SOLD

SOLD

These are samplings of the works which sold during or after publication in PoetsArtists, OCHO and iARTistas.  

I am not claiming that these artworks sold because I  published them but I am saying that having been featured and receiving exposure in the various print, digital and online formats we offer may have contributed to a wider audience and ultimately if not subliminally a sale.  We had four group shows this year one at Sirona Fine Art curated by Victoria Selbach which had the most sales. We had two shows at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. One show at Zhou was curated by Ryan Shultz and the other by Sergio Gomez and myself. During ART BASEL week in Miami we had an exhibition at Yeelen Art Gallery which received much exposure including The New York Times.  

What I know about the sales is just as important as what I don't know. For example I know that three sales came in even before the work went to print because I send the PDFs of all my publications to Howard Tullman sometimes before I am even done with the issue because I am excited for him to see what new works I am publishing. Tim and Suzanne Smith from Sirona Fine Art had a huge impact this year for us. The show at Sirona Fine Art "THE ARTIST's GAZE" curated by Victoria Selbach was in the works a little over a year before the show took place. I had asked Victoria to curate an issue and she wanted to also have a physical show to along with it. Tim and Suzanne stepped up to the plate. The show was featured in American Art Collector (thank you for interviewing us Nicki Escudero) and other magazines. We had works by Alyssa Monks, Ryan Shultz, Aleah Chapin, Stephen Wright, Cesar Santos, Jason Yamorsky and many more

American Art Collector also covered our show Immortality & Vulnerability at Zhou B Art Center this past April. They have been a tremendous encouragement to me. 

I also know that most of the works which sold are of women and by women mostly because the artwork we lean to publish in PoetsArtists is figurative, realism and portraiture. I am very proud of this aspect of my publishing. Giving an audience to women and minorities is very important to me for I myself fall under this category. 

I don't know who many of the collectors of these artworks are for many are private and some sales came in months after the work was published. Some were sold through the artist directly and some through the artist's galleries and/or other shows the works later were featured in. If we don't know where a sale comes from is just as important as knowing where a sale does comes from because giving your work an audience is crucial. When you post your work online such as Facebook make it clear that it is available whether through your gallery or not. Mention it has been published or been in an exhibition or it was mentioned online in an article. Give credit to those venues who are helping your art career. It gives validation to your artwork. 

I'd like to thank the following guest curators, artists and editors who were instrumental in my publishing the volume of work we did including Ryan Shultz, Victoria Selbach,  F. Scott Hess, John Seed, Daena Title, Sergio Gomez, Daniel Maidman, Karla Ferguson, Tim and Suzanne Smith and finally Frank Bernarducci for editing the Realism Issue.  Having another eye choose what works to publish and different themes helps bring diversity to our publications. On the Poetry side we had Matthew Hittinger, Grace Cavalieri, Steven Mills, Sarah Blake and Emma Trelles. I'd like to thank everyone who was involved in overseeing and honoring the works we published this year. I'd also like to thank our thriving GOSS183 community for looking out for each other and encouraging fellow artists and poets in continuing their creative efforts.

 

Steven Da Luz

Dance of Jihad 20" x 16" oil and mixed media on canvas

Dance of Jihad 20" x 16" oil and mixed media on canvas

Rosana Sitcha

One Hundred Years of Gran Via

Erica Elan Ciganek

Waiting (from the silence of the Oridinary)  | oil and mixed media on canvas | 64.5x59.5

Waiting (from the silence of the Oridinary)  | oil and mixed media on canvas | 64.5x59.5

Daybreak | 20x16 | oil and plaster on board

Daybreak | 20x16 | oil and plaster on board

Verano | 36x24 | oil on canvas

Verano | 36x24 | oil on canvas

I Need Space | acrylic on canvas | 48x36

Rebecca Venn

 

 

 

Steven DaLuz focuses on the sublime, using mixed mediums in his work.   Born in Hanford, California, Steve lived 13 years abroad, completed a BA in Social Psychology, and an MA in Management, before earning the BFA in 2003. A featured speaker at The Representational Art Conference, 2014, hewas invited to participate in the International Masters of Fine Art exhibition in 2014.  Internationally exhibited,  his work has been publishedin art books, and magazines, such as Art in America, American Art Collector, The Huffington Post, Professional Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, Poets and Artists,  Encaustic Art, andThe Artists.  He is represented by four galleries in the U.S.  He works out of his studio in San Antonio, Texas.

