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Hello to my friends around the world!

I am very happy to introduce you to

Maria Zelasko Tomaselli, Contemporary Abstract Artist, who is exhibiting at the

2019 New York Art Expo, Pier 90, Booth 120 from April 4th to April 7th! 

Please leave comments for Maria here

or if you have any questions about her art works visit her website.  /https://mariatomaselliart.com/

 

“A Rising Star”

Maria Zelasko Tomaselli

Contemporary Abstract Awarded Artist

Like a rising star, Maria Zelasko Tomaselli has achieved major creative success during 2018 and 2019.  During this time, Maria’s inspiration gave her the courage to express herself through the arts, as never before.

She has received Certificates of Achievement in two international exhibitions and a place with a gallery in the world’s most famous Art Expo.

She has created ninety new mixed media art works and along with that she has found her unique art language which includes a poetic title for each work of art.

Where did this rising star come from?

Born in Poland, Maria was raised by her father Anthony and her mother Janina Zelasko near the village of Brzezna.  Her childhood was blessed with a natural farm setting and a supportive, loving family.  As a young girl, she was immersed in the beauty of nature.  Surrounded by pastures, forests and the security of her place within her family and in this small community, Maria grew more and more aware of nature and also how people within the farming community interacted to the various cycles of nature.  When she was ten, Maria recalls creating a “Monet” style painting of a cherry tree in bloom at the Brzezna elementary school.  She remembers feeling a magical joy as she painted and amazement with the finished art work.  As she grew older, these memories and the foundation they provided for her creativity, has never left her.

Maria was twenty-two when she moved to New York to live with her brother Anthony and her viewpoint began to expand with new and vibrant experiences.  She studied English at Brooklyn College and Hunter College in New York and she obtained her U.S.A. Citizenship.  Living in New York, she was fascinated by the immense energy that can only be found in New York. N.Y., U.S.A.

DETAIL STORM OF ILLUSION Acrylic Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

Now, Maria’s mixed media art works spring from the memories of her delightful childhood in Poland and her many years of marriage, having children, working and living in the U.S.A. in large cities and small country communities.   Maria’s experimental mixed media art works emerge from her solid and devoted commitment to her own creative process. Her own internal personal reaction to all that she senses becomes the essence of her creations.

About six years ago, Maria went with determination to an art shop, purchased supplies and began to paint with acrylics.  Then she experimented with mixed media using egg shells, fabric and many other objects.  She receives support from family, friends and the internet.  Maria says, “The artist’s world has changed today.  I have had great exposure for my art works and incredible feedback on the internet.  It is amazing to have artist friends around the world.”  She has been invited to exhibit in 2019 at a gallery in France through a Linked in friend’s suggestion. Maria began to sell her artworks from her home studio several years ago.

PREDICTION OF LIFE Mixed Media Acrylic on paper 12 x 12 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

The first half of her creative process is the physical making of the art work.  The second half that truly completes her creations is the inclusion of a poetic title.

While creating the mixed media art work, she is fearless in avoiding a similar scale and only one media.  Her art works evolve moment by moment as lines and shapes float to the surface of her awareness and are integrated with found objects.  She simply chooses her materials and creates her masterpieces with complete integrity.

After the physical art work is completed, the second half of her creation is the poetic title. She is courageously true to herself as she recognizes which emotion has been expressed.  Then she creates the edge of a poem for the title.   These lines of poetry that she conceives as her titles seem to resonate with the very core of our human emotional experience.

It is unusual to conceive of a title as being of such importance to a work of art.  However, the poetry in her titling is an essential part of these creations.  Her titles are rivers of ancient and modern dreams.  They spill over with a medieval connotation and there is a particular contemporary edge within each title.

MODERN CONFLICT Acrylic 24 x 30 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

We can relate to these poetic titles in a micro-personal manner or view the poetic titles with a macro-universal perspective.  The relationship to the work is up to the viewer.  Although this has certainly been done before, combining poetry with art is Maria Zelasko Tomaselli’s particular spark of genius and within each series of art works, the poetry and the images merge together to form an unflinching view of our world.

 

GATE OF THE RAINBOW Mixed Media on paper 12 x 12 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved –

 

In an earlier and more playful artwork, “Gate of the Rainbow,” she paints a quirky door in the middle of a luminous and puffy space, as if it is waiting for someone to open it.  This can become an energetic, hopeful and playful promise to the viewer.

 

INDESTRUCTIBLE SEQUENCE Mixed Media 18 x 24 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli

The mixed media artwork “Indestructible Sequence” can be read as an expression of the age of technology or any other stressful situation and how we may become emotionally locked into a repeating pattern of dependency.

