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Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson

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I was born in Sweden 1953. Studied art in Stockholm 1974-1977. Moved to USA 1980. Worked fulltime as artist since 1983. Live close to New York city with my wife and 3 children.

To me inspirations for my art is a combination of great artists in the past and the inner visions I see today. In my own way I explore realms of light and color on my canvases. Each painting is sometimes like a soul searching journey in itself.

It is a great moment those times art can serve as an inspiration for viewers to find and release their own hopes and dreams.

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Jane Andrews
Jane Andrews

http://www.janeandrews.co.uk/

I'm often asked what my paintings are about. I think, broadly, the work deals with character, identity and survival strategies. They are my attempt to understand, interpret and express 'reality' as I grapple with it, consciously and unconsciously, while intellect plays its part, I rely more on instinct than reason.

The paintings evolve organically. I try not to work directly from an idea, as this lends itself to illustration, but rather approach the work from the side; the more arbitrary the starting point, the more authority is given to the painting. I steal from anywhere; and inspiration has come from a snatched conversation, a photo in the paper, or a drape from a Caravaggio.

Once a starting point has emerged, a dialogue begins and the painting clicks into action and takes on a life of its own. I love working on large canvases, where there is room for invention, and small canvases, where throwaway one-liners can develop a new line of inquiry.

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Orlee Stewart
Orlee Stewart

Orlee Stewart is a Sacramento based occult surrealist. Orlee was born in Toronto, Canada on December 29th, 1989. She studied experimental media at OCAD and was a member of the AOI Canadian chapter before moving to California where she now lives. motherofabominations.com

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Clyde Anthony
Clyde Anthony

To understand reality, and the meaning of what reality is, throw every concept, idea, away, and travel into the smallest structure of infinite power.

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Fatima Azimova
Fatima Azimova

I was born in in Uzbekistan, a former USSR country, in Tashkent City. My childhood was during the Soviet Union era. I grew up in a middle class family with multicultural parents of Uzbek and Armenian origins. From my early childhood I was exposed to an extreme diversity in cultures which played an important role in the feature development of my artistic vision. Since I can remember, I drew on every surface I could get my hands on. My Mother used to say how the walls in our house were covered with my drawings up to my height so anyone could see how tall I was. There was never a question of who I wanted to be when I grew up, art is not what I do but who I am.
My paintings informed by a combination of personal history, fantasy and mystery. Most recent work focuses on documentary portraiture where I explore cultural identity and each character.
I’ve always been attracted to religious paintings of the 15th century Flemish and Italian Renaissance artists. Their iconic, intimate compositions, the stoic expressions and understated gestures, the gracefulness of the forms, all rendered with a perfect balance and exquisite technical execution all speak to me of the enduring power of beauty to transcend context.
My multicultural background has given me insight into understanding our world. As a teacher I seek to inspire my students to accept other cultures, and to explore ways to incorporate visual art, history, and current events into our life. I belief that differences are to be welcomed not rejected.
https://www.facebook.com/FatimaAzimovaArt

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Michel Bassot
Michel Bassot

michelbassot@wanadoo.fr
www.michel-bassot.fr

+33 (0)6 72 59 34 07
+33 (0)4 73 79 49 32

Born in 1948 in Moulins, France, Bassot studied mathematics and economics at the University
of Sciences in Clermont-Ferrand. After graduating he devoted himself to the art world and
earned the national diploma of engraving with distinction. Since, he has divided his time
among teaching duties at the Beaux-Arts, organization of exhibitions, creation and restoration
of stained-glass windows, writing and his personal work in painting, sculpture, drawing and
engraving.
Many of his paintings have been acquired by Pierre Argillet for the musée du Surréalisme at
the Château de Vaux-le-Pénil, by the Fond Department of Art of Puy-de-Dôme and by private
collectors.

