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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Igor Melnikov

Igor Melnikov

Educated at the Moscow Academy of Graphic Design and the Moscow Art Performance School. One of the founders of the Godot Gallery and Art Collective in Prague in 1994. His work is owned by the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana.

ken Beatson

ken Beatson

Bringing new life to Still Life

Ken was born in Auckland and lives on the North Shore. He has a background in Graphic Design and started painting in 1990. He works in oils and concentrates on the Still Life , luminous studies of fruit, vegetables and flowers in natural light that reveal the extraordinary beauty inherent in familiar items from the table. Ken approaches the long-standing tradition of still-life painting with a fresh and contemporary eye. The chosen subject of each painting is the sole focus - it is given centre stage against an anonymous background. This creates solitude and a sense of quiet in the paintings. But the most important element here is the wonderful light illuminating the subjects and casting the shadows that reveal to us the subject's shape and solidity. The same light also creates a secondary image in the reflection that is such a trademark of Ken's paintings. Since the subjects are all strictly life size a sense of trompe l'oeil is conveyed, as if the fruit could be plucked from the canvas. And although the life and beauty of the subject may be all too transient, in the painting they will endure, continuing to bring tranquillity to the room, and pleasure to the viewer.

Ken's paintings are represented in private collections throughout New Zealand, and in Australia, America and Great Britain. He has won many Art Awards, including the Waitakere Art Award and the Mainland Art Award, which he has won twice. He has also been invited to exhibit in Italy at the 2009 Florence Biennale.


Lilia Mazurkevich

In my art I am trying to depict the variety of character and appearance in people which amazes me. I am astonished how people act and express themselves in different circumstances and situations. Human nature is so deep; that is why it can never be defined, why it is so interesting and fragile. There is a strong connection between humour and sadness. Life is curious.'

Born 1966

Education :
Children's Art School, Belarus
Kiev College of Arts and Design
BA Diploma in Industrial and Interior Design
Post Graduate degree in Fine Art in the UK

Jen Lobo

artist and illustrator working with themes in nature

Jen Lobo was born in 1980 along the shores of South Bay, CA. Even as a young child, she had a great affinity for all things feathered, furry, avian and aquatic. She adores natural history and entomology. Jen could pretty much be locked in any museum for days and not look for a way out.

Jen currently lives in Pasadena, CA, where she watches hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies from her studio windows. She lives with her husband, their two incredibly cute kids, and their insane little dog, Scraps. She has also recently adopted a one winged barn owl, that she has yet to name.

Jen Lobo received her BFA in Illustration from Otis College of Art and Design in 2006. She credits her instructor Bob Dob as being instrumental to her painting education. Since graduation, she has been showing in several galleries in and around Los Angeles and working on a children's book.

Although new to the illustration scene, she hopes to keep doing what she loves and never have a job that requires she wear pantyhose.

Edward Gordon

Edward Gordon was born in Ocean City, New Jersey in 1940 and received a BA from Rutgers University.

Over the past 20 years he has received numerous honors and awards including: Cover art and feature article in The Artist's Magazine, July 2003 and winner of The Artists Magazine, May, 1995 Cover Competition. Cover art and center spread, Yankee Magazine, March 2000 and March 2001.

Edward's work appears in the 2001 The Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia. He also won first prize in the landscape division of The Artists Magazine 1993 art competition, and finalist in the 1994 Arts for the Parks competition.

Edward was named Painter of the Year by the Spotlight Magazine's 1997/98 Reader's Choice Awards in Portsmouth, NM. Gordon's work has also appeared in the November, 1983 American Artist Magazine, the 1996 North Light book, Enliven Your Paintings with Light, the 1996 North Light book, Artist's Materials, and the January, 1997.

In 1997 Mr. Gordon began publishing his own giclée prints. At present he has published 30 giclée editions, 13 of which are sold out! His paintings and prints are included in private and public collections across North America and Europe.

Edward achieves complete and painstaking precision in his rendering of textures, colors and forms. Like photography he deliberately softens the strong contrasts of the picture without blurring the forms. He mellows the outline drawing with such perfection that it becomes impossible to detect his under drawings.

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Andrés Lacau has studied painting, sculpture, engraving and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts "San Alejandro" in Havana. In 1969 I finished high musical studies at the National Conservatoire "Amadeo Roldan" and 1978 I graduated in French philology at the University of Havana.

Established in Spain since 1981, he continues working along the current informalist until 1995. From that year on, his constant search of new expressive capabilities drive him towards bullfighting and its liturgy, beginning a protracted cycle of mythological series (I-IV) inspired on legends Which stem out from those great cultures of the ancient world linked to the bull as a sacrificial animal, the holder of supernatural virtue.

At this moment he is working in a new series In which I envelopes poetry and imagery - aiming to show, in its full strength, the consecration of human Efforts in the face of its existential sudden changes. In the words of the American poet, Louis Bourne "... that these are powerful images, showing the simplicity of a body in the process of disappearing, the memory imprint with unusual models of piety for human life in all its precariousness... "

His works have been displayed in Spain, the United States, Brazil, etc..

Marius van Dokkum

Marius paints still lifes in oil and make many illustrations, but his great love is, the portrait. especially children, they have something simple, they do not wear masks as adults often do.

His work is characterized by the many details, there is much to see. Often you can see something humorous in his paintings , he believes that humor can make the work more accessible.


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