Diana Ahrens began her artistic career in 1979 painting aerial photography in Toledo, Ohio. Later, in 1991, she apprenticed as a stain glass artist at Cristallo Glass Studio in Toledo. After her apprenticeship there, she studied with a 5th generation glass master from Germany.
She designed and built custom stain glass windows and other works, both original and antique while at the Cristallo Studio. In 1994 Diana created a glass mosaic dining tabletop for the Andy Warhol "Art for Campbell Soup" contest. Diana’s piece was later displayed in the Whitney.
For fourteen years she and her husband worked from their studio in Northern Nevada, attending art events in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. In the summer of 2010 she and her husband relocated to Northwest Georgia where her studio is presently located. She currently shows her work at art events in the Midwest and Eastern United States. Her work can also be found in wineries in Napa/Sonoma, Palm Springs, CA and Jerome, AZ.
Not long ago, Steve Barton was known primarily as a local artist who captures bright and colorful California coastal scenes from La Jolla to Carmel. Today, Barton’s work is on display in more than 35 galleries, covering over a dozen states including Hawaii, New York, Florida and even Puerto Rico.
Originally from New Hampshire, Barton’s success as an artist began early. His mother, an oil painter herself, inspired and encouraged him to paint. After studying at Rhode Island School of Design, Barton desired to broaden his search for subject matter. He traveled to the West Coast,where his paintings took on the dreamlike quality that we experience today.
After completing his BFA in Illustration from Ringling School of Art and Design, Matt Beyrer became recognized for his ability to create an array of master crafted environments, ranging from realistic to fantasy portrayals. Due to his traditional background, his digital work has been noted for it’s lifelike sense of depth and detail.
Matt is always pushing the boundaries based on the knowledge that success as an artist does not come without effort, based on persistence and the passion to excel and go beyond the impossible.
Renata Cuellar was born in Bogota, Colombia. At a very young age she grew an extensive interest towards creating and expressing herself through art. At the age of six, she began attending the Roslyn School of Painting and began oil painting. She attended this school for many years to come.
Later she went on to attend the University of Central Florida and earned a Baccalaureate in Psychology. Renata's motive was to help people and bring more light into this world. She currently does so through her artworks. Renata is now a professional artist who specializes in commission artworks for private clients and expresses herself fully on canvas with bright colors and stories that fill the canvas.
She brings out emotion and energy healing art that is expressed from the soul and heart. Renata uses many depths of texture in her works along with incorporating mixed media. She also creates non-static artworks that captures movement and changes in different lighting.
Additionally, her expertise as a colorist allows her to combine many different colors that cohesively and peacefully spring forth masterpieces.
Throughout history, there have been only a select few artists who have changed the way we view art. In the beginning, early man described his world by painting rock walls, using crushed berries and blood. When the first artists discovered pigments and began painting on paper and canvas, they eventually created distinct styles such as Impressionism, Abstract, Pointillism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and any other “ism” they could come up with. Since then, most artists have copied or cloned these styles by simply adding their own spin. The resulting lack of innovation is the current “product” of many art schools.
Then along came Chris DeRubeis……. Born in 1978, it wasn’t long before De Rubeis showed a very early proclivity for drawing. He drew on any materials he could find at home to express his talents. This talent was nurtured to the fullest by his family, and at age 11 his Grandfather gave Chris his first Airbrush. After watching Chris use his airbrush for the very first time, his Grandfather proclaimed that Chris was to become the Artist his Grandfather always wanted to be and would inevitably share his talents on the world’s grand stage.
Born and raised on the East coast of Florida, artist Howell James has been moved by coastal living his whole life. In and on the water, the energy of the ocean stirred his soul. The brilliance of this unique environment carved out a place within the artist’s heart. Capturing and sharing this feeling is what drives Howell James to create his distinctive works today.
No matter your location or time of year, let Howell’s work deliver you to paradise with a single glance.
“The setting of the sun is a different time for all fish”
- Ernest Hemingway
Originally from Saint Paul de Vence in the South of France, a village well known all over the world where many artists love to meet each other. He assembles, disassembles, cuts into pieces, glues and paints to create spectacular lines which people either adore or are shocked by. A collection of oil and acrylic paintings with people who are painting on the ladder.
Meeting with the future……
Born in Pennsylvania in 1964, Guyton had the groundwork set for his artistic career at the age of 6, under the guidance of his father, Michael Guyton, an award winning fine and commercial artist and his mother, Anita Guyton, an Interior Designer and miniature (scale) artist.