Steven DaLuz focuses on the sublime, using mixed mediums in his work.   Born in Hanford, California, Steve lived 13 years abroad, completed a BA in Social Psychology, and an MA in Management, before earning the BFA in 2003. A featured speaker at The Representational Art Conference, 2014, hewas invited to participate in the International Masters of Fine Art exhibition in 2014.  Internationally exhibited,  his work has been publishedin art books, and magazines, such as Art in America, American Art Collector, The Huffington Post, Professional Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, Poets and Artists,  Encaustic Art, andThe Artists.  He is represented by four galleries in the U.S.  He works out of his studio in San Antonio, Texas.

Rosana Sitcha was born in Cartagena (south-east of Spain), on 8th January 1981. She was awarded a degree in Fine Arts by San Carlos Faculty, at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2005. She is specialised in drawing and painting. She has done some courses with prestigious painters such as Antonio López, Eloy Morales and Cristobal Gabarrón. She has worked as a painter since she finished her degree, focusing her work on urban landscape and female portrait, both represented from a very personal perspective. Her work has been exhibited in numerous art galleries of Spain. So far, she has taken part in 13 individual exhibitions in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Oviedo, Murcia and Cartagena. She has also participated in more than 100 collective exhibitions, including selections, awards and national and international fairs. Since 2005, she has been awarded several national and international prizes, 16 in total. Furthermore, some of her pieces of work are in different collections that belong to city councils, county councils and museums.

Rosana Sitcha was born in Cartagena (south-east of Spain), on 8th January 1981. She was awarded a degree in Fine Arts by San Carlos Faculty, at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2005. She is specialised in drawing and painting. She has done some courses with prestigious painters such as Antonio López, Eloy Morales and Cristobal Gabarrón.

She has worked as a painter since she finished her degree, focusing her work on urban landscape and female portrait, both represented from a very personal perspective.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous art galleries of Spain. So far, she has taken part in 13 individual exhibitions in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Oviedo, Murcia and Cartagena. She has also participated in more than 100 collective exhibitions, including selections, awards and national and international fairs. Since 2005, she has been awarded several national and international prizes, 16 in total. Furthermore, some of her pieces of work are in different collections that belong to city councils, county councils and museums.

Marco Gallotta is an Italian-born, New York City-based artist. He received his associate's degree in fashion illustration and a bachelor’s degree in general illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He grew up in Battipaglia, a town in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, before moving to New York City in 1998. His artistic craft consists mostly of paper-cutting techniques, drawing, painting, and printmaking.  Today, Marco resides with his wife and daughter in New York City, where he finds inspiration in its urbanscape, distinct artistic facets, and diverse population. He currently practices his craft in an intimate studio workshop in West Harlem. His vast expertise in mixed media techniques, including drawing, painting, and printmaking, add to his work a unique combination of artisan craftsmanship and graphic sensibility. Watercolors, inks, and graphite are applied to photographs that are then cut out. Layers of cut-out photographs, paper and other materials are strategically overlapped to create ingenious compositions.  His clients include Nike, Vogue, the United Nations, Radio City Music Hall, Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone, actor Will Smith, and NBA player Gigi Datome.

Marco Gallotta is an Italian-born, New York City-based artist. He received his associate's degree in fashion illustration and a bachelor’s degree in general illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He grew up in Battipaglia, a town in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, before moving to New York City in 1998. His artistic craft consists mostly of paper-cutting techniques, drawing, painting, and printmaking. 

Today, Marco resides with his wife and daughter in New York City, where he finds inspiration in its urbanscape, distinct artistic facets, and diverse population. He currently practices his craft in an intimate studio workshop in West Harlem. His vast expertise in mixed media techniques, including drawing, painting, and printmaking, add to his work a unique combination of artisan craftsmanship and graphic sensibility. Watercolors, inks, and graphite are applied to photographs that are then cut out. Layers of cut-out photographs, paper and other materials are strategically overlapped to create ingenious compositions. 

