Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gabrielle Bill 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.

Gabrielle is an award-winning artist who spends her time between Dorset in the South West of England and the French Alps. Gabrielle was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Gabrielle spends her time between Dorset in the South West of England and the French Alps. She specializing in oil on canvas, images painted often at large scale including the figure and botanical images. Her love of creating something magical on canvas started at a very early age. Between school and Art College she worked and travelled living in Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia where she carried a sketch book at all times until she had the opportunity to accomplish her dream of going to Art College, once her youngest child was at school.

Since graduating in Fine Art, she hasn’t stopped working and exhibiting. She has had a number of solo shows in Milan, Brussels, Gstaad, and the Alps, as well as in London and other galleries in UK. As well as taking part in on line exhibitions, she has also exhibited many times at the Mall galleries London, as well as with other group shows, articles often written.

Her time establishing and running a local Pop Art Gallery was certainly hard work, especially all the advertising etc. but was so worthwhile. Not only in the selling of her work but also in the social aspect of meeting artistically minded people, and forging good relationships with the wider community. The next showing of her work is at the’ Picture this Art Gallery’ Bournemouth in July 2021. She has also won several awards including 2nd prize in the Nadia Waterfield Gallery exhibition earlier this year.

Gabrielle’s main artistic influences through her career have been the works of Degas, especially for the series Women Bathing, for the way he portrays the figure; the Scottish Colourists in particular FCB Cadell for his use of bold colour; Peter Doig for his mark making and the story he portrays in his work; Georgia O’Keeffe for her dramatic way of depicting flowers and the Spanish still life painters for their dark back grounds and their use of light where it hits the subject.

Gabrielle’s philosophy has always been to keep working no matter what and not to be deterred. Her favourite quotes are from Georgia O’Keeffe –“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant - there is no such thing, making your unknown known is the important thing” and from Andy Warhol – “Don’t think about making art, just get it done, let everyone else decide if it is good or bad, whether they love it or hate it, while they are deciding, make even more art.”

Her goal and aspirations are to create work that though on the surface uplifts the spirits in this difficult time, also has a narrative for the viewer to interpret as their own. Of course, she also seeks recognition!

Artist Statement

My work is all about working directly from nature whether it be from the figure or a botanical setting or landscape en plein aire, or from detailed drawings from my sketchbook. Exploring where the light falls on the subject and exaggerating this effect brings me great joy. Spending time between the Alps and Dorset UK, painting mainly in oils on canvas, with images depicted often at large scale is what I am about.

Since graduating in Fine Art, I haven’t stopped working and exhibiting, gathering inspiration from a plethora of experiences of living abroad - in Italy, France and Belgium, and from my many visits to Nepal, as well as India and Sri Lanka. My work in the last year of Covid has included smaller en plein aire pieces, alongside more studio-based larger pieces that I am more known for. The joy of nature and the bringing together of the life form and botanical images, create a magical place of contemplation and meditation., which I feel we all need in this time of uncertainty. When creating a piece, mark making and depth of field is all-important, where the images grow, change and develop on the canvas. Exploring colour and form becomes an exciting new but sometimes exhausting and challenging experience! I find that quite often things from my subconscious reveal themselves in my paintings without me realizing. Worry’s I did not realize I had.

Typically, I work by first sifting through images either sketched or photographed where I have captured a fleeting image that could inspire the start of a new painting. The next stage often includes the life model. Once I have two or three lightly sketched figures on the canvas, my imagination gets working. Typically, I will use a loose acrylic paint to mark in an idea roughly, often taking time to get the right feel before I continue with oil paint, again loosely applied, working into it sometimes with charcoal, slowly but surely tightening up some areas and leaving other areas free and undefined. During the building up of layers, an image starts to appear and takes on an existence and personality of its own. Recently whilst living in the Alps, I re-visited my love of working outside in the fresh air for about 3 hours, 4 days a week. A good exercise and practice, though jolly cold at times. I would have to dress up very warmly as the temperature was often down to minus 10, I like the challenge of creating whilst battling against the elements.

