Nicholas O’Leary was born and raised in Gisborne, New Zealand and has been painting since childhood and exhibiting since his teenage years.
After graduating from the University of Auckland with a degree in Architecture in 2009, he moved as far away as one can from the sunny paradise of Gisborne, to Bergen, Norway. He still resides in Bergen where he can be found hiking in the spectacular mountains, amoungst the fjords or along the rugged coastline with his easel strapped to his backpack in often challenging conditions.
He has studied with and painted alongside many artists along his journey, most notably with Odd Nerdrum in Norway.
O’Leary works largely from life whereby the observation of previously unnoticed subtleties are prioritised. The recognition of these subtleties allows O’Leary to bend physical rules in his paintings and challenge our perceptions of truth and deception, reality and fantasy.
The accumulation and manipulation of observations is not limited by a specific subject matter. He paints across the board, and has won international prizes in portraiture, figurative paintings, larger imaginative compositions, landscapes, cityscapes, and still lives.
Kathleen Denis is known for capturing sun-drenched light in her contemporary-impressionistic style paintings, whether painting scenes of island life, timeworn cottages, inviting gardens or adorable doggies. Presently living in Palm Beach Shores, she was born in Miami, grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, and spent much time in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, which greatly influenced her use of subject matter and colorful style.
Kathleen’s love of art began with lessons at the age of four, and graduated from University of Miami, with a BFA degree in Graphic Design, while continuing to passionately study, paint en plein air and studio, teach, and win awards.
Her art is licensed by leading manufacturers worldwide and found on numerous home décor and gift products, found at stores such as HomeGoods and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Her original paintings are acquired in galleries, exhibits, plein air events and on her website at www.kathleendenis.com.
Eve Miller is a signature member of The Pastel Society of America IAPS/Master Circle, Juried Journeyer member of The Pastel Guild of Europe, Juried Member of the Women Artists of the Southeast, Juried Full Member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Juried Elected Member of the Salmagundi Club and Associate Member of the American Impressionist Society, Juried Elected Artist of the National Association of Women Artists and Juried Associate Member of Allied Artists of America. Eve is also, a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado the Maryland Pastel Society, The Degas Pastel Society, Member of Excellence at the Southeastern Pastel Society and a Fellow in The American Artists Professional League. In addition, she is a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.
Eve has studied with Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Bill Creevey, Doug Dawson , Stan Sperlak, Barbara Jaenicke as well as other prominent contemporary award winning Pastelists such as Sally Strand, and Kim Lordier.
Paul Bailey is originally from Essex, in the east of England, but he has relocated to Mid-Wales to be amongst the mountains and moors. The wild, windswept tracts of the Cambrian mountains, Radnor hills, Brecon Beacons and the spectacular coastlines of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion are my source of inspiration.
The semi-abstract nature of his work, his use of non-traditional techniques, his bold compositions and his dynamic use of colour help portray the varied British landscape in a new, vivid and surprising way.
His work can be found within private collections and galleries throughout the world. I also supply commissioned pieces to international and domestic interior design companies and private collectors.