Friday, 18 May 2012

Barbara Barber : Featured Artist

Barbara Barber : Featured Artist

Art Prints

Barbara says in her own words, "I paint under my maiden name, and have most of my painting life. Now my last name is Barber, these are my paintings. I will continue to sign Clements, as to honor my father, who loved my art and encouraged me to paint. He himself was a poet, and a little like Vincent Van Gogh, in soul. My father gave me the artist view of life."

What a beautiful tribute from daughter to father!

Art Prints

"Down the Jersey Shore at Cape May the streets are lined with wonderful and charming Victorian houses. Lovely to walk and travel back in time in this wonderful seaside resort."

Art Prints

Ms Barba goes on to say of her life, "My family originally is from Long Island. So beautiful, the landscapes of the east, but now, we live in Arizona and love the landscape out here as well. Fact is, natural beauty is everywhere. The earth is lovely."

Few would disagree that indeed the earth is lovely, and is most certainly an artist's playground.

Art Prints

"Egret on shore of Barnegat Bay"

Photography Prints

Serene afternoon on Cape Ann - note the excellent hyper-realism!

Art Prints

Barbara's description of this work is so interesting I am placing it here for my readers. "Borley Rectory was said to be the most haunted house in England, as so the book by the same name written by Harry Price says. The rectory was built by the Rev. Henry Bull in 1863 Essex, to house himself, his wife and their 14 children. The rectory burned down in a mysterious fire in 1939.

It's thought that the rectory was destined to be a haunted house from the start due to the events that had occurred on the site many centuries before.The foundation was an old Priory on land that contained a 12th century Church. A.C. Henning, the rector in 1936, discovered that the Doomsday Book told of a Borley Manor prior to 1066, so he concluded a wooden church was probably also built around that time. The foundations contained underground tunnels and a complex of vault rooms.

The most popular story to the background of Borley was that in 1362 Benedictine Monks built a monastery on the site which would later hold the rectory. Legend told of a nun from the Bures convent, 7 miles southeast of Borley falling in love with a monk from the monastery. They had decided to elope to be together, but the elders discovered their plans. A friend of the monk was to drive a carriage to help them escape. On the fateful night they were captured by the elders. The coachman was beheaded, the monk hanged and the nun was bricked up alive in the walls of the vaults beneath the rectory. Her ghost has haunted the site ever since, seen in front of the rectory during the time of its existance and on the grounds behind it. There was a path where she walked named 'nuns walk' after she had been seen so often." Very interesting!

Sell Art Online

Afternoon storm approaching Lynx Lake Prescott Arizona.

Barbara Barba says, "When I was a little girl my father used to tell me about my great great grandmother, who was a Sioux Indian, and the fascinating way of life of the Indians. On the other hand, my grandfather, from Scotland, used to teach me history and archaelogy. Since then these subjects find their way to my canvas."

Sell Art Online

"Pueblo pottery is based on an Anasazi past, on the pottery of Chaco Canyon and its outliers. Archaeologists at Chaco have unearthed white or gray pottery with geometric designs painted in black, as well as gray pottery with a corrugated pattern and human effigy pieces."

Photography Prints

This is beautiful art! The atmosphere and colors are haunting and yet dreamy at the same time!!

Finally, another beautiful work to finish this weeks features.

Photography Prints

Barbara Barber's attention to detail is superb, hence the image above, although most who know me are fully aware that I adore flowers, but that adoration is only of beautifully presented works of art such as seen above.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Please take out a few moments of your time to visit Barbara's works - click below!

Barbara Barber Fine Art

Thank you for following my blog about all these wonderful artists. I am sure they appreciate the support!

Zeana Romanovna







































Viktor Savchenko : Featured Artist

Viktor Savchenko : Featured Artist

Photography Prints

Welcome to the artwork of Viktor Savchenko!

Viktor Savchenko is visual artist,photographer resides in Southern California.
His artworks and commissions are found in private collections across the US and worldwide.

