GREY CUBE GALLERY
GREY CUBE GALLERY
SKIES ART SHOW
Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the second Skies online art show for the month of April 2021. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, aquarell, graphite, photography, digital). Each submission has been judged based on the following elements of artistic expression: orginality and quality of art, overall design, creativity, interpretation of the theme, demonstration of artistic ability and usage of medium. Out of all entries, 116 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Norway, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Malta and South Korea. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.
BEST OF SHOW
Diane Sanderson - Sunset over Harbor
I have had a camera since I was 4 years old. My father started me on the journey. I remember he had an Argus C3 that he carried all the time. We took family vacations, across the US, every year. We shot slides because the quality was better, (also inexpensive at the time). When anyone visited, my parents always pulled out the projector. Early on I experienced the different cultures, architecture, and Flora/Fauna that each new place had. I developed a wanderlust that had me living in several states. I have visited all 50 states, as well as other countries. I especially have a love of animals and nature. I can spend hours in a forest or field, listening to birdsong, and in awe of the spectacle Mother Nature provides. I seem to see things differently; as if I’m looking thru the lens, even when I don’t have a camera available. I am also a purist. I do not manipulate my photos into “Digital Art. My photos show what I saw thru the lens. My photographs have received numerous awards, locally as well as in national and international competitions. I am a member of the Mid-Michigan Art Guild and the Mid-Michigan Photography Club, and have my photography at Ledge Craft Lane in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Alberto Repetti - January Cloud
oil on canvas - 40 x 50 cm
This brief introduction explains my approach to painting and drawing and my predilection for a solid marriage between technique and art. The deeper the knowledge of painting and drawing techniques, the greater the possibilities of being able to express and communicate. Mine is a continuous search for the possibilities of an encounter between the real and the imaginary, through different materials and experiences, to achieve a unique and unrepeatable result. Each painting, drawing and digital image is the result of a unique study, which lasts the entire life of the single work. The suggestions of nature, of the landscape are translated into thoughts, pictorial graphic reflections that show the development and reconstruction of forms through the creative process. This process has no limits of investigation and use of expressive techniques. Subject, technique and formal approach, therefore, come together to tell the story of every creative emotion. The work is always, for me, the result of a whole life and each of them carries within itself the trial of the evolution of all the experience preceding it, and inside it contains the secret of its own existence.
Lea Hope Bonzer - Luminosity
metal print - 24'' x 36''
Lea Hope Bonzer is born and raised in Croatia and for the past 17 years, she lives in the USA where she owns a photography business. Her passion is creating photography art, where she can bring details to life and create wonder of untold stories. Through her art, she creates tranquility, motivation, and inspiration.
Christine O'Dell Ferguson - Dancing Solo
acrylic - 18'' x 24''
I have considered myself an artist for as long as I can remember; I don’t recall not being an artist. I was raised in a rural area, and feel blessed to have had that life. It made me appreciate and understand nature and all of its wonders. I am constantly inspired by the forms in nature. It doesn’t matter if I am drawing, painting, sculpting, or weaving; organic forms intrigue me. With each piece I complete, I cannot wait to begin a new one. I am lucky to be surrounded by my muse, and I have never gotten bored or tired of paying homage to it. I love sharing my work, and I can only hope that the viewer can feel the passion and reverence I feel for my subject matter. Whether it’s waves, trees, a landscape, a creature, or an abstracted form I am looking at, the excitement I feel never changes. It is a journey I chose and I hope I never complete.