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Injection Tracker App Creator and Novelist Dina Ayoub Exhibiting at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art

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Dina Ayoub, Engineer, Fantasy Novelist, and Artist will be displaying her works of art at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art on Jan 19th.Here is your chance to meet her in person. Her creative drive is sure to inspire you in many respects,  from her writing, to her contributions in technology such as her most recent Android Injection Tracker App for Diabetes and MS patients.

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Here are a few words from Dina

I’m an artist, writer, and tech entrepreneur.  I spent over 10 years in the tech industry before deciding to pursue my passion for the arts and creativity – writing a fantasy novel, creating an android app to help people with diabetes, MS, RA… etc., and rediscovering my love for painting and jewelry making. I paint abstract and landscape art in oils and fluid art in acrylics, using my Egyptian heritage and travels as inspiration for my work.

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Featured Exhibiting Artist at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art: Patarawalai Panma, Expresses Love Through Art

Patarawalai Panma is an International artist from Thailand that uses her artwork to express her love for Nature and Human Kind.

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She will be exhibiting at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art at the Collective on Jan 19

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Here are a few words from the artist:

I am an international artist from Thailand. I been living in Washington for some years now. There are many artistic styles that I participate in such as painting, drawing, sculpting and tattoos. I love to escape into my Cancer sign world filled with imagination and life messages through my craft. I really enjoy spending most of my time on portraits and drawings.

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Featured Exhibiting Artist at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art: Katelyn Crowley Harper creates collages out of positive news stories

A true story on the power of positivity -Artist Katelyn Crowley Harper creates collages out of positive news stories – which in turn, ends up on the news!

Meet Katelyn and see her inspiring work in person at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art on Jan 19th.

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It all started with a Christmas gift. Months before the holiday season had even begun, my mom expressed repeated sadness at all the tragic headlines on the news and internet. From the devastating fires in California, to shootings, and other tragedies, the news became too saturated with negativity for my mom to bear.

Seeking to show her the positive side of things, I wanted to make her something that would serve as a beacon of hope, light and positivity in her life. I decided to make a paper collage using positive news stories and watercolor as my medium. I then shaped the torn headlines into a sunflower, serving as a metaphor for focusing on positivity (due to the plants ability to move its head so that it always faces the sun). Included in the artwork is a QR code, which directs you to a document with a list of all of the stories used.

My mom, in love with her gift, took to Facebook to share it with friends and family. Not long after, Madison Meyers from ABC News 10 contacted us wanting an interview! And just like that, my gift to my mom became news worthy, landing on Yahoo Lifestyle and on ABC News 10’s evening update! With all the publicity, I began receiving order requests. This spurred me to create Print Painting, an Etsy shop where I can sell and create works of art I truly love.

“The brighter the light, the darker the shadow” — Carl Jung
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Link to ABC News 10:https://www.abc10.com/mobile/article/news/daughter-creates-christmas-present-for-mom-out-of-good-news-stories/103-b23512d8-2734-4acd-a80b-54a74baf9b45

Link to Yahoo Lifestyle: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/lifestyle/daughter-makes-christmas-gift-good-news-stories-mom-discouraged-sad-media-coverage-171025474.html

Victor Ramirez, Featured Artist at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art, draws what it’s like to have Autism.

victorbiopicWe are incredibly proud to announce that Victor Ramirez has been selected as one of our winning participants in our Art in Autism Program. He will be exhibiting live at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art at the Collective on Jan 19th. And his work will be on display in our Art in Autism Exhibit.

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Here are a few words from Victor:

My name is Victor Andres Ramirez, I have Autism, and I am a Mexican/American Cartoonist. Since I was a kid, my dream is to become an Animator. I have been inspired to draw comics by watching cartoons and being enamored by them. Some of my inspirations are Drake Brodahl, who is the art director at Disney Television Animation, and Brianne Drouhard, who was a character designer for the Teen Titans TV series and several other shows

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As a person with Autism, I am proud that I can help inspire people with disabilities to show that they too can shine and show how wonderful they are. I got my AA diploma in the Digital Media Arts program from Bellevue College in June 2018. I am currently working towards attending DigiPen so that I can improve my skills in the animation field such as storyboarding, character design, 2D animation, and creative storytelling, and hopefully get my Bachelor’s degree.

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Check out one of his animatics here!

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Exhibiting Artist at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art: Penny Firehose – An Inspiration on How Art Heals and Transforms

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Ms. Penny loves to laugh, seeks to spread love and kindness through her many community volunteer endeavors and gives generously of her time, talent and resources.  Challenges don’t seem to faze her much anymore, especially after a lifelong struggle with dyslexia, being 75% deaf in her left ear, the effects of child and young adult abuse, and being changed from left to right handed at a young age.  By embracing art, she has helped herself heal and re-train her mind to transform her life. In turn is learning new ways of being, which affords her to live a life more authentically and simplistic.

