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Animals Art Exhibition – Overall Category

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The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.

All winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of July 2014 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. Congratulations to our artists who made our 4th Annual “Animals” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have digital “Animals” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to you within the next week or so. Thank you for being part of the gallery. To return to the Animals Home Page here.

1st Place – Ed Anderson – “Scarlet”

Although born in the Canadian Maritimes and raised in Manitoba, Ed has spent all of his adult life in Alberta on the Canadian prairies. Ed’s early education was in science and he spent most of his working life as a geophysicist.

Inspired by his artist mother, Ed also pursued a growing interest in art. Exploring the relationship between science and art and the role of creativity and design in each has been a central theme in Ed’s art. Ed has been fortunate in receiving instruction and mentoring from several professional artists. With his technical career behind him, Ed now pursues art full time. 

Growing up on a farm instilled a love of the outdoors and animals in Ed. His early interest in hunting led to an interest in hunting dogs and their relationship with their human partners. Ed has been involved with sporting dog field trials for many years, both as a competitor and as a judge.

Hunting dogs of all breeds are a strong theme in Ed’s art. Ed also has an interest in portraying African wildlife and has made several trips to Africa to study its wildlife and peoples. Ed’s art is based on his own photographic reference acquired during his many travels.  www.ceandersonart.com

2nd Place – Julian Wheat – “Megan”

Julian Wheat is a self-taught artist and he started painting for a profession following 14 years of travelling the World. His many travels gave has given him the inspiration to paint the scenes that he sees. 

Following his travels, when living in the U.K., he ran his own greetings card business for ten years. Julian now lives in France and is able to paint full time and to make a living from his art.

Julian states this about his art, “My preferred subject is wildlife but I often venture to paint and draw other subjects that test my skills as an artist. Variety is the spice of life as they say, which is what I apply to my art career.  Overall, I seek to inspire my fellow artists, just as they inspire me to through their own artwork.”  http://www.julianwheat.com

3rd Place – Pam Borrelli – “Birds of a Feather”

Pam Borrelli, a San Francisco-based photographer, has been creating photographic images throughout her life, a passion she first discovered in childhood. Pam attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, expanding and deepening her awareness, sharpening the desire to express herself artistically through photography.

“My photography focuses on the interplay of reality and imagination. After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and I am continually inspired by its creative applications.”

Pam has participated in a number of juried exhibitions where she has won recognition and awards for her work, most recently from the Kellicut International Photo Show, CK Gallery, and the Coastal Arts League.

Pam’s floral images are now featured in the new book “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists” published in January 2013. Pam’s art may be seen at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, founded in 1887, where she currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors. www.borrelliportraits.com

4th Place – Laurie Hein – “Dancing Tuxedos”

Counted among the artists’ elite, Laurie Snow Hein is known beyond her home of Florida reaching audiences around the world. With pieces varying from tropical landscapes and botanicals to animals in action and fine portraits, her work appeals to art aficionados across the board. Her canvases burst into life with sparkling light and brilliant color forming breathtaking dramatic scenes. 

Creating since the tender age of five, Laurie was destined to flourish in art society winning multiple elite awards and illustrating a number of published books. She balances her time painting with conducting workshops, teaching classes and occasional accepting commissioned portraits. 

Laurie frequently exhibits her pieces at a number of the nation’s top 100 juried art festivals throughout the United States. Many of her fine pieces also grace the walls of the Gallerie du Soleil in Naples, FL and the Chandler Gallery in Jupiter, FL.  http://www.lauriesnowhein.com

5th Place – Melinda Moore – “Friends Forever” 

Melinda’s patient observation of the natural world plus exposure to the works of the artists from the Age of Discovery, such a John James Audubon, Chester A Reed, Martin Johnson Heade, have inspired her to merge her photographic talent with her artistic vision.  The end result is a romantic atmospheric art form which is also hyper real in detail.    