His clients include Nike, Vogue, the United Nations, Radio City Music Hall, Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone, actor Will Smith, and NBA player Gigi Datome.

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sharon Pomales is an award-winning realist artist working in oil and pastel.  Since moving to Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide.   Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.  Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. www.sharonpomales.com

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sharon Pomales is an award-winning realist artist working in oil and pastel.  Since moving to Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide.  

Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.  Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

www.sharonpomales.com

Daliah Ammar (b. 1995, Philadelphia, PA) is a Palestinian-American artist & designer based in Chicago, IL. She is currently earning her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The purpose of Daliah’s work is to transcend the notion of the self and the physicality of paint, resonating from her own vulnerable and personal experiences – as a means of conveying life as it blooms and decays from within. Expressing that awareness of the self and reflecting to the viewer establishes a relationship between themselves and herself. Her works appear as dreamlike images in which ethereality and reality meet, subjects appear lost deep within the confines of the canvas, moments are evocative of atmosphere and emotion and become a window into the human psyche. William de Kooning once stated that “Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented”. By using the painted surface as a trope for the physical and psychological presence between the inner self and external viewer, her works are confrontational, yet, intimate and personal – a drawn reflection upon the art of painting itself: thoroughly self-referential, yet no less aesthetically pleasing, and therefore deeply inscribed in contemporary realism. daliahammar.com

Daliah Ammar (b. 1995, Philadelphia, PA) is a Palestinian-American artist & designer based in Chicago, IL. She is currently earning her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The purpose of Daliah’s work is to transcend the notion of the self and the physicality of paint, resonating from her own vulnerable and personal experiences – as a means of conveying life as it blooms and decays from within. Expressing that awareness of the self and reflecting to the viewer establishes a relationship between themselves and herself. Her works appear as dreamlike images in which ethereality and reality meet, subjects appear lost deep within the confines of the canvas, moments are evocative of atmosphere and emotion and become a window into the human psyche.

William de Kooning once stated that “Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented”. By using the painted surface as a trope for the physical and psychological presence between the inner self and external viewer, her works are confrontational, yet, intimate and personal – a drawn reflection upon the art of painting itself: thoroughly self-referential, yet no less aesthetically pleasing, and therefore deeply inscribed in contemporary realism. daliahammar.com

Lisa Krannichfeld's mixed media paintings, featuring bright, pattern-rich, loose and washy women, have been featured in numerous publications including The Jealous Curator, Anthology Magazine, and countless international art blogs.  She has exhibited her work nationally and has received numerous awards.  Most recently, she received the Delta Award in the prestigious 57th Annual Delta Juried Exhibition showcasing contemporary American art from Southern artists. Her work also won First Place in the 2015 Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition, and the Juror Award in the 2015 Irene Rosenzweig Juried Biennial Exhibition. She has been named “One To Watch” in Saatchi Art Magazine and a “Woman to Watch” by Soiree` Magazine in her home state of Arkansas. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections throughout her home state of Arkansas as well as in collections around the world. www.lisakrannichfeld.com

Lisa Krannichfeld's mixed media paintings, featuring bright, pattern-rich, loose and washy women, have been featured in numerous publications including The Jealous Curator, Anthology Magazine, and countless international art blogs.  She has exhibited her work nationally and has received numerous awards.  Most recently, she received the Delta Award in the prestigious 57th Annual Delta Juried Exhibition showcasing contemporary American art from Southern artists. Her work also won First Place in the 2015 Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Exhibition, and the Juror Award in the 2015 Irene Rosenzweig Juried Biennial Exhibition. She has been named “One To Watch” in Saatchi Art Magazine and a “Woman to Watch” by Soiree` Magazine in her home state of Arkansas. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections throughout her home state of Arkansas as well as in collections around the world. www.lisakrannichfeld.com

