Friday, March 15, 2013

I've decided to incorporate video into the blog!  This is one of the most intriguing works of art I've experienced!
 Andrew Huang
SOLIPSIST is an experimental short film by Andrew Huang that recently won the Special Jury Prize at Slamdance 2012. This short film by Andrew explores the philosophical idea called solipsism. Solipsism, to summarize, is the concept that we can only be sure of what exists in our mind.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art That Stopped Me

I've surfed the world and found these treasures along the way. This entry is where I will post artist links that I absolutely love! The selected artist "stopped me in my tracks!" Their body of work shows consistency and dependability; they never let you down. Each artist featured has a unique style that is true and uninhibited. I want to share their art with the world.

William “ZAIDEN” Chrysler

William “ZAIDEN” Chrysler is internationally renowned for his uncompromising devotion to
the art of photography, which is reflected by his thought-provoking portfolio. His beautiful, bold and often intense images turn their back on what he deems an otherwise lifeless world.
“I want to awaken people and make them see another side of life,” Photography lured ZAIDEN from a very young age. Growing up, he would jump in front of the camera at every opportunity. When he appeared on the other side of the viewfinder, he captured his first image: a reflection. “As I looked within the picture, I found myself more and more excited about the canvas I could create,” he said. “I developed a passion for capturing rare and spontaneous moments to immortalize the emotion and subject within it.” The professional photographer of 10 years is credited with having a gift for bringing out the uniqueness and talent in “anyone or anything.” Demonstrating a rare command of colour, shading and expression, he awakens subjects within their environment, exposing them to examination and admiration. ZAIDEN specializes in fashion, editorial and portrait photography, and offers traditional film and complete digital photographic services, in-studio or on location. “The greatest rush is to be challenged with using my surroundings to achieve mood and mystery.” • ZAIDEN

David Mowbray

My creative influences include; the artwork of Andy potts, Jose Parla, Patrick Caulfield and Harland Miller; the music and artwork of Robert del Naja and Goldie; designer Alan Fletcher; photographer William Eggleston; grafitti, street and urban art.

David Mowbay's Galleries

T Smith
All I know about this artist from the UK is that her body of work is spectacular! She gives you what I call "Afro-Pop"!

These are her words- "A symbolic piece of art signifies how people should get together for positive changes to be made.
The world is a very divided place in terms of various labels being placed upon us and those categories we place our selves in, people pull apart rather than together because of this. "

T Smith's Gallery

Leni Kae

"There is a mysterious thing about objects of beauty; they seem to cast a spell over observers, drawing them in with their enchanting presence. Observers of beauty will without doubt witness their unexplained power to awe and seduce.

Perhaps most amazing, is their ability to touch our heart with the truth they reveal. They inspire us to see ourselves as a part of a bigger universe, and with this reframe our vision of the world.

Such beauty is art, and such art is beauty.

This is what I hope to achieve with my art. To bring viewers a taste of beauty. To awaken the senses through colour and my knowledge of their astounding affects on both body and mind. And importantly, bring forth a reminder of the uniting elements of our human existence.

I hope you enjoy the message of my work."
Leni Kae's Galleries

John Kolbek
Self Taught, Surrealism, Traditional
Artist, Illustrator - Traditional, Painter
Oils and Ink
Creative Tools Used
Oils and Ink

pulling my hair out and screaming


Created the "Forever 27" poster, Illustrated for L.Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Vol.18, did album covers and shirts for Dog Fashion disco, Tub Ring, Hunab Ku, Polkadot Cadaver and so on...

Oils and Ink

Ryden, Hussar, Schorr, Hogin, Bruegel, Bosch, every renissance artist, Ernst, Dali

John Kolbeck's galleries

Angie Rowe

"I’m somewhat of a free spirit – never quite fitting into anyone’s mold. I see the world through an observatory window, and often run a silent commentary using brush stokes or adhered papers and fabric to give birth to my voice. I’m hooked on vibrant colors, textures, abstract dimensions, and ethnic vibes; and whenever I consider the role that art plays in our lives, I marvel at the way artistic diversity stretches across all medians and reflect (even if only in some small way) a part of who we are".
Angie Rowe

Angie Rowe's Galleries

Alexander Rosado

Painting and drawing since very early childhood until his young adult years, Alexander nevertheless embarked on a totally different mission in pursuit of science, mathematics, and engineering, working for various multinational corporations until fed up with so much bull shit he suffered a mental breakdown and survived a mental breakthrough. Leaping and diving head on, smashing through with a lyrical "bellyflop" into his true talent and passion.