Michel Bassot by his professor Alain Brayer

A sailor diving deep into infinite times, in a boundless quest for long lost secrets.
A specialist in perspective, but also a mathematician and a navigator, he entered the world of
painting, not owing to a native gift, but rather as a visionary man, eager to express revelations
that came to him and to him only.
His brush is not in the least impeded by the shackles of such or such pictorial technique. The
idea is there. It assumes shape through the determined meticulousness of his painting, as a
faithful transcription of his very thinking.
He knows what he has seen, and what he senses beyond imagination, the prospective
perspective of remote worlds, and the sea, the sky, the night lying beyong them — they are
worlds that vanished, were engulfed, regained for a while, then lost again in the slumber of
oblivion...
From the very beginning, his first paintings displayed mirage-like pergolas on shores, which
perhaps stood as symbols of liners cruising towards unknown civilizations.
Later on, the same theme loomed up again, but peopled with definite characters, strangers
from other realms and other times, expecting a departure that seems never to occur.
Then he makes incursions into epochs preceding antiquity and even prehistory.
Here, are processions which come past like shadows through glistening metallic echoes, who
know that they are not here to stay, that they are only passing, and that other processions,
different ones, will replace them when they fade away.
Then ancient kings and naked women gazing toward the galaxy, shrouds celebrating mass.
And closer to us, Amazons aiming submachine guns at space.
There is also something about Bassot of a geologist, of a paleontologist (witness the
fossilization of the battle of Gergovia) and an epigraphist.
Indeed, a « glozelian » inspiration is to be found throughout his works, as well as a glance cast
towards the city of Ys. Surprisingly enough, his sea voyages take place nearby.
In addition to the three complementary activities inherent in his painting, one should also
mention alchemy.
Bassot is definitely ahead of the genuine pictorial quests which contravene the whims of time.

Alain Brayer

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Hugo Murillo Benich
Hugo Murillo Benich

When I open the eyes of my soul in the darkness, the dim light or the sunlight and feel the multidimensional universe that surrounds me where time, geometrical coordinates, dreams, bad dreams, memories and hallucinations emerge in the form of a chaotic vision I give myself up to the great desire to open a door leading to this universe and to pick up the brush to depict, alas, awkwardly the landscape and the fantastic beings swarming through it.

Sometimes there is a tower stretching away into infinity. Its aerial columns and swirling platform delimited by the invisible surface generated by a mathematical curve are the home of countless men, women and chimeras.

If after some brushstrokes I am the prey to an emotional disturbance, then I take a pen and write,

"El azul del espacio y los colores
De la tierra se funden en el hondo
Y silÌceo crisol de la materia,
Y de este modo surge el incendio
Que rutila,
Deslumbra y alucinaÖ."

Sometimes the blurred remembrance of an imaginary (real?) voyage to exotic seas haunts me. And only when the manifestation of the unconscious comes into consciousness and the canvass begins to be covered with the glossy oil paint I feel free again, rowing by my fellow passengers through dark green waters, heading for an unknown beach.

In any case, once I cross the threshold and the inner world hiding away in the recesses of my mind becomes tangible, I decide that colors, lights, shadows, lines, textures, shapes and spaces in the picture must be controlled by the well known principles of Art: balance, emphasis, harmony, variety and rhythm. And I commence painting.

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David Brooke
David Brooke

David Brooke was born in Somerset but now lives in Dorset. He attended Yeovil School of Art (1972-75) and Hull College of Art (1975-78), where he obtained BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. David is a Past President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, he is also a member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association, the Society for Art of Imagination and the Bath Society of Artists.

David’s earlier works are illustrations of actual myths and legends, but he began to believe that since people knew the stories they did not look at the paintings as works in themselves but only saw the story depicted and so his more recent work are not based on any particular legend, but by there subject create the feeling of myth of folk-tale. There is often something of a humorous or quirky nature about his work. His earlier works are oil paintings, in 1994 he changed to acrylics first on canvas and more recently on paper. During his career David has produced numerous pen & ink drawings and occasionally he works with oil pastels.

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Alessandro Bulgarini
Alessandro Bulgarini

http://www.alessandrobulgarini.it/

Born in Brescia on 6th November 1983, he lives and works in Italy.

Self-taught painter, frequents since child his grandfather's studio and travel through Europe to learn directly from the great Masters' works.

Gathering suggestions from Fantastic and Psychic Realism and fascinated from the long European tradition of Imaginary - in Spring 2008 he received appreciation from and meets in Montecarlo Prof. Ernst Fuchs - his painting focuses on the representation of the Concept by creating a symbolic and evocative image of the same. A sort of disturbing post-modern Symbolism that aims to stimulate reflection and to contrast the continuous and senseless mediatic bombardment made by the society of Blinding (Paul Virilio).

"Bulgarini achieves a kind of noetic intravision of the image; [...] in his work we can see the overcoming of Baudrillard's concept of Simulacrum […] recovering ability to See (the true essence of things) with the exposition of the concept contained into an enigma symbolically provocative and disturbing, together with a constant technical study.
(from text “Through the image, Beyond the image” by Emanuele Beluffi)

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Della Burford
Della Burford

Award-winning and best-selling Author Della Burford’s paintings are inspired by dreams, different cultures, shamanism, and imagination. She was born into Art as her mother was a painter.  A mystical experience she had in 1970 paved the way for her life’s work and was written up as “A Contemporary Shaman in Toronto” in 1977 by a professor and became reference reading at York University.

     Della encourages others to be creative and thus she has conducted Art workshops for children and adults for thirty years in Mexico, Guatemala, Holland, Korea, Japan, North America and Bali. She is a former teacher of Design at Humber College.