Born 1987, Glasgow. Based in Out of the Blue Edinburgh Leith Walk Studios. Sarah Muirhead graduated from Edinburgh College of art in 2009 and was then nominated by Kirsty Wark and a panel including Kevin Spacey and Tracey Emin as one of 10 'new sensations'.  Since then she has exhibited internationally and has had solo shows in Lazarides Gallery and most recently in the Leyden Gallery, London. Muirhead's work is the product of an intense fascination with the physicality and spirit of a body and it’s potential for pleasure, pain and expression. Idiosyncratic character is intrinsically important but an anatomical, pulsing, critical view is also there. The image is an accurate representation but the close detail is an expressive pattern describing minute features. It's a record of her examination of the subject and her relationship with them rather than a slavish copy of their every pore. She uses body paint and projectors to give her subjects something to interact with which often leads to an image that articulates the anatomy of the body or lets them be part of the process in deciding which pose or composition works best. Muirhead watches how people react with these tools and whether they use them self consciously or instinctively. The potential ambiguity and tension in the eye contact of a still image is compelling and she uses this to provoke a reaction or connection in the viewer. The quality of flesh, its contrasting textures and tensions, the density and potential of muscle and the irregularity and dimples in fatty tissue are important in the way she wants to describe any given subject. The bodies she paints are a strange mixture of lurid, glistening attraction and true empathic realism avoiding elegant cliches. They reflect private selves and acknowledge Muirhead's inescapable role as a voyeur in observing and recreating them. A period of serious illness detached her idea of personality from physicality – She hopes to paint the two back together again.  sarahmuirhead.com

Born 1987, Glasgow. Based in Out of the Blue Edinburgh Leith Walk Studios.

Sarah Muirhead graduated from Edinburgh College of art in 2009 and was then nominated by Kirsty Wark and a panel including Kevin Spacey and Tracey Emin as one of 10 'new sensations'.  Since then she has exhibited internationally and has had solo shows in Lazarides Gallery and most recently in the Leyden Gallery, London.

Muirhead's work is the product of an intense fascination with the physicality and spirit of a body and it’s potential for pleasure, pain and expression. Idiosyncratic character is intrinsically important but an anatomical, pulsing, critical view is also there. The image is an accurate representation but the close detail is an expressive pattern describing minute features. It's a record of her examination of the subject and her relationship with them rather than a slavish copy of their every pore. She uses body paint and projectors to give her subjects something to interact with which often leads to an image that articulates the anatomy of the body or lets them be part of the process in deciding which pose or composition works best. Muirhead watches how people react with these tools and whether they use them self consciously or instinctively. The potential ambiguity and tension in the eye contact of a still image is compelling and she uses this to provoke a reaction or connection in the viewer. The quality of flesh, its contrasting textures and tensions, the density and potential of muscle and the irregularity and dimples in fatty tissue are important in the way she wants to describe any given subject. The bodies she paints are a strange mixture of lurid, glistening attraction and true empathic realism avoiding elegant cliches. They reflect private selves and acknowledge Muirhead's inescapable role as a voyeur in observing and recreating them. A period of serious illness detached her idea of personality from physicality – She hopes to paint the two back together again.  sarahmuirhead.com

Stephen Wright is a California native. His work is in various private and public collections. Recently he was featured in New American Paintings and various issues of GOSS183.  

Stephen Wright is a California native. His work is in various private and public collections. Recently he was featured in New American Paintings and various issues of GOSS183.  

Erica Elan Ciganek is a painter currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Washington in Seattle. She graduated in 2013 from North Park University with a BA in both Art and Con ict Transformation. Her work has been featured throughout the US as well as in blogs, and publications such as Juxtapoz, Hifructose, and Poets/Artists. She continues to paint mainly portraits with an emphasis on the power of truly seeing people in a world that is quick to dehumanize.  www.ericaelanciganek.com

Erica Elan Ciganek is a painter currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Washington in Seattle. She graduated in 2013 from North Park University with a BA in both Art and Con ict Transformation. Her work has been featured throughout the US as well as in blogs, and publications such as Juxtapoz, Hifructose, and Poets/Artists. She continues to paint mainly portraits with an emphasis on the power of truly seeing people in a world that is quick to dehumanize. 