 

GARDEN ROMANCE Acrylic on paper 18 x 24 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

 

While the acrylic painting “Garden Romance” with a few strokes and drops of acrylic paint expresses the joy and delight of romance and the viewer may see brilliant flowers and dancing people within these shapes.

 

VENDETTA OF A FALLEN TYRANT Mixed Media Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2019 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Within “Vendetta of a Fallen Tyrant,” Maria is exploring many different textures and layering much deeper on the canvas.  There is a particular sense of past and present in this art work as seen in the areas on the left side of the painting and in the lower right corner are definitely receding, in the distance, from another time. We can see these areas as separate and apart from the lines running horizontally across the lower half of the left side which serve to further emphasize this distance.  These lines can express to the viewer that there can be no entrance even though they are as slender as threads!  One can imagine faces in the upper portion and two or three figures in the bottom on the left side.  The lower right corner containing white allow us to enter this image but we are aware of the triangular shape and we move past this upon the thin white lines to embrace the solid textured golden ground.  There is no exit from this island of gold suggesting even further that a safe haven has been reached. When I consider the poetic title and look deeply at this art work, I feel that the fallen tyrant is captured in the dark areas of this canvas and although the title suggests a continuing vendetta, I see that a war has been won by the secure golden ground!

I believe it is important to see and understand that Maria is presenting, in all of her poetic titles and within her images a clear and uncompromising view of the pain of darkness, the anguish of loss, the inevitable human passage into death or mini deaths of our personality.  In this sense, she reminds us of the Spanish legend of “El Duende,” the spirit wind that carries the story about the dark edges of humanity to the storyteller, poet, performer or painter.  “Vendetta of a Fallen Tyrant” is just such a poetic art work.

When asked to talk about her poetic titles Maria says, “I take my time before I name my work! This is very important to me.  Sometimes this can take a few days as I carefully chose the title!  I like my titles to be mysterious, contradicting and dramatic!”

It is rare to find an artist that brings to our world continuous creative gifts through her art works.  Remarkably, these art works express the world of naturally fleeting emotional moments experienced throughout the centuries.  Maria Zelasko Tomaselli’s art language is characterized by her authentic and unique expression of quintessential emotions, her mastery of the materials and her use of poetic Universal titles.

SKETCH OF CRYING DANCE Acrylic 36 X 24 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Maria is currently studying at LWSA with Laara WilliamSen, Art Educator and International Professional Painter of Canada.  She is now in her Fourth Semester and completed her first three semesters with a Certificate of Achievement in Painting and Professional Development scoring an A plus grade.  She continues her studies at LWSA in Private Tutorial Classes.

THE INTERIOR OF DEATH Acrylic 22 x 28 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2019 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Maria’s states her intention in creating her artwork, “When my art works are finished, I hope that my viewers will get a piece of me, my life, my imagination and a deeper look into my soul! But as my titles go, I want to engage them into thinking and that’s the reason I stay mysterious!”

Through out her latest series of art works, MODERN CONFLICT, Maria seems to be asking us to look deeply at not only her world but also our own way of thinking and being in our world.

SCAR OF INNOCENCE Mixed Media 24 x 24 inches Maria Zelasko Tomaselli 2018 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

So how did this rising star accomplish her achievements!

In May of 2018, she began confidently to enter Art Competitions and also began plans for her first solo exhibition.

In June of 2018, she was honored to be awarded a Certificate of Excellence for being selected as one of the top 50 artists in the 27th Artavita International Online Contest, U.S.A.

Because of that Award, she was invited by the Artavita gallery to join a major art event.  She accepted and now is a participant in the 2019 New York Art Expo, Pier 92 which runs from April 4 – 7th. 2019.

This year she also received from the Circle Foundation Arts, an Artist of the Year Award Finalist Certificate as one of the top 150 runners up.

As a result of this award, she is now represented online as a Featured Artist by the Circle Art Foundation in France and she is featured in their upcoming  March 2019 issue of the “Spotlight,” magazine.

Her solo exhibition at Wooster Hollow Café in Ridgefield, CT, U.S.A. during December, January and finishing in February 2019 was very successful!

Maria Zelasko Tomaselli’s contemporary abstract artworks are held in private collections throughout the U.S.A.

Be sure you visit our rising star,

Maria Zelasko Tomaselli

in booth 120

at the 2019 New York Art Expo

at Pier 90. 

She will be in attendance from April 4th to April 7th.

For more information you can leave her a message at her website

/https://mariatomaselliart.com/

Laara WilliamSen

Author, Art Educator, International professional painter,

Vancouver Mainland, B.C. CANADA

So very best wishes to all of my friends!  Please feel free to share this article wherever you wish to.  Love and Light to All!

 


Hello to my Dear Friends all around the world!