My artwork is an attempt to portray the transformation of our physicality to an energetically infused view (or vice versa) where concepts such as chaos, fragmentation, light, boundaries, etc., play on the juxtaposition of one another.

Alexander Rosado's Galleries

Yuri Martinez Ramos

Fine artist Yuri Martinez left Cuba in 2000 but Cuba continues to inhabit his paintings. Manifesting a superb technical mastery, Martinez’s figurative oils on canvas reveal a Cuban society where the tint of the tropical sun and the tones of a decadent system combine to create a surreal magical realism where dreams, fantasies, and frustration play together as the leading actor on a stage. Martinez has been compared to Chagall in his blend of cubism and surrealism, and to Botero in his use of expressive faces and satirical social commentary, but his style remains uniquely his own.

Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1964, into a family of artists. His father is a renowned illustrator and designer and for many years work for Cuba’s National Scientific Academy and his uncles were well-known sculptors, his grandfather was a painter of some note. Martinez and his older brother, now a fine artist as well, would spend countless hours in their family’s small apartment engaged in artistic sibling rivalry, seeing who could out-draw the other.

Yuri Martinez Ramos' Gallery

Shawn McDonald

"Starving Artist eats own soul"

Shawn McDonald's Gallery

borell luc

I take pictures exclusively with the digital camera from my mobil phone, currently a Nokia. I'm not a professional photographer, I find technique dead boring and I have found the simplest, least technical and most practical equipment to be my mobil phone and his digital camera... Apart from that, I'm a "cultural engineer", agent and art dealer in my spare time. I have always had a passion for art as a global medium. But it took me several years to accept that I myself could create... and show my work! So now it's done. But as I don't want to die a "poor artist" nor cut my ear off (van gogh) and .., modestly and simply make a living with. I thought that Imagekind would be a good solution. Thanks to Imagekind and thanks to all you visitors, viewers, buyers or all three together..."
borell luc galleries

Daniel Cheong

Born in Mauritius Island (Indian Ocean), fro Chinese descent, French by nationality. Became really addicted to photography when I bought my first DSLR in September 2006. Discovered High Dynamic Range imagery with flickr, I try to use this technique to reproduce what my eyes really saw when my camera captured the scene.

Daniel Cheong's Galleries

Michael Misislyan

Michael Misislyan was born in Soviet Armenia,September 1973. He moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of 5. Michael has worked as a commercial photographer, creative director and graphic artist. His passion has always been and always will be photography. His work does not have any one underlying theme, but rather he attempts to weave all the elements that expose our vulnerabilities. Sex, death, humor, fear, guilt, love, compassion, morality. In essence...all that makes us so profoundly human. He currently resides in Queens, NY.
Michael Misislyan Galleries

JAEDA dewalt

Jaeda DeWalt, explores survivor issues, sexuality, sensuality and spirituality through compelling self-portrait photography and poetry. She invites you into a world hushed with visual silence, laced with haunting dreamscapes and subtle sensualisms(artistic nudity).

JAEDA dewalt's galleries

Krista S. Raak (sylvestra)

At my digital compositions I use details and images painted in Photoshop with Wacom Tablet, photos I have taken, patterns created with Apophysis and my original scanned embroidery designs which I have designed and collected for years. Some hi- res scanned and altered details are from my vintage ephemera collection, lace, antique paper/fabrics collection. One of my styles is very decorative and colorful, other is more ethereal and dreamy. ...My inspiration is carried from flow of dreams and senses,- being mostly intuitive I let the vision of colors and feelings lead me on in creative process. The details in my works are often attached with books I've read, people I hold dear, moments captured in my mind and colors all around.
Krista S. Raak's Galleries