www.ericaelanciganek.com

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Susanne Mitchell is a contemporary visual artist. Her practice draws from her life experiences traversing continents and cultures between Africa and the United States. The works contains figurative elements and range from large-scale, mixed media drawings to intimate, miniature paintings and often integrates photography and printmaking. Through these media she examines and recombines various materials and images, which become a lexicon of signifiers that reference the current human condition as it is affected and informed by history, socio-economic systems and place. Born in New York in 1973, Mitchell received a BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver and as a Lecturer of Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), the Academy of San Carlos (Mexico City), the National University of Colombia (Medellín, Colombia) and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China).  susannemitchell.com

Susanne Mitchell is a contemporary visual artist. Her practice draws from her life experiences traversing continents and cultures between Africa and the United States. The works contains figurative elements and range from large-scale, mixed media drawings to intimate, miniature paintings and often integrates photography and printmaking. Through these media she examines and recombines various materials and images, which become a lexicon of signifiers that reference the current human condition as it is affected and informed by history, socio-economic systems and place.

Born in New York in 1973, Mitchell received a BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver and as a Lecturer of Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), the Academy of San Carlos (Mexico City), the National University of Colombia (Medellín, Colombia) and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China). 

susannemitchell.com

Known as a allegorical realist, Judith Peck has exhibited her work in venues nationwide including the Portsmouth Museum in Virginia and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana awarding Peck the juror’s award, Context Art Fair Miami, Arte Américas Fresno Art Museum in California, and a solo at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She has received the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia. Her paintings have been featured numerous times in Poets /Artists Magazine, as well as The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, iARTisas, Combustus, Catapult Magazine and The Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.  Judith Peck’s work is collected internationally and can be found in many private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Museo Arte Contemporanea, Sicilia and the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities collection.  www.judithpeck.net

Known as a allegorical realist, Judith Peck has exhibited her work in venues nationwide including the Portsmouth Museum in Virginia and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana awarding Peck the juror’s award, Context Art Fair Miami, Arte Américas Fresno Art Museum in California, and a solo at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She has received the Strauss Fellowship Grant from Fairfax County, Virginia. Her paintings have been featured numerous times in Poets /Artists Magazine, as well as The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, iARTisas, Combustus, Catapult Magazine and The Kress Project book published by the Georgia Museum of Art.  Judith Peck’s work is collected internationally and can be found in many private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Museo Arte Contemporanea, Sicilia and the District of Columbia’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities collection.  www.judithpeck.net

Santiago Galeas is an emerging artist working in the Philadelphia area. Specializing in figurative oil paintings, he has a diverse range of subjects that address varying concepts in portraiture. He has utilized his atelier style training and relied heavily on anatomy and structure, though reinterpreted in a personal style. With strong influences from both traditional Alla Prima portrait painters and the Abstract Expressionist era, this distorted imagery often results in a covenant between representation and abstraction. Galeas’ paintings serve as a link between subject and viewer: an encounter that is often confrontational, and often face to face. www.santiagogaleas.com

Santiago Galeas is an emerging artist working in the Philadelphia area. Specializing in figurative oil paintings, he has a diverse range of subjects that address varying concepts in portraiture. He has utilized his atelier style training and relied heavily on anatomy and structure, though reinterpreted in a personal style. With strong influences from both traditional Alla Prima portrait painters and the Abstract Expressionist era, this distorted imagery often results in a covenant between representation and abstraction. Galeas’ paintings serve as a link between subject and viewer: an encounter that is often confrontational, and often face to face. www.santiagogaleas.com

Fidel Molina was born in Madrid, July the 3rd 1971. Degree in Fine Arts, specialized in Design by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Son of Luis Molina, renowned Spanish painter, Fidel has worked for many years as a graphic designer and illustrator for film productions, publicity campaigns, T.V. and Web-based content. His Paintings have been exhibited in many galleries throughout Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Murcia, Alicante, Pamplona, etc. In 2004 he received a finalist mention in the 2nd Sports Painting Awards held by the sports journal “MARCA”. Fidel shows a realistic approach to painting. He grasps brief fading instants of urban ordinary life and natural landscapes. He also portrays human figures sometimes in naked poses filled with and emotional and psychological content that invites the viewer to go beyond the mere pictorial representation.  fidelmolina.com

Fidel Molina was born in Madrid, July the 3rd 1971. Degree in Fine Arts, specialized in Design by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Son of Luis Molina, renowned Spanish painter, Fidel has worked for many years as a graphic designer and illustrator for film productions, publicity campaigns, T.V. and Web-based content. His Paintings have been exhibited in many galleries throughout Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Murcia, Alicante, Pamplona, etc. In 2004 he received a finalist mention in the 2nd Sports Painting Awards held by the sports journal “MARCA”.

