Congratulations to Lillian Anna Blouin for her acceptance into Fusion Art's Featured Artist Members Gallery.

Lillian Anna Blouin is an award-winning, hyper realistic artist based in Newport Beach, California, USA.

After receiving a BA in Illustration from Laguna College of Art and Design, she went on and built a successful career as an illustrator. However, after showcasing in several galleries within California, she quickly found much more fulfillment within the fine art community.

Lillian has a unique way of taking ordinary objects and creating surrealistic worlds. A devoted student of hyper-realism Lillian’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 was awarded 1st Place Overall/Best in Show for her artwork, "Disordered Mind," in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s 6th Annual “Patters, Textures & Forms” Online Art Exhibition in October 2022 and selected this Featured Artist membership as her award.

"Disordered Mind," uses the image of a Rubix Cube to symbolize a mind in turmoil. The mind of the cube has been scrambled, put in disarray, and even broken held together only in the most unstable of ways. This was meant to represent how many people felt after the pandemic, our minds tired and unfocused our plans broken and scrambled.  

Lillian also won 5th Place in LST’s  “Created in Isolation” Art Exhibition in the Spring/Summer of 2020.

She is a Fusion Art Featured Artist Member. Click below to visit her member artist webpage and to learn more about her.

https://www.fusionartgallery.art/lillian-anna-blouin/

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Barney Levitt has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Barney 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” archive.

Barney is an award-winning artist based in Massachusetts, 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, Barney will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Barney’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 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Barney’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his oil paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Barney’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography:

Barney Levitt has been creating ‘pictures’ ever since he was old enough to grip a crayon and scribble on his parents’ living room walls. He was given his first oil set when he was 10 years old, which set him on his destined path to becoming a professional artist. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from S.U.N.Y at Oswego, he never looked back.

He was greatly influenced by the works of the Dutch and Flemish masters and his highly detailed works in realism captures the viewers’ attention, for their unique and often humorous content. Humor and a strong narrative are key ingredients in his work, and he often uses a bright color palette in his paintings. His work ranges from classical still life set-ups to quirkier narrative pieces that invite the viewer to create a narrative of their own.

Titles are important to Barney as they give the viewer better insight into what he’s trying to convey. His work combines naturalistic detail with quirky offbeat compositions that often juxtapose ordinary objects in ways the viewer doesn’t expect.

Barney is a signature member of The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS), A Copley Society of Art Master, a member of The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), and Oil Painters of America (OPA). He is represented by several New England galleries.

Artist Statement:

The goal of my work is to capture the viewers' attention through humor and narrative. My work is highly detailed realism but often with an interesting twist which I hope will elicit a smile, or invite wonder and offer a narrative to spark the viewers' imagination. My subject matter incorporates natural objects like bird and wildlife, to beach stones, feathers, and other found objects. I look for material that evokes a sense of nostalgia; classic board games and antiques. My paintings are created layer by layer, as the details build slowly with each successive layer. I have a keen eye for detail and no detail is left undone in my work. Painting is my way of expressing my unique view of the world and my compositions often border on the surreal. The scenes often can't exist in reality, but the photographic detail would tell you otherwise.

Barney’s website is www.barneylevitt.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Caryn Coville 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.

Caryn is an award-winning artist based in New York, USA. Caryn was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 19th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Caryn Coville comes from a family of artists: her mother is an oil painter; her brother does woodturning; her uncle was a clothing designer and pastel artist and her grandmothers knitted and did crewel work.

Caryn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked in the corporate world for several years before deciding to stay home to raise her family. She continued to take art classes, experimenting in different mediums.

After moving to London for her husband’s employment, she took various classes and continued working in colored pencils. While there, she had the opportunity to travel. Her passion for travel has influenced her artwork. After moving back to New York, Caryn took classes in colored pencils with Arlene Steinberg, studied botanicals in watercolor with Rose Pelicano and East Asian brush painting with In K Kim, Carolyn Clarke, Sungsook Setton, Sally Feng Fader, Gladys Stewart and Gan Yu.

Her main concentration now is colored pencil and East Asian brush painting. Caryn also enjoys knitting.

Caryn is a five-year 'CPX' Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and is an Elected Member of the American Artists Professional League and a Juried Member of the National Art League. She is a featured artist in numerous art publications Caryn is a contributing artist in the book Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer by Arlene Steinberg.

Her award-winning work has been shown in solo gallery exhibits and she has participated in numerous national and international juried shows and group exhibitions. Caryn’s work is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Canada. Caryn currently resides with her husband on Long Island, NY.  

For more information on her publications, exhibitions and collectors, please visit her website, Facebook Page and Instagram.

