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Spotlight :: Black History Month


Featuring Artist Salaam Muhammad

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. The theme for Black History Month 2023 is “Black Resistance,” examines how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings,” since the earliest days in our nation.

Image Conscious recognizes the achievements of many Black artists in our community; in this Spotlight we are highlighting Salaam Muhammad. Salaam’s art is a celebration of people of color, painted in detail using oils and capturing the profound beauty of life through the combination of color, texture, and symbolism.

As a graduate of Rutgers Mason Gross Art Institute in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Salaam Muhammad got his start producing realism oil paintings as a freshman, and soon after created several pieces for various local businesses. Through his spirituality he discovered the power of art where he could creatively express themes of love, connection, and unity that resonate with everyone. His rising popularity sparked requests for creating art for popular galleries in New York, as well as speaking at various academic institutions.

Continuously striving to be a vessel for positive change and a visionary artist, his creations aim to depict a side of black life rarely seen in the mainstream.

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Featured Artist :: Ishita Banerjee

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Artist, dreamer, abstract and color addict, Ishita Banerjee trained as a classical, fine artist, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in Applied Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Communication Design. Her art is an assimilation of life experiences, merging imagination and memory to create vivid and bold abstracts, people, faces and non-traditional portraiture, rendered in strong color, motifs and details.

Working in the mixed media techniques, Ishita uses acrylics, inks, watercolor, pens, markers as well as digital textures and paintings. Straddling surfaces of paper, canvas, illustration boards and drawing on the iPad with an Apple pencil, she likes to blend traditional methods of drawing with digital paintings.

Threading lines, textures and markings in her work tells the story of the passage of time, the inter-connections of forms, both tangible and abstract.

Ishita lives, loves, creates and works in Montreal, Canada, using locally sourced materials, Canadian made products, eco-friendly printing techniques, while consciously trying to reduce her carbon footprint by eliminating wasteful packaging and synthetic materials.

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Featured Art :: The Incado Collection


Incado is a Denmark based design studio established in 1991; specializing in wall décor with a talented team of designers, constantly on the search for the latest trends in interior décor. Design and innovation is elementary in their business where they unite art and design with an undisrupted focus on detail and production.

Incado is a welcome addition to the Image Conscious line, providing designer quality art – perfect for art consultants and interior decorators.

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Featured Artist :: Jan Weiss


Jan Weiss is a native California artist working in a variety of mediums from acrylic on wood panel and canvas to digital renderings and abstract landscapes.

Jan’s work ranges from abstract landscapes, to modern design and minimalist renderings. The artist believes in the democracy of art; that art belongs to everyone and creates works that fall into a variety of prices, making it available to a range of budgets and buyers.

Jan received her BA in Fine Arts from Cal State East Bay and shows in galleries in the Bay Area.

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Featured Artist :: Kathleen Robbins


Kathleen Robbins earned her MFA at Massachusetts College of Art where she was an adjunct faculty member for 5 years. A resident of the Button Factory Artist Studios in Portsmouth, many of her landscapes reflect the seacoast area in New Hampshire and Maine. Gallery representation includes Van Ward Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine, Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine, as well as Art 3 Gallery in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Inspiration comes from many sources including still life and landscape. The process of building the painting is critical to her work. Gesture, color, line and surface all come together to walk the illusive line between representation and abstraction.

Over her career Kathleen has received many awards including three best in show awards for plein air painting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her work is in many private collections throughout New England and the United States. Her professional experience also includes working as an art therapist at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire.

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Featured Artist :: Suzanne Nicoll


Suzanne is an award-winning product designer and artist celebrating 22 years in the home furnishings industry. Trained as a textile designer, her love of color, pattern and nature is never far from her painting and design work. Using rich color and a painterly style, her work is imaginative and expressive with a twist of modern whimsy.

Suzanne lives with her husband, two sons and a basset hound in a quirky old house in Connecticut. She is grateful for her unique and artistic family, her garden and the many kind and talented people she has worked with and learned from over the years.

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Featured Artist :: Paula Belle Flores

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Featured Artist :: Ian Winstanley

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Featured Artist :: Michael Buxton

Michael Buxton started his career as a greeting card designer. He spent over ten years learning how to draw and producing best-selling card lines for clients like Clintons, Paperchase and Recycled Paper Greetings.

Since going freelance, he realized that his work can be printed on lots of different products and has branched out into producing designs for t-shirts, art prints and children’s books. In this time, he’s had work selected for Threadless, Juniqe, Hot Topic and Disney, among many others.

He enjoys working in a variety of styles, but always tries to make sure his designs have a strong concept behind them. More often than not this revolves around monsters or cats.

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Featured Artist :: Lucia Heffernan

My body of work is an expression and exploration of my lifelong fascination with animals. Through my paintings, I seek to give animals a voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their innocence and raw instinct. This collision between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world that viewers can relate to on an emotional level.

A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, I am continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance my artistic sensibilities, technique, and unique sense of humor. As I evolve, what remains constant is my respect for the animals that inspire me, and my desire to bring a smile to the face of every viewer.

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