When I paint I dwell on Peace. Painting is Zen to me. I paint to the size of the canvas. For as big as the canvas in size, is how much I have to fill the space. With and from my soul.
I describe my paintings as feelings, emotions, vibrations, sensations all meshed into a pile of colors, lines, layers and shapes that bring mental conversation and stimulation to the mind's eye. In which causes the truth to be known. For a realization of how we all really feel inside. Every one sees some thing different when it comes to abstract art work.
Stephen Frank Gary is a Los Angeles based artist since 1993. He has been exhibiting his art for over 35 years. His artworks, mostly painting based, include many differing materials, and styles. His images are multi-experimental, ranging from landscape, to multi-media, to social commentary and includes performance art. The ideas set forth in the artwork, emanate as a reflection of the world that he sees around us.
Steve has always loved the water as you can see from his paintings. Steve has been surfing since the age of 11, when his uncle, Hop Swarts gave him his first surfboard. Hop Swarts was the surfer from Redondo/Hermosa Beach who started the United States Surfing Association.
Steve has always been extremely artistic throughout his life which is most apparent in the creative nature of his paintings, photography, music and videography.
Although I derive inspiration from various sources- e.g.., music, nature, the human condition-. I try to find the balance between mind and spirit. My goal is to involve viewers in a creative game where both the mind and the heart are stimulated.
The Creative Spirit led me into many worlds. I've trekked alone in the Himalayas, and lived in tree houses in virgin jungles of Hawaii, eating only fruit and wild vegetables. I draw from doctoral study in Psychology, years in a contemplative order, 23 years of private practice and teaching, and multimedia explorations.
I fell in love with the computer, a mystic friend who lets me paint with light, and leads me into the heart of nature and the infinite creativity of the mind. I call my digital adventure, Cyberalchemy.
Sue Halstenberg was has lived in Southern California her entire life. She studied Art History at UC San Diego before earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she studied under many accomplished artists.
Sue's elegant painting Victoria was featured on the cover of American Artist Magazine. An award winning artist, Sue was accepted as a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association and California Art Club. Sue teaches traditional drawing and painting at her art studio in Ojai, Calfornia.