Jul 25 2016



The simple reason

I would quite happily give

Up everything-Love.


Haiku by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Jun 25 2016


Suddenly the whole
European union is
in deep shock-BREXIT.


Haiku by Lucio Munoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Apr 15 2016

Three wishes


When I was young

I wished for a princess one day-

Out of nowhere it came, a strong,

Beautiful lady.


When I was married

I wished to make my queen very happy-

Out of nowhere a love storm came

Turning sour my honey.


Now newly single

I wished for a princes or a queen one day-

Out of nowhere it will come for sure

And I am ready again to play.


Young and crazy,

Married and thoughtful,

Newly single and hopeful,

Three wishes, believe me each of them worthy.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada




Apr 14 2016

A working love triangle


A beautiful rose

Once fell in love with both

A hummingbird and me at the same time.


Knowing that not being able to

Fly I was not a match for the hummingbird

During the day I was afraid of losing her.


The hummingbird knowing that

He could not be a match for me

At night was also afraid of losing her.


Then one day rose proposed a solution

To this situation: She would belong to hummingbird

During the day; and to me during the night and we all agreed.




And me-

A nicely working love triangle.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Sep 07 2015

A promise from my friends and me

I talked to the Sky

And he told me he feels

Better when there is no rain.


I talked to the Wind

And he told me he feels

Better when there are no mountains.


I talked to your heart

And he told me very loudly

He is happier when he is only with me.


You should expect no rain,

No mountains,

And happiness;

A promise from my friends Sky, Wind and me.


Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

September 07, 2015



Jun 28 2013

Featured Artist: Gabriella Cleuren

Featured Artist: Gabriella Cleuren

Notes from the Artist:
Today, painters do not work anymore according to nature – making sketches takes too ong, so we have to be happy with photos. But then of course you run the risk of just making a copy of a photo. I encounter many on the internet, which technically can turn out pretty nice, but it is not art to me. It is rather métier. In art, the first step is interpretation, or a total transformation, meaning an indoctrination or transformation by the mind. During this process, unconscious elements creep into the work that give it its appeal and inner layeredness. Modern art, then, often works with images that are illustrations of a meaning that wishes to be expressed. This has been salonfähig for a while, but it does not do much for me. It is too cerebral for me. I experience it rather like a good find. Just a kick from momentary recognition and that’s all. Really creating a work is still a few steps further. And then controlling it, making it aesthetic and getting it across to the viewer is still a little bit more. I see parallels with film.
An artist can also work in a very puzzling manner, when he has created his own language and uses it to talk to his audience. It is a kind of alphabet that has to be mastered and learnt before the work can be deciphered in all its fullness to penetrate into the world of the other. The same goes for my virtual worlds. And that is not always possible. Everyone has his own unique projections from his own background or world. And in a work, there are so many threads under the surface, so many unconscious symbols that it allows something to escape from its being only for a captivated viewer, laying its layeredness bare. It is like language, not only are the spoken words of importance, but also the intonation and the unconscious body language.
That is why it is not always advisable to explain the work. For a viewer, it can mean another world, from his own background, and such understanding must be possible; it is richness in abundance and diversity.


Oct 10 2014

Featured Artist: Sean Rutter

Featured Artist: Sean Rutter

Notes from the Artist:
Art is something that I have always been interested in. From a very young age, my idea of fun was picking up a pencil and drawing, or painting something interesting. On occasion my love of being creative got me in trouble, having cut up a pair of my Grandma’s curtains one Saturday afternoon in order to get some materials for a new creation.

At secondary school, I strugged with the idea of being instructed to draw something specific, or copy another artists work. My idea of art was to pour my heart and soul into my work, not plagerise someone else’s work. Sadly, this is where I decided not to carry on with art, and follow other academic interests; I decided I wasn’t any good.

Over the next few years, I very ocassionally picked up a paintbrush, and painted a few landscapes, and some images of London.

Eventually, encouraged by my dear friend Amelia Wood (a fantastic artist!), I started to paint again. This time there were no rules about what I could do, what to paint. I could fully express myself, and whether my work appeals to everyone or not doesn’t matter now. I know it is my work, how I want it.

I usually put on my favourite songs and let my mind sink into what ever the music conjures up for me. This usually results in more abstract art, not something that I was ever taught at school.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work, thanks for reading.