   Della painted large canvases as sets for ‘Dodoland’ and ‘Magical Earth Secrets’ in N.Y.C.  which  she co-directed for performances, Museum of Natural History, B.A.M., Citycorp, 3rd St Music School, and Smithsonian Institute.

    Della’s art explores imagination, chakras, love o f the environment, self- healing, transformation, vision and universal love. Her work has been Prisons, Hospitals, and Cancer Centres, and Festivals . Her first book was gifted    to 6,000 underprivileged children.

   ‘Journey to a Lotus’ was painted in India. After having a dream of Ernst Fuchs she studied the “mische’ technique in Austria and   then completed “Dream Wheels” which is an autobiographical account of how 2000 dreams were recorded and many manifested. She encourages others to live their dreams. Her work is an offering for the World, Humanity and   Spirit.
 

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Jaimie Cahlil
Jaimie Cahlil

I'm profoundly moved by this 'waking dream' of ours called 'life': our experience of 'shadow', our intuitive recognition of and longing for
'light', and our souls' searching for 'home'… For me, my life's work finds equal expression within art and therapy, these providing paths
for a powerful inner journey.

You will view my drawings and paintings through the filter of your own being and life experience, your own associations and innermost
beliefs. So your response to my art, and to my voice, speaking through these words, will occur in the context of your own unique 'waking
dream'. When you truly 'receive', in whichever way, the process is subtle and profoundly transformative. Charged with the subtle energy
or 'language' of symbol and alchemy, richly infused with feeling, the images I 'see' within… move and heal my deepest being. My wish is that
they also touch you - and move your soul.

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Huw Campbell
Huw Campbell

http://www.zap-art.f2s.com/

Born in 1955 in Madagascar, Huw Campbell spent his childhood in Pembrokeshire. He gained a B.A. in Graphic Art and Design from Newport Art College in 1977 then went on to experiment with painting and music. Since 1985 painting has become the main creative activity.

"The paintings are the result of vivid dreams and a supple imagination. The primary ideas are metamorphosed as each painting progresses with the form and colours being refined into a style which is unique."

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Canman
Canman

A quote that compels me:

“I believe if people did not filter their own thoughts they would be able to enjoy life a lot more and find peace that can only be found in self honesty.”

With this quote in mind, my artist statement is simple; I enjoy the process of creating art. My art is inspired by my daily visual experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I’m honored when the viewer’s of my art are touched either positively or negatively. If they are neither, then they should refer to the quote that compels me!

I am primarily a self taught artist, drawing for as long as I can remember. Throughout my life, I have experimented in a variety of mediums. I am continually seeking out courses to further myself as an artist.

Canman currently resides in Medway, MA and is the co-owner of Visions Tattoo, Piercing and Art Gallery, Inc.

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Vincent Castiglia
Vincent Castiglia

http://www.vincentcastigliaart.com/

Beauty and decay conjugate in a superlative act to objectify a seamless truth within the desperation of the human condition; an attempt to decode for Castiglia, himself, the absurdity of the individual human experience. The lifeless human figures that infuse Castiglia's work, in his view, mirror an inevitable aspect of human existence (consequent nonbeing) and abstract the bridge (life), in an effort to evidence the symbiotic relationship between the two for the viewer. "My paintings tend to beautify as well as beatify the post-mortal state as it is inevitable, and equally profound, so we may understand it not as irrevocable doom, but possibly, as the climax of all purpose, a just end, a strongly-anticipated release from the carnal turmoil that plagues all humans at their core, explains Castiglia.

Vincent Castiglia lives and works in New York City.

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Linda Chido
Linda Chido

http://www.lindachido.com/

"I subscribe to the belief that if I shine a light inward, the mysteries of time and eternity are revealed. I use my art as a vessel to follow where my light shines. Myths and symbols are utilized as guides that help me navigate my inner travels, and in turn, my travels manifest my art. I do not pretend to be saying anything new, for the themes I am attracted to have been used throughout the ages, though I know my expression is unique. I strive, therefore, to reflect my unique light, through a timeless art form, to tell and understand my own story."

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Linda Christensen
Linda Christensen

www.angelfire.com/art/mindspirit/

Artist Linda K. Christensen of Kalispell, Montana, paints her visions. Throughout her life, Linda has always experienced a strong connection to nature. Local flora and fauna along with participation in Native American spiritual practices provide additional inspiration for Linda’s work. As an artist, Linda paints her emotions and her reactions to the world surrounding her. This can result in a pleasant landscape, or a thought provoking interpretation of local or global issues.

