Poppy Seed
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 64 x 44 in
See Through Aquarium
Elina Katkova / June 2018
48 x 36 in.
Venice fireworks
Daniel Paul Izzard / June 2010
Oil on canvas
  • Art has the ability to transcend. Transcend boundaries, ideas, limits, and imagination.

With art, boundaries are non-existent. It’s an exploratory adventure through the artist’s mind, and that adventure is enjoyed, experienced and interpreted by the viewer. Seeing an artist’s passion and insights transposed onto canvas is both a deeply personal yet openly public exercise.

 

Public, because it is on display for all to see, yet personal because there is a certain element of vulnerability on the artist’s side; as well as the highly individualized experience the viewer has as they appreciate the subtly of the piece and feel the personalized meaning resound within themselves.

Exhibitions

We all experience a range of emotions, from the very high highs to sometimes very low lows. While life would be most enjoyable only experiencing the high of positive emotions, to fully exist in life we must experience the range of emotions from the negative to the positive. Every emotion must be experienced to truly help us understand and appreciate our state of being when we live through each feeling. When experiencing the negatives in life, it is important to feel it, respect it, but not to sit with that emotion for too long- there is always a brightness on the other side of even the most painful of emotions and experiences.

Red peppers
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 30 x 40
See Through Aquarium
Elina Katkova / June 2018
48 x 36 in.
Sadness
Elina Katkova / November 2015
Oil on canvas / 26 x 38 in
Anger
Elina Katkova / November 2015
Oil on canvas / 26 x 38 in
Redhead
Elina Katkova / March 2012
Oil on canvas / 30 x 40 in
Cat
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 2018
Murano glass Sculpture / 20 x 9 x 5 in
Woman with Cat
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 1998
Murano glass Sculpture 18 x 14 x 7 in
Glass square plate
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 2010
Glass square plate 16 *16
Pig with long legs
/ January 1970
Oil on canvas / 24 x 18 in
Frog
/ January 1970
Oil on canvas / 30 x 30 in

We all experience a range of emotions, from the very high highs to sometimes very low lows. While life would be most enjoyable only experiencing the high of positive emotions, to fully exist in life we must experience the range of emotions from the negative to the positive. Every emotion must be experienced to truly help us understand and appreciate our state of being when we live through each feeling. When experiencing the negatives in life, it is important to feel it, respect it, but not to sit with that emotion for too long- there is always a brightness on the other side of even the most painful of emotions and experiences.

Venice fireworks
Daniel Paul Izzard / June 2010
Oil on canvas
A Boat
Daniel Paul Izzard / June 2010
Acrylic on canvas / 76.2 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in.)
Park Manceau
Daniel Paul Izzard / May 2000
Oil on canvas / 48 x 48 in

In art, mixed media is art that is created using more than one medium (material). This method of creating beauty is truly appropriate for this series as we are all a mix, or combination of many things. Our emotions, lived experiences, as well as our values and morals all combine to make up our identity. Our identity is the way we understand ourselves, and the way we present ourselves to others.

Poker Tournament
Elina Katkova / March 2017
mixed media, oil on canvas, original playing cards, framed / 62 x 38 in
Sadness
Elina Katkova / November 2015
Oil on canvas / 26 x 38 in
Anger
Elina Katkova / November 2015
Oil on canvas / 26 x 38 in
Pig with long legs
/ January 1970
Oil on canvas / 24 x 18 in
Frog
/ January 1970
Oil on canvas / 30 x 30 in
Redhead
Elina Katkova / March 2012
Oil on canvas / 30 x 40 in
Red peppers
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 30 x 40
See Through Aquarium
Elina Katkova / June 2018
48 x 36 in.
Tree of Life
Elina Katkova / December 2009
Oil on canvas / 80 x 55.5 in
Ocean
Elina Katkova / November 2016
Oil on canvas / 38 x 50 in
Rocks
Elina Katkova / February 2015
Oil on canvas / 39 x 51 in

