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.   

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 Jon Bøe Paulsen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Jon 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.

Jon Bøe Paulsen is an Oslo, Norway based artist. He specializes in creating “Carravaggistic” like portraits.  His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate 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 his award package, he will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.   The LST Artsy.net page will feature 5 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.

Jon’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 ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Jon’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jon’s information and to take a look at his hauntingly realistic paintings.  

Artist Biography:

Jon Bøe Paulsen’s (1958) paintings are hauntingly realistic. His impeccable skills give filmic qualities to his works. The artist studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (US) and graduated from the Norwegian State Art Academy in 1984.

His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark add a “carravaggistic” feel. Jon’s success as an artist was translated into various commissions, awards, and publications, including a documentary film on his life.

The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Norway, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

Artist Statement:

I regard myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where humanity is seen in a new light and painted strongly figuratively. It is important though that such an expression of art moves in a direction where the photograph cannot follow.

The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. Classical paintings of that order last longer in the eye of the viewer because of their restricted use of color.

That is some of the reasons why I work with plain and few earth colors and very seldom part from that rule unless it is absolutely necessary. I've never forgot that unwritten directive and it was usable in oil, watercolor and charcoal as well. One of them was: "Don't be too tough with your pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience".

This portfolio of Jon Bøe Paulsen contains 25 selected works from a so far 42-year long career.  Jon’s website is www.artrenewal.org/Artist/Index/7440

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that durga Garcia 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.

durga Garcia is a South Carolina based photographer.  durga specializes in creating timeless portrait photography.  durga was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified her photography to be showcased in this feature.

durga’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News.  In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her Artist Showcase Feature in their various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography:

durga Garcia, an internationally acknowledged working photographer, author, educator, judge and curator. Has earned numerous major awards, such as the "Timeless Award" Miami; the "Master's Award" Italy; "2014 LAMCP People Photographer of the Year"; Top 100 Photographers, Germany 2015: Top 20 Photographers, Miami 2016 and the “2016 Best Photography Studio Award”

durga exhibits her work internationally, with solo shows in New York City, Palm Beach and Athens Greece.

Art magazines have featured durga’s work including, “Art Tour International” Italy 2016 Back cover; “Extraordinary Vision” Australia 2016; 100 Top Photographers, Germany 2016;

“Inside Artists” England 2016; “Art Tour International” Italy 2015; Best of Photography USA 2011; FORUM Magazine USA 20111

“durga Garcia is a leading personality in the sphere of fine art photography and an award-winning fine art photographer recognized for her unique storytelling and surrealist images. Well versed in headshots, animal portraits, and conceptual photography, Garcia has an unrestrained connection with the symbol of femininity, describing the female form as a reminiscent of care, nurture, empathy, sensitivity, and kindness. Using tints of monochrome and earthy colors to relate to the idea of the environment, applying desaturated tones in all her images.” - Jeff Tubosa fall 2017 ArtTour Magazine

durga Garcia’s work hangs in private homes and in the permanent public collections of the South Nevada Museum of Art; Center of Fine Art Photography; International Museum of Digital Art and the Latin American Museum of Contemporary Photography.  She is internationally recognized for her commissioned portraits.

Artist Statement:

An assemblage of timeless portraits, whether in Italy, the Netherlands or South Carolina each portrait will have a beautiful symbiotic relationship with their plant, tree or animal surroundings. Portraits seemingly un-posed, a moment caught in time.

Using muted organic tones to create quality images, with gestures, textures and often the unexpected.

I strive to make an image that is thought-provoking, an image that people will be taken by, to want to look at more closely, to notice any subtle nuances and most of all to be a memorable image that will hang over the fireplace becoming a family treasure.

My hope is for viewers to be in awe of the natural combined beauty.  durga's website: www.durgaGarcia.com

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