However, looking like a Michelin man in multiple layers was not the most attractive look and painting with rubber gloves over fleece inners was a challenge on its own. After having produced about 15 small paintings on canvas panels, I realized that to frame these was going to be expensive so I am now framing my own small paintings. A tough learning curve but easier than expected, luckily not taking up too much of my painting time - it all fits in rather well!

I have also taken on commissions during the Covid lock-down period; I painted three portraits and some landscapes alongside my usual bigger works, as well as giving some private painting classes when allowed by the restrictions. Taking time to practice by sketching, whether it be with charcoal, paint, pastel or visiting art shows and sculpture parks is an all-important part of my artistic journey. I feel so lucky to have this passion in my life even though it is a sort of compulsive disorder some might argue!

Gabrielle’s website is www.gabriellebill.co.uk.

The gallery’s “Summer Special” competition was the 3rd Annual “5 Dollars, 5 Entries, 5 Winners” Online Art Competition. This art competition featured an entry fee of $5.00 for artists to enter 5 images of their artworks and the gallery would select 5 overall winning artists. 

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 “555 Special” summer online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked to submit to this open (no theme) competition by providing the gallery with their best abstract or representational art for this competition.  The submission process and competition for the artists began on April 4, 2021 and concluded on June 16, 2021.

The gallery received 1,437 entries from 31 different countries from around the world, as well as from 37 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 five (5) 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 from July 5th through September 15th. 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 3rd Annual “555 Special” Art Exhibition so successful. 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 5 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the 555 Special 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 555 Special 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 555 Special 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 555 Special 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 555 Special Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Cher Pruys has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Cher 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.

Cher Pruys is an award-winning artist based in the Devlin, Canada. 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, Cher will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Cher’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 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Cher’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Cher’s information and to take a look at her hyperrealistic artwork.

Artist Biography:

Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, watercolor and gouache.

Although self-taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 143 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non-juried shows. She has won 129 awards for her work at the International Juried Exhibits. Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 21 magazines, and has-been featured in over 93 international publications. Cher's works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.

Cher's artistic style can be described as Realism with a hint of Abstract in her latest works.

Artist Statement:

"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self-expression."

Painting allows me to find the soul of my subject, and to manipulate reality by creating an illusionistic depth, filled with visual, spiritual and cultural flavours as I see fit, all on a flattened surface with a 3 dimensional look. My paintings of children, speak to me of the pure, clean, unbiased outlook of childhood, before the journey through life puts its hooks into us and takes the magic away…painting makes it possible for me to recapture that magic, and to express my innermost feelings in a nonverbal way. It is my lifeline, my motivation and my reason for being.

Cher’s website is www.artbycher.ca.

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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 M. Lisa Ford 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.

Lisa is an award-winning artist based in Pennsylvania, USA. Lisa was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 17th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

 

Artist Biography

M. Lisa Ford was born, raised and resides in the United States. Soon after receiving her BS in Art Education from Pennsylvania State University, Lisa began her 31 year teaching career in a Philadelphia suburb top-ranked school district in Pennsylvania. During this time she earned an MA in Art Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, an MA in Theatre at Villanova University, and studied painting extensively at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lisa performs and studies, ballet, flamenco and tango in various schools, theaters and studios. Now devoting most of her time to painting and travel, her interdisciplinary approach to life is evident in her work.

Ms. Ford’s paintings capture the beauty and essence of persons, places and things. Sometimes this plays out as more representational, other times more abstract. A blending of abstraction and realism, Lisa’s paintings elicit a “vibe,” an emotional response to the atmosphere of her subject. For the past few years M. Lisa Ford has been visiting, painting and exhibiting in France. In December/January 2020 she exhibited in the “Petite Formats” exhibition at Art et Miss In Paris. Ford’s painting ”Curtain Call” was recently excepted to the 2020 Salon d’Automne International Exposition in Paris for October which went virtual January 5, 2021.

