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Australia’s Natural Landscape reflected in Tree Bark Giclee Art Prints


A Guest post from our photographer friend Vitaly Geyman who lived in Australia for many years.

Recently I have visited my homeland Australia for a taste of wild life and adventure. Australia is an amazing country by any means. For example it has one the largest sand islands in the world called Fraser Island can be compared with Byron Bay villa accommodation which is a phenomenal destination where you can have a lot of fun with your family. . 


Given its modest size, it’s a surprise to find that Brisbane Airport is one of Australia’s best connected, which provides a direct link to Brisbane city, and all the way down to the Gold Coast. My fare from Roma Street to BNE in a 20-minute journey in taxi and a cab cost $40 to $50. If you’re coming from south Brisbane or the Gold Coast, Boy, getting a proper airport parking in Gold Coast is quite a pain if not done upfront online! I really recommend booking upfront.

Brisbane’s international terminal is its newest and shiniest, built in 1995 and renovated in 2015, and if you want to travel from here you can use a taxi or an uber, and you can even get cheap uber insurance online to travel more safely. It’s a roomy, modern facility with a soaring high ceiling above the main check-in area, plus glass walls, mezzanine levels and live greenery in the airside section to add to the feeling of space and light.  At Appcon Engineering you can find professional warehouse mezzanine floor builders, they design mezzanine floors to suit your individual space and situational requirements. A mezzanine work platform is a perfect way to increase space in a warehouse, shop, hangar or manufacture facility.  Airports are rarely pleasant places to hang out in, but Brisbane does a good job of being comfortable. A lot of the stores here seemed pitched at foreign visitors departing our shores: you have Australian Way, the Australian Produce Store, Dreamtime Journey, Merino Collection and even RM Williams peddling Australiana. For the rest of us, there are a few travel shops and the standard duty free, but none of the luxury brands you might expect.

Where ever you go in the world you will find the most amazing urban and nature scenery.

One of Australia’s prides are their pristine beaches like Byron Bay. If you’re looking to take a vacation or just looking for place to kick back and relax. Enjoy a luxurious stay that’s walking distance from a wide range of restaurants, nightlife, and the beautiful beach!

There you can slide down on white sand dunes into a crystal clear lake. Yet it is completely surrounded by an ocean of salt water. However my most amazing encounter was with the gum tree forest, also known as Eucalyptus trees. These 30 ft giants glow in the day and night like a beacon. There are over 700 species Eucalyptus trees.

Australian aboriginal people believe that tree spirits are with us all the time. Tree spirits are part of the “dream time story” which tells the story of the creation of the universe. Walking through a Eucalyptus forest one gets a strange feeling that someone is watching you. My biggest fascination was with the bark of these amazing tress. The White Gum Tree stands 30-40 ft high its smooth silky bark glows
in the dark. The  patterns in the bark reminded me of the tree spirits. A women like figure, a  face of a ship started to appear as I kept working on this image.

The Red Gum bark is even more dramatic. Filled with fine grain, you can almost see it as an abstract painting of a modern artist. A ghost like face floating through space. It is though the tree spirits that aboriginal people talk about have carved their signature in the bark of the tree. Australia is certainly an amazing  continent full of adventure and mystery, and you can find more about this visiting the country using different resources online as sites like The aboriginal people tell us that we are all part of the story of creation the trees are our cousins and we should look after them just as much as they support our very existence.

Australia Travel Article Provided by: Vitaly Geyman – Giclee Art Prints from Art Prints America

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History of US Art – from Native American Art to Cubism

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Stages of US Art History

The US History of art has gone through many transitions.    Indigenous Indian art is represented in many forms, from the symbolic rock art created by hunters and gatherers to Totem poles carved by several of the groups in the Pacific Northwest.   Wikipedia has an excellent treatment of Native American art here.

The next stage of art can be described as European religious art.  This appeared with the first settlers and the influx of Christianity, representing deities, saints, and the story of Christ.

Following the religious art was the influence of French impressionist painters of the 18th and 19th century.

The 20th century is known for its modern art.

Modern art, such as cubism and minimalism, are almost a Zen approach to art, with minimal expression yet lots of symbolism.

Finally there is spiritual art. This form of art is not religious  yet honors the divinity of human beings and the earth.  Spiritual art demonstrates the power of the spirit and the beauty of nature.   Spiritual art is just beginning to flower but it may become the next evolution of art.

Each of these stages had a profound impact on the artist and the art we see around us.

Each stage represents the evolution of art and human development contributing to our society as a whole.

Provided by:  Art Prints America – Unique  Flower Prints

More Famous Artists in US History

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Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was one of America’s most famous women artists.   When we think of Georgia O’Keeffe  we think of sensual large floral paintings and bright daring colors.

Georgia once said “I’ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers”. Another great quote that  Georgia is well known for is “To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.”

Edward Weston 1938- 1958 was one of the greatest photographers in US history.  The birthplace of many of his images is the area around the west coast town of Monterey, California.  Many of Weston’s photographs that now sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars were printed in the Monterey Area.   Weston’s commanding series of seascapes and landscapes were taken in the place now known as the Point Lobos State Reserve.

In the spirit of Georgia O’Keeffe  and Edward Weston is the work of Vitaly Geyman, an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer.  Check out Vitaly Geyman’s  Flower Prints and  Black and White Prints.

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