Cathy Maguire is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Columbus, Ohio.
Cathy Maguire has loved art since she was a little girl. Growing up in a small town in New York, she spent many hours watching her very talented dad draw and paint. As she grew older, so did her love for art and her skills developed. She attended a small art school in Greenwich, Connecticut, Porpersi School Of Art, where she received a fine art certificate. She attended Riley League of Artists, where she studied further.
Like making a new recipe in the kitchen, Cathy creates her art in her studio. Depending on her vision, she may use watercolor, acrylics, pencils, or mixed media. Her art is fueled by the beauty of our world, from the simple rock to the intense mystery and intrigue in someone’s eyes. Cathy’s goal is for you to see her vision through the lens of her own unique perspective.
See more work, visit cathyannsart.com
Linda Fitzgerald is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Fort Collins, Colorado.
Linda Fitzgerald was born in the Hudson Valley area of New York State and has been a Fort Collins resident since 1988. Before settling in Colorado, Linda’s path took her to San Francisco and Santa Fe where her passion for both visual and culinary art began to blossom.
In San Francisco, Linda befriended nationally acclaimed sculptress Ruth Cravath Wakefield and fine art painter Charles Farr. Both inspired and influenced Linda on her creative journey. In 1978, Linda moved to New Mexico where she had the honor of working as a Companion/Chef for Georgia O’Keeffe at Ms. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home. There were many conversations about creativity. Linda took to heart the advice Ms. O’Keeffe gave her, “Paint the way you paint! Don’t allow others to tell you how your painting should look. Instructors want you to paint like them, but then it’s not your work, it’s theirs’.”
Awards and Exhibitions
- World Art Awards (2023): 6th Place
- American Arts Awards (2022): 6th Place
- Side Arts (May 2022): 1st Place – Monthly Online Competition
- City of Lafayette Group Show (January – March 2020): Lafayette, CO
- Jones Gallery Group Show (February 2020): Kansas City, MO
- Public Art Program reproduction and installation of “Flamingos” utility box wraps (January 2020): Pompano Beach, FL
- R Gallery Group Show (October – November 2019): Boulder, CO
- R Gallery Group Show (September – October 2019): Boulder, CO
- Gateway To the Rockies National Art Show (October 2019): Aurora, CO
- Art Santa Fe International Art Show (2019): Santa Fe, NM
- Gateway To the Rockies National Art Show (October 2018): Aurora, CO
- Art in Public Places reproduction and installation of “Spirit Buffalo” at the Phillip S. Miller Regional Park (August 2018): Castle Rock, CO
See more work, visit lindafitzgeraldgalleryandgifts.com
Gayle Printz is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Johns Creek, Georgia.
Gayle Printz is an internationally recognized American abstract artist whose work is part of the Permanent Exhibit of Le Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou in France. Using color, rather than purely tangible structures, to express herself, Ms. Printz creates paintings that transcend the familiar. Her work is known for drawing the viewer into the painting and inviting them to assign personal meaning and universal context by listening to the whispers of their imagination and emotional memory.
Gayle’s paintings have been lauded by critics and collectors of abstract art, abstract expressionism, art-resilience, art informel, and tachisme. Although she has developed her own distinctively recognizable style, her work has been compared to that of Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, and Jackson Pollock.
Among other honors she has earned, Gayle Printz was one of eight American painters whose work was selected by the Jury of the 2020 International Art-Resilience Competition. Two Printz paintings, “Pond” and “First,” were on exhibit for a month at Le Musée de Peinture de Saint-Frajou in France as part of the International Art-Resilience Exhibition, the video presentation of which remains in the Museum’s Permanent Archives.
Four of her paintings – “Bird,” “Blue Dog,” “Pigtails,” and “Yellow” – were selected by the Jury of The International ArtisTTable “Are You Serious?” Competition. They were on exhibit through January of 2021. Printz’s painting, “Brush,” was selected by the Jury of Fine Art America for display in their National “On The Beach” Exhibition.
See more work, visit gayleprintz.com
Carrie Kingsbury is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Stowe, Pennsylvania.
Carrie Kingsbury has been a full-time mural painter since 1999, when she started Promiseland Murals. She has many large commercial, community, and residential projects in her portfolio such as PF Chang’s in Lancaster, PA; World Of Beer and MOD Pizza in Exton, PA; Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA; and Julius Silvert’s and Davita’s corporate headquarters as well as several restaurants; multiple historical murals in Berwyn, Malvern, and Hamburg, PA; and many fine homes on the east coast.
Carrie has traveled as far as California, Romania, and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home Makeover (Berks edition) and many mini makeovers in Berks County, PA, and the surrounding area. Carrie was involved in many Designing for Hope projects involving murals and painted a backdrop for Quaker City String Band for the 2016 Mummers Parade. She has volunteered teaching art for a scouting program for girls since 1994. Carrie currently works out of her mural studio located in Stowe, Pennsylvania.
