The artistic style of Avtandil’s paintings is Impressionist, but he leans toward the cubist and abstract, creating a specific synthesis of approach. He is therefore able to bring about a feeling of light and harmony that is both poetic and aesthetic. Avtadil shows the human being as always beautiful, a harmonious entity that realizes the truth of its inner reality.
Helen Frank is an American artist, residing in northern New Jersey. Her artwork reflects the everyday, and she is always busy drawing. Frank’s images encompass her extensive travels as well as life at home with her family.
French artist, Michel Guyon, was born in 1947 in Nantes France. He often portrays classic opera scenes.
Michel Guyon has created many original works using “The marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, Faust, Carmen and Don Giovanni. His latest series of paintings includes Carnivale and Cabaret scenes.
John Harrell says of his process “Being an artist is doing what comes naturally. My subjects choose me-their patterns and shapes, their sense of rhythm and movement, inspire my creative energy. Pastel and acrylic allow me to capture the immediacy of the experience.”
Plein air painter, Mostafa Keyhani, was born in Iran in 1954. It was during his years as a secondary school student that he was encouraged by one of his teachers to pursue his artistic talents. As a result, Keyhani became completely devoted to painting.
Christine Lashley studied as a teen in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne, continuing on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She worked for several years in the fashion industry in Europe, then as a muralist and graphic designer, but turned her interest to fine art soon thereafter. Christine’s paintings have been shown nationally and internationally, and continue to win top awards.
John Payne’s approach to painting is to capture the observer’s imagination and draw them into the painting. “I want to transport the viewer back into time. I like to paint people from the past, from all social classes, interacting in everyday situations. I want my art to create a mood, evoke a feeling, and even bring back old memories. Today, so many of us exist in a world that is fast paced. It’s difficult to slow down, take a breath and see all the beauty that surrounds us”, says John. “As a result, I want to create images that transport us to a place that is calming, inviting and creates a feeling of carefree days of long ago.”
Pino Daeni’s canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches, typically in the Mediterranean where he grew up. Pino (born Giuseppe Dangelico in Italy) is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects – a talent which has brought him private commissions to do portraits.
Sharon Rusch Shaver, a resident of middle Tennessee, has been painting professionally since the 1970’s, and continues to receive top awards and recognition in her field. In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI.
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.