Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Skottie O’Mahony 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.

Skottie is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. Skottie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Skottie has always loved art, nature, and connecting with people. He has had a long, successful career in design and art direction for the publishing and tech industries. Several years ago, he designed his home and botanical gardens in Austin, Texas, known as Tanglewild Gardens, where he hybridizes daylilies with his husband, and pursues his digital art. He is inspired by texture, color and form — a fallen seed, small creature, or a striking individual may serve as his muse, and he takes photographs of that muse to be used as a base for his artwork.

More recently, Skottie has started to explore AI (Artificial Intelligence) as a way to explore new directions in his work, and currently creates his own muses. He still uses photographs of individuals who do exist, but through AI, he digitally “hybridizes” new people to act as the subjects in his portraiture.

Manipulating those photos digitally, Skottie transforms them into something that evokes a poignant response, awakens the viewer's imagination, or inspires them. His art has qualities, as well as integrated elements, that give a nod to his more traditional art background of painting, encaustic, pastel, etching, etc. Some older works of his are used for textural elements, digitally as filters or for layering, and as a way to add depth to an otherwise two dimensional work. This synergy of techniques makes his work unique, emotional and thought provoking.

Skottie is an emerging artist and has already been recognized in both regional and global art shows. He has also donated work for fundraising art auctions for non-profits and has done commissioned works for collectors. In January of this year, Skottie was recognized as a “Change-Maker” by VoyageAustin Magazine and profiled as one of their “Stories That Inspire”, for his career journey and digital artwork.

He has worked on several collaborative pieces with other emerging artists across the globe, and is often inspired by current events and his sympathetic reaction to xenophobia, bigotry and injustice. Being an out and proud gay man, he has experienced prejudice, bullying, and worse in his life, and tends to bond with the misfits of our world. He has spent a lifetime working with diversity, equity and inclusion-related causes and non-profits, and that exposure to those marginalized in society, is evident is his work. There are complex stories behind many of his portrait subjects, many of whom have been stigmatized, disenfranchised, or suffered great abuse or pain at one time or another, and there are haunting echoes of those hardships perceptible in their portraits.

Artist Statement

I’m inspired by the natural world and drawn to unusual and different textures, colors and forms. I might happen upon a spent blossom, a creepy insect, or a striking person that serves as my muse, but I always find a seed of beauty in whatever it might be. I’m driven to capture what drew my attention in an image and share what others, may have overlooked, but I was privileged to notice. 

These images serve as the basis for my work. I push my images digitally to generate something that goes far beyond what initially drew me in, but still retains its essence. More recently I have been exploring artificial intelligence as a way to not only enhance my work, but to create worlds, structures, and people that previously may have only existed in the imagination or dreams.

Through the use of filtering, image layering and digital manipulation, my work transforms a simple image into the unexpected and often lends itself to pareidolia, or the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness. Think of a Rorschach inkblot, but with color, texture, depth and emotion.

The digital aspect of my work allows me to reproduce the final image on a number of mediums to texturally enhance the work even further, including metal, canvas, wood, archival paper and even glass.

My goal is to create that which has never existed, but with roots in nature; something that evokes a poignant or personal response, makes a statement, that awakens the viewer’s imagination and, if I’m lucky, inspires them.

Skottie’s website is www.skotoart.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 March 2020 was the 10th 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 2020 online group art exhibition.

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

The gallery received 623 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 30 different states and the District of Columbia.   

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

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

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

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of April 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 “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 which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the  Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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

Patti is an award-winning photorealistic portrait artist based in New Jersey, USA. Patti will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

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

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

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

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 12th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography:

Patti Bradeis is an award winning artist born in Philadelphia, PA and currently living in New Jersey. She draws her photorealistic portraits with graphite, carbon and charcoal. Her techniques have evolved from studying the works of artists she admires and experimenting with various tools to achieve her desired effect. She uses photographs as her references.

Quoting Renée Phillips, Director and Curator of Manhattan Arts International, “She not only achieves an incredible likeness to her subjects, she infuses her drawings with enormous love for humanity and her drawings evoke a powerful visceral effect on viewers. She reveals truths about many positive aspects of the human experience, particularly love, hope and unity that leap into our hearts.”

