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 December 2013 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 3rd Annual “Countryside” Art Exhibition so successful. 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 “Countryside” 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 Countryside Art Exhibition Home Page here.
1st Place – Lisa Taylor – “The Spaces Between”
Lisa Taylor is a native Tennessean. While attending Kings Point Academy, New York, she also obtained a Basic Art Certificate from Art Instruction Schools in Minnesota. After graduating college, she received an Active Duty Commission in the US Coast Guard. Lisa has always enjoyed and had a passion for the arts, which inevitably led to her resignation from the Military in 2011.
Lisa states this about her artworks, “I have always enjoyed and had a passion for the arts. To bring to life a subject through the use of simple instruments and the overwhelming feeling at the completion of a work of art is unexplainable. I create art because I take pleasure in it and I focus on conveying not only this passion, but also the mood and sentiment of the piece itself. I want to create art that pulls the viewer in, allowing them to experience the beauty and emotions that are associated with the subject being represented.”
Lisa moved to San Francisco to pursue a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. Her website is http://lataylor.fineartstudioonline.com
2nd Place – Melinda Moore – “The Old Grist Mill”
Melinda Moore resides in Florida but has spent much of her life traveling and living abroad, her camera is her constant companion. Observation of people and nature has been her lifelong fascination and she started capturing moments in split second clicks when just eighteen years old. With the new digital age her vision has expanded, she enjoys adding personal, slightly surreal alternative techniques, using texture montage and composite.
Melinda states the following about her photography, ”Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to bring a certain soulfulness to my work that engages the viewer”
Since 2008 when she began exhibiting her work, she has received many awards, exhibited in universities, museums and is in many private collections. She was recently invited to join the National Association of Women Artist. Her website is www.photoartbymelinda.com
3rd Place – Donna McGee – “Wicklow Way”
Donna McGee lives and creates her art in Dublin, Ireland. Donna believes, “that our universe is a constant transformation of landscape, climate, changing seasons, human relationships and human sacrifice. The rich complexity of our lives constantly evolves around these dynamic changes revealing a labyrinth entangled in an intricate network.”
Donna also states, “The Irish landscape offers constant prompts to try and capture the play between light and shadow contrasted against dramatic skies, and rugged coastlines. I try to capture the essence of this beauty and share it with you, while stimulating a sense of well-being and harmony in the world in which we live.” Her art website is www.donnamcgee.ie
4th Place – Tatiana Roulin – “Sunlight Over the Dunes”
Tatiana Roulin is an award-winning, internationally renowned New England representational painter whose primary mediums include oil, acrylic and pastel. She is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of many art associations in New England.
Roulin’s art is in many private, corporate and public collections worldwide. A few major collectors in MA include: Edward Kennedy Community Health Center; and The Department of Youth Services. Her paintings exhibited internationally in America, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, England, Brazil and Russia.
Tatiana’s art has been featured in several magazines such as Visual Language, Still Point Arts Quarterly, South Shore Living, and ArtScope Magazine. Her art has been published in art books and she is listed in the “Who is Who in Visual Art” and “New Faces in Arts & Design” European art catalogs.
Currently Roulin’s art is represented by Gina M. Woodruff Gallery in Long Beach, CA, the Hope Gallery in Bristol, RI, and Manhattan Arts International in New York, NY. Her art website is www.3dmirror.com
5th Place – Nancy Olivia Hoffmann – “Mennonite Farm”
Nancy Hoffmann’s childhood experiences with her mother, whether sewing, arranging flowers or cooking, taught her to be observant and find beauty in everyday things. This led Hoffmann to study art and interior design in college. The culmination is an eclectic documentation of the wonder that surrounds us, using nature photography, digital art, and mixed media. Her job as an artist, she believes, is to assist the viewer in appreciating what’s right before our eyes whether it be as dramatic as a glorious sunset, or as quiet as a tiny flower.
A veteran of numerous exhibitions of photography, she uses art as a vehicle to make the beautiful in everyday life apparent to all. Ultimately, Nancy hopes that her art will help others appreciate the beauty she sees and makes available to them. She firmly believes the process of slowing one’s pace to observe and really see what is around us can improve one’s life.