I hope all is well with you.  I have some more exciting news.  The artprintsforcharity.com website is now complete and there is unique solo exhibition featuring Art Prints for Charity to celebrate this website opening and to raise funds for BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL.

There are 186 images to choose from and when you make your donation you receive an email with instructions about how to download your high quality print.  No packages or parcels will be sent.  50% of all Art Prints donations are given to charity!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

 

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

 

Please visit both the website artprintsforcharity.com and if possible come to the solo exhibition at Pelican Rouge Cafe.  The solo exhibition of my artworks is on for the whole month of November and you can make a bid in the Silent Auction! Below are all the details!

A New Art Exhibition

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From November 1st to 30th

50% of all proceeds

Donated

To Charity!

and Silent Auction of Original Artworks

 

Visit with

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at the

Meet the Artist Party

And celebration of http:artprintsforcharity.com website

November 24th 7 – 9pm!

 

Come to

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15142 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C.

Call Laara WilliamSen at 604 560 4269 for information.

 

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Love and Light to All

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

OH AND PS – I WANT TO HAVE UP TO FOUR CHARITIES ON artprintsforcharity.com so if you know of a worthy charity PLEASE LET ME KNOW!  laara63@gmail.com

 

 


5 ELEMENTS - Earth #4 Original acrylic 24 x 36 inches April 2013 (c) - Copyrighted All rights reserved - Copy - CopyHello my Dear Fiends around the world!

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I am the solo artist at the Carl Benz Cloud University online for the month of September, 2015!

Here is the website address: https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

They did an interview with me that I found totally engaging and I hope you will enjoy this too.  I also have 30 images up for you to view; some new and some old but all of my favorites.  My biography is there as well as my artist statement.

And many thanks to my good friend Immo Jalass who recommended me for this exhibition!  Thanks Immo!  None of this would have been possible without you!  Also I really appreciate the introduction that you wrote and I also hope that viewers may have a playful and possible spiritual experience while visiting!  You can view his amazing digital artworks here: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/

Very Best Regards and many thanks to the Chancellor of The Carl Benz Cloud University, Mr. Manfred Schoenebeck for accepting my artworks for this solo exhibition and special thanks to Mr. Hans-Peter Bergner, the IT Consultant who did all of the exhibition online editing!

I am also delighted to mention that Sherri of Belle Fusion has accepted me along with seven others to be a part of an advertisement through Van City that will be going out to 4.3 million people this week!  Here is her tagline about me!

Laara WilliamSen  – Discover and Experience her dynamic paintings! Her paintings are held in private collections around the world and the permanent collections of PAUL GETTY III MUSEUM, Italy, BUIRO KULTURY, Poland and THE BOSTON ART LIBRARY, U.S.A.  https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

This advertisment is about an upcoming Allure + Prestige: Picasso & Rembrandt event in Vancouver on September 17th.  For more information about this event please go to facebook Belle Fusion Art Event Group.

Most of all thank you to you my dear friends for your ongoing support over the years!  This is what means the most to me.  I wish you all much success, happiness and peaceful times!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

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Wayset1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Wayset1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

 Hello to my Dear Friends around the world! Sending you lots of good wishes for happiness and creativity! 

 

 

IMMOS JALASS International Contemporary Artist

IMMOS JALASS International Contemporary Artist

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Immo Jalass, an International Contemporary Artist, who has made astounding creative growth from his youthful drawings to his art work of today; an infinite exploration of creating original digitally created works of art!  Please enjoy the gallery at the end of the article, where you can click on each image and hope you enjoy as well as the enlarged images of his vibrant art works throughout the interview! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH IMMO JALASS,

International Contemporary Artist on March 20th, 2015

Hello Immo

Here are a few questions that we can start with and please just answer in the way you feel most comfortable.

Were you creative as a child and if so how old were you and what do you remember from this experience?

At the age of fourteen, I started drawing with pencil and ink; all the old farm houses in Hamburg-Volksdorf and the landscapes around.

When did you realize that you were an artist?

An Art scene 4 de Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserves

An Art scene 4 de Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserves

At the age of twenty-six, on Ibiza working with pencils, color pencils, ink, gouache, water color and oil; working out themes oriented on the figuetrees, the rockets, the sandbeaches and the water.  Doing sketching and drawing sessions with a sculptor friend.

What has influenced your artworks. Other artists, Teachers, (I am referring to your artwork before you transitioned) ?

Jens Cords in Hamburg. He was preparing his own oil colors. My sculptor friend on Ibiza and many other artists around as Bechthold, David Walsh.

Did you have any formal training?

No, never. I am completely self taught. As such I have been working for the Famous Artists Schools in Amsterdam as an Art Instructor for more than a year.

When you began to transition to digital art, what led you to do this?

Already in 1972, I did some theoretical study on computer basics in Amsterdam.

