Going With the Flow by Rifa Tasfia Choudhury

Carpe Diem Series

Rifa Tasfia Choudhury’s sensational painting captures current time struggles, acceptance, and joy all in one! Take a moment to feast your eyes on this majestic piece of art and let it move you.


Going with the flow 8x10inches, acrylic on paper 

Artist Statement:

This pandemic made me realize that not everyone and everything in life is meant to be. Not everything we own are ours. Once we leave this world we are leaving everything but ourselves. So my piece “going with the flow” represents the cycle of life itself. We are all humans flowing and floating away, always rushing and not truly living. But once in a while we must enjoy. Enjoy this little time we have here until it’s gone. 


Artist:

Rifa Tasfia Choudhury

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This Morning & Other Paintings by Edward Lee

Carpe Diem Series

Come feel the depth of emotion from these tremendous digital paintings by Edward Lee! Combining textures and color variances create a pleasing sensory focus. Take a look and see what each one says to you.


This Morning

Such a Day

Live

To Remain After the Last Breath

Artist:

 Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  He is currently working on two photography collections: ‘Lying Down With The Dead’ and ‘There Is A Beauty In Broken Things’.

He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.

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Cittá dei Sogni(City of Dreams) by Analia Adorni

Online Open Mic – 2021

This sensational painting by Analia Adorni springs hope in a tired and troubled world. This piece fills me with a sense of unknown wonderment that clings to the idea that life is still full of many good things to come.


Cittá dei Sogni(City of Dreams)
oil on canvas.

Artist Statement:

My artwork attend to reflect about the relationships in times of COVID19
In these days I am seeing a control in the diary life of citizens and the necessity of vigilance.
MI intention is to reflect about the strong control in the movements, life and relationships of
people, penalizations for the citizens in case of no action according the rules.
National States use words like war, victory, friends and unfriends: in consequence appear the
phenomenon of social distancing and isolation.
This situation transforms the life of population and contribute to create paranoiac ; but, at the
same time is a positive change, because this time is an opportunity for to increase the solidarity
and the relationships.
In this period I will work with the impressions of Social Distancing and Isolation, for see the
changes in the thinking and relationship in the style life of the persons in the town (Volterra, a
town of 10.000 citizens in Central Italy, Tuscany) and the experience of my self life in
quarantine.
I think that after this adversity the world will be more solidary and more creative. The idea is that
the emergency is already a step for a better world. The relationships will change and the society
we will enjoy of simply things.
After this adversity the people will take more carefully with the nature. The nature will be
reconsidered and Global warming will be accepted; people will enjoy of landscapes and natural
spaces.


Artist:

I was born in Argentina and studied at the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires. I winced the fellowship for artisans of Tuscany Region and moved to Italy and I continue my studies at Visual Center of Pietrasanta (Tuscany)and Il Bisonte (Center for Printmaking in Florence). I participate in many collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy and others countries of Europe and America and made solo exhibitions in Island (Lhistus Art Gallery), Italy (Casa di Dante,
Florence) Spain(Cal Gras Residency of Arts) and Argentina (University of Social Sciences) . I made residencies of arts in France and my artworks are in Museums in Italy, Argentina and
Ukraina.

Girl with Clenched Hands – Oil Painting by Katarzyna Pitek

Online Open Mic – 2021

Feast your eyes on the excellent artwork by Katarzyna Pitek! You can see a story is unfolding in front of you with the flow of her brush strokes along with the deep coloring. It reminds me of passing by a stranger, not being able to know the full scope of their lives yet you know there is a beauty in the simple act of observing them. It is a a gift of a moment you get to share with them, feel connected and present minute before it quickly slips away.


Girl with clenched hands – (145×110) oil on canvas

Artist:

Katarzyna Pitek

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Frutti Fresqui – Watercolor Painting by Analia Adorni

Adorably Horror Series – Analia Adorni

“Frutti Fresqui”(Fresh fruits)

Artist:

Analia Adorni was born in Argentina and studied at the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires. She winced the fellowship for artisans of Tuscany Region and moved to Italy where she continues the studies at Visual Center of Pietrasanta (Tuscany)and Il Bisonte (Center for Printmaking in Florence). She participates in  collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy and others countries of Europe and America and she maded solo exhibitions in Island (Lhistus Art Gallery), Italy (Casa di Dante, Florence) Spain(Cal Gras Residency of Arts) and Argentina (University of Social Sciences) . She developed residencies of arts in France and my artworks are in Museums in Italy, Argentina and Ukraina.

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The Queen of Hearts – Acrylic Painting by Michelle Souter

The Heroines Among Us

A perfect end to our series recognizing women, Michelle Souter shares with us her marvelous painting of Princess Diana! A heroine in her time, and inspiration even now, Souter captures the grace and beauty of this notable woman.


The Queen of Hearts, 2020  – Acrylic on Canvas


Artist:

I’m Michelle Souter aka @_dolly_dooo_42. I’ve been making art since I was a child. After completing my BA and MFA, I worked on my solo career and opened @lazylinepainterbelle. My main passion though is tattooing. And I really hope one day to find an apprentice position one day…..if I’m lucky.

GELE (Africans’ Head Wrap): Vintage and Modern – Painting by O. Yemi Tubi

The Heroines Among Us

O. Yemi Tubi lovingly recognizes his mother and all African Mothers in this masterpiece of colors and imagery! His painting perfectly captures the quiet warmth, culture, and the dedication of these heroines.


Artist Statement:

GELE (Africans’ Head Wrap): Vintage and Modern

This painting is a homage to my mother and to all the industrious African mothers of the vintage years. They spent quality time with their children while working to support their families. They carried their children on their backs while working on the farms or managing their trading stalls. The artist’s mum carried her child on her back and on her head is the tray of fabrics she sells from door to door to provide for her family.


Artist:

O. Yemi Tubi

Diva Daughter – Acrylic Painting by Rifa Tasfia

The Heroines Among Us

Rifa Tasfia expresses strength in the overcome struggles of women in her painting, Diva Daughter! Read her description to understand the depth of the beautiful image she created!


Artwork description: “Diva Daughter” represents inspiration itself. For me personally inspiration those heroines who we look at differently. The Fat girl who is fat shamed mostly all her life is a heroine. The rape survivors in my country who shamed are the heroines. The girl who almost killed herself and now is on a greater path is a heroine herself. The mothers who sacrifice thier dreams and career and what not are the heroins. The feminist who is always shamed for being one teaches her sons to be respectful towards girls are the heroins. The girl with darker skin toned abused all her life for the way she looks is a heroine. The artists who are accused for ruining thier life choosing art as passion are also the heroines. Heroines comes from all forms of human, and we should respect all for thier differences.


Artist:

Rifa Tasfia

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Mektefia Styled Women Paintings by Tamerat Siltan

The Heroines Among Us

The Mektefia is an Ethiopian wooden chopping board. Tamerat Siltan took the shape of the Mektefia as his base to create the female form in scenes of social and political topics. Take a look below at these captivating paintings that are so much more than pretty forms, but hold such a deeper meaning, just like the women they represent.


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Summer & Other Paintings by Nina Budgadze

It’s the Little Things

Nina Budgadze paintings are filled to the brim with pleasing images and color combinations! She pulls you into the simple moments and makes you want to jump into the scene and be nowhere else but there.


Summer
The Meeting
The House of Cats
The Lovers
Place for Secret Meetings
The Road

Artist:

Nina Budgadze

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