The inspiring artists and writers that were selected for the Bliss ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal issue and online exhibition.

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Jie Xu

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

A Chinese proverb says “Remain essentially the same despite all apparent changes. Change ten thousand times without departing from the original aim or stand or principal.” Jie Xu aims at giving visible form to this concept by creating artwork that are changeable in form but unchangeable in meaning.

Jie Xu is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.jiexudesign.com/

Malina Douglas

The Place Beyond Grey

Shining surfaces glitter,
bright colours confuse.
Like a parakeet’s plumage
her bright skirt is swishing…

Akin to a painter, Malina Douglas uses her words as if they are strokes of paint, artfully blending them into compelling compositions that both accept and challenge tradition. Her poem, The Place Beyond Grey, resonates with this artful quality as she creates images filled with magic and mystery.

Malina Douglas is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Bliss call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Vanessa Aegirsdottir

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

In Greek Mythology, the Parcae were three-sister deities who were female personifications of destiny. Each had a specific task in determining the lifespan and specific time of death of all individuals. By spinning a thread, measuring its length, and then cutting the thread, they created an allegorical version of each person’s lifespan.

Vanessa Aegirsdottir is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.facebook.com/v.aegirsdottir

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Clare Haxby

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Clare Haxby is an artist who has dedicated her career to doing what makes her happy. The result of her journey is a spectacular amount of work that mixes media and global references. Her works featured in this issue include examples from her Motherhood, Buddha, and Ginger Lilies series which depict the calm contemplation one can find in a state of pure bliss.

Clare Haxby is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.clarehaxby.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Liisa Ahlfors

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.liisahlfors.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Mani Saemi

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.manisaemi.com

Salvatore Arnoldo

Avalon

Molly sank into her mattress and watches the early morning light bleed through the cracks in the blinds. One moment melted into the next, and her cat was stretching itself across one of the pillows, which had been tossed haphazardly down the foot of the bed at some point in the night…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.neoncodex.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Christopher Owen Nelson

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.chrisnelsonfineart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Larissa Monique Hauck

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.larissamoniquehauck.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Francie Griffin

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.franciegriffin.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Carel Schmidlkofer

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.saatchiart.com/carel

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Janet Morgan

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.janetmorgan-art.net

Carmina Masoliver

Looking at the Same Thing

Singing on the back of your motorbike
through mountains, my favorite memories
surprise me. The return of love, like it never left,
you holding me in each and every bed…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.carminamasoliver.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Ali Pluss

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.alipluss.wordpress.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Kenesha Julius

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.facebook.com/KenJArts

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Jspired Art by Janna

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.jspiredart.com

Bashir Cassimally

Inside the Fody’s Nest

The nest of the fody was located on a branch of the litchi tree, nestled in between leaves and hidden from view. The litchi branch itself lay on top of the sloping roof of our house. I climbed the roof everyday starting from the day that the baby fodies, three of them, were hatched…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Michelle Dinelle

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.MichelleDinelle.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Anman Cao

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.anmancao.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Kirsten Hixson

ArtAscent Artist of the Bliss call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Bliss call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Bliss issue.
www.kirstenhixson.com