Linda Dubin Garfield is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist, creates visual memoirs exploring the mystery of memory and the magic of place, using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging. Her abstract and dynamic works use multiple layers of ink that waver between background and foreground creating a fusion of surface design and abstract expressionism She also creates installations that include public participatory art, especially when she is exploring themes relating to women in today’s culture.
In 2005, she founded ARTsisters, a group of professional artists who empower each other and their community through art. In 2007, she started smART business consulting which helps emerging artists reach their goals and their audience; provides consulting and coaching on the business of art through individual, small groups and workshop experiences; and provides opportunities to exhibit work. Today, she serves on several non-profit boards and appreciates her good fortune to be able to make art every chance she gets.
See more of her work at lindadubingarfield.com.
Lori Ellsworth is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from South Lyon, Michigan.
Despite the ups and downs of a challenging life marked by foster care, early employment, domestic abuse, and a battle with cancer, Lori Ellsworth’s passion for art has never wavered. Lori is drawn to freehand artistry, a reflection of the freedom embodied in the very term. Her artwork captures emotions, a shared language that binds all of humanity together.
See more artwork, visit loriellsworth.com.
Robert Deschenes is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from St-Hubert-de-Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada.
Robert Deschenes was born on July 20, 1959, in Ville Dégelis, Temiscouata County, a great place to observe both aquatic and terrestrial fauna.
Robert did not originally intend to pursue a career as a painter. It was while attending a collective animal art exhibition in Québec that he was deeply impressed by the animal-themed artwork. Sometime later and while discussing animal art at a party with his best friend, he suddenly realized (a strong intuition) that if he admired artists who focused their artwork on animals so much, it was because he wanted to be like them. So, Robert made the decision that evening to start his journey in animal art. He started by learning to draw realistically. Subsequently, he took watercolor lessons. In recent years, the observation of mammals and birds has become a passion for him. In his pictorial artwork, Robert conveys his love for the wildlife of North America to the observer.
See more artwork, visit rmdartiste.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
Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Calvados, France.
Ann Dunbar, originally from England, was born in Faberstown, Hampshire, in 1953. She currently resides and works as an accomplished painter in France.
With three decades of artistic experience and aesthetic exploration, Ann has honed her skills in the delicate art of watercolor, seamlessly blending the rich tradition of English embroidery onto paper canvases.
Her unique approach involves layering fine threads of cotton and silk alongside paint, imbuing her artworks with an added dimension, creating a captivating interplay of colorful reflections that dance with changing light and the viewer’s gaze.
Experience and Achievements
Ann’s journey through the world of art began with a degree in Education from the University of Southbank in London in 1975. She pursued her passion further, graduating with honors from the School of Fine Arts at Surrey. Her dedication to the arts extended into the realm of education. She served as a professor of applied arts in England for an impressive 16 years.
Notably, Ann Dunbar has been recognized and included in the prestigious Larousse directory of artist ratings since 2005. Her professional artistic journey continues to flourish in France, marked by numerous publications and official accolades.
Among her recent achievements, she was awarded the Vermeil Medal by the Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters in Paris in 2022. In 2016, her exceptional work earned her the Gold Medal at the International Artcomexpo.com exhibition in Oslo, Norway.
Ann’s masterpieces can be admired at several esteemed galleries across the globe including the Shoalhaven Gallery in New South Wales, Australia, G&C Agent, United Kingdom, and China.
Her unique fusion of watercolors and embroidery continues to captivate art enthusiasts worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art.
See more work, visit anndunbarart.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 paints using 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
Nina Pancheva is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Varna, Bulgaria.
Nina Pancheva creates paintings and art installations. In her practice, she often juxtaposes abstract elements with figurative ones to explore various subject matters, mainly related to political, social, and ecological problems.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in fine art at the art academy in her home country, Bulgaria (in Plovdiv), she received her MA in Fine Art at the University of Southampton in 2011. In 2015, she completed her PhD at the same university with practice-based research.
Honors and Awards
Among the honors that Nina Pancheva’s paintings have received are:
- shortlisted for the final stage of Visual Art Open Competition, London, 2023;
- shortlisted for London Art Biennale 2021;
- first place for painting at the open theme competition, Teravarna, US;
- fifth place for painting in the competition ‘All Landscapes’, Contemporary Art Gallery Online;
- shortlisted for the final exhibition of Lynn Painter-Strainers Prize 2017;
- shortlisted for the final exhibition of the competition ING Discerning Eye, as well as for Sunny Art Prize 2020;
- selected for ArtPrize – Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA;
- shortlisted for the final exhibition of Beep International Painting Prize, Swansea, Wales;
- featured artist for August 2021 from The Stables in Exile Gallery, London, UK;
- first-place prize for painting in the competition of Foundation “Anastas Staykov”, Bulgaria; and
- shortlisted as one of the artists to present Bulgaria in the Henkel and KulturKontakt competition in Vienna, Austria.
Nina’s works have been included in private and public collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Bulgaria, Canada, Austria, and Italy.
See more work, visit ninapancheva.com
Charles Hall is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Charles Hall is a Vietnam Veteran who uses 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 exhibited photography 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
Barbara Leger is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Barbara Leger is noted for her intrinsic talent to capture emotion enveloped in nature. She has a long history of classical training, formally and in studio, with a strong concentration in oil painting. Ms. Léger has been trained through a Master Apprenticeship Program.
As a realist, Barbara paints emotion and moments in time with contemporary styling. Through years of honing her craft, she captures the subtleties that give her work the distinction of sharp focus realism synonymous to the effect of a camera.
Barbara is a Master Marine Oil Painter with the International Society of Marine Painters and a member of Oil Painters of America. She is an integral part of the resurgence of the illuminist movement. Her work is showcased at premier galleries along the eastern seaboard and featured in Nantucket at the Vanderbilt Gallery. Ms. Leger has been featured in numerous magazines including Nantucket Only, American Art Collectors, Cape Cod Art, and American Art Review. She has exhibited in Art Basel Miami and Art Hamptons New York in recent years.
See more work, visit barbaraleger.com.
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.
Dr. Heiens’ 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.
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