonsai California series of paintings. To see more of Alan’s work, his website is www.alantarbell.com.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paulo Delgado 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.
Paulo is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Paulo was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 20th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Paulo’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 Paulo’s Artist Biography and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Paulo Delgado is known for his faceless figures that intrigues his audience. He was born in Mozambique and grew up in a little village in Portugal. He completed his degree in Graphic Design and worked in that area for almost 20 years. In 2010, he immigrated to Canada.
“I like to paint the everyday life of the country that took me in. The light and the colour of the prairie sky is so impressive.”
By simplifying each figure, he can capture their essence. The backgrounds are made up of geometric shapes and lines that contrasts with the central figures.
With a 20-year career in Graphic Design, my paintings reflect my acquired habits in this profession. I am a self-taught painter and never received any formal training. Acrylic is my chosen medium and I have worked to perfect my technique using this medium. I like the simplification of form and the shapes take in a poster-like feeling.
The face is the mirror of the soul and with it, we can understand their state of mind. The simplification of the face is done on purpose. It is incredibly challenging to use shapes and colour to transmit what is in your soul.
Some of my favourite themes include landscapes and the Portuguese ethnography. I also enjoy exploring the colours of the Manitoba prairies. The light of the skies fascinates me and inspires me, especially sunsets. The use of geometric shapes in the background’s contrasts with the main figures in the foreground as if it were a set of a play. The use of strong colours and different nuances is a constant in my work. Painting for me is a stress reliever which allows me to relax and find balance in my everyday life. I want to tell stories through my painting.
Paulo’s website is www.pdelgado.ca.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Heidi Dehncke 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.
Heidi is an award-winning artist based in New Jersey, USA. Heidi was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 19th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Heidi’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 Heidi’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Heidi Dehncke majored in Illustration and also studied both painting and photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She won several art contests as a child and teenager and began doing professional renderings and projects for publication shortly after her time at Pratt.
Eventually, Dehncke transformed her art and worked as a video producer, journalist, photographer and editor. Along with the creativity necessary for editing video she was also able to employ her design and photography talents. She worked as a producer for “InSport”, About.com, PLUM TV, and more. She also produced, directed and was the filmmaker for “Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11,” which premiered on The Sundance Channel in 2006.
Dehncke’s photography has appeared and placed in several national juried competitions as well as several publications. She describes her photography as energizing and dramatic and focuses on captivating imagery effected by light and shadow. This includes images that she finds particularly inspiring for her to paint and interpret.
Her photography influences her painting. Dehncke has been painting for years and is pursuing painting as her primary creative endeavor. She showed work in Basking Ridge’s “Exhale” (2020) and was invited to Studio Channel Islands Collector’s Choice 2021. She also recently had work included in Biafarin’s Diversia: Earth - 2021 online exhibition as well as The Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s “Spring Forward 2021,”
She finds her biggest inspiration to be rooted in capturing and reinterpreting nature. Dehncke works in Acrylics and Oils.
While painting most of my life, I had the opportunity to move back to New Jersey in 2019 and pursue my fine art painting, mostly concentrating on nature. My paintings usually begin with nature exploration - hikes in nature that inspire and provide a form of therapy, renewal, and connection. After I photograph my inspiration, I devise painting my interpretation. I usually work in acrylic or oils and the size of the canvas depends on how I envision the finished art. The process is also about how I feel when I am painting. One influences the other and it is truly a symbiotic relationship between myself and the artwork. I paint in a modern impressionist style – which I am compelled to do, given how painting, the act itself, makes me feel.
Heidi’s website is https://heididehncke.wixsite.com/heididehnckefinear-1
The gallery’s competition for September 2020 was the 10th Annual “Landscapes” 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 October 2020 online group art exhibition.
Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Landscapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in August 2020 and concluded on September 26, 2020.
The gallery received 740 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.
The exhibition has been divided into two media categories - Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital 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 October 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 “Landscapes” 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 Landscapes 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 Landscapes 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 2D and 3D media, including 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 Landscapes Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Media 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 Landscapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.
Recently, the gallery had a website makeover with a new theme installed. When it came to editing the site, we went from page to page in order to make sure that the theme installed properly. While performing that task we were able to take a look at some amazing art, specifically, we noticed and focused on our past landscapes art exhibitions.