Artist Statement

When I paint, my intention is to capture the beauty and essence of a person, place or thing. A blending of abstraction and realism, I respond emotionally to space, color, shape, line and light. On-site works in watercolor sometimes serve as inspiration in the studio for larger more conceptual pieces. The small scale watercolors capture the essence on site spontaneously. Using all my senses I respond to the light, sound, feel, and smell. I approach plein air oils in the same manner where an abstract quality of color, shape, and line create the space. An interdisciplinary merging of various art forms and cultures is present in my painting. The plein air landscapes capture the atmosphere, season and time of day using a painterly technique. These paintings may also serve for larger studio works where sometimes separate and different views or atmospheres are hard-edgily merged as one, creating a blend of painterly representation and abstraction. My approach to other subject matter is interdisciplinary and multicultural, using various art disciplines and cultures as inspiration in evoking their essence and spirit.

Lisa’s website is www.lisafordartist.com.   

The gallery’s competition for March 2021 was the 11th Annual “Figurative” 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 April 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2021 and concluded on April 1, 2021.

The gallery received 801 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 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 April 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 “Figurative” 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

The gallery’s competition for January 2021 was the 11th Annual “CityScapes” 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 February 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “CityScapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in December 2020 and concluded on January 27, 2021.

The gallery received 613 entries from 23 different countries from around the world, as well as from 29 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 February 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 “CityScapes” 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

The gallery’s competition for December 2020 was the 10th Annual “All Women” (No Theme) Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, women artists only (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s January 2021 online group art exhibition.

This art competition had an open theme and was for women artists only. The submission process and competition for the artists began in November 2020 and concluded on January 1, 2021.

The gallery received 1,093 entries from 37 different countries from around the world, as well as from 39 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 January 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 10th Annual “All Women” 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 All Women 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 All Women 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 All Women 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 All Women 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  All Women Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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

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

Victoria’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 Victoria’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 or her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Victoria’s information and to take a look at her art.

Artist Biography:

Victoria Kitanov is an Australian Sydney-based artist & sculptor with a love of lifelong learning, a passion for portraiture, and a fascination with Australia’s maritime heritage. Her first marine paintings, The Boatman: Portrait of Gary Richardson (2016) and The Master Modeller: Portrait of David Glasson (2017) were inspired during this period. Both paintings debuted as part of the Naval Heritage Collection at the 2017 My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania. These artworks reappeared at the 2019 My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival, along with a selection of Victoria’s marine paintings which were carefully selected to compliment the display of built-to-scale boat replicas crafted by the ‘master modeller’ himself – David Glasson.

Victoria’s creative career commenced in commercial art & graphic design before moving into the publishing world as a children’s book illustrator in the early 1980s. During this period, Victoria was regularly invited to talk about illustration and entertain hundreds of schoolchildren for Children’s Book Week and other literary events. From 1990–97 Victoria was nominated as the approved re-illustrator of May Gibbs classic gumnut babies for Angus & Robertson Publishers, and during this period illustrated several books, including Ten Little Gumnuts, A Gumnuts Year, and a series of 6 smaller format books written in the classic Gibbs’ style.

By the late 1990s, Victoria left her career in illustration to continue tertiary studies in History with Honours at The University of Sydney, followed by a career as a Library and Information professional, and later the Australian Public Service in Canberra. From 2007-2016 Victoria was employed as Information Manager and Library Officer for Sea Power Centre – Australia, and from 2016-2019, provided archival skills with the Royal Australian Navy’s Heritage Collection in Sydney. However, the call to take the plunge was strong and Victoria launched her own creative business ENTRÉE TO ARTS PTY LIMITED, which aims to assist adult learners to tap into their innate creativity and wellbeing through the visual arts.

The other wing of Victoria’s business is VICTORIA KITANOV FINE ARTS, which has enabled Victoria to build an impressive portfolio by creating unique and original marine artworks with a focus on Australian maritime heritage and storytelling. Victoria is also an Exhibiting Member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists Incorporated. Artistic Inspiration: “Genre painting that tells a story or inspires one! I am inspired by the work of artists including Joaquin Sorolla, Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Anders Zorn, Elizabeth Vigee le Brun, and sculptors including Malvina Hoffman and Auguste Rodin.” Media Choice: I love the beauty and flow of watercolour and the light of pastels, but also work in oils and acrylics on occasion.

Artist Statement:

Once my nemesis watercolour has become my favourite in which to capture and convey the story I wish to tell. Equally, I adore pastel – occasionally underpainted with watercolour, for its ability to capture light, convey texture, and create atmosphere. Quite by chance and circumstance, I stumbled into the wonderful world of marine art and it is as if I was meant to be there all the time.

