Diana Ahrens began her artistic career in 1979 painting aerial photography in Toledo, Ohio. Later, in 1991, she apprenticed as a stain glass artist at Cristallo Glass Studio in Toledo. After her apprenticeship there, she studied with a 5th generation glass master from Germany.
She designed and built custom stain glass windows and other works, both original and antique while at the Cristallo Studio. In 1994 Diana created a glass mosaic dining tabletop for the Andy Warhol "Art for Campbell Soup" contest. Diana’s piece was later displayed in the Whitney.
For fourteen years she and her husband worked from their studio in Northern Nevada, attending art events in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. In the summer of 2010 she and her husband relocated to Northwest Georgia where her studio is presently located. She currently shows her work at art events in the Midwest and Eastern United States. Her work can also be found in wineries in Napa/Sonoma, Palm Springs, CA and Jerome, AZ.
Born in Glendale, California, Phillip's family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho at an early age. Phillip's development was subtly starting with drawing and sketching as he grew up. He was drawn to traditional black and white photography and the process of working in a dark room. Moving to Florida to be a film director, he was pulled towards cinematography focusing on composition and lighting.
Phillip's walk toward fine art was a great turning point in his life. Responsible yet searching for a deeper meaning and purpose in his mid-20s, Phillip literally stumbled into a local gallery in Orlando one night. For the first time, he was surrounded by artists who were painting live. Weekends of partying turned into weekends of painting, which turned into painting daily. In only several months, Phillip was creating photorealistic portraiture paintings using watercolors and acrylics.
The challenge began about a year into painting. Galleries were astonished by his ability and the fact that he was an artist that had only been painting for one year. Their objections were all the same, "We love your work but it has to be in oil," and "it has to be more than a pretty face." Phillip's response was, "I have no idea how to paint in oil... but I can figure it out."
New Jersey born artist Arte Fresko has been expressing himself through the "Art of Words" for decades.
Starting in the mid-80's as an active participant in the Hip-Hop and Graffiti movement. Fresko's unique style has developed from studying Graffiti as well as traditional Calligraphy, Old English, Black Letter, Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit and many other styles of writing.
Pushing boundaries and blurring lines has been a constant modus operandi.
Drafting and mechanical drawing elements often set the foundation for his painting. The contrast of strict geometric shapes framing stylized free-flowing lettering is quite compelling. Many of these works have a "Historic-Futurism" dichotomy, a term coined by Arte Fresko. There is an almost code-like feel in the lettering that draws you in and demands your attention. He uses layers of technique in unique ways to fill his canvases with both beautiful aesthetics as well as thought-provoking content.
"I draw inspiration from so many things: Nature, Architecture, Ancient writings, Typography, Machines, Mandalas, Islamic Geometry, Pop-Art, Abstract-Art, Technical Illustration, Urban Art, Abstract Expressionism and more.
"Language has also been a passion of mine. Writing, Penmanship, Poetry, Languages around the world, Accents, Spoken Word, Thought processes, Communication and so much more.
Born in Pennsylvania in 1964, Guyton had the groundwork set for his artistic career at the age of 6, under the guidance of his father, Michael Guyton, an award winning fine and commercial artist and his mother, Anita Guyton, an Interior Designer and miniature (scale) artist.
In 1984 he attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied the fine arts, sculpture, and design theory. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications. Since moving to Southern California in 1987, he has worked as a fine and commercial artist doing airbrush illustration, murals and signage.
In 1997 Guyton joined Linda Jones Enterprises/Warner Bros. as a background painter for legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones. During which time he was privileged and honored to study under the late Maurice Noble. Guyton designed and painted many background scenes for Jones, most notable being the background scene for the ?Whats Opera, Doc?? Limited Edition Animation Cell which was included in the films induction into the National Film Registry, an honor bestowed on only 100 films to date for being ?among the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films of our time.? becoming the first-ever animation film to be inducted.
Gaylord Ho visiting Bellagio international gallery is always a great pleasure to have the famed artist talking about his bronze art and his parian sculptures. Gaylord's always excited to talk about a new piece being famous for his angels with perfection in their hands and faces. This is a master sculptor at work.
