Bio: Fort Myers, Florida artist David Meo is a painter, sculptor, set designer, and arts educator. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating from the Ben Davis High School in 1962 with a sixth grade scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute. David studied privately with landscape painter Gracie Senter and her photographer husband, Frank and also studied painting and life-drawing with noted artist Elmer Taflinger in adult night classes accredited by the John Herron Art Institute. In his senior year of high school, he won a National Merit Scholarship for his Best of Show portfolio. David has produced commissioned paintings, murals, sculptures, and sets for schools, churches, museums, private and corporate clients throughout Florida and other states. He has also designed sets for feature films, national commercials, local television stations, and professional theatre companies.
Bio: Simon was born and raised in London. He studied Fine Art for four years at Middlesex University. He is currently based in South America. Education BA Honours Fine Art, Middlesex University, 1998-2001. BTEC Art and Design, Middlesex University, 1997-1998. Recent group and solo exhibitions include: EGGO Art Fair – Córdoba, Argentina 2013, Galeria Colorida – Lisbon 2012, American Airlines, La Guardia, New York 2011, Red Dot Art Fair (New York 2011, Miami 2010), The Jousters Banquet, British Arts Centre - Buenos Aires 2009. Prizes: 2nd prize Landscapes of La Pampa, La Pampa Bank, Argentina 2013, Shortlisted for the John Moores Art Prize, Liverpool 2012, Painters Stainer’s Art Prize, London 1996.
Bio: Born Hualien Province, Taiwan, 1982. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2013 69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne. 2013 “Eden” at Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain, Sydney. 2012 Artsbar, Paddington, “Giraffes” . 2011 Artsbar, Paddington, “Giraffes” paintings and poetry. 2011 The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney “Lovers and other Wild Beasts” paintings and poetry. 2010 Ampersand, Paddington, “Out of the Ark”. GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2014 carrousell du Louvre (exhibition of contemporary artists), The Louvre, Paris. 2014 Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, “Slick City Chicks”. 2013 “Kaleidoscope of the Mind” Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York . 2013 Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, “Known and Unknown”
2013 Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, "Women on Boards" . 2013 Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, "Freedom Art Prize"
Bio: Cathy McClelland was born in Dalby, Australia and grew up with a menagerie of farm animals in the Bell district. Cathy is the fifth generation to be living on her family property and holds her rural heritage close to her heart. Cathy has exhibited at local art groups including Bell and Dalby and is self-taught, learning by studying nature from working on the land and painting plein air. Cathy has appeared in Artist’s Palette Magazine, Australia and has been twice selected into the ‘International Contemporary Artists’, art books, volume V and IV, US. Cathy worked for many years doing commissions, and then a series of landscapes influenced by the Bunya Mountains area. She then began to paint Australian native flora and fauna, becoming particularly interested in close up studies of birds, animals, and plants unique to her area of Australia.
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