Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jyl Blackwell has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Jyl 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.

Jyl is an award-winning artist based in Washington, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Jyl’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 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography:

An award winning and published artist, Jyl Blackwell has been creating art and music since her childhood. She has early beginnings as a pencil and charcoal artist as well as dabbling in pastels and watercolor. When she wasn’t creating works of art, she was singing and dancing on stage.

Jyl’s art sprang from a love of science and technology. It wasn’t until recent advances in software that she was able to form art and science into a process called Kinetic Flow Painting™. Kinetic is defined as relating to or resulting from motion (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect. And that movement is created by the flow of the pixels. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion on the digital canvas. Often inspired by nature, dance and the human form, Jyl bring the abstract to real-life experiences and observations.

Jyl Blackwell is an internationally awarded artist and has shown her work in many exhibits in the United States. Her most recent digital paintings can be seen in galleries and exhibits in the Seattle area.

Artist Statement:

I have always loved all things creative. Since childhood, I have written music and poetry, enjoyed working with textiles and fiber arts, and telling compelling stories through photography and traditional art mediums. I found a whole new method of expression when I discovered digital art.

My art arrived on the scene when I was able to form art and technology into a process I call Kinetic Flow Painting™. Swirling layers of gradient pixels are put into motion and painted on the digital canvas. Sometimes these layers reside on their own and sometimes they are incorporated into photographic or digital collages.

Several software programs are used to create each elemental note that is composed into one cohesive piece. Often, new advances in software send me in an entirely new direction but always with the same process of extracting the essence of the piece through color and curve, form and light - music for the eyes.

Jyl’s website is https://jylart.square.site/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Linda Lewis has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Linda 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.

Linda Lewis is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Linda’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 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography:

Linda Lewis received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA. During the course of her study, she received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research culminated in the development of an original technique as well as an adapted technique both of which she utilized in her MFA thesis. Upon her return to the US from Denmark, she received the graduate school's highest award, the Nathan Cummings Foundation Summer Travel Fellowship. This award allowed her to travel to any destination in the world. Her trip included Croatia, Romania and Turkey.

This biography covers Lewis’ history in the genre of fiber art and her subsequent shift to digital art after 2005. Lewis reports that she doesn’t know where her attraction to the visual arts came from, but, as a child, her Mother saw to it that she was enrolled in a variety of classes in the arts, such as drawing, dancing, and performing. Later, her interest in crafts was inspired by a friend who was a weaver. After moving to the craft rich Appalachian Mountains, Lewis promptly enrolled in a weaving course at Appalachian State University. She began weaving sculptural baskets and purchased her own loom. This was all while she was studying for a master’s degree in Sociology. After completing the MA degree she became determined to study for an MFA.

After the completion of her MFA, Lewis developed an extensive exhibition record that includes national and international solo and juried exhibitions. After moving to Texas in 2005, she gradually shifted to exclusively creating digital photomontages in Photoshop. While in graduate school a presentation on digital media intrigued her. Post-graduation, she took a beginner’s course in Photoshop, but is mostly self-taught. Lewis began entering her digital art into exhibitions and won first prize in the category of digital art media at the 45th International Art Show at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in TX.

In 2019, she was awarded “Best in Show” for Photography/Digital Art in the CAGO ALL Water/Seascape exhibition, a Best in Show for the 2020 ALL Photography/Digital Art exhibition, and Judge’s Choice in the 2020 ALL Women Artists show. The online magazine “Living the Photo Artistic Life,” (issuu.com) regularly selects her artwork for publication.

In 2019, Gallery Ex Machina invited her to participate in a two-person exhibition in Barcelona, Spain in January of 2020. The gallery promotes itself as “the world’s first Cyberpunk and Steampunk themed art gallery.” Initially, she wondered how her artwork fit into the genre the gallery specializes in. It was pointed out to her that she was utilizing steampunk imagery in her art. That intrigued her, so she began to research the topic and realized Steampunk imagery would be a wonderful vehicle for expression. But more than that, it is the humor and spectacle that derives from a post-modern mash-up of fashion, machinery, safety equipment, and doomsday clocks that fascinated her. Ultimately, 12 pieces of artwork were selected from Lewis’ steampunk portfolio for the exhibition.

