“SeaScapes” Art Exhibition 2021 – 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 October 2021 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 11th Annual "SeaScapes" 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. 

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtJobs/ArtWeek. Artweek/Artjobs produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Congratulations to our artists who made our 11th Annual “SeaScapes” 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.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have digital “SeaScapes” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, and Press Releases sent to the winning artists within the next few weeks. Thank you to all of the artists who participated and for being a part of the gallery.  To return to the “SeaScapes” Home Page click here.

To view the artwork in the image gallery’s below, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

1st Place – Overall - Laurie Snow Hein - “Sailor's Delight”

1st Place – Overall - Laurie Snow Hein - “Sailor's Delight” – www.laurieheinartist.comLaurie Snow Hein has been painting since first grade when she first picked up a paintbrush and watched the bright paint colors dripping down the paper. It was love at first stroke. Her parents had convinced her that it was impossible to make a career as an artist; but it was in her DNA. Both parents, brother, and grandmother were multi-talented in the arts. At age twelve she started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator, famous for “Tales from the Crypt.” Her high school teacher encouraged her to apply for a scholarship which she received from Columbus College of Art and Design. She decided to major in Industrial design to be practical. At the end of her first year, Laurie was the first freshmen at CCAD to be awarded the Katherine M. Tuttle Scholarship.

After college, she married considering art as a pass time. Six children later at age 40, she was suddenly in need of supporting her family by herself. Her strength was the arts, portrait painting primarily, so she immediately started advertising to paint portraits. Her garage was converted to a teaching studio. She took a job instructing art in all mediums, teaching at two local country clubs. When her paintings of children and animals were noticed by a national publisher, her career in art licensing and reproductions was launched. God blessed her and provided the opportunities and ability to support her family with artistic talent. Had it not been for the necessity of using her artistic abilities she would have never grown to be the artist she is today.

Working 30 years as a professional artist, teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, showing at art festival circuits, Laurie now shows primarily in Florida. Her subject is concentrated on local landscapes, beaches, botanicals, wildlife. The beauty and variety of God’s creation is all the inspiration needed when exploring the amazing world there is to enjoy. Large paintings making you feel in the moment are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energy. You feel like you could almost step into the painting. The pace was so fast and demanding for many years that there wasn’t time to consider entering competitions for awards. Now at 70 plus there is a focus to share her art more with her peers and enter competitions creating greater value for her many collectors.

Traveling is a passion, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of plein air artworks representing our National Parks. In 2021, she created several more plein air paintings during a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River, flanked by the majestic Grand Canyon.

Contact her directly from her website: www.laurieheinartist.com/ for originals and commissions or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram and Facebook and collections on Pinterest.

2nd Place – Overall - Marlin Greene - "Shoreline Birder”

2nd Place – Overall - Marlin Greene - "Shoreline Birder” – www.oneeaerthimages.comI have always been attracted to photography and visual story telling. My background is in graphic design and art. When the digital cameras became affordable and reliable a few years ago, I decided to seriously start working with digital images. The interest quickly became a passion. Now I spend as much time as I can searching for images that are compelling and memorable.

My inspiration comes from the natural beauty, diversity and wonder that exists beyond the relentless push of modern culture. My goal is to present a technically perfect image that captures the magic of the natural world.

Marlin’s website is www.oneeaerthimages.com    

3rd Place – Overall - Susanna Patras - "Sunset at Bandon Beach”

3rd Place – Overall - Susanna Patras - "Sunset at Bandon Beach” – www.patrasphotography.comSusanna Patras is an award winning fine art photographer whose landscape images convey simplicity and a quiet elegance. Born in Romania, and American by adoption, Susanna Patras often travels between the two countries to find her sources of inspiration.

Susanna Patras has a degree in English Literature from Thomas Edison State University, and diplomas in Multimedia Design from Sessions College for Professional Design and Professional Photography from New York Institute of Photography.

