Angus (Angus Wilson) was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in numerous cities throughout the UK, as well as spending a period of time working in California. He has worked as a professional artist his entire career (17+ yrs), however his work has been varied and few would say his path to a fine art career was by a traditional route
Artist Holland Berkley’s goal in creating her art is to convey a sense of mystery and awe. To describe her art is, in itself, a challenge. Her human forms, abstracted rather than literal, are placed in an environment of graphic symbols and universal patterns derived from studies of primitive cultures.
Born and raised on the east coast of England, John Button’s background is in architecture and he has spent many years working as both designer and illustrator. He has lived in Sweden for the last ten years.
Oz El Hai, born in Israel in 1976, channels his passion and energy into vivid abstract art and representational romantic paintings of women. Using a palette knife exclusively, Oz employs bold colors to create rich and energetic paintings that enchant viewers with an intense, yet tender, presence. His artistic style draws viewers in, captures their attention, and caresses their imaginations. Oz has a unique style, and his talent is widely recognized.
“My work reflects our society’s obsession with beauty through advertising – and the endless images that bombard us daily. It is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces – images and text – from advertising that arrives through my mailbox. I appropriate these images and create them anew. Assembled like a mosaic; the paper tiles create an entirely new image – an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste.”
Luis Fernandez Hebrero was born in Torrejan de Ardoz, Madrid in 1958, and still lives and works in his home town. He spends the summers in a small mountain village, Campillo de Ranas, where he paints surrounded by nature.
Born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951, Hessam Abrishami was the son of middle class parents and one of eight brothers and sisters. At age 15, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his own talent for painting. As a result he became almost obsessed with painting.
Nigerian-born Painter, Onyeka Ibe (pronounced ebay), was born in Anambra State, Nigeria. He has been described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.
Born in 1964, In the scenic port town of Vlore, Albania, modern artist Josef Kote emerged eager to share his unique vision with the world. Kote immersed himself in the arts early on. The atmosphere around him constantly inspired the young visionary living in the metropolis of Vlore – a mélange of commercial industry and old world charm. This was the perfect backdrop for an aspiring artist talent like Kote. The city’s handsome, bright buildings and coastline provided Kote with an abundance of creative material.
I was born and raised in Boston, and have an MBA from Dartmouth. I was an Account Executive at the Leo Burnett ad agency in Chicago, and then was the Director of Retail Marketing and Advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren in NYC when I got the bug to write country music. I moved to Nashville to become a songwriter, and have had a few dozen songs recorded. I thought that writing would be it for me: I couldn’t imagine loving anything more. Well, I was wrong…
I use in-depth expression in my work to relate interpersonal stories of lost love, hope, fear, desire, dedication, wistful remembrances and more. The faces I paint are symbolically reminiscent of vague and vintage dream landscapes which focus on the metaphoric mood and flow of each person’s individual story.
Michael Steirnagle has been both a teacher of art and an illustrator. He served as an associate professor at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. His figurative paintings are currently available from Chasen Galleries.