In 1994, I started to work with my first own computer inspired by a friend in Hamburg, just for interest and

in 1998 I began my first artistical approaches with Corel Draw. It has been just the curiosity searching for new possibilities to express the feelings and thoughts of my life.

Can you explain the difference in media – one is very tactile and the other is created through technology – how does this affect your process?

I wouldn’t say that the difference in media affects or affected the process of creating. I am loving, for example, all the possibilities of getting a change in color and structure on a whole picture with a few mouse clicks. On the other hand, I am some times too lazy to work out more details.

 

Now I am creating digital art works since years and some of them makes me look at them again, again and again, wondering some times how have I been able to create this whatever. Associating the world around and reflecting my feelings, means giving my interpretation. Sometimes I feel like being some kind of an organism directed by the subconscious, by feelings, moments, situations, technical possibilities, wondering what will come out next.

Asappeared70 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Asappeared70 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Asfigured 1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted all rights reserved

Asfigured 1a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted all rights reserved

Can you talk about your art making process a little bit in the transition work?

4 Bild245 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Bild245 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

In most cases I started with one or two photos. In the meantime though, it has been a long time since I started with a completely new photo. In fact, today there is already a huge stock of existing digitally created art works and more often it happens that I go on working on already existing pictures, from which new pictures are created. Furthermore, I am more often copying an existing picture into another already-existing art work, giving transparency to it, and thus making a completely new picture, where new forms and colors appear as if they were coming out of infinity. These new forms and pictures can end up taking forms and shapes that I myself, have not even thought of. Fortunately, as a digital artist I am able to go on working on an existing picture without losing the original (the first) picture. In this situation a whole new motif-sequence can develop.

Do you choose a theme or series of art works or do you work one at a time.

I am working on all my art works one after the other, some times only just a few things, often until a new variation is created worth to be saved as a completely new art work or just a new piece in an existing series. Seldom having a certain theme, it is mostly a completely unconscious process choosing a theme to work on.

5 Bild372 Original Art by IMMOS JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Bild372 Original Art by IMMOS JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

What is your greatest accomplishment that you are happy about in your career as a professional artist

In Progress: “Future Fun Conquest“ a digitally created art show by Immo Jalass at the Carl Benz Cloud University. A new kind of art meets a new kind of Gallery. The opening will be on the 30th of march this year.

Have you had any interviews or reviews and if so can we link this page to them so our readers can learn more about you?

  1. Solomon Walker writing about me on the occasion of my solo exhibition “Immos universe” at the MoDFA (autumn 2014):  http://galeriejalass.tripod.com
  2. ArticulAction’s interview with me on:  http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/interviewed.htm
  3. Several reviews on http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/rezensionen.htm

Do you have any comments or thoughts that may improve the current contemporary art world?

Generally needed is the development of facilities to show digital art works. For example galleries equipped with digital displays (best without a frame), public displays to show more digitally created art, displays for the office and nice private displays for the living rooms.

6 Ongame Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Ongame Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All Rights Reserved

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for emerging artists just beginning in digital art?

Should emerging artists have been working with pencil and ink before starting in digital art? The technical possibilities are developing. Should they start working on some kinds of drawing pads? Sketching their ideas on paper or digitally? Other possibilities? New possibilities?

7 Scapecheck1 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Scapecheck1 Original Art by IMMO JALASS (c) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Those are interesting suggestions for emerging artists!  I believe as you have suggested that both sketching first or going right to the digital program that allows for sketching are excellent possiblities.  Thank you Immo.

Do you have a c.v. (artists resume) and can you please send it to me

Please see: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/cvita.htm

Please list any Awards!

Wildfacing2a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

Wildfacing2a Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted 2015 All rights reserved

 

Your questions are covering all important facts regarding my art work and its developement during all the years. More details can be found on my homepage at http://galeriejalass.tripod.com

Please visit the above link to know more about Immo Jalass!

Thank you very much for your interest and your effort in realizing this show of my work.

 

 

 

9 Whocome5dd Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

9 Whocome5dd Original Art by IMMO JALASS (C) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Thank you so much Immo. It is a pleasure to feature your amazing creativity as well as your successful international art career!

Thanks to Solomon Walker, I will now include an important quote regarding IMMO JALASS’ artworks:

Solomon Walker commenting on Immo Jalass: “Immo Jalass is an autodidact.; a self-taught extraordinary creative artist, whose vast body of captivating artwork journeys through several fertile decades, touching on nearly all the major art movements of the 20th century. And, given all that, the most surprising thing about Immo’s artistic output is, that the work remains unique and totally Immo Jalass, even in this early dawn of the 21st century. Teamed with an enthusiastic curiosity that fuels his vision, his creative input and output is tremendous. He is a thoughtful and generous being, who is always ready to share his knowledge and to lend assistance to his fellows. I highly recommend Immo Jalass for any artistic endeavours he pursues or that are proposed for him; and of course, I highly support and recommend his artist work to buyers and collectors at all levels.”