Leon Alegria
My art is distinguished by precise and finely executed draughtsmanship of almost photographic exactitude. Even though the paintings have a contemporary look they are too academic in technique. Paint is applied smoothly and evenly in a varied and generally vivid palette that occasionally melts into dark shadows. I have produced large quantities of drawings and paintings that include portraits, surreal environments and abstract compositions. They can be seen in collections worldwide. In short, my world is a happy mixture of dream and reality, fantasy and nostalgia, delight in nature and a genuine love of humanity.
Leon Alegria Galleries

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Art That Stopped Me! Premier Post

I've surfed the world and found these treasures along the way. This entry is where I will post artist links that I absolutely love! The selected artist "stopped me in my tracks!" Their body of work shows consistency and dependability; they never let you down. Each artist featured has a unique style that is true and uninhibited. I want to share their art with the world.


Ran is a self-taught artist who originally got his start creating a vampire art portfolio and selling it at game conventions. He soon thereafter submitted a book idea to White Wolf Game Studio and was commissioned to write a sourcebook for Vampire the Masquerade titled "Kindred Most Wanted." The resulting attention led to Ran forming, with three partners, Precedence Entertainment. The company was built around a new Roleplay line Ran created, wrote and illustrated called "Immortal" and enjoyed critical success that led to the creation of a line of collectible card games such as Babylon 5, Alien's VS Predator, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, Tombraider, Terminator, Gridiron Fantasy Football and others. Ran left the company, embarking on script-writing and the pursuit of his own art.

Ran has since designed websites (including his own and as well as album covers for a variety of musicians. He is currently involved with commissions and three screenplays, as well as an online novel called Armageddon Almanac on He is also writing a serialized fairytale on called Wonder Land.

Ran loves Calvin and Hobbes and creates most of his art from dreams.
Ran's Gallery

Robin M. Rios

While attending the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Robin developed a passion for digital photography and has since refined her digital imaging skills by creating many thought provoking 2D and 3D pieces.

I use Photoshop like a painter uses canvas and a pallet of paints. I begin and end with my own photography to create each piece; Layer after layer until I have reached my desired imaging effects. I take great pride in my work as a digital artist and I challenge myself with every new piece as there are no short cuts to mastering ones' craft.
Robin M Rios Gallery


I am 41 years old,"did I just say that"? I am a Chamorro. I have a wonderful mom, who I might add is my biggest fan. I was born in Georgia. I have 2 children, well their adult's now. My grand baby is Nadia. I just have fun doing art.

I do my work in the dark.If not...I can't see it. I see myself in the heavens with the stars. Star's connecting.
Maji's Gallery

Al Lofsness

Education Bachelor of Fine Arts
Hobbies / Interests Cooking and Eating
Favorite Artistic Medium Painting Oil
Favorite Arthistory Movement Expressionism - (1905 - 1945)

Favorite Visual Artist na

Favorite Work of Art Folk, Naive, Primative, Raw, Outsider

Biggest Artistic Inspiration The world around me.

Why Did You Become An Artist? Why not become an artist?

Personal Biography Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Al Lofsness was educated at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He graduated with a BFA degree in painting.

His early career was in commercial art as a creative director, art director and designer. In 1999 he left the applied arts and began painting full-time.

Since 1999 he has sold paintings to collectors in the United States, Europe and Australia.
Al Lofsness Gallery

Laura Barbosa

Born in New Jersey, Laura is a self-representing Artist with 20 years experience painting animals and subjects of fantasy. She is best known for her Animal Portraits, Surreal Representations, New Wave Digital Art and Colorful Abstracts. Her creations have been described as "Open Minded, Alive and Inventive." She has an amazing capacity to create original works of art in a range of different styles. Being a self-taught artist, Laura’s influence has been inspired by nature, her love for animals, urban environments and fantastical thoughts from her mind. Often, people say that she has a natural ability to capture an animal’s soul. Many who have ordered pet portraits have said that their pets seem to be looking at them. Realistic and Beautiful, Laura’s animals are amongst the best to be captured in paint. Her abstracts and surreal artworks speak for themselves. If you are looking for a unique piece to put on your walls to spark a conversation or relax from a hard days work and fall into wonder. You will be extremely happy with any artwork you choose to own from Laura’s gallery.

