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Artists of the Month - October 2021 WINNERS!

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

ART from HEART is excited to announce the Winners of the Artist of the Month - Oct 2021 - in support and celebration of Black History Month!

4 Artists, 2 Mediums, 4 Countries:

Ramon Omolaja - Painting - Nigeria

Yasmin Olivares - Painting - Venezuela

Ohso Fabone - Mixed Media - USA

Dionne Pendley - Painting - UK

The competition is open to multimedia artists worldwide and created to showcase, promote and raised the visibility of the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The winners are featured on our website and social media platforms and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects by ART from HEART. Artworks are selected based on creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall artistic ability.

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Ramon Omolaja - Painting - Nigeria

©Ramon Omolaja, Somewhere in Igbore. All Rights Reserved.

©Ramon Omolaja, All Rights Reserved.

From Top Left: The Kolanut River, Dancing Time, Anchor, Pa Jay

Artist Adeyemi Ramon Omolaja is a professional painting artist with years of experience in making the fleeting moments still through the strokes of brush and colour. Omolaja's paintings are depictions of natural and environmental activities and occurrences around him, inspired by his cultural upbringing in Lagos, Nigeria.

Omolaja wants to showcase the beauty of his African world to the entire world via his paintings. His dedication and creativity has made him standout as a painter and he is keen on continue furthering his development.

I work with oil on canvas by exploring several issues that are dear to me. I do portraits, landscape, still life and figures. My inspirations are from scenes witnessed around me. With eyes on great deal of fine detail or complexity, my style is fit to convey the most intricate scene to the understanding with the utmost clearness.

Adeyemi Ramon was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 15th of January , 1978. He attended The Polytechnic Ibadan and bagged National Diploma (ND) in Art and Design and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fine and Applied Art. At the completion of his academic pursuit, he joined the National Gallery of Art, in Nigeria, and rose to the Principal Technical Officer and spearheaded the designing of various projects for the beautification of the state.

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Yasmin Olivares - Painting - Venezuela

©Yasmin Olivares. All Rights Reserved.

Left: 'Añorando Libertad' (Longing for Freedom), Watercolor on Chestnut Tree Leaf, 2021

Middle: 'Sentimiento Puro' (Pure Feeling), Watercolour on degraded Tobacco Tree Leaf, 2021

Right: 'Entusiasta' (Enthusiastic), Watercolor on degraded Chestnut Tree Leaf, 2021

Venezuelan Artist Yasmin Olivares combines the traditional and the natural through a mixed technique, with Nature at the center of her inspiration and creations. She uses saturated and bright colors while maintaining the transparency of the work on the sheet or canvas.

My proposal is Ecological Art in harmony with nature. Artworks made on degraded tree leaves until reaching the natural fibers or Papyrus. Aurora of the technique.

Artist Yasmin Olivares has exhibited in Museums, Universities, Cultural Centres and Galleries. In the last 2 years, she has participated in Virtual Exhibitions in Egypt, India, Turkey, Morocco, Poland, Ukraine, Himalaya, Austria, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Nepal, Argentina, México, Panamá, Perú, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela.

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Ohso Fabone - Mixed Media - USA

© Ohso Fabone. All Rights Reserved.

Top Left to Right: Vulnerability as Truth, 2021; The Visionary, 2021

Bottom Left to Right: The Empress, 2021; Lioness Spirit, 2021

Artist Ohso Fabone is a self-taught, mixed media artist, born & raised in New Orleans, LA!

She primarily paints imaginative, 3-D composition portraits of Women of Color with "Living Waters" as a prominent, recurring biblical metaphor. Water in her work represents purification, spiritual need, & eternal life.

Many pieces feature women with "Flowing Tresses" sculptured onto the canvas.

I view the hair as the "Crown and Glory" of a woman and in early African civilizations as well as some communities today, black hairstyles indicate social status, tribe, family background, makes political statements, used as a source of empowerment, and act as a conduit for spiritual interaction to God.

Other recurring elements in Ohso's work are West African Adinkra Symbols.

Adinkra literally translates to "goodbye, or farewell". The abstract symbols are often linked with proverbs, so in my paintings, they visually express particular attitudes and convey more meaning than a single written word."

Ohso medium of choice is acrylic but she often incorporates airbrush, celluclay, ink, pastels, glass beads & watercolor. Ohso attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts – N.O.C.C.A. She studied psychology & fine art at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. Ohso later received a degree in Computer Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology in Metairie, LA and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society in 1999. She worked as a Freelance Art Educator & Graphic Designer until hurricanes Katrina & Rita destroyed her home in 2005 forcing her family to relocate to Texas. Ohso is an international artist actively exhibiting in the US and abroad.

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Dionne Pendley - Painting - UK

© Dionne Pendley, All Rights Reserved.

© Dionne Pendley, All Rights Reserved.

© Dionne Pendley, All Rights Reserved.

Dionne is a London based Artist of Caribbean heritage. Her recent paintings have been inspired by images of the Caribbean. This is reflected in her current body of work featured here 'Island in the Sun'. Dionne expects her work to resonate with individuals of the community that left the Caribbean for a life in Britain and may experience nostalgia. Her paintings are vibrant in colour, and she enjoys working with Acrylics and Watercolours.

Art gives my imagination freedom of expression. I feel Black History Month is an ideal time for the community to see different aspects of Art from Black Artists.

From the age of 14 Dionne began her artistic journey embarking on a Diploma in Fashion and Textiles. She graduated from Southampton Solent University with a B.A Homs in Fashion Promotion. Her work has been showcased at the Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery during Black History Month 2020.

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