Linda’s painting “ Vision Quest” is included in the Sacred Art Exhibition in Wessobrunn, Germany from April to June 2009.

Linda K. Christensen has been honored in recent years with acceptance into several international shows. “Final Leap” was included in “100 Sacred Visions” in Payerbach, Austria. In 2003, her painting “Crops of People” was included in “Brave Destiny”, the largest showing of living surrealist artists in Brooklyn, NY. In 2004, Linda’s painting “I Am Water” was exhibited in London, England for a “Water” exhibition. Linda’s painting “Taking Flight” was accepted into “The Inner Eye” European Touring exhibition. This art was exhibited in Italy, Germany and Spain in 2005. Linda’s painting "The Healing" was exhibited in the Magical Lakes and Enchanted Forests 2006 exhibition tour in Europe.

Linda has studied with numerous local and international artists, but her art remains a reflection of her inner self as contrasted to the outer world.

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Michele Clare
Michele Clare

I work mainly in pen and ink as I love the freedom and discipline of this medium, although I also work in water colour and gouche, and struggle with acrylic--I find it like trying to paint with treacle. When not actually interpreting a piece for illustration, my inspiration comes from the natural world, folklore, mythology and music. My work may thus be divided into three main areas:

1) Natural images, animals, birds, plants and how nature heals and reclaims given half a chance. As a child I played mainly on derelict land, and learned to see beauty in the weeds which grew amongst the rubble, and the patterns and textures of brick and rusting metal.

2) The spirituality of nature.

3) The weird stuff with skulls and masks. Lord Byron has a lot to answer for, bless him!! I love gothic imagery, and the idea that a mask can express more than the face, releasing the personality, as it does for the shaman and the carnival reveller. On the darker side of masks - well... "the executioner's face is always well hidden"...

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Sue Clyne
Sue Clyne

http://www.suesmysticalminds.com/

My name is Sue Clyne and I’m a Fantasy Artist from England. I’m a self-taught Artist and live in my dream world painting every day, in fact I’m obsessed with painting and can’t be away from my easel too long for fear of living too long in the normal world...

I use acrylic paints as this works best for me, I don’t sketch, I’m straight on the canvas with the paint and a crazy imagination. My work has been in magazines, also cross stitch in America and UK, jewellery and cards and books.

I paint on large canvases, in fact the bigger the better, I love to fill canvas with colour!

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Cilla Conway
Cilla Conway

http://www.cillaconway.com/

Born in Holland, brought up in Zimbabwe, Cilla Conway now lives in London and works as an artist, counsellor, and writer. In her paintings she explores alternative realities and states of consciousness.

Cilla is the creator and author of The Intuitive Tarot, published in 2004, and the Devas of Creation, currently being prepared for publication. She has a BA in Fine Art and a Masters in Psychotherapy and Healing.

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Helle Rask Crawford
Helle Rask Crawford

http://crawfordhouse.dk/

"The artist Helle Rask Crawford surrenders herself totally in the creative process. The honest expression is born through the enchantment found in sculpting. What emerges from the beautiful and manifest figurations is a form of personal responsibility. A dynamic act of balance in a concrete sculptural expression . The artist does not revere what is in vogue at the modern art scene. Her contract with the future is thus unpredictable, but meeting the works of the artist is very rewarding, because the ultimate freedom and pleasure in the work is so markedly prioritized. Inside and outside the domaine of the time. Controlled movement is the guiding force in the handling of clay, plaster and bronze.

Superficiality is only skin-deep: A sensuous joy can be sensed flowing from the artist's fingers in the sculpting of any surface."

Jørn Henrik Olsen, Art Critic

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Vladislav Dacesin
Vladislav Dacesin

BIOGRAPHY
I was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 16 April 1954. I started to paint in 1979. So far, I have displayed my artwork in more than 80 exibitions. The style I use is magic-realism. My motives are often the ones of surreal thematics, metaphysics of time and space. Usually, I paint in cycles of which there are several with the several topics: Litter, Blue Phase, Geometrical Abstraction, Woman, Metaphysics of Time and Space and Horse. However, some of my latest works are a slight degresion into a new style called „Lyrical Abstraction“. I could say I am painting in all techinque.
The famous Amercian hyper-realist Paul Collins (a winner of different national and international awards in painting and design, the creator of the logo for the space ship Challenger VII) reviewed my works in 1998 and highly praised it.
Many of my paintings are in private collections throught the world and I also own a private gallery.
Owing to the special technique of „underpainting“, I try to display an enormous degree of materialization so distant from the slide-estetics of the hyper-realism.
Since 2001 I have been managinng my own private painting school.
I live and work in Banja Luka as a freelance artist.
CRAFT IS MY TRUTH - ART IS MY JOB

http://galerija-dacesin.blogspot.com/
http://serbianaart.rs/
Email: dacesin@teol.net

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Rhea Darch
Rhea Darch

http://darchland.com/

Rhea Darch is an artist gratefully aware of the abundance of inspiration in life's folds. She is an observer of both her outer environment as well as her inner reverie. Rhea is driven to draw by the light and the dark that she observes in human existence; through her art she finds balance between them. For Rhea, art is a tool that allows her soul to communicate; it is a means by which she is able to make tangible her abstract musings. By following her creative intuition Rhea finds meaning and depth in ink and on canvas and paper.