We decided that it would nice to conduct a "Retrospective" of sorts and display a sample of the gallery's past landscapes.
We choose the following art from the winning artists from our past "Landscapes" Art Exhibitions. If an artist entered and won with a formatted vertical image, it will not be a part of this retrospective, as the gallery choose all art which had a horizontal format. We apologize for this exclusion if your art was not included.
This retrospective will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website through the month of October 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 have been included in the gallery's “Landscapes Retrospective" Art Exhibition. At any time, we invite our retrospective artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to this exhibition page for further ongoing promotion. Thank you.
Peter Alessandria - "Bear Mountain Bridges" - www.peteralessandriaphotography.com
Danielle Austen - "Emerald's Journey" - www.danielleausten.com
Ken Bennison - "Vermillion River" - http://kenben.org
Ken Bennison - "El Chile" - http://kenben.org
Olivier Bezombes - "The Red Cabin" - http://parlamer.net
Roman Burgan - "Storm over Waterville" - www.romanburgan.com
James Gilbreath - "The Texas Hill Country" - www.jamesgilbreathartist.com
Arturo Gonzalez - "Zion" - www.flickr.com/photos/91761878@N08
Georgette Grey - "Rocky Stream" - www.gegrey.com
David Henderson - "Along the Fenway" - www.dfhendersonfineart.com
Jon Holiday - "Texas Spring Sunset" - http://photosbyjon.wix.com/pbj
Ann Hopkinson - "Desert Vista" - www.annhopkinsonartist.com
Radanut Im-oeb - "A Must to Wander No. 1" - www.instagram.com/radanut.art
Murray Ince - "Toward Bourton on the Water" - www.murrayince.com
Murray Ince - "Brook Coastguard Cottages" - www.murrayince.com
David Johnson - "Cadair Idris" - www.artbydj.co.uk
Gigi Jones - "The Mountains" - www.gigijones.co.uk
Mason Mansung Kang - "On the Hill, California" - www.masonmansungkang.com
Dimitrina Kutriansky - "A Wintery Day" - www.dimitrinakutriansky.com
Ann Lawtey - "Evening Inlet" - http://annlawteyfineart.com
Sharyn Lightfoot - "Morning Web Dance" - www.sharynlightfoot.com
Kristina Lishawa - "Unveiling of Lake Stones" - www.kristinalishawa.com
Tor-Ivar Naess - "Color Rocks" - www.level4.no
Katsu Nakajima - "River of Brown Bear" - http://katsu.com.coocan.jp/index.html
William Nourse - "Tunnel View Sunset" - www.willnourse.photography
Maureen Ravnik - "Storm in Gateway Canyon" - www.maureenravnik.crevado.com
Winston Rockwell - "Evening at an Alpine Lake" - www.northwestnaturalimagery.com
Hillary Scott - "Plum Island Mist" - www.hillaryscottstudios.com
Jo Ann Shelby - "Poppy Field" - www.facebook.com/snowqueenstudio
Helen Shulman - "See Escapes" - http://helenshulman.com
Helen Shulman - "Field of Vision" - http://helenshulman.com
Howard Sills - "Darklands 3" - www.saatchiart.com/howardsills
Gregory Van Dugteren - " Pastel Light on Lake Wanaka" - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Walls - "Abstract Landscape VII" - www.jenwalls.weebly.com
Kuki Walsch - "Memories of You" - www.fotoworx.at/#/content/start
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Julia Harwood 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.
Julia Harwood is an Australian based digital artist and photographer. Julia creates landscape photographs and healing photoart. Julia 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 photography to be showcased in this feature.
Julia’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 Julia’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Julia is a digital artist and photographer who has worked in the photography industry for many years. She started in the film days and progressed to digital. She is a also a photography coach and critic. She held this position with Digital Photo Secrets for over 4 years.
She joined Photoshop Artistry and then the Awake Program and is now a member of Kaizen and it is through this that she has discovered her love of digital art. Her motto is: "Healing Art - bringing the outdoors in".
She has learnt that photography and digital art can be very healing and a lot of people don't have the access to beautiful scenery as she does, so she wants to bring it to them no matter what environment they live in. She donates her work to hospitals to help brighten the lives, lift the spirits and help heal those who are either patients or visitors.
She loves that she can express feelings and emotions through her digital artistry work while also still capturing purely photographic images for those who prefer that.