Artist Statement:

I'm of the mind to search for treasured trinkets in moments that appear to be mundane. For my portraits the subjects I choose to draw cultivate joy, comfort, hope and/or encouragement in my spirit which hopefully reaches the viewers heartstrings as well. I prefer to draw children in all their transparencies, vulnerabilities and innocence because, i believe, in our core we still relate to those spontaneous, raw emotions regardless of the many hats we wear as adults.

Patti’s website is:  www.belovedportraitsbypatti.com.

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The gallery’s competition for March 2019 was the 9th 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 into the Gallery’s April 2019 online group art exhibition.

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

The gallery received 845 entries from 35 different countries from around the world, as well as from 33 different states.   

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

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

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

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

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of April 2019. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 9th Annual “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 which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

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

Robyn Ansell lives in South Africa and she is a painter specializing in realist African wildlife and portraiture. Robyn will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign and as well in their extensive social media network.  In addition, Robyn will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalog 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 three elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in an individual month-long solo art exhibition.  This is the second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Robyn’s Artist’s Biography, her Artist’s Statement, along with 15 of Robyn’s paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Robyn’s information and to take a look at her magnificent portraiture and wildlife art.

Artist Biography:

Robyn Ansell was born in May 1988 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She loved doing creative things from early childhood; growing up with artistic parents she was always encouraged to indulge her creative side, whilst spending as much time as possible doing any activity related to wildlife and/or conservation. 

Robyn discovered oils as a medium in her late teens and has never looked back. Being inspired by anything that has an African feel to it, she gets great satisfaction from painting portraits and wildlife. Robyn attempts to capture realism in her work, looking at a scene and focusing on emulating colors and textures through various brush techniques she has developed and/or adapted to suit her particular style. 

Robyn has been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time living and working in the African bushveld. This has enhanced her understanding and appreciation for the detail, color and natural perfection which exists quietly and effortlessly in any part of the land which is truly wild and without the influence or interference of humanity.

After matriculating in 2006, Robyn came into contact with local South African Artist Steve Shooter who taught her invaluable fundamentals of oil painting. 

Robyn’s time under Steve’s mentorship was cut short when she had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Botswana’s Tuli Block, which fuelled her ever-flourishing passion for the wilderness at full force. She has since completed her FGASA (field guide training course) and aside from visiting Tuli as often as opportunity allowed (her brushes, paints and canvases have made many trips back and forth across the Limpopo river) she also spent 2011 and 2012 working in Nambiti Private Game Reserve, working as a guide and hostess before returning home to pursue painting full time. 

Robyn believes that working in the bushveld has been mutually beneficial to all aspects of her character. She considers herself very fortunate to have been able to live a lifestyle that is complementary to the many different interests she has, a lifestyle where her passion for music and painting fit right in. Most importantly the industry afforded her the opportunity to meet a great variety of people who have guided and encouraged her to pursue her artistic ventures. 

Robyn finds simple, effortless perfection in the true spirit of untouched Africa and the plants, animals, colors and textures of which it consists. To sit quietly and attempt to recreate this on canvas is for her truly exciting and fulfilling. 

Artist Statement:

My paintings are created slowly and thoughtfully. Using photographs as a reference I adapt and enhance the scene as I see fit. I love watching the process, the journey that the subject undergoes as the painting is gradually built up in layers, slowly coming to life with each new paint application. I am fascinated by detail. I love sitting quietly in my studio, experimenting with brush techniques in an attempt to create depth and texture.

I aim to showcase the pre-existing beauty that is naturally present in the people, plants, and animals of Africa, rather than having the focus being on myself and what it is I’m able to create.

If an audience is captivated and enthused by the finished product, if they can appreciate the effort, skill, and concentration that went into the construction of the piece, then I feel grateful and happy. That being said, if an audience is able to go beyond that, realizing that it is, in fact, the subject matter that is already beautiful and inspiring to begin with and that I, through personal appreciation, understanding and passion for that subject matter have simply used my abilities to recreate an accurate representation of this on canvas, it is then that I receive true fulfillment and satisfaction through my art. I’m not sure any artist can truly capture the magnificence and perfection that is wild Africa, though I certainly get a great deal of pleasure out of trying. It is after all the process of creating that should bring personal fulfillment, not just the feeling of accomplishment once the work is complete.

www.robynansellart.com 

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