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

Jan Williamson

Jan Williamson

Jan Williamson is a professional artist who lives on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, and specialises in portraiture and figurative works. As a mother of nine children, she understands the innocence of children wholly asorbed in their own play and oblivious to the world around them, and this is reflected in her work.

Jan is a self-taught artist working mainly in oils, and her "people" paintings capture the spirit and essence of the subjects. Her work is widely hung in Australia and overseas. Her portraits have been selected as finalists in the Archibald Prize, Portia Geach, Salon de Refuses, Shirley Hannan, and Portrait Artists Australia exhibitions. Her subjects include:-

Rachel Ward, Actor/writer. This portrait won the Archibald Packers' prize
David Williamson, Australia's leading playwright
Jenny Morris, Singer/songwriter. This portrait won the Archibald Packers' prize and the People's choice in both Sydney and Melbourne
Nancy Kunoth Petyarr, Senior Indigenous artist from Utopia, NT
Tom Carroll, Australian and International surfing champion
INXS's Andrew Farris, Musician/songwriter
Wayne Bennett OAM, Australian Rugby League Coach
Emeritus Professor Patrick de Burgh OAM
Anne Geddes, Photographer
Collette Dinnigan, Fashion designer
Sue McPherson, Artist and teacher.

Jan is also a foundation, exhibiting member of Portrait Artists Australia, an association launched in 2001 to promote portraiture in Australia.

Ognian Nedkov - Огнян Недков

Ognian Nedkov - Огнян Недков

Born in 1952 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 1972 graduated the Art school in Sofia. He works in the field of painting. 1978-1999 he was painter in National Bulgarian Television. He has 16 individual exhibitions and many participations in common exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. He has a prize “ Silver Vazrazdane ” for painting. Lives and works in Plovdiv.

Nikolai Karadjov - Nicolay Karadjov - Николай Караджов

Nikolai Karadjov - Nicolay Karadjov - Николай Караджов

Whether he realize it or not, every artist is striving to achieve perfect harmony in the works he create.
Over the years the artist's efforts are to build own plastic system of principles, which he is following in the creative process
These principles evolve over time, changes in the artist's desire to be adequate and be in harmony with himself.

Born on august 8th 1950 in Malchika, Pleven region.
IIn 1975 he graduated from Art Academy, Sofia in painting.

In 1982 he participated in Biennial of painting in Kostice Czechoslovakia.
In 1996 he participated in International Triennial of painting in Sofia.
In the period between 1994-1996 the artist has participated in exhibitions in Alberty Gallery, London.
Since 1997 the painter has been exhibiting his paintings in Galiardy Gallery, London.

Many of Nikolai Karadjov's paintings are owned by:
The Bulgarian National Art Gallery and also by galleries in Ruse, Pleven, Lovetch, Plovdiv, Pernik, Burgas, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Razgrad, Dobritch and others.
His art is to be seen in private collections in Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Germany, Austria, USA, Belgium, England, Norway, Brazil, Venecuela, Netherlands and Turkey.

Nikolai Karadjov lives and works in Ruse.

Some titles of his paintings:
The Red Violin, Primavera, A Girl with a Turban, Nine Cherries, Nocturne, Landscape with a Cloud, A Window with a Cat, The Cup, Prayer, Milka, The Red Kimono.


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