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Salome’s Loft Oil on Canvas 24” x 30”
W
ith expressive layers of paint and dynamically nuanced textures,
American artist
Maryhelen Ewing
articulates the poignancy of
the human condition in each one of her canvases, encouraging her
viewers to unearth and enjoy their own discoveries. Taking her subjects
from real life, Ewing portrays a unique, intimate glimpse into the
inherent poetry of the ordinary. The artist vividly evokes the spirit of her
subjects, whether they are still lifes, landscapes or the human figure, by
describing a visual metaphor in each work. Greeting each canvas as an
adventure, Ewing conjures soulful, vibrant vistas that rhythmically pulse
with life. Using oils with a paintbrush and palette knife, she allows the
materials and the emerging painting to guide her journey to its fruition.
Ewing studied at the Art Students League of New York. She lives and
works in Arizona.
Maryhelen Ewing
I
n meticulous pen and ink,
Yuka Chokai
creates entire worlds out of
color and movement. Chokai builds far-reaching scenes out of many,
many details layered upon each another: footprints and cobblestones
to make a path, miniscule floating circles to indicate air and space, and
stylized figures everywhere, embodying a narrative through gesture.
The image is initially atomized in this way, and then pulled together
into a larger, cohesive whole. Each composition achieves balance and
an internal logic, leaving the individual objects to be discovered by the
viewer. In Chokai’s aesthetic, every shape, color, and line becomes a
symbol.
Yuka Chokai was born in Osaka, Japan and currently lives in Tottori. As
a commercial artist, she has designed corporate logos, publications,
posters, and interior decoration.
Time Out - lotus Ink & Marker on Board 20.5” x 28.5”
Yuka Chokai
I
talian painter
Roberto Del Fabbro
’s abstract pieces are an explosion
of rioting color reminiscent of the play of light on a forest floor, or the
pattern of sunlight shining on and through the petals of a flower or the
blossoms on a tree. It’s no wonder, then, that the artist’s work is inspired
by nature. “I… create worlds that are beneath the oceans and above
them, on solid ground and in the air, in the universe,” he says. “I see the
world as a leaf… I see the world as they see it, I see what they see in men.”
 RobertoDel Fabbro’suniquely texturedandalmost featherybrushstrokes
derive from his use of green leaves to apply pigment. He wants his
paintings to help others “feel the sensations that only nature can give.”
Roberto Del Fabbro
BLOOM Acrylic on Wood 31.5” x 49.2”
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