John Rowe painting

Paintings by John Rowe

” As narratives we are all unique. As humans we are all connected. As spirits we are all one. That is the subject matter...
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Michael & Inessa Garmash painting

Paintings by Michael & Inessa Garmash

Husband and wife team Michael and Inessa Garmash are considered two of the finest Romantic Impressionists of our day.
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Pino Daeni painting

Paintings by Pino Daeni

Pino Daeni (November 8, 1939 – May 25, 2010) was an Italian-American book illustrator and artist. He is known for his style of feminine,...
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Catherine Abel Painting

Figurative paintings by Catherine Abel

Australian artist, Catherine Abel is renowned internationally for her striking figurative oil paintings.
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Kuan Yin-Goddess of Mercy

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The Origin of Witches

Witches are today most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. When you think of a Witch, it’s easy to conjure up an image of an old, ugly, hook-nosed woman, stirring up a steaming potion that is brewing away inside a cauldron. Have you ever wondered where this sordid image of a witch actually started? Did such vile beings really ever exist, or is this whole business of a hideous, green-faced, evil sorcerer just one fabricated myth? Carole Fontaine, an internationally recognized American biblical scholar, argues in an interview that the idea of the witch has been around as long as humanity has tried to deal with disease and avert disaster. In the earliest centuries of human civilization, witches were the women who served the goddesses and therefore were revered throughout their communities. In the Middle East, ancient civilizations not only worshiped powerful female deities, but it was often women who practiced the holiest of rituals. Trained in the sacred arts, these priestesses became known as wise women, and may have been some of the earliest manifestations of what we now recognize as the witchThese wise women made house calls, delivered babies, dealt with infertility, and cured impotence.

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Featured Artist: Ji Shuwen

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