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Jean-Claude Davreux
Jean-Claude Davreux

http://users.skynet.be/jcdavreux/

BIOGRAPHY:LEXIKON DER PHANTASTISCHEN KUNSTLER
Jean-Claude Davreux artiste-peintre

Davreux Jean,Claude (Haut-Fays, Belgien 1950-) lebt als phantastischer
Maler in Belgien.

Studium an der Academie des Beaux Arts Namur
und der Ecole ABC de Dessins Peinture Paris 1976.

Autodidaktisches Studium von 1977 bis 1981.

Bei dem Einflûsse gleichermassen aus der phantastischen Malerei, der
politischen Monumentalkunst eines Siqueiro und der Comic-Kunst kamen.

Er ist ein erklârt politischer-phantastischer Maler', der sich besonders mit den Problemen der Palàstinenserin seinem Werk beschaftigt.

Er ist Mitglieds der Association Royale des Artistes Professionnels de Belgique.

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Pedro De Kastro
Pedro De Kastro

Pedro De Kastro is born in Lisbon in 1971. At 19, he enlists himself as volunteer into the Portuguese Paratroopers. After several driftings, he reinitiates his autodidact studies. In 2001, PDK goes to Sarajevo representing Portugal in Drawing at the 10th Biennial of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean. A few months later, he leaves the Old World towards South America, more precisely Brazil, where he lives until now.

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Dragan Ilic-Di Vogo
Dragan Ilic-Di Vogo

http://divogo.com/

Born on 7th September 1962, in Belgrade, Serbia.

Boundaries of art have no shape, colour and smell; therefore, even if they existed, we would not be able to know that we have stepped on them. If you seek art,
you may find it in everything around you. Mainly in style, since man is style.

I find the man to be the most perfect work of art, shaped and painted by the Creator himself.

The art is always one and the same, though it may be more or less present at a particular moment and in particular place. The art does not progress or regress, it only goes through transformations.

The consciousness about art does not progress either, although we wish it would.

The need for art does not grow or decrease. Thanks to God, art is constant, while we are the ones who change, appear and disappear. Cheers!

Di Vogo

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Margot Dukker
Margot Dukker

The figurative, literary work of Margot Dukker-Groot, that mainly exists out of pen drawings and oil paintings, can not be named with a certain style. She mainly goes her own way with a scope on the inside. On the one hand Margot shows her own fantasy world in which dream and mystery are important aspects, on the other hand she makes work from a more realistic context, showing involvement with the world and her problems. Particulary the flora and fauna, which are threatened by human activities. Everyday we are confrontated with a lot of bad news, brought to us by the media. The reaction on that can be found in a couple of works she made. But a large amount of humour and the ability to relativate can also be discovered in her work by the spectator with an eye for detail.

Margot Dukker has been educated in teaching art and spent a couple of years as anatomical illustrator in connection with the anatomical laboratory of the university of Amsterdam. There she got used to what lies under the skin and still experiences mystery and beauty in what she saw as well.

Since 1975, Margot Dukker has been a member of the professional artists guild named “Kunst Zij Ons Doel” (KZOD, with which she did a fair amount of groupwise exhibitions).

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Chris Dyer
Chris Dyer

http://www.positivecreations.ca/

Chris Dyer is a soul with high intentions for humanity and his self. He is a man on a quest for elevated consciousnesses via meditation, physical traveling and natural experimentations of different kinds. A medium of the Most High who opens his vessel and tries to let go of the temporary ego and complications of his mind. A true soul skater, despite all the bails.

He grew up in Lima, Peru till the age of 17 where he engaged in such activities as surfing, banana-board skateboarding, and violent soccer fanatism (with his ex-street gang, SepUlcro). He then moved to Canada to do Art College and tranquilized his vibration thanks to experiences as a tree planter. He’s now based in Montreal, where he continues his journey to self-realize.

Chris’ main objective is to do his part in raising humanity’s consciousness. According to all spiritual paths and even quantum science, we are Godly beings that create our own reality. Delivering positive images to the youth, via the skateboard graphics he produces, is the powerful seed that can manifest a happier reality for us all.