Lewis likes to work within a theme, and her portfolio includes themes developed on myth, murder, savagery, cults, drugs, music, legends, travel, and water—among others.

Artist Statement:

I create digital photomontages that are composed in Photoshop. Images are selected from original and secondary resources (creative commons, public domain). I generally work in a series format. The submitted artwork is from a series of work that I developed for an exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. The one constant in my artwork is my desire to present a social critique of culture. This stems from my studies in sociology and anthropology. I am particularly interested in the history of ideas and the development of ideological systems.

Linda’s work can be viewed on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Keri Fisher has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Keri will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

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

Keri’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 19th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Keri’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 10 of her images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Keri’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography

Keri Fisher is a realism artist who currently resides near Ottawa, Ontario. Born and raised in the expansive plains of southwest Saskatchewan, at a young age she took a great interest in science, art and nature, often dreaming of being able to see the wildlife she only read about in books. Her love of nature and science took her to complete both a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in both Biology and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and a Master of Science degree in geology.

While living in Delaware, USA, she picked up photography as a hobby and began photographing the native wildlife. This hobby expanded into her travels and she was able to photograph wildlife all over the world, which has served as inspiration for her work. Working with pastels and acrylic paint, her passion is to convey the awe and connection she has experienced with the subject animal to the viewer.

Fisher’s artwork has been accepted into juried exhibitions of the Society of Canadian Artists and the International Guild of Realism. She was honoured to receive the award for “Best Wildlife and Animal” category for the IGOR 2021 Spring Salon Exhibition. Additionally, several of her wildlife photographs have been published in various issues of Canadian Geographic magazine.

Artist Statement

All too often people get caught up in their own lives and forget about the natural world we live in. I paint with pastels, coloured pencils and acrylic paints to capture the emotions and complete sense of awe I experience when connecting with wildlife. My goal is to express and share that brief encounter which moved me so profoundly. Highlighting the beauty of each animal I paint, from the incredibly intimidating massive rhino to the commonly overlooked backyard squirrel, reminds us to look around at the nature that surrounds us.

Keri’s website is www.kerifisherart.com.

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Irish Artist, Paula Pohli is pleased to announce a new forthcoming solo exhibition: Juxtapositions at the Kenny Gallery in Gallway, Ireland.

Covid restrictions permitting, a virtual opening with a private view will take place 5:00 pm, 10th September, 2021.

The exhibition opens to the public Saturday, 11th September, 2021 from 9:00 am.

The Kenny Gallery: Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 N5P8. Open: 9 am-5 pm.

Juxtapositions includes linocuts, egg tempera and watercolour paintings. The theme of the exhibition is a creative interpretation of the word juxtaposition. New art created in a worldwide pandemic is juxtaposed with recent work.
Paintings in different media and prints will be exhibited side by side with black and white motifs versus a coloured version; rural with cityscapes; insects with birds; bats with humans; sheds with sheds; etc. It is both academic and thoughtful, sometimes humorous. A selection of Paula’s much loved older linocuts The Classics will be separately exhibited.

“Life, decay, birth, death and the energy of life inspired new paintings and prints. Some Motifs are interpretations of agricultural buildings. The vegetation often imagined. Themes of barns and sheds display 'the man-made' contrasted with 'the natural'. ‘Structured’ juxtaposed with a ‘living thing’ - in a strong graphic format of patterns and lines, black/white and colour”.  Paula Pohli 2020

 

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

Amaris is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

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

Artist Biography:

Amaris Shi is a student from Texas and has been an active exhibiting artist for almost 10 years. During that time, she has worked through a variety of professional media. In addition to her colored drawings, she also has a variety of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel drawings, and graphite drawings. She maintains an active international exhibiting career and continues to discover new forms of expression, whether it be through ideas or medium. Amaris has won over 40 creative & professional awards for her work, which is represented in the United States Congress, Art and Film Festivals, museums and galleries, as well as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Auction. She also looks forward to improving her skills in photo manipulation and digital painting. No matter which medium she uses, Amaris strives to make sure each piece can leave a lasting impact.

