Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Maureen will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Maureen Ravnik is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer based in Colorado, 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 hundreds of 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.

Maureen’s 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 and resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

Below is Maureen’s Artist Biography and her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her photographs/digital art. We hope that you will take the time to read her information and to take a look at her work.

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota. She attended the University of Colorado to pursue a career in sales & marketing. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to creatively document her discoveries. She began making images of the American west in hopes of preserving the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west.

Maureen has placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national, international juried photography exhibitions, monthly club competitions, and state park calendars. Her images have been selected for use by the City of Littleton, and National Geographic for publication, as well as several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history of the second largest natural area in the country. Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Artist Statement

My methods and techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My work is also derived from my imagination. My greatest satisfaction comes from taking the file from camera to computer to develop composites. The results reflect my personal feelings, beliefs, events, culture, etc. that are best expressed through artistic interpretations. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between realism, passionately abstract and doggedly figurative. These diverse styles are represented in my Solo Art Series submission.

To see more of Maureen’s work, visit her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Robert Bolla has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Robert will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Robert Bolla is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer based in Missouri, USA. He 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 hundreds of 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 his award package, Robert 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 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Robert’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 20 of his photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Robert’s information and to take a look at his beautiful “Life Along the Amazon” photography series.

Artist Biography

Robert first experience in photography was when he was offered the opportunity to be mentored in basics of film photography and darkroom techniques including such archival techniques as wet plate photography and large format film photography. He carried this experience into his academic career as a biologist using photography in his teaching and research where he used photo and electron-microscopy, and image analysis to study genetics.

Upon retirement Robert moved to digital photography and the digital darkroom and turned his focus to nature and street photography; areas in which he directs his viewer to see the relationship of the arts and sciences and where he uses the digital darkroom to emulate archival techniques of film photography such as the orotype developed by Edward Curtis.

Robert views the photograph as his “novel” to be read by the imagination of the viewer and thus he crafts the photograph for this purpose. He is interested in showing how cultures may differ but are much the same. His work has been exhibited in physical and on-line galleries via competitions and in solo exhibits at St. Louis Artist Guild, Bradley University, at EuroBiotech Conference in Poznan, Poland, among others He has been in curated exhibits and was awarded 3rd place in the 2022 Fall Exhibition at the International Photographic Hall of Fame and Museum. He is a featured artist at Camelback Galleries and has been Artist of the month in Gallery Ring on-line gallery.

Artist Statement

The photograph must tell a story, not just the story seen by the photographer, but the story read through the imagination of the viewer, it is a pictorial novel. It has a purpose and like a book it becomes a storage place of ideas and events and a teaching tool. In many years as a biologist, using photography as a research and teaching tool, I realized that there is a close relationship between science and the arts.

Clearly photography can be used to teach this relationship. While the relationship is easily captured in nature photography it also can be found in human societal and cultural differences. Thus, one of my goals is to use photography to show that even though cultures may differ they also are much the same and that we should see this sameness as we address worldly issues. I try to show this through photography of indigenous peoples in their native culture, involved in their daily tasks of living.

The photographic technique used by Edward Curtis and contemporary photographers to capture the story and history of native Americans as they were driven from their lands onto reservations in the late 1800’s has my attention. This method of the orotype or gold type photograph brings the viewer’s eye to the main element of the photograph while subduing the background and opens the imagination to his or her reading of the story being told.

Robert’s work can be viewed on his website.

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“Life Along the Amazon” Series

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Bob Whitcomb 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.

Bob is an award-winning photographer based in Florida, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Bob’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Bob’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 photographs that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

In a world where skill and creativity converged, there exists a remarkable individual whose journey from being the world's strongest juggler to a visionary creative photographer has left an indelible mark on both entertainment and artistic communities.

Meet Bob Whitcomb, a name synonymous with unparalleled strength and dexterity. From a young age, Bob exhibited an extraordinary talent for juggling, dazzling audiences around the globe with gravity-defying feats. The world watched in awe as he effortlessly juggled massive weights, earning the title of the "Strongest Juggler on Earth." Yet, beneath the brawny exterior lay a heart yearning for a different form of expression. Bob’s fascination with the interplay of light and reflection led to a transformative moment. It was the discovery of mirrors that unlocked the doors to a new dimension of creativity.

Transitioning from juggling to photography might have seemed inconceivable, but Bobs dedication knew no bounds. He delved into the world of photography, experimenting tirelessly with mirrors to capture ethereal and surreal compositions. These photographs were a manifestation of their deep connection with the physical and metaphysical, reflecting an inner strength that went beyond the physical prowess of his juggling days.

