Kirsteinfineart Introduces Jewelry


Along with Abstract paintings, and related products, Kirsteinfineart introduces accompanying jewelry to complement each KIRSTEINFINEART Collection.  Collections include the “I Love Teachers,” “Justice Series,” “Circus Buddies,” “Wild and Wicked,” and Summertime’s special “Surf’s Up Collection.”

Today and throughout the week, Kirsteinfineart is running a special 20% discount for those who arrive with the code:

 https://kirsteinfineart.myshopify.com/discount/CA3G2SCPWHPK

 

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The painting both at the very top of the page and also shown here, is from my Underground Cave Series, made with mixed media on stretched canvas, 4′ x 8.’ I am still working on this piece. One of my friends said: “Don’t light a fire around this!”

 

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Collector’s Choice: Rick Bennett


 

 

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“I think I do better painting when I’m calm, and meditation is definitely helpful for that. For me painting can be a kind of meditation in itself: not always, but the best painting sessions for me are when I’m totally focused on the process, and get into a completely intuitive state of mind. I don’t actually “think” about colors or brush marks or shapes, I just do it—or it just happens. Of course a lot of times painting can be frustrating and disappointing but for me the best times are the most meditative.”

Rick Bennett

 

 

 

 

Rick Bennett: About the Artist

 

Rick Bennett is a nationally known artist whose works reside in over one-hundred public, academic, corporate, and private collections as far west as Los Angeles and as far east as New York City. The artist’s paintings have received many national and regional awards including the Wiesberg award for realist painting and the Norman Kolhepp award for painting. Bennett has recently been chosen for the upcoming publication Indiana Artists of the 21st Century

 

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Selected Collections

 

Sidley, Austin, Brown, and Wood New York, NY.
College of Mt. St. Vincent, New York, NY.
Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA.
Brown Forman Corporation, Louisville, KY.

 

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Dolgen Corporation, Atlanta, GA.
Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Louisville, KY.
In Flux, Taunton, MA.
BellSouth Corporation, Louisville, KY.
Nanjing Academy of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China.

 

 

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Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY.
Mallor Bordner and Miller, Bloomington, IN.
Ventas Corporation, Chicago, IL.
Aesthetics in Jewelry, Louisville, KY.
Mayan Gypsy, Louisville, KY.

 

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Ogden, Newell, and Welch, Louisville, KY.
Van Hoose and Associates, Lexington, KY.
Centre College, Danville, KY
Hanover College, Hanover, IN.
F.B.N. Productions, Lexington, KY.

 

 

 

To me, the common thread that holds all of Rick Bennet’s work together is an incredible sense of presence with the entire universe that prevails in each image or object, whether ceramic piece, oceanscape or pattern exploration. The unique quality of “Being There” rises through the quiet emergence of shifting light in translucent ripples of the ocean bed, in the repetition of seemingly simple patterns, in the harmonious curve of a clay vessel.

All of his work radiates a centeredness most uncommon in our collective human consciousness. This contemplative awareness, often elusive in our day to day existence is revealed in his work. So many of us rarely glimpse these moments of centered awareness in our lives often spent pursuing the frantic business of living.

If you take the time to slow down, and allow the work to enter your consciousness, you will be taken beyond space and time to a place of immeasurable inner peace.

Written by Janis Kirstein

I would like to give special thanks to Ric Bennett for allowing me to feature his art work on KIRSTEINFINEART.

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Collector’s Choice: Nhi Ho Thi Xuan


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“I was born in Bien Hoa city and now I am living in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. I’m an architect. Most of the architecture in my photos are my design. I spend weekends doing photography, capturing landscapes, architecture, and flowers are my favorite. “

Nhi Ho Thi Xuan

 

 

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Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam

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I would like like to give sincere thanks to Nhi Ho Thi Xuan for sharing her art works with KIRSTEINFINEART in today’s art feature.

 

 

 

 

 

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Collector’s Choice: Stelios Kleanthous


 

 

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Paralimni, Famagusta- Cyprus

About Stelios Kleanthous

I’m Cypiot, and I live by the seaside in the Protaras area.

Photography is my calling, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday.

I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel.
Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept.

But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft.
I wrestle with every image I shoot.

I assume perfection is possible and I want to bring it out of every picture.

 

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Protaras (Greek: Πρωταράς; Turkish: Protaras) is a predominantly tourist resort which comes under the administrative jurisdiction of Paralimni Municipality in Cyprus.

In ancient times, where Protaras is now located, stood the old city-state of Leukolla. The city possessed a small safe harbour where the Athenian Demetrius Poliorketes sought refuge in the year 306 BC, lying in wait for Ptolemeos, one of the successors of Alexander the Great.

In the ensuing battle, Ptolemeos was defeated and fled to Egypt, leaving Cyprus in the hands of Demetrius for a short time. Protaras is also referred to as “the land of windmills”, maintaining the nostalgic quality of the past.

Protaras has clear sky-blue waters and sandy beaches, the most well-known of which is Fig Tree Bay. Building on the success of Ayia Napa, located about 10 km (6 mi) southwest, it has expanded into a modern holiday resort of considerable size with tens of high capacity hotels, hotel apartments, villas, restaurants, pubs and associated facilities. Being quieter than Ayia Napa and having less of a club scene, it has a reputation of catering more for family and Cypriot tourism. Cape Greco is a 10-minute drive from the center of Protaras, and is considered one of the most beautiful places on the island.

Protaras is one of the most popular diving destinations with some of the best dive sites of Cyprus and the East Med. Green Bay being the most popular dive site with thousands of first timers trying scuba skills. The Blue Hole, the Chapel, the Decosta Bay, and Malama Bay are great sites, with Protaras being the most famous dive site for Technical Diving and Commercial Diver training and is on the Cyclops Bay located on the border with Ayia Napa.

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The photographs of Stelios Kleanthous stand as great art to me by virtue of the fact that he captures one of the most majestic places on earth in a timeless vision.

Each image he makes arises as a manifestation from the heart of the earth with its surging cloak of the sea.

Stelios expresses and captures the edge of the world as a transcendent portal to the entire cosmos through his orchestration of the visual landscape found before him. He does this through the highly skilled manipulation of the instruments of his profession: the camera and accompanying technologies.

His selection, arrangement and capture of lights and darks, texture, colors and translucency before him embrace a timeless symbology of symphonic resonance that lingers in the subconscious memory like a healing balm and direct connection to all origin of creation.

Written by Janis Kirstein

 

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