Career wise, Chris is responsible for a great part of the graphics for Creation Skateboards, a true roots brand from San Francisco. He also has done work for other skate brands as Satori Movement, Think, Skull Skates, Equilibrium (Peru), Freak(Belgium), Drop Dead (Brazil), Westside (Florida), etc. He also has his own Hemp clothing line called Positive Creations, based in Montreal.

As for his fine arts Career, he has had solid solo and group exhibitions in lands like Peru, Mexico, Belgium, San Francisco, Seattle, British Columbia, Toronto, Quebec City and of course Montreal. Japan, Brazil and Costa Rica are on his future plans.

Other than these trips to expose his art, Chris has also done some extensive journeys through lands like Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, Guatemala, Hawaii, Burma, Belize, Egypt, the States, Europe, etc. All these experiences add to the cultural richness and oneness message of Chris’ work.

For more on Chris Dyer´s Art, photos, writings, etc, please visit www.positivecreations.ca. And to check his grass roots Clothing line please visit www.positivecreationsclothing.com. You can check Chris’ first published Book at www.sunlight-chronicles.com. You can also cyber-befriend Chris at www.myspace.com/positivecreations.

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Val Dyshlov
Val Dyshlov

http://www.valdyshlov.com/

While Surrealism is not as prevalent a style as it was during the 1930's to 1950's, there is a continuing influence on artists who are seeking to express ambiguity, the tensions of modern life, fantasy or a sense of existential detachment. In many cases this has been fused with a lighter or more buoyant desire, even playfulness that has led to the creation of colorful, at times whimsical imagery.

Val Dyshlov, trained in Russia, also brings some Cubist influences and an overt connection to certain strains of earlier eras of avant-garde art in the USSR. His images are representational but stylized and he brings a distinct solidity of form, almost a sculptor's mentality to his work.

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Kate Eggleston-Wirtz
Kate Eggleston-Wirtz

American artist Kate Eggleston-Wirtz has lived in the United Kingdom since1997. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984 and since then has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist, installation and fine artist. She has exhibited in America, UK and various parts of Europe.

She won two Bronze Awards in 1995 and 1996 in the 7th and 8th Annual 3-Dimensional Art Directors and Illustrators Awards Show in New York City and 3rd Prize in the ìWater Exhibitionî, Society for Art of Imagination 2004 in London.

Kate is best known for her three-dimensional work directed by ideas inspired by found objects and life stories. This work is an interconnection of symbolism, history, journeys, playfulness and imagination often described as visual poetry.

This artist is diverse in her talent and works in a variety of styles including: drawing, painting, scraperboard, printmaking and computer manipulation. However, no matter the style, symbolism and imagination is clearly evident.

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Connie Ekker
Connie Ekker

http://www.artofnature.nl/

Connie Ekker-Steegs was born in Amsterdam in 1953. She lives with her husband and two sons in Lelystad, Holland. Even as a child she was fascinated by the forms and many colours revealed in nature. Her kindergarten teachers advised her parents to be sure to send Connie to an art academy. But her life took a different turn: Playing softball on the Dutch teen team. Starting her own business and running it for 33 years. Taking up flower arranging and photography to meet her need for creativity.

After years of spiritual development it was finally time to devote herself entirely to painting. She quickly decided on oils as her medium. After a number of years of painting in the impressionistic style, she decided to take up the technique of the old masters.

To learn this technique she studied with Paul Jaarsma at the art school in Alkmaar, where Herman Smorenburg was also teaching. Since 2003 she has been working full-time in her own studio. Her paintings show the beauty and the strength of nature. She works with oil on panels according to the technique of the old masters.

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Lis Engel
Lis Engel

http://www.cybergalleriet.dk/190

I am autodidact in painting but educated in dance and choreography. I take inspiration from nature, music and all art forms. I search for the poetic and transformative using movement, imagination, dream and contemplation as doors to the visionary and poetic dimensions of life.

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Eike Erzmoneit
Eike Erzmoneit

http://www.eikeerzmoneit.co.uk/

Born in 1948, Eike Erzmoneit grew up during the rebuilding of post-war Berlin, and in the shadow of the Berlin wall, escaped to London in 1973 where he qualified as a dental technician before following his love of music and becoming a professional drummer. This move coincided with the beginnings of his interest in art and he began painting and sculpting, using acrylic paint and dental engineering materials. Eike played with important bands of the progressive rock era, culminating with the chart-topping Atomic Rooster.

A feature of his work is the imagery of the wall and his fascination for exploring the idea of changing dimensions exemplified by the space analogies. Eike's pictures explore space and time extending the essence of his work to hand-crafted wooden frames. More often than not, the frame will fit the picture rather than the picture fill the frame. The work is not confined to canvas. Often mundane objects take on a different aspect when modelled in acrylic and precious metals.

