”I grew up with a spatula in one hand and a paintbrush in another among a family of artists and cooks. I’ve blended the two together, as chef/author of 5 award-winning cookbooks and a mixed media artist.”
Marlene is frequently commissioned for family paintings, ordered by collectors from all over the world and inspired by their favorite photos. The artist always looks forward to painting the love of her clients and turn this into a gift they will treasure forever!
Learn about Marion’s impressive life story and how she bridges a plethora of activities, beginning with art.
“Art, fashion, architecture, and design have always been connected. I was always fascinated by the Belle Époque style, Art Déco movement, and the Roaring Twenties atmosphere.”
“My artwork is created with oil on canvas because I find that medium allows for greater freedom of unlimited expression.”
“Each piece I create is my best conceptualization of a very specific thought or topic of interest that I am thinking of at that moment.”
“I think a virtual space is very interesting. In art, you can create virtual space. My works have different layers and deep space.”
The artist believes in the importance of modernizing the practice and aspires to create calligraphy that is modern and even avant-garde as well as rooted in traditional shodo.
Benjamin L.M. embraces art and the art-making process with a passion that borders on reverence.
YoungHee Woo’s major source of inspiration is the idea of interconnectedness of life and death processes. Scrutiny of this question yields her intriguing, often mesmerizing works.
“I never had a mentor. I am self-taught and worked many years before I found my personal style, which is based mainly on street art and comic books.”
“I wanted to find a way to make the tattoo immortal, so I thought about tattooing paintings, in this way a tatauggio can be put on display in a gallery, a museum and the work of a tattoo artist can be viewed forever over time.”
“My artworks strive to project an alternate sense of reality which is not solely based on what is visible, but another reality projected by allowing my subconscious to freely express itself.”
Satoco Yamamoto’s artwork strives to capture universal emotions and memories by combining processes such as woodblock, monotype, etching, and silkscreen.
“An ex-national swimmer and now an avid Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarder, I take a lot of inspiration from the ocean.”
“This young project is where I landed in my attempt to photograph those who had immigrated to the U.S. from countries in Africa and had integrated into the American ethos.” – Zie Otto
“I sign on to the notion that in art, everything is permitted.”
“The main impetus of my work is liberating one’s mind, self, and society. I reach deep into all that is true in myself and my unconscious mind, whether it is an experience or a dream.”
“The concept of my work is to find pure, primitive natural conditions that are forgotten in the contemporary world.”
“With each brush stroke, the painting “speaks” to me and directs my next move.” – Larry Greenberg
“In the end, my paintings represent subconsciously the moments that impact one’s life.” – Frank M. Alba
Maribel Mathews’ work pays homage to the ever-abounding good in life that is lived but often unseen.
“If my artwork is remembered by the viewer, my goal is met.” – Estelle Choe
“My color choices range from the warm drama of Turner to the pastel colors of Monet,” says Lois Gold.
Juxtaposing “absolute beauty with the morbidity of death”, Sandra Nitchie’s portraits are truly profound.
Looking at Graham’s work is like peering into a cabinet of curiosities and objects that have obtained a sense of value and mystery through their curation by the artist.
“Art is an expression that comes from the soul of an artist.” – Fariba Baghi
A talented artist as well as a musician, Ron Turner talks about his creative process and his love for cityscapes.
“If my paintings provoke you, it means that I have obliged you to experience something, think and make a choice.” – TOTO
“A painting is never finished, only left alone.” – Yulia Pogreb