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Layers

by Jodie King

Go Outside and Play 72″ x 60″

 

Her Strength 24″ x 24″

 

Infinity 30″ x 40″

 

Make Love 60″ x 48″

 

Never Far Away 48″ x 48″

 

Stay True 50″ x 42″

 

The B’s 40″ x 40″

 

The Transition 30″ x 40″

 

Unite 24″ x 24″

 

You’ve Got To Believe 48″ x 48″

 

 

Artist: Jodie King

I use bold color, many layers of paint, and other forms of mixed media to create art that has been called “whimsical, sometimes deep, and always honest.” The layers of paint on the canvas create depth within the painting and symbolically reflect back the many layers of our lives. At the heart of my work is a call to all of us to live unapologetically, with joyful abandon and freedom.

My process involves journaling and meditating before any paint touches the canvas. Afterwards, using my gut/intuition as my guide, I make marks, write, and layer paint while letting go of what the final result may be.

Whether the painting is pure abstract or infused with vintage photography, the work is a bold expression of my voice as an artist and as a woman. The hard-won lessons of life, and sometimes the downright hilarious ones, reveal themselves in my work in unexpected ways. With intuition as my guide crazy, fun, and deep stuff happens on the canvas.

Finding Joy in Subtlety

By Clint Cline

Ellipticae

Pythagoras Smiling

Flight of Thought

Le Rendezvous

The Man Who Spoke Riddles In Rhyme

Quarter to Three

That’s How I Feel

Tension

PinballWizard

Elohim | The creation of thought

Fresh | Fenced

I Had A Green Box

And then again

The Cleric

 

Artist: Clint Cline

Clint Cline is a Florida-based iPhonic artist. He is also a writer and designer and has worked in visual communications since 1973.

His work variously explores the abstract and surreal co-mingled with fine art images and graphic interpretations of both contemporary and timeless themes that explore the interrelation of culture and faith.

His exhibitions include: Exposition d’Iphonographie in Venarey, France (Jury Award); Worldwide iPhoneography Art Movement (WiAM), Naples, Italy; SoHo Gallery of Digital Design, New York City, New York; LA Mobile Arts Festival, Los Angeles; “Lens as Palette” Exhibition, Denver; and #MOBIU1023 Experience, Chicago.

Cline’s work has been recognized for excellence within the iPhoneography community, most notably with a notation of excellence as a finalist in the IPA Mobile Art Grant Awards and as a Founders Choice Honorable Mention in the Mobile Photography Awards. His body of work has been featured at WeAreJuxt.com and at iArtChronicles.com. His work is also featured regularly at P1xels.com, a leading iphonic art site, and been selected in weekly features at LifeInLoFi’s Faved on Flickr, iPhoneogenic.com, iPhoneographyCentral.com, and at theAppWhisperer.com.

Cline is a founding artist with The International iPhoneography Group (TIiG) and NEM: The New Era Museum.

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/clix2020/

FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/clint.cline.IP

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/clixit2020/

 

 

 

Abstract Freedom

by Petra Lea

Waterfall

Silence Again

Enchanted Forest

The Ascent

Substratum

Still Life With Glass

Blind Ambition

Sight Unseen

 

Artist: Petra Lea

I am a professional artist based in the UK at The Electric Picture House Artists Cooperative. I exhibit throughout the UK and USA including New York, London and Oxford. My artworks are housed in collections in the UK and USA. I have also had my artwork published in magazines, including Rapsodia Independent Literary Review based in Italy and Capitol No in Switzerland.

I am a member of Collagistes Collective, an international group of collage artists. I am represented by The August Agency in New York and the Artbank in China.

I participate in an average of ten exhibitions per year, these include group and solo exhibitions.