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Don Farrell
Don Farrell

www.donfarrell-art.com

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Alfonso Ferrazza
Alfonso Ferrazza

http://www.alfonsoferrazza.com/

I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina February 4 1980.I've always been painting and even thou I took some classes here and there and still do sometimes I think it is right to say that I am a self taught artist.My inspiration derives from my interest in the origin of things and my connection to ancient myths, cultures and religion.Peoples that saw magic in our world and wondered with awe and respect at our cosmos having thus more meaningful lives.I find a monastic quality in my artist life and am a spiritual person that loves exploring nature and the outdoors as much as possible.

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Andrew Findley
Andrew Findley

http://www.actionsnotwords.net/

I was born and raised in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania and currently reside in Northeastern Lancaster County. I have little formal training outside my high school art classes. I spent a short time studying at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in downtown Lancaster, but decided that the structure wasn't for me. FIN was born during my teenage years when I began signing my work as such. In some ways, it has become my alter ego. For me, art is a personal journey and form of expression.

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Maya Erica Forester
Maya Erica Forester

http://www.deepvisioning.com/

I has been striving to create images that can touch the heart and awaken a sense of wonder in the viewer. I have always had a love of rich, vibrant color and organic form. I have been exploring a painting technology called the “mischetechnik” which involves creating an underpainting with white egg tempera, and then adding color through a series of oil glazes. I also continue to work with oil pastel, often combined with oil paint and/or colored pencil.

I have found a kinship with the Visionary Arts movement which aims to bring spirituality back into our art. Among the key figures in the Visionary Arts movement are Ernst Fuchs, Alex Grey, Mati Klarwein, Robert Venosa, and Martina Hofmann.

I attended the School of Visual Arts and the Swain School of Design and earned a BFA degree. I went on to do my masters work at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and attained my MFA in 1984. Among the teachers I studied with were Juan Gonzalez, Don Nice, John Gundelfinger, (at SVA); Jacqueline Block, Benjamin Martinez, David Loeffler Smith (at Swain); Robert Henry, Lenart Anderson, and Philip Pearlstein (at Brooklyn College.)

A strong influence on my work has been my interest in shamanism which has lasted for over 25 years. I am currently studying the shamanic traditions of Peru and the Andes. I often uses the shamanic technique of entering into an altered state of consciousness as a way to acquire images for my paintings.

Being ever the shamanic trickster at heart, at age 55 I made the decision to metamorphose from Erich Heineman to Maya Erica Forester, and from a man to a woman. I embrace the adventure of living my life as a continuous act of self-discovery!

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Edward Foster
Edward Foster

http://www.edwardfosterart.co.uk/

Edward Foster is a self taught professional artist who lives and works in Lancashire, UK. His truly original and exciting artwork is collected by discerning buyers and is often featured in various national and local media.

“Edward Foster undoubtedly possesses the technical prowess and high production values required of a successful contemporary fine artist. He is a deeply sensitive man, producing artwork that is colourful, surreal and unique.”-- Art of England magazine – April 2009

A lot of his visionary work deals with the natural world and man's connection with it. From beautiful oil paintings of birdsong to harmonious meetings with deer, Edwards’s artwork captures the vibrancy and spirit of nature.

Edward also delves into illustration and a variety of other subjects.

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Carolyn Frances
Carolyn Frances

"Creating is the life force."

"The power of creating, for me, is a constant flow."

"I see the process of creating as a way of seeing, feeling, a continuous flow of spirit, both within the dream and wake realities. It is a part of nurturing the spirit's wholeness."

Well schooled in the visual arts, Carolyn Frances is a graduate of the Boston Museum school of Fine Arts and Tufts University, specializing in painting and print making. Carolyn also traveled and studied in Japan forming a thesis on Japanese architecture.

Carolyn has shown her paintings, and more recent three dimensional work, in juried exhibits at the Boston Museum, the Albany Art Institute, the Newton Free Library, the Striar Jewish Community Center, and various galleries and conferences in Massachusetts, New York, California and Washington D.C.

Carolyn studied the performing arts, including dance. During that period, she began to seriously work with her dream life, her inner life, as a part of her creative flow. She has co-authored two articles on her dream processes, illustrated with her work.

Carolyn co-created a one hour interactive performance, stimulus response, outreach program for head trauma centers and long term care facilities. Seeing creative energy as the fullness of the whole person, she used her art skills as a healing practice, the first of it's kind, creating a magical environment.

Carolyn created colorful characters, both mirthful and mystical or primal, creating costumes, masks, music and sounds, poetry and stories, using color as a healing agent, and using dreams for concepts, stories, characters and sound, creating with people, using the energy of humor, beauty and thoughtfulness. Carolyn was on the road with this outreach program for 15 years in 6 states.

