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Carolyn Kinder began her journey through the world of art over two decades ago as a teacher of painting in her own community. Carolyn has led an illustrious career as a skilled artist and successful businesswoman. She is an award winning painter, frame designer and one of the most successful and innovative designers of home accessories.
In recent years Carolyn’s focus has returned to the world of fine art and printmaking. Her wonderful prints draw on both Old World and Asian influences using contemporary media. Her originals are made using various printmaking techniques with subtle combinations of metallic inks, unusual finishes and embossing. The end result is a contemporary twist on classic imagery. Carolyn currently resides in Florida where she oversees Kinder International, Inc., a multi-faceted company focusing on home furnishing products.
Born in 1940 in Estonia, Alexsander Danel graduated from both the Moscow Industrial Arts School and the Moscow Fine Arts Academy. He earned many awards and distinctions in the Soviet Union, including best Work of the Year in 1973 for his monumental work commemorating the history of the Russian Wars, installed in Kirov.
Alexsander Danel emigrated to the U.S in 1976. after spending a year in Rome where he sculpted set designs for Fellini’s “Cassanova” and the Napoli Theater production of “Aida”. After settling in New York, Mr. Danel completed commissions for Rockefeller Plaza and Radio City Music Hall. In 1992, he held his first one person show exhibiting computer generated art at a Soho art gallery in New York City. Mr. Danel was principal sculptor for Austin from 1981 until his death in 2001
Alice Heath or Alice Heath Riordan has been one of Austin’s primary sculptors for over two decades. Her range of subject matter and the moods they convey are extensive.
Alice makes figurative sculpture that is both personal and universal. Her attention to detail allows her to create sculptures that are beautiful and poetic; conveying feeling with every nuance and connecting on multiple levels. Of her own artistic development, Riordan states “I look at and study all the artists I admire and learn from them.
Alice’s education as a figurative artist focused on anatomy and portraiture which included drawing, painting and sculpting from live models. She has been the recipient of many awards including: Allied Artists of America, Chaim Gross Foundation award, the Joel Meisner award from the Pen and Brush Club of New York City and the Philip Isenberg award from the American Artists Professional League, NY; First Award National Art League; and Honorable Mention from the Nassau County Celebration of the Arts, New York. She has studied with many prominent artists in the New York area and continues to collaborate with her peers.
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