Weblinks:

http://lelu-designs.mysupadupa.com/

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/petraleaart/

https://www.instagram.com/petralea_art/

https://twitter.com/PetraLeaArt

 

 

The Paths Converge

by Margaret Lipsey

Coco

Coco

Holidays

Holidays

Spring Dance

Spring Dance

The Blues

The Blues

Tools

Tools

Birds

Birds

Diversity

Diversity

Imagination

Imagination

Aspirations of Unanimity

Aspirations of Unanimity

Grey Area

Grey Area

Catching Waves

Catching Waves

Changes in Soil

Changes in Soil

Rain

Rain

The Journey

The Journey

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margaret-lipseyArtist: Margaret Lipsey

My practice began in starts and stops. In the winter of 2000 while attending culinary school, I decided one day to purchase acrylic paints, brushes, and canvases and see what happened. I played in the medium for a month or so before moving onto another creative outlet. Being a chef for the following 15 years didn’t leave much time for a hobby but acrylics would sneak back in for a couple weeks at a time throughout that period.

I began exploring two divergent paths in the summer of 2015. On one I found grace and strength; women demanding to be seen, giving pause to those who passed. They have power beyond the canvas. they delve into our being and reflect what we want to see in ourselves. This path is inspiring as an artist. These women are apart from me but they influence who I am. They take me to the realm of realistic fantasy; beyond my normal but not outside of my reach.

The other path is much more reflective. The abstracts are pieces of myself coming out into the world. These are an intuitive release that I only come to recognize upon completion of the work. My abstract pieces allow me to travel deeper into my beliefs and my thoughts. One canvas is composed of a hundred thoughts thereby becoming a novel to be read and reread. They are as varied as my thoughts but collections slowly reveal themselves the longer I participate in their creation. I see these paintings as true reflections of who I am as an artist; a constant balancing game between light and dark, heavy intentional strokes and arbitrary spots, there is movement and action.

The deeper my practice the more I realize that those two paths reference and connect in ways I could not have seen. The freedom of exploring creativity only connects me more soundly to my path of self awareness and the two paths converge to both broaden and concentrate my work.

I began to sell professionally in the fall of 2015 and painting became my full time vocation in the summer of 2016.

My studio is in my home in Saint Lambert, Quebec.

Instagram – @pistache_and_rose
Twitter – @mlipseyart

 
 
 

The Journey and the Conversation

by Jenny Schultz

Four years ago I was living a great life as an artist, mom, wife and fun, energetic friend. My art was just gaining ground and was featured in several galleries across the southeast. My painting style was happy, bright and colorful. Then I was diagnosed with late stage, neurological Lyme disease.

Joyous creation was essential to my psyche pre-illness, and work would really just evolve on my easel. The action of painting and interacting with the canvas and mediums truly made me happy. Angst did not figure into my work. I just never experienced it. This showed in the end result.

I could no longer feel those joyful emotions after the illnesses took hold. The ease of creation was lost to me. My actual vision and depth perception had changed. Hand tremors made the actual movement of representational painting difficult. I could no longer see or feel or experience the synergy that was once there.

My Lyme Doctor is located in New York, which gave me the opportunity to finally visit the various museums that I had always dreamed about. I would schedule time after each appointment to sit and soak in the work of the art masters.

I became obsessed with the mid century modernists. Pollack, de Kooning, Hoffman, Klein, Krasner, Freud, and Klee all spoke to me. I understood what they were saying but try as I might, I couldn’t make the jump from my happy, Impressionism to a dialogue via abstraction.

Finally, after four years of healing, I was able to start that conversation with my art. I understood what I needed to say. After four years of fighting to get my brain back, I sure had a lot to say. I began, slowly, to rebuild my life and my art career, with the help of many doctors, friends and two amazing gallery owners.

I actually write about my journey onto my canvas. I write about love and frustrations and the joy of being alive. I then use paint to communicate more, either over or under my words. I sand and scrape and carve, depending on the emotions and thoughts that are trying to reach the canvas. Some days the creation comes easily and I feel the past peek through a bit. Other days, more frequently than not, the bacteria in my body take charge and I have to wait for the healing to happen again.