 

For further information or to purchase Immo Jalass` art work

IMMO JALASS International Contemporary Artist

IMMO JALASS International Contemporary Artist

please contact him at nemhja@upcmail.nl 

or visit website http://galeriejalass.tripod.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://laarawilliamseninternationalprofessionalpainter.com


ARTIST’S MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Ashley Jackson, Canadian Painter, Surrey, B.C., Canada

It is rare that we see a mature and successful transformation of the art materials in an emerging artist. However Ashley Jackson has achieved this and more!  Her passion, clarity of purpose, vision and flawless technique are definitely that of an authentic artist!

 

SOUL Original art work 24 x 36 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

SOUL Original art work 24 x 36 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

As a young five year old child, Ashley was drawing and finger painting. She remembers that she was always very attracted to colors. So even at this tender age, Ashley was confidently creating her own originals by changing a blue sky to purple or white flowers to pinks.  She knew from the beginning that she was entitled to her own creative process and she changed the forms and colors to her liking.

Ashley attended Springvale Primary School in Centurion, South Africa.   It felt right to her to stay within the lines as one teacher suggested and this was the early beginnings of her beautiful symbolic art works.

Ashley moved to South Surrey, B.C., Canada in 2001 and attended Semiahmoo Secondary School.  She excelled in her art classes and loved learning how to use various media such as pastels, pencils, acrylics and clay.  She found her teachers were very helpful.  Once again, in her teenage years, she began to incorporate certain symbols into her art works furthering the use of lines. She loved to do tribal work and drew many faces.  This education definitely contributed to her strength as an artist.

Her true foundation and education in art was accomplished during six years of private tutorial with Chris Lagalisse, Artist and  Art Educator.  Chris Lagalisse studied at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He has a Bachelor of Arts and Education Degree and is a licensed instructor.  Her private tutorials were at the Neighbourhood Art Studio in White Rock, B.C.  Chris Lagalisse’s creative guidance and critiques immensely assisted Ashley to gain true confidence in herself as an artist and to develop her own unique art language.

TRIBOLITE Original art work 20 x 30 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

TRIBOLITE Original art work 20 x 30 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Working in her own studio she began to experiment by adding various materials to the acrylic paint such as sand, wood, or beads.  She now creates her works of art using totally archival materials.

When Ashley paints she feels electrified and explosive.  Her sense of physical space and time fades away.  She believes that she is that divinely guided and inspired.  She receives vibrational energies and visions that she recreates in her amazing art works.  Her clear use of line and symbols as well as mixed media has formed the basis of Ashley Jackson’s resolved works of art.

INDIGO Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

INDIGO Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

Ashley is very aware of all the challenges people face in their minds.  She experienced a difficult time of shadows and her faith has brought her into a place full of optimism and light. She adds,

“That is why I use rich, intense colors and exhilarating energy. Creation is larger than us. I know it’s not just me!  I am being guided to paint these messages of love and hope.  I really can see that.”

Her intention once she has completed an artwork is that this may become a message of love and hope.  She believes that people need to experience something beautiful.  Ashley says, “I am trying to reach the viewer’s soul and leave an imprint of Light, Love, Hope and any positive emotion that will help to shift their energy, even if only for a brief moment.”

LIFE Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

LIFE Original artwork 16 x 20 inches by Ashley Jackson 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

She has completed several portrait commissions and among these paintings is a portrait of a young boy who died at the age of 13 years.  She was able to intuit his surroundings and paint these surroundings accurately which made his family and friends very happy.  When she paints a new portrait she likes to show the subject’s personal growth and those particular surroundings that have deep meaning to them.

Ashley exhibited at the Fleetwood Festival of the Arts,  Fleetwood 84th Ave Cafe, StreetFEST, Surrey,B.C. Canada August 3rd, 2014.  There she created a community painting with her words “Hope and Love” in the centre and she invited others to add their own thoughts. The title of the painting is “Community” and it is sized 24 inches x 36 inches.  This spontaneous interactive creation helped to strengthen the values of each individual who participated and of the whole community that viewed the art work!

Rick Hart President of Fleetwood Community Association with Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter COMMUNITY PAINTING 24 x 36 inches

Rick Hart President of Fleetwood Community Association with Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter COMMUNITY PAINTING 24 x 36 inches

She has also exhibited at the Arnold Mikelson Festival of the Arts, White Rock, B.C., Canada in July, 2013.  During October 2014, she did a collaborative art exhibition, “A Life in Spirit and Color,” featuring her artworks and the artworks of Kevin Jordan, Canadian Painter at the Mind and Matter Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada.