Sean Rutter on the Web: http://seandavidrutter.wix.com/seandavidrutter
Sean Rutter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanrutter
Sean Rutter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanRutterArt


May 10 2011

Nadine Fourré

Featured Artist: Nadine Fourré

About the Artist:

Équilibre Pierre & Bois


L’évidente simplicité des ÉQUILIBRES est l’aboutissement naturel d’un long parcours au japon, oû j’ai vécu pendant presque 20 ans.
Après Les Beaux-Arts, j’arrive à Tokyo en 1981 pour pratiquer la langue et le dessin au quotidien.
Styliste/Fashion design ( Sociétés: Caravan, Dorothée bis sous licence, Senso unico ) Création de la marque “Tatouages” avec des défilés à Tokyo & Paris
Direction artistique/Architecture design ( Bureau d’études Archopolis-Takeo Kumaï ):
“Tokyo dinner” jouxtant l’Ambassade de France, “Art Forum Yanaka gallery” à Ueno …
Paradoxalement, c’est dans la modernité dénaturalisée de Tokyo que je me sensibilise à l’art de l’épure, appliqué au respect du matériau dans toute sa vitalité.
De retour en Provence en 2000, je découvre La Durance, retrouvant l’instinct des chasseurs-cueilleurs, et me consacre toute entière à la Sculpture.


Jan 22 2013

Featured Artist: Georgia Mansur

Featured Artist: Georgia Mansur

Click here read Georgia’s article on ‘How to Create Large Scale Panoramas Using Acrylics’

Artist Notes:
Georgia Mansur
Gallery Representation:
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Randy Higbee Gallery, California, USA
Sharp Art Gallery, Washington, USA
LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc) Cyndee van de Walker Scholarship for Excellence and Professional development
Juried into the ‘Best of Plein Air’ Laguna Beach, California 2010 & 2012
Selected to paint in San Clemente Plein Air and Quick Draw, San Clemente, CA
Finalist Country Energy $35,000 Landscape Prize
1st Prize Watercolour Still Life section Mudgee Rotary Art Exhibition judged by Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Edmund Capon.1st Prize Watercolour Landscape, 1st Prize Acrylic/Oil Landscape section of Mudgee Rotary judged by Sotheby’s Art Curator, Justin Miller. People’s Choice Award, ‘Driven To Abstraction’ exhibition, Mudgee
Selected three times, The Rocks Market Art Prize Sydney, exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, The Mosman Art Prize and Cowra Calleen Prize
Memberships: AWS (American Watercolor Society), NWS (National Watercolor Society),IPAP (Intl Plein Air Painters), LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters), CAC (California Art Club), AGRA (Australian Guild of Realist Artists), AWS (Australian Watercolour Society), ADFA (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts) and past Board Member Arts Out West, Orana Arts Mentor Program


Mar 13 2011

Featured Artist: Sean Diediker

Featured Artist: Sean Diediker

About the Artist:

Sean Diediker is a painter’s painter. His sweeping, faceted brushstrokes and painterly surfaces generate works that reveal the artist’s sensitivity to his medium and attention to the act of painting itself. Diediker assembles bold colors, chiascurro and a cutting-edge sense of design to create a highly original body of work that separates him from his contemporaries. His imagery captures biblical allegories, narratives and concepts and renders them contemporary. Classical iconography, in Diediker’s hands, becomes a thoroughly modern symbolic language that is fresh, visually striking, and germane to our times. “To me,” states Diediker, “they seem to represent timeless ideas and situations. I have made an attempt to take these biblical concepts and, through contemporary subject matter, bring them closer to the viewer.” What the viewer is brought closer to are portraits, still-lives, landscapes and combinations of these forms that are balanced and timeless. All of Diediker’s works are tied together by their solid sense of form and compositional structure. Whatever he paints, the same expressive vision and reaction to subject and medium are present. “I enjoy the whole creative process, taking an idea and constructing a painting around it,” states Diediker, whose father is a general contractor, “I feel paint much in the same way that my father would erect a building. Much thought in planning, careful design, step by step and layer upon layer…until the work is done and standing on its own.” The oldest of four brothers, Diediker is originally from Newbury Park, California. After his formal training in Fine Arts, he has lived and worked in the Rocky Mountains of Utah and has just recently returned from a year-long trek around the world. Travel and environment are important to the artist. “I enjoy using subjects that are tangible to me,” states Diediker, “You might say that my work is directly affected by where I’m living, the people, city, landscape—the things I see every day. I enjoy observing the stimulus and reaction of different human situations. Environment should affect and artist’s work; If it doesn’t, you’re painting decorations.”

Also checkout Sean’s “The Wax Onion Art Collaborative”


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