In this monthly installment, we welcome this month's newest artists to UGallery. These artists work in a range of styles and mediums and join us from around the globe. We are excited to introduced the following artists:
INTRODUCING: AMBER ALLEN
Homeschooled as a child, Amber Allen could frequently be found doodling while her family moved around constantly. She began taking an online still life painting course at age 15 and became determined to pursue a career in art. “I knew as soon as I put the last brushstroke on that first assignment that life for me had changed,” says Amber. “Something had clicked into place.” Amber sources her still life subjects from real objects, images, and her imagination. She integrates geometric backgrounds into her paintings as an homage to her favorite topic from school, sacred geometry.
INTRODUCING: GABRIELA FERNANDEZ
Venezuelan born painter Gabriela Fernandez uses psychedelic colors to create fantastical landscape scenes. She applies mixed media in layers to produce rippling, swirling forms on each canvas. The mountains and valleys seen in Gabriela’s compositions are inspired by her travels and childhood in Venezuela. “Often it is the memory of an environment that forms the initial idea behind the work,” says Gabriela. Building from her memories, Gabriela also relies heavily on her imagination to complete a landscape. The artist currently resides in Spain where she enjoys being near the beach.
INTRODUCING: SEAN WILLIAMS
Inspired by artists Wolf Kahn and David Hockney, Sean Williams triumphs color theory above all else in his work. “I try to use color as a compositional element rather than an emotional or decorative element,” says Sean. Each piece starts with a controlled color palette, and he strives to be mindful about his proportions of each color used. Vibrant hues including lime green, turquoise, and magenta are common in Sean’s paintings. The work is also marked by clean, modern lines and dynamic compositions. Each piece evokes meditative tranquility with its precise and delicate execution. When he’s not making art, Sean dabbles in carpentry and hopes to begin building furniture.
INTRODUCING: MARTIN RUNEL
The use of acrylics, mediums and inks produce unusual and interesting effects in the canvas, combined with traditional ways of painting, create mountains, plains and valleys, sometimes of familiar locations, travels or from my childhood in Venezuela.