Art Prints

Excellent portrait of a Rooster.

Art Prints

Viktor has a wonderful imagination and his portfolio is filled with magnificent imagery.

Photography Prints

There is something so pure in a white rose!

Sell Art Online

A sunset I certainly adore as one of my personal favorites in Viktor's collection. The colors and tones are ethereal.

Sell Art Online

I doubt there are many people who could fail to admire the captured sense of movement and beautiful colors - colors which are so luscious they seem to be a raw talent for Viktor to bring out in his art.

Photography Prints

The sound of silence can be deafening - except when it is visual and the viewer can sit back and enjoy the experience.

Photography Prints

Las Vegas - The Roman Vase!

Sell Art Online

Viktor says of this work, "In 2007 I was attending art show at Marriott, Fullerton,Ca. I was very impressed with art of Greg Coffelt. Somebody will say she is not perfect.
That's what beauty is all about!" I concur, and she is beautiful!

To complete this beautiful journey into Viktor's portfolio I shall leave you with an image that is extremely imaginative and unique. Personally, I see the colors of spring and fall - you may see differently, but two seasons coming together with all the beauty of their colors makes for a stunning sense of time and movement for we humans who transit the earth and often forget that seasons represent time passing.

Sell Art Online

You can find Viktor Savchenko by clicking on the link below! Please visit this wonderfully imaginative artist.

Viktor Savchenko Fine Art Gallery

Note: Any Paintings, Digital Art or Photographs may not be reproduced in whole or part without written permission from Viktor Savchenko. © 2012 Copyright Viktor Savchenko. All Rights Reserved.

Until next time!
Zeana Romanovna

decorative acrylic prints
decorative metal prints
colorful acrylic prints
colorful metal prints
abstract acrylic prints
abstract metal prints
green acrylic prints
green metal prints
romantic acrylic prints
romantic metal prints
blue acrylic prints
blue metal prints
nature acrylic prints
nature metal prints

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Donna Van Vlack : Featured Artist

Photography Prints

Donna was born in California but hasspent most of her life in Tucson, Arizona. She is a self-taught photographer with a naturalist style.

Sell Art Online

Now that her children are grown, Donna Van Vlack and her husband Scott are embracing the things they are most passionate about, such as traveling and the outdoors.

Photography Prints

She spends a lot of time volunteering to preserve her heritage and outdoor way of life.

Photography Prints

Donna uses photography as a means of self expression. She takes photographs for herself, which helps her better see the world around her. Donna's inspiration comes from her love for her husband and her love of the outdoors.

Art Prints

I love images of architechture that are clear and detailed.

Sell Art Online

This beautiful horse really does look painted. I don't mean the photograph, but the actual horse Donna captured :)

Donna's portfolio consists of landscapes, wildlife, trees, signs, old cars, black and white photos, historic old home and barns, sky and waterscapes, cactus, rock formations, digital photo art, high dynamic range photos, flowers, and architectural details.

Art Prints

Beautiful fresh poppies, and who doesn't love poppies?

Art Prints

HDR photography is extremely artistic. Loved by many and totally rejected by photographic purists, but few people can remain untouched by a well produced HDR art photograph.

Photography Prints

I would certainly love to stand beneath this beautiful sky and see these mountains for myself. Donna Van Vlack has a beautiful way of bringing life to life in photographic form.

To conclude this short forray into Donna's world I selected an image I feel as so soothing a tender.

Photography Prints

There is something very peaceful about leaves floating in water. I cannot explain it, but must art always be explainable? I think not.

Feel free to visit Donna's massive portfolio - you are in for quite a treat! Click below.

Red Ryak Photography

Until next week be sure and enjoy the coming weekend!

Zeana Romanovna

vivid acrylic prints
vivid metal prints
vivid acrylic prints
vivid acrylic prints
vivid acrylic prints
vivid acrylic prints
vivid acrylic prints

Nadya Ost : Featured Artist



Art Prints

Nadya says of her work, "I have always had a passion for photography. It all started when as a kid I used to watch my parents developing black and white films from our family vacations in a home made dark room in the kitchen (years ago, back in the USSR where I was born), and this interest grew ever since."

