“Patterns, Textures & Forms” Art Exhibition 2022 – Overall Category

The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 12 Best Entries received from the 3 media categories of the Painting & Other Media Category, the Photography & Digital Category and the 3 Dimensional Category. 

The winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of October 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 6th Annual "Patterns, Textures & Forms" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. 

Congratulations to our artists who made our 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 12 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 “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Home Page click here.

1st Place – Overall - Lillian Anna Blouin - "DISORDERED MIND”

1st Place – Overall Lillian Anna BlouinAn award-winning artist and devoted student of hyper-realism Lillian Anna Blouin’s unique style of painting seeks to bridge together the worlds of the real and the unreal. Each piece is a surreal exploration of everyday objects with multiple interpretations behind each painting. Lillian received her BA in Illustration from Laguna College of Art and Design. After showcasing in several southern California galleries she was inspired to pursue an MFA in painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has been an exhibitor in the internationally acclaimed Festival of the Arts since 2013. Other exhibitions include the LAAA’s National Survey Exhibition in Los Angles and the National Juried Small Works Exhibition in Clifton Springs, NY.

Lillian’s website is www.lillianannablouin.com

2nd Place – Overall - Gareth Jones - "CRANIAL INTERCONNECTIONS FROM THE INSIDE”

2nd Place – Overall Gareth JonesPhotography and digital art are my artistic expressions – my imagination, vision, and inquisitive mind visual life are released. I explore all images - including abstracts or concepts created from my photographs or digital art.

I strive to balance life. I attempt to give people a breather from the stress of today’s world – and I simply have to create!

I see the world with all its wonders, big and small and then I put my take on it, that’s what I do and my images are my gifts to the world. I simply love to create, imagine and capture what I see, what I think and what I fee. I hope my images give the viewers some spark to their day – a thought, an aha! moment, the chance to enjoy the place my image takes them. My mind is full of images, they just have to come out and I love to share them.

My artworks are in private collections around the world and are sold on a number of web galleries, through my website or directly via my Facebook pages.

I have been a winner in various international competitions for both photography and digital artworks in both Canada and the United States.

I am also a regular speaker on “The Challenge of Creativity”, “My journey as an artist” and “What will I do next?”

I also combine my creative interests and creating short videos put to a soundtrack that I have chosen or composed.

Gareth’s website is www.gpjones1.format.com    

3rd Place – Overall - Cheryl L. Hrudka - "THE OPPOSITION”

3rd Place – Overall Cheryl L. HrudkaAs a seasoned photographer and artist for over 26 years, Cheryl Hrudka enjoys going down the road less traveled. "I have always been interested in Abstracts. It is a form of art in which the viewer makes up his / her own mind as to the artist’s intention

The evolution of computer software has allowed Cheryl numerous possibilities which she has fully embraced. Accessories such as a drawing tablet allow her to draw and further manipulate an image. Cheryl focuses on the journey. There are no maps. While at times she has an idea where she is going with an image, she truly does not know the end result until she gets there.

Cheryl is currently represented by the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and the Art Design Consultants Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. Her photographs and abstract images may be seen in hospitals, corporations and private collections throughout the United States and Canada.

Cheryl’s website is www.analteredview.com

4th Place – Overall - Linda McCord - "TIDE WAVES”

4th Place – Overall Linda McCordLinda McCord lives in Washington state and works in her studio full time. Although she is a self-taught artist, she has taken numerous awards in international competitions, and her paintings have been published in several books. McCord taught painting and printmaking at her local college and recently retired after owning several art galleries. She is a signature member of California Watercolor Association, Northwest watercolor society, Georgia Watercolor Society, and International Society of Acrylic Painters.

Dreams of Nature is a new series of acrylics. Interpretation of dreams was popular even in Bible times, and some psychologists use dreams as an analytical theory today. These images are intended to represent nature and appear dreamlike.

Linda’s website is www.lindamccord.com  

5th Place – Overall - Robert Obier - "INDUSTRIAL DECO”

5th Place – Overall Robert ObierRobert Obier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he now resides. He received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from LSU in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in 2007.

As an architect, he has over 40 years’ experience in residential projects and commercial developments located in Dallas, Boston, Baton Rouge and on the Gulf Coast with extensive experience in design, construction and fabrication of architectural, furniture and lighting products. Specialized skills include: woodworking, metal work, computer rendering/modeling, 3-D printing, CNC machine fabrication, photography, and website development. He is now focusing his years of expertise and experience on the development and sale of 3-dimensional art projects.

Obier’s work as an architect/designer/illustrator has been featured in numerous exhibitions, magazines and web articles. In the late 1980’s his sculptural multi-media entertainment and control centers were prominently featured in a scene from “RoboCop” the motion picture.

His range of eclectic influences include the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the explorations of geometry in nature by Andy Goldsworthy and the theatrical creations of Industrial light and Magic for a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Robert’s website is http://obierstudios.com  

6th Place – Overall - Judy Orcutt - "CIRCLE SHADOWS”

6th Place – Overall Judy OrcuttJudy Orcutt is a retired pharmacist with a love for art. She is involved with photography, calligraphy, encaustics and cold wax. She lived in York, PA for most of her life, but now she resides in Savannah, GA. She is self-taught except for some workshops and art classes at local Art Association. She has traveled widely and of course, took her camera along. She is a 25-year breast cancer survivor. She is Penn State Proud.

Judy’s website is www.quilligraphy.com

 

7th Place – Overall - Yvonne Welman - "COMMENT ON THE VIRGINS OF KLIMT”

7th Place – Overall Yvonne WelmanAfter completing her education at the Academy of Arts Tilburg, the Netherlands, Yvonne Welman worked as a teacher in Arts and Art History. To improve her qualities as a painter, she took lessons in 16th and 17th-century oil painting techniques. Yvonne works with open acrylics in a layering technique. The textile fabrics in a lot of the paintings are personal stories.

Because she likes to make narrative paintings, her work has to be realistic. The stories cover gender equality, social issues, art history and personal issues, exploring the Zeitgeist from a female perspective. Serendipity, time and technique each play their part during the process of creating her paintings. It takes a lot of time to create Welman's work which allows for inserting new ideas during the process. This stands in strong contrast with all the images that we are surrounded by, most of the day. Welman creates a more complex strip story from all the images we daily encounter.

Artists like Breughel, Jeroen Bosch, Georgia O' Keefe, Camille Claudel, Neo Rauch, Lita Cabellut, Jenny Saville are her inspiration. Yvonne Welman is a member of the artists' societies BOK and WKK and Krimpener Kunstwaard in the Netherlands as well as Manhattans Arts International Online Gallery, Kunst International Stuttgart. She has received awards in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, USA, France, Italy etc.

Yvonne’s website is www.yvonne-welman.com  

8th Place – Overall - Gabriele Gracine - "SO AND SO”

8th Place – Overall Gabriele GracineI am a self-taught digital artist. My process is a proprietary technique I continuously explore and enhance. When I approach the creative process, I'm seeking spontaneous expressions of direct feeling that emphasize the energies of form, movement, light, color and texture. I'm an intuitive artist. I bypass my conscious mind in order to create directly from my subconscious or unconscious mind. Each completed image is simultaneously a reflection from my past, a snapshot of the present and a preview of the future waiting to be revealed. As I change and mature, my intuition seamlessly absorbs, incorporates and conveys the results to my creative processes. Empowering my images to take the lead in their actualization allows me to let go of expectations, frees me from control and strengthens my creativity. Working intuitively invites mystery, delight and surprise to my work. I strive for profoundly personal communication with the viewer. My intent is to capture the viewer's wonder and imagination with an image of visual poetry that is unique, deeply personal and extends an invitation to contemplate the possibility of further exploring the extraordinary digital world.

Gabriele’s website is https://abstractgaby.strikingly.com

9th Place – Overall - Jay Johansen - "URBAN INNOCENCE XXI”

9th Place – Overall Jay JohansenRaised by his artist-father in Oakland, California, portrait artist Jay Johansen, began his journey into the art world at a very young age.

Painting ballerinas, matadors, and Hawaiian dancers, Jay established an international collector base, ultimately leading to commissioned paintings of music icons, world dignitaries, as well as a long list of celebrity collectors.

After a brief hiatus, Jay returned to painting full-time in his studio with an interest in creating nearly photo-realistic figurative paintings.

Today, Jay enlivens monochromatic faces of women with vivid colors that bring life to the canvas. Using broad strokes, as distinct from his previous style, Jay enjoys a freedom he's never felt as a professional artist. Imbued with an energy of renewal, Jay is creating art with the verve he had as a child in his father's studio. He refers to his work as Pop Fusion Art.

Jay’s website is www.johansenfineart.com

10th Place – Overall - Y. Hope Osborn - "COMMEMORATION"

10th Place – Overall Y. Hope OsbornY. Hope Osborn’s black and whites represent life’s steadiness and security. Recently, she connected teenage sketching, using #2 pencil, light erasure, touch, and sharpness, color images into black and whites of great depth to how she creates today. She learned to “see” color in shades of grey, so she begins with rigorous color processing before filters and editing for impactful black and white images.

Her love of color comes from growing up in a home where everything was always brown except her sky-blue window frames and pink decorative roses. Her often-geometric colorful abstracts also begin with color photographs she digitally manipulates with apps for her iPad. Hope believes digital art is relevant as an extension of evolving art beginning with cave drawings.

All Hope’s art, including other photographic experiments, is about freedom. Abusive parents stifled her with silence and weighted her with care, stunting her play. She learns to play now through art in an ongoing process of recovery, even half a lifetime away from abuse.

Hope’s art is also freedom for those like her who didn’t grow up with an art education and are afraid to voice their ideas and feelings about art for fear of “getting it wrong.” She is confident in anyone’s ability to feel and see what they want in art. “Art is two-sided—the perspective of the creator and the perspective of the perceiver. Neither person should feel stifled.”

Hope’s website is http://mediamosaicart.net  

11th Place – Overall - Cher Pruys - "UNHINGED”

11th Place – Overall Cher Pruys"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self-expression."

Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until, she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, water color and gouache.

Although self-taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 219 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 257 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits.

Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 32 magazines, including The Best Of Acrylic Fall 2021, the latest the cover of the May 2022 Arabella Magazine. She has been featured in over 170 international publications. Cher's works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.

Cher’s website is http://artbycher.ca

12th Place – Overall - Garret Demarest - "SPACE WITH SHADOWS”

12th Place – Overall Garret DemarestThese photographic art images were developed by Garret Demarest of Palm Springs, CA. Garret's work has evolved over time. His initial interest was in capturing images of objects but soon turned to people, animals, plants, and flowers as he grew in his studies in psychology and human development. His early focus was on “spontaneous portraiture” capturing personalities of people either unaware or just being themselves. He was mentored by New York industrial designer, Robert G. Newbauer who encouraged him to capture his “decisive moment” in his originality and storytelling.

Garret’s later career as an organizational development consultant, took him around the world and provided the opportunity to photograph people and places that captured something unique and spontaneous which provided an emotional connection. He now spends his free time immersed in his hobby of photographic art where he manipulates original photographs into abstract images resembling paintings of the “Color Field School” brought to life by Mark Rothko, Nicolas De Stael, and other abstract impression artists in the Mid-late 20th Century, thus creatively blurring the lines between photography and painting.

By using shapes, sizes and textures, each object stands alone but is connected within the whole of the image. The image retains an association with the abstract artists and a color connection with its original photograph. The names of the images give a clue to the origin and intention of the image.

These photos are about the power of the human soul to see color, form and shape and respond emotionally.

Garret’s website is www.innervigorations.com

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