WORLD ART AWARDS Winners In Impressionism-Landscape: QUENNEVILLE, MCCARTIN, CADORETTE, HALEY, KENÉZ, GAULT, XIANHONG, BLUME, MPAMPALIA, CHWIALKOWSKA & FITZGERALD

Thom Bierdz
7 min readJun 28

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The WORLD ART AWARDS winners in CATEGORY 22: IMPRESSIONISM / LANDSCAPE live in AUSTRALIA, USA, CANADA, HUNGARY, CHINA, GREECE & GERMANY.

Artists from 79 countries competed in the 2023 WORLD ART AWARDS where 20 of the most revered galleries in the world were sent online images to score in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital and photography.

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: JOHN MCCARTIN

Since commencing a full-time painting career in 2002, Australian artist, John McCartin, has been catapulted from relative obscurity to international acclaim. Since entering his first international art competition in 2011, he has received over 100 international art awards and has had his skill acknowledged by many of the world’s leading artists and galleries.

McCartin works effectively with most mediums and genres to capture a diverse range of subjects. With no formal art education, he continues to develop his craft through practice and observation. Studying the works of master artists has given McCartin a vast menu of techniques and styles at his disposal, enabling him to approach his chosen subject in the way that best communicates the emotions he wishes to capture. Light is always a notable feature of McCartin’s work, with tonal precision and color harmony woven into each, and every piece he produces, regardless of style or technique. His works can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide and he is represented in galleries in Australia, Europe and the USA. www.johnmccartin-artist.com

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: MERANA CADORETTE

I wish I could spin you a line like: ‘my brushstrokes are inspired by Wei Dynasty calligraphy, but my palette reflects the jewel tones of Medieval stained glass’. But that is not me. I am just an old grandmother soul that has been creating since I first got a chubby baby fist on a crayon. For decades, I have worked in a variety of media, in many sizes, and in several themes. Some may reoccur and occasionally mingle with others.

My artwork sprawls from impressionist over to, but never reaching, absolute realism. It reflects my life, mental state and interests. I adore dramatic color and very often lean towards a blue/orange dynamic. Skies are rarely calm, buildings should look old and lived in, and people should make you wish you could meet them.

I don’t exactly have a ‘chosen art form’. I began 45+ years ago with hand-built figures, then added watercolors, then acrylics… Along the way, I have tried marble, bronze-casting… I have worked from miniature figures, 9' tall with peacock feather vanes for eyelashes to a mural 150' x 42' tall. I enjoy colors, drama and challenges. I paint the things and people I have loved as I’ve journeyed through life. https://merana-cadorette.pixels.com/

BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: RAYMOND QUENNEVILLE

Born in 1956 in Trois-Rivières (Canada), Raymond Quenneville is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 40 years. After having explored a variety of media, he went back to oil painting, and decided to pursue his own unique style in expressing landscape and light. He likes to paint peaceful environments, expressing serenity and equanimity of places where it is good to stop and just be for a moment.

Winner of several national and international awards he has received many special mentions from juries and the public. He is a member of the Institut des arts figuratifs (IAF), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), the Mondial Art Academia (MAA) and has been nominated as Master of Fine Arts by the Académie internationale des beaux-arts du Québec (AIBAQ). www.raymondquenneville.qc.ca

ART COLLECTORS — CONTACT THE WINNERS HERE:

CATEGORY 22. IMPRESSIONISM — LANDSCAPE

1ST PLACE — TIE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA www.johnmccartin-artist.com 85x105cm “Sunshine and Morning Mist” Oil on Belgian linen.

1ST PLACE — TIE MERANA CADORETTE USA https://merana-cadorette.pixels.com/ “Florida Sunrise” 24x18” Acrylic on canvas.

1ST PLACE — TIE RAYMOND QUENNEVILLE CANADA www.raymondquenneville.qc.ca “Western Mood” 36x48" Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE DAVID HALEY USA https://www.facebook.com/DavidHaley.Art/ “Intrepid” 24x30” Oil on canvas.

2ND PLACE — TIE ISTVÁN KENÉZ HUNGARY www.facebook.com/istkenez istkenez@gmail.com “First Snow” 50x35cm Oil on panel.

3RD PLACE JOHN MCCARTIN AUSTRALIA www.johnmccartin-artist.com “Shimmering Blue” 80x120cm Oil on Belgian linen.

4TH PLACE — TIE MICHAEL GAULT USA www.artisticendeavorsfineart.com “High Country Late Summer” 24x30” Oil on linen.

4TH PLACE — TIE JESSICA TANG XIANHONG CHINA “Snowing On Bridge” 30x53.5cm Watercolor.

5TH PLACE DAFNI MPAMPALIA GREECE “Warm Atmosphere In The Countryside” 30x40cm Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE BEATE BLUME GERMANY www.beateblume.de “Early Autumn At Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” 40x60cm Acrylic on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE MARGARET CHWIALKOWSKA CANADA http://www.artistsincanada.co/margaret “Golden, Ottawa River” 30x40" Oil on canvas.

6TH PLACE — TIE LINDA M FITZGERALD USA https://lindafitzgeraldgalleryandgifts.com/ “The Stark Beauty Of Disaster” 30x71.5” Acrylic on canvas.

Art collectors can see hundreds of winning images and contact info to all 50 CATEGORIES of winning artworks:

https://www.americanartawards.com/2023-winning-artists-world-art-awards/

In 2023, WORLD ART AWARDS had submissions from these 79 countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The World Art Awards 20 Best Galleries & Museums for 2023 who were asked to score art:

BEST IN ITALY: LE GALLERIE DEGLI UFFIZI

BEST IN FRANCE: THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LYON

BEST IN CANADA: VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BEST IN HUNGARY: KOLLER GALLERIA

BEST IN ISRAEL: CHELOUCHE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

BEST IN LATVIA: GALERIJA ROMAS DARZS

BEST IN CHINA & HONG KONG: DE SARTHE GALLERY

BEST IN SWEDEN: WETTERLING GALLERY

BEST IN ARMENIA: EDVARD ISABEKYAN GALLERY

BEST IN GHANA: THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

BEST IN ZAMBIA: THE HENRY TAYALI ART GALLERY

BEST IN DENMARK: GALLERY POULSEN

BEST IN BELGIUM: SHOOBIL GALLERY

BEST IN USA: CODA

BEST IN TAIWAN: 1839 CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

BEST IN SPAIN: GALERIA AZUR

BEST IN THAILAND: LA LANTA FINE ART

BEST IN PORTUGAL: BALCONY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

BEST IN AUSTRIA: GALERIE BRUNNHOFER

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA.