“Animals” Art Exhibition 2022 – Overall Category

The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 3 media categories of the Painting & Other Category, Photography & Digital Category and the 3 Dimensional Art categories. 

The winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2022 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

The overall winning artists’ category of the 12th Annual "Animals" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.  In addition, the overall winning artists will also receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 550+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. 

Congratulations to our artists who made our 12th 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 section for further ongoing promotion. Thank you to all of the artists who participated and for being a part of the gallery. 

Scroll down the page to see read about each of our Top 10 Winning Artists. In the image gallery at the bottom, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you a lightbox to view the entire artwork. To return to the “Animals” Home Page click here.

1st Place – Overall - Scott D Ferguson - "The Red Throne”

1st-Place-OA-155-POM.-Scott-D-Ferguson-The-Red-Throne-.bScott Ferguson was born in 1982; his earliest and fondest memories were of his mother teaching him how to hold a pencil and draw animals. Growing up in a family of artists and craftsmen Scott's passion for art only grew from childhood as he went on to obtain his BA in Animation. Originally a sequential artist and digital painter for fifteen years in the comic and gaming industry, he found the importance of composition, conceptual development, and creating a story through his work. These base fundamentals he learned would eventually lead him to oil painting.

Drawn to the brilliant works of impressionism done by old and modern masters, Scott uses an array of wet on wet techniques prioritizing thick brushstrokes, lighting, and a limited palette in his paintings. Growing up in old colonial and Victorian homes surrounded by the wilderness of Pennsylvania, Scott's interest in historic architecture, memorabilia, and animals are reflected in his work creating a contrast in his portraits of threatened and endangered wildlife.

Scott’s website is http://scottferguson.net

2nd Place – Overall - Pamela Loudon - "Amazement” – www.pamelaloudon.com

2nd-Place-OA-66-pd.-Pamela-Loudon-Amazement-.bPamela Loudon is an International digital artist who shows her vision of life around the world through the lens of a camera. Pamela is an artist who translates street photography and ordinary everyday objects into bold and vibrant abstracts through photography, digital artistry and paint. Her love of story documentation and travel has given her a unique body of work in street art and large abstract pieces.

Loudon was trained at Parson School of Art and Design in Paris, in the 1990’s. She has since worked for many years as a documentation photographer for the Walt Disney Company in Europe and Asia building theme parks. Throughout her career she has been part of many exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Singapore and Los Angeles and Art Basel in Miami. Pamela presently lives in Orlando, Florida and exhibits her visions at City Arts Factory in Orlando.

Her distinctive images are displayed in schools, commercial businesses, and private homes throughout the world. She has an explosive use of color that broadens her vision in each photographic interpretation.

Stephen’s website is www.stephen-edwards-artist.com

3rd Place – Overall - Lyn Darlington - "What's down There?”

3rd-Place-OA-61-pd.-Lyn-Darlington-Whats-down-There-.bLyn Darlington is a passionate photographer and digital artist from N.S.W. Australia. Lyn's favourite day is spent photographing nature whether it is birds, wildlife, animals, flowers or landscapes from these images Lyn draws her inspiration for creating art. Lyn enjoys the magic of the digital darkroom where she transforms an original image into art with the use of textures and a variety of software applications and hand painting to create a compelling work of art. This is all part of Lyn's photographic art journey.

Lyn’s website is www.sabvaningphotoart.com

4th Place – Overall - Stephen Edwards - "In the Master's Bedroom”

4th-Place-OA-46-POM.-Stephen-Edwards-In-the-Masters-Bedroom-.cStephen Edwards is a lifelong native Hoosier who is a master of the art of watercolor painting. Though he is equally skilled in other mediums, his concentration has been on elevating watercolors to new levels. He enjoys painting a variety of subjects that display the magic of values, as well as, using color for mood and emotion. There is always an abstract design that plays into the construction of his work. This gives his paintings an appeal to both representational and abstract collectors. Though he values composition highly in the design of his paintings; he is also not afraid to modify an idea to create an emotional impact.

Stephen is a member of several art organizations which include the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society nationally. He has won numerous awards in many exhibits, more recently the Dorothy Schulz Englehart Award in the Watercolor Society of Indiana 2020 Juried Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Best of Show Indiana Artists Club at the Richmond Art Museum in 2021, First Place Award of Merit in Watercolor at the 97th Annual Hoosier Salon 2021, and the National Watercolor Society Award of Excellence in Water Media at the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 121st Annual Exhibition. His work is included in many private and corporate collections across the United States and globally.

Stephen’s website is www.stephen-edwards-artist.com

5th Place – Overall – Steph Adams - "Screaming Eagle”

5th-Place-OA-55-pd.-Steph-Adams-Screaming-Eagle-.bSteph Adams, a Kansas based native, is known for her bird photography and multimedia artwork. While her skills are self-taught, her passions for detail are evident as she pays tribute to everything she comes in contact with. Steph infuses her work with a sense of dynamic color which shines through as she blends nature photography into a joyous and often dreamlike look at the world around us. She strives to photograph and create art in a way that brings the viewer into the sacred space that is our connection to the wider world and its connection to us.

Steph can be reached via her Email.

6th Place – Overall - Maureen Ravnik - "The Scent of Rut”

6th-Place-OA-8-pd.-Maureen-Ravnik-The-Scent-of-Rut-.bMaureen's techniques are largely self-taught. She is deeply inspired by Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. Her work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between passionately abstract and doggedly figurative.