Fidel shows a realistic approach to painting. He grasps brief fading instants of urban ordinary life and natural landscapes. He also portrays human figures sometimes in naked poses filled with and emotional and psychological content that invites the viewer to go beyond the mere pictorial representation. 

fidelmolina.com

Jeffrey Bess born in Macomb, Illinois in 1958 is primarily an acrylic painter. Jeffrey’s artistic background includes 25 years of graphic design, acrylic on canvas and found object art. Jeff began his ne art studies at Miami Dade Community College and majored in ne art at Illinois State University. While mostly focusing on surreal landscapes and objects, simple compositions depict his work as he skillfully and sometimes humorously questions our sense of gravity and place in the universe.  facebook.com/jeffreybessart

Jeffrey Bess born in Macomb, Illinois in 1958 is primarily an acrylic painter. Jeffrey’s artistic background includes 25 years of graphic design, acrylic on canvas and found object art. Jeff began his ne art studies at Miami Dade Community College and majored in ne art at Illinois State University. While mostly focusing on surreal landscapes and objects, simple compositions depict his work as he skillfully and sometimes humorously questions our sense of gravity and place in the universe.  facebook.com/jeffreybessart

Nadine Robbins’ artistic style has evolved through a lifetime connection with art. She grew up in France, where her mother was an artist and introduced her to many artists including Salvador Dali. Coming of age in a family and culture steeped in visual art steered her course. She completed her BFA in Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Nadine initially chose a career in graphic design where she achieved considerable success as the founder of her own rm, Namaro Graphics, while also developing and honing her skills in photography and painting. Robbins is now a realist painter, based in New York’s Hudson Valley, who specializes in portraits, nudes and oysters. Merging traditional techniques and contemporary concepts, her work strives for realism but isn’t cold or clinical. It feels animated and alive. The accuracy of esh she portrays seems warm to the touch, the eyes glisten as they connect with the viewer. Infused with emotion, authenticity, humor, wit and wisdom, Robbins’ work avoids the heaviness or leaden seriousness that can accompany portraiture. She reminds us that one of the most important aspects of being alive is the lighter side, which makes us smile. Her work has been included in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters juried exhibitions in London, is consistently part of established competitions and shows throughout the United States and can be found in national and international collections, most notably the Howard A. & Judith Tullman Collection in Chicago. nadinerobbinsart.com

Nadine Robbins’ artistic style has evolved through a lifetime connection with art. She grew up in France, where her mother was an artist and introduced her to many artists including Salvador Dali. Coming of age in a family and culture steeped in visual art steered her course. She

completed her BFA in Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz and Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Nadine initially chose a career in graphic design where she achieved considerable success as the founder of her own rm, Namaro Graphics, while also developing and honing her skills in photography and painting.

Robbins is now a realist painter, based in New York’s Hudson Valley, who specializes in portraits, nudes and oysters. Merging traditional techniques and contemporary concepts, her work strives for realism but isn’t cold or clinical. It feels animated and alive. The accuracy of esh she portrays seems warm to the touch, the eyes glisten as they connect with the viewer. Infused with emotion, authenticity, humor, wit and wisdom, Robbins’ work avoids the heaviness or leaden seriousness that can accompany portraiture. She reminds us that one of the most important aspects of being alive is the lighter side, which makes us smile.

