Dan Deming paints from his studio high up in the mountains of Big Bear, California. He has been creating art for over six decades and his work can be found all over the globe. He has truly lived life, gotten into every nook and cranny of it, exploring the planet, always with the viewpoint of an artist. While working on an oil rig or operating a printing press, or even while driving a semi-truck, he has looked at the world with a keen sense of aesthetics. He truly recognizes the power of art and has used every piece to communicate on a level which penetrates deeply and finds the very essence of what we are and what this game of life is all about.
Although he's been painting since he was 6 years old, it wasn't until his first studio in Baltimore, Maryland in 1988 when the artist truly found his stride. At one stretch he produced nearly 2,000 paintings in a couple of years, sometimes as many as 10-15 in a single day. He dived into several phases artistically until finding what was something that felt different than all the rest. He notes that artists in the past have all "painted objects looking at other objects" but for the first time, his art is traveling an entirely new and exciting path of painting the life force essence that actually animates those objects in the physical universe. His groundbreaking approach to painting puts him in a place which can only be described as exhilarating. He does not paint people like you usually see them depicted, instead he paints the actual people represented as an energy or force rather than blood, skin and bones. Looking at one of his paintings for the first time is like looking into some gigantic spiritual mirror that reveals your true being and sucks you right in just so it can lift you high up to where you should be. There are few uplifting works that can match those of Deming; he manages to accomplish the impossible task of communicating in such a powerful way that you are emotionally moved but in an entirely original, inspiring and unexpected way.
Deming has been featured on TV, radio, and magazines. He has been shown in countless art exhibits and had his paintings sold to wealthy collectors, yet financial and material wealth are in no way signs of success for the innovative artist. His rewards come from achieving a level of technical skill that requires no thought because it just instantaneously communicates and cuts across every wavelength, hitting his audience every time so that they are moved. From his abstract dots we gain a glimpse into the true nature and life of our universe, through his impressions of people we see spiritual imprints of ourselves as they play across the canvas, capturing every emotion and especially every thought. Dan Deming has the amazing ability to paint not only who we are, but what we think and what we thought: his paintings travel through time. He is nothing short of an artistic genius, not the kind that was born one, but the kind that was made. He has put in the hours; he knows what he paints and why he paints it. He is blazing in a glorious path towards an epic new style of painting and is most simply put, the future of art.
For more information on Dan Deming or to purchase one of his works, go to:
www.demingstudio.com or www.dandemingsworld.com
Sally Matsukawa grew up in California and was lucky enough to have a wise grandmother that gave her and her sister cameras to use while on summer vacation. Why was she a wise grandmother? Well, because that simple, kind action sparked a love for photography which spanned that little girl's life and led to a career capturing all of life, in pictures. From 35mm to disposable to digital camera, Matsukawa has handled enough photography equipment and taken enough shots to easily qualify as a true professional.
It is unusual to find such a steady passion for a career choice, even amongst artists, who often move from one field to another, yet Sally Matsukawa's interest and experience with photography has been practically life long. It shows in her work which is very cognizant of utilizing light and finding those perfect angles to capture the very best in a subject. She has photographed many artists, fashion models, and creative types with the launch of her business Toy Elephant Photography in Nashville, Tennessee, which places her in one of the largest pools of artistic talent in the world. Matsukawa herself has also managed to gain skill in video production, working with moving pictures and even became involved in acting. She continues to explore our exciting world as if she is still on summer vacation and lucky for us she finds all the perfect pit stops and tourist attractions as well as those hidden jewels that only seasoned travelers can find and captures it all in just the right light.
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Nina Winters literally shapes and molds the world around her into something more incredible. Her favorite medium is bronze and her sculptures create emotions of exhilaration and action. Winters seeks to make art that uplifts mankind, establishes new realities and captures what is possible.