Today, Bob Whitcomb is celebrated not only as the world's strongest juggler but also as a visionary creative photographer who has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and the boundless potential of human creativity.

Artist Statement

In a world increasingly dominated by digital manipulation, my photography seeks to capture the essence of reality through the tactile and tangible elements of mirrors and lens balls. In an era where Photoshop and post-processing have become the norm, I am committed to the purity of the unaltered image.

Mirrors have long been objects of fascination, offering glimpses into alternate perspectives and hidden angles. By incorporating mirrors into my photographic compositions, I invite viewers to explore new dimensions within familiar scenes. The reflective surfaces become a canvas for reality, distorting and reshaping the world around us, while simultaneously revealing aspects often unnoticed. This play with reflections encourages viewers to reconsider their surroundings and question the boundaries of perception.

Lens balls, on the other hand, are like crystal orbs that capture a unique view of the world. These glass spheres bend and refract light, creating mesmerizing distortions and a dreamlike quality to the images they produce. Unlike digital filters or post-processing techniques, lens balls allow me to manipulate light and color at the moment of capture, infusing a sense of magic and wonder into the scene.

By eschewing digital manipulation, I invite viewers to engage with my photographs on a visceral level, connecting with the authenticity of the moment. In a time when the line between reality and artifice is increasingly blurred. Mirrors and lens balls are not just tools; they are windows into the extraordinary within the ordinary, and my photography aims to reflect this transformative power.

Bob’s art can be viewed on his Instagram.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gabiko IoMo 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.

Gabiko is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Gabiko was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Gabiko’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Gabiko’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Skillful in various crafts, Gabiko IoMo — European blend naturalized in Canada (Montreal) — has always practiced art in one form or another. In the last decade, she become a digital painter and built a very consistent portfolio. Her unique technique and style have been rewarded with prizes in numerous art competitions. She participated in an international group exhibition and her paintings are in private collections.

Gabiko paints, by small patches, on black background — sometimes covering it completely, other times creating outbursts of unexpected meanings — where the gloss or roughness of the surfaces bring a touch of realism to the chaos of the abstract. Using only basic old software (and the mouse to draw), she’s playing with volumes and lights, keeping forms in balance and hues in harmony. Everything around — shadows, sounds, perfumes, textures — can inspire her and joyful, vibrating spots of life (ready to be used) fill her insomnia when it is dark outside.

The artworks of Gabiko IoMo — invariably square — are fashioned with exuberant colours and some of them may have a militant message or a hint of irony.

Artist Statement

I believe art is essential for humanity: it reflects the mind, the soul and the philosophy of each nation and its expression punctuates the history.

I like everything related to creative activities requiring genius, but what make me vibrate are images. Being familiar with computers, it was easy for me to pass from the art crafts that I practiced for long years to the revolutionary digital art — the more so as when I paint, everything else disappears. It’s only me, the mouse and my subject.

And the subject, I can understand it deeply (since it imposes itself to my feelings). I know exactly how it will look once transferred on canvas: I "see" the whole as if it were ready and framed. It only remains to materialize what had germinated in the imagination. I work nonstop (always following a plan) and my creations are full of colour and joy — strong, sometimes hyperbolic, always honest. It is possible that my art will not please the public, but it will not go unnoticed.

Gabiko’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gwynneth Green 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.

Gwynneth is an award-winning artist based in New Jersey, USA. Gwynneth was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Gwynneth’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Gwynneth’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Gwynneth Green is an artist who uses the camera and the written word. A published poet with fifteen poetic publications and has been featured in exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic region as well as virtual ones. She has participated in ekphrastic collaborations with visual artists. Approaching the synergic nature of the word and the image fascinated her, her piqued interest encouraging her to wed her poems with her photographs. Her careful use of color and focus mimics imaginative prose as it guides viewers through the scene.

Artist Statement

Initially, when I take photos there is no particular intention. It is upon review on the computer, when the creativity begins. I disassemble and restructure the image using a variety of techniques. At times using more than one photo, working to create a captivating mood. During the process is when the poetry ignites. Inspired by the underlying feeling of the photo, an expression is formed as a haiku, 6-word poem or short poetic flow. These words are subtly melded into the photo allowing the viewer a moment of discovery when the narrative reveals itself, in the photo/musings.

