Nov 25 2014

Featured Artist: Vandy Massey

Featured Artist: Vandy Massey

About the Artist:
“I paint for the sheer pleasure of watching images emerge on the paper and find it thrilling when a picture demands attention.”
Vandy Massey started painting in watercolour at the end of 2009, and is largely self-taught.
She grew up in South Africa and now lives in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Africa still influences her painting in discernable ways: She loves strong colours and aims to capture a sense of space or scale in her work. Recently she moved towards including textures in her watercolours to emphasis mood and create a dynamic element.
An avid traveler, Vandy draws inspiration from the places she visits, expanding her horizons regularly. Current works included pieces inspired by images and feelings of Africa, Australia, Italy, France or Japan.
Her paintings have been described in the Cambridgeshire Journal as being filled with ‘Joy, energy and colour’.
She occasionally works in other mediums, but watercolour is currently her preferred medium.
Her works are part of private collections in the United Kingdom, United States, France, New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa.

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Nov 24 2014

Dave Hall – Moving Water 2015

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Moving Water 2015 Poster Supporting The Henry’s Fork Foundation Now Available

Following the success of the Moving Water 2014 poster supporting the Henry’s Fork Foundation (HFF), the 2015 edition is now available at

The new 24×24 inch poster ($29.95 plus S/H) is printed from Dave Hall’s original oil painting Early Morning on the Upper Henry’s Fork and is subtitled “If you’re lucky, there are places you go back to.”

All profits support the conservation efforts of The Henry’s Fork Foundation (

“This, put simply, is art supporting rivers,” says HFF Executive Director Brandon Hoffner. “Dave Hall’s painting is a vision anglers and other lovers of healthy rivers relate to.”

Want to support HFF at a higher level? Consider the Legends Edition. Thirty posters are being signed by Rene’ Harrop, Mike Lawson, Steve Schmidt and Craig Mathews. See details at

The poster is shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube from the HFF offices in Ashton, Idaho. Helpful framing ideas and suggestions are included.

Support The Henry’s Fork of the Snake at

For more info, contact:
Julie Mauer
The Henry’s Fork Foundation
(208) 652-3567

Dave Hall
(801) 419-7289


Nov 23 2014

Featured Artist: Rafal Karcz

Featured Artist: Rafal Karcz

About the Artist:
With a background in post-punk music Karcz began painting portraits in
the late 1990s. His work depicts emotions not often seen in daily life,
such as ecstatic excitement and intoxication. His subjects are taken from
underground scene and rock social motives and act as an investigation of
the personal attributes of that society as well as portraying social unrest
and police intervention.

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Nov 22 2014

Featured Artist: Helen Wells

Featured Artist: Helen Wells

About the Artist:
A mixed media artist based on the South Coast of England. Helen’s work is often intricate and organic. Her original artworks often depict beautiful illusionary surfaces or landscapes.
With multiple layers, fragments, stunning colours and obsessive decorative details, her abstract works bring to mind elements of the natural world or magical other-worlds. Her more representational work depicting animals and birds is decorative and detailed. Helen often combines mediums such as ink, watercolour paint and paper to create fascinating and memorable art works that celebrate the joyful side of life and which allude to infinite possibilities.
Her artworks are in private collections all over the world from America to New Zealand. She recently won Winsor and Newton’s Watercolour Revolution competition which resulted in one of her pieces being exhibited in The Saatchi Gallery London.

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Nov 16 2014



Without them my youth

Would have been without adventures,

My friends,

My heroes.


Without them I could not have

Survived the social breakdown,

My friends,

My lifeguards.


Without them my world

Is really strange,

My friends,

My best memories.


My heroes,

My lifeguards,

My best memories,

My friends.


Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

November 16, 2014


Mar 25 2011

New Beginning

Featured Artist: Sylvia Pekarek

New Beginning

I was traveling in a circle, repeating errors, without thinking of a new path. You changed the view, and I corrected my direction. Only a soul as beautiful as yours, could have created profound change. You defined my fears, and my reality was brighten with a new dream. Creating happiness, and unity to emerge once again, with a hopeful whisper. Thank you, for making a difference in my existence.

