Something Lost, Something New: Interview with Painter Maya Kulenovic
The Extraordinary Time of Jay Parnell
David Jon Kassan: Painting a Different Kind of Beautiful
The Inexplicable Paintings of Rafel Bestard
Little Deaths: Spain’s Miguel Angel Moya Paints Creatures Under Glass
ASTROBLAST: How Citizen Science is Increasing Our Understanding Of the Universe
Making A Difference: Community Visionaries
Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom
We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression
Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man
“Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France
For Beauty’s Sake: Interview with Croatian-American Figurative Painter Stanka Kordic
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Just over eight years ago I launched Combustus on-line arts and literary magazine. My dream: to create a unique vehicle for artists and visionaries from all genres and all over the globe to inspire and learn from one another.

Deanna Phoenix Selene

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Gary Briechle, Rockland, Maine: Wet-plate Collodion Camera Slows Life Down Into Intimate Moments

Nicole Rubel self-portrait

“No One’s Speaking For Me Anymore.” Interview with children’s book Illustrator, Nicole Rubel

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The Poetry of the Aged: Interview with Dutch Figurative Painter, Francien Krieg

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Vangelis Rinas, Greece: “The artist is born to suffer from incurable romance. No matter how hard reality becomes, he always believes that his work may change the world.”

"Sebastian" 48" x 72" Oil on canvas 2011 For "The Passions" solo exhibition in October 2011 at Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City

The Fertile Ground of New York City Oil Painter Martin Wittfooth

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Closer to Wildness: Interview with Oregon Artist Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Joseph Fasano

“All I Want Is to Be Opened” Interview with Joseph Fasano

Absolution | Mitch Griffiths

Mitch Griffiths: When All Hope Is Not Lost, Gratitude

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Thank you very much Deanna! The quality of your Magazine is amazing and I'm delighted to collaborate with you. I love your work. Best regards!!
~Miguel Angel

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