World renowned for his piece that he created for the Vatican "Grace leads me home." This was done for Pope Benedict XVI on his 80th birthday and presented and held on the steps of Saint peters Basilica in front of tens of thousands of people who gathered for the popes Wednesday blessing.
This sculpture relates to the famous piece that is in most the key fine art galleries. "Transcendence" another spectacular sculpture. This piece is usually in a marbled trademarked patina. Staring into a bright light shining on the face and dimming onto the body of the Angel.
Similar patina is done on his three angel sculpture known as "Celebrations." Three graceful angels celebrating the trilogy of emotion, joy honor and praise.
One of his most prestigious pieces is "Vision" holding the crystal ball seeing the past, present and future.
If you haven't seen Gaylords work stop In at Bellagio international gallery 806 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
Kira was educated in Southern California, where she received her Masters in Social Work. Working within the fields of Human and Social Services until September of 2006, she then chose to embark upon this journey as one of today’s most celebrated bronze sculptors and contemporary artists on a full time basis.
As a first generation descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kira was raised with an acute consciousness and compassion for the human condition. Coupled with her 15 year career as a Social Worker, her insight and inspiration as an artist have come from the ever-present witnessing of this plight of the human spirit. The situations visited, and the lives she has effected change and growth within, have nurtured within her an inconsolable compassion for the unsolicited emotion of the human condition.
Meet bronze sculpture artist Nano Lopez. Look closely at Nano Lopez's sculptures and you will discover the bright colors of a Colombian market place, animals precariously laden with pots, fruits, vegetables, birds, bees, geckos, Pre-Colombian and contemporary artifacts. Look closer still and discover a deep respect for life, clearly observed, where everything, even a mischievous goat balanced on a pile of cast away tires is amazing. Nano Lopez is an artist to watch.
Nano Lopez is an artist gifted with the rare ability to see the world as a child sees it, with exploration, wonder, and creativity. He is deeply fascinated by the sometimes troubling mysteries of life and its inherent struggles.
In his artistic process, Nano integrates organic textures and synthetic, human made objects into his bronzes to create pieces of art that reflect the same depth and richness he sees in the world around him. Although colorful and whimsical, Nano’s work is anything but child’s play and invites careful, sustained viewing. The rich and intricate textures and bright colors are subtlety evocative of his native Colombia and of other Latin art, but his depth of understanding and free associations transcend culture and time. They describe a world beyond the borders of ordinary maps where an unfettered imagination allow nature, science, folklore and modern industrialism to exist seamlessly together.
His work invites us to look at the world more carefully and discover for ourselves the rich interconnections of life. It reminds us that the miracle of life exists at all levels, from the patterns on a leaf to the profound mysteries of the universe.
Signature Style: Whimsical Surrealism & Fantasy filled with intense detail & light-hearted sarcasm.
Artistic Statement: While attending school in Italy, I was inspired by the old Renaissance masters who were able to carve the human form with perfect detail and emotional depth. This style initially charged my interest to begin ceramic sculpting in 2010. I wanted to capture hidden feelings and express people in their most private state, both mentally and physically in keeping with a classical style.
Regina Lyubovnaya is a graduate of the Moscow School of Arts where her young talent was nurtured by her parents and Soviet teachers. She left her homeland to learn from the masters in Italy and the United States. Lyubovnaya’s education includes the Moscow Institute of Arts and Crafts in Russia and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She is also a graduate from Loyola Marymount University and Art Center College of Design.
The essence of her paintings lies in her ability to capture light. Regina’s art has a traditional painterly feel found in the old masters of Europe. Her timeless paintings of flowers, still lifes and portraits are sought after by collectors worldwide. These collectors often remark that they get more compliments on a Regina painting displayed in their home than their other works including Chagall and Picasso!
