Kostiantyn Shyptia believes that paintings are a window into another reality. The Ukrainian artist, born in 1975, wants to portray human feelings, desires, and inner aspirations in his works.
Born under Taurus in a small northern Italian town called Rovigo and it was May 4th when his family moved to Turin (Italy) to seek their fortune. The only things he likes to remember about his town of origin are the branches of the weeping willow in the small garden, two tin soldiers and a picture of a whale, drawn at nursery school when he was 4, under the incredulous gaze of a nun who was unaware that her admiring glance was to decide his life as a painter.
Antonio Sgarbossa was born in Fontaniva, near Venice, in 1945. At the age of 11 his parents directed him towards an artistic career through apprenticeship in a local ceramic laboratory. There he mastered the use of paintbrushes by decorating ceramics and later on he discovered the oil paint, that led him to participate in several collective exhibitions in Italy.
Steve Hanks (1949-2015) is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks’ paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child — Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.
Paul Kelley is a Canadian artist, born in Nova Scotia in 1955. He took his academic studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick form 1973 to 1975. Paul lives in LaHave, Nova Scotia with his wife and family. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, kayaking, and working on their 100 year old house and property.
A.D. Cook is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and an internationally renowned master artist whose brilliant career spans decades. The very nature of his art provides a lifetime of lasting enjoyment and increasing value for his collectors. A.D.’s original paintings have often been featured in magazines and books as masterworks. His art has been exhibited in galleries from Key West to Hawaii, and he has been a featured artist at ArtExpo in New York City.
Born in Valencia, in 1980, Gustavo Silva Nuñez has participated in around 40 solo and group exhibitions in his home country and abroad. He paints men and women in soothing and dreamy pools, tubs, and seas. Silva transmits well-being, inner peace and creates an optical illusion where you want to submerge and swim with the protagonists of the works, many of them bathers.