Participating Artist and Part of the CREATION TEAM of The "Glory Of Horses"
“a Tribute... a Spectacle... an Incredible Work of Art Now in creation,
The Glory of Horses is scheduled to be unveiled in the Spring of 2008.”

Press Release "Art of the Dog"...Asbury Park Press
Listed with: World Artist Directory
Member of: The Laurelton Art Society
Awards: Prize Ribbon, Acrylics Category….”Bordeaux Dog”
Past Exhibitions: Splash Contemporary Gallery/Tinicum Art Festival
Laura Barbosa's Gallery

Juliana Maz

I'm a Colombian visual Artist, most of my Art work involves the graphic design. You will be able to find acrylic color painting, Photography, drawing, and other interesting stuff. Juliana Maz’s, trajectory lay in developing and exploring a style that encompassed a love of print, pop art, Graphics and the precense of saturated colors. My studies of Graphic Design and Visual Arts complement what I do, being able to offer a fan of possibilities at the time of projecting a work. Without aesthetic classifications nor prejudices Images, as I believe, are fragments of histories, dreams and illusions caught with a lens, a brush, a pen or even with your mind... developed and processed for the benefit, the contemplation, in order to open possibilities in the monotony of our daily life…

Juliana Maz's Gallery

Janet Karam

My first fascination with drawing came at a young age when a young man sat with me creating quick line drawings- it was a relatively simple and unremarkable moment, yet the impression left was powerful and lasting. From that time on, my passion for creating art has progressed to become a central driving force in her life. Karam graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1988, and since then has pursued painting with increasing fascination and verve.

After several years of living in larger cities, I moved to a small historical Texas town where the old, weathered architecture and weathered of my new surroundings inspired the original paintings in my current Funkytown series. I enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, and whether musical, abstract, animal, portrait or cityscape, I enjoy painting with expressively bold strokes, lively color, and often whimsical compositions.

Janet Karam's Gallery

The Blue Queen

Greetings and well met! Here you will find original artwork by Krissee Beckner, also known as "The Blue Queen." My specialty is fantasy/mystical content using traditional and digital mediums. Each piece is an expression of strong emotion and thought... not just merely pleasing to the eye, but to the mind as well.

Thanks in advance and enjoy the gallery!

(I'd say more than just a few words, but I'm a bit on the shy side. That would probably account for my favoring artistic expression via images as opposed to words. *insert sheepish grin here*)

The Blue Queen's Gallery

Jarmila Kostliva

Born in Prague, Jarmila Kostliva has always been a participant of performing as well as fine arts. Music theatre and dance are all influences that imbue her work with vitality and drama. Her subjects pass through their domains or stages as if passing from one dimension of reality to another. Finding provocative inspiration in Carl Gustav Jung’s meditation on symbols of collective human psyche, Jarmila`s paintings explore realms of emerging subjectivity in varying states of visual conception. She brings gracefully formulated sense of drama to her compositions, extending upon the subterranean mysteries of her archetypal reflections in cyclical concentrations. These images originate from intuitive impulses. Kostliva has exhibited worldwide. My visual arts college education in Czechoslovakia was intended to prepare me for carer of an artist and designer. However, after my graduation I decided to follow my second "dream profession" of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Since my childhood I have been attending ballet and music schools as well and It felt natural to choose an opportunity just waiting for me. I have appeared on stage and in film , working with numerous ballet and dance companies of State Opera and Ballet in Czech Republic, Germany and Canada performing in ballet, operas and musicals. I have been touring extensively in North and South America. After my dance career was about to end, I have decided to get back to painting and seriously pursue the visual arts opportunities. Traveling through the continents to study diverse cultures, specially ancient, primitive and aboroginal, became great inspiration for my work. Experience of the dancer's discipline, stage, music, fantasy and ability to transform the body and mind to different levels of the awareness was important part of my life. My art as well as my life has formed the way I express and define myself in my work. Please see my exhibition history and awards

