Bridge Leading Home
Oil on linen
Richard Chandler—New York, NY
I'm powerfully drawn to both the art of cityscape and that of landscape. While my paintings remain rooted in literal reality, they also reveal unseen forces that are continuously exerting themselves against the fixed boundaries of observed forms. Buildings undulate, skies and sidewalks are wildly dappled, and perspectives seem to head toward some extraordinary other-worldly denouement. Yet it all holds together in good order. Normal business is transacted without fuss or anxiety. The rhythms of nature continue to unfold in their timeless cycle. Figures, in fact, are not the least bit exercised by the cosmic forces electrifying their environments. A key message here: there is a relentless urgency to life, whether or not one feels it. For a moment, the veil is parted, and the hidden vibrancy animating the world is revealed.
Traditional and digital painting (Gouache and charcoal on paper + graphic tablet and optical pen on Photoshop)
Xavier Divoux-Cailleres—Paris, France
“From macro to micro, we are all the same, all different.”
Lori Berezin—Santa Monica, California
I captured this moment as the sun slipped into the sea along Cambria’s Moonstone Beach, combining my passions for nature, color, and photography amid California’s charming Central Coast.
Lisa Greenleaf—Nashua, New Hampshire
Lisa Greenleaf is an award-winning author/illustrator, graphic designer, and fine art artist. She grew up in New England, where she was inspired by the many sights, sounds, and the love of the ocean and white mountains. At a very young age, she discovered her passion for design, drawing, and painting, which helped her develop and harness her many gifts, talents, and insights. Lisagreenleaf.com
Oil on canvas panel
Monica Edwards—Orange County, California
Monica Edwards spent most of her life as an infographic artist. For the last 20 years, she has found her joy in plein air and scene paintings. She most recently had a show of her works at the Hilbert Museum in Orange, CA. Monica’s work can also be found in large retail stores and at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA, in the summer.
Lakshmi Venkatesh—Santa Clara, California
"Every step on the Earth felt like a step off it, closer to Mars, or something fantastic..."The artwork is a part of a series dedicated to a few prestigious U.S. parks, based on the emotion that each place evokes. Souvenirs and photographs may remind the viewer of the beauty, but I want to transport the viewer to the magical journey that one experiences in these captivating places.
Cutting Washi (traditional Japanese paper), acrylic paint, watercolor paint, pastel, canvas
Yasuka Fukuoka—Fukuoka, Japan
I am the artist who draws with my soul and five senses without being bound by common sense. The world of my artwork is "輪廻転生 / samsara" which is reincarnation around the lives of living things. The main artwork is paintings, video animations, installation works, and picture book creation. While I am creating, I wish that the power of expression and art will change the world and spread smiles in the world.
Brian Frank—The Hague, Netherlands
My family just moved to the Netherlands from the U.S. I am a photographer, retoucher, and educator.
Loni Thompson—Sydney, Australia
I am a Sydney-based illustrator, artist, and graphic designer, working in a combination of traditional and contemporary mediums. I aim to create a connection to the natural world through a sense of curiosity and wonder. My work is shaped and inspired by the nuances in every subject in both the built and natural world and explores the hidden details that are often overlooked.