Ashley Jackson is an outstanding Canadian painter and she has artworks held in private collections in Canada, Australia, Japan and Africa.

Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter

Ashley Jackson Canadian Painter

 

 

For further information

or to purchase an original Ashley Jackson art work

please visit her Website www.ashleyoriginals.com 

or email her at ashley-jackson@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C., Canada


I am very happy to share the news of Sue Foerster and Lilian Ghazarian’s exhibition LOOKING THROUGH THE MIND’S CONSCIOUSNESS.  Please see the details below and visit the Aurora Public Library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to see their art works before the closing on November 3rd, 2014!

 

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My cousin, Leah Seabrook, who is a very talented watercolor painter, invited me to come “up country” to Quesnel, B.C. and stay for ten days.

My cousin, Leah Seabrook, Canadian watercolor painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

My cousin, Leah Seabrook, Canadian watercolor painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Peony in the Rain Original watercolor donated to International Art Cafe Auction for Charity, Flordia, USA by LEAH SEABROOK, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Peony in the Rain Original watercolor donated to International Art Cafe Auction for Charity, Flordia, USA by LEAH SEABROOK, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. and the creator of the INVITATIONS!

BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. and the creator of the INVITATIONS!

As soon as I arrived Leah said to me that we were going to pick up my invitations!  I said, “What invitations?”  And she replied, “To the Raptor Ridge Lawn Party next Sunday so that the Quesnel artists can come and get to know you!”  Brenda Gardiner, with a very big smile, had the invitations ready for pick up and I was so happy to meet her!  She is a joyful, caring person and also a very talented Crafter.

Later in the week, I visited Krista    studio and viewed her new series of large abstract art works that really tell the story of a soul’s journey.  While there, I also met two of her students.

After a day or two, we met her daughter Carla and Carla’s husband, Rick along with grandson Josh and great grandaughter Tina!  I was definitely feeling the joy of Leah’s life and that great Cariboo energy!

Another afternooon, Elizabeth Waldorf, the art coordinator of the Quesnel Art Gallery met with us and opened up the main gallery so that we could view the solo exhibit of Jim Savage.  Later, he invited me to meet him at the gallery and I was happy to critique his very dramatic landscape paintings.

I had a very enjoyable visit at the studio of Sybille Muschik who is an art educator, lithographer and painter.  Thursday I was invited to drop in to the painting group at the Quesnel Art Center where Sybille teachs and I met several of her students. I enjoyed viewing the student’s artwork and chatting with each of them.  Antoinette who arrived as I was about to leave gave me a gift of “Woad.”  These are seeds and when I plant them and they grow, I will be able to harvest a blue color; the same blue that the warriors of Scotland used to paint their faces!  Thank you so much Antoinette!

We went Quading on Leah’s property.  So much fun – up and down ravines, across fields and right over little trees!  I had forgotten how lush and green the landscape is around Quesnel.  As we toured her property on the Quad, I met two horses, saw the beautiful ponds and delighted in the sparkling yellow leaves against their white trunks nestled in between the evergreens.   I felt totally immersed in the beautiful Cariboo countryside!

 

SASA - Leah Seabrook's beautiful dog!

SASA – Leah Seabrook’s beautiful dog!

Sasa, Leah’s Anatolian Shepherd is a gentle, white, fluffy giant and she did a good job of barking to keep the old bear away from the apple tree.  Leah has a tread mill and a hot tub so I exercised and relaxed in the minerals that she puts into her hot tub.  The wild Shaggy Mane and Parasol mushrooms were up, so Leah would go and pick a bucket full and we had lots of stir fries with these absolutely delicious mushrooms!

One evening, a good friend of Leah’s, Shirley Lawlor invited us to her ranch and we had a bonfire.  I met more horses and had the most delicious fresh vegetables for dinner, prepared straight from Shirley’s garden.  It was a great time and I found a new friendship with Shirley!

 

 

 

 

BEAVER POND Original acrylic 30 x 60 inches Laara WilliamSen 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved  Collection of Leah Seabrook, Quesnel, B.C. Canada

BEAVER POND Original acrylic 30 x 60 inches Laara WilliamSen 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved Collection of Leah Seabrook, Quesnel, B.C. Canada

 

On Saturday the 19th of September, I painted a special canvas for Leah!  Although we had been planning an abstract, as I painted the work evolved into trees and a stream.  When she first viewed it she exclaimed, “It’s my beaver pond!”  I am so delighted that she is pleased with her painting!

I also met Pat Hartley.from Nazko, B.C. and learned that she lives on the shore of a small private lake, has amazing cats and is another extemely talented watercolorist!  I really enjoyed the time we spent with Pat and look forward to meeting up with her again!  Another new friend!

