Artist Showcase Winter 2018

We invited artist friends to share some of their favorite work in our 2018 Winter Showcase. From oils and pastel to photography and digital artwork, these images have been inspired by the artist’s passion, curiosity and imagination. Click on each name to visit their art website.

 

"Mama Loves You" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24" by Christine Auda. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mama Loves You” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ by Christine Auda

 

Christine Auda

I like to convey a sense of a blissful world, one that is inclusive of nature and both joyful and quirky. Spirituality, nature, architecture and the universe inspire me. I’m also slightly addicted to surface patterns.

 

"The Four Seasons of Japan" Digital Photography, Various Sizes by Evelyn Curry. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Four Seasons of Japan” Digital Photography, Various Sizes by Evelyn Curry

 

Evelyn Curry

Driven by travels. An arrangement of photographs to preserve the memory—the sense of being in said place. A montage, to enhance and distort and embellish, as we do with our memories over time.

 

"Sea Maiden" Oil, 24" x 36" by Josie Gearhart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sea Maiden” Oil, 24″ x 36″ by Josie Gearhart

 

Josie Gearhart

As an observer, I like to capture the message of my subject. As a creator, I like to engage the senses with the many details I see around me.

 

"Enlightenment" Alcohol Inks, 14" x 11" by Alexis Bonavitacola. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Enlightenment” Alcohol Inks, 14″ x 11″ by Alexis Bonavitacola

 

Alexis Bonavitacola

I desire to create art that feels unbridled and free. My alcohol ink art captures energy, movement, and flow, and celebrates my natural curiosity through the layering and blending of many beautiful colors of alcohol ink.

 

"Dadas at the Market" Acrylic, 24" x 16" by Ali Dunnell. See more of his work by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dadas at the Market” Acrylic, 24″ x 16″ by Ali Dunnell

 

Ali Dunnell

My artwork is inspired by travel and journeys around the world. I create my designs, which are expressive in style with bright colours and bold black lines, using acrylics, oils, ink, watercolour, photographs and textiles.

 

"Forest Mystic" Acrylic, 24" x 36" by Peter Van Giesen. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Forest Mystic” Acrylic, 24″ x 36″ by Peter Van Giesen

 

Peter Van Giesen

I capture the eternal aura of the natural world using acrylic paint. Creating art is a mystical process whereby I attempt to discover the underlying interconnected, yet immaterial, essence of the universe.

 

"Fox Farm Woods 2" Pastel, 20" x 20" by Mike Kelly. See his porfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fox Farm Woods 2″ Pastel, 20″ x 20” by Mike Kelly

 

Mike Kelly

My paintings border on the edge of abstraction and representation. Each painting evolves from a combination of color studies, memory and invention. The objective is a compelling image where color is the soul of the painting.

 

"Imprint" Mixed Media on Canvas, 42" x 42" by Dominique McKenzie. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Imprint” Mixed Media on Canvas, 42″ x 42″ by Dominique McKenzie

 

Dominique McKenzie

Making art becomes meditation when creativity takes over your mind in constant search of personal satisfaction. The process is exciting and fulfilling. It is fun to erase everything I have been exposed to in order to allow my inspiration and spontaneity to create art.

 

"Beauty in Essence" Oil on Canvas, 23" x 15" by Elena Valerie. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Beauty in Essence” Oil on Canvas, 23″ x 15″ by Elena Valerie

 

Elena Valerie

I’m an Australian artist who paints hyper realistic flowers, spreading the message of love, beauty and sensuality with my paintings. Several layers of glazing were used to achieve the desired transparency and add a radiance of happiness.

 

"We Will Spend the Night Together" Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36" by Patricia Perman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“We Will Spend the Night Together” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″ by Patricia Perman

 

Patricia Perman

I just love creating and modern abstract is my favorite style. Letting loose, expressing my emotions and capturing my inspirations makes me feel fulfilled on many levels.

