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Featured Artist :: Iris Lehnhardt

A native of Germany, Iris Lehnhardt lives and works as a freelance painter with in-depth artistic studies at the Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule and at the Academy of Contemporary Art on Lake Constance, among others.

Her images move in the field of tension between chromatic image surfaces, gestural painting and graphic elements. Silent color accents and shades are in dialogue with sensitive multiple layers and a variety of structures. In an open work process she explores the possibilities of assembling different materials and their dissolution.


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Featured Artist :: Verne Varona

Verne Varona held his first camera at 9-years old and never lost his passion for capturing exceptional images that provoke, inspire and illustrate a profound sensitivity to the visual world around him.

With basic formal instruction in photography, Verne’s real school of photography has come from the personal experience of over 25 years in still film and 12 years with digital.

He made the digital jump in 2006 and never looked back. Working with commercial, journalistic, fine art, book cover and portrait mediums throughout the world, Verne has developed a creative body of images that he calls “Aqua-Impressionism” — colorful images of unique water reflections from nature, architecture and people that evoke a timeless sense of the ethereal.

Umbrella Perspective is a reminder to us all to take a break and relax under a colorful umbrella while Boat Conference – Amalfi Coast draws the viewer into the deep jeweled waters of the Italian coastline.

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Featured Artist :: Karen Hale

“Using the basic art elements of color, design and texture I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover.  The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery in each of my abstract paintings.” Karen Hale’s original contemporary artwork has been called dynamic, bold, explosive and exciting but they also involve subtle nuances of color and meaning that takes the viewer into the painting where they can make new and unexpected insights.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed or glazed over textured surfaces using brushes, trowels, and found objects.  She uses acrylic paints and mediums and may add a variety of paper, chalk pastels, graphite and metallic leafing.  The results are a delight of color and texture.

Karen lives on five acres in the foothills of California with her husband, Tom.  She is an avid gardener and her land is filled with paths, sculptures, and exuberant flower beds.  Her sense of color and design are evident even in her gardens that like her paintings feel free and spontaneous but exude design and beauty.

Segments infuses jeweled tones and multiple layers – sharing hints of magenta and citron. Using subtle geometric shapes, Karen turns At The Source into magic with softer tones of blues, greens and organic earthly tones.


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Featured Artist :: Tim Oldford

Canadian native Timothy Oldford was born on a farm in the Canadian Prairies. His mother was a landscape artist, so his childhood consisted of being dragged to every gallery across Canada at a very young age. His father taught Tim the basics of photography on his WWII camera and Tim immediately took to the magic that the camera possessed.

At fifteen Tim moved to Victoria and fell in love with the beauty of the coast. After school he got into photography more seriously and had some success with weddings and nature pictures being published in newspapers and books. When his kids came along Tim put his camera down (as a professional) for about fifteen years and only picked it up again after they graduated school. Today Tim concentrates on Canadian landscapes, US National Parks and images across Vancouver and Victoria.

As we begin a new year Crescent Lake Chair from Tim Oldford looks to the future and a gorgeous sunrise and Fairy Lake Bonsai embodies reflection and mystery.

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Featured Artist :: Paul Bailey

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With a studio in Wales, Paul Bailey is continually inspired by the farming landscape which surrounds his home: low rolling hills; intermittent woodland; ancient hedgerows; patch-work fields and vast skies. The semi-abstract nature of his work, the use of non-traditional techniques, bold compositions and a dynamic use of color help portray this seemingly prosaic landscape in a new, vivid and surprising way.

Our collection of Paul Bailey print-on-demand giclees includes Barcode Wood, a row of trees in the deep forest, and Seven Trees, a minimalist landscape with a row of golden trees.