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Name of Artist Country Artist's Website Artist's Work (photo)
Laura Ficarra United States Art Website
Laura Ficarra was born and raised in New York by Italian immigrants. Early in life she was exposed to art and culture both in New York and Italy. She always admired the masters and still looks at their work with awe and inspiration.

Although, she has been exploring all genres and mediums, her true passion lies within her abstract acrylic paintings.

Her favorite artists include but are not limited to Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman.

When asked what painting means to her, she responded :

"Painting is an expression of the soul, poetry with paint,

Textured music, floating notes, rhythmic strokes, Creations from within,

Exploration of color wrapped within creative construction of collages combined with medium and paint.

Creations from within varying according to emotions, an expression of the soul.

Written by Laura Ficarra
Nina Tokhtaman Valetova United States Nina Tokhtaman Valetova
Professional association membership
International Arts Fund

Representation
Amasin Art Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA, U.S.A.
RoGallery, New York, NY, U.S.A

Selected Exhibitions
2011 "Art Beijing 2011", Beijing, China
2011 A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2011 "Arte Pordenone", Artinvest SRL Torra della Filanda, Pordenone, Italy
2011 "Arte Genova 2011", Artinvest SRL Torra della Filanda, Fiera di Genova, Genova (Genoa), Italy
2011 Vernissage, Artinvest SRL Torra della Filanda, Rivoli, Torino (Turin), Italy
2010-2011 "From history to contemporary", jma Gallery / N Gallery / Euro-Asian Art and Culture Organization, Wien (Vienna), Austria
2009 "Metamorphosis", Agora Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2009 "Zolotoj Venec" ("Golden Tiara"), Chuvash State Art Museum, Cheboksary, Russia
2006 World Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2001 "ArtManege 2001", Manege, Moskva (Moscow), Russia
2001 "Zolotaja Kist' 2001" ("Golden Brush 2001"), New Manege, Moskva (Moscow), Russia
1995 Arthaus Gallery, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.
1990-1991 Boulevard Galerie, Kopnhavn (Copenhagen), Denmark
Carol Chipkin Canada Carol Chipkin's Original Paintings for Sale and Prints
Carol Chipkin has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she was born and educated. She moved to Vancouver 17 years ago and says that living in a stunning city like Vancouver invigorates her, just as the creative process does, both soothing her spirit and clearing the noise of life for hours at a time. She has always been oriented to the more decorative with a passion for colour, which probably originated during the time she was a textile designer. Her work is most frequently mixed media and uses colour strongly without being brash.
Robert Kaupelis United States Artist Robert Kaupelis
I want my paintings to offer a perceptual parade of multiple and diverse visual confrontations at once obvious and ambiguous; paintings that surprise me, which make the viewer say "WOW"! Hopefully, they are found beautiful and emotionally imperative. Frequently there are rich, painterly areas which contrast with hard-edge stripes or other geometric forms and impacted color that is dynamic, seductive, lyrical, loud, brash, beautiful and, hopefully, beguiling. Buildling/destroying, finding/losing, finding I love to paint.

Robert Kaupelis
Rochelle Carr United States Rochelle Carr Fine Art
An abstract expressionist titles the the category I find myself exploring today, yet my work began with mixed media creations: fiber arts, mosaic tiled work, metal sculpture, and jewelry. As my art turned to painting, I evolved to the form you see today: sculpture on wood (or canvas) to form works with an impasto-like two-dimensional depth complete with layers and layers of paint. I have been working and selling mixed media and fine art paintings for more than 18 years. My innovative, whimsical, playful style blends the tactile depth of sculpture (using paint or wall plaster) with the rich tones of acrylics, oils, and 23-karat gold leaf. My life is inspired by two themes, and you can find both in my art and poetry. A heart theme in my work expresses the soul-felt theme that guides me: “Follow your heart.” Iridescent accents and deep contrasting colors carry my personal motto “Live out loud.” “Adventure lies not in the places we seek, but in the moments we create in the places we treasure.” –RMC
Valorie Preston Canada FB page featuring latest work and inspiration.
In a world where colours collide, where laughter runs with tears and contradictions abound, I reside. Driven by the desire to reconcile growth with patience, love with despair and pain with experience,I paint. I paint to grow, to explore and to expose the world I see and imagine. I paint for the world I want and for the one that we have.

While I have always been an artist, I have not only been a visual artist. I have run election campaigns, been Chief of Staff in a premier’s office, taught high school English, coached winning softball teams and run national sport offices.
For the past twenty years I have focused exclusively on creating a business for my art, both through local and internationals sales, shows and personal development. I continue to pursue greater learning, more varied experiences and different mediums of expression.

A few years ago, I traveled to South East Asia, and studied the ancient art of the Cambodian Temples of Angkor Wat and the contemporary art of Viet Nam. Returning to Costa Rica often to challenge myself to try to express my vision in simpler, bolder ways.