In 1984 he attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied the fine arts, sculpture, and design theory. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications. Since moving to Southern California in 1987, he has worked as a fine and commercial artist doing airbrush illustration, murals and signage.
In 1997 Guyton joined Linda Jones Enterprises/Warner Bros. as a background painter for legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones. During which time he was privileged and honored to study under the late Maurice Noble. Guyton designed and painted many background scenes for Jones, most notable being the background scene for the ?Whats Opera, Doc?? Limited Edition Animation Cell which was included in the films induction into the National Film Registry, an honor bestowed on only 100 films to date for being ?among the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films of our time.? becoming the first-ever animation film to be inducted.
Gaylord Ho visiting Bellagio international gallery is always a great pleasure to have the famed artist talking about his bronze art and his parian sculptures. Gaylord's always excited to talk about a new piece being famous for his angels with perfection in their hands and faces. This is a master sculptor at work.
World renowned for his piece that he created for the Vatican "Grace leads me home." This was done for Pope Benedict XVI on his 80th birthday and presented and held on the steps of Saint peters Basilica in front of tens of thousands of people who gathered for the popes Wednesday blessing.
This sculpture relates to the famous piece that is in most the key fine art galleries. "Transcendence" another spectacular sculpture. This piece is usually in a marbled trademarked patina. Staring into a bright light shining on the face and dimming onto the body of the Angel.
Similar patina is done on his three angel sculpture known as "Celebrations." Three graceful angels celebrating the trilogy of emotion, joy honor and praise.
One of his most prestigious pieces is "Vision" holding the crystal ball seeing the past, present and future.
If you haven't seen Gaylords work stop In at Bellagio international gallery 806 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
Kira was educated in Southern California, where she received her Masters in Social Work. Working within the fields of Human and Social Services until September of 2006, she then chose to embark upon this journey as one of today’s most celebrated bronze sculptors and contemporary artists on a full time basis.
As a first generation descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kira was raised with an acute consciousness and compassion for the human condition. Coupled with her 15 year career as a Social Worker, her insight and inspiration as an artist have come from the ever-present witnessing of this plight of the human spirit. The situations visited, and the lives she has effected change and growth within, have nurtured within her an inconsolable compassion for the unsolicited emotion of the human condition.
Meet bronze sculpture artist Nano Lopez. Look closely at Nano Lopez's sculptures and you will discover the bright colors of a Colombian market place, animals precariously laden with pots, fruits, vegetables, birds, bees, geckos, Pre-Colombian and contemporary artifacts. Look closer still and discover a deep respect for life, clearly observed, where everything, even a mischievous goat balanced on a pile of cast away tires is amazing. Nano Lopez is an artist to watch.
Nano Lopez is an artist gifted with the rare ability to see the world as a child sees it, with exploration, wonder, and creativity. He is deeply fascinated by the sometimes troubling mysteries of life and its inherent struggles.
In his artistic process, Nano integrates organic textures and synthetic, human made objects into his bronzes to create pieces of art that reflect the same depth and richness he sees in the world around him. Although colorful and whimsical, Nano’s work is anything but child’s play and invites careful, sustained viewing. The rich and intricate textures and bright colors are subtlety evocative of his native Colombia and of other Latin art, but his depth of understanding and free associations transcend culture and time. They describe a world beyond the borders of ordinary maps where an unfettered imagination allow nature, science, folklore and modern industrialism to exist seamlessly together.
His work invites us to look at the world more carefully and discover for ourselves the rich interconnections of life. It reminds us that the miracle of life exists at all levels, from the patterns on a leaf to the profound mysteries of the universe.
Signature Style: Whimsical Surrealism & Fantasy filled with intense detail & light-hearted sarcasm.
Artistic Statement: While attending school in Italy, I was inspired by the old Renaissance masters who were able to carve the human form with perfect detail and emotional depth. This style initially charged my interest to begin ceramic sculpting in 2010. I wanted to capture hidden feelings and express people in their most private state, both mentally and physically in keeping with a classical style.
Regina Lyubovnaya is a graduate of the Moscow School of Arts where her young talent was nurtured by her parents and Soviet teachers. She left her homeland to learn from the masters in Italy and the United States. Lyubovnaya’s education includes the Moscow Institute of Arts and Crafts in Russia and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She is also a graduate from Loyola Marymount University and Art Center College of Design.
The essence of her paintings lies in her ability to capture light. Regina’s art has a traditional painterly feel found in the old masters of Europe. Her timeless paintings of flowers, still lifes and portraits are sought after by collectors worldwide. These collectors often remark that they get more compliments on a Regina painting displayed in their home than their other works including Chagall and Picasso!