Art is playful. One of the ways in which I like to express joy, whimsy and love for close friends and relatives is to create a painting depicting loved ones as animals. Often our personality aligns with the behaviour of animals; as such we tend to see elements of ourselves in our favourite animals. One way in which we can honour people and the memories we share with each other is to recreate those people and moments as if those people present in that memory, were animals. It’s fantastical, it’s whimsical, it’s lovely. Your best people, your best memories, captured through the perfect combination of colour, expression and movement. Bring joy and the feeling of light-hearted daydreams to your space through one of these pieces created specifically for you.

Fish triptych 3
Elina Katkova / July 2006
Oil on canvas / 6.5 x 36 in
Getting Old Fat Cat
Elina Katkova / April 2009
Ink on watercolors / 23 x 31
Poker Tournament
Elina Katkova / March 2017
mixed media, oil on canvas, original playing cards, framed / 62 x 38 in
Family As Cats
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 50 x 38 in
Fish triptych
Elina Katkova / July 2006
Oil on canvas / 48 x 60 in
Fish triptych 2
Elina Katkova / July 2006
Oil on canvas / 24 x 48 in

The poppy is indeed an iconic image. The powerful message that it conveys through honouring the men and women who fought for our country in armed conflicts throughout history, to the pop-culture significance of Dorothy getting lost amidst the field of poppies- this flower carries with it a world of meaning. This series means different things to different people. The meaning you attach to the delicate flower is yours alone; and therefore the artwork from this series will resonate differently depending on the life experience you carry with you as you appreciate the pieces in this series.

Poppy Seed
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 64 x 44 in
Poppy Seed 2
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 64 x 44 in
Poppy Seed 3
Elina Katkova / March 2017
Oil on canvas / 64 x 44 in

Alfredo Sosabravo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, in October 25, 1930. Studied art at the Annex School of San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, but he is basically a self-taught artist. Sosabravo has won important awards in Cuba and abroad, among them, his country’s highest cultural distinctions, the “Félix Varela Order”, in 1994 and the “National Plastic Arts Award”, in 1997 and Doctor Honoris Causa in Art, in 2000. His work is represented in many public and priv...

Woman with Cat
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 1998
Murano glass Sculpture 18 x 14 x 7 in
Glass square plate
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 2010
Glass square plate 16 *16
Cat
Alfredo Sosabravo / June 2018
Murano glass Sculpture / 20 x 9 x 5 in
Paris
Behses / March 2008
Acrylic on canvas / 14.5 x 14.5 in

Please see a full Biography of Daniel P. Izzard here

Park Manceau
Daniel Paul Izzard / May 2000
Oil on canvas / 48 x 48 in
A Boat
Daniel Paul Izzard / June 2010
Acrylic on canvas / 76.2 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in.)
Kim Debut
Daniel Paul Izzard / April 2000
Oil on canvas / 34 x 42 in
Cats
Elena Kirsanova / April 2014
Acrylic on canvas 14.5 x 18 in Framed

Elina Katkova strives to capture the texture, feeling and emotions of the living world around her through her art. Capturing this living world is simultaneously just within, and just outside of our grasp. Believing all of life’s experiences have an energy that accompanies them, Elina aims to convey this energy through her art. To represent a single moment in time, in a timeless way, is the motivation that drives her creatively. She acknowledges that we see the world as individuals, yet we e...

Desert Prisoner
Elina Katkova / July 2010
Oil on canvas / 55 x 55 in
Redhead
Elina Katkova / March 2012
Oil on canvas / 30 x 40 in
Vase triptych
Elina Katkova / August 2008
Graphics on white background triptych
Dogman
Gillie and Marc / April 2013
67 x 61 x 61 cm Fiberglass with 2 pack paint
Warrior
Svetlana S / April 2015
Red and black ink / 20 x 27 in