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GIVEAWAY DATE: October 10, 2020
GIVEAWAY DATE: September 22, 2020
Daily Paintworks: dailypaintworks.com/Artists/debbie-miller-7343
Studio Facebook: facebook.com/debbiemillerstudio/
I am a very intuitive and emotional being, and my art reflects that. I create my work in a single breath, without any pause, so that I do not lose any drop of that inspiration. I am so caught up in the moment of creation that I forget where I am—nothing can distract me from this euphoria. Whatever I am painting, I must be in love with my subject. Lately, I have been attracted to nature even more and truly enjoy spending time painting plein air. I create my impression of the subject that reflect my background, my emotional state at the moment by utilizing new artistic techniques. I choose bold brush strokes of opaque lights to express my energy juxtaposed against transparent cooler shadows, and scraping some translucency into the mysterious darks with the palette knife. Often, I venture into the depths of my inner being and create more abstract pieces, which take their origins, at present, from a challenge in dealing with my teenage daughter, and maneuvering into that territory is hard but simultaneously wondrous. These paintings are raw — full of dark blues, purples and cadmium yellow lights, that sparkle throughout the surface. The compositions seem to be more circular thus my feelings and frustrations appear to be perpetual. I use palette knife that helps me express movement, anger and love culminating in one piece. It is a gratifying feeling once the painting is done — I exhale, feel hungry, happy, but totally exhausted mentally. The feeling of accomplishment fills me up: “all the hard work hasn’t been wasted — I can paint, I can do this well!” The sound of rain hitting the cobble stones, a taxi’s tires splashing in puddles, street noise, people’s voices, car horns—all excite me to no end. Often, I not only use my brush to capture the essence of a city, but a palette knife to express my own energy, which ultimately becomes part of the canvas. When I paint, I re-live the experience of the city—it’s lighting, sounds, and vibrations. I have experienced many different cities. In my youth, I was surrounded by the most beautiful architecture of the XVIII–XIX centuries, the ”Venice of the North”–St.Petersburg, Russia. That was my first love. Later came Vienna, Paris, Boston, New York, … I walk around a city and sketch. Often I am drawn to an alluring alleyway verses a pompous street or palace. My visual memory is acute, and I have the ability to imprint the mood of the city at the time of the sketch, along with the colors, the weather, the lighting, and the energy of the street. Even years later I can look at any of my sketches and remember the street, the city, and what kind of day it was. I must develop an intimate relationship with a city before I am able to paint it.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 12, 2020
My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I was born in
Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland with my husband, Andrzej and my
pets. I’m a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, art journaler and designer who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new
techniques and skills. I’ve been creating since 2007, started
scrapbooking in 2008-2009 and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally
addicted. My projects are texture and art medium-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many
more. I believe in the power of recycling and upcycling and just adore
texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom,
embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main
source of inspiration and creative energy.
I’m a full-time designer and artist and as an experienced travelling
teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in
collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journaling and more. I truly enjoy
teaching and during my classes, I focus not only on showing
techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and
enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in the therapeutic and
liberating power of creativity.
I work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio (product designer since 2011). I run my own Creative Team who supports my creative Blog and I design for international mixed-media and scrapbooking magazines. My biggest pride and adventure of the last years is my own mixed-media line of products released with Prima Marketing which happen to be a source of inspiration for a large group of creative people.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 1, 2020
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finnabair/ https://www.instagram.com/finnabair_studio/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/finnabairdesigns/
Hi my name is Jacqui, I’m an Acrylic and Oil painter living and working in Northern Cyprus. I’ve been here for 16 years now and live with my husband and two young children but I am originally from London in the U.K where I received my BA in Fine Art from Mıddlesex University. I primarily paint portraits using layers of markers, inks, stencils and then traditional paint; a process that I originally used as a way of painting during snatched moments throughout the day with toddlers around the house!! I found that I could work on the wild and free under-layers during the daytime and then the final layers in the evenings when I had more time to concentrate! I am a night owl and would happily paint all night long if I could!!
GIVEAWAY DATE: September 28, 2020
Her soul mission is to help people empower, connect, and bring soul
remembrance through the power of art, and spiritual guidance.