Artist Statement:

My work reflects the subconscious mind; the wants, the needs, and the views of the individual are all present. The double exposure and arrangement of the composition are the primary methods used to establish the symbolism in each piece. The portrait, initially strictly realism, attains an abstract element when layered with another image. The result is a see-through effect, as if gazing into the mind of the individual.

I found myself drawn to this idea when I thought about the people in this world, nearby and faraway. Each individual has a unique story and unique circumstances. I drew inspiration from tales of people in different walks of life and different ages, including myself. Through my work, the viewer can experience the emotions of each individual, as if being transported to their world for a moment in time.

Amaris can be reached via her email.

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

Linda is an award-winning artist based in California, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Linda’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 Linda’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 14 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Linda’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Linda Garcia-Dahle, a California native, is following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Her grandfather was an active trompe l'oeil muralist in Los Angeles in the early part of the 20th century. Her father, when not working to provide for a large family, became an amateur photographer. Both of their passion and love for art was fully instilled into Linda from a young age. One of her favorite memories is sitting with the both of them in her family's patio listening to them discuss the best way to work on a painting's perspective.

Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts from the California State University at Long Beach, where she found herself influenced by the artists of the Impressionist, Realist and Hudson River School of Arts, who placed emphasis on light and the emotions it can invoke in a painting. It is this love of capturing light and its interplay with shadow and color on a canvas to create a mood that drives her work in oil painting. To achieve this elusive light/shadow effect, Linda has continually worked on perfecting her oil painting glazing technique to great success.

Her artwork has won numerous awards over the years; the most recent being the Juror's Choice award from the Maryland Federation of Art "Shadow and Light" exhibit. In 2019, she had the honor of being invited by the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation in association with the Smithsonian Institute to participate in their "Preserving Creative Spaces exhibit", which featured photos of notable artists from across America in their homes or studios, along with photos of regional artists. She has had a painting acquired for permanent display at the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum for their Bird Gallery and two paintings acquired by the Sasse Museum of Art for inclusion in its collection of artwork by Southern California artists.

In the past, Linda has sat on the Sasse Museum of Art Board of Directors, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Pomona Valley Art Association. Linda is a member of the Pomona Valley Art Association, the IE Plein Air Painters Society and the International Guild of Realism.

Artist Statement:

I love painting light in all its manifestations on a canvas. The way a deep gazing of oil color produces a depth to shadows and the light falling through them that is not easily attained through other methods. I enjoy the challenge of producing color, shadow and light in their transient states when painting. I try and instill this in scenes from nature, but also areas personal to me that imbue a sense of serenity, shelter, a hideaway or a quiet place. I strive to duplicate all this in the play of light and the emotion I feel when observing it, to capture a mood as it were, and then be able to share it with the viewer. Painting is a form of sharing a part of myself with others.

Linda’s website is www.lindagarciadahle.com.

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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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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sara Victoria Sandberg has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Sara will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

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

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

Artist Biography

Sara Sandberg is a photo composite artist based in Stockholm. She was born in Korea and adopted at a very young age by Swedish parents. Sara spent her childhood growing up in Germany and Sweden back and forth throughout the years. Later in life, she lived in the big cities of London and Paris. Although having worked in business and governmental environments throughout her life, Sara has always had a great love for the arts and has particularly pursued the medium of watercolours for many years.

Sara developed her skills in digital photo artistry through attending various courses in Photoshop, Lightroom and other software programmes and has developed a personal style in her work where she combines photography and digital painting with her artistic vision. She works with light and shadow to mold the scene she visualizes into a finished piece adopting a combination of photo-realism and painterly style.

Since a few years, Sara is a member of an international group of Photoshop artists run by Sebastian Michaels (founder of Photoshop Artistry and the internationally acclaimed AWAKE Group). Sara was featured artist in the 73rd edition of the magazine Living the Photo Artistic Life and interviewed on the Quill and Camera blog by Michaels. Sara has also appeared in the German DigitalPhoto Magazine and has twice received recognition in the Swedish photography magazine Kamera & Bild for her photo art composites.

