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Beach II, Italy
spes ei 2 papel
daybreak of Iowa
Arctic Antarctic  Granular II 2010
In the wind
5Conversations 36by 42 inch acrylic 2007
Ayo Adewunmi, Array of Decorated Men
21A-Tisch verwüstet
El Guardia de Aristolochia
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Lorraine Beattie

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Lorraine is passionate about the creativity of    photographic art. She is a self taught Photographic Artist who has been working with photography for many years. She uses two cameras, a Minolta 35 mm SLR film and a Canon EOS 500 digital DSLR.

Lorraine specialises in capturing the moods of amazing landscapes, architecture and people when she travels and loves to share her experiences with the viewer.  She has journeyed to many parts of the world, including countries such as Burma, Libya, Afghanistan and Iran. She also gains inspiration from the light, colours & natural beauty of the foreshores and the sea. She specialises in nautical images & seascapes that reflect the maritime heritage of NZ in particular, along with unusual places and moments in time. Lorraine has exhibited both nationally around New Zealand as well as internationally and her images are untouched Limited Editions. She is available for commissioned or contract work.

Ingrid Rosas

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My search as an artist is a spiritual search of truth, using mixed media and poetry to approach the inner images. That came to me as a way to express. My work is being mainly a tribute to the ones I called martyres of injustice after September 11, then war I made a series called “Golden blood of martyres” with a series of poems that I exhibited in. Florence Biennal, then One exhibited in Roermond Holland dedicated to my country Mexico, my new series called Spes ei (Hope) in latin is dedicated to the injustice that we live again in México recently exhibited in Broadway Gallery in NYC.

I love painting since early years of  childhood being able to have a degree in La Universidad Iberoamericana  in Mass media and a Diploma in La Salle University in Art and Art History. I’m member of International groups as DIN A4, Terra dell’arte,  and participated in International Biennals as Florence, Italy, Arad, Rumania, Chapingo, México etc. Exhibited widely in  Canada, USA, Cuba, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy etc. My work includes a poetry book named “Between Heaven and exile”, theather plays such as “Alba” “Esperanza” etc. and Murals

Shunsuke Kawasaki

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Through sometimes quirky, always thought-provoking art, Shunsuke Kawasaki explores the themes of creation and destruction, nature and technology.  The multidisciplinary artist creates mind-expanding works whether they are on paper with pen and ink, colored pencil, or watercolor, or are sculptures. Kawasaki smoothly draws intricate lines into his paintings.  As these lines converge they form images that resemble the cells of living organisms.  The curves and repetition of the lines symbolize the cyclical pattern of creation.  Ultimately, the paintings represent “ultimate destruction,” the idea that death is inevitable even if it gives way to new life.

Utilizing the non-biodegradable plastic ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadience Styrene), Kawasaki speaks on the destruction of the environment.  In crafting the material into robots that could never be found in nature, he forewarns of the trend toward artificial replacement.  Shunsuke Kawasaki was born in Osaka, Japan, in the tail end of the 1970s, and currently works in Xiamen, China.

Jenny-Marie Johnsen

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“I study the impressions that come towards me. When I observe nature I see it as if it was for the first time.”

Jenny-Marie Johnsen lives and works in Tromsø, Norway. She was educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Jenny-Marie uses nature as her point of departure and operates in the borderlands between painting and photography. She wishes to retain the quality of the original photography and the reference to nature at the same time as highlighting the work’s painterly qualities. The intention is to bring new dimensions of reality through the works. Her art has been included at exhibitions in Europe and the US. She is represented in the art collection at Troll Station Antarctica, Arts Council Norway, among others.

Bruno Torfs

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The original and unique artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs continues to bring joy and inspiration to visitors from all over the world. Nestled amongst the luscious rainforest setting lives a collection of unforgettable characters lovingly hand crafted by Bruno from clay and fired onsite in his kiln. Bruno has created a world rich with fantasy and insightful beauty derived from his imagination and inspired by his intrepid journeys to some the world most intriguing and remote regions. See video

Unfortunately on the 7th of February 2009 a bushfire raged through the township, decimating everything in its path without mercy and claimed the lives of our friends and neighbours indiscriminately. Bruno was extremely lucky to survive and the rest of the family are safe and well. Bruno’s home and art gallery were unfortunately completely destroyed in the blaze.

Bruno chose to stay in Marysville to rebuild his home and restore the gardens. Bruno’s passion to share his love of art and the story of life with the world has not been damaged by the fires, in fact you would almost say it has been forged anew by the flames that nearly took it all away. Whether you are new to Bruno’s works or a friend from way back, rest assured that this is far from the end of anything, it is just the beginning of something even more special.


Kohlene Hendrickson

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My attraction to ancient painting techniques is the quality of their craftsmanship and the pure essence of the natural materials. From beeswax and resin, to lime and sand, my perception of creativity changed radically after a strong shamanic experience. The message of the experience was that only when you hold nothing fixed, could true creativity enter. I began pouring the paint rather than applying it with a paintbrush. Through this process I am dancing between the hazard of the flowing paint and the edge of control, as in life, letting the flow of the universe enter and be directed with life’s experience to temper the current. In more recent work, I have included my paintbrush again and have found my personal trinity- including all parts of myself- mind, primal energy and spirit.

