Jan 30 2015

Life goes on

 

When I first saw her

Walking towards me

I jokingly said “Wao,

There comes my beautiful wife!”

(Be yourself, dream big).

 

When I first asked her

Out one spring day

She jokingly said “Wao,

Finally you asked me that honey!

(Take chances, they may say yes).

 

When we lived together

We used to jokingly say “Wao,

So far we have been able to survive

All types of weather.

(Go the extra mile, love to the fullest)

 

When we finally decided to go

Our own way we came to the conclusion

That we had a beautiful ride

With no regrets.

(Life goes on, be happy).

 

 

Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

lrmt@hotmail.com

January 29, 2015.

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Jan 19 2015

Featured Artist: Petra Terslova

Featured Artist: Petra Terslova

About the Artist:
Petra´s artwork is inspired by real places. She aims to capture a unique atmosphere and mood of locations of her interest using vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes. Most paintings are executed in acrylics and pastel. However, her portfolio also includes charcoal portraits created on commission.

Despite her Czech origin Petra lives alternately in London and Prague. Urban scenes are the main source of her inspiration. Petra graduated from the Charles University in Prague with master´s degree in law. Her initial interest in fine art appeared at a very early age and developed dramatically during her legal studies. Her plain-air painting in London attracted the attention of passers-by and turned to be an unexpected success. This resulted in Petra´s decision to become a professional artist.
Currently Petra builds her career in fine art and simultaneously pursues her legal studies to gain JD degree in law.

Artist Statement:
I tend to paint places that I have visited or people I know or I have met. I aim to capture a unique atmosphere and mood of locations that I find inspiring. These places include both busy cities and peaceful landscapes.

The characteristics of my artwork are vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes. Most paintings are executed with acrylic and pastel. My portfolio also includes charcoal portraits created on commission.

I paint because it brings me joy, excitement and pleasure. I enjoy the creative, though sometimes arduous process. I see the world in dramatic images which I desire to put on a canvas and share with others.

Links:
Website: http://www.petraterslova.com/
Blog: http://petraterslova.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetraTerslova
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petraterslova
Artist Info Gallery: http://www.artistsinfo.co.uk/artist/petra-terslova/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/petraterslova.artwork

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Jan 15 2015

Featured Artist: Alison Mann

Featured Artist: Alison Mann

Notes from the Artist:
I live in France with my family and 3 goats, 2 big dogs and 6 cats, I am very much a country girl and never happier than when I am with the animals and looking after my garden.
On moving to France we bought a house in need of restoration, infact all it really had was walls and a roof. That was 9 years ago and it’s nearly finished!

I was a Garden Designer in England but soon found that in rural France people were only interested in what they could eat, not on having a well designed garden. So I turned to my first love painting! Although it wasn’t until 9 months ago that I decided to turn my hobby into a business.

I have painted for as long as I can remember and although I have taken different classes and experimented with different mediums, oil paints remain my passion. I love the way they glide on the canvas, the way they mix together to create a hue that often can never be exactly replicated.

I love the distinctive smell of oil paints. I get such a feeling of excitement when I open the door and walk into my studio. It’s my special place, my little haven of tranquility away from the world and the chaos that is my life.

Flowers remain my abiding passion. I have created a large flower garden out of what was once scrub land full of nettles and brambles, the emphasis being on colour and scent for as much of the year as possible. My garden is often the source of my inspiration as well as the beautiful countryside around me.

Links:
Alison Mann on the Web: http://www.tarnart.com/
Alison Mann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarnart
Alison Mann on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tarnartcom/
Alison Mann on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.tarnartcom

