Artist Showcase, Early Summer 2018

Twenty-three artists were invited to share their work in this early summer Artist Showcase. Enjoy the variety, talent and  creative spirit in this collection. Learn more about each individual artist by clicking on their name.


"Abundance" Oil on Linen, 108" x 78". See her portfolio by visiting

“Abundance” Oil on Linen, 108″ x 78″


Sandra Iafrate

“Abundance” with its busy freeways of flowers is an oversized painting that encompasses the viewer and invites them to be a part of its surreal and intriguing movement that seems to continue beyond the limits of the canvas.


"In God's Hands" Oil, 50" x 38" by artist Zachia Middlechild. See her portfolio by visiting

“In God’s Hands” Oil, 50″ x 38″ by artist Zachia Middlechild


Zachia Middlechild

“In God’s Hands” shows that the earth, universe, and higher consciousness are interconnected. A verdant Earth lovingly held in God’s Hand surrounded by the universe initiated my style—Eco-Spiritual Expressionism. It’s why I must paint!


"Removal" Acrylic, 120cm x 120cm by artist Christina Michalopoulou. See her portfolio by visiting

“Removal” Acrylic, 120cm x 120cm by artist Christina Michalopoulou


Christina Michalopoulou

My paintings are a dialogue between photorealistic body parts and non-realistic forms of nature, pop objects and fictional places. It is a game between the real and the non-real.


"Fairytale Castle" Acrylic, 18" x 36" by artist Mark Allen. See his portfolio by visiting

“Fairytale Castle” Acrylic, 18″ x 36″ by artist Mark Allen


Mark Allen

Inspired by color and form I create a new vision of what was or could be by transforming any despair I feel or see into a new vibrant world filled with optimism and hope.



"Montauk" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Joan Dwyer. See her portfolio by visiting

“Montauk” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Joan Dwyer


Joan Dwyer

My art begins with photography and is then digitally enhanced so the picture resembles a painting or print.  The majority of my work is derived from nature.


"Hosanna" Acrylic and Paper, 24" x 18" by artist Cynthia Shaw. See her portfolio by visiting

“Hosanna” Acrylic and Paper, 24″ x 18″ by artist Cynthia Shaw


Cynthia Shaw

I love color, shapes and textures that exist in the bright and wonderful world around me.  Using nature as my example, my works go off into playful, whimsical and lyrical flights of fancy.


"Roots of Universal Optimism" Oil, 20" x 30" by artist Jamie Lindholm. See her portfolio by visiting

“Roots of Universal Optimism” Oil, 20″ x 30″ by artist Jamie Lindholm


Jamie Lindholm

My current series of paintings are portraits of social concepts and human situations as conveyed through my muse in her flowered hat. She sits within environments that incorporate both three and two-dimensional space.


"What It's All About" Digital Image on Aluminum, 42" x 42" by artist Denis Barry. See his portfolio by visiting

“What It’s All About” Digital Image on Aluminum, 42″ x 42″ by artist Denis Barry


Denis Barry

My works are Geo-Abstracts. I like to accentuate the line, plane and color into a composition with emotions felt during development. Painting, wood constructs, and digital art like this image—always experimenting.


" Oil on Linen Panel, 14" x 11" by artist Jodi Murphy. See her portfolio by visiting

” Oil on Linen Panel, 14″ x 11″ by artist Jodi Murphy


Jodi Murphy

Inspired by New Mexico’s spirit, my goal is to travel to each county to capture in oil a body of work that represents the essence of the “Land of Enchantment.” Join me on this journey.


"Do Come Up" Mixed Media, 24" x 24" by artist Nancy Gunther. See her portfolio by visiting

“Do Come Up” Mixed Media, 24″ x 24″ by artist Nancy Gunther


Nancy Gunther

My work represents those things I love in life, in nature and in places that calm my soul. Join my adventures exploring foreign countries and vintage pieces that spark treasured memories.


"Malala" Pen and Ink on Paper, 20" x 28" by artist Doug Johnson. See his portfolio by visiting

“Malala” Pen and Ink on Paper, 20″ x 28″ by artist Doug Johnson


Doug Johnson

Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize for seeing a new world. Paz + Arte is new word. Being creative makes a new world. Please visit my website, PazArte Project, and let me know how we can collaborate.


"Loitering at 3" Acrylic, 40" x 20" by artist Rebecca de Figueiredo. See her portfolio by visiting

“Loitering at 3″ Acrylic, 40″ x 20” by artist Rebecca de Figueiredo


Rebecca de Figueiredo

Although it may seem insanely bright, it is my way of bringing the best out of the flora and fauna around me. Each colour is important, and I find its the placing, in the picture, of the colour and which colour should be next to it, without dampening down its vibrancy, is key. So, placement and shape is all.


