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ARTISTS REVEAL THEIR BREAKTHROUGH WORK | MICHAEL VAN ZEYL

My Magnolia series started when I was painting a model in my studio in profile the same day my Magnolia tree was blooming. The blooms were so beautiful and I wanted to preserve them. I was at a point where I wanted to take the look of my work from classic to more contemporary. I liked the idea of fusing figure and portrait with nature and looked to the garden of florals I had planted in my yard for inspiration.

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10 QUESTIONS FOR ALEKSANDRA KALISZ
ARTISTS REVEAL THEIR BREAKTHROUGH WORK | JULIE BELL

Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former competitive bodybuilder, Julie applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is an element of empowerment and independence.  She has been named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center

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10 QUESTIONS FOR MIGUEL ANGEL MOYA

MIGUEL ANGEL MOYA was born in Valencia in 1970. He began his Fine Arts degree at the Facultad Politécnica de Valencia in the late 80s, giving up two years later, disappointed by the method of teaching at the Faculty. Around the same time he met the realistic painter Francisco Ugeda, in whose workshop he learned the technical fundamentals of painting. In 1992 he has his first exhibition in Denia, Spain. Moya also studied the Violin receiving an advanced degree in the discipline. He combined painting with his work as a musician for years, but left the violin in 2002 to fully focus on his career as a painter. Since then, Moya has exhibited his work across Europe, United States and China. In 2008 he has his first solo exhibition in Madrid (Santiago Echeberría Gallery) in 2011 he had a solo exhibition in New York.

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10 QUESTIONS FOR SHAINA CRAFT | PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW

Shaina Craft is a visual artist living and working in Chicago. She graduated with an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2015 and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Shaina creates figurative oil paintings and works on paper that explore contemporary and classical techniques.

Shaina's painting "Wonder" was recently on view at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art for their inaugural exhibition, curated by Alyssa Monks. She has also recently received the Blick/InLiquid Microgrant for her series of Petite Paintings. She recently exhibited in Winged Woman; the Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia. Her work has been shown in galleries across the United States as well as the Affordable Art Fair NYC with SaatchiArt. Shaina exhibited in a group show of drawings at Lacey & Phillips curated by InLiquid in early 2017. Shaina’s work has been recognized by publications such as Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and PoetsArtists.

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