Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paula Prentice has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Paula is an award-winning, self-taught pencil portrait artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Paula was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Paula’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Paula’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Paula Prentice is a self-taught pencil portrait artist based in Brisbane, Australia. She has been drawing almost daily since rediscovering her love of portraiture in 2018. Socially isolated by choice, Paula focuses mostly on self-portraits, exploring the effects of light and shadow in creating mood and narrative. Paula takes and edits her own photos to find the exact look, feel, and story she wants to portray in each drawing. The chiaroscuro quality she achieves evokes an emotional power and depth. Paula is strongly influenced by the work of graphite photorealistic artists such as Dirk Dzimirsky, Cath Riley, and Jessie Babin.

Believing that every portrait is a mirror, Paula's work goes beyond realistic likeness to an exploration of human nature. Her goal is for each drawing to represent an inner truth that is recognisable to the viewer, inviting connection and conversation.

Paula's work has been shown in many exhibitions online and in galleries around Brisbane. In 2020 she was awarded a Special Merit and a Special Recognition in Light Space& Time Online Art Gallery's online Spring/Summer "Created in Isolation" exhibition. In 2019 she received an Honourable Mention in Aspire Gallery's "Foot Square" competition in Brisbane. Her work has also been shown as a finalist at the Royal Queensland Art Society and Lethbridge Gallery in various exhibitions.

Artist Statement

Faces intrigue me. How do we "read" a face? How do we understand what a person is feeling when there are no words? What is the essence of an expression? Where does it lie? These are the questions that drive me to draw my own face over and over again, as if searching for some truth of identity or undefined inner state.

I believe that portraits are more than representations of character. I believe all portraits are mirrors. We look at a face and see ourselves somehow reflected there. That recognition creates a connection that goes beyond space and time.

For someone who is socially isolated by choice, creating this connection is the most powerful conversation I can have with the world, and the most truthful. It is an honesty that reveals and conceals, is both intimate and private, vulnerable and protected. My self-portraits are my way of communicating with the world and with myself. The process of creating them heals me. They also have the potential to heal my broken relationship with society and the world at large. For these reasons, my art is my therapy. I can see my growth and change. I am emerging, not just as an artist, but as a human being.

Online, Paula goes by the pseudonym of Paradoxis. Her work can be found on https://www.instagram.com/paradoxis50/ and https://paradoxisart.webador.com/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Andrew Lincoln Nelson has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Andrew is an award-winning artist based in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Andrew’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Andrew’s Artist Biography and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Andrew Lincoln Nelson is an artist working in Tucson Arizona. He produces detailed semi-realistic and surrealistic drawings of futuristic or exobiological landscapes. He has a background in academic research and fine art.

His work has been shown at Biosphere 2, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, National Arts Program and LPL Annual shows at the University of Arizona, Untitled Gallery in Tucson, and The Center for the Arts in Chandler.

His art has also been included in juried publications and on-line venues, receiving best-in-show in several recent shows. He also does occasional commission work, recently including a book cover illustration (The Book of Stranger Vol. 2) and several music score cover illustrations (The Butterfly and the Ocelot by composer A. M. Guzzo).

Artist Statement:

My work includes detailed graphite pencil drawings of landscapes containing machine creatures, plant-animal hybrids and other conglomerations that might be found in the distant future or on other worlds.

To see more of Andrew’s work, please visit his website.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Arlene Buster has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Arlene will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Arlene Buster is an award-winning artist based in California, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Arlene will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.   Her art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Arlene’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 12 artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Arlene’s information and to take a look at her "Absence of Privacy" series of paintings.

Artist Biography

As far as she can remember, Arlene Buster’s devotion to painting emerged at a very young age. As told by her parents and her grandmother, whenever they would check up on her, they would find her painting or drawing by herself, in the quiet corners of her home. Her devotion to art was further nourished when her mother took her to inquire about her very first private art class. When she graduated from high school, she pursued her art at Montclair State University, earning a bachelor's degree in painting and drawing before attending the Academy of Art University. However, her journey was interrupted as she battled personal struggles with illness that made it impossible for her to pursue her art and even accomplish everyday tasks. Throughout those painful struggles, she thought a lot about the artist Frida Kahlo and the struggles she endured.

When Arlene began walking and using her hands again, it was a significant crossroad in her life. At the present time, in spite of some considerable impairments and pain she still experiences, she is much better. Painting for Arlene is personal, especially now, for the reason that it permits her to escape the painful obstacles in life and imparts her with purpose. The hours become minutes while she narrates her stories with her brushes filled with paint.

Artist Statement

In the words of Marshall McLuhan, “Technology is just not a happenstance and not just something that got there when nobody was noticing and so, we are responsible for our technologies and the effects of our technologies, as we are responsible for tidying up our grammar.”

I have created my series Absence of Privacy because I believe everyone has a right to privacy. Likewise, I believe that most unscripted moments in life, should remain unscripted and free from a world of webcams. To illustrate the ways in which webcams have invaded our lives, I have painted twelve paintings with oil on canvas. I paint the figure in everyday settings as they are being watched through a surveillance camera or webcam.

My interest in this topic began when I created a still-life oil painting of a webcam for my Contemporary Painting class in 2011. It felt eerie and overpowering. It was agitating to see a webcam up-close staring at me. For this reason, I began reflecting on the multitude of cameras that were gawking at me throughout the day. Prior to this, I had never given this much attention. As I read articles about privacy abuses, I felt compelled to communicate these issues through painting.

To learn more about his series and Arlene’s inspiration and process to create it, please visit her website.

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DRAWember – October 1, 2017 - / Artist MaryJane Sky is very pleased to announce the 2017 November Drawing Challenge.  This is an opportunity for artists to improve their drawing skills through practicing every day.  MaryJane states the following, “Take out your pencils and have fun. Get out of your comfort zone and improve your skills. This is all that DRAWember is about”.

MaryJane continues her thoughts, “Around 100 artists participated in the 2016 DRAWember challenge. What is this about? The most asked question is: How do I improve my Drawing skills, and my answer is always the same: practice, practice and practice”.

She also says. “Often it is difficult to make a start, but with a limited time challenge we feel that we can tackle this. And after 30 days we might have built up a new habit and stick to this - this is what I really hope”.

Finally, MaryJane states, “The rules for the challenge are simple: Take out your pencils and have fun. Try our new Art supplies, new surfaces, new objects to draw and new techniques. Get out of your comfort zone and improve your skills. I am really passionate about this challenge and have had only positive feedback from past participants”. 

For further information on the 2017 November Drawing Challenge:  www.drawember.com.

About the Artist:

I am MaryJane Sky an international award winning colored pencil artist. My second passion is social media, and I help other artists feeling less overwhelmed when it comes to their social media and website presence. At this time, all of my energy goes out to the preparation for the 2017 DRAWember challenge. 

For more information on this opportunity visit their website:  www.drawember.com

 

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