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Jan 14 2015

Featured Artist: Joanne Healey

Featured Artist: Joanne Healey

Notes from the Artist:
Art is usually the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing before I go to bed at night. When I close my eyes I see colors and textures and my body becomes fluid inside. I can work endlessly, not conscious of time, losing myself to some knowing inside of me that drives my hands to move, to experience and to create. My work expresses what is internal to me, and I never initiate a piece with a specific idea, color or shape. It evolves as I experience and allow myself to let go and to give expression to what is held deep inside of me. The colors, in particular, seem to nourish my spirit, and flow through me. Sometimes I get so engrossed in the colors I cannot seem to get them into form. I feel like swimming in them, breathing them in, or somehow being color itself. It is at these times, I am most prone to using my hands with paint. I build my work with layer upon layer of paper, paint, pastels, gesso, plastics, metals, sea kelp, leaves, flowers and whatever I feel called to use, until the colors and forms create a feeling that I connect with. From the chaos un- folds an image. I like to allow things to fall as they will, then work with what is there. I attempt to use color and texture to entice people to look deeper and deeper, at my art, and at life, stimulating the mind to wander over the edges and linger over the subtle variations of color. I have exhibited my work in California, Oregon, Hawaii, New Zealand, China, and Florida, and I have found that people are at- tracted to my unusual color and textural themes.At any given time, I work on several pieces. Since my work is reflecting an internal process, I often need to step away in order to sense how to proceed. I like to use recycled materials in my work and these pieces also contribute to my pro- cess. Each piece I create has meaning and value, and expresses themes inherent in being human, and in particular in being a woman in society.
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Links:
Joanne Healey on the Web: http://www.joannesvisionaryart.com/
Joanne Healey on the Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/joannehealeyart/
Joanne Healey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoanneHealeyART
Joanne Healey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joanne-healey/18/719/ab0
Joanne Healey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoannesVisionaryArt/timeline

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Jan 05 2015

Featured Artist: Sandi Lear

Featured Artist: Sandi Lear

About the Artist:
A retired Paramedic & Physician Assistant, Sandi has travelled and lived all over the world, providing enormous resource for her paintings; beginning her journey with and passion for watercolours in 2012.

Largely self-taught, Sandi attended various workshops exploring & gaining experience in her art.

Ongoing mentorship by noted artists and heavily influenced by semi-abstract, semi-impressionism, Sandi strives to represent light & life in all subjects.

A special interest in endangered species and cultures, both wildlife and human, Sandi captures moments in time that are evocative and suggest the beginning of a journey the viewer can conclude for themselves.

Notes from the Artist:
Why the passion for watercolours?…
What happens when you drop a kernel of beautiful pure pigment into water? well, that depends, some creep gently, insinuating into the paper, following the path of the water, taking over your heart; some join hands and create their own special melange – others EXPLODE with life, sending tendrils of colour through the paper……………….nuff said!

Links:
Sandi Lear on the web: http://www.sandilear.com/
Sandi Lear on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandi.lear

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Apr 16 2011

The Art of Jone Binzonelli (Short Film)


Featured Artist: Jone Binzonelli

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Apr 15 2014

Featured Artist: Tahelys Zerpa Photography

Featured Artist: Tahelys Zerpa

About the Artist:
Plastic Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Photographer Venezuelan Fashion. Art Lover.

Links:
Tahelys Zerpa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tahelys-Zerpa-Photography/334326483354531

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May 23 2014

Featured Artist: Julie Northey

Featured Artist: Julie Northey

About the Artist:WEB Rmd studio copy
Julie is a West Coast born artist, wife, Mom, educator, published children’s book illustrator & avid organic gardener.
Her acrylic paintings (of plants) are inspired by the natural world, her own green thumbs;
and a generous dose of imagination sprinkled throughout. She often stares at waves to get the light “just so.”
Julie recently relocated with her husband to Salt Spring Island where they will create a new garden,
painting studio, and more.
You can watch the process of the building of her new studio, and view more artwork
as it emerges on her Facebook Page: Paintings by Julie Northey
Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the colors, light and emotions of Julie’s work.

Links:
Julie Northey on the Web: http://www.julienorthey.com/
Julie Northey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.northey.555

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Jun 02 2011

Balloon Flip – Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Featured Artist: Jordan Clarke
Created by Vancouver Film School student Jordan Clarke through the VFS Digital Design program.
Music: “Get Up and Go” by Broadcast 2000

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Nov 07 2010

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Featured Artist: Mª José Gömez VIllar ( AJITO )

You can see more of Maria’s work here on MySpace
http://myspace.com/ajitopintura

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