Synapse is inspired by the mythology and architecture influence of other times. By using a theme as old as mythology for inspiration, and adding his special touches, Martinez Vanegas achieves an updated, new vision. He quotes celebrated composer Giuseppe Verdi: "Tornate all'antico e sarà un progresso," which means "Let us turn to the past; that will be progress.”
The artist’s fine and delicate drawings and paintings feature great artistic detail and contemporary beauty. The technique of his art is mainly color pencil on paperboard and acrylic on canvas. Martinez Vanegas seeks to have those who view his art “feel inspirational impulses” while admiring the secret meaning and story transmitted through his works.
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is a wildlife photographer and nature writer based in South Florida. Growing up
in the Philippines, she watched metropolitan Manila engulf coastal villages and
rural landscapes. As the last brilliantly colored bird from her yard fell to a
stranger’s slingshot, her love of nature transformed into a passion for
environmental conservation. Drawing from this inspiration and from her
education as a biologist, Kirsten’s photography highlights nature and wildlife
around the world. Her photographic collections include Nature in Abstract,
Nature and Travel, and South Florida Birds and Gardens.
South Florida Birds and Gardens is on exhibit in the Hollywood City Hall, and features a selection of images from her award-winning books, Birds of Fairchild and Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens. Her goal with this collection is to provide an intimate view of the birds and plants that might be found in a South Florida garden, to connect South Floridians to their non-human neighbors, and to inspire them toward bird-friendly landscaping. South Florida can be “re-greened”, one yard at a time.
Kirsten has presented solo exhibitions at multiple venues in South Florida. Her photographs have also appeared in publications such as Shutterbug and Expressions magazines and the Audubon website. She has received various awards and recognitions, including Curator’s Choice at the Endangered Art and Photography Exhibition and inclusion in both national and international nature photography showcases such as that hosted by the North American Nature Photography Association.
You can learn more about Kirsten and her work at www.KirstenNatureTravel.com or on social media at facebook.com/KirstenNatureTravel, Twitter @KirstenNatTrav, or Instagram @kirstennaturetravel.
About the Exhibition
Maria's paintings are illustrations from her book available on Amazon. This is a series of illustrations for her short novel that she painted while attending art classes in ArtsPark. Her artwork derives from Maria's upbringing in her native Mexico, mixed with a series of dreams with edges of folk art mixed in. Maria Palomino is a student of Resident artist for the City of Hollywood, Larry Joe Miller.