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Artist Portfolio: Sarah Mercer

Closeup photo of Sarah Mercer

"After a friend introduced me to the idea of taking up photography, I decided to attempt a “365-day challenge” to take a different self-portrait a day for a year. Using only my Nikon D50 camera, a desk lamp and a remote, I was forced to look at innovative ways to represent myself. The obsessive nature of the year-long challenge encouraged me to take up other works in series, such as the A to Z Challenge, which requires a photograph…

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Artist Website: Sharri Weinberg

Oil painting of JoeSilent Joe

Sharri Weinberg is an artist and video professional whose creative work is energized by her commitment to make a positive impact in the community.  

 
Oil painting of a treeTree of life


oil painting of tulipsTulips for two.

 

View more of Sharri's artwork on her artist website: http://sharriweinbergart.com/


Create Like a Child: Back to Basics

 
Picture making by children

When you are creating artwork on a daily basis, managing your output to meet deadlines it can be easy to lose your sense of play. But when you have a little reprieve from the confinement of deadlines it's a great opportunity to try a fresh and child-like creative approach. You can always get back to "serious work" later, but you may find that you make some new discoveries during play-time. I recently read this article from Fine Art…

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Artist Website: Anastasia Proudnikova


Tattoo of a woman's shoulder. Says forget me not

Anastasia Proudnikova is a boutique tattoo artist. She runs a speciality tattoo parlour from her home. 


"Many clients have said that they would prefer to come to my home compared to a busy tattoo parlor because of the relaxed atmosphere. There is a sense of contentment as the client remains unobserved during the process, allowing for complete relaxation." --Anastasia Proudnikova

 

Tattoo on three shoulders

Four close-ups of tattoos

 

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Artist Portfolio: L.M. Braun

Artistic photo of trees at sunsetSunset Trees

Luis Miguel Braun is a Canadian artist and photographer who has been practicing his art since 2004. His style can vary with the content of the work but is often gritty, honest and self-referential.

 

A graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta and holder of a degree in the same, Mr. Braun has had the honour of studying under some of the most gifted instructors in Alberta and has exhibited…

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Online Portfolio: Lynn Umlauf

Transparent plexi-glass sculpture

 

Lynn has been spending half of each year living and working both at sculpture and painting, in Italy in a very old farmhouse in southern Tuscany. Her work has increasingly taken the form of large, on-site installations. Her sculpture is informed by drawing in space using wire, wire mesh, rubber, Plexiglas and occasionaly electric motors and light - often painted and sometimes very dense. These can hang from the ceiling, off the wall,…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Cy Twombly

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Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Cy Twombly, an american artist famous for his calligraphic style.

 

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Artist Website: Kevin Sloan - Denver Painter


Detailed painting of a flamingoBirds of America - Greater Flamingo


At the core of Kevin Sloan's work is a deep concern and respect for our planet particularly its "silent inhabitants" - the animals and plants we share this world with. Through allegory and symbolism he expresses this concern and at the same time reminds viewers of the wonders in this extraordinary world.

 

He seeks to create a compelling body of work that can speak about our modern technological…

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Art + War

Unwrapping of the Mona Lisa

 

During war art objects are often looted or destroyed. It's interesting to see how valuable art is by the way it is treated in war times and how in the face of cultural oppression art symbolizes something that is precious, vital and worth hiding, protecting, destroying or stealing. Statues are demolished for the strength they symbolize and art objects are stolen for their financial worth, both actions show that the art has perceived…

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Artist Portfolio: Jon Harris

Acrylic painting of a MandalaSky Mandala #2, Acrylic on canvas.

 

"My inspiration comes from an inner vision either in meditation, while doing Yoga, or in a dream. This happens  not often, but when it does I am in a state of quiet receptive mind. The images in my work mirror a spiritual reality.  Pure color expresses a high spiritual vibration. "

 


Acrylic painting of a Mandala structure using blue paint

Spaciousness, Acrylic on canvas.


Mural on the wall of the Civic CenterCentury II Civic Center, Wichita, KS. Mural.

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