 

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Artist: Jenny Schultz

Website: http://jennyschultz.com/

Email: jennyschultz1121@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Rafael Salazar ~ Artist Provocateur

by Rafael Salazar

Geometric Line – Into the Future Series 2016

I’m Playing with Colors and Shapes in a more Geometric Fashion where Space and Color have Light to Create the Perfect Balance of Sensuous and Serene Harmony. The Yin and Yang of the Future…

Into the Future Series by Rafael Salazar 
 Artist from Colombia  Copyright 2016 – All rights reserved by Rafael Salazar. In 2016 Rafael enjoys playing with Colors and Shapes in a more Geometric Fashion where Space and Color have Light to Create the Perfect Balance of Sensous and Serene Harmony. The Yin and Yang of the Future COPYRIGHT NOTICE: ALL my art pieces on this website are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. Each image here may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission of Rafael Salazar. 
The purchase of any of my prints do not transfer reproduction rights. NOTE — No Fine Art America watermark shall appear on any of my finished prints. They are strictly utilized for the security on this site. If you are looking for a special custom piece please contact me at: Website: RafaelSalazar.com Twitter: @Rafael_SalazarS Pinterest: RafaelSalazar rafael salazar; colombia; art; fine art america; canvas; geometric; future; prints; framed prints; metal prints; acrylic prints; prints; posters; iphone cases; galaxy cases; home decor; throw pillows; duvet covers; shower curtains; tote bags; apparel; mens apparel; womens apparel; youth apparel; licensing

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Rafael Salazar Into the Future Series 3

 

3 D Sculptures-Digital Sculpture Series 2016

My original sculptures were the basis for this new 2016 series. They’ve been digitized and given a whole new look, into the future. My marble sculptures translated into 3D… Musical flow of Colors and Lines as Fluid as the originals.

Rafael Salazar Digital Sculpture series 1

Rafael Salazar Digital Sculpture series 2

Rafael Salazar Digital Sculpture series 3

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Rafael Salazar Digital series 7

Rafael Salazar Digital Sculpture series 8

 

Rafael SalazarArtist: Rafael Salazar

He has always been ahead of the times…
His new collection of paintings brings an incredible
display of colors, strength and imagination
characteristic of all his creations.
His abstract style shows the journey thru his roots,
art learnt from el ‘Grupo Barranquila at ‘La Cueva’,
his colors and the maturity of 50 years experience.

Nowadays, he is dedicated to painting producing a
vast array of creations where his imagination has no
boundaries.

“My art activates the imagination into infinite levels…
only the observer possesses its message.”

Rafael Salazar website

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Musings of the Soul

by Aurora Art

Bursting with Joy

Bursting with Joy

I have been creating what I like to call Organic Abstract Art on my ipad now for about a year. I am self taught, and follow no rules other than the often untamed but fearless musings of my soul…

Dance of Souls

Dance of Souls

My training as a dancer and my work with textiles combine in my art and allow the creation of pieces that have depth of both texture and movement – abstracts that come organically from inner impulses – to me it is as if I am dancing when I create my pieces –I have always believed in the beauty of improvisational dance – the creation of a pure moment – and so it is when I create these pieces…

Continuous Energy Flow

Continuous Energy Flow

Energy and Flow feature again and again in my pieces – the energy that is within us all, is all encompassing, and from where creativity flows …

Natural flow

Natural flow

Flow to unfold all …
Fleeing familiarity
And swiftly turn to face freedom…

Art is indeed food for the soul, which in turn nourishes our awareness and consciousness…this piece I created for my cousin Maren (meaning sea) we were very close when we were children although our meetings were few  – magical days spent by the waters edge.

Maren

Maren

See you then the world little one, from afar
Never in it, but as if from a distant plain
Take the sorrows and let them wash over your skin
Enfold in your small tiny arms each weeping joy
And every moment, devour it in your sweet breath
Innocent eyes on every beauty feast

Take the blood that runs in your veins
And run with it to the waters edge
Where you drink of sweet purity
To cleanse your inner heart
And there do rest and stay awhile
To listen to the earth singing to you
Its sweet song of life

I love discovering new textures and delve deeply with effects and layers.

Inner Elegance

Inner Elegance

I have no fixed image in mind when I start and they are often created very quickly…with swift dance like movements.