All the threads of my life: a fascination with people, with the art of storytelling and oral history, my roots in illustration, a love of lifelong learning, an abiding interest in history, an intrepid curiosity with exploration and travel, and a desire to understand the world around me, draws me to want to reveal and represent the flotsam and jetsam of our maritime heritage.

The workboats, the boat sheds and bridge works, our vanishing maritime industries, model boat makers, sailors, canine mascots, and all the random stories are engaging to me. In other words, of abiding interest is the storytelling aspect told through the medium of visual art, and with this is an urgent desire to honour and capture an impression before it recedes out of sight and into distant memory.

Victoria’s website is www.victoriakitanovfineart.com.au.

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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 extremely pleased to announce that Lara LoRe 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.

Lara is an award-winning abstract artist based in New Jersey, USA. Lara 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.

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

Artist Biography

Lara LoRe is an abstract painter. Her architecturally influenced paintings are often described as cityscapes. Following completion of a BFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University and additional coursework in painting at Montclair State University, her works have been exhibited at Lions Gate Interior Design in Montclair, NJ. She has recently returned to painting style after a near 10-year hiatus, but on a much larger scale. Lara LoRe lives in Verona, NJ and works as a Digital Marketing Recruiter in New York City.

Artist Statement

Petro Castles: Off-Shore Oil Rigs of the North Sea Before our Covid-19 realities truly set in, I created a series of abstract paintings that focus on the off-shore oil rigs of the North Sea. I was at a time in my life where I was searching for strength and prosperity to work through the realities of unemployment and instability. Using thick bold Shodo-like paint strokes, the abstract representations of the offshore oil rigs stand rigid yet off-balanced; illustrating not only my desire to stay strong while grappling with my feelings of financial insecurity but also the uncertain realities of our times today. Who knew this series would become a precursor to where we are now.

Lara’s website is https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Petro-Castles-Off-Shore-Oil-Rigs-of-the-North-Sea/1637541/382136/view.

The gallery’s competition for October 2020 was the 10th Annual “Open” (No Theme) 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 November 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Open” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in September 2020 and concluded on October 27, 2019.

The gallery received 1,004 entries from 35 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 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 November 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 “Open” 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 Open 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 Open 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 Open 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 Open 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  Open Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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

Paul Kenens is an award-winning artist based in the Belgium. Paul 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 his award package, Paul will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Paul’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 Paul’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Paul’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography:

Paul Kenens was born in Brussels (1947) as the eldest of six children, a childhood without a father. The lack of money soon forced us to be self-sufficient. As a 14-year-old and the family's breadwinner, he found work in a printing company. Worked up to a color mixer and offset printer for luxury printing, which was still a specialized craft at the time, he discovered his sense of composition and color.

Thirteen years later, he left the print shop for a year but never returned. He no longer wants to be dependent on third parties and starts acting. In the same period, he discovered the ceramic craft. Paul Kenens is passionate about these two disciplines, which has resulted in two parallel careers. As an independent actor in film, TV and theater, he made international theater independently. As a ceramist, he specialized in color glazes, designed decorations and tile panels, copied old Art Nouveaux panels, made ceramic architectural ceramics for protected monuments and carried out artistic ceramic commissions for other artists. Paul Kenens always immersed himself in the subject matter, searched for the core of the craft and its characteristics and followed his own path in it.

In 2010, he decided to paint and enrolls in the academy. Unaware of the gift or experience gained in painting with ceramic glazes, the final color of which cannot be seen immediately oil painting is a revelation: "I now see immediately now that I do," he says

He sells the ceramics studio, stops acting and throws himself completely into painting. In the academy, he quickly gets the name of an outsider for the passion and the use of a detailed painting style. He commutes daily between academy and his own studio. In between, he takes a Master class with the Brazilian Hyperrealist Omar Ortiz.