Maureen has had images placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national and international juried photography exhibitions, winning placements in monthly club competitions, state park calendars, images selected for use by the City of Littleton, and many images selected as editor picks on National Geographic and for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history, beauty and environment of the second largest natural area in the country. She was listed by Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery as one of the top ten photographers to watch for in 2018. Maureen was selected again for a 2-week, solo showcase by LightSpaceTime.art for March, 2020 and January, 2021.

Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Maureen’s website is www.maureenravnik.crevado.com

7th Place – Overall - Nancy Andresen - "Photobomb”

7th-Place-OA-199-POM.-Nancy-Andresen-Photobomb-.bNancy Andresen is a wildlife, animal and landscape painter who lives and works in the Rocky Mountains close to Vail, Colorado. A Colorado native, she has a reverence for nature and playing outdoors. Her activities include kayaking, skiing, hiking, and horseback riding, which inspire her choice of subjects.

Growing up in the mountains, Nancy has a close connection to wildlife and their environment. Her desire to capture the dynamic emotions of the animals she paints invites viewers on an imaginary journey exploring the many visual layers connecting them to a kindred spirit.

Nancy originally did many sketches of her pets and other animals on paper, eventually transferring to oils by using a traditional layering affect. She builds depth by applying thin layers of paint on top of each other. Nancy also uses a glazing technique, a transparent paint layer which has roughly the same effect as placing a colored sheet of glass over a picture. The picture doesn’t change, but the colors do.

A pet lover, with several of her own, she loves to paint personalized portraits by commission. She captures the distinct physical details and the unique personality of a furry loved one - a timeless memory of one's beloved pet. Backgrounds are creatively designed to fit the owner's and pet’s favorite surroundings. Inspired by animals, both wild and domestic, she wants the viewer to look into their eyes, feel the animal's depth, to bond with their soul and spirit.

Nancy’s website is http://nancyandesen.com   

8th Place – Overall - Carina Imbrogno - "Butterscotch”

8th-Place-OA-20-POM.-Carina-Imbrogno-Butterscotch-.bI’m a disabled self-taught award winning artist and now an inspirational artist. I’ve had many miracles and I feel I’m m being guided by God in my life and I’m alive to tell my story and share my art with the world. I love to draw and paint realistically. One of my favorite mediums to work with is pastels, the medium of choice. I’ve been an artist for the past seven years and a pastel artist for three. My inspiration to become an artist came from Akiane Kramarik a child prodigy artist. She painted Jesus at the 8. My spine collapsed twice and I’m lucky to be alive. I’ve endured over 10 operations since the age of 10. I have two rods and 26 screws holding my spine. I love to depict and paint nature, animals and wildlife and people, animals, and kids, landscapes and architectural pieces in mediums such as pastels oils, acrylics gouache, graphite, charcoal.

I discovered pastels three years ago and I’ve created over 80 pieces in this time frame. In seven years are I’ve created over 130 pieces of art. I have won over 35 awards since I started exhibiting in 2017. I have severe learning disabilities and memory problems due to illness and physical disabilities. I try to do my art every day as a form of therapy and because I have found my passion late in life but I believe it’s never too late to do what you love.

Carina’s website is https://caimbrogno.wixsite.com/mysite

9th Place – Overall - Maggy Thorvalddottir Pease - "The Catcher”

9th-Place-OA-49-pd.-Maggy-Thorvalddottir-Pease-The-Catcher-.yp_Maggy Pease was born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland. She was interested in Photography in her teens but didn't really get into it until she got her first digital SLR. She took online photograph classes and later signed up with Photoshop Artistry with Sebastian Michaels and is currently in his Awake and Kaizen courses. Nature, Animals especially dogs are her passion and her inspiration and most of her images include animals. Maggy has several images published in the Living the Photo Artistic Life Magazine, and was the featured artist in the May 2019 issue.

Maggy’s website is www.maggy.myportfolio.com.


10th Place – Overall - Kathy Christian - "Bess and the Cranky Ewe”

10th-Place-OA-150-POM.-Kathy-Christian-Bess-and-the-Cranky-Ewe-.bKathy Christian is an American artist currently living in Australia. Her current medium of choice is colored pencil and gouache; often mixing the two. Kathy specializes in working dogs and wildlife. She is a self-taught artist relying on her hands on animal experience to guide the direction of her art. She has always been compelled to draw what surrounds her in everyday life and or what she has experienced on a personal basis. She has been privileged to work hands on with big cats in a wildlife rehabilitation compound and has spent quite a bit of time in East Africa. Now farming in rural Victoria, Australia she also trains working sheepdogs. Kathy believes that there are two important aspects that come into play in depicting animals realistically. The first is one must study the anatomy and structure of the animal they are painting. Knowing what is under the skin is as important as what is on the outside. Without knowledge of anatomy paintings appear flat and lifeless. The second is the ability to draw and not trace photographs as seems to be the current rage. Tracing does not teach one to observe, only to copy. She enjoys depicting animals in their natural environment and don’t romanticize them. Sometimes this means painting them “warts and all.” Her work has won multiple international awards including inclusion two years in a row in the prestigious “Strokes of Genius” book of 130 artists’ drawings selected from a highly competitive international field.

Kathy’s website is www.facebook.com/kchristianart  

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