Jarmila Kostliva Galleries

Angel D' Amico

• Angel D'Amico is a Chicago based Freelance Illustrator and Designer. Loving life and living her dream, Angel has a unique sense of style and a wide range of skills from drawing to painting, digital art, graphic design, playing and composing music, hand screen printing, book making, sewing, photography, crocheting, cookie making, and some other random skills. She Combines her fine art skills with her digital artwork, to create beautiful, unique, and exotic environments of work. Also the creator, editor, and publisher of Carpal Tunnel Online magazine, dedicated to feature independent artists from all over the world, working hard to follow their dreams. Major projects Angel is working on right now, is the design and illustration of over 30 pages for YRB magazine, cover design/illustration, fashion, features, and gearing up sections. As well as collaboratively working on illustrations/music for Ecko unltd with Donnie Bauer and Mode Project, who is making her illustrations into Motion Graphics Pieces. As well as a working on a few other projects, for, and pro-bono work for Mom, as usual :) Accomplished Suzuki Method Pianist for 19 years • Clients include: YRB magazine, PEEL Magazine, Create Magazine, Venus, BPM, Los Angeles Journal, Don't Panic Media, RDA - KORG, Two x Four - Wrangler, The Gepetto Group - Topps, The Abbey Pub,, Abbey Brown Soap, 160over90 - Aramark, Lollapalooza, The Whole 9

Angel D' Amico Galleries

Mike Urdun'a
I'm going to personally comment on this artist: His work has so much energy and originality! I love his Mixed Media Work. I'm a serious fan of Mike Urdun'a. Check out his work!

Tom Jones Berney

I am 24 years old and currently residing in Nottingham in England. I like to draw and display some of the work I have done since my art course to the present day and I will continue to put stuff up as and when I do it, and if I like it enough!

Tom Jones Berney

Having Fun in "Moderating"

Hi Everyone! My latest task is Moderating The Emerging Artist Forum at d' Although, it is challenging and time consuming, I've received so much satisfaction by help developing Emerging Artist careers. My goal is to help give the exposure Artist out there need in today's market. I've began to enlist professionals from all over the world to help contribute information, advice and know how to the forum

I'm inviting any serious artist out there to post and show "show your stuff". Just click on the link under "more tonyp".

Thank you,


Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Collection "TIRED"

"Coming Undone" 2008
This image is the first in the collection. "Coming Undone" was created from frustration, feelings of helplessness and the fear of losing everything.

Hi everyone!
I just started a new collection titled "TIRED". This is my sixth collection. It is inspired from things in life that I am fed up with. It is a work in progress. I have, to date, 4 images in the collection.

Below is a preview of the collection. Please leave a comment! Your opinion is valuable.

"Kicked Down" 2008

This is the second image from the collection. This was created from a defeatist attitude. I felt beaten and wounded.

"The Unknown" 2008

This is the fourth image from the collection. The third piece is still a work in progress. "The Unknown" is just a scary and uneasy place to be in. If fortuned, you will have someone to travel with you.

Jealousy 2008
You see it everywhere; in every form. The green-eyed monster. You see in it in everyone's eyes. How many people lives have been destroyed from it? How many more will be destroyed?

Empty Promises 2008 (New!)
This image is, unfortunately, inspired from life experience. I'm so tired of empty promises. It's just that simple!

I really don't know where this collection is going, I'm just going to roll with it and see where I travel.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Memory Lane

I remember at fourteen, walking down the street I lived. I was shooting pictures of all the houses on the block with my Kodak Instamactic 125 camera. I used color film and then developed the film with black and white chemicals. I didn't think anything would appear.

To my amazement, instead of color negative images I got black and white positive images. I remember how thrilled I was just to see anything.

Memories like these are what keep me inspired to continue to create, experiment and task risks.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My Definition of Success

What is Success?

I've developed a serious marketing strategy plan. I've submitted artwork to who in turn prints high quality Giclee prints and provides tools for me to market them. I joined an online Art Community at which in two days after submitting artwork, I received over 1800 visits.
I have an online store that sells my artwork on various merchandise. I will soon be publishing a paperback entitled "Ominous Beauty".

Now, that is what I define as success! I've finally found a vehicle to share my world with others