"Veil" Acrylic and Mixed Media, 40" x 30" by artist Fay Deng. See her portfolio by visiting

“Veil” Acrylic and Mixed Media, 40″ x 30″ by artist Fay Deng


Fay Deng

My art shall not only give the viewers aesthetic pleasure, but also strike a personal chord with them through history, culture and the hidden mysteries of ancient colors and scents.


"Washing Feet" Acrylic, 24" x 24" by artist Debra Cootware. See her portfolio by visiting

“Washing Feet” Acrylic, 24″ x 24″ by artist Debra Cootware


Debra Cootware

My current project, has spiritual undertones. It depicts a generational and ethnically diverse group of feet, each reveals a different attitude. The final painting describes love in the humble act of washing feet.


"Salmon Run" Acrylic, 30" x 40" by artist Jennifer Gibson. See her portfolio by visiting

“Salmon Run” Acrylic, 30″ x 40″ by artist Jennifer Gibson


Jennifer Gibson

Painting is a meditation for me; my mind is clear and focused only on the here and now—the paint and canvas. I draw inspiration from organic forms like plants and animals and from travels to other cultures.


"Drift" Oil, 36" x 36" by artist Susan Ciufo. See her portfolio by visiting

“Drift” Oil, 36″ x 36″ by artist Susan Ciufo


Susan Ciufo

I love the endless combinations of color, texture and pattern provided by mother nature. I hope to give the viewer a sense of place and emotion, while capturing the mood of the setting.


"Just North of Here" Pastel 30" x 24" by artist Wendy Goldberg. See her portfolio by visiting

“Just North of Here” Pastel 30″ x 24″ by artist Wendy Goldberg


Wendy Goldberg

The landscape becomes a point of departure. From it I attempt to distill what is mysterious, ephemeral and often dreamlike—nuances of fog, rain and quickly changing weather, or the play of dark form/mass against brilliant light.


"Sky and Water" Fiber Art, 25" Diameter by artist Sylvia Brestel. See her portfolio by visiting

“Sky and Water” Fiber Art, 25″ Diameter by artist Sylvia Brestel


Sylvia Brestel

My interest in earth, nature, and the cosmos is reflected in my work. Using a positive perspective and vivid colors, I want to engage the viewer to reflect on how we respond to our universe.


"Out of the Vor/tex" Digital Giclee, 30" x 30" by artist Frank Franiak. See his portfolio by visiting

“Out of the Vortex” Digital Giclee, 30″ x 30″ by artist Frank Franiak


Frank Franiak

I am a digital artist that uses soft, flowing images with luminous colors to express concepts and emotions. Mindfulness, spirituality and being in the moment is a strong concept in my work.


"Music, Art and Life" Acrylic on Board, 30" x 24" by artist Douglas Fischer. See his portfolio by visiting

“Music, Art and Life” Acrylic on Board, 30″ x 24″ by artist Douglas Fischer


Douglas Fischer

Utilizing acrylics, ink and metallic powders to explore my love affair with color and light, the end result, layers and glazes, allow the viewer to be moved by the depth and luminescence of these paintings.


"Coletrains Soultrain" Oil, 36" x 28" by artist Lynn Hanley. See her portfolio by visiting

“Coletrains Soultrain” Oil, 36″ x 28″ by artist Lynn Hanley


Lynn Hanley

Creating beauty is the heart and soul of my art. By weaving color, rhythms and shapes together I hope to bring joy to the eyes of the viewer.


"Obama" Acrylic, 24" x 36" by artist Terry Luc. See this artist's portfolio by visiting

“Obama” Acrylic, 24″ x 36″ by artist Terry Luc


Terry Luc

I want my paintings to create a strong presence in a room. I want them to demand attention. I achieve that through brushwork, color and subject matter. Always bold. Never timid.


"Groundbeetle and Asemic Text" Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper, 20cm x 20cm by artist Nynke van Zwol. See her portfolio by visiting

“Groundbeetle and Asemic Text” Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper, 20cm x 20cm by artist Nynke van Zwol


Nynke van Zwol

I’m inspired by old books and undeciphered scripts. The beauty of miniatures, the layout and colors of pages, the mystery of strange characters—this I try to capture in my work.


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  1. Thank you so much for including my work ‘Loitering at 3’, in this article…… lovely works featured alongside mine too. Its always nice to see my work on a public platform, gives me a feeling of pride!

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