Liliana Zavaleta Biography
Migration, the search for a territory or ‘place’ that is ours and the nature that surrounds that place, are subjects that interest me and affect me personally. These are the issues that influence me in my work. The world is in continuous movement, moving and migrating, by choice or necessity. It is this continuous movement that makes us reflect on our relationship with our environment. It inspires us to ask ourselves how and if we belong. This question of belonging reflects my own reality, as I have always been an immigrant. But I’ve never viewed the world through a single prism. My realities were always multiple – and it was easy to leave one reality to enter another. And the world was always a space that was there to explore. That challenge of how to look at our habitat, how to face a new environment is what stimulated me in my work. I aspire to visually gather the idea of language, emotion and space, the search for place - always allowing the feeling of uncertainty to remain. I try to balance the deliberate with the spontaneous and irregular, where they become a new experience, a new reality that then express a new history. A new story. I began my search as an artist as a photographer, but have now also been painting for many years.
Sachi Yoshimoto Biography
Sachi Yoshimoto is a Tokyo based self-taught artist who works mainly in oil medium. She loves the warmth that the medium gives to her work. Artistically inclined from a young age, Sachi has worked diligently to bring her art to life. In 2013, after years of amateur work, Sachi decided to pursue her art wholeheartedly. Sachi’s style of work is “true-to-life,” focusing on the breath she finds in organic and inorganic objects. Her vision is to bring life into the objects she’s attracted to in everyday life. Apart from regular art commissions, Sachi often donates certain pieces and commission profits to animal charities she loves. Like her art, Sachi continues to evolve and improve. Her ultimate aim is to have her artistic journey make everyone’s life a little brighter.
Tyler Webb Biography
Tyler Webb was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and attended SouthEast Missouri State University. His bodies of work are mainly acrylic painting that explore our range of human emotions. His fluid art delves into our jovial, playful, aloof sides while also challenging us to let go of control. His abstract works are an exercise in controlled chaos, using aggressive palette knife and brush strokes to tap into a more primitive side of art. Although being an artist most of his life, he has just recently begun to make his art public and has emerged with incredible momentum. Taking part and various art groups like Cape Arts Council, Creative St. Louis, and Poplar Bluff Arts Guild. Tyler is an artist looking to keep gaining momentum and to make a name for himself in the Missouri Art scene.
Blair Vina Biography
Ms. Vina was born in year 1988 and raise in Johor, the southern part of the Peninsular Malaysia, a place where one would be able to realize the beauty of nature and at the same time tapping into busy daily lives of a city. This unique environment has perfectly shape Vina into who she is now and enable her to see the surrounding through her artistic eyes. Conceptualized the daily live she encountered into color patterns and surreal images are the subject of Ms. Vina Lee’s paintings. She sees herself as an observer, having a deep affection towards the nature, emotions, feelings and spirituality that she encounters along the way and turn them into paintings. Her compassion in arts has driven her to excel in photography and paintings. Largely a self-taught painter, she believes that art is an effective communication tool that could touch others’ heart. She combines different techniques of art to create layered surface and strong palette, letting them to flow together and create a lyrical and yet deeply concrete image. She also uses exquisite photo manipulation technique to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, desire and despair.
Jesusa Marie Vargas Biography
My artwork reflects my Chicana culture. It is an interpretation of the Mexican-American stories and oral histories that hold value for me and are part of my Chicana identity. The need to document and remember experiences inspire me and are the driving forces that sparks my creative processes. I work in a wide variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, video and photography. Allowing myself the creative freedom to share stories through 2-D media, sculpture, or video gives me the freedom to explore how best a story or memory can be shared. While sometimes it is appropriate to hear stories directly from the person using my video camera, other times, one visual image alone can express the idea best. More often than not, the process of creating artwork with my bare hands by carving, building, or repurposing materials gives the work more personal context. Common iconography I use includes: plants, insects, religious figures and the female body.
Jennifer Sundstrom Biography
I am a fiber artist specializing in needle felting. Currently working on creating a watercolor effect in needle felting. I feel this is a perfect example.
Margaret Stivers Biography
To capture a second and hold it in the palm of your mind is like catching a glimpse of fading beauty. To capture on canvas with brush the first touch of sun’s rays on a distant mountain or the last lingering light on snowy hills is a quest for artist Margaret Stivers. For more about the artist and her work please visit www.MargaretStivers.com
Ira Stein Biography
Over the past years, I have painted the most unique women to me based on our chemistry and their story. I believe that their behaviors are genetically determined and not a result of experience or societal influences. My paintings, mixed media collages and sculptures will not necessarily go with the furniture but it will leave you with the unbelievable documentation supporting my belief that behaviors are predetermined by genetics.
Tania Rustage Biography
Picture the scene. It’s three in the morning, smoke alarm is blaring, and the husband is running frantic like a headless chicken. True story - Just a day in the Life of a Pottery Artist, when experimenting goes wrong. But if you don’t try new things and take a risk, how are you going to come up with something new and exciting? My pottery adventure started
in sunny South Africa (The rainbow nation), as a hobby. Before I knew it, I was ‘mesmerized by mud’ and turning it into wonderful works of Decorative Art and Functional Wares. Early works reflect the richness of African cultures and traditions, which has developed and grown. Making those crazy experiments all worth it. Current work has a variety of finishes, from glossy glaze to distressed and whimsical. My new sculptural work tells a story , which is described by their titles. The rest is left to how the viewer interprets the piece. Which could have a different meaning to every individual. There is action and expression in the movement of each figurine, although faceless.
Kevin Rogers Biography
Kevin was born in Brisbane but raised at the Gold Coast. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1977 and completed 20 years service. A qualified Commercial Artist, Kevin has a preference to fine arts, specializing in Historical Art, Landscapes and detailed objects. Kevin has won many art awards, has been a permanent contributor to Artist’s Palette magazine,
has been published internationally and has had solo art exhibitions throughout his life. Kevin’s artworks are intricate and his attention to detail is second to none. He ensures that the subject matter is as close to the original as possible in his completed artworks. Kevin has been married for 39 years to Jeanette, has two children (twin boy and girl) and two grandchildren. He is also an avid photographer and has lived in every State and Territory in Australia as well as having lived for 6 years in Malaysia (Penang). He has completed over 3 laps of Australia and photographed over 50,000 images of Australia from which he draws his inspiration for his artworks. Kevin retired at age 51 and has dedicated his retirement years to improving his art. He currently lives with his wife in a small town called Howard in sunny Queensland, Australia.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.