ART from HEART is excited to announce the Winners of the Artist of the Month - April 2022!
4 Artists, 3 Mediums, 4 Countries:
Bailey Graham - Photography - Canada
Scarlett Ford - Mixed Media - UK
Perrin Marie - Photography - USA
Katherine Boland -Painting - Australia
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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Bailey Graham - Photography & Digital Collage - Canada
© Bailey Graham, All Rights Reserved.
From Left to Right: Behind a Rose, The Grand Eliminator, Smog
Media: photography, photoshop, sculpture, painting
Artist Bailey Graham (also known as Blue) is a Canadian sculpture artist, entrepreneur, filmmaker and surrealist photographer. Graham currently lives in London, England to pursue her love of the arts. She discovered photoshop at a young age, manipulating her own photos, and has carried her love of it through to adulthood.
Bailey's work reflects nature, and the impact of climate change, two subjects that Bailey is very passionate about. Her work is distinguished by a distinctive mixed media style of sculpting that incorporates both exaggerated and realism into its compositions. Her art investigates the relationship that exists between death and nature. She incorporates a variety of influences into her work, and she harnesses her passion and curiosity for the unknown to elicit emotional responses from the viewer.
I create to bring a personality to nature. Through my work, hidden earth elements, growth and decay are commonly seen, hinting on climate change, and various issues across the globe. Growing up around nature, I seen the direct impact climate change is having on our planet, and my work is a way of translating this to inspire change.
Bailey studied Fine art at NSCAD University, but really ignited her passion for photography after rediscovering it at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Graham has been recognized for her work on multiple occasions. She has been featured in Adobe for her contribution on how to end bullying. In 2013, Graham received the Art Honours Award and in 2015, she received the David Moore award. In 2019, she joined Raindance Film Festival, where she is responsible for creating media and marketing content.
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Scarlett Ford - Mixed Media Cyanotypes - UK
© Scarlett Ford, Women in Art History Series. All Rights Reserved.
Top Left to Right: Ana Mendieta, Elaine de Kooning; Leonora Carrington; Eva Hesse
Media: cyanotype, photography, collage, printmaking
British Artist Scarlett Ford work examines contemporary issues such as women's role in art history, reparative histories and sustainability with a social critique. Through her work she tries to raise awareness of these issues and use the power of art to help address them. Her artwork covers a range of interdisciplinary forms (cyanotypes, found objects, photography, collage).
I endeavour to look back at the canon of art history through a critical lens; we have a lot of work to do.
The images shown here are a selection from Scarlett's ongoing project called ‘Women in Art History’. These images are cyanotype portraits of a diverse group of women with different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations who Scarlett feel have been overshadowed, perhaps by their spouse e.g. Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning; or perhaps their artistic achievements have been accredited to men (Elsa von Freytag - Loringhoven). All of the photos of these incredible women are in their studios, with their cameras, making art.
This project has truly opened my eyes to how limited our view of art history is; and how many people have been purposely airbrushed from history.
Scarlett's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York City and Chicago. She has also taken part in the BLAST! CREATIVE NETWORK + EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: ONLINE CRIT with the Exposure Festival in Alberta, Canada, and Noorderlicht Photography Festival. She has worked with arts organisations such as Multistory who gifted her a BCN Bursary, as well as the British Art Show. Currently she is a Level 5 Fine Art student at the Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton. She also has a podcast called Feel Free Creatively where she discusses creativity and interviews members of the creative industries.
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Perrin Marie - Digital Photography - USA
© Perrin Marie, Doll House Series. All Rights Reserved.
Top Left to Right:
Ball Gown, Plastic Doll Series, Doll House Collection;
Prom Dress, Tin Doll Series, Doll House Collection
Hat, Paper Doll Series, Doll House Collection;
Flower Crown, Tin Doll Series, Doll House Collection
Media: Digital Photography
American Artist Perrin Marin is a nomadic artist with humble beginnings and a grateful future, living her dream as a globally published visual artist. Her photo project entitled 'The Doll House Collection' combines her social responsibility as an artist, human and environmentalist. The self-portrait collection is home to several series accomplished with fashion and photosets from recycled materials. The project was Inspired by the collective blind eye of world leaders and community members regarding global warming and waste, in the hope that the collection will provoke viewers to reconsider, reuse and recycle.
Artists have a social responsibility to use their medium and platforms to provoke thought while doing no harm.
Last year Perrin had her first solo exhibition, Art & Body, and now excitedly two more in Europe showcasing her Doll House Collection. This spring Perrin will be traveling to England for her second arts residency, hosted by The Hide and Athens, Greece in the fall to complete her third residency hosted by SIILK. She has been featured in the media.
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Katherine Boland - Painting - Australia
© Katherine Boland, Scorched Earth. All Rights Reserved.
© Katherine Boland. All Rights Reserved.
Top Left to Right: Fireground #1; While the World Burns #2;
While the World Burns #7; Hot Fashion #1
Media: Painting and digital media
Artist Katherine Boland, lives in Australia and works across the disciplines of painting, photography and digital media. Her art practice is inspired by her natural surroundings. Since the 2019/20 Australian bushfires, which devastated her region on the south east coast of Australia, she has been compelled to make art with fire itself to raise awareness about climate change. Incorporating non-traditional media and processes in her work, Katherine seeks to distill classical interpretations of the beauty of the natural world in an organic, abstract space. She often begins the act of mark making by subjecting the surfaces of her large timber panels to the transformative power of flame; using fire itself as a drawing medium. Rather than present a factual reality or reference recognisable forms, Katherine investigates the dynamics of landscape. Her works are emotional landscapes, aimed to sweep you in, to entice you to forgo worldly material concerns; to be quiet and contemplate a state of being. Much of Katherine's work explores her lifelong relationship with fire—a relationship which came into sharp focus when a fatal fire sparked the end of her 27 year marriage in 2002. After living through the 2019/20 Australian bushfires, Katherine was compelled to make art to raise awareness about climate change and the ecological perils facing the planet.
The work featured here was made in the aftermath of the 2019/20 Australian bushfires using a range of mixed media processes.
After photographing stained and inscribed timber panels, burnt with a blow torch and pyrography equipment in my studio, I composite and manipulate the images with photo-editing software to create digital artworks which speak to the impact of human-induced climate change across Australia and all over the planet.
In the aftermath of the fires, she was selected to participate in OUTPUT: ART AFTER FIRE - a pilot project supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through their Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program which supported artists in southeast New South Wales and the American west to create artwork about their bushfire experiences. Katherine has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally and has been the recipient of numerous art prizes and grants, including the Heysen Art Prize for Interpretation of Place in 2009. Her work is included in corporate, public and private collections in Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA and her memoir, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights, was published by Australian publisher, Wild Dingo Press in 2017.
Katherine graduated from the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Art Therapies (MIECAT) with a Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Arts Practice in 2019 and has since run several writing workshops for bushfire affected communities in her region.
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