 

"Temecula" Drawing on Archival Paper, 14" x 17" by Bill Sotomayer. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Temecula” Drawing on Archival Paper, 14″ x 17″ by Bill Sotomayer

 

Bill Sotomayer

“Temecula” was inspired by my travels in the California countryside. It is a combination of geometric abstraction and mechanical drawing. Each piece is drawn by hand using various art tools.

 

"Snarl of Rusting Steel" Collage and Acrylic on Wooden Panel, 30" x 30" by Karen Stamper. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Snarl of Rusting Steel” Collage and Acrylic on Wooden Panel, 30″ x 30″ by Karen Stamper

 

Karen Stamper

I see the beauty in ripped edges, accidental marks and worn surfaces. I am inspired by foreign lands, harbors and urban docklands. Collage is the idea—it is liberating and leads me in new directions.

 

"Liquid Blue Ridge Sunset" Oil on Linen Board, 28" x 20" by Catherine Twomey. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Liquid Blue Ridge Sunset” Oil on Linen Board, 28″ x 20″ by Catherine Twomey

 

Catherine Twomey

It’s a balance between reaching out and touching what I can with my eyes and brain versus what can be translated to a brush and canvas. It’s a never boring, perpetually challenging quest.

 

"Acting on Matter" Acrylic on Canvas, 22" x 36" by Deborah Drummond. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Acting on Matter” Acrylic on Canvas, 22″ x 36″ by Deborah Drummond

 

Deborah Drummond

The play of tools and materials drives the evolution of my process. I attempt to explore more from the subconscious without a planned result, attempting a “letting go” and painting in an intuitive manner.

 

"Oh Say Can You See" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30" by Connie Freid. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Oh Say Can You See” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 30″ by Connie Freid

 

Connie Freid

My paintings are visual narratives, concerned with issues of identity and social change. Using the figure as a vehicle for painting a state of mind, I question ideas about gender, race and beauty.

 

"Entangled" Computer Generated Fractal Image Printed on Aluminum, 24" x 24" by Denis Barry. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Entangled” Computer Generated Fractal Image Printed on Aluminum, 24″ x 24″ by Denis Barry

 

Denis Barry

An engineer, trained as a draftsman…there is the desire to experiment with many types of media (paintings, wood construct sculpture, computer) and express the emotional and the unpredictable in a composition of art.

 

"XXIV" Charcoal, 24" x 20" by Giulia Tassius. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“XXIV” Charcoal, 24″ x 20″ by Giulia Tassius

 

Giulia Tassius

My pieces are based on monumental situations—visions that reflect a sensation. I use charcoal to layer images, causing the viewer’s mind to become part of the art. The layers allow my audience to find/keep what lies true with them.

 

"Suitable Arrangements" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 38" x 48" by Gail Kolflat. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Suitable Arrangements” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 38″ x 48″ by Gail Kolflat

 

Gail Kolflat

I’m drawn to the human element—my work portrays human society. Executed with a broad use of color, my paintings consist of figurative representation intertwined with abstract concepts, which free the viewer from the monotony and predictability of a too real vision.

 

"Aveiro Square" Oil on Panel, 14" x 11" by Joshua Lance. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Aveiro Square” Oil on Panel, 14″ x 11″ by Joshua Lance

 

Joshua Lance

This was painted in Aveiro, Portugal. Known for its title “Venice of Portugal,” I wanted to capture the energy of the old buildings and make them the focal point. The tourists were part of the story too.

 

"Perseverance" Oil, 24" x 30" by Isabella Martire. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Perseverance” Oil, 24″ x 30″ by Isabella Martire

 

Isabella Martire

I am a portrait painter and medical doctor. My inspiration comes from my patients who have endured tremendous hardship. The challenge was to portray each one of them accurately to honor their spirit and strength.