Although she loved to paint as a child and play with her parents' old SLR, her journey began with poetry. She won several poetry awards before diving into multimedia and photography. As soon as she moved to the United States in 1998 she bought her first video camera and started to document her travels. After working as an assistant in a fashion/beauty photography studio in New York, she discovered her true passion for travel and fine art landscape photography.

She is a passionate photographer of nature, in particular of low-key and dramatic seascapes or abstract deserts, but she also loves to photograph people and cultures. Presently, she combines her work in photography with design and writing.

Her photographic work has won international awards, was exhibited in international art galleries and has been featured in several magazines, such as Landscape Photography Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Light, A Journal of Photography and Poetry, Daily Mail Newspaper, and others.

Susanna’s website is www.patrasphotography.com       

4th Place – Overall - Julie Powell - "Princess Pier Remains”

4th Place – Overall - Julie Powell - "Princess Pier Remains” – www.juliepowellphotography.comCapturing seascapes around my beloved State. From the wild, rugged and mostly untamed to the picturesque and rugged stories of our past history as a sea locked island continent.

Julie’s website is www.juliepowellphotography.com 



5th Place – Overall - Helena Maria Espinola Cocentino - "SAIA I”

5th Place – Overall - Helena Maria Espinola Cocentino - "SAIA I” – helenacocentino.art@yahoo.comHelena Cocentino was born in the Northeast of Brazil and has always observed every detail around her since she was little, developing her visual perception more and more. She started drawing at the age of ten and painting at the age of fifteen. She has more than forty years of drawing and painting going through various phases with their own themes and characteristics.

Regardless of the theme, Helena has always worked with various techniques, such as oil on canvas, graphite, dry pastel and colored pencils. Her artistic knowledge and experience was acquired through the Faculty of Degree in Design and free courses in art and photography.

Today, Cocentino, as she signs her paintings, develops realistic work on various themes, such as boats, still life and flowers, using her own photos as a source of inspiration.

The boats are striking expressions of each region, which the Helena went through, and which gain new life, whether new or broken by the sun.

Helena can be reached via her email

6th Place – Overall - Garth Palanuk - "In the Fog”

6th Place – Overall - Garth Palanuk - "In the Fog” – www.garthpalanuk.comGarth has drawn and painted most of his life. Work and travel took him away from his art for a few years but he never lost sight of his dream to pursue art in a fashion he could only imagine.

Garth pursued his art interests using regular pencils and coloured pencils, ink, pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolour, the latter being his passion. His art subjects include landscapes, structures, people, animals and abstracts, each with its own unique challenge.

Garth spent two years in Mbarara, Uganda, teaching school at which time he kept his art alive by drawing or painting the people, places and animals he encountered. His works have sold worldwide.

An electronic reproduction of Garth’s works was juried and accepted in the Gaudemater Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland, the Avisen-avk Art Gallery, Denmark and the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

Garth teaches watercolour painting at the Forum Art Center in Winnipeg and the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk. He is the Past President of the Local Colour Art Group and President of the Selkirk Community Art Center of Selkirk, Manitoba.

Garth’s website is www.garthpalanuk.com 

7th Place – Overall - John H Diephouse - "Receding into Memory”

7th Place – Overall - John H Diephouse - "Receding into Memory” – jdiephouse@gmail.comI am a primarily self-taught photographer who began exhibiting my images about fifteen years ago. I seek to share images with which I have a strong and instinctive personal connection. Images may be simply documentary, invoke a sense of time and place, or resonate as an abstract blend of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.

My creative process follows an intuitive yet patterned path, searching for the combination of elements that produces an instinctive but undeniable connection. Most often the images that provoke the strongest connection are those that do not produce an immediate reaction but provoke a response through repeated contact and consideration over time.

I exhibit widely and have received awards in local, regional, and national exhibitions. My photographs are also included in several corporate and private collections.

John can be reached via his email.  