Much of her inspiration comes from spirit walking, meditating, and
spending time in the nature with Earth energy, Moon energy, magic of
the elements, and connecting with the Faerie and Crystal Realms.
She works closely with her guides and the universe, channeling soul
activating messages of healing, of hope and of life.
Katrina comes from a unique background of traveling and living
communally in difficult realities and circumstances. She grew up doing
full-time disaster relief work, and rehabilitation programs for both the
physically and mentally sick. From the start of her life, she has had a
strong communication with Spirit.
All of her art, teachings, and readings come from her healing journey,
sharing her creative process with the intention to help guide people to
their soul path and light, as she was.
I was born and raised in Colorado and I grew up loving the natural environment and the wild Rocky Mountains around me, it helped shape me as a person and as an artist. Completely a quiet and shy child, I felt as though I never could express my voice. The slow ripple of a stream, the wind whispering through the autumn leaves, all had their quiet, yet powerful ways, of delivering peace and restoring me throughout my life. The beauty and mystery of nature became something soulful, deeply ingrained into who I am. I think this is why I am constantly painting and recreating the love and joy I feel from it. I’m honored to say that my work has been displayed throughout the Front Range and resides in private collections both nationally and internationally. Thanks for joining me on this journey and this adventure we call life and art!
Websites: Renatalore.com, Artentive.net
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suncturary, https://www.instagram.com/renataloree
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Artentive/
I received a degree in Fiber Arts and worked as a textile print designer in the apparel business in Los Angeles for 20 years, but my real education started in 2009. I started painting and made it a practice to paint every day. As I honed my craft and progressed to the next level of my practice lead me to question why I paint. It is a spiritual journey that I am on and it is something I have to do to keep my mind and body happy! I work with watercolors and gesso, acrylics , oils, pastels with inks or all of them. I am an experimenter. I create my own substrates using vintage linens or painting on ledger paper. I also paint on more traditional substrates such as watercolor paper and canvas. I would describe my work as expressive figurative and portraiture mixed media. I am represented by Lagerquist Gallery which is located the Buck Head area of Atlanta, Georgia. I teach all over the United States as well as Europe and just recently Morocco. My passion is focused on the creative process and I am as passionate about teaching as I am at creating art.
Sally Walsh from “Sillier Than Sally”
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 7, 2020
Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland , USA and Italy . Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media . Lora teaches workshops in Contemporay Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an Ecourse , due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 16, 2020
- Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario Diploma in Communication and Design
- McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Part time studies in Honours Art & Art History
- Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario Courses in drawing, painting, sculpture & art history
- Niagara College, Welland, Ontario Courses in Fine Art Program
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 14, 2020
Online store: www.theymakeart.com
Daily paintworks: https://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/brian-miller-7336
I received a BFA from the University of Michigan in Dance and Choreography. I danced professionally and had the honor of teaching dance at the University of Michigan’s Musical Theater and Theater Departments.
