Provocateur (Art)

I love the beauty and majesty created by a talented visual artist. I do some sketching, but my true ability to create art comes in the form of words rather than paint and canvas.

I’ve been blessed to find some of the most talented new artists in the world through the web. Many of these wonderful artists have been gracious enough to let me use their work to enhance the mood or illustration for my writings. This page is dedicated to those artists and their work. Please take the time to visit their sites and encourage their efforts! (They are listed below in no specific order.)

Jindra Noewi: 

Jindra says in her About section: 

I am the artist known as NOEWI. I am originally from the Czech Republic. I now reside in the United States and would like to share with you my passion for the arts and culture of life itself.

It is an amazing world and we all experience different journeys through our personal adventures that form the person that we become.

Please visit Noewi’s Art Blog at Purchase originals and prints (also cards) on Fine Art America at or visit her Facebook Page at

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A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.  ~~Marilyn Monroe

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Ryan Swallow:

“Ryan Swallow,a self-taught painter who currently resides in Arizona, has produced more than 100 paintings in his 18 years as a professional painter.”  His work is filled with hauntingly beautiful images. Ryan creates very unique work in a world filled with too much sameness and conformity.

Please visit Ryan’s website at or take a look at his work on Fine Art America at His blog can her found here

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus


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Karen M Scovill:

Karen lives in California and produces wonderful work – her nature photography is intense and stunning. Her work resonates with a sense of the unspoken spiritual presence of other.

You can check out her website or visit her at Fine Art America You may purchase a variety of art from either site and/or email the author.

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin


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Svetlana Novikova:

Svetlana Novikova is originally from Moscow, but now makes her home in Texas. She explains in her About page:

I was born and raised in Moscow area of Russia.  I’ve studied at Classical art school

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I’ve been painting professionally for over 12 years.   I enjoy painting all subjects.  M

y favorite mediums are watercolor, oil, and acrylics.  I currently teach Art at a Private School in Leander area.   Please see my young students artwork here: –

You can find more of her work at her website  or follow her blog at She’s on Facebook at and, of course, her work is available through Fine Art America at

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Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise. ~Kathleen Turner
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Bob Orsillo:

I love Bob’s vision – his art always creates a question for the viewer. This is interactive, stimulating art at its best. Here is some information from Bob Orsillo’s website – him in his own words:

Robert Oliver Orsillo American Photographer, Artist, Filmmaker, Author

Since this is my website I thought it a good idea to tell you a little bit about myself. How do you fit a lifetime of work into a few paragraphs. I can’t do it. The first thing I will tell you – I do not talk in third person. That said; you either have to suffer through my narrative or go look at the pictures. Me, I would go look at the pictures.

I sold my first painting in 1969, oil on canvas a surreal apocalyptic thing it was. We

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ll that is not true is it, I traded the painting to a musician who is now a household name for a 1959 Strat. Better than cash I thought at the time, until the rent was due … but that is what rent parties were for.

So here I stand decades later (rent parties are a fond and distant memory) still making my living as an artist. With over twelve hundred exhibits behind me, a hand full of books, countless artist statements. and way too many interviews. 

Please get to know Bob and his work better by visiting his website at or visit him at Fine Art America and make a purchase at
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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson


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Leonid Afremov:

Leonid creates painted work that tricks the senses, creating tactile sensations and the sense of control loss – one feels they are sliding into the lovely pieces by Leonid. From his About page:

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Leonid Afremov (born 12 July 1955 in VitebskBelarus) is a Russian–Israeli  modern impressionistic artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils.[1] He developed his own unique technique and style which is unmistakable and cannot be confused with other artists. Afremov is mainly known as being a self-representing artist who promotes and sells his work exclusively over the internet with very little exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.

You may visit his website at or stop by his site at Fine Art America at




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A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.~John Keats



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Richard Young:

Wonderful, passionate images and moments caught in the artwork of Richard Young.

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Richard introduces himself on his website:

Welcome to the R Young Art website, an online art gallery featuring the original, fine art oil paintings, sketches, drawings and pastel artwork. The style of my artwork is modern, yet classical / traditional and occasionally contemporary. The composition and technique I use is influenced and inspired by the realism and romanticism of my favourite post renaissance classical Masters and their wonderful, timeless masterpieces. Especially Bouguereau, as his artwork was full of beauty and passion…

Predominantly figurative and of females, the tendency of my artwork is towards carefully composed anonymity, capturing the emotions and self belief of the subject, rather than characteristic individual representation. The creation of figurative artwork not only depicts the emotions of the artist, it transforms the artist’s emotions. Also, it is far easier for all of us to carefully scrutinize figurative artwork and judge its anatomical accuracy, often creating a more personal understanding of specific favourite pieces. Myfigurative artwork is full of passion and is occasionally sensual.

Richard has a wonderful website at and you can purchase his work at FAA as well

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