Three Ravens Gallery
An online gallery, previously in Ardmore PA and Edison WA, and now with a display gallery located at 725 Sunset Pond Lane, Bellingham WA 98226. The gallery represents many local artists as well as talent from around the world. You can call us at 360 708 4210 and find us on Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/threeravensgallery/
Throes of childbirth change a woman's perspective on herself, the world, and life. I was no exception to the rule. It may be a cliché, but truth all the same; my life changed, or transformed rather, after I had given birth to my daughter. I got to be able to see all different manifestations of paradox: seeing something in nothing, hearing the sound of silence, muteness, louder than the sound of stridence; Reading between the lines, so to speak. I have come to terms with my own self and become more authentic, doing something not because it is something I am supposed to do but because it is something that I have made my own. Yes, authenticity has been my mantra all my life, elusive until my child was born. My works here are expressions, or impressions, to be precise, of my views on life, felt deeply within me in my pursuit of authenticity. They may be cute, whimsical, or even evil, what have you, but there is one common thread running through all of them: they are mine, springing from my sense of authenticity.
"The process of painting, more than the painting itself, is what moves me the most and what inspires me to create. The constant changes that I make to the canvas, the different stages, the endless interactions of the elements, that continuous evolution, which at one moment finally settles to a point of balance. To me, a painting is more than a painting; it is a series of events." -- Born in Mexico City, Maite grew up in a family where art was a focus in learning and travel, regularly visiting museums and galleries. She was always encouraged to think creatively and develop artistically. She moved to southern California, where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. She became a graphic designer and ran her own design firm for over 20 years while simultaneously pursuing her passion with painting. She found that the freedom of abstract painting and the constraints of design encouraged her to explore the relationship between the two, using them to complement each other and experiment with design elements in her abstract work. Maite’s inspiration comes from everyday objects in her immediate environment; color, textures and shapes and how these interact with each other. Contemporary artists including Anselm Kiefer, Robert Rauschenberg, Viera da Silva, and Richard Diebenkorn have been influential in her work. Maite’s work is abstract, exploring color, shapes and lines with rich textures creating movement and balance.
I was born in Germany, and grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland and later in Uelzen Germany. After I did my FOS degree in Graphic Design, I studied Fine Arts in Hamburg at the FIU ( Free International University ) which had been founded after the idea of Joseph Beuys. After my studies I lived in Greece, Santorini for 14 years, where I had my own gallery ( Gallery Kastelli ) .Since 2004 I live in Melbourne where I had few solo shows. Working now with the theme of travel, angels, Greek Mythology and humans. I like to produce my own colour and like to experiment with ‘new’ old recipes,like Encaustic. I like everything that gives structure ! I have also just started to write a blog…. https://www.flickr.com/photos/threeravensgallery/albums/72157625756044157/with/5378469060/
"Photography is extremely personal for me, and I think a great image is one that not only catches you completely by surprise, but evokes a very emotional response as well. Eroticism can be defined in a myriad of ways. For me it's the play of the light on skin, the diffusion through various mediums and the subject's ability to connect with the camera in a way that makes us feel like we are the voyeur in an intensely private moment." Melissa learned photography from her late father beginning in her late teens. A portraitist, he passed many useful and wonderful photographic techniques to her, about photographing the world in general and processing her vision in the darkroom. She uses both film and digital formats and has travelled all over the United States and to France to further her work. Melissa has had one show, entitled "Skin," and published a book entitled "Paris through my lens." https://www.flickr.com/photos/threeravensgallery/albums/72157625742471031
I believe, as did the ancient Greeks and Romans, that a woman’s body is the embodiment of the divine. It is with this classical attitude that I photograph the female form. I also believe that models are collaborative artists and that a strong connection between photographer and model will produce images of beauty and spirit. I always aspire to reveal the goddess within. My "Muse" is very inspirational and the most enthusiastic, involved, and sensitive model with whom I've worked. She is a true joy to work with.
Princeton, New Jersey https://www.flickr.com/photos/threeravensgallery/albums/72157625780363045/with/5388555552/