A month in an isolated art workshop in Atlin, British Columbia; the experience of painting after attending an intense Aboriginal Healing Circle in Nares, Yukon, traveling to the far North and dipping my toes in the Arctic Ocean are experiences that find their way into my art.

Worked with mixed and multiple media; experimenting with Yupo and Mylar,and recently, I using oil on a type of Alumalite keeps my work fresh. Regardless of the medium or the subject, the strongest elements in all my work are colour and texture. Whether haunting faces or spiritual quests, with the use of vibrant colours and the play of light and dark, I suggest the powerful emotions and the narrative that is in my head.
Todd Riehle New Zealand crisp canvas prints
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Cristian Ruta-Fulger Romania Cristian Ruta-Fulger- works gallery, romanian artist Abstract oil paintings- contemporary neoexpresionism, strong color, energetics, geometry, gesture, art exchibition in Krakow, KRoma group, postmodernism member of the Association of Romanian Artis
Cristian Ruţă-Fulger- painter from Cluj, who gradueted University of Fine Arts Bucharest , Mural Art, member of the Association of Romanian Artists, subsidiary Cluj-Bistriţa, exposed paintings in art galleries in Cracow, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu. Interested about the abstract compozition from geometric to gestural, prefer strong powerful contrasting color in dinamical structures, which links him to the to contemporary abstract neo-expressionism. Some of his works put the interess/ emphasis on space and shapes, put him alongside surrealism. In this oil paintings we can find together the abstract and the real, light and darkness, emotion and memory, the contemporary and the mediaeval.
Dan Haycock United Kingdom Dan Haycock: Draughtsman, Painter, Sculptor and Illustrator
Dan Haycock is a freelance draughtsman, painter, sculptor and illustrator based in Milton Keynes, UK. Dan has worked for private clients on projects such as literary illustrations, artwork and logos for bands, comic books and tattoo designs. As a painter, Dan produces mainly abstract work, although he also does the occasional landscape. Recently, he has also been producing digital works and sculpture in wood and metal.
Grant Burke Canada Displays the photorealism artwork of contemporary Canadian artist Grant Burke
Grant Burke was born and raised in Newmarket, Ontario. He has had a passion for visual arts his whole life, constantly sketching or painting in his spare time. He spent his high school career attending St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. It was at St. Andrews that Grant was able to branch out into different divisions of art such as sculpture, electronic media, print making and photography. Grant's true passion however, lies with painting. Working primarily with oil paints, the artist developed a signature technique of creating realistic still life pieces that are truly captivating. His method of handling paint produces an overall effect of mysterious distance, nearly photographic in its realistic rendering of texture and color. His work has been featured in many auctions as well as many households across Ontario. Grant recently completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) at Queen's Univeristy and will soon be attending Humber College in Toronto to begin the Advertising and Graphic Design Program.
Kirsten Lei United States Kirsten Lei - Fine art abstract oil painter
I grew up overseas. At the time naive to the experience that was, to me, daily life. Looking back, I now see how experiencing foreign cultures has shaped my views and become part of the person I am today. I am passionate about all of life. Nothing centers me more than spending time with my hands in the dirt, playing in the sun, or standing at my easel covered in paint, coaxing life onto an empty canvas, inspired by my own thoughts and by the world I see. I am not a painter, I paint...to give love, beauty, life, but mostly to give of myself. My abstracts are colorfully organic conveying a sense of depth, mystery and light.
Terry Simmons United States Photo Art
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Terry Simmons was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950, and resides in Columbia, Missouri. He managed a St. Louis camera shop for several years. His interest in photography has made itself at home on the “commercial side” – shooting weddings and portraits, as well as the “artistic side” – participating in art and photography shows. He is a member of the Columbia Art League, and the Community Exhibits Program.



Most of the work you see on this website are photographs originating on 35mm transparencies. His preference for traditional Nikon, Canon, and Hasselblad prevailed for many years over digital cameras, although he now uses Nikon digital equipment.



“I've lived in four states, spent time in most of the others, and visited Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. I’ve never left home without a camera, and what you see on this site are results of those travels. If there are 100 people with cameras all pointed the same direction, I assume the better shot is somewhere else”



