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 winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2012 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 “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 “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 Art Exhibition Main Page here.
1st Place – Sam Dolman – “Truffles”
Sam Dolman is a self-taught artist from the United Kingdom. Sam states this about his art, “the most important thing to me is capturing the personality of the animal. Most of my paintings are done in a portrait style to enable me to get close, and hopefully help the viewer see their character.” Sam has been fortunate to have been a finalist in both the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, and BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competitions. www.samdolman.com
2nd Place – Beth de Loiselle – “Bunny Banquet”
In 2001 Beth was awarded the Timothy Dill scholarship allowing her to study at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. In 2005 she graduated from the Schuler School where she learned oils painting, drawing, sculpture, and watercolor. Beth has received national and international awards, and has exhibited paintings in New York, Paris, and London. She is currently represented by the Marine Arts Gallery in Peabody Essex Massachusetts and by the Schuler School Gallery in Baltimore. www.bethdeloiselle.com
3rd Place – Debbie le Sueur – “Pawsing Preditor”
Debbie is a self-taught Artist from South Africa. She has a unique style that is accredited to her Grandmothers’ influence that helped her to express her love for Wildlife through her Artwork and her Parents’ meticulous nature that molded her into being a Realist. Debbie’s perseverance and commitment to detail is ever present in her work. Her passion for Wildlife is what inspires her to preserve and promote our endangered heritage. www.debbielesueur.co.za
4th Place – Ed Anderson – “Spaniel Express”
Ed Anderson is an animal artist, specializing in canine portraiture. He has been painting for more than twenty years. Ed states this about his art, “Most of my work has been in acrylic, which I enjoy for the detail I can achieve, but lately I have been experimenting in oil. I appreciate oil for the looser style I have been able to develop, and for the ability to blend colors on the canvas.” Ed lives and works in southern Alberta, Canada. www.ceandersonart.com
5th Place – Helis Podnek – “Our Entertainers”
Helis Podnek is an artist from Estonia where she grew up in a small village called Veskitaguse. Helis says this about her art, “As far as remember myself, I have always been drawing something. I draw everything I’m living through or wanted to experience, I draw what I dream about or what I’m so desperately missing. White surface and plain lines have an extraordinary power to enable the impossible into existence, and take the unconscious mind on a journey to the most mystical places, where no man has ever been before, and where the time does not matter. This is the art I always give a piece from my heart.” – www.helispodnek.com
6th Place – Adina Baker – “Gray Ghost”
As a girl, Adina drew horses in the margins of her school books, bedroom walls, even on her own palms. Adina states this about her art, “An early influence I still keep close at hand is a copy of George Stubbs’ Anatomy of the Horse, purchased for a dollar at a garage sale when I was in high school. Each work of art averages 400 hours. The signature true-black background is achieved by printing a black digital file on Hahnemuhle watercolor paper. The horse is then layered with watered acrylic and pastels, then finished with India ink and metallics using Radiograph technical pens.” www.adinabaker.com
7th Place – Julian Wheat – “Megan”
Julian Wheat is a lifetime world traveler and a totally self-taught artist who now works primarily in acrylics and also with colored pencils. At the present, he is perfecting pet portraitures, but his specialty and love is in creating wildlife portraits. Recently, he was a finalist in the BBC International Wildlife Artist of the Year for 2012. In addition, Julian is affiliated with the “Maison des Artistes” in Paris and he now lives and creates his art in the southwest of France. http://www.julianwheat.com
8th Place – Pam Borrelli – “Birds of a Feather”
Pam Borrelli is a San Francisco, CA based photographer. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Pam’s photography focuses on the interplay between reality and imagination. My goal is to capture a glimpse of that which surrounds us but which we often only vaguely sense and do not clearly see. Pam recently stated that “After years of honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography and love exploring its creative applications.” www.borrelliportraits.com
9th Place – RodeoRose – “Lion in Winter”
Rosie Udovicic, who is professionally known as “Rodeorose”, is a Melbourne, Australia born photographic artist who has an interest in conveying emotional connections with her subjects. Rosie states that “this connection typically involves animals whose survival is under threat, people in candid moments, and with the places that I call home. My works depicting the sea and places on the shore are generally taken right by my homes, either in Melbourne, or way across the seas my second home in Dubrovnik.” http://www.trilliumgallery.com/rodeorose
10th Place – Susan Paradise-Burke – “Cocky Strut”
Susan Paradise-Burke is a fine art photographer who splits her time between Rhode Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Susan is well known for photographing nature and outdoor imagery, as she looks for images that most people would pass by and in doing so, she turns the ordinary into something worth holding on to. Susan’s photographs express her love of nature, color, and the world around her. Susan hopes to invite the viewer to create their own interpretation and feeling from every picture that she produces. www.spbfineartphotography.com