From 1992 to the present, Carolyn has been sculpting faces, from 1 foot to 4 feet in size, all created from her dream processes, using her painter's skills to fully bring out their nature and meaning.

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Yvonne Mabs Francis
Yvonne Mabs Francis

www.wildoldwomen.info/artist.php?ID=6




I was born in Oxford in 1945. I attended Brighton and the Slade School of Art in the Sixties. After I left college I spent eleven years creating a dress design and manufacturing business called Mabs. By 1980 I had returned to painting full time. Around 1998 I began a series of paintings accompanied by a text, based on my mental breakdown I had in 1969. I widely exhibited these paintings, most notably at the Mexico Gallery, London, 2004.

I continued painting with a more general theme and exhibited with Outsider Artists, most recently with Wild Old Women, Novas Gallery, London 2008

All my works are large canvases, which I elaborately frame, or display as hangings.

I feel that painting has lost its striking imagery which was so successfully used by the Surrealist and Symbolist painters, now stolen by filmmakers who are having such a Renaissance with them. Chuck Close an American Photo Realist painter said, “I want to knock peoples' socks off”. Well I may not have the capacity to render you sockless: I would never the less like to have a try.

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Magda Francot
Magda Francot

www.magda-francot-art.com/

Born in Antwerp, Belgium on 30 july 1942. Drawing and painting lessons at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

The world of Magda is a place of " Illusionary Realism"-scenes from her imagination laced with the inspiration she derives from music and literature. Magda's oil paintings follow the great Flemish school of painters. She works in Antwerp, (Flanders, Belgium) a great seafaring city and centre of commerce which spawned many of the most highly regarded artists. Magda prefers working in oils, but has also mastered pastels, watercolours ans colouredpencils, which she uses with the same mastery of colour and light and darkness. She creates symbolic works of arts and fine portraits commissioned in all of these techniques. She won a lot of prizes, and teaches at her own art school in Antwerp.

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Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman

It was his spiritual awakening and subsequent creative impetus that lead Paul Freeman deeper into an artistic mode that engages more broadly with the themes of spiritual evolution and cosmic self-discovery. Like author Joseph Campbell’s essays on universal themes in myth, Freeman’s drawings are polytheistically broad in scope but in output attempt a syncretic resolution; for all mankind, the coming of the spiritual golden age. His gratitude for meditation in his personal life, has ultimately transformed the painstaking process of creating his visionary images – highly detailed pencil drawings taking up to 700 hours – into another kind of meditation; a labour of love and spiritual nourishment.

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Ernst Fuchs
Ernst Fuchs

Ernst Fuchs has been a mentor, teacher, and guide to many of the members of the Society for Art of Imagination. He has generously shared his knowledge over the years, and his students have gone on to teach a new generation of Fantastic artists.

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Michael Fuchs
Michael Fuchs

http://www.michael-fuchs.com/

MICHAEL FUCHS, MFA was born in Paris. After high school he moved from the United States to Vienna to study with his father, Ernst Fuchs, and made Vienna his home. Michael also studied painting with Anton Lehmden at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he completed his MFA degree. In addition, the professor holds an MA in Architecture, also from the Vienna Academy. He has an international reputation for his portraiture and his commissions read like a veritable 'Who's Who' in the realms of art, state and church. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and more recently in the United States.

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Anastasia Frank
Anastasia Frank

Painter, autodidact, theosophist.
In 2011 started to paint after experiencing severe stress and loss, saw a light tunnel that changed the perception of the world completely. She has never studied Art and has never visited any painting courses. The techniques and themes come in dreams or through channeling, works in the style of "Spiritual Art / Sacred Art / Visionary Art", is since 11/2014 freelance painter.

*1986 born in Kazakhstan, Semei
*since 2003 in Germany
*since 2009 living in Berlin
*2007-2010 Abitur
*2011-2014 Study at the BBW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, earned her BA (economics)
*since 11/2014 freelance painter

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Anastasia Frank
Anastasia Frank

Painter, autodidact, theosophist.
In 2011 started to paint after experiencing severe stress and loss, saw a light tunnel that changed the perception of the world completely. She has never studied Art and has never visited any painting courses. The techniques and themes come in dreams or through channeling, works in the style of "Spiritual Art / Sacred Art / Visionary Art", is since 11/2014 freelance painter.

*1986 born in Kazakhstan, Semei
*since 2003 in Germany
*since 2009 living in Berlin
*2007-2010 Abitur
*2011-2014 Study at the BBW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, earned her BA (economics)
*since 11/2014 freelance painter