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She has lived in the Pacific Northwest Region of the US for most of her adult life and enjoys the richness of the beauty of the area. She has two sons and three grandchildren.  She currently resides in Tacoma, Washington and works out of her studio in her home.  Most of the underlying themes in her work is a cross between Bob Ross and Donna Dewberry, which has influenced and inspired her to return to her first love… creating art in many forms.

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MS Penny has been an artist in one form or another since she was a child.  She has always had a realistic and yet creative view of the world around her.  She is a self-taught artist and loves learning new creative processes and freely embraces new ideas and creative concepts when it comes to her artistic endeavors.

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Penny loves to be creatively challenged to keep her mind open and fresh ideas percolating to use and solve problems creatively.  Which is very exciting when she can apply what she has learned over the years in a new discipline or creative medium.  She also uses her artistic talent with her photography to create lasting memories of fleeting moments in hers and other’s lives.

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Ms. Penny is best known for her “Flowers in Bloom” glass series. The process is made with up-cycled glass acrylic enamel paint and she procures the glass, porcelain and ceramic through local businesses. This supports her community and keeps many of these items out of landfills and repurposes them for beautiful art pieces when hand painted.

In 2015 she started branching out in her painting endeavors by painting with acrylic paint on canvas.  In 2017 she furthered her art education and artistic growth by purchasing and learning to create her art in digital format on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil.

Featured Exhibiting Artist at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art: Preeti Raghuveer offers a fresh, revivalist visual appeal

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Very pleased to announce that Canadian artist, Preeti Raghuveer will be exhibiting at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art at the Collective.

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Her work is refreshing; it can be described as entering the nostalgic period of the fauvist, an exotic world of traditional India, or something completely new.

PreetiFresh Tomatoes anyone (1)Preeti works in “art for art’s sake” – both visual and auditory. She is a concert vocalist as well. Her paintings and drawings encompass water, acrylic, oil and pencil sketches. The works on display may be called “revivalist”, whereby old works of art are re-interpreted in new ways. Preeti uses strong and bright colors. Themes range from synchronization and harmony, rhythm, strength in women, innocence and freedom of expression.

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Featured Exhibiting Artist At Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art: Chris Buckley

Like an archeologist finding the holy grail – that’s what it feels like to find Chris Buckley’s art.ChrisScreen Shot 2017-10-05 at 11.32.21 AM

If you are an art collector searching the world for uniqueness, you’ve found it in Chris Buckley’s masterful images.  And she will be exhibiting live and in person at Paint Seattle ~ A Night of Art at the Collective Jan 19th.

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Chris Buckley grew up in England. She created her first piece of art age 2 on her mom’s freshly painted walls. Needless to say, any consequences that were given did not dampen her creative instincts. She went on to study nursing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. She was a good nurse, but a better artist. She ended up working as a graphic designer at The Welcome Trust, a leading London based charity. As she didn’t go to art school she considers The Welcome Trust job her lucky break. She has a lot of people to thank for showing faith in her untrained skills and giving her the opportunity to learn from talented graphic designers. 

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She immigrated to Seattle in the late 90s where she spent her time bringing up four active, demanding, incredible kids. During the early years of motherhood, art became her sanctuary, her escape to tranquility. Even though she still has one active, demanding incredible kid at home, she is grateful that she gets to spend a little more time doing art now.

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Her art reflects many aspects of her life. Her inspiration for her work is both reflective and random.  She likes to work in a variety of ways, and in a variety of mediums. Not confining herself to one medium and one style enables her to experiment, explore and evolve, helping her refine her craft. Over the years she has produced a mixture of non-representational imagery, cityscapes, and figurative art. Sometimes when she paints she starts with a blank canvas and simply begins, with no preconceived ideas of the end result. She tries to find balance with what appears on the canvas, color, form, line, shape, texture, light vs dark, and in that process, she instinctively recognizes when it feels complete. She used this process when she created the painting Autonomous, which received 10th Place in the 2018 Patterns Art Exhibition. She has also started creating digital art. The nature of digital art means you can start with an image and multiply that image into several totally different art pieces. Her recent works in this medium have been biographical in nature, displaying her connection to England and Europe. Her art is her visual diary reflecting all that excites her about the world around her, past and present.

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Up Coming Exhibitions in Washington

January – Paint Seattle

February/March – Color Theory Show, Issaquah,

April-June – Flying Apron, Seattle,

July-September – Lynnwood City Hall

The following paintings have won recognition in national art competitions:

AUTONOMOUS – 10th place in the 2018 Patterns Exhibition

SEATTLE SALUTES HOKUSAI – Special Merit Award

WONDER and CHRISTEA – Special Recognition Category

 

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