As My Soul Dances and Plays

As My Soul Dances and Plays

Yooxayatangi

Yooxayatangi

I am constantly surprised by the textures that can be achieved … almost like textile art.

Deepsea

Deepsea

Dark Matters

Dark Matters

Being a dancer by nature, I find words often limiting and prefer the art to speak for itself…

From Where it all Comes

From Where it all Comes

Cold Abstraction

Cold Abstraction

Between Worlds

Between Worlds

Vulnerable Homeless

Vulnerable Homeless

Quiet Confidence

Quiet Confidence

Justwhenyouthinkyouknow

Justwhenyouthinkyouknow

in Harmony

in Harmony

 

Artist: Aurora Art

Learn more about Aurora and her art here:

Twitter: @Auroraart1

https://society6.com/auroraarts

https://crated.com/AuroraArt

http://www.redbubble.com/people/auroraarts1/portfolio

 

 

 

Small Studio Big Paintings

by Shirley Benton

Acrylic on Board, 2 ft X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

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Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, misc

Acrylic on Board, misc

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 2 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 3 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 3 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 x 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 2 x 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

Acrylic on Board, 4 X 4 ft

 

Artist: Shirley Benton

Creating abstract art is an inward journey for me and my work is continually evolving. By staying in the moment and with very little planned, the creative process takes on an energy and motion all its own. The tactile experience of opening the paints I’ve selected quiets my mind and the layering of color provides a way to express a range of emotion from simply playful to much deeper complexity and tension.

I am a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around exploring emotion and expression through color and form. Using simple tools and a lot of experimenting, I apply and blend multiple layers of acrylic paint on hard board which is then framed and ready to hang. Delving into the unknown with each new piece is filled with play, celebration and inner revelations. It is an act of possibility and discovery for myself. Sharing my work with others who bring their own unique interpretation enhances a connection and creates additional layers of discovery. The personal and the shared, the unknown and the final outcome are what keep me in the studio.

My work has been displayed at The Grand Impromptu Gallery, Allied Arts Center, Artistic Expression Gallery, Four Winds Café, Ruby’s Collections, Artifakt Signature Gallery, Obscurities and Tacoma Art Slam. Juried art award for “Gemini” from Allied Arts Center.

email: shirleybentonart@gmail.com

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Instagram: shirleybentonart

Abstract /Emotion /Total Fusion

by Maïa Citterio

Lost

Lost

Insomnia

Insomnia

Sempre Desire

Sempre Desire

Abstract Origine du monde

Abstract Origine du monde

Instantly compose my abstract moon

Instantly compose my abstract moon

Floating

Floating

Body want ...

Body want …

Loving insomnia

Loving insomnia

Insomnia __

Insomnia __

Forget me not

Forget me not

Maïa Citterio … Art lover … Studied theater for 2 years at cours Florent Paris. Photography is the way for me to express myself my emotion feelings ( as a self therapy ) It fills my life !!!

I have the opportunity to travel a lot around the world, which influences my work, but the best is when I fly to the moon in my head !!!

www.twitter.com/maiafushi
Instagram.com/uni_klo_

Ensorcelled Moments

by Axel A.

“What inspires and motivates me to paint is exploring, enjoying the world, and telling those ensorcelled moments I experienced using different Art Forms. I’m Caribbean (from FWI) but live in France, and belong to these two places. So I try to find this kind of sense of belonging through my artwork.”

 

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Axel A. is a Caribbean / French artist who lives in Paris.

His very personal work is characterized by a very bold use of color and imaginative abstract figures. These colors and figures interact, forming a work of strong visual impact. Axel wants his Art to touch our feelings and brighten our enthusiasm.

Axel wasn’t schooled in painting; he learns while he is discovering the world.

He works in acrylic, oil, and collage. His artwork is based on the “movement” by a cardboard end by way of instruments of paint.

 

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“Art gives us a gift into creating, thinking differently, and expressing ourselves–providing others an insight into and appreciation of different cultures. That’s why wherever life takes me I will follow and continue with my Art.”

 

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