"Wheel Number One-2020 . Wow, it’s been quite a year. But the world keeps turning. There are a lot of details in this piece. I hope you find it interesting. Wheel Number Two coming soon." - Anthony Mikulka
Inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the works of Tonalist painters George Innes and James McNeill Whister, Karen’s paintings are of landscapes both real and imagined, created when the skies are most luminous – as dawn blossoms into morning and twilight settles into evening. She uses light and shadow to convey a sense of mystery, nostalgia, tranquility and wonder.
Kelly Stewart’s latest series, 3D Resin Explorations, seeks to preserve moments in time where chemistry and creativity merge. Stewart drew inspiration for the series by witnessing the natural resistance generated between her medium and the unconventional chemicals she employed. This intersection of colliding chemicals and natural factors including time, gravity and heat produce images that seemingly suspend her colors in motion. Using a combination of Acrylic paints, pigments and Resin, Stewart goes further by creating 3D Resin elements which act as gravitational barriers as the Resin searches for its own natural path. Kelly is a fine artist living in Orlando, Florida. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Joanna Zjawinska is passionate about her work, her life, her family, her homeland, and the United States her adopted home. Passion is the key to Zjawinska's art, and, in equal measure, her art has incited passion in the hearts of her viewing audience. Her life has been operatic in scope, just as Joanna's work is operatic in substance. In Zjawinka's paintings and prints, hints of impressionism, expressionism, and art nouveau are evident within a style that is wholly her own. These influences, coupled with her love for the world of fashion design, color her work but do not define it. Zjawinska imbues each image with a sense of theater. Joanna Zjawinska creates a world of glittering elegance where the people moving within the frame are chic, beautiful and dressed to the proverbial nines. It is world of aristocratic souls, who may or may not give in to base instinct. Then, there is the voyeuristic aspect of Joanna Zjawinkas' images. The viewer feels like an observer who happens upon a private scene and is privy to the secrets of those involved. Therein unfolds the stories within Zjawinska's images. Since Joanna offers considerable room for interpretation, the conclusions to the stories laid out in her paintings and prints are left for the viewer to determine.
About the Art
This hollow art form is made from a Maple family, Box Elder. What makes this art form unique is the natural red flame color in the wood. An arborist will not be able to tell if the tree maintains the red color until the tree is harvested. The surprise makes this wood unique and adds to the beauty of its form.
About the Artist
“I am a retired trial attorney of 36 years. My passion and dedication to my practice was transferred when I discovered woodturning. 70 hour work weeks were common place while I was a trial lawyer. Now, my woodturning has far surpassed that to become my obsession in life, one step behind my family. I have sought out and trained with the masters of woodturning, internationally from Australia to Ireland and in the U.S. from Washington State to PA. My studies and work have been influenced and nurtured by the master turners. From this extensive study, and long hours in the studio, I have put together the pieces of the puzzle that work. The result are creations that look great and that will last for generations.
I create and donate my creations to various charity auctions. My goal is to raise $100,000 for selected charities before I leave this great earth.”
-Alan Wasserman , Artist
About the Art
Love can be subtle. It can be grand. It can be difficult. But overall, love must be given. There is no point to love at all if love itself is not freely and generously given away. This "Revolutionary Love" series proclaims that a world filled with love is reckoning and it is our purpose to answer our call to duty; our call to give love. There are different elements of the human experience sprinkled throughout these pieces. Our hope is that when you see them, you can latch on and receive the love which we have given, and that you can then give it back to the world and back to those around you.
The affirmations are engraved on the pieces to remind you to engrave them in your mind on your heart and dream. Affirm with repetition until you believe You have to speak and FEEL what you want You have to AFFIRM and FEEL Who you want to be Before you are that person You must believe you deserve it Work towards it until you see it And AFFIRM IT until you BECOME IT
About the Artists
If you’re taking the time to read this, then the connection with the spirit of the artwork has already been made. You have felt the power and the passion that inhabits the artists. Gabriel and Angela have been partners in love and in life for fifteen years.
Angela is an interior designer and artist with a keen eye for elegant yet simple refinement. Hers, is an innate talent, a natural sophistication manifested in each work with a fine sense of style, scale and color.
Gabriel, an artist in every sense of the word, creates with purpose using paint, texture, layers, music, and drums, all of which are imbued with light and love.
The presence of their combined creative souls is manifested in every piece they create.
In Gabriel’s words: “People are going to pass by our artwork. Some will keep walking but some will stop and seek a relationship with us. They will want to own that connection; that love; a blessed work of art full of positive energy. They will crave to display it in their home so that they can bathe in that loving energy every single day.”
Paul T. Scarborough was born in 1961 in Madison, Wisconsin. His family moved to Florida’s east coast when he was five and he grew up on the Space Coast, a pristine area rich in nature, wildlife and spectacular sunrises. These environmental influences were his first inspiration when he started painting at age 5. He graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1983 and moved to Orlando where he enjoyed a successful career as an art director. Advertising provided a steady income, but he continued to paint, developing a style that was unique and ever-evolving. Paul spent 15 years on the art show circuit throughout the southeast, gaining a steady following among art enthusiasts and collectors. Paul’s work hangs in numerous private collections across the U.S.
Figurative images with abstract fields of saturated color and energetic mark making. Inspired by a cosmology of still life objects, landscaping, urban cities, humans, animals, flying heads, glowing orbs, levitating trees and more orbit the picture plane. Images are fleeting; identities last a mere second. Perception becomes the job of the viewer and possesses endless possibilities.
Scarborough’s narratives are like the Sanskrit ‘Maya’, where things are not what they seem and are constantly changing. There is an acute awareness of the artist’s hand and temperament. Brushwork is probing and restless and directs the eye in frenetic forays. Line is integral to the work. Thick staccato black lines, reminiscent of early 20th century European expressionism, share the space with sharp pencil lines that meander and morph in all directions. The work has a sense of urgency akin to a journey or quest. The thematic drama and the performance of the paint are inseparable.
Scarborough was a virtuoso painter. Organic forms seem to build up and break down before our eyes. Nothing is predictable. Textured surfaces, dense and impenetrable give way to large areas of white untouched canvas. here is diversity of scale and some of the smallest marks pack a combustible energy. Canvases pulsate. Scarborough has imbued the work with a living presence.
“Each painting to me is a new adventure,” said Scarborough. “I can see in my mind’s eye that it’s a moment of purity with unintentional strokes and a push-pull effect going on in my mind. It’s expressionism as the first stroke of the brush hits the canvas. My creativity comes mostly in the evenings. While most folks are winding down, I am fueled with energy from my thoughts and feelings of what is going on in my life, my friends, my family, and the world around me whether it is good, bad, or indifferent. Those restless thoughts and powerful feelings have nowhere to go for me other than out of my head and onto the canvas! I surround myself with calming music in medium to low lighting. I can paint for an hour, two hours, or all-night and into the early morning. When the painting is complete, it is an extraordinary relief for my mind and body. At times, I am absolutely exhausted. But viewing my work at its completion can be very moving. Therapeutic. Comforting.”