All Melinda’s art is created from her own photographs. Her painterly montage technique is created by blending detailed images with multiple soft atmospheric ones, then adding scans of organic textures such as paper or cloth.  Working tediously in her digital darkroom she removes the texture from the subject feather by feather, hair by hair, to reveal the details that were captured by the camera. The end results of this innovative art form are beautiful and almost surreal.  www.PhotoArtbyMelinda.com

6th Place – David Henderson – “Beethoven”

David Henderson graduated from Boston University in 1976 with a degree in painting. Dave is a lifelong native of New Jersey, and after more than twenty five years as an illustrator, he has now moved into the world of fine art, bringing with him all the speed, skill, and inventiveness he learned over three decades as a commercial painter in New York.

Dave states this about his art, ”Even as a commercial illustrator I was always a painter and now at this point in my life, to create paintings for their own sake, it feels like I am coming home.”  www.dfhendersonfineart.com

7th Place – Tatiana Frolova – “Dancing Rooster”

Tatiana Frolova is an amateur photographer, born in 1974 and she lives in Moscow. Her first inspiration in photography appeared in late 90’s, while taking part in amateur trotting races and it resulted in scenes of mostly trotting races, and horses. In 1999 Tatiana finished her photographic sports career and this resulted in a long break in photography. Two years ago Tatiana decided to go back to her love and she again started studying photography.

Tatiana is most interested in pictorial photography and she frequently will employ the Monolens technique (or monocle) in her photography. The Monolens technique is a hand-made, single-element hardware which creates a soft-drawing feel to a photograph. Overall, the monocle lens allows the photographer to fill image with air and depth.

Tatiana is also interested in animal, floral and urban photography. She made series of images in Moscow Zoo and some of them are present in this competition.  Artist’s Website

8th Place – Cynthia House – “The Last Stand”

Growing up on a sheep and wheat farm in rural Australia animals were a big part of Cynthia’s life but she has a special place in her heart for cats. Her love of the natural world inspires her creativity and fuels an ambition to paint the endangered animals that could be lost to the world forever.

All her life Cynthia has nurtured her creativity in parallel with an administrative working life. It wasn’t until 2002 when she graduated in art as a mature aged student that a world of possibilities began and changed her life.

A decision to move away from the city to start a learning centre for artists was a commitment to a longed for creative life where she met other artistic people who helped to build her understanding and perceptions of art. This experience shaped a course to explore many different mediums in her quest to be the best artist possible.

Working in pastels, oils or acrylic Cynthia chooses the medium that best conveys the story she wants to tell. www.cynthia-house.com

9th Place – Michael Przekop – “Flamingo 034”

Michael has more than 30 years in professional photography.  He began with a BFA from Wayne State University followed by an MS from University of Michigan. This merging of art and science opened many professional opportunities at Ford Motor Co.; NYU Medical Center; NASA; as well as, San Francisco advertising firms, video production firms and National Law Firms.

Michael explains his love of art and photography, “Artists have always found the beauty and truth of nature to be inspiring and through different media, expressed their own vision of what they see and how they see it. I choose to blend photography with a mixture of Impressionism and Chiaroscuro qualities manipulating light and form; color and focus…to paint with light, revealing the subject the way I see it…to capture a fleeting moment of beauty…a moment that will never come again.”   www.MVPrzekopPhotography.com

10th Place – Gemma Gylling – “Dead of Night”

Gemma is a self-taught artist whose artwork is enjoyed by many animal art collectors all over the world. Applying several layers of colored pencils allows Gemma to simulate the look of an oil or acrylic painting; each piece can take up to 150 hours to create.

Growing up on a small ranch in Southern California, Gemma Gylling developed her love of nature, animals and creativity. Gemma currently lives in Valley Springs, California with her husband, Bill and their three dogs.

Gemma is an avid traveler and from her trips she is able to use reference photos for many of her paintings.  

Gemma, a member of Artists for Conservation, pledges a portion of her sales to Animal Conservation groups including PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) and the National Wildlife Federation. Gemma volunteers as a Docent for the Lions and Elephants at the PAWS Sanctuary in San Andreas, California.

When asked what inspires her Gemma says, “The Animals speak to me in a very special way and because of that I try to help them speak to you through my art. I strive to portray the velvet touch of their fur, the sound of their roar or the plight they are living to simply exist”. http://www.glassgems.net