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Carrie Kingsbury [Certified Visual Artist – Stowe, PA]

Carrie Kingsbury [Certified Visual Artist – Stowe, PA]

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

Carrie Kingsbury

Carrie Kingsbury

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Steven Lester [Certified Visual Artist – Canton, GA]

Steven Lester [Certified Visual Artist – Canton, GA]

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

Steven Lester

Steven Lester

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Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist – Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist – Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Essonne, France.

Ann Dunbar is an award-winning mixed media artist living in Paris, 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

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist - Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist - Essonne, France]

 

 

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Nina Pancheva [Certified Visual Artist – Woking, Surray, UK]

Nina Pancheva [Certified Visual Artist – Woking, Surray, UK]

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

Nina Pancheva

Nina Pancheva

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Christina Mitterhuber [Certified Visual Artist – Vienna, Austria]

Christina Mitterhuber [Certified Visual Artist – Vienna, Austria]

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

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Rabi Soltani [Certified Visual Artist – Irvine, CA]

Rabi Soltani [Certified Visual Artist – Irvine, CA]

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.

For artwork inquiries, email rabi2323@yahoo.com.

Rabi Soltani

Rabi Soltani

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Charles Hall [Certified Visual Artist – Windsor Locks, CT]

Charles Hall [Certified Visual Artist – Windsor Locks, CT]

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

Charles Hall

Charles Hall

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Evy Halvorsen [Certified Visual Artist – Kingston, WA]

Evy Halvorsen [Certified Visual Artist – Kingston, WA]

Evy Halvorsen is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Kingston, Washington.

Evy Olsen Halvorsen (aka Halvorsen Holstein) was born in northern Norway and currently lives in Kingston, Washington. She and her parents immigrated in 1956 to the neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle. She graduated from high school, attended some community college, and lived in San Francisco before moving to Kitsap County.

After raising her daughters and owning a couple of businesses, Evy continued her education at Cornish College of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking.

“Perhaps because of the landscape of my childhood, I am drawn to creating a sense of space and color. Norway is a dramatic country, especially the islands I come from which are above the Arctic circle. I love that open country, sharp mountains rising out of the sea, and the quickly changing sky. Not unlike the home I have in Kingston which has water, mountains, and open skies.”

See more work, visit evyolsenhalvorsen.com

 

Evy Halvorsen

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Richard Heiens [Certified Visual Artist – Greenacres, FL]

Richard Heiens [Certified Visual Artist – Greenacres, FL]

Dr. Richard Heiens is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Greenacres, Florida.

Dr. Richard Heiens is an accomplished international artist whose colorful abstract expressionist works solicit an emotional reaction from the viewer. His paintings are mostly abstract in nature with some figurative art. His abstracts highlight shapes and colors. Using color intensity and simplicity of composition, his works make a big impact without crowding the canvas.

His paintings have a wonderful balance and handling of the acrylics. They catch the eye of the beholder with their colors and shapes which tell a story. His paintings have a balance of warm, cold, and neutral color composition with a mix of different round and edged components. There are clear boundaries filled with soft shifting nuances. He uses layering of the paints to create the richness in the colors with light and darks being well-placed.

Background

In Rome, Italy, Dr. Heiens took lessons from Professor Sergio Graziani, a famous artist and actor, on how to paint in oil and acrylics. When Dr. Heiens returned to the United States, he taught art to seventh graders in Illinois. He obtained a Doctorate Degree in Education Technology in 2006.

Dr. Heiens obtained gallery representation in Texas and London after selling his works on Instagram. He has had private commissions from clients in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, California, Florida, and Washington.

See more work, visit dochartist.com

Richard Heiens

Richard Heiens

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Qrcky [Certified Visual Artist – Baltimore, MD]

Qrcky [Certified Visual Artist – Baltimore, MD]

Qrcky is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Baltimore, Maryland.

Qrcky was born in southern Virginia during the seventies to a family where art was not practiced or encouraged. He was drawn instinctively to Chuck Jones’ cartoons, Norman Rockwell’s art, and Bob Ross’ PBS show. He would try to imitate their art while watching cartoons. Twenty years later, Qrcky began to paint – reverting to the kinds of self-expression he felt closest to as a child. Finding freedom in his art, he found his voice but exiled himself away from friends and family. Discovering that under emotional distress and displacement, he was able to focus and paint at his strongest while feeling content and whole.

Qrcky has six years of related work experience and a portfolio of varied accomplishments including exhibitions and academic achievements. He possesses a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking that is displayed consistently across all art pieces. He is capable of communicating with clients regarding specifications for customized art pieces.

See more work, visit qrcky.net

Qrcky

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