Gwynneth’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Lyn Darlington 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.

Lyn is an award-winning photographer and digital artist based in Australia. Lyn was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Lyn’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Lyn’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Lyn Darlington is mainly a self-taught photographer and digital artist from Australia. Lyn enjoys photographing a range of subjects whether it is wildlife, birds, animals, flowers and landscapes and from these images Lyn draws her inspiration for creating art.

Lyn enjoys the magic of the digital darkroom she likes to bring the focus on to the subject by simplifying things and getting rid of extra unnecessary detail she transforms an original image into art with the use of textures a variety of software applications and hand painting to create a compelling work of art.

Lyn hopes her works stirs emotions and draw attention to the beauty of nature and animals and it inspires people to do their part to help protect and conserve animals all around the world.

Artist Statement

I'm a self-taught photo artist living in Australia I have always felt passionate about animals and wildlife and through my love of photography I am able to draw inspiration for creating art. My camera is my tool to capture that moment in time and then the creative process begins with Photoshop and various software to create a compelling work of art.

My latest series of art captures that moment in time between horse and rider. I am hoping it shows the bond that exists between the two in any equestrian discipline. The hours of practice the hard falls and the great wins are all part of the bond whether you ride for competition or pleasure. I love people to step back and ask if what I created is a painting or photo. All part of my photographic art journey.

Lyn’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik 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.

Maureen is an award-winning photographer based in Colorado, USA. Maureen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Maureen’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Maureen’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota. She attended the University of Colorado to pursue a career in sales & marketing. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to creatively document her discoveries. She began making images of the American west in hopes of preserving the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west. Maureen has placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national, international juried photography exhibitions, monthly club competitions, and state park calendars. Her images have been selected for use by the City of Littleton, and National Geographic for publication, as well as several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history of the second largest natural area in the country. Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Artist Statement

My methods and techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My work is also derived from my imagination. My greatest satisfaction comes from taking the file from camera to computer to develop composites. The results reflect my personal feelings, beliefs, events, culture, etc. that are best expressed through artistic interpretations. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between realism, passionately abstract and doggedly figurative. *This still life series is dedicated to the Native American culture.

Maureen’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Stephen Mimms 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.

Stephen is an award-winning photographer based in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Stephen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Stephen’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Stephen’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, moved to Washington, D.C. at an early age, Stephen now resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and two dogs. Stephen's photographic skills were self-taught, beginning with film. After retiring from the government, he discovered digital photography and the passion for his craft continued.

Artist Statement

I like to combine photography and digital art to produce photo-realism and a painterly style for his artistic vision. His photographic works cover a diverse range of subjects and styles, showcasing various interest in travel, nature, and architecture.

Stephen’s website is www.mimmsphotography.com.

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Congratulations to Nijat Burjiyev for his acceptance into Fusion Art's Featured Artist Members Gallery.

Nijat Burjiyev is a Los Angeles, California, USA based digital artist with a passion for graphic design.

Through his lens, Nijat captures the beauty of the world around him, exploring the interplay of light, texture, and color. His creative process involves a mix of technical skill and artistic vision, as he experiments with composition, perspective, and post-processing techniques to create truly unique images. Whether he’s shooting cityscapes, landscapes, portraits, or abstract designs, Nijat’s goal is to create art that inspires and captivates his audience.

Nijat was awarded 1st Place Overall/Best in Show for his digital artwork, "City Life” in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s 13th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Exhibition in March 2023 and selected this Featured Artist membership as his award.

With "City Life," Nijat aimed to evoke a sense of excitement and urgency, while also highlighting the beauty and complexity of urban life. Ultimately, his goal as an artist is to create work that resonates with viewers, sparking their own sense of wonder and inspiration.

In this work, he sought to capture the energy and chaos of the city's business district, with crowds of people rushing to and fro amidst a sea of towering skyscrapers. To achieve this, he utilized digital art techniques to combine a photograph of the scene with additional objects, creating a mixed art/collage effect that adds depth and texture to the piece.

Nijat is a Fusion Art Featured Artist Member. Click below to visit his member artist webpage and to learn more about him.

https://www.fusionartgallery.art/nijat-burjiyev/

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jeffrey Friedkin has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Jeffrey will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Jeffrey Friedkin is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning fine art and street photographer based in New York City, New York, USA. He 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.

Jeffrey’s photos 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 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Jeffrey’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 20 of his photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jeffrey’s information and to take a look at his photographs.