See more work, visit promiselandart.com
Steven Lester is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Canton, Georgia.
Steven Lester began his career as a commercial illustrator after graduating from college with a degree in visual arts. He became an art director and creative director for corporations and advertising agencies, winning more than 100 national and international awards.
After four decades in the commercial art field, Steven fully embraced his love of fine art painting. He has painted internationally in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, India, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. His work is in demand by corporations (McDonald’s, The Coca Cola Company, REI COOP), major universities, art collectors, athletes, and private individuals across the globe.
Steven was selected to be a 2020 Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program, recipient of the United States Sport Academy’s (USSA) prestigious International Sports Artist of the Year award, and awarded the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) “Zhenliang He Cultural Medallion”.
Steven was invited to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to stage live painting events at multiple venues. Concurrent with the Summer Games, he had a solo exhibition of his narrative, Olympic-themed paintings at the prestigious Tokyo American Club.
See more work, visit stevenlesterartstudio.com
Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Calvados, France.
Ann Dunbar is an award-winning mixed media artist living in Calvados, France. She was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has a Bachelor of Art degree in Art and a Teachers’ Diploma from Southbank University. Since she moved to France permanently in 1996, she has developed her art to find her own voice with original mixed techniques, full-time.
Ann’s idea of marrying her paintings on paper with embroidery is like a hymn to nature. The paintings come alive with shimmering movement and rich textural detail. Many of her works are in private collections world-wide as well as in various museums and cultural centres in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and the United Kingdom.
Ann has participated in 45 solo shows and 120 group exhibitions worldwide. Recently, Ann received an NFT award from Biancoscuro Art Contest 2022, the médaille de vermeil 2022 from the “Académie Arts-science-Lettres,” a bronze medal with Artlookone France, and the “Collectors Vision” International Award 2021 from Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
Ann is a member of Foundation Taylor, member and sponsor of TAFA (Fibre Arts) in USA, affiliate Artist of Circle Foundation in France, and member of Mondial Art Academia. She is represented by Shoalhaven Gallery, New South Wales, Australia; G&C gallery/agent in the United Kingdom; and Trevisan International Italy.
See more work, visit anndunbarart.com
Nina Pancheva is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Woking, Surray, United Kingdom.
Nina Pancheva’s art practice is an intersection between painting, art installations, and research. Her practice-based PhD research project at the University of Southampton marked the beginning of her specific approach to fine art as a method which explores the world by both written and visual means.
Nina’s paintings usually include realistic elements which are juxtaposed with abstract ones or with a specific way of perception developed by the space of the art installation.
Background and Experience
For her education, Nina took Fine Art in the University of Southampton where she earned a Master’s degree with distinction. Her works have been shortlisted for the final exhibitions of the Sunny Art Prize, London; Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London; Beep International Painting Prize, Swansea; and DAAD Art Competition, Vienna.
Nina’s paintings have been included in private and public art collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Bulgaria, and Austria. Her papers were published in two books: Art as Cultural Diplomacy: European Perspectives, edited by Cassandra Sciortino, Cambridge Scholars Press and Making Pictures, edited by Beth Harland, London: RGAP & Camberwell.
She presented papers from her practice-based research at international conferences and seminars in the United Kingdom, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Canada.
See more work, visit ninapancheva.com
Christina Mitterhuber is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Vienna, Austria.
Christina Mitterhuber was born on 29 December 1975 in Wels, Austria, Europe and is based in 1180 Vienna, Austria.
Christina is a painter focused on oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas of various sizes. She has been creating self-studies since childhood with her first oil paintings created at the age of twelve. She has created over one thousand paintings. Her favorite painters and sculptors are Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Rafael, and Rodin.
Christina has self-studies at galleries around the world including galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Melbourne, Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Sidney, Brisbane, Paris, Cannes, London, Manchester, Rome, Florence, Milan, Dublin, Cork Island, Berlin, Hamburg, Malaga, Prague, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Kopenhagen, Genf, Zürich, Antibes, Venice, Nice and in the center of the cultural world, Vienna.
See more work, visit christinamitterhuber.at
Rabi Soltani is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Irvine, California.
Rabi Soltani lives in California and loves painting which they started doing when they were ten years old. Rabi went to private art classes for three years and enjoys abstract style because colors give them calm and positive energy.
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Charles Hall is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Charles Hall is a Vietnam Veteran who does photography as therapy to help cope with PTSD. He has been photographing for several years. It is a reason to get out of the house, enjoy himself, and forget issues during that time.
Charles has been in over forty galleries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and California. He has been published in two books. Two of his photos are installed permanently at the Ronald McDonald house in Baltimore, Maryland.
See more work, visit fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-charles-hall