“My creative soul was inspired by a desire to evoke my emotions at the deepest level with vibrantly colored swirls that exude off the canvas and into the heart of the viewer.”
Renea Menzies’ rise in the art world is as unique as her canvases of vibrantly colored 3-D flowers. In the beginning Renea started experimenting with different mediums – acrylic and mixed media formats. She now works exclusively with oil and has developed an original and popular floral style that has landed her work in prestigious galleries across the country.
In creating her art, Renea uses pallet knives to blend a variety of rich, jewel-toned colors. She then swirls the paint onto the canvas to create a beautiful blend of colors that transform into leaves. On a side canvas, she shapes and contours paint into a multitude of sculptured oil flowers and delicately transfers them onto the leaves that she has already created. Once the paint is partially dry, she applies a glaze. Her sculpted oil technique has a thick buttery appearance and creates a mesmerizing 3-D effect.
Born in Cleveland, Stephen Muldoon comes from a family of artists. Largely self-taught, he has traveled extensively in Europe, where he was influenced by the Renaissance, and in Central America.
Despite long experience working in multi-media, Muldoon’s first love is painting in oil on Metal copper and Aluminum / mixed media.
His range from amazing still-life to landscapes and ocean views oare spectacle. He has been inspired by the Florida coastline to create breathtaking studies of the sea, sunsets and landscapes.
Filled with light and life, Muldoon’s canvases reflect virtually every human emotion — as well as his own boundless enthusiasm for his art.
Bouzon Muxo Fine Art is an artistic collaboration of two artists who work simultaneously "Gina Muxo Ramos and Orestes Bouzon".
Gina Muxo Ramos is a self-taught artist who live in Miami, Florida and is working alongside Orestes Bouzon, an artist who studied at the Academy of Art San Alejandro in Cuba. Both Gina and Orestes are well established artist and widely exhibited, who met via the art scene and have developed an amazing friendship and working relationship. During a conversation on how similar both artists are, they discuss creating a joint series that would merge the best of all their techniques and ideas.
This merger gave birth to the series "Carnavale", highlighting the talents of these two artists uniting in their experiences and styles in an explosion of colors that expresses their emotions. This Series gives rise to a unique and original style of this artistic union "Bouzon Muxo".
Fabio Napoleoni the man known for his hearts in all his art. The story of love and hope. We all have had a second chance and famous for that Symbolic Heart that represents the story of this amazing artist.
Famous for his MARCENIVO CHARACTER AND DRAGONBOY CHARACTER. Come see one of the largest selections of Fabio Napoleoni's works. Learn about the story of this incredible artist from a tragedy to an amazing event that had taken place in this pop artist life. We all deserve second chances and we all need love, the definition of this artist.
What the heart wants and the heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating character invite you into and emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the heart.
Simple landscapes set the stage to the value of emotional attachment that can be compared to no other.
Influences from some of this century’s greatest artists are hard to find in his pieces, but are drenched deep in the fabric of what puts a Napoleoni painting together. It all started in Ponce, Puerto Rico 1972…
We carry the best and largest selection of Fabio Napoleoni artwork on the east coast and in Florida. Come see his work at Bellagio international gallery 806 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
For Fabian Perez, the purpose of art is to perpetuate beauty. “That is what I am always striving for. God created the world and embellished it with the wonders of nature. I think it is the artist’s job to embellish it with his work.”
“I am constantly fighting for a more romantic world, one where the woman and the man have defined roles and power isn’t always the goal.” Pausing, he says, “I would like to say that it is not important what you have, but how you enjoy it.”
Born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fabian had a difficult childhood. His father owned bordellos and nightclubs that were illegal. He also was a gambler. To this day, Fabian remembers the police coming to their home looking for his father who would try to escape through the back door. “So many times he went to jail. I remember when I was very young going to police stations and looking for him.” Eventually his father gave up the business, lost everything and lapsed into depression.
Marco Toro lives in London, England, where he has an established reputation for his finely crafted portraits of movie icons. Toro’s icons of the silver screen are brought to life by his clean, sharp style, which conveys the essence of the actors and the characters he portrays.
When the English actor, Michael Caine, saw Toro’s portrait of him, he was so impressed that he insisted on signing the portrait himself. A unique endorsement of Toro’s work.
Toro lives and paints in London, England, where he teaches at the renowned Camberwell School of Art, a college of the University of the Arts London.
Come and enjoy the fabulous works of Dr. Seuss. He is one of the most notable artist of the 20th century.
Author, illustrator, cartoonist, Academy award winner. Still the number one seller of children's books.