Artist Biography

Jeffrey Friedkin is a fine art and street photographer, specializing in capturing the energy, vibrancy and isolation of New York City. Jeffrey is a juried photography member of the prestigious Salmagundi Art Club in NYC. He served on the Salmagundi board and was Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and assists the Chairman of the Photography Committee for the Salmagundi Art Club.

A multiple award-winning photographer, Jeffrey has widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the tristate area in addition to a large national and international presence. His work has been featured on various magazines, advertisements and news sites and is held in private collections, corporate businesses and clubs. A series of his photographs have been acquired by the Yuko Nii permanent collection at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Corcoran Legends Realty recently obtained numerous photos for their Westchester County offices.

Artist Statement

My photography employs a synthesis of the artistic eye and technology. My work focuses on New York life: the streets, people, architecture and nature. The lush rural landscapes and sparkling seascapes of the Hudson River Valley region equally inspire me and my images tell these stories.

Jeffrey’s work can be viewed on his website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Jaimie Ladysh 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.

Jaimie is an award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. Jaimie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Jaimie is a lens based interdisciplinary artist. Her work is rooted in place in a spiritual way within the natural world. She also studies nature through still life botanicals. Currently exploring digital with edited and some composited images, she prints the images on special papers, then further manipulates with hand-coloring, painting, and sometimes encaustics. The results are often described as ethereal. Whether representational or abstract, she seeks the little mysteries found when light models on forms and color.

Jaimie has a long use photography of traditional film and silver gelatin, Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Photograms, photo manipulations, infrared, and other alternative processes. As a fine art major, she began exploring hand tinting, coloring, and painting of photographs with oils, pencils, and water based media. She used 35 mm, 2 1/4 x 21/4, and toy cameras. Her work is archival; made with materials for longevity. She has been in many galleries, press, and venues. Pieces are in private, public, and corporate collections. All pieces are in limited editions of 10 or 15 in one or more sizes.

Jaimie was born in Ohio, and has lived in a variety of places in many states, The Netherlands, and Gabon in Africa. She earned a BFA from University of Montana with a certificate to teach. She has been an art educator in Houston for 30 years.

Artist Statement

Where Land Meets Sea

Rushing onto the land, then retreating back into the sea, tides are at once both constant and ever-changing. The water shapes the shorelines into a surprising and beautiful place of discovery. As a Thalassophile, a lover of the sea: I long for the eternally rhythmic and mesmerizing sounds at the water’s edge and draw healing strength from their energy.

Wandering the beaches, berms, and beyond, I search for revelations in the natural shorelines. I find relationships between the depth of the sea and our deep inner beliefs. Focusing on natural environments, looking for mystery, I am creating the visualization of my dreams.

In order to better convey the mystical, I print my images on archival hot press natural and Japanese papers. I embellish with hand-colored oil pencils, pan and stick dry pastels, and other media. In building layers of color, I try to reflect the deep and ageless stirrings of the sea.

Jaimie’s website is www.jladyshphoto.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Christopher Forslund has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  He will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Christopher Forslund is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer based in South Dakota, USA. He 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 his award package, Christopher 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 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Christopher’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 18 of his photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Christopher’s information and to take a look at his beautiful photographs.

Artist Biography

Christopher grew up in the rural, coastal mountains of California where he fell in love with the outdoors, photography, and the arts. From his early involvement with the Boy Scouts, through his law enforcement career, and then as a touring professional musician and now as a full time RVer, he has had the opportunity to travel, explore and capture much of this nation’s beauty though the art photography.

Artist Statement

There is so much more to capturing an image than just the technical aspects of photography. I strongly believe that an image can speak to the heart and when I am capturing an image, I attempt to use the existing light and color to convey the emotion that I feel in that moment. I truly desire to harness strong emotion through my images. I am drawn to our Nations beauty and am always excited when I have the opportunity to capture and share a new image.

Christopher’s work can be viewed on his website.

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To see more “Solo Art Series” winning artists, please visit our Solo Art Exhibition Archives.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik 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.

Maureen is an award-winning photographer based in Colorado, USA. Maureen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born in Minnesota. After attending college in Colorado, she stayed and never looked back. Working and traveling opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to creatively document her discoveries. She began making images of the American west in hopes of preserving the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west. Today, Maureen’s time is spent outdoors capturing the scenery, wildlife, and exploring other methods for interpreting and sharing what she sees and experiences along the way.