Growing up in the magical world of theater and dance I was exposed to so many gifted and talented artists. Collaborating with dancers, actors, choreographers, musicians, set, costume and lighting designers was an incredibly rich experience. It was fascinating to watch how a small idea would unfold into beautiful productions. My love for theater and dance is a constant source of inspiration for my art. I hope that by sharing my techniques and creative practices, you will find something to spark your imagination. I currently live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband Marc, who continues support all my creative dreams, and our beautiful daughter Olivia.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I look forward to sharing my creative work with you.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 19, 2020
GIVEAWAY DATE: September 24, 2020
I paint faces and figures. They are not always realistic but they are always expressive, emotional and have a story to tell. I love to use unconventional colours and I love to play with texture and pattern. I use Acrylic Paint in a loose, layered way to add depth and character to my faces.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 5, 2020
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/emmapetittart/
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 23, 2020
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pamelavossellercreativeartistscommunity/
I am a Mixed Media Artist living in Stockholm, Sweden, on a mission to inspire people to be brave, to use their creativity and to do more of what they love. love painting big but I am also addicted to Art Journaling. I paint in many layers and create my art based on an interesting process where my imagery emerges while painting. I work with mixed media – acrylic paint, ink, oil pastels, color pencils, fabrics, paper, photos… anything that comes my way. My work is very rich with many layers that add depth and texture to my work. There are no limits, nothing is wrong and there are no mistakes. The process is the fun! My paintings evolve as I paint and I have no plan and no goal. It is my inner voice, my inner guide or wizard that guides me. With layers on layer I create depth, texture and details. Being creative allows me to explore myself, to let go and it helps me to be here and now. I do both in-person workshops and on-line workshops, both painting on canvas and creating art journals. I have regular classes in my studio in the northern part of Stockholm and I am running weekend workshops in different places around the world both Europe and the US. I believe that we all have a well of creativity and inspiration locked within us. We just need to find a key to open it and encourage the flow to stream without obstacles. With my art and my workshops, I am exploring creativity, spirituality and life in general.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 26, 2020
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 16, 2020
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/artbyfranschlosser/
Saskia Van Drunen-De Jong
My name is Saskia van Drunen and I am a mixed media artist from the Netherlands. I live there with my husband, two kids and three cats. I have always been a creative child and I started painting, of and on, when I was about 18 years old. I painted all kinds of subject matters, from cats to flowers and also abstract art. But I have never had any formal training even though I would have loved to. Then, live happened and I studied while working full-time, got married and became a mother. I loved being a mother, but after my second child I struggled to find my balance. Dealing with all the feelings and emotions that surfaced was quite daunting for me. I felt the need to express them in a creative way. I had not picked up a brush for about nine years, but I gathered my brushes, bought some new paint and canvases and boy, did it feel liberating! And, I felt that creative spark again! It helped me heal, and connect on a deep level with myself. I wanted to improve my drawing and portrait painting skills. So I took some online classes and learned a lot of new techniques along the way. I love drawing and painting portraits, and to convey expressions and emotions.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 17, 2020
I’m Ildikó Karsay, living in the center of Europe in Budapest, Hungary. I’m a dreamer, explorer, mom of three. I’m a painter, graphic designer, artificer, illustrator, calligrapher, typographer, decorateur, parapsychologist, spiritual therapist, tourist guide, Jewelry appraiser, dao yin instructor BUT I’m an all time learner. My style comes from my soul. I believe that vibrant colours can help to cheer us up. I work in acryl, watercolour, silk and oil. Nature is my neverending inspirations. I believe everybody is creative, just need a little help to remember it. My main goal is to help people to find their inner voice, discover joy in creative flow and forget fears through art. I started from crafts: sewing clothes and funny pets, papercraft, felting, ceramics, tiffany window and lamp making, jewellery from metals and recycling materials. Drawing and painting came later to my life because I believed that I cannot draw. I returned to art in 2008, and now I know that I cannot live without art anymore, it is part of my everyday life. I’m running seasonal online workshops on my website and always working on new projects. I worked 15 years for big movie networks as graphic designer and decorateur. My first exhibition was in 1993. Since then I had numerous exhibitions in Schools, art Fairs, and Galleries in Budapest. My paintings are in private collections in Hungary, Germany, Australia, USA, Japan, Slovakia and Danmark.
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 24, 2020
I’m a mixed media artist, and my passion is painting portraits and figurative art with elements of surrealism. I live with my husband and two daughters and a pup in the US. I earned an art and music degree in the pedagogical college in Saint Petersberg, Russia, Gatchina; attended a still life course in a fine art school in Tel-Aviv, Israel. I continue my education in CE program at Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, USA. Last year I won there first prize at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.
I’m honored to host ‘Paint Your Heart and Soul’ for the 5th year in a row and I can’t be any happier! I love to share my knowledge with students and be part of our kind and supportive art community online! I’m excited and looking forward to 2021. I can’t wait to share with you this beautiful adventure of creating art together!
Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you will join us!
GIVEAWAY DATE: October 27, 2020
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/840365816072472/
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***Artwork shown here are not actual lessons, it is only representative samples of the Artists work. The artists are currently working on the projects for the course. All the lessons are brand new and made especially for PYHaS 2021 course.
**** If life happens and artist can not participate in the course I will substitute their lesson/s by myself (Olga Furman) or by other artist.