The Meraki Artists return to the Corner Gallery with their new event “Dare to be Different” – a collection of artworks by 3 talented artists; Christina Brunton, Ilona Abou-Zolof and Tony Naumovski.
‘Meraki Artists’ is a group of dedicated artists working together to produce excellent artworks.
“Meraki” is a Greek word which means “to do something with soul, creativity or love; when you leave a piece of yourself in your work”. This is the approach of the artists and the result they endeavour to produce in their works. It gives each of them a challenging personal benchmark by which to assess the quality and success of their art.
Christina is an artist with a background in oil painting who took up photography to capture images as a reference for her paintings. It was only when Christina learnt to do digital artistry where everything fell into place perfectly and she was able to merge her two passions of painting and photography.
Creating art is a way of life that sings to her and she hopes it touches the viewer’s emotional strings, in their heart and soul. Christina’s art has been published regularly in a variety of international magazines and won distinctions in international competitions.
Ilona sees the beauty around her through photography.
Ilona thinks of herself as an image-maker rather than an image taker and a digital artist. She uses digital tools to convert her photos into digital artworks and paintings. It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is. Ilona’s art has been published regularly in a variety of international magazines and won distinctions in international competitions.
Tony’s interest in photography spans over many years. Tony expresses his emotion and viewpoint on a particular subject matter through creative art. He sees his camera as a creative tool which gives him a number of techniques to capture interesting patterns and shapes, textures, abstract and surreal imagery.