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 We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression The Visitation | 18 x 18 | Ali Cavanaugh Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom Handsome Devils: Alessandro Tomassetti on Painting the Sensual Man "Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect": Interview with Helene Delmaire, France Maya | Stanka Kordic For Beauty's Sake: Interview with Croatian-American Figurative Painter Stanka Kordic Something Lost, Something New: Interview with Painter Maya Kulenovic

Combustus: "Where other conversations about art leave off, ours just begins."


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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The Natural Tension Between Creativity and Constraints

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Steve Sapienza: Emmy award-winning news and documentary producer

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Among Musicians: distinctly different artists share one lovely thing in common

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The Uber-Representational Paintings of John Brosio

Milo Klaassen

Milo Klaassen, photographer, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Amanda Shelsher, Western Australia: Carving Out Shelter, Motherhood, Home…

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Ian Gamache: Outsider Artist

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Aron Wiesenfeld, Narrative Painter: Don’t Look Now, But We’re No Longer On Solid Ground


Is Writing Poetry Akin to Taking a Shamanic Journey? Interview with Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

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~ April


"From the captivating interviews to the stunning art forms, I find myself feeling very invigorated every time I visit the site. Thanks so much for the quality of work you share on here."

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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