Artist Statement

Photography, in combination with its nowadays digitally malleable characteristics, has brought me the technical means to create the scenes that I visualize in my mind. In my art, I wish to go beyond the boundaries of the real world and touch on the surreal and the juxtaposed. Often I find myself in search for the beauty and mystery inherent within and around us. I love to transcend into the realm of dreams where animals often become my vehicle to take the story forward.

I have always had a love for the arts but especially found my passion in drawing and the medium of watercolors. With modern day photography, I am able to transfer some of the painterly thinking into the digital arena when creating my work.

I always make use of my own photographs. Each leaves a personal memory behind of the day when the photo was taken. I only work on one piece at the time. I always want to start, carry through, and see the end result before I can move on to something new.

My work comes together through various photographic elements enhanced by digital painting where I use light and shadow as my paintbrush. In such way, I can also add to the scene by shaping the mood and bring out individual details.

I am greatly inspired by the beauty, harmony and mystery of the world we live in. I am drawn to beautiful and dramatic skies, open landscapes, and nature scenes. I am inspired by animals and interesting objects that could feature well in a composite and shape the story and atmosphere of an image.

Being an artist means for me bringing your artistic vision into your everyday life. It means harnessing the moments of inspiration and creativity but likewise trying to embrace all aspects of the process especially when it means adversity and hard work.

With my art, I would like the viewer to be carried away into another world and encouraged to create his or her own story or simply pause for a moment of contemplation. The world is a busy place where modern life styles have come to dominate. I hope for my art to provide a moment of respite and perhaps inspire to the thought “What if?”

Sara’s website is www.saravictoriasandberg.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sheri Emerson has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Sheri 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.

Sheri is an award-winning digital artist based in Arizona, USA, and Labrador, 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, Sheri will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Sheri’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Sheri’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her digital artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Sheri’s information and to take a look at her art.

Artist Biography:

Sheri has been a photographer her entire life, from a child snapping pictures with her 110 camera, to her first SLR, and finally into the digital world. She also has been an artist her entire life, winning her first art competition at the grand old age of five. In the past few years, she has intensively studied both Photoshop and Lightroom to learn how to enhance her photography and turn it into digital art. She has been published in “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, “Photoshop Creative UK” magazine, “Conceptual Images” magazine, “A5 Magazine”, “MagazineGSPDigital”, and “Fine Eye Magazine” for fine art photography. She was recently named a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum 38th Annual Spring Photography Competition and was one of 40 artists selected to participate in a yearlong exhibition celebrating ACLU of Arizona’s 60th Anniversary.

Sherri has placed in the top ten in ten Light, Space and Time competitions, placed second in the SINWP “Creatures Great and Small” competition and earned a Gold Award in their member competitions. She has earned two Best in Shows and won a Solo Artist Showcase on Fusion Art, has won numerous Best in Show and Judges' Choice awards, and has been exhibited at galleries in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Greece.

Sheri splits her time between Arizona and Labrador, Canada, and is dedicating herself to pushing her photography and digital art even further.

Artist Statement:

From an early age, I had a passion for drawing and painting. I gobbled up every class I could during my school years, and even into college. As an adult, I have pursued photography, scrapbooking, Photoshop and Lightroom editing, and now digital art and 3D rendering. I am inspired by classical works of art as well as modern works, and strive to express my own voice in every image I create.

Art is life; art is my breath. It permeates every part of my life and gives me great joy, from simple landscapes to animal images to full-throated stylistic portraits. I am thrilled to have the opportunities I have been given to share my vision with the world, and look forward to continuing to push myself further and to learn all sorts of new skills and techniques to incorporate into my art.

Sheri’s website is www.sheriemerson.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Y. Hope Osborn has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Hope 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.

Hope is an award-winning photographer based in Arkansas, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Hope’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Hope’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Hope’s information and to take a look at her work.