Her work has been included in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters juried exhibitions in London, is consistently part of established competitions and shows throughout the United States and can be found in national and international collections, most notably the Howard A. & Judith Tullman Collection in Chicago.

nadinerobbinsart.com

Susannah Martin was born in New York City in 1964.  She studied at New York University with a scholarship for painting.  Following her studies she was self-employed as a muralist and painter of sets for film and photography in New York, Berlin Germany and finally Frankfurt am Mainwhere she currently lives and works.  In 2004 she returned to fine art and portraiture.  Over the last 8 years her work has focused exclusively on contemporizing the classical subject of the nude in landscape. Avoiding a falsely idyllic scenario, her work focuses on mans´ estrangement from nature. The figures may appear absurd stripped of all social indicators and possessions or ecstatic in unexpected reunification with their natural selves.  Martins´ work creates a stage in which mans´ struggle between the two poles of his identity, the natural and the synthetic, may be contemplated. Her work is exhibited internationally throughout Europe and the United States of America.  www.susannahmartin.de

Susannah Martin was born in New York City in 1964.  She studied at New York University with a scholarship for painting.  Following her studies she was self-employed as a muralist and painter of sets for film and photography in New York, Berlin Germany and finally Frankfurt am Mainwhere she currently lives and works.  In 2004 she returned to fine art and portraiture.  Over the last 8 years her work has focused exclusively on contemporizing the classical subject of the nude in landscape. Avoiding a falsely idyllic scenario, her work focuses on mans´ estrangement from nature. The figures may appear absurd stripped of all social indicators and possessions or ecstatic in unexpected reunification with their natural selves.  Martins´ work creates a stage in which mans´ struggle between the two poles of his identity, the natural and the synthetic, may be contemplated. Her work is exhibited internationally throughout Europe and the United States of America. 

www.susannahmartin.de

Victoria Selbach is a New York contemporary realist painter best known for her lifesize nude depictions of women caught at the intersection of light and shadow. Her gaze is directed through a deep connection to the individuals who carry their complexity and strength into her paintings. Selbach has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York and nationally including the Heckscher Museum of Art and The Butler Institute of American Art. Her work can be found in private collections throughout North America and internationally including the Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection and was discussed in the Huf ngton Post article ‘Finally, Artist Paints Female Nudes As They Really Are’. An archive of work is available at victoriaselbach.com. 

Victoria Selbach is a New York contemporary realist painter best known for her lifesize nude depictions of women caught at the intersection of light and shadow. Her gaze is directed through a deep connection to the individuals who carry their complexity and strength into her paintings. Selbach has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York and nationally including the Heckscher Museum of Art and The Butler Institute of American Art. Her work can be found in private collections throughout North America and internationally including the Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection and was discussed in the Huf ngton Post article ‘Finally, Artist Paints Female Nudes As They Really Are’. An archive of work is available at victoriaselbach.com. 

Rebecca Venn is well known for her figurative work.   But when traveling, or on a day off, she tucks her supplies into her backpack and spends time sitting in nature. Sometimes these sketches lead to a more finished painting or drawing but often it is the gesture of the moment that fulfills the passion that drives her to climb rocks and explore lost paths and find someplace less traveled if possible. Landscapes or creatures often catch her eye and occasionally she is gifted with a subject by friends who know of her fascination such as the cardinal that fell from the sky. Much of her artwork is in collections throughout the United States and abroad.  She is in the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum Of American Art with one of her figurative artworks. She is represented in Re:Vision Art Gallery, Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Norman Lasiter Gallery, Palm Springs, California.

Rebecca Venn is well known for her figurative work.  

But when traveling, or on a day off, she tucks her supplies into her backpack and spends time sitting in nature.

Sometimes these sketches lead to a more finished painting or drawing but often it is the gesture of the moment that fulfills the passion that drives her to climb rocks and explore lost paths and find someplace less traveled if possible.

Landscapes or creatures often catch her eye and occasionally she is gifted with a subject by friends who know of her fascination such as the cardinal that fell from the sky.

Much of her artwork is in collections throughout the United States and abroad.  She is in the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum Of American Art with one of her figurative artworks. She is represented in Re:Vision Art Gallery, Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Norman Lasiter Gallery, Palm Springs, California.

Submission Call: SIGHT UNSEEN

Submission Call: SIGHT UNSEEN

Interview with Immortality and Vulnerability Artist Michelle Doll

Interview with Immortality and Vulnerability Artist Michelle Doll

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