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Landscapes 2015 Art Exhibition – Overall Category

Landscapes Online Art Competition – El Chile

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 May 2015 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 5th Annual “Landscapes” 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 “Landscapes” 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 Landscapes Home Page here.

1st Place – Ken Bennison – “El Chile”

Upon retiring he decided to take photography to the next level. He created a challenge to create fine art with his camera. To photograph those special moments that is found in nature. His specialty being wilderness landscape scenes.Ken Bennison was born in Kearney, Ontario February 22, 1948. At an early age he had a love for the outdoors. As he grew up this turned into camping and fishing on weekends. He always had a camera on hand to record the various trips to the wilderness.

Ken created a blog about his art and travelling that to this day has received 1,262 followers. Ken has received 34 International and national awards for his work. Ken also is a poet writing about the ways of the wilderness. He has published 3 books to date. His website is www.kenben.org  

2nd Place – Georgette Grey – “Rocky Stream”

Watercolorist Georgette Evans Grey finds a never-ending source of inspiration in the beauty and grace of local flora, the textures in her local landscape, and the sense of wonder in sightings of local wildlife. “I hope to convey the emotions I feel through the expression of my personal vision, using a somewhat dramatized or emphasized palette. I am attracted by textures and the interplay of color and value, and often enjoy presenting a more abstract view by painting from a skewed, close-cropped, or even macro examination of my subjects, especially when painting florals or animal portraits. I have recently been exploring and experimenting with different surfaces, and I have begun framing my work without mats in a ‘plein aire’ style, both with and without glass.”

Despite studying art in college as well as attending art school, when it comes to watercolor Evans Grey considers herself a self-taught painter. Acknowledging the foundation learned through her formal schooling, as well as the strong influence of her quarter century as a graphic designer and typographer, she feels that observation, experimentation and workshops with locally and nationally known artists have coalesced to create the viewpoint and mode of expression that she is known for today. Timothy Clark, Judi Wagner, Tom Lynch, Don Andrews, and Doris Rice are among the artists with whom she has studied.

She is affiliated with the California Watercolor Association, American Plains Artists, New Hampshire Art Association, the New Mexico Art League, New Mexico Watercolor Society, and Vertu Fine Art Gallery. Her website is http://www.gegrey.com  

3rd Place – Murray Ince“Brook Coastguard Cottages”

Murray Ince has fifteen years’ experience of fine art tuition on the Island, mainland UK and in France and has led many painting holidays for HF Holidays all over the UK.

He has lectured for the local College on the Isle of Wight, demonstrated and run workshops for art societies and groups covering many mediums and genres in fine art. He is also a Professional Associate with the SAA (Society for All Artists) for whom he demonstrates at the live shows and has appeared on their TV program “A Splash of Paint”.

Murray is a featured artist and product ambassador for Winsor and Newton and has written a book on the subject of ‘Landscape Painting in ‘Artisan’ Water Mixable Oil Paint’. He tutors his art group ‘The 5 Bells Art Group’ on a Tuesday afternoon in Brighstone here on the Isle of Wight and still runs several workshops. Murray’s website is http://www.murrayince.com  

4th Place – Jon Holiday – “Texas Spring Sunset”

For the last 35 years Jon Holiday has been the owner and operator of Image One Media in Fort Worth, who specializes in photography, video production, and audio-visual presentations. He has been taking pictures since he fell in love with photography when at age 9 he received a Kodak Instamatic model 134.

In 2002, he began the Hope Camera Club in Ft. Worth, Texas, and led it for 8 years, and as such he has done numerous instructional presentations and training sessions related to photography, and conducted many competitions. He has experience with many types and styles of photography, and has received numerous awards for his images, including several top placings at Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

Notable awards among others include several Bronze Awards in the Epson International Pano Competition over the last few years, second place in the Texas Photo Forum, a finalist entry in the Photographer’s Forum “Best of Photography”, as well as in the Worldwide Gala Awards 2011 “Colour” exhibit. He has been juried into several gallery shows across the US, and his images have appeared in a movie, a television show, and have been produced as wall murals in the US and Italy.

One focus for Jon is “TexasScapes”. This includes his longtime passion for urban cityscapes and skylines, as well as natural settings with bluebonnets and wildflowers. Several of his Texas wildflower images acquired in the last few seasons have received wide recognition and numerous awards. They also appear in one whole wing of patient rooms in the newest hospital in Dallas. (UTSW)

Most of his body of work is made up of “Beautiful Places” type subjects, and has been frequently used in office, restaurant, and healthcare environments. Jon especially enjoys taking photos in and around his hometown of Fort Worth, where he and his wife of 29 years and his 21 year old daughter are active in church, school, and community. Jon’s website is http://photosbyjon.wix.com/pbj

5th Place – Kristina Lishawa – “Unveiling of Lake Stones”

Kristina Lishawa is a physician with a long-standing photography addiction. She has always found magic in the art of “writing with light,” and began taking photographs with a 35 mm film camera at a young age. She learned to develop film and print from negatives in high school.

Kristina earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of the South in 1999 with double majors in Spanish and biology. Despite a rigorous pre-medical curriculum, she continued to take photography classes. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 2004, and completed residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2009.