Art Prints

Forests can be truly magical!

Sell Art Online

A Lemur with a twinkle in the eye.

Photography Prints

What a beautiful title for this artistic photographic work.

Nadya Ost goes on to say, "Photography for me is a means to capture the beauty and the details in the world, the way I see them, and share them with everyone else."

Photography Prints

Nadya certainly sees detail!

Sell Art Online

Once again her love for detail is very evident with a beautiful composition of water and the leaves of Fall.

Sell Art Online

It's in the eyes.

Art Prints

The beauty of water photography.

Art Prints

A landscape of a fallen red pine tree on the slope of the Carmel mountain.

And to complete this feature of the work of Nadya Ost, I leave readers with a very beautiful landscape image.

Sell Art Online

Many landscape images don't reach a great distance, but with this one I feel as if I can see for miles and miles.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the world of Nadya Ost and pay her a visit by clicking below.

Nadya Ost

With much gratitude to Nadya for granting me permission to feature her works.

Zeana Romanovna

Friday, 4 May 2012

Leana De Villiers : Featured Artist

Sell Art Online

Leana says "I am a self-taught emerging and aspiring artist, as well as an avid amateur photographer, from the beautiful vicinity of Cape Town in South Africa. Painting under the pseudonym of ‘Mow’, a nickname given to me due to my love for cats."

Art Prints

I think the above image describes Leana far better than any words can! Cute!

"Art has become an integral part of my life as well as the person I am today."

Sell Art Online

There is a beauty in simplicity, but it is seldom as easy as it appears. The cherries for instance - note their glow and highlights with the bloom of the fruit added. That is what is called "technique"!

Photography Prints

Leana De Villiers seems to paint with an immediacy that always makes her artwork seem alive!

Sell Art Online

Red is a powerful color, and I am not speaking of impact and tone, but rather the feelings it conjures up in a viewer. I really like this work as it shows a woman with an assertiveness to wear red, and yet the wings denote her more tender and gentle side.

Leana goes on to say, "I only use Professional Artist quality products and paint in various mediums ranging from acrylics, mixed media and oils. I enjoy the unique quality that each medium has to offer."


Art Prints

Of this work, Ms De Villiers explains, "To experience balance in one's life, it is of extreme importance to prioritize the various things in our lives that demands our attention. The Black symbolizes the foundation on which we build our success as well as aspirations we strive for. The Red symbolizes warmth, love, friendship, action, encouragement as well as the struggle to achieve success along the line. The Green symbolizes growth and being grounded strongly in your roots.

The title came first to mind and then I started dwelling for some time on the painting process itself in how I wish to portray this Title. This is how I experience the painting.

You might experience something totally different. When you look at this painting, what does it evoke in you from your life experience, your feelings and what you see."



Photography Prints

We have all experience calmness and then suddenly (or slowly) turmoil throws out the balance completely...be it in our personal lives or our surrounding areas. It is then for us to find the calmness within the turmoil somehow, which is not always that easily accomplished, to keep the balance in our lives.

Art Prints

I like this work - it shows Leana's beautiful sense of humor coupled with her talent - and in digital medium!

Art Prints

A stunning and rather retro look to this work - once again, note the red Liana has used, although in this instance it is far less then before but still in a very poignant manner.

A beautiful watercolor painting completes this journey into the life of Leana De Villiers art, along with something she says, "My work engages my whole being and I connect with the work in mind on a spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical level."


Photography Prints

A watercolour of two poppies floating in the breezes over a very dry landscape with a mountain range in the distance.

Visit Leana by clicking the link below and find more of her artistic treasures - so many delights to explore and I am sure she would appreciate the visit!

Leana De Villiers

Have a wonderful up and coming weekend to all!!

Zeana Romanovna