A resident of New England, Hoffmann finds inspiration in the countryside. Her business name is Nancy Olivia Designs. Artist Website
6th Place – Murray Ince – “A Stormy Sky at Le Manoir de Gurson”
Murray Ince is a furniture designer and maker by trade. He later turned his attention and passion to painting. Murray still finds the time to make the occasional piece, but his focus has been on painting for the last twenty years or so. He has many years’ experience in fine art tuition, by running painting experiences, lecturing at the local College on the Isle of Wight, demonstrating and running workshops for art societies and groups covering many mediums and genres in fine art.
He is also a Professional Associate and promoter with the SAA (Society for All Artists), for who writes articles and he is currently filming some television demonstrations for their ‘A Splash of Paint’ series. Murray is also a featured artist and product ambassador with Winsor and Newton. He has written and published a book on the subject of ‘Landscapes in ‘Artisan’ Water- Mixable Oils’. His website is www.murrayince.com
7th Place – Mark Wlaz – “Forrest House”
Growing up in the shadows of Philadelphia, Mark Wlaz began dark room development and printing of his own photographs at the age of 11, with the assistance of his first enlarger which was commandeered from a neighbor’s trash can. After college Wlaz continued to develop his skills through workshops and an emphasis on street photography – which was often paired with his restlessness and frequent travel.
His photography today is entirely digital, working mainly with a medium format Hasselblad H4D with subject matter that reflects a broad array of interests. Mark’s recent completed project is “Abandoned Farms: Recollected Lives”, a narrative of lives and loss among the northern great plains.
Wlaz holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in Accounting, and a minor in Art History. His breadth of previous careers – in finance, software engineering, direct marketing, and international banking consultancy – speak to his appetite for learning, and excelling, at new things and his discontent with routine. Wlaz is affiliated with The Print Center – Philadelphia, The Maryland Federation of Art, and Silver Eye Photography. http://markwlazphotography.com
8th Place – John Pompeo – “Rural Route”
John Pompeo is a self-taught oil painter who lives in awe of the innate beauty of nature. Amidst an atmosphere of ever-shrinking attention spans and a new-found awareness of the fragility of our environment, his work invites people to slow down for a few moments and feel a peaceful connection to the Earth. It is this sense of calm and stillness that first attracts John to his subject matter and it is what he would like to share with the viewer of his works.
John states this about his art, “The natural world has always fascinated me from early on and through my school years. In 1989 I earned a BS degree in Biology. After spending 10 years as a biochemist I felt drawn down a more creative path. Since early childhood I’ve considered myself an artist, however it wasn’t until my early 30’s that I considered exploring it as a career choice. In 2001 I started a mural/decorative painting business. The myriad of subject matter and styles requested by clients enabled me to explore my abilities and develop my own unique artistic voice.”
Color and texture are the two primary aspects of art that he is attracted to. He uses water-soluble/mixable oil paint and water is used in place of mineral spirits and other noxious chemicals. His art website is http://www.johnpompeo.com
9th Place – Elizabeth Burin – “Cadwaladers Barn”
Elizabeth Burin is a freelance artist working in Baltimore, Maryland. After a career as a medieval art historian and museum curator, she turned to studio art in mid-life, earning a Certificate of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Her artistic inspiration derives from her travels and from nature’s infinite variety of forms and textures. She is fascinated by the expressive power of color, and she particularly enjoys watercolor painting for its fluidity and luminosity. She exhibits frequently throughout the state of Maryland. Her art website is http://elizabethburin.com
10th Place – Terry Pellmar – “Red Barn”
Terry Pellmar is a Digital Artist, who is striving to capture the magic of the world around her, whether she is walking in the local park or traveling the world. Her serious interest in art and photography started with her first 35 mm SLR and a friend’s darkroom while she was a student. A career in science put her artistic pursuits on hold and after retirement, she discovered that darkrooms were things of the past and she immersed herself in the new digital approaches.
Terry says this about her digital art, “A photograph is usually my starting point, but with digital techniques I completely transform the original picture to reveal my vision. Sometimes I will take the process one step further, enhancing the printed image with traditional art media, usually acrylics or pastels.” http://tpellmar.wix.com/digital-creations