8th Place – Overall - Murray William Cole Ince - "Lymington Harbour”

8th Place – Overall - Murray William Cole Ince - "Lymington Harbour” – www.murrayince.comMurray was born in Newport, Isle of Wight in 1957, he became a furniture maker later moving into designing so always drew. He took up painting seriously, though not full time in the early 1990’s. Murray has a teaching qualification and has tutored classes at the Isle of Wight College also taking students for private tuition in his studio. He runs two art groups on the Island and runs painting and drawing holidays in Britain, France and Italy working both privately and for well-known painting holiday companies.

Murray paints mostly in water-mixable oils and has written a book titled ‘Landscape Painting In ‘Artisan’ Water-Mixable Oils’. He is a product ambassador for Winsor and Newton and regularly writes ‘How To’ paint articles for ‘Leisure Painter’.

Murray founded the ‘Society of Painters in Water-Mixable Oils’ and has paintings in private and public collections all over the world.

Murray’s website is www.murrayince.com

9th Place – Overall - Garret Demarest - "Windy Passage”

9th Place – Overall - Garret Demarest - "Windy Passage” – www.innervigorations.comThese photographic art images were developed by Garret Demarest of Palm Springs, CA. Garret's work has evolved over time through the manipulation of original photographs into images resembling paintings of the "Color Field School" brought to life by Mark Rothko and artists of the New York School in the mid-20th Century.

In his early adult life, Garret was mentored, coached, and encouraged to pursue his passion for all things photographic by a family friend, New York Industrial artist Robert G Neubauer. After viewing the 1978 Retrospective of Mark Rothko at the Guggenheim, Garret knew where his passion was being guided.

With a lifelong interest in photography, he became enamored by clouds, cloud formations, sunrises, and sunsets as well as various color configurations that would catch his eye as he traveled the world pursuing his career as a leadership and organizational development consultant. Taking photos of clouds and skies, opened up the opportunity to develop the image which incorporated its context including the theme of the location. His original photographs were then submitted to the photo manipulative tools of his computer and transformed into digital works of color field impressionism, thus blurring the lines between photography and painting in a unique creative process.

However, he still retains an eye for the representational image particularly the sea with its many facets, moods, and climates. As an appreciative lover of the sea, and one who has spent countless hours on the sea, he is excited to share some of his appreciation and love. Themed competitions invite these representational images from his travels around the world, which are included in this collection of “SeaScapes” along with a few abstract images.

In the last ten years, his subject material has extended to photographs of nature including plants, animals, people, and other settings that incite his emotional response. A strong horizontal line is a distinguishing mark of his work. Earlier works may have seen the line as an earth’s edge horizon line. Later works may suggest the horizon of an expansive sea or landscape.

The images are here for the viewer to feel and to allow the image to impact the heart and soul in whatever way it will. It is up the viewer to experience the image and draw value from the experience. Light, color, patterns, textures, and reflections are about seeing the world in new ways thereby allowing an individual’s creational and transformative process to emerge. These photos are about the power of the human soul and the light used for a transformative, emotional purpose.

Garret's images have been accepted into numerous juried regional, National, and international shows at the San Diego Art Institute - Museum of the Living Artist, as well as several other local, regional, and international competitions. Lately, this includes virtual competitions. He has self-published four books of his photographic images. His images have been collected by patrons around the world.

Garret’s website is www.innervigorations.com  

10th Place – Overall - Kristopher Schoenleber - "Blue Hour”

10th Place – Overall - Kristopher Schoenleber - "Blue Hour” – www.kgsphoto.comKristopher is an award winning photojournalist, with 19 years in television news and 13 years in still photography. He specializes in landscape and nature fine art photography. His work has been featured in numerous art exhibits, locally and internationally, and several publications. Born and raised at the Jersey shore, he loves to travel and explore the world around him, always looking for his next magical capture.

Kristopher’s website is www.kgsphoto.com


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