Over the past 45 years, Ruby Mazur's innovative & influential artistry has been displayed in galleries around the globe. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the "CrowFoot" album cover. It was at this time that the music industry executives began to take notice of Mazur's artistic genius. In 1971, just two years into his career, Ruby opened his own creative design agency in New York, Los Angeles and London, working with top record companies including EMI, Warner Brothers, Atlantic, Paramount, MCA, Pye and ABC. ABC Records eventually bought Mazur's studio and brought Mazur in as Creative Director. Mazur has created some amazing graphics but his most famous creation was the “Mouth & Tongue” designed for The Rolling Stones originally used on the “Tumbling Dice” record sleeve. His outrageous and trend setting designs have graced over 3,000 various album covers for the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Van Morrison, Jim Croce Jimmy Buffett, and B.B. King in addition to such movie sound tracks as "Love Story", "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", "Malcolm X" and "Lenny Bruce". These days Ruby lives on Maui, Hawaii ... just painting, painting, painting.
“My creative soul was inspired by a desire to evoke my emotions at the deepest level with vibrantly colored swirls that exude off the canvas and into the heart of the viewer.”
Renea Menzies’ rise in the art world is as unique as her canvases of vibrantly colored 3-D flowers. In the beginning Renea started experimenting with different mediums – acrylic and mixed media formats. She now works exclusively with oil and has developed an original and popular floral style that has landed her work in prestigious galleries across the country.
In creating her art, Renea uses pallet knives to blend a variety of rich, jewel-toned colors. She then swirls the paint onto the canvas to create a beautiful blend of colors that transform into leaves. On a side canvas, she shapes and contours paint into a multitude of sculptured oil flowers and delicately transfers them onto the leaves that she has already created. Once the paint is partially dry, she applies a glaze. Her sculpted oil technique has a thick buttery appearance and creates a mesmerizing 3-D effect.
Born in Cleveland, Stephen Muldoon comes from a family of artists. Largely self-taught, he has traveled extensively in Europe, where he was influenced by the Renaissance, and in Central America.
Despite long experience working in multi-media, Muldoon's first love is painting in oil on Metal copper and Aluminum / mixed media.
His range from amazing still-life to landscapes and ocean views are spectacle. He has been inspired by the Florida coastline to create breathtaking studies of the sea, sunsets and landscapes.
Filled with light and life, Muldoon’s canvases reflect virtually every human emotion — as well as his own boundless enthusiasm for his art.
Bouzon Muxo Fine Art is an artistic collaboration of two artists who work simultaneously "Gina Muxo Ramos and Orestes Bouzon".
Gina Muxo Ramos is a self-taught artist who live in Miami, Florida and is working alongside Orestes Bouzon, an artist who studied at the Academy of Art San Alejandro in Cuba. Both Gina and Orestes are well established artist and widely exhibited, who met via the art scene and have developed an amazing friendship and working relationship. During a conversation on how similar both artists are, they discuss creating a joint series that would merge the best of all their techniques and ideas.
This merger gave birth to the series "Carnavale", highlighting the talents of these two artists uniting in their experiences and styles in an explosion of colors that expresses their emotions. This Series gives rise to a unique and original style of this artistic union "Bouzon Muxo".
Fabio Napoleoni the man known for his hearts in all his art. The story of love and hope. We all have had a second chance and famous for that Symbolic Heart that represents the story of this amazing artist.
Famous for his MARCENIVO CHARACTER AND DRAGONBOY CHARACTER. Come see one of the largest selections of Fabio Napoleoni's works. Learn about the story of this incredible artist from a tragedy to an amazing event that had taken place in this pop artist life. We all deserve second chances and we all need love, the definition of this artist.
What the heart wants and the heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating character invite you into and emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the heart.
Simple landscapes set the stage to the value of emotional attachment that can be compared to no other.
Influences from some of this century’s greatest artists are hard to find in his pieces, but are drenched deep in the fabric of what puts a Napoleoni painting together. It all started in Ponce, Puerto Rico 1972…
We carry the best and largest selection of Fabio Napoleoni artwork on the east coast and in Florida. Come see his work at Bellagio international gallery 806 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
For Fabian Perez, the purpose of art is to perpetuate beauty. “That is what I am always striving for. God created the world and embellished it with the wonders of nature. I think it is the artist’s job to embellish it with his work.”
“I am constantly fighting for a more romantic world, one where the woman and the man have defined roles and power isn’t always the goal.” Pausing, he says, “I would like to say that it is not important what you have, but how you enjoy it.”