“Photography is an art form. Any means that enables a person to convey an emotion or message is a form of art. Some of us paint, some of us craft, some of us play an instrument, sing or dance, and some of us enjoy photography. Thankfully, each of us is created as a unique individual.”
Julian Cox United Kingdom ink drawings sculpture
Julian Cox is an artist with more than 20 years professional experience.In 2006 he was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Alongside sculpture he specialises in original nude and abstract ink drawings and has recently developed a selection of animal drawings whichhe sells through Saachi Online.
Franklin Beecham Canada Franklin Beecham, Visual Artist, Canada
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An exploration of colour shape and application of contemporary abstract acrylic paintings by Markham visual artist, Franklin Beecham. All abstract art creations are painted with vibrant colours using artists' acrylic paints and textures, brush and knife on canvas. They are inspired by life and culture experiences, that offer the viewer an interpretation of contemporary simplistic organic relationships. The colours used contrast with textures creating tension between movement and static planes.
Akash Kumar Gupta India this site explores my micro art creations
I ,Akash Kumar Gupta,a 23 year old undergraduate student from India specialises in micro art-a genre of painting on rice,pulse etc.I have received a letter of encouragement from Guinness world records for my distinction of writing 12584 english letters on a single rice grain.My art works have been exhibited all over India and my works have been duly appreciated by Consul Generals of U.S.A,Russia,Japan,Bangladesh etc.Besides winning several awards,my rare achievements include the making of the world's smallest "Geeta" on a ladies' wrist watch,the world's smallest "Ramayana" on a finger ring and the world's smallest set of zodiac cards(each being of the size-2*3 mms)
Tesh Parekh United States Wedding Painter
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Tesh is an award winning live event artist. Tesh is a wedding painter and event painter, available for your commissions world wide. Tesh also accepts studio commissions for wedding paintings, event painting and portraits.
Zeana Romanovna United States Romanovna Fine Art
Mixed Media Artist - Traditional and Digital

As a little girl all I ever wanted to do was color our world the way I saw it in my head. My grandmother told me I collected colored pencils by the dozens with no apparent reason for doing so.

Later I studied Fine Art privately in UK where I was born, and after moving to Australia I kept up those studies until I gained a teaching position within the education system. After a term of approximately 6 years I had taught several students from being totally unable to paint and draw to selling their own works. I carried on into the realms of teaching adult students and was finally awarded a medal of Australia for services to the Arts.

My own art has changed greatly and is ever evolving as I mature. I paint traditionally and digitally and have a different respect for both mediums. I also have a great love for textures and mixing mediums, but with whatever I do, I always do from my heart.

Website - http://romanovna.com/
Blog - http://zeanaromanovna.com/
Portfolio - http://romanovnafinearts.org/
Manny Gamonez Philippines http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/emmanuel-gamonez.html
Emmanuel Gamonez, Hi call me Manny. I'm a Marine Engineer, Musician, Palette knife Artist, Life Coach and Christian Missionary. I learned to paint in Romania. I attended private tutorial classes as well with professional palette knife painters. Presently I'm in my home country Philippines, serving my fellow country men. My wife is Swiss, we have a 14 year old son and we do all our best to serve the people giving them the message of the Love of God. I believe if God gives you the gift, share it with the world. The profit you gain, Invest it to help others. An investment that gains eternal rewards.
Helen Viola Glendinning - Cottage Cupboard Gallery United States Visit artist's website: cottagecupboardgallery.com
The Cottage Cupboard Gallery is located on the coast of Maine near the towns of Damariscotta, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Boothbay and Wiscassett. The Gallery features work by artist Helen Viola Glendinning who specializes in oil paintings of seascapes and landscapes, as well as Norwegian rosemaling. Visitors welcomed year round - hours are seasonal - please visit our website for contact information
Vincenzo Balsamo Italy Contemporary Italian Artist, fine art works gallery from figurative period (landscapes, still life, portraits), cubism, informal matter, surrealism, to lyrical abstraction, oil on canvas, watercolours, limited editions, interviews, links, and more.
Vincenzo Balsamo was born in Brindisi, in 1935, he lived in Rome, Paris, Verona and now he lives in Corchiano near Rome. He exhibited several times in national and international fairs, galleries and museums, since Figurative works of the fifties and sixties, over the seventies with the periods of the First Abstraction,the "Decomposition" informal, of matter work; to the "Nebulas" where the sign prevails on colour; to the "Evocations" of surreal calls; to the Second Abstraction (Return to the painting), of the first eighties that closes the "Analysis and experimentation" period. Since 1987 began the "Lyric abstraction", the sign , the colour, and the light are made up among them as if they would peer into the human "I".
Sign, light and colour are the elements that Vincenzo Balsamo uses to play his expressive game. It is an operation that the artist performs under the sign of grace and lightness, letting the images come out as if from a dream, “the place where the lines of geometry and imagination live together”. The sign outlines the forms, the colour connotes the emotional field, the light dematerialises the vision which only apparently
appears unobjective.
In his paintings it seems as if the line seeks to capture essential moments in history of art through the forms given to signs that recall Kandinsky, Mirò, Klee, or even the Russian forerunners of the early twentieth century. But this does not mean imitation. It is simly a sort of "mnemo-bait" meant to capture the observer's
noetic - that is intellective - eye, inducing him to pose questions; in other words to start mobilizing his thoughts and curiosity, to activate his mind. This happens because, above all, Balsamo's pictorial act is an act of the essential moments of history of art.