Paul Kenens exhibited in Paris (Hilton), The Hague (Gallery Heyningen - Painting of the Year 2019) Sterckshof Castle in Deurne, Cortewalle Castle in Beervelde, Royal Greenhouses Van Bouchout Castle in Laken, BOZAR Brussels, etc. Galerie NOVIA in Doorn (N) etc. He participated in art fairs ADAF (Annual Art Fair in Amsterdam, BAF (Brabant Art Fair in Breda) Lifestyle Fair in Oud Turnhout etc. (continued: see CV) and has been nominated numerous times.

A retrospective exhibition is planned in Lier for 2021.

Artist Statement:

My subjects come from the immediate environment: it concerns people. If it is not myself, they are children or women where I notice in a split second a movement, an attitude or trait that arouses a thought that goes beyond the image (or goes against it). A personal detail that lingers in the memory. An image that establishes itself and grows in its emotionality (one has to fall in love with your subject, even if it is a banal thing like a child's toy or a piece of clothing).

My work regularly starts with photos of a fixed photo model; per photo session, I take a few hundred photos that are stored on a PC. They are viewed and reviewed several times, each time creating new thoughts. The images must "ripen". After that, various photos are edited, edited and adjusted until a certain image cannot be released. It is difficult to explain why a certain image is taking over. It probably has to do with the chaos in the head in determining the direction in which an image will be painted, the reminiscences that are attached to it and the intimate feelings that an image can generate. Multiple versions are made in an atmosphere of excitement. During the preparation, uncertainty about the future painted version flashes in all directions. The state of mind, the emotional attitude, determines the direction in which the image takes. Sometimes the image itself indicates a natural direction, or is this even the result of the interpreter's character?

I paint the underlay as detailed as possible, as if I want to finish the canvas. Then I repaint the entire painting, adjusting shapes and colors. I like saturated canvases without pasty painting. They bring depth to the color. Until the provisional end, I bring details, highlights and I emphatically paint over any points of attention.

Although the starting point is photo material, it is always a challenge to make a difference between photo-realism and painted image during the execution. Each painting is an attempt to increase the distance between the two and perhaps with the aim of painting beyond realism. With a painted image, you bring something else that you don't see on a photo (or virtual image). The whole of my work is not sterile but emotional; it shows what moves me. Over time, I view the painted canvas more critically and each time from a different state of mind or point of view, with corrections as a result. Sometimes an element is added months later that breaks the unambiguity or shifts the focus.

At the moment, I am working on a series with a fashion model. The softness, call it the sensuality, sometimes in contrast with the aggressiveness of folds in a fabric make me paint. The flexibility of the collaboration and the confidence to try things out sometimes create surprising and curious images.

Some works are poetic, sensual. Others arouse curiosity through the use of unexpected elements or unusual setting or combinations. My tittles sometimes raise questions; make the spectator think. In the painting, I try to bring an underlying, perhaps enigmatic reading, a space to give the viewer the opportunity to fill in their own interpretation, to ask an unanswerable question. In the end, it comes down to the fact that by making the choice I reveal part of the inner drive that the spectator reinterprets.

Paul Kenens’ website is www.paulkenens.be

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Laurie Snow Hein 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.

Laurie is an award-winning artist based in Florida, USA. Laurie 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.

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

Artist Biography

Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since first grade when she first picked up a paintbrush and watched the bright paint colors dripping down the paper. It was love at first stroke. Her parents had convinced her that is was impossible to make a career as an artist; but, it was in her DNA. Both parents, brother, grandmother were multi-talented in the arts. At age twelve she started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator, famous for “Tales From the Crypt.” Her high school teacher encouraged her to apply for a scholarship which that she received from Columbus College of Art and Design. She decided to major in Industrial design to be practical. At the end of her first year, Laurie was the first freshmen at CCAD to be awarded the Katherine M. Tuttle Scholarship.

After college, she married considering art as a pass time. Six children later at age 40, she was suddenly in need of supporting her family by herself. Her strength was the arts, portrait painting primarily, so she immediately started advertising to paint portraits. Her garage was converted to a teaching studio. She took a job instructing art in all mediums, teaching at two local country clubs. When her paintings of children and animals were noticed by a national publisher, her career in art licensing and reproductions was launched. God blessed her and provided the opportunities and ability to support her family with artistic talent. Had it not been for the necessity of using her artistic abilities she would have never grown to be the artist she is today.