Artist Biography:

Y. Hope Osborn earned an MA summa cum laude in Professional and Technical Writing with Creative Nonfiction emphasis December 2020. Her education included valuable lessons in document design, website development, and Creative Cloud Suite, feeding her passion for photography. She seeks elusive great Captures and sometimes the creative twist to illustrate documents and web and promote art itself.

Hope began photography as a child with a 110mm camera. Without art education or photographer training, my experience grew with time and freedom from expectation. Only an expensive hobby then, digital cameras gave her freedom to fully engage in artistic perspective and imagination. She doesn’t mind amusing bystanders as she crouches for architectural angles or lies down for diminutive clover.

Despite her lifelong interest in capturing life, Hope only turned her passion professional in 2019 with competitions and exhibits and honing digital artistry and creative instinct. She shares her perspectives in social media, publications, and exhibits, such as in Portland, Oregon’s Black Box Gallery and Little Rock, Arkansas’ The Rep Artworks.

In June, Fusion Art honored her with a solo spotlight exhibit, and she has awards from competitions through Fusion Art; Black Box Gallery; Light, Space and Time; Art-Competition; Contemporary Art Gallery Online; J. Mane Gallery; Contemporary Art Room Gallery; and Monovisions. She continues to receive acceptances to publish both writing and photography.

Artist Statement:

I am inspired by the poetry of alternative music, my colorful garden, my red feeder’s flitting hummingbirds, and textured architecture. I am inspired looking over my patio from my blue Edwardian sofa and over a of valley of autumn-splendored trees from a hilltop. In the inspirations of daily life and rare jaunts farther afield, despite ill health and energy, I capture life to relax; remember; and, more recently in colorful abstracts, imagine worlds from and within my world.

Blessed with an artist's heart and mind, I take my pictures, keeping and sharing, hoping you see my life and art for the opportunity to reach for things thought beyond your grasp to do or be, whether limited by discouraging words, poor health, marginal finances, unemployment, or life-shattering pandemic. Take a breath. Stay a moment. Find inspiration, like I do mine, through a medium you may appreciate life adapting around you or worlds awaiting within a shining twist of sunset.

I take photographs on a non-professional camera or my iPhone not just because I am literally a starving artist but because too much gear or too much perfectionism may hinder my movement and miss the rare moments when an unending monotonous valley of summer green is lit up by sun and shadowed by cloud to show hills and hillocks and reflect green variance and blue water. I use a variety of photography apps to show you what I see in life and imagination.

Colorful geometric abstraction is the newest of my photographic endeavors. I find the most beautiful and interesting perspectives taking my photographs and orchestrating all the elements into what you find here. New worlds to explore.

Photography is God’s gift of respite from a frantic world and restless thoughts. Being an artist is to be entrusted to express reality and imagination in ways that captivate, inspire, or inform while enriching lives.

Hope’s website is www.artworkarchive.com/profile/yhopeosborn.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nicole Wilde has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Nicole 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.

Nicole Wilde is an award-winning artist based in the California, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Nicole’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Nicole’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her digital art photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Nicole’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Nicole Wilde was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up writing poetry and short stories, followed by song lyrics, some of which were put to music in the bands in which she played bass guitar. However, Nicole always felt California’s siren call of freedom and creativity.

In 1987, she moved to Los Angeles. Longing for a way to express her creativity in a visual format, she purchased a camera and began learning photography through books, online videos, and workshops. She expanded her knowledge of Photoshop in the same way and eventually combined the two disciplines, thereby finally finding her creative outlet in digital art.

Nicole’s other lifelong passion is animals. She has volunteered at rescues and shelters, photographed dogs to improve their chances of adoption, and co-ran a rescue sanctuary in California for wolves and wolfdogs, where three of the residents came home to live with her for ten years until their passing. She is also an avid bird-watcher. It was inevitable that Nicole’s love of animals and nature would find its way into her art. All images begin with one or more of her photographs, which are taken in natural settings, zoos, or sanctuaries. The photos are then combined, altered, or enhanced using equal parts Photoshop, creativity, and imagination to create a work of digital art. Nicole’s artwork has won international awards, been displayed in galleries, and been featured in magazines.