On Sunday, September 20th the artists and friends came in the afternoon and I really, really enjoyed the welcome and especially I enjoyed viewing all of their unique creations.

The visitors to Leah’s Raptor Ridge Lawn party donated food for the Salvation Army Food Bank and we collected two big baskets full!

Attending the Raptor Ridge Garden Party were

Betty Anne Russell and her grandaughter and Emily (Alston) Scholen,

 

EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Original Watercolor EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN, Canadian Painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Original Watercolor EMILY ALSTON SCHOLEN, Canadian Painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

Kasandra Bardell (from Vernon) and her sister Jan

KASANDRA BARDELL Canadian painter with one of her unique creations.  www.okanaganartistsofcanada.com

KASANDRA BARDELL Canadian painter with one of her unique creations. http://www.okanaganartistsofcanada.com

Crop of Original painting on Rice Paper KASANDRA BARDELLL, Canadian Painter, Vernon, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Crop of Original painting on Rice Paper KASANDRA BARDELLL, Canadian Painter, Vernon, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Ellen Facey

Maggy Ferguson-Domais

Pat Hartley and her mother Edna

Prints of original watercolors PAT HARTLEY, Canadian painter, Nazko, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Prints of original watercolors PAT HARTLEY, Canadian painter, Nazko, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Daniela Bodman

MOLOKAI Original acrylic 24 x 48 inches DANIELA BODMAN, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

MOLOKAI Original acrylic 24 x 48 inches DANIELA BODMAN, Canadian painter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Elaine Ross

Judy Easy

Jude Pederson

JUDE PEDERSON Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

JUDE PEDERSON Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C., Canada

Original Decoupage by JUDE PEDERSON, Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Original Decoupage by JUDE PEDERSON, Canadian Craft Artist, Quesnel, B.C. Canada 2014 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved

Brenda Gardiner

Original Designs from found objects BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist for more information -  fabulous58i@shaw.ca 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Original Designs from found objects BRENDA GARDINER Canadian Craft Artist for more information – fabulous58i@shaw.ca 2014 (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Honey Affleck

Jim Savage

The wife of Heinz J. Franzke (so sorry forgot to write down your first name!)

Original wooden crafts by HEINZ FRANZKE, Canadian wood crafter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada (c)2014  Copyrighted All rights reserved

Original wooden crafts by HEINZ FRANZKE, Canadian wood crafter, Quesnel, B.C., Canada (c)2014 Copyrighted All rights reserved

India Gordon, beautiful lady and another new friend!

 

india Gordon BEAUTIFUL LADY from Quesnel, B.C., Canada and another new friend!!!

india Gordon BEAUTIFUL LADY from Quesnel, B.C., Canada and another new friend!!!

Kevin Cougar and wife

and a wonderful guitar player.  I did not get your name as I was too busy singing with you!

SINGING WITH A WONDERFUL GUITAR PLAYER!!

SINGING WITH A WONDERFUL GUITAR PLAYER!!

 

and I apologize for the others who missed signing my book.   I also lost many pics due to camera problems when I was downloading but hope to take more next time!   It was a real pleasure to view the many paintings and crafts that you have done.  Quesnel is certainly abundant with a wealth of talent and creative experience!

RAPTOR RIDGE LAWN PARTY!

RAPTOR RIDGE LAWN PARTY!

Leah Seabrook's Garden with stream!

Leah Seabrook’s Garden with stream!

 

Leah has asked me to come back next Spring and I am so looking forward to another visit!  Thank you, Leah for making this visit such a special time for me and thank you to all of the fabulous artists and friends that I met for welcoming me!  I hope to see you again next Spring!  Until then….happy creating, ranching, crafting, cooking, eating….. and whatever else helps you to enjoy life!

 

Love and Light to all,

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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Hello!

I am very pleased to be exhibiting 9 of my paintings from the series THE ELEMENTS that I completed in Italy at the VENDEL FESTIVAL ART Show.

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS Fire #1 Original Acrylic 18 x 36 by Laara WilliamSen 2013 (c) Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved

 

Below is your invitation to attend!  Please share this news!  Hope to see you there and thank you so much,

Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

 

 

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Meet the Artist Party – Portfolio works

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Meet the Artist Party - Portfolio works by Laara WilliamSen

Sun Nov 17 2013 at 01:00 pm Add to calendar

Venue : Good Day Sunshine Cafe (No admission fee),

#100-2950 King George Blvd. (enter Save on Lot from 152nd St.,

Cafe is located behind Staples), Surrey, B.C., Canada

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Meet the Artist Party - Portfolio works by Laara WilliamSen

BANFF MOUNTAINS Original, framed, 16 x 20 inches, Pastels by Laara WilliamSen (C) 2010 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Price – $125.00 plus shipping or pick up at Good Day Sunshine Cafe after Nov. 2nd, 2013.