 

"Dancing Flowers" Colored Pencils, 18" x 14" by Mary K. Hyatt.Mary K. Hyatt My colored pencil drawings are inspired by nature. I rearrange the elements, adding flowers or leaves, changing sizes, colors and proportions in order to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

“Dancing Flowers” Colored Pencils, 18″ x 14″ by Mary K. Hyatt

 

Mary K. Hyatt

My colored pencil drawings are inspired by nature. I rearrange the elements, adding flowers or leaves, changing sizes, colors and proportions in order to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

 

"Cliff Trees White Mountains" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30" by Jennifer Van Cor. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cliff Trees White Mountains” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 30″ by Jennifer Van Cor

 

Jennifer Van Cor

My paintings not only depict a specific landscape, but my own experience within it. Through laying down blocks of color, I slowly transform the real image into a painting of my personal connection to nature.

 

"Energy Surge" Oil, 18" x 18" by Marcia Wise. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Energy Surge” Oil, 18″ x 18″ by Marcia Wise

 

Marcia Wise

My work expresses my passion for painting—the joy of color, color placement and relationships as well as light—light effects, reflection, introspection, forms, patterns and textures. Inspiration comes from the endless beauty of the natural world.

 

"Turn Up the Volume" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24" by Nikki Markle. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Turn Up the Volume” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 24″ by Nikki Markle

 

Nikki Markle

I’m drawn to anything with bold colors, bold personalities, or the casual, carefree spirit. Through the medium of acrylics, I aim to capture the energy of these moments in small, intimate frames.

 

"New Beginnings" Carved Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 30" x 30" by Telise Rodelv. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“New Beginnings” Carved Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 30″ x 30″ by Telise Rodelv

 

Telise Rodelv

Carving into the previous layers of oil and cold wax mixture is like excavating for gold. What of value is there? The mystery of what is hidden—priceless.

 

"Renewal" Acrylic on Canvas, 20" x 16" by Mary Anne McKernie. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Renewal” Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″ by Mary Anne McKernie

 

Mary Anne McKernie

A deserted urban street recedes into the background under an overcast sky, evoking mystery. Color was isolated in small areas against an otherwise neutral palette.

 

"Dance" Metallic Paper Photo Print on Acrylic Frame, Various Sizes by Pepa Torres. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dance” Metallic Paper Photo Print on Acrylic Frame, Various Sizes by Pepa Torres

 

Pepa Torres

“A World of Lights” is a series created utilizing various luminous objects that I find on the streets, camera movement and long exposure techniques without further post-production manipulation.

 

"In the Spotlight" Oil, 12" x 18" by Phyllis Tag. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Spotlight” Oil, 12″ x 18″ by Phyllis Tag

 

Phyllis Tag

It gives me joy to take common items and create a painting that comes alive with bright colors and bold brush strokes. My oil paintings are done in the old traditional Dutch style.

 

"City Beyond" Digital Painting, Various Sizes by Shirley Werner. See her portfolio by visting www.ArtsyShark.com

“City Beyond” Digital Painting, Various Sizes by Shirley Werner

 

Shirley Werner

I saw this image as I was walking by the Fraser River. There was a steel wall that reflected light, and on the wall I saw an image of a city. I took a photo and wanted to paint what I saw, so I spent days digitally painting what I imagined it to be.

 

"Sandbanks at Twilight" Oil on Box Canvas, 24" x 28" by Elizabeth Williams. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sandbanks at Twilight” Oil on Box Canvas, 24″ x 28″ by Elizabeth Williams

 

Elizabeth Williams

Inspired by the famous scenes of sea and land in Poole, Dorset, I work to capture a combination of representational expressionism exploring the development of the vibrant palette provided by the ever changing natural light.

 

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Comments

  1. I’m honored to be part of this wonderful showcase. So many talented artists!

  2. Thank you so much for including me in this group of very talented and varied artist – it is very much appreciated, Caroly.

  3. Beautiful Showcase!
    Thank you Carolyn for featuring my artwork. So happy to be a part of Artsy Shark! 🙂

  4. Thank you for including me in this group of artists.

    Shirley Werner

  5. Thank you, Carolyn, for showcasing my painting and including me in with this group of talented and diverse artists. I wish your site continued success.

  6. Thank you Carolyn, For showcasing my traditional art. I feel so blessed to be a part of this group of artists. It is an honor and encouragement.

  7. Thank you, Carolyn for including me in this showcase. All very talented people and it is
    great that you get exposure for them.

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