Nicole and her husband live in southern California with their two rescued northern breed dogs and boatloads of dog hair.

Artist Statement:

Animals. Nature. Emotion. Connection. These are the things that drive my passion to create art. My work is about the emotional life of animals, the interconnection of all beings, and the unseen magic that surrounds us all. Each piece begins with one or more of my photographs. By applying equal parts Photoshop and imagination, bit by bit an image is transformed into a fantastical universe, or an artistic portrait with deep texture and emotion. My hope is that my art touches the soul, stirs the emotions, increases our respect and appreciation for animals, and acts as a catalyst to reflect on the beauty and magic that is within us and all around us.

Nicole Wilde’ website is www.photomagicalart.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ilene Silberstein has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ilene will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Ilene is an award-winning artist based in New York City, NY, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

Ilene’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Ilene’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Ilene’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography

Ilene Silberstein attended Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving a AS degree in Fashion Design. After 10 years of designing clothes for various companies she left to raise a family and complete a BS degree in Visual Arts at SUNY College at Old Westbury. At the same time, she was also actively working at a flower design shop, Branching Out in Port Washington.

In 2009, she became Co-President of The Art Guild, located in Manhasset, New York, serving the greater New York with classes, workshops and gallery opportunities. The Art Guild has over 300 members.

Flowers, gardening, nature and crafts have always appealed to Ilene. She has abundant gratitude for a calming unspoiled outdoor location. Her natural inclination is to paint moments where light is the main attraction. She wants to emphasize the energy created by the shadows and the glow of the highlights. She uses Color to create vitality and vibration and her work tends to focus on organics, figures, the trappings of life and nature.

Ilene sometimes thinks her work should be more socially critical, but she paints what she is drawn to. She paints what makes her excited, so she continues to return to similar themes.

Ilene works in pastel, oil and mosaic and has studied with the late Anthony Palombo, Howard Rose, Christine LaFuente, Greg Kruetz and Shelli Robiner-Ardizzone, Jackie Kamin and Robert A. Johnson.

She has exhibited at The Art Guild, The Graphic Eye Gallery, The Atelier at Flowerfield, Suburban Art League and the National Art League.

Artist Statement

I love to paint from life - still life or landscape. I was a florist for many years, I had the luxury of being around the beautiful colors, shapes and scents of the fresh flowers as well all the matter we used to create the arrangements which is my inspiration. Many of the flowers I paint are taken from my garden.

My painting substrate preference is oil on board because I like the way the paint glides across the surface. It is hard for me to start but the anticipation of setting up a still life and what will come of it is a thrill. And I keep coming back to it over and over again.

Ilene’s website is www.ilenesilberstein.com.

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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 very pleased to announce that Ani Mollereau has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ani 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.

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

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

Artist Biography:

Ani Mollereau was born in Dublin. She is a wife and mother of four children. She is a sculptor and has exhibited extensively. Ani has won broad acceptance from the arts world and many prizes for her work, including the Oireachtas sculpture prize.

Her materials are bronze, silver and bog oak. Her techniques cover an extensive range from the rock strength of Giacometti and Henry Moore, to a delicacy born of a feminism that transcends gender to communicate on a spiritual level.

From the maternal power of bronze pieces to the mixture of earthiness and spirituality found in the bog oak and silver collection entitled “Women in Celtic mythology”, to the extraordinary jewelry collection entitled “Life’s secrets”. She has a great love of horses and animals and she has an affinity with them, which she expresses through her art. The power and delicacy of Ani’s work tells us with certainty there is much, much more to life than mundane existence.

Artist Statement:

“Where the Spirit works with the hands there is art”

With my sculptures, my aim is to inspire people who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty at a glance through their, tactile and visual simplicity and I want to challenge the spectator’s imagination. Through my sculpture, I free my Spirit that is within and tell my story. However, I also want the viewer to be inspired to see their story too. That is my motivation to create. My inspiration is life and the world around me, the visible and the invisible, expressing emotion, imagination, identity, story, life force and nature. As I work the clay, I am immersed in the energy of creation and we grow together. My art is my life.

Ani can be reached via her Email.

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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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