Here is a breaf description of our brilliant minds:
Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka was born and raised in Poland.
Currently she is living in Ames, Iowa. In 2002 she received a BA in Art Studio and in 2006 an MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
-A participant of numerous juried and solo exhibitions in the United States and Canada. Her work has been selected by The Open Studio Magazines 2008 and 2010 issue, the Journal of Art and Poetry, "Her Mark" 2009 and 2010 issue and published in the article Art of Healing in Des Moines Register of April 12, 2009.
-A member of Ward Nasse Gallery in New York, NY, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il, The Art Centre for Arts Octagon, and Art Council in Ames, IA.
He is a native of the former U.S.S.R., where he was born in 1958. He made United States his home since 1976 and currently resides in Pennsylvania. He is graduated in Interior Design at the Kiev College/Ukranine and majored in Interior design.
He has private collections at St. Petersburg (Russia), San Francisco, Miami, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Antanas Adomaitis is a self-taught artist from Lithuania. He was born in 1954.
Adomaitis has acquired an audience in his native country and has had successful shows in other European countries, such as Germany, Poland, Holland (1995-2001), also Canada and USA (1998-2005).
Recently artist pays more attention to American shows and competitions and tries to become known in American art market.
Adomaitis express a strange and foreign world to his audience. A world that cannot be described in words, but must be experienced trough the senses. In both his art and his paintings philosophy, Antanas is an intriguing combination of polysensory inspirations with a complexity bringing out the most diverse results attainable for a person with unstoppable energy and creativity.
His paintings are in private collections in native Lithuania, also in Germany, Holland, Poland, Sweden, Israel, Canada and USA.
Lives and works in Fiquefleur Equainville (Eure), Normandy - France.
Represented by the Ward-Nasse Gallery and Agora Gallery, Manhattan, New York - USA.
I am passionate about the exploration of liquid substances enabling the combination and the fusion of paints among themselves. I like discovering what substance contains, what substance hides. I create according to what substance reveals to me on the support and according to what I inflict on it through prints.
Concrete and yet fascinating phenomenon appear as well a certain plastic ambiguity. And I like to play with this plastic ambiguity, which raises an important part of mystery. I like to provoke a formal ambiguity. The way I work (through unstickings and prints on paper sheets) attempts to produce an alchemic world with an underground mineral almost organic appearance, which gives the sensation of penetrating into an interior space or a wonderfull lanscape.
“From the substance combinations, aqueous mixes and prints that I perform raises a peculiar world with a mineral, organic and vegetal aspect, which recalls the Origin : the origin of substance generating Creation.”
Painting portraits since his childhood, he hasn’t ever stopped. Making portraits of friends, colleagues, relatives and then socialites and bank presidents. His drawings lead him to the best advertising agencies from Brazil and abroad, reaching the desired award of Hall of Fame.
After, Laerte embraced completely the plastic arts, what took him to the Realistic style, like his collection “My Brazilian Childhood” that was showed in Europe and afterward in several exhibits in Brazil. Another renowned series of works is the “Era Sao Paulo” a collection that showed his home city before it was damaged by the so called “progress” of the violent days. Some works from that collection were shown in famous places in France such as the Museum of Louvre and the Grand Palais des Champs Elysees.
Leda was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received her BFA in fine arts from Fatea University of Arts in 1997 and her MFA in Art History from FAAP University in 2002. Leda has been painting since she was 13 years old. Artist's Statement: "I dream in vivid color. Sometimes the red is so bright that I can't believe it exists inside my head. I paint in layers of color. Each layer that I paint exposes a new dimension. The shapes that are formed dictate my direction. I always know the subject well, but I don't know the final interpretation until the last layers are applied. All of my abstract works contain an element of surprise, and serendipity is part of the plan."
Lu de Paula
“The experience I acquired through both theme and canvas painting resulted in the diversity of my work, which is directed to researching expressive techniques and materials. Impelled by a vigorous impulse to create and escape from reality, I plunge into color layers, contrasts, graphisms and textures. It is almost a poetic language; when the rhythm is found, the painting happens. I am always in search of new discoveries and angles. I define a style and a way to be followed, and the painting itself requires new interferences during the creation process. This uncovering is what fascinates me. Alert eyes and attention to details. The painting is brought to life and takes shape.”
1988 to 1990 – Studied Creation and Illustration in the Escola Panamericana de Arte (Pan-American School of Arts) , São Paulo-SP. / 1995 – Graduated from UFSC (Santa Catarina Federal University) with a degree in Fine Arts, having studied painting with Rubens Oestroem, Florianópolis , SC. / 1996 – Participated in painting workshops in CIC (Integrated Center of Culture) , Florianópolis , SC. / 1998 to 2001 – Became a specialist in painting techniques with Adriana Pedrosa and Carlota Gasparian, working with architecture and interior design, São Paulo, SP. / 2002 – Returned to her studio in Florianópolis, SC / 2004 – Produced the Fragmentos Collection (Fragments Collection) / 2005 to 2007 – Produced the Brilhos da África Collection ( Brightness of Africa Collection ) / 2007 a 2008 Produced the Raízes Flamencas Collection (Flamenco Roots Collection). 2009 - The Creative Process - with Charles Watson, Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo,SP
Leski studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, has a M.A. in Fine Arts from Montclair State College in New Jersey, and learned painting at the Art Students League of New York, with Hughie Lee Smith, David Leffel, and Isaac Soyer. He has a BA in history and was a schoolteacher for six years. Leski is also a Vietnam vet, and worked outside for Gannett Outdoor advertising as a Grade A pictorial billboard illustrator for fifteen years.
Born Saskatchewan Canada
Mechanical Engineering degree by the University of Saskatchewan
Fine Arts degree in 1989 by the Florida International University with an Outstanding Achievement Reward.
“The experience gained from my engineering background, challenges me to push the limits of the forms and glazes, thus adding an additional (and exceptional) dimension to sculptural work. No two pieces are ever alike as the dissent crystalline structures of the materials are exposed. My subject matter is usually of the human condition and its position in the cosmos.