While juggling the demands of a medical career and motherhood, Kristina finds freedom and balance in photography. Though she would never trade her job or her children, she cherishes time alone, time away from being busy, and time to drink deeply of the beauty of creation. She is refocused and refreshed during quiet hours with her camera. She loves how common objects become fantastic and extraordinary through the lens. Kristina describes her style as dynamic, often incorporating themes of reflection and motion. Her hope as an artist is to inspire others to wonder at the beauty of our natural world.

Kristina has earned many awards for her artwork. She recently held her first solo fine art exhibition, “Seasons of Light,” in her hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. Her images have been featured by LensCulture, the World Photography Network, the Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay, the Traverse City Opera House, and AdoramaPix.

Kristina’s work “Accidental Landscape” represents a bit of serendipity with a long-exposure and a little dance. She asks, “How can one not dance in the presence of such beauty?” She captured “Unveiling of Lake Stones” as warm spring winds blew ice formations away from the shores of Lake Michigan. The colorful stones below the surface emerged from their long, dark winter like an underwater garden blooming.  Kristina’s website is www.kristinalishawa.com  

6th Place – Sui-fan Ho – “The Falls”

Sui-fan Ho is a Vancouver, Canada resident with training on Chinese painting and watercolouring, and is inspired by the beauty of the nature.  Sui-fan’s artworks depict scenes of nature through water media. Sui-fan wants to express her appreciation of nature through paintings and photography and her works just reflect the beauty in the world around her.

Sui-fan also practices Chinese calligraphy and digital photography.  Sui-fan’s works had been exhibited in many local and regional art shows.  To contact Sui-fan, her email address is sf3ho8@gmail.com

7th Place – Sharyn Lightfoot – “Bringing My Fishing Pole”

47 years ago Sharyn Lightfoot, a Pennsylvania “city girl” transposed to being a “country gal” in rural central Florida. She is married, has 3 children, and did her best as a housewife and a school volunteer as her family grew. 

Sharyn has always inspired by the nature around her and she began to start to read about the creative artistic processes. She decided to refine her rudimentary knowledge about painting, and used her own grounds as subjects.  Sharyn had painted in high school, and yearned to get that satisfaction again. After all the reading, she gathered supplies and began so start painting.

The medium of soft pastel became her new passion. Sharyn has taken a few pastel workshops to improve artistic skills. In 2008 she also joined the pastel society and several other art organizations. Over a 6 year period of time Sharyn has garnered 2 “Best of Show” awards, along with many Merit Awards.  Sharyn also had her first a solo show.  Her website is www.sharynlightfoot.com  

8th Place – Kuki Walsch – “Memories of You”

Photography is not only her passion but vocation as well. Beside the figurative depiction of objects and the immediate snapshots of surroundings or landscapes shaped by light and atmospheric conditions, photography for her means transforming objective reality into her imaginary dream world!

Her contemplation of nature and landscape is this of seeing living individuals, feeling their aura and essence, their basics. Light, weather & wind influence and affect her personal mood and the atmosphere of her surrounding, likewise in nature or city. Her images evolve from her mind before being transformed into photographs with the means of her camera.

Intuitively her perception is similar to the one of the former impressionistic and/or expressionistic painters.  The selective use of intentional contingency during the composition of the view frame and the use of blurring are stylistic devices for interpreting her subjective perception artistically.

Beside rhythm and dynamics, light & shadows, motion & standstill she searches for the levels behind the seen reality and her personal interpretation. She fetches the unconscious feelings and moods and set them painterly in stage by the use of her camera tools or digital post processing.

It is up to her visitors to apply their personal viewpoints & dreams into her painterly photographs when looking at them. Her website address is www.fotoworx.at/#/content/start

9th Place – Winston Rockwell – “Evening at an Alpine Lake”

Winston prefers natural subjects for his work – landscapes, seascapes, streams and wildlife. He strives to capture the beauty and variety of nature in images that encourage an emotional response to the world around us, whether it’s the tranquility of a gentle stream, the awe-inspiring grandeur of a majestic alpine vista, or simply a renewed appreciation for the beauty of an everyday object.

Living in western Washington has given Winston a great appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the natural world. A lifelong native of the region, he grew up in the Puget Sound area, and spent many happy days as a youth hiking and camping in the mountains, on the beaches, and in the forests of the Northwest.

He now seeks to capture the splendor of those wild and scenic places in his images. He currently lives in Everett, Washington, with his cat Elvira.  His website is www.northwestnaturalimagery.com  

10th Place – Hillary Scott – “Plum Island Mist”

Hillary Scott is an oil painter and children’s book illustrator. She earned her BFA from UMASS, Lowell in 2002 and has worked as an illustrator for many years before deciding to sign up for a plein air painting workshop last year.

Prior to painting landscapes Hillary also spent many years painting the human figure in the landscape. Much of what drives her current body of work is the play of light, particularly on water. Several of her recent paintings depict local marshes and woodland streams as she attempts to capture light, mood, and atmosphere in her work.

You can view more of Hillary’s brilliant art work on her website www.hillaryscottstudios.com