Julia suffered a double tragedy in 2016/17 with her house being burnt to the ground and losing all her possessions followed by the death of her husband 4 months later. She found that one of the things that helped her through this was being able to express herself through her digital art.
Digital art has provided me with a unique vehicle to express feelings and emotions and to open the door for others to feel heard and validated when they resonate with an image I have created.
It allows me to share with you the feeling that I had when I visited a place or how I was feeling at the time I created the artwork.
I have suffered a great deal of personal tragedy and a lot of my art has come about as I have worked through these things.
I create the images by taking photos and then combining them using different layers and blending modes to create the final image. Some images have well over 100 layers.
This art is a way that I can reach out and connect with people, all suffering and joy is universal in that we all pass through the different phases of life and I hope that what I am feeling also resonates with what you are feeling or have felt.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Leif Sohlman 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.
Leif Sohlman is a Sweden based amateur photographer and digital artist. Leif creates stunning landscape and nature photographs. Leif 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 his photography to be showcased in this feature.
Leif’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 landscape photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Leif’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Leif Sohlman is an amateur photographer/digital artist mainly working with nature and landscapes. He is working with landscapes, flowers, and macro photography. Sometimes with digital art as photo painting and abstract work.
He mostly finds his inspiration in the surroundings of his home in the city Enköping, Sweden.
Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature we lose a few our souls. Lief's images try to find the beauty in our surroundings, especially nature, around us and to let others find that beauty through his images.
Sometimes it might be beauty in something you do not believe is beauty. He hopes others will find and search beauty in nature through his images. His website is https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/leif-sohlman.html
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Deb Della Piana is the gallery’s newest featured artist. Deb is a Massachusetts based photographer and when she was in school she wanted to go to art school and learn how to paint. She remembers her mother telling her in no uncertain terms that people only earn money for their fine art after they die. After much indecision about what she really wanted to do to earn money, and not being interested in a four-year college, she went to secretarial school for two years.
After joining a Fortune 500 company as secretary to the Promotion Department in 1974, she decided that wasn't for her either. Determined to break out of the mold, Deb worked hard to move up the ladder and did so successfully. She remained at that company until 1997, the bulk of which were spent in various marketing services capacities (as a writer, account manager, and marketing services manager). In 1997, Deb unceremoniously ended her career in corporate America and started her own advertising and public relations firm.
Throughout her entire business career, Deb continued to paint, albeit sporadically. However, she had been taking photos since childhood and her love of art was eventually replaced by her love of photography. The first high-end camera she could afford to buy for herself was a Nikkormat FTN sometime in the early seventies.
As is commonly the case, life tends to get in the way of what one truly wants to do. And such is the case with Deb. While never having much interest in “studio” (or advertising) photography, she spent much of her business career supervising photography shoots. Along the way, there were a couple of children thrown in, and remaining gainfully employed was clearly a priority. However, Deb continued to take photographs for her own gratification, focusing on city life, people, nature, landscapes and the like. In 2001, the bottom fell out of her agency business, resulting in an unwanted three-year odyssey to the world known as homelessness with two small children.
It wasn't until sometime in 2012 that Deb started seriously thinking about pursuing photography. By then, she was out of the land of homelessness, in a new relationship with a wonderful woman (going from two children to four), and working at Starbucks. She continued to serve the masses until May of 2014 when, at the age of 60, Deb's partner encouraged her to pursue her photography.
Since the fall of 2014, Deb has held two self-funded solo photography shows and has been participating in local artist markets. She will participate in several over the summer of 2015 in the New England region. She has also been busy entering photography competitions, and has done well in several Light, Space & Time competitions too. She also won a Bronze medal in the Better Photography 2012 Photographer of the Year competition in the Nature category, and Honorable Mention in the Rachel Carson Photo Competition.
Deb maintains a busy photography blog at www.stoplookshoot.com. She plans to continue participating in competitions and local artist markets, while she puts together a strategy to make a gainful living at what she loves. Ideas include a third web site where businesses can lease or purchase photography for offices, and launching an out-of-the-box high school senior photo business. The goal here is to make enough money to pay the bills, while she continues to focus on the type of photography she loves best. Ultimately, she'd like to have a gallery.
Please visit Deb's photography website www.stoplookshoot.net.