Born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fabian had a difficult childhood. His father owned bordellos and nightclubs that were illegal. He also was a gambler. To this day, Fabian remembers the police coming to their home looking for his father who would try to escape through the back door. “So many times he went to jail. I remember when I was very young going to police stations and looking for him.” Eventually his father gave up the business, lost everything and lapsed into depression.
Cristiam is one of the most unique and creatively talented artists in the world today. Creating artwork on out of the ordinary surfaces and with non-typical mediums are his specialty. Some examples are the recreations of masterpieces on the wings of butterflies, 3 dimensional portraits created with only candy, portraits of pop culture icons “painted” with toothpaste and Oil paintings and sculptures with a unique style. He has been the recipient of numerous international art awards and 2 World Records for his unusual and amazing artwork and his pieces are featured in many Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museums around the world. His abilities and talents have also enabled him to create awe-inspiring, life size sculptures of Elvis, Michael Jackson and Captain America that are all adorned with no less than 25-30 mini portraits/relief style sculptures.
Originally from Mexico, Cristiam and his family have resided in the Orlando area for over 20 years. His constant search for artistic originality motivates him to seek innovative ways to express himself through his artwork. Through his creations, Cristiam aspires to inspire others to set life goals for themselves and to consequently live extraordinary lives that are inspiring to others. His exemplary talents and abilities combined with his kind and caring nature, consistently elevate him and his contributions to the art world and humanity as well.
Michael Summers was born in Los Angeles sometime during the Carter administration. He grew up in Joshua Tree, California surrounded by a cavalcade of eccentric art-commune inhabiting social dropouts, idealistic dreamers, and rural American free thinkers. Art and creativity surrounded Michael from an early age and has been a pivotal part of his identity throughout his life. He left home in his early twenties and after drifting from Virginia, to Missouri, then Texas, he returned to San Diego, California, finally settling in Oceanside, where he currently lives and works.
A classically trained artist, Michael Summers blends the meticulous techniques of the old-world masters with contemporary, hyper-saturated imagery to create deceptively whimsical paintings, alive with hidden meaning. His paintings take us into a crisp and colorful world, full of nostalgia, splendor, and whimsy. Within each vibrant scene are playful reminders that our everyday lives are filled with wonder, beauty, and magic, if only we allow our eyes to see it.
Marco Toro lives in London, England, where he has an established reputation for his finely crafted portraits of movie icons. Toro’s icons of the silver screen are brought to life by his clean, sharp style, which conveys the essence of the actors and the characters he portrays.
When the English actor, Michael Caine, saw Toro’s portrait of him, he was so impressed that he insisted on signing the portrait himself. A unique endorsement of Toro’s work.
Toro lives and paints in London, England, where he teaches at the renowned Camberwell School of Art, a college of the University of the Arts London.
"…a dramatic blend of levity and profound depth, balanced with sensitivity and passion…" This describes Abstract Expressionist, Lisa, to those who know her, and those who don’t …yet.
An artist for most of her life, her definitive style of Expressionism evolved from her experience, passion and love of life,the beauty they have offered. Each dramatic work of art is a prayer; an offering surrendered in a spirit of innocent play and exploration.
Rendered in oil, acrylic, sculpting mediums and a multitude of color, on board, gold leaf or fine art acrylic, each Masterpiece begins to breathe. With passionate relief, its topography unveils itself in a process upwards.
A journey of the soul, this artistic adventure has produced extraordinary images that evoke a primal reaction from Lisa's audience, collectors coast to coast and abroad, stirring their hearts and sparking the imagination. Contemporary, yet soulfully introspective, one needs only to pause and let her paintings speak; to quiet their souls for just this moment, communicate in the language of the heart.
An only child, she was fortunate to have endless artistic influences in her life that perpetuated a steady creative flow, beginning with the inspiration of her mother, an accomplished vocalist; her encouragement directly affected Lisa's ability to push through, discover, and find her creative self. As a result, Lisa would spend hours creating, drawing, painting and immerse herself in art of every form.
Come and enjoy the fabulous works of Dr. Seuss. He is one of the most notable artist of the 20th century.
Author, illustrator, cartoonist, Academy award winner. Still the number one seller of children's books.