Kostiantyn Shyptia believes that paintings are a window into another reality. The Ukrainian artist, born in 1975, wants to portray human feelings, desires, and inner aspirations in his works. Through his paintings, Shyptia conveys the beauty of this world and its creations, as well as allegories, riddles, and mystical experiences. His creative process begins with drawings, and after having settled the compositions and colors, he transfers the image onto canvas.
Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks’ paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child — Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone. Steve Hanks passed away on April 21, 2015. Deepest sorrow and heartfelt loss for his family.
Born with what she believes is more of a passion than talent for art, Ellectra became obsessed with figurative art at a young age. Her talent soon became apparent as she began to sell commissions at age 15 and create murals in Bulgaria for hotels, restaurants, and private properties. After losing her mother at age 17 and struggling as an immigrant in the UK, her artistic persistence earned her a large audience on social media, which has opened the door to national exhibitions and the opportunity to create more art.