Working 30 years as a professional artist, teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, showing at art festival circuits, Laurie now shows primarily in Florida. Her subject is concentrated on local landscapes, beaches, botanicals, wildlife. The beauty and variety of God’s creation is all the inspiration needed when exploring the amazing world there is to enjoy. Large paintings making you feel in the moment are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energetic. You feel like you could almost step into the painting. The pace was so fast and demanding for many years that there wasn’t time to consider entering competitions for awards. Now at 70 plus there is a focus to share her art more with her peers and enter competitions creating greater value for her many collectors.

Traveling is a passion, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of artwork representing our National Parks. Contact her directly from her website for originals and commissions or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram and Facebook and collections on Pinterest.

Artist Statement

The mystique and natural beauty of Florida are the elements that inspire me to bring a canvas to life by capturing a special time of day that is magical. Painting the raw splendor and energy of Florida’s natural environment allows me as an artist to introduce the observer of my artwork to the wonderment I feel when observing God’s craftsmanship. By creating a painting of clouds, ocean, landscape, or birds unique to Florida on canvas, I can bring to life the light and inspiration that makes my work and spirit come alive with beauty, color, emotion. This passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine majesty of God’s creations often found only a short drive civilization. It is in quiet places and natural environments, away from crowds, traffic, buildings, that we find peace and inspiration in nature to restore our energy and soul. I paint this tropical paradise to bring it back home for others to savor and enjoy.

Laurie’s website is www.laurieheinartist.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Hannah Li 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.

Hannah is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. Hannah was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 15th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Hannah Li is currently a student and has been an active exhibiting artist for almost 10 years. During that time, she has worked through a variety of professional media, from graphite to her current studio use of oil on canvas. She maintains an active international exhibiting career and continues to discover new forms of expression, whether it be through ideas or medium. Hannah has won over 40 creative & professional awards for her work which is represented in the United States Capitol, museums and galleries, as well as the Texas Rodeo and Auction. Her current studio focus is in using oil painting to depict the stories of the Tibetan culture in a new light, from the discriminatory persecution they face, to the unique nuances of their rich culture. Hannah currently lives in Houston, Texas.

Artist Statement

As far back as i can remember, I have been obsessed with storytelling. From crude scratches in the sandy gravel lining my community playground to the HB #2 masterpieces strewn across calculus worksheets, I’ve traversed across universes, immersing myself within the storylines and lives of characters I would never be able to meet in the tangible world. Page after page, sketchbook after sketchbook soon piled up in the attic, gathering dust to never see the light of day.

However, as the years progressed, I found myself seeking validation through competition, growing increasingly obsessed with the presence of a blue ribbon stamped on my canvas. Stuck in a stupor, I grew tired of my ‘hobby’, no longer seeing the value in the hollow scribbles I had hoarded so fervently before. In order to save my relationship with art, I knew it was crucial to scrap all of the toxic expectations I had held previously.

In the period of convalescence following, I invested in a quality set of oil paints, throwing myself into the field of oil painting with renewed ardor. From studying Sargent’s classics to @henrikauu’s viral surrealist works, I fell for the rich colors but, more so, the breathless gut-punch feeling that I felt after seeing their pieces. The rising socio-political art presence worldwide, tumultuous shifts in American and global circumstances, combined with angsty hormonal impulse, made me completely reevaluate the power of the paintbrush.

Unsatisfied with leaving my stories untold, I have come to realize that I derive gratification by bringing light to things often overlooked. How could I sit idle when minorities from my motherland continued to be prosecuted, when mental health issues among my peers surged higher than ever before, when the world was ablaze? When it comes down to the fundamentals, art - to me - is merely a medium for something much bigger than the canvas. With the artist as narrator, telling stories through light and dark, alizarin red and ultramarine blue, molding aesthetics with a vision for the future.

As I search for the new places art will take me, I am unafraid to provoke, instigate, or even offend. For me, the goal is to have my images arrest my audience, allow them a means of reflection and re-evaluation, and perhaps go out into world to make some change of their own.

Hannah’s website is www.hannahliart.org.   

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