Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Donna McGee 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.

Donna is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Donna 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.

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

Artist Biography

Donna McGee has developed a unique style in her art. Encompassing a diverse range of influences arising out of her love of travel, not least, to the spectacular coastlines of Ireland. Observing and capturing the restless elemental forces of this landscape and celebrating its timeless beauty is central to her work.

Donna is drawn to the allure of stormy skies, vibrant sunsets and the transformative effects of the ever-changing light, revealing a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary. It creates an emotional response and a spiritual connection within the wonder of nature. She likes to work in oils and coupled with the use of a palette knife and the build-up of rich, tactile texture, her interpretation of the subject matter is transformed rather than merely recorded. She also enjoys the freedom of expression in the painting of abstract.

Creating art is an avenue for Donna to connect with a very large community of like-minded people. She is self-taught, but returned to college a number of times to study in the field of digital media production and marketing as she felt those skills were a must to survive in the art world. She appreciates the value in knowing that her work as an artist brings joy to others and considers it an absolute honour. It enables her to continue her passion in life— that is of course, painting!

Artist Statement

As a visual artist, working for over 20 years from my studio in Dublin, inspiration surrounds me by observing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape. Expressing the extraordinary in the ordinary and a wish to share that magic with you. Taking note of the transformative effects of light on the subject matter can create mood and atmosphere – a luxurious mix of photo-realistic / abstract / ethereal / surreal qualities.

I like to paint places that I have visited that linger on my mind. Forever, drawn to the allure of brilliant sunsets, stormy skies contrasted against the rhythmic force of the ocean. I am spoilt for choice with Irelands’ stunning scenery – the Wild Atlantic Way – 1,600 miles of rugged coastal beauty. Also, Ireland’s Ancient East, the land of myths and legends, and the birthplace of Irish culture.

Oil paint is my favourite medium because of its vibrancy, a fusion of tones or rich and vivid colour. Coupled with the use of a palette knife, great tactile effects with layers of texture can be achieved. Best results happen when many layers are built up but it can be a slow process because of the drying time. I like to take creative license by adding surrealist elements to add to the mood of a painting. My process tends to me more intuitive rather than analytical as I am self-taught.

Donna’s website is www.donnamcgee.ie.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paula Rozov 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 artist based in North Carolina, USA. Paula 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.

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 Rozov’s art education began as an adult in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River on the Appalachian Trail, a “spiritual place” that nurtures the time, space and breath needed for aesthetic exploration. Her mentor for eight years was Aidron Duckworth, PhD, sculptor, who had worked and taught all over the world. She completed a degree with the human figure as my focus followed by eight years of formal drawing and painting instruction.

Paula’s final study, "When God Was a Man", was completed at Vermont College of Norwich University with a thesis and full gallery show. Through the years, she has been fortunate to be included in juried shows and galleries as she moved around and traveled from east to west coast and back, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Paula taught in public school, in business and privately. She was born and raised on the beautiful coast of North Carolina and is happy to be back.

Artist Statement

With life come first impressions, from birth to the end whether we honor them or not, they are a true thing about us. The control we have over them is questionable, even when we are trying to think about it. If I am true to it, my imagery will be honest, as the first time I glimpsed a thing. That is the challenge - to leave the essence with each stroke of the knife or brush. It's the reason we put so much stock in the images produced by children. There is no editorializing, no second guessing, just the first true thought or vision - no hint of everything going on at the time whether pleasing or excruciatingly mundane or tragic or sad. I have found over the years that I know in the moment, that which I will want to carry with me. I will want to see it again and feel and smell that moment again. Painting brings me back to it, looking and thinking, trying to prevent time from taking its toll. It is ​a process I will always love.

Paula’s website is www.paularozovart.weebly.com.

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The gallery’s competition for July 2022 was the 12th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s August 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Seascapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art. The submission process and competition for the artists began in June 2022 and concluded on July 27, 2022.

The gallery received 556 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, as well as from 28 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into two media categories.  Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital categories.  Due to a limited number of 3 Dimensional entries, these artworks have been included in the Painting & Other Media category. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2022. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 12th Annual “Seascapes” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Please go to the results of the Seascapes Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category to read about each of these artists.

Top 20 Painting & Other Media Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Painting & Other Media artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Seascapes Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Top 20 Photography & Digital Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Photography & Digital artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Seascapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

Special Merit Award Category

In order to streamline our exhibitions, make them simpler to navigate and give artists fewer pages to visit, the Special Merit Category is being merged into the Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital Category pages.

 

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