Maureen has accomplished many things with her photography including 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, Colorado, 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. Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Maureen’s goal is to continually look for new ways to challenge herself. That is what inspires her to never reject possibilities in subject matter.

Artist Statement

My techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between passionately abstract and doggedly figurative.

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

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Judith M Orcutt 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.

Judy is an award-winning artist based in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Judy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Judy Orcutt is a photographer from York, Pennsylvania. It is a lovely scenic area surrounded by Pennsylvania Dutch influence and rural beauty. She is a mainly self-taught artist. She has had art experience in calligraphy, pressed flower art, encaustics, and cold wax art. Her photography experience has been in the studio and with landscape work. Her delight is in photographing flowers and she has specialized in scanography which is what she is submitting here.

The flatbed scanner gives high resolution detail and consistent light and depth of field and shows great detail. It almost creates a 3D look. She finds this to be dramatic and enticing. She combines different botanicals and when the image is completed, there is an intense period of cleaning it up in PhotoShop as there is much debris. Her work is currently hanging in the Penn State Medical Health Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. Her work is also in many private collections. She now lives in Savannah, Georgia where coastal photography is calling her.

All of her art comes from the heart. She is a 25-year breast cancer survivor!!

Artist Statement

I fell in love with plants and botany when I studied them in Pharmacy School. The intricacies in design and the beautiful colors and the interactions with insects have fascinated me. Of course, the sheer beauty; and the gift we have been given fills my heart. I want to capture that to the best of my abilities. I have found that scanography (using the flatbed scanner as if it were my camera) is the best tool for me to accomplish this. The depth of field is shallow and that gives exquisite detail. It is almost as if the flower were in 3 dimensions. I hope you love my flowers as much as I do!

Judy’s website is www.quilligraphy.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Liza Botkin 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.

Liza award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Liza was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Liza Botkin was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from The Brearley School and attended Syracuse University and Hunter College. In 1971, Liza moved to Los Angeles where she worked 9 to 5, mostly in the entertainment industry.

After working as a studio manager for Michael Childers, she purchased a Leica CL camera, took a photography course at Fairfax High School and her photography career began.

During the 70s and early 80s she roamed the streets, department stores, markets and public gatherings of L.A. She entered competitions and was chosen to be in several publications and shows. In 1983, she stopped shooting, got married and her Leica sat in a drawer for the next 15 years. In early 1998, at her husband's urging, she brought the Leica out of the drawer, built a darkroom, and she’s been shooting and printing ever since.

Liza still hangs out in malls, markets and places where large groups of people tend to gather. She takes her camera with her every day, shooting "from the hip" because she doesn’t want people to be aware of her. She takes pictures where the subjects are weirdly but humorously interacting, in moments that amuse her and makes her smile when they come up in the developer.

Artist Statement

I was born and raised in New York City, but my photographic career began in Los Angeles in the 70s while I was working for photographers Michael Childers and Lou Stoumen, from whom I learned how to print.

I consider myself a street photographer, shooting from the hip, taking my camera with me wherever I go. I wander the streets of Los Angeles, spending much of my time in malls where, for many years, I’ve been documenting the preoccupation many people have with shopping.

Though I’ve never studied the art of photography in an academic setting, my work is deeply influenced and defined by that of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I, too, search for what he so aptly called “the decisive moment.”

Liza’s website is www.lizahbotkin.com/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Eileen E. Senter has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Eileen will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Eileen is an award-winning photographer and digital artist based in Texas, 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.

Eileen’s 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 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Eileen’s Artist Biography and her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Eileen’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography

Eileen E. Senter is a self-taught digital artist. She has always enjoyed art and dabbled in t-shirt painting, ceramics and clay molding. However, after retirement with the British Government 15 years ago, she chose photography as her medium of choice.

Her first camera was a Kodak instamatic but Eileen has never liked straight out of the camera images and very soon researched various software photography programs that would help her grow as an artist and showcase her artwork. She blends programs together, sometimes two to three times until she gets to the “aha moment!”

Eileen’s favorite subjects are wildlife, flowers, rural scenes for composites, anything in nature. Her work has been published in the Galveston Monthly magazines a few times.

Artist Statement

I am originally from Nottingham, England, now living in Texas with my Husband, who is my best friend and avid supporter of my work. I have always had a desire for photography but creating art is my true passion. I am self-taught and work with many digital programs using my images to create and compose with the desire of bringing to life what I see through the camera for a finished and combined work of art.

Eileen’s website is https://eileensenter.smugmug.com.

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