Marisol Landers was raised in northern California and after moves to Arizona then South Carolina, she now calls Auburn, NY her home. A woman of several centralities of Latin heritage, Marisol trained in alternative healing arts. She is a certified hypnotherapist, energy therapist and Reiki master teacher. Her art reflects her view that “humans are multi-dimensional beings, layered and complex, with each individual having a unique view of the world.” Her paintings reflect the textures and layers that exist between the conscious and sub-conscious self and she utilizes oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic and gauche paint to create art that she calls “prayer painting” or “soul sketching.” In addition to her exhibition in this issue of aaduna, she has a solo show that will run through June 30 at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY.
Lisa Huff has no advanced art training and is the only one in her family to be 'taken up' by art. In 3rd grade, Lisa drew an elephant that looked like the one her teacher drew on the chalkboard. Needless to say, Lisa was filled with joy and was hooked! In an artists statement, she shares, “Drawing became my hobby. It entertained and empowered me. My 'art-time' is my unencumbered playtime that excites my mind, invigorates my imagination and is very therapeutic. I regard art instruction books and magazines as vital learning tools. It's always a thrill to be recognized as a talented artist and to have others enjoy my artwork. Being published in aaduna is a huge thrill and has inspired me to strive for a career in art." Ms. Huff resides in Corvallis, Oregon.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15-year-old photographer/artist who has won contests with National Geographic, The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organization, Winstons Wish, Nature's Best Photography and other entities. Her photographs have been published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including the Guardian, RSPB Birds , Dot Dot Dash, Alabama Coast, Alabama Seaport and NG Kids Magazine, the most popular kids magazine in the world. She has the distinction of being the only person from the UK to have work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus “See The BiggerPicture” global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010. She was the only visual artist published in the Taj Mahal Review June 2011 and the youngest artist to be displayed in Charnwood Art's Vision ‘09 and New Mill's Artlounge Dark Colours exhibitions. Miss Bennett is also the youngest artist published in Grey Sparrow Press. She has also been a featured artist in Able Muse. Eleanor resides in Manchester, Cheshire, UK