Writing & Art
by Sylvia Pekarek
copyrighted property© 2011

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Notes From The Artist:

They call me the “The Lyrical Fine Artist” because I often write poems and stories, to accompany the artwork I create. I aspire my art work to be spontaneous, momentous and dynamic, infused with the passion I have for life. I like to use mix media to bring forth the complexity of life’s profound moments. I believe this helps bring depth into my work. At times I may start a painting, or sketch and then capture it into my computer to enhance it digitally. I am part of the “digital generation,” it swims in my veins. I am like the pianist who uses the piano, to create music. I play the computer like an instrument and let the creativity flow as I work. I also love feeling the brush in my hand, stroking the canvas with pigments, I will never abandon that process completely. The computer allows my flurry thoughts to bring forth directness of intent, much more rapidly, capturing the moment.

I first realized that creating Art was embedded in the depths of my soul was when I was in the first grade, because I would arrive early to class just to fill the chalk board with my Art. I felt this was my way of observing the world and expressing my thoughts. I found Art to be my answer. Later on I attended San Francisco Academy of Art University, I studied and majored in Graphic Design, along with fine art classes.

I aspire for visual indulgence of the natural world, that motivates me to create and write, about the ordinary; that becomes extraordinary by the mere appreciation of it’s raw beauty, of it’s natural state.. With an intense stirring in my soul, I strive to be true to self. Fully embracing my true feelings of emotions, pure and uncensored..

As an artist, I feel deeply, and passionately, and like to reflect my emotions on to every creative aspect that I am a part of, for this is the fuel that drives me to create. When it comes to my art style, I want to think never say never and never say always. I want to say yes! To expanding my art style, and my words.


Nov 05 2010


Featured Artist: Marc Loy Peintre Poète

Voici un magnifique poème et de la vidéo qui montre ce tableau en cours de création.
Poème de et illustré par Marc Loy dit par Annick Loy

Here is a wonderful poem and video which shows this painting being created.
Poem and illustrated by Marc Loy read by Annick Loy


Jan 07 2011


Featured Artist: Mª José Gömez VIllar ( AJITO )

Video, fotografías y montaje: Mª José Gómez Villar (Ajito)
Coordinadora de la exposición y participante con dos obras
Video, photographies and assembly(montage): M ª Jose Gómez Villar (Ajito)
Coordinator of the exhibition and participant with two works.

Video, photography and editing: M ª José Gómez Villar (Ajit)
Coordinator and participant of the exhibition with two works
Video, photographies and assembly (montage): M ª José Gómez Villar (Ajit)
Coordinator and participant of the exhibition with two works.

You can see more of Maria’s work here on MySpace


Jan 21 2014

Laura Fitzpatrick – Urban Photographer

Featured Artist: Laura Fitzpatrick

About the Artist:
Laura Fitzpatrick is an Urban photographer based in London.

One of the main reasons why she loves street photography is because it allows her to capture and document a moment in time that others wouldn’t normally see, until they see her work.

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May 22 2014

Featured Artist: Patrice Torrillo, Apollonia Art Studio

Featured Artist: Patrice Torrillo, Apollonia Art Studio

Notes from the Artist:
I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Everyday is an opportunity to tell a new story. I have always felt the need to express myself in a creative style. I began drawing cartoons. I advanced my skills, moving from cartoons to full portraits. From there I moved on to graphite, watercolor, and portraits in acrylics as well as landscapes. My skills were polished in the art room in high school. After studying advertising design in college, I worked as a paste up and graphic artist for many years. Recently, I have been able to devote my days to painting full time.
My desire to create has pushed my practice and perfected my craft through hard work and countless hours of study.
I love all subjects, people and animals, to landscapes and florals. Each has its own magical feel that inspires the title behind it. Many times this inspiration comes from music. For me it’s not the finished piece, it’s the journey to get there. The task of finding the right colors in the right ratio in the right places. In the end its all worth it because when you look at my art my heart and soul is looking back at you.

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