She was born in New York City, studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture at Cornell University, the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. Today she splits her time between two studios, one in Clearwater, Florida and one in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, yet her fans span the globe. Some of her admirers are high ranking executives in PepsiCo, Paine Webber, and the Wall Street Group as well as celebrities like Grammy winning musician Chick Corea and Academy Award winning arranger David Campbell. Her art can be found in the Paramount Picture "Kiss The Girls" starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd as well as diverse countries in Europe and South America.
Winters has been featured on nationally syndicated television, had her work featured in countless art exhibits and continuously stays busy with new commissioned projects. Her story is an inspiring one largely due to the way she has approached making art. In her work she strives to empower and show people a beauty and gracefulness that does not exist but can. If Nina Winters gets her way she is sure to see a greatly improved planet that she helped shape. A recent work of hers titled "Galactic Samurai - Confrontation of Evil" is a stellar achievement in art, demonstrating that life energy, emotion, as well as story, can all be captured timelessly for generations to marvel at. Her work reminds you of the great masters of sculpture like Bernini, yet instead of getting a classical realism of David slinging his rock at the Giant, we get larger than life beings that are jubilant, heroic and unforgettable. I look forward to a future filled with Galactic Samurai and the artists of tomorrow which will no doubt have learned something from this master.
To learn more about Nina Winters please visit her website: www.ninawinters.com
Lucille Femine currently resides in Tennessee but much of her life was spent living, studying and painting in New York City. She started painting from a young age and found herself using her neighborhood in Brooklyn for inspiration. It wasn't long before she pursued further knowledge in art by attending some very illustrious institutions like the New School, the School of Visual Arts and the Pratt Institute. She explored numerous styles like abstract but found her calling in capturing the realism of the world around her. The most amazing thing about her art is that although based on reality, she transforms her subject into something more magical by finding the life in it.
Most notably Femine's works, usually acrylic or watercolor, communicate a brightness about life that projects itself through both vibrant and subtle colors. There is no darkness to be found in her paintings, these are pieces of art which use every color of the rainbow to pull you in. Her New York landscapes, from Greenwich Village to Times Square to Wall Street, all have the same excitement and activity bursting forth. She can take a sidewalk and make it dance or take a person sitting on a park bench and have you feel as if you were sitting there amidst the trees feeling the wind touch your face. Lucille Femine's paintings are as alive as her inspirations are. They create a certain mood and feeling which puts one at peace as if to say, "this world we live in ain't that bad at all, in fact it's damn beautiful." If she can take the often overpowering and intimidating city of New York and make it look like something out of Alice in Wonderland, I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of this planet.
To see more of Lucille Femine's artwork please visit her website: www.feminestudio.org
Anyes Greene immerses herself in a style of art called "Photographism," combining photography with digital graphics. It a new style of art that has emerged from the technology of digital software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator which has enabled artists like Greene to create entirely new worlds visually that are stunningly realistic and at the same time utterly fantastical.
Greene's imagination springs forth like a Salvador Dali exhibit, full of magical scenes that jump and move despite being planted on a 2-dimensional surface. She is French but currently resides in London, creating commissioned works, displaying her art in some extraordinary venues across Europe and regularly delivers workshops to help show others how to create in this new but ever expanding medium of digital art.
Looking at one of Anyes Greene's creations is like watching a film action packed in other worldly special effects that somehow remains suspended in time. The imaginative worlds she creates are ones which should not exist, yet do. She is truly a shaper of new realities and sets a new bar for tomorrow's photographers and digital artists. Like many of today's groundbreaking and innovative creators, she is mixing genres, diving into unknown lands and coming up victorious.
Please take some time and visit her website: www.anyesgreene.carbonmade.com to see more of her work.
Michelangelo once said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” At Artists Run This Planet we see Earth as our marble and we hold a chisel and hammer up to it every day. This beautiful canvas of a planet waits for us to paint it daily. Gone are the days of suppressing art, of pursuits less noble than creating. We have the technology available to create in any medium, and faster than ever before. As artists we are the creators of every new innovation and idea that takes shape. We are mankind’s continual hope and driving force — “Artists Run This Planet." - David Carus, Art Planet CEO & Founder