Artist Statement

Art has always been part of my life. Throughout the years I have studied oils, printmaking, and watercolors but I loved working with colored pencils as soon as I discovered using them as a fine art medium. I work realistically, and I like the smooth texture and fine details that can be achieved with colored pencils. I am particularly attracted to the different effects that can be created and how portable colored pencils are.

My pieces are inspired by my love of nature, travel, and the beauty I find in everyday objects. I work from my own photo references and am always taking pictures as I never know where I’ll find inspiration. I look for subjects with interesting lighting and textures. My paintings start with a line drawing; and using a heated drawing board, I begin the process of applying pigment. Working with a light touch, I slowly build up and blend the color, sometimes adding up to twenty layers. I enjoy the process of watching my painting slowly emerge.

Primarily a colored pencil artist, I have enjoyed extending my artistry into other mediums. For the past several years I have enjoyed East Asian brush painting. I like the contrast between the very slow process of creating a colored pencil painting layer upon layer and the spontaneity of brush painting where I try to convey the essence of a subject by using minimal strokes of ink and watercolor. My latest journey has been into the world of alcohol ink painting.

Caryn’s art can be viewed at www.caryncoville.com.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Grace Diehl 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.

Grace is an award-winning artist based in the Hudson Valley area of New York, USA. Grace was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Grace’s art journey started when her father bought her her first artist box and supplies at the age of 11. Since that day, she has always been creating artwork. It wasn’t until after a couple of careers, marriage, and raising a family did she fully immerse into artwork and devote herself as a full time artist.

She propelled her skill through workshops and private lessons. She also completed a two-year drawing program at The Woodstock School of Art. She finds her inspiration and ideas from numerous sources. It could be from fabrics or musical lyrics and poetry. To express these, oil paints are her choice of medium.

Although she has been active in art exhibitions/competitions throughout her career, only lately has she become an immersed participant. In recent years, she has regularly volunteered and held a board position at a local art association. She has been juried into art memberships both national and international. She has exhibited at art galleries and her artwork resides in hundreds of private collections worldwide -- including one of her artworks currently floating around on a major cruise ship.

Grace and her husband currently reside in the southern Hudson Valley area of New York.

Artist Statement

I mainly paint from life. But, I do throw in conceptual pieces to add to my narratives. I enjoy works with a story.

Since I create still life paintings, I set up my props around an idea/concept. Lighting is very important to me. An advantage with studio set-ups is that I can arrange my lighting to fit my subjects.

To express my ideas and thoughts, I use oil paints. I find they are the perfect medium. Drawing, as well as painting, are my way of satisfying a deep feeling of expression/mood within myself. I feel it is my way of being heard in a noisy world.

When I am in my studio, I find solace and escape into my own world of whatever I create it to be.

Grace’s website is www.gracediehl.com.   

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ilene Silberstein has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ilene 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.

Ilene is an award-winning artist based in New York City, NY, 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, Ilene will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Ilene’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 17th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography

Ilene Silberstein attended Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving a AS degree in Fashion Design. After 10 years of designing clothes for various companies she left to raise a family and complete a BS degree in Visual Arts at SUNY College at Old Westbury. At the same time, she was also actively working at a flower design shop, Branching Out in Port Washington.

In 2009, she became Co-President of The Art Guild, located in Manhasset, New York, serving the greater New York with classes, workshops and gallery opportunities. The Art Guild has over 300 members.

Flowers, gardening, nature and crafts have always appealed to Ilene. She has abundant gratitude for a calming unspoiled outdoor location. Her natural inclination is to paint moments where light is the main attraction. She wants to emphasize the energy created by the shadows and the glow of the highlights. She uses Color to create vitality and vibration and her work tends to focus on organics, figures, the trappings of life and nature.

Ilene sometimes thinks her work should be more socially critical, but she paints what she is drawn to. She paints what makes her excited, so she continues to return to similar themes.

Ilene works in pastel, oil and mosaic and has studied with the late Anthony Palombo, Howard Rose, Christine LaFuente, Greg Kruetz and Shelli Robiner-Ardizzone, Jackie Kamin and Robert A. Johnson.

She has exhibited at The Art Guild, The Graphic Eye Gallery, The Atelier at Flowerfield, Suburban Art League and the National Art League.

Artist Statement

I love to paint from life - still life or landscape. I was a florist for many years, I had the luxury of being around the beautiful colors, shapes and scents of the fresh flowers as well all the matter we used to create the arrangements which is my inspiration. Many of the flowers I paint are taken from my garden.

My painting substrate preference is oil on board because I like the way the paint glides across the surface. It is hard for me to start but the anticipation of setting up a still life and what will come of it is a thrill. And I keep coming back to it over and over again.

Ilene’s website is www.ilenesilberstein.com.

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