a passage from the Virginia Woolf story "The Mark on the Wall" which reads, "I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest, mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises."
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Laura is a nationally exhibited and published painter . She lives and works in the Kansas City area. Originally from Rhode Island, Laura obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She studied painting at S.A.C.I. Firenze and at The New School for Social Research in New York City.
I enjoy being an artist. Most of my paintings are Modern or postmodern, although some are pre-Modern, Impressionist and Expressionist. All are original with a contemporary flair.
I am a painter. My strongest influences are the abstract-expressionist and the symbolist painters. My artistic development reflects both academic and self-training. I paint mostly in my studio, from life, direct-observation, fantasy, and photographs using oil, watercolor or acrylic. I have been painting for over 30 years and paint in several styles. Many times I combine more than one style in the same painting. I choose my style by my response to the subject which I am painting and to how I want to project that subject. Most of the time my choice of style is deliberate.
Regianism - RegiaArt - Regia Marinho' high energy abstract with intuitive sense of timing and spontaneity of form and colour. Regia's paintings combine painterly marks in vivid oranges, pinks, fiery reds, earthy yellows with free flowing doodled black line. Regia lives in New York City.
Mondoexpressionism: the disrupting vision of Elisa Vegliante. RAW OUTSIDER Art BRUT Expression! Ms. Vegliante's work is an ongoing cultural diary of Western Civlization's mass hysteria at the breaking point."
I'm a painter of bright happy whimsical paintings with lots of cats
Angie Reed Garner (1969, Lexington KY) is a second-generation narrative figurative painter, with a BA from Reed College in '89 (Classics). Garner has been exhibiting actively since 1996 with ten solo shows in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Garner's favored theme is the fragility of identity and belonging-- that which makes social life possible. Her work explores gender, place, continuity and discontinuity of self, marginality, public/private--the refusal of (self) alienation. Garner paints saturated, symbolic narratives.
Garner currently resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
I long for a magic carpet. I practice the witchery of bringing darkness to light. I'm an advocate of balance, a mirror, a patron saint of discarded objects, a back alley nomad, a connoisseur of trash, a painter of found objects. I think love is the perfect elixir. My paintings are invitations to journey inward and ponder your own paths or deeper universal truths.
Windi Rosson is a self taught, self representing artist. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections around the world. Windi started out selling online at various sites and has sold over 700 paintings worldwide. "I believe in keeping a diverse price range, which allows people of all economic backgrounds the opportunity to purchase quality, original art. Plus it allows me to move out paintings at a steady pace, so they are not stacked up to the ceiling in the studio".
Working primarily in oils and acrylics Windi's style is undefined and prolific. "I prefer to pull all of the images for my paintings from my imagination. I believe when I do this, the painting truly does take on a life of it's own. I know that sounds silly but it's true. It's also very challenging, as I do not have one set picture in my mind that I know I'm going to paint. They can start out in one direction and evolve into something completely different in a very little amount of time. But that's also the fun part!" Windi is an alla prima painter and often fuses various painting styles, with maintaining her distinctive flair.
Born in Lyon, France, Thibaut Dancette has no formal education in art. "My father refused that I study at the school of "beaux-arts". Thibaut discovered his passion for creating art when he began painting colorful oil on canvas. "now the passion for creation burns inside me, and there is no way to extinguish it" For me, painting is a mean of dreaming. I use colored lines, curves, and trajectories to create abstract or figurative compositions. My research relates to the color and the light. The subject does not really matter, as long as it makes an impact.
His current themes: women, animals, still life and "writings" ... "but the subject does not really matter. A figure is an element that only greets the person looking at the work, and that enables me to use lines and powerful colors, without being too abstract". His research relates to the textures, to the colors, to the lights, and to the lines. Since 2000 he has sold over 200 paintings to collectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, Lebanon and other countries. His hobbies include: collecting modern and contemporary art, paleonthology and archaeology, and travel.
as a collector, i have decided to offer some pieces created by other artists I respect and admire
I have collected several pieces from each of these artists over time and though I love them all, I can only hang so many.
happy to offer some of them to you
see below, links to their websites and brief bios to learn more about these talented and very collectible artists