Come and join Laara WilliamSen, local Fraser Valley artist with an international reputation

on Sunday, November 17th between 1 and 4pm at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe!

She is offering her unframed portfolio drawings, watercolors and pastels at the

`Meet the Artist Party` for as little as $25.00 and up.

Or drop in throughout the month of November

to select your original artwork at stunningly low prices!

The full exhibition of her framed `Small Art Works`

(sized 9 x14 inches to 20 x 24 inches)

is opening on November 2nd and runs to November 30th

at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, 100 – 2950 King George Blvd.,Surrey, B.C. CANADA

She is pricing her framed `Small Art Works` from $50.00 to $150.00.

Laara WilliamSen`s art works are held in collections in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Thailand, China and Australia and in Permanent Collections at the Paul Getty III Foundation, Siena Art Institute, Italy, the Boston Art Library and the Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland.

For more information email laara63(a)gmail.com or call 604 560 4269 (leave a message)

or call the Good Day Sunshine Cafe at 604 560 5518.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen, International (and local Fraser Valley) professional painter


Good News!  At the beginning of January, Jessica Lynn Carroll emailed me and asked if I would like to be the Feature Artist on the website The Sum of All Moments Fine Art.  Of course, I was thrilled and today I am including a Newsletter that she sent out to all the members!  I love her critique!!  YAY! THANK YOU JESSICA!!

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Sum Of All Moments Studios

Happy Friday Everyone! 

It is my pleasure to introduce exceptionally talented Professional International Painter Laara WilliamSen. I have fallen in love with her artistic energy & whimsical passion for her paintings. And, as I immerse myself in her works I am filled with a childlike vitality, evoking a renewed energy towards my outlook of the World. I welcome each of you to come & experience artistic vision through the eyes of Laara WilliamSen.

Laara WilliamSen, Painter

BIOGRAPHY

May 15, 1946, New Westminster, B.C. Canada

Laara WilliamSen has been painting and drawing since the age of 4 years. Growing up in the country, immersed in the seasons and surrounded by a large extended family and a supportive country community she received much encouragement to continue her drawings as a child.

At the age of 19 years, she was fortunate to study with the international artist, Robert E. Wood in both his New Westminster and North Vancouver, B.C. studios where he taught her the basics of oil painting. During her twenties, she painted as many as six paintings a day one on top of another on cardboard in her garage studio. Often, she painted nature from memory. At this time, she also began to sell her paintings from her home studio through personal referrals.

Laara WilliamSen attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and graduated in 1988 with a four year major in Interdisciplinary studies. She has been deeply influenced by the art works of W. Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keefe, Frieda Kahlo, Emily Carr and the works of the Impressionists and Fauve artists. The city and street people inspire her to paint as does the forest, ocean and stars. She is fascinated by our responses to the infinite cycles within both nature and human nature. Colour and texture are important to her. In the end, although she creates the painting, she believes that once it is completed the painting has a life of its own.

She has received six international awards; exhibited solo over seventy times and participated in over eighty group exhibitions. During the past three years, she has been honored to be selected to participate in twenty-one international group exhibitions.

Throughout the past thirty-five years, she has been fortunate to have her artworks held in collections in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, the U.K., Poland, Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, China and Australia.

For further information please contact
Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter
Telephone: 1 604 560 4269 or
Email: laara63@gmail.com
Profile information: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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Untitled #3

Untitled #3  $500 CAD
Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches unstretched
By Laara WilliamSen

Rites of Nature

RITES OF NATURE $1000 CAD
Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches on canvas bars
By Laara WilliamSen

I was particularly pleased to become involved as the Sum of All Moments is not a business: They are offering fellow artists access to another venue to show off their talents without having to pay membership or submission fees.

The Sum of All Moments Studios Fine Art was founded in 2009 by Jessica Lynn Carroll of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.  This past October the Sum of All Moments Studios became a public online site not only to showcase fellow artists but also to raise funds for the Cumberland Cancer Assistance Program and the Cumberland Health Care Foundation of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Sum of All Moments is donating 10% of all art sales as well as 50% of all donations to these causes.

Another goal of the Sum of All Moments is to bring  a “brick-and-mortar” studio to the community of Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada.  This will be achieved through donations of 20% of all art sales as well as 50% of all outright donations towards this goal.   This studio will provide a creative outlet for the youth and local art enthusiasts of our community as well as hold gallery exhibitions representing Canadian artists.

I am thrilled to be the FEATURED ARTIST for the month of February, 2013.

You are welcome to visit and see my new acrylics 2012 at http://sumofallmoments.com/shop/featured

Thank you to all of my friends for your kind support!

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Very Best Wishes to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

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