Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Doll Artist Marina Bychkova

The Cathedral. Artwork by Doll Artist Marina Bychkova

Duomo di Milano inspired doll “The Cathedral”. Artwork by Doll Artist Marina Bychkova

Doll Artist Marina Bychkova
Born and raised on the shores of the Siberian river Tom, in the city of Novokuznetsk, Marina Bychkova is a talented doll artist. From early childhood she was interested in the nature of the dolls and fell in love with them for ever. Meanwhile, when the girl was nine years old, her family immigrated to Canada. There she graduated from the Institute of Arts. According to Marina, she has always loved dolls, but in 2002, her love for them has grown into profession. After a long search of the media, Marina found perfect for her designs and ideas material – porcelain. Her very detailed dolls belong to the world of contemporary art – sculpture, painting, and jewelry art.
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Russian artist Anna Berezovskaya

Russian artist Anna Berezovskaya. Winter Cherry, 2007. Oil on canvas. Private collection

Winter Cherry, 2007. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Russian artist Anna Berezovskaya

Russian artist Anna Berezovskaya
Born in Yahroma of Moscow region, Anna has been painting since the age of five, when stayed alone at home with her fantasies and imaginary world. And her wonderful world was – knights, ladies in period costumes, fabulous cities and whimsical trees.
Meanwhile, in 2000 Anna started training in a private art studio in Abramtsevo, and there she found a teacher who helped her develop her own style. The next year, Berezovskaya entered the Abramtsevo College of Industrial Arts. After graduation, she began working with several art galleries of Moscow. Noteworthy, in 2005 Anna Berezovskaya became a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. In March 2006 she started participating in solo and group art exhibitions in Russia and abroad – USA, Luxemburg, Holland, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
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Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond

Still life Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond

A banana, Still life. Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond, American realist artist

Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond
Ohio born realist painter Michael Zigmond graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1984. He has been painting for more than thirty years. His highly realistic art is based on using a combination of photographic reference and direct observation. Each composition manifests an intense light, as the artist enjoys the interplay of light and shadow rendered near a solid object. For his long artistic career Michael Zigmond has participated in more than 50 solo art exhibitions throughout the United States, including his native Ohio, Boston, San Francisco and New York.
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Pencil drawings by xoramos661

Pencil drawings by xoramos661

Diamonds. Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by xoramos661 (Ruben WestSide Ramos)

Pencil drawings by xoramos661
25-year-old self-taught artist Ruben “WestSide” Ramos, known as “xoramos661” draws realistic pictures that blow my mind. I truly hope that art is his profession, because his talent is incredible.
In particular, the artist likes to draw people, and his art gallery consists of hundreds of drawings, sketches, and watercolors. Mostly, these works are portraits of well known and unknown people, including his beloved daughter Alyssa. Talented artist hyper-realist Ruben Ramos is truly a romantic and gentleman, treating Woman like a princess. Even in his drawings women wear a crown. According to the 25-year-old artist, he is the hopeless romantic, who still believes in love at first sight.
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Chinese watercolorist Guan Weixing

Miao girls in full dress. Chinese watercolorist Guan Weixing

Miao girls in full dress. Painting by Chinese watercolorist Guan Weixing

Chinese watercolorist Guan Weixing
Born in Dunhua County, Jilin Province, in 1940, Guan Weixing is a talented Chinese artist. In 1962 he graduated from Luxun Fine Arts Academy. Elegant watercolors by Guan Weixing appeared in numerous publications. Also, exhibited in Beijing, numerous national and international art exhibitions – in America, Japan, France and others. Art works by Chinese influential watercolorist Guan Weixing (“First snow”) won gold medal at International Watercolor Exhibition in USA. The book “Memories of Peking: South Side Stories”, containing more than 80 illustrations by the artist won International Best Illustration Award in 1992, 1993 and 1994.
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Landscape photographer Galen Rowell

Landscape photographer Galen Rowell

Landscape photographer Galen Rowell (1940 – 2002)

Landscape photographer Galen Rowell
Born in Oakland, California, in 1940, Rowell was a talented landscape photographer. He has created an inspiring art gallery of landscape scenery from around the world, including portrait and still life. Remembered as one of the best American landscape photographers, Rowell was in fact, a self-taught photographer.
According to his biography, Galen Rowell enjoyed a long marriage with Barbara Cushman, with whom he lived in California and had two children. In 2002, 62-year-old Rowell and his wife tragically died in an air crash between Alaska and California. In order to recognize the great and intangible value of his body of work, Galen Rowell posthumously entered the International League of Conservation Photographers (2009).
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English photographer Adam Burton

English photographer Adam Burton

English photographer Adam Burton

The author of these pictures of beautiful scenery is English photographer Adam Burton. Recognizable and in demand, he is one of the leading landscape photographers. And certainly, one of the artists responsible for the development of photo art now. According to the artist, his most favorite photographic genre is landscape. A self-taught photographer, Adam Burton did not receive special education. However, he studied himself through perseverance and, above all, love for nature. As a result, he has become one of the world’s most renowned nature photographers. Beautiful scenery in his pictures fascinate and enchant. Adam Burton knows how to work with light and most of his favorite moments – dawn and dusk.
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