I would like you to meet Jeremy Holton. His paintings and teachings makes you see the brighter and warmer side of life.
You can visit his gallery and blog at these links: jeremyholton.com
and if you would like a Painting Holiday in Thailand, this is the place: http://www.jeremyholton.com/blog-1
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The "Eve Of Destruction" will be my next Exhibition project.
After my "The Sun And Beyond" exhibition, I feel it is time to hit the earth and capture the scenery on our planet just now. The only place where we for the time being can breath and live. It doesn't matter how many excursions out in space we humans use our resources on. No matter how loaded we are with money and power we are helplessly in bonding with our environment on earth.
When I grew up I heard that "Time was 5 to twelve". That was, I believe, mostly because of the cold war and the atomic bomb. Now, time must be a minute or some seconds to twelve. Power games, hatred and greed releases numerous wars, chemical destructions, genetic manipulations. Our fauna, which we are a part of is experiencing defaunation and destructive climate changes.
Until mankind get rich and gain power by saving the climate nothing will lead us safely out of this. Am I negative? Yes, but I am sensing a new trend......
Utstillingen i Østregate - "Kunstnergata" i Lillesand
er åpen under LillesandsDa'ene og i juli.
Fra lørdag 20. - søndag 28. juni kl. 11 - 16
"Karis malerier er
særpreget, og gjenkjennelige i sin egen stil. Menneskene, som alltid
er tilstedeværende i hennes bilder, er malt skissemessig og
gjennomskinnelige. Dette forklarer hun med at vi alle preges av våre
omgivelser, og er sårbare i våre livsfaser. Med få strek gjengir
hun menneskenes personlighet og livssituasjon. Hun betegnes som en
sterk kolorist. Hun stiller seg ydmyk til maleriets tradisjon og
betegner seg selv som ekspresjonist. Bildene males i høyt tempo.
Ofte kan alle streker bli stående og gi et spennende uttrykk av at
bildet lever, og kan diktes videre i. Bildene er innkjøpt av
bedrifter og kommuner i hele Norge."
Gerlindes malerier og akvareller handler om vill natur fra Norge, Island og Østerrike. Jo mer vill, mørk og stormende natur, desto bedre. Oppveksten i de Østerrikske alper har satt sitt preg. Så får vi se om Gerlindes kjærlighet til Setesdalen etter hvert gir et mildere uttrykk.
Anne Elisabeths malerier inviterer i sine abstraksjoner til fantasier om mennesker og dyr som en del av naturen og universet. Dvs bitte små og betydningsløse mot universets krefter.
Både Gerlinde og Anne Elisabeth ble tildelt "The Sandro Botticelli Prize" dette året for sin originale og stilistiske søken.
Alle tre ble antatt i årets "International Contemporary Artists vol. X"
We all want to express our selves and to be understood and accepted, but important to me is to illustrate my believes and feelings through my paintings. The humble gratitude I feel when I meet people who "walks into my paintings" and want to stay there is the ultimate reward for my works.
The main story to me is to show that we belong where we are and that we are a part of nature and that the nature we can see, smell, feel and listen to, is a part of a vast universe. Every painting starts out with an idea from an experience and, or photos from that same experiene. Under way and in time, an abstraction is born and in between forms and colors our fantasy gets triggered by details that suggests or shows nature-like shapes. Of course that is not only happening for me, but I love to be in that process wether the resulting painting is "understood" or not. The process is the journey and that is why I say: "To enjoy a moment in front of the easel is an art in itself."
The title of my exhibition in Vienna had then to be: "The Sun And Beyond"
A little journey through the universe, landing on earth with some weird creatures that maybe would be a result from humans on earth.
"Sunrays Through The Bottom", "Evil Eye", "Phenix"
"The Long Journey" , "Peaceful Dreams", "Behind The Scenes", "Dark Lily"
"Hide And Seek"
"The Explosion" and "Cyclone"
My next exhibition is in last week of June in Lillesand from my own place, Studio Xpremental when Lillesand has their yearly Festival week called "Lillesands da'ene"
I'm honoured to tell that I'm being awarded The "Sandro Botticelli Prize" of 2015. It was a fantastic experience . For us from the north to receive it in Florence in addition, we have the settings of a fairytale.
This is an inspiration that will follow me on my path into the future and I'm therefore very thankful to the curators Francesco Saverio Russo and Salvatore Russo who have found me worthy.
There is also fantastic that two of my good friends, Gerlinde Streit and Monica Coahla Schancke Flakk, also got the prize together with me.