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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - Hanne Lore Koehler

I recently hosted an art contest on Fine Art America called "Space and Time". There were about 190 participants and 350 entries. This was an open contest for any 2D medium. Members of Fine Art America judged the contest, and the most votes wins. I am happy to announce that Hanne Lore Koehler won the contest.

Hanne's website and winning piece links will be posted below, but I wanted to share what I love about her work. Please don't take my word for it, just click on her website and you will see what I mean. There are a ton of fabulous works on her site to explore and enjoy. Her watercolor paintings are my favorite. Her mastery of this medium is inspiring as she knows just where to blow out the paint and exploit the paint bleed to capture texture and emphasis.

Hanne has a wonderful eye for composition which is evident in all of her work. To me, this is one of her greatest strengths, as if she doesn't already have enough strengths. I'm not jealous. 😊 Just look at her winning digital art piece below. I see the rule of thirds and a wonderful sense of balance. She nailed the theme of the contest. Read her description and inspiration for this piece below. Great Job, Hanne Lore Koehler.

From Hanne's website regarding her piece:

Space Time Continuum Abstract Art

The advances in space technology and discoveries are fascinating to me. It all began when I was a child lying on a blanket spread out on our back lawn with my mom and dad looking up at the stars on warm summer evenings. There was no air conditioning in those days, so when it was hot in the house, this was a fun way to cool off. There were very few city lights in the 1950's to contaminate the view. As my dad told stories of space, we always kept our eyes open for meteorites, satellites and sputnik1 and we were never disappointed. Good times! My SPACE TIME CONTINUUM digital image was created from a photo of my parents' grandfather clock face, so the concept of space and time combined with the happy memories are especially meaningful to me.

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