Avani Patel

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My most recent work draws inspiration from the visual patterns and rhythmic movements of East Indian performance, especially Bharat Natyam and Khatak traditions, as well as other forms of music and dance that we encounter in everyday Western life. All of these rhythms and movements narrate and reflect the overall patterns inherent in the universe as a whole.

With my paintings, I strive to distill the audio and visual forms of these live experiences, both organic and stylized, into a fresh visual language on canvas. Though painting as a medium is static, I want my work to vibrate with motion, color and sound, offering the illusion and pleasure of a three-dimensional experience to the viewer.

My current studio is set up in the living room of my apartment, which limits the scope of my work. Your program will give me the space and opportunity to further my goal as an artist by creating larger works and to experiment with installation format, which would overflow the boundaries of the canvas and offer the viewer even more of a three-dimensional sensory experience. As the pattern flows around them, the viewer will be surrounded by the abstract gestures of dance and rhythms that become its own imagined universe.

Ayodeji Adewunmi

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Ayo Adewunmi was born in Odo-Ere, Kogi State, Nigeria, and studied art at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in northern Nigeria. Since 1991, he has taught graphic design at Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

Natalie Gut­ge­sell

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In one picture a woman can be seen who is sitting at a table on a lonely beach and seems to be waiting for someone, because the seat next to her on the right is not taken. She seems to search someone, but no one appears. A waitress brings an empty tea cup, a ship in a bottle, a wine-glass, a dress, a knife. A dancer is moving about inside a cylinder of red cloth in a window, prior to which a skirt can be seen fluttering there.

In another picture a man can be seen who is sitting at a table on a lonely beach and seems to be waiting for someone, because the seat next to him on the left is not taken. He also seems to search someone, but no one appears. A waitress brings an empty tea cup, a ship in a bottle, a wine-glass, a suit, a knife. A dancer is moving about inside a cylinder of white cloth in a window, prior to which a pullover can be seen fluttering there.

In the third picture you see a table laid for two persons. Gradually the set menu changes, the elegant dinner table turns into a banquet, and in the end there are just leftovers and bones, and glasses are lying on their sides on the table.

In the course of history vanitas, transitoriness, was represented in still-life paintings with  certain objects and motives. They symbolized death and the end, by e.g. a skull, rotten fruit or an hour-glass in which the sand slowly filters through.

Terminal can be seen as the end of the road, as something final, a last borderline. Vein is the place through which the blood moves, and it´s the medium of circulation. Does it definitely have vain, idle, mean and transitory traits, too? Vain? Maybe the transitory pulsates in itself and because of itself? Many things are transitory, because they carry on living.

Often relationships between people are continued during a long period of time because of various unimportant reasons. Automatisms are created,  and decades later you finally decide to break it up nevertheless.

Then each part is often worn out and broken, and the pulse of one´s own circulation seems to have lost it´s energy. But the sand is flowing. The music of the installation underlines the advancing of transitoriness. In the beginning the table still seems to be orderly fixed, the music, however, is solemn, but a bit sad.

After everything is settled and ended, the mood is relaxed and nearly joyful, which is also expressed by the music.

An end can carry in itself the movement of a new beginning.

Cinematography: Johannes Wiedermann, Composer: Henrik Cordes

Woman: Melanie Haupt, Man: Matthias Schott

Sue McDonald

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My paintings evolve from a fascination with the complexity and variation of flowers that’s been with me from childhood.  They are an exploration of memory and color, combined with dreams and imagination, folklore, from travelling and personal experiences, bordering on the edge of surrealism. Having studied art therapy, I hope to reach into the depths of the psyche to relate those hidden stories we all know, somewhere inside of us.  I also use music to compliment my mood and influence color.  I find it gives an added energy to the work.

Having worked in the creative industry in London for many years and spent several years travelling, I moved to Wales in 1991 and lived closely with nature in a Tipi, later moving to a remote cottage on the edge of the Black Mountain where I began to paint wildlife, particularly birds of prey and big cats, exhibiting yearly at the British Falconry and Raptor Fair.

Moving back to London 5 years later, I worked as a part time art tutor for Waltham Forest, and together with a fellow artist and tutor, staged a very successful, East London Art Fair.  Following this, I opened my own gallery which was successful in selling my own work as well as a being a platform for local professional artists.

I now work from my studio in Parndon Mill a renovated flour mill on the banks of the river Stort in, Harlow, and combine a role as Secretary for Parndon Mill Artists as well as being actively involved in teaching local art groups. I had a short break in 2008 having slowed down a little due to a congenital heart condition which has now been operated on successfully, I am back to working full time from my studio, building a body of work that tells a story from what actually inspires me, to personal experiences, to dreams and fantasies.