Multi-Award Winner June 2012 Issue
The Artist Raquel Sturges.
About the Artist:
Raquel Sturges is a newbie in the art scene, having started only last year in July, she has been featured in three publications and have shown in three galleries and her sketchbook will have permanent home in Brooklyn Art Library.
Enjoying her new found talent, she continues to work in her favorite medium, the SHARPIE pen, markers and paint pens.
A lot of Raquel's early work reflects her journey to recovering from childhood trauma and long battle with PTSD resulting from child abuse.
1st Place winning piece "Water Horse" by Raquel Sturges.
Her main goal is to send a message that we are not our past...we have the choice to stop the cycle of child abuse, just because you suffered, it does not mean that your children should and then their children. We can make choices and we can make good ones that turns our past traumas and abuses into something positive and into a message of hope for others.
She hopes to someday have a solo show benefiting victims of child abuse.
2nd Place winning piece "Buried Secrets" by Raquel Sturges.
Raquel Sturges lives in San Francisco California with her loving and supportive husband of 24 years and her beautiful Madbug Maddie who is 11 years old. She enjoys the company of her two english bulldogs and finds her in-laws being close by to be comforting.
3rd Place winning piece "Buried Secrets" by Raquel Sturges.
She is available for commissioned and logo designs...all in her whimsy Sharpie style. She does everything by hand and has not ventured in the world of digital art just yet.
To view more of Raquel's art please visit her FB Page at:
The Artist Sumit Sharma
Please tell us something about yourself?
OPEN THE DRUMS OF COLOUR ...SPREAD THE CANVAS THEN SEE MY CREATIVITY--------------------SUMIT SHARMA
MYSELF SUMIT SHARMA, I AM FROM THAT COUNTRY CALLED HOLLY INDIA NEW DELHI INDIA PRESIDENT (LOK KALA SAHITYA SANSKRITI ) BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS FIRST CLASS (M.G.K.P) VARANASI ARTIST,PHOTOGRAPHER ,POET
How you got started as an artist?
WHEN I WAS ONLY FIVE YEAR OLD I STARTED DRAWING WITH CHOLK ON MY NEIGHBOR WALL...MY CREATION NEVER STOPPED THERE .. BUT MY ARTISTIC CARRIEAR STARTS IN 2004 THAT WAS MY FIRST SOLO SHOW AFTER THAT I PARTICIPATE IN LOTS OF NATIONAL ,INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS. I WON MANY AWARDS IN ART COMPETITION,EXHIBITIONS AND HONOURED BY VARIOUS GROUPS THEY ALSO INVITED ME AS A CHEIF GUEST AND JUDGE IN VARIOUS EVENTS.
LOU INOSANTO: Finally Expressing and Exploring
Gifted with artistic talent since childhood, Maria Lourdes "Lou" Inosanto did not seriously explore her creative side until later. Although never joining any inter-school art competition, her arts and crafts projects has always excelled. She took up Fine Arts upon the suggestion of a family friend who saw her potential. She got her baccalaureate degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising at the Technological University of the Philippines.
The 1st Place winner Lourdes Inosanto
Although she majored in Advertising, Lou showed great interest and flair for painting . While pursuing her degree at the state university, she has joined various visual art competitions and on-the-spot painting contests. Her work earned a spot as a Finalist for the PLDT-DPC Telephone Directory Cover Visual Art Competition.
Her passion for painting was put on hold after college. She has to put down the brush and the palette in exchange of the 'mice'. Lou worked as a Graphic Designer for a clothing company, a pharmaceutical company and an Ad agency until 2007. Since then, she has worked as a freelance artist and has done some commissioned work. Those works has sparked the desire to once again pick up the brush and palette to paint.
The winning piece "The Harvester" paintings by Lourdes Inosanto
In December 2011, she joined the Philippine Air Force Painting Competition with its theme "The Role of Philippine Air Force in Philippine History". Her work entitled "Umaga At Dapithapon ng Kabayanihan" bagged The People's Choice Award. This marked the beginning of a new chapter in her life. It made way for her to enter the visual art scene which really was her first love. Proving that she can be one of the best in her craft, her entry entitled "The Harvester" got the 1st Place for the Artist's World Magazine, January 2012 issue.
Presently, she is active in participating in painting competitions and group exhibitions. She has also contributed works for Art-for-a-cause exhibitions. She is currently a member of the Art Association of the Philippines and an Officer of Kunst Pilipino, an organization of visual artists founded by Virgilio Quizon, a Filipino Art Impresario based in Germany.
Finally doing what she loves, Lou has now found her medium of expressing her artistic talent and exploring the possibilities and potential of her art.