Marco Gallotta: “Art for Me is Love.”

Artist name: Marco Gallotta Featured Works 1 and 2: Diandra and Rain (“Thank you to amazing Diandra Forrest and her beautiful baby Rain”) and so hard to say I love you Gallotta’s fascination with layering, exposing, and questioning the edges of lines, people, and images in his work mesmerizes the viewer. His characters appear to us intimately revealed, dissected, and also…

WOOL & LATA 65: “AWAKEN, MOTIVATE and EXCITE the Elderly through Urban Art”

Art Organization name: WOOL (& the LATA 65 project) Featured Work 1:  A wall painted by artist Pantonio for the WOOL Covilhã Urban Art Festival This piece is described on the WOOL Covilhã Urban Art Festival site as  “inspired by the sounds of Covilhã, inspired by the short film ‘Da meia noite pró dia‘ by Vanessa Duarte (below).” WOOL: Covilhã Urban Art Festival…

Karl Heinz Jeron:“Serendipity Wherever it is Possible”

Artist name: Karl Heinz Jeron Featured Work 1: Singing Plants This installation allows us to hear plants, using custom electronic oscillators (electronic oscillators make a periodic, oscillating or vibrating electronic signal, and they are used by many electrical devices such as TV’s, radios, and video games).  Jeron’s site explains that, “Wherever electric current exists, magnetic…

Smrita Jain: “A Beautiful, Indispensable Obsession”

Artist name: Smrita Jain Featured Work 1: “Creating Durga’s Head Close Up” Smrita Jain is a multi-media artist, designer, photographer, author, public speaker and university professor. Her works include designs with rich palettes and interlocking symbols and photographs documenting traditional idol making. She also shares reflections on her personal history and on violence against women and undertakes a…

Steve Lyons: “The Best Art is That Which is Organic to the Person Creating It.”

Artist name: Steve Lyons Featured Work 1: “At the Mudflats” (Acrylic, 24″ X 36″) Artist Steve Lyons explores and conveys the textures and layers of both the natural world and human experience. Lyons uses rich color and poignant gestural marks to create tangible landscapes, expressive figures and balanced, abstracted works. He also sometimes ventures further into three-dimensional realms with found object incorporation and assemblage sculpture. Lyons is…

Travis Lawrence: “Appreciate More.”

Artist name: Travis Lawrence Featured Work 1: Secret Master (19″ x 6″ relief print, water color and tea, edition of 28) Print maker Travis Lawrence honors and preserves archetypal symbols while re-imagining them within unique, esoteric mythologies. The viewer is transported into striking, balanced and textured scenes imbued with beautiful muted hues and the quiet tension of…

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova: “Unlearn Fear + Hate”

Artists names: Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova Featured Work 1: Unlearn Fear + Hate Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are an innovative and fiercely artistic pair who devote their skills to teaching, making and coordinating meaningful community actions. Unlearn Fear + Hate is a participatory, interactive art initiative that encourages connection, open-mindedness, inner disarmament and creative expression…

Christine Stoddard: “Collision is Sometimes the Most Effective Way to Communicate”

Artist name: Christine Stoddard Featured Work 1: Representations of the Feminine in Tissue Paper  Christine Stoddard produces an incredibly diverse and intriguing body of work. Through all manner of media, from sculptural to sound to film to digital collage to comics to literature, she explores on every front, creating engaging, layered, esoteric, narrative and at times, provocative works. Her breadth…

Isabelle Truchon: “Being an Artist Is the most Noble of Professions”

Artist name: Isabelle Truchon Featured Work 1: painting from the “Breaking Through” series Isabelle Truchon uses her deft rendering and painting skills to capture her explorations of the natural world, particularity among horses as of late. She sensitively conveys their weight, agility, beauty, and mystery in pale earth tones that haunt and invite. As a self-defined Transcendentalist,…

Short Focus: Don Stephens

Why do you make art? This is a funny and interesting question for an artist like myself. Meaning I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT.  Really! I found this profound interest early on and since those times Art, for me, is liken to normal bodily functions. I know TMI but I create from that place where…

Ross Hendrick: “I’ve always Found it easier to Express Myself through my Artwork”

Artist name: Ross Hendrick Featured Work 1: “Escape” Ross Hendrick’s paintings, comics, and animations offer the viewer and reader a range of experiences; their mood can be thoughtful, conversational, surreal, funny, disturbing, woeful, refreshing, honest, and somber. We get to see familiar cartoons re-imagined and political figures and social topics caricatured and meet new characters navigating the…

Yanina Angelini Arismendi: “I Understand the Restorative Power that the Arts Hold”

Artist name: Yanina Angelini Arismendi Featured Work 1: “Show Girls” #6, 2016, mixed media on canvas Yanina Angelini Arismendi is a fiercely creative, talented,  and inventive individual. This Uruguayan-born artist has produced and exhibited numerous works of 2-D, 3-D, and street-based art throughout the U.S., including a piece in the Amber Rose Foundation’s Slut Walk Gallery. Their paintings feature rich, layered, curving…

Stasia Burrington: “To Stay Curious and Foolhardy”

Artist name: Stasia Burrington Featured Work 1: “A Dreamy Mess” Sumi ink, acrylic and fabric flowers on handmade watercolor paper, 22×30.” Janaury 2014, Exhibited at GR2 for the “Merged Views” group show. Stasia Burrington is a master with rendering and ink who excels in bringing ethereal and bodily creatures into vivid, flowing existence. Her beautiful characters fill the…

Natalia Marinych: “Expressing My Love to the World”

Artist name: N a t a l i a  M a r i n y c h Featured Work 1: Puffy clouds oil painting Featured Works Slideshow: Natalia Marinych explores and captures the scenes and beings in the world around her through thoughtfully composed, gorgeous, realistic paintings. Her style vacillates between smooth and rough, loose and tight, organic…

It’s Been a Great First Year!

Ask Artists is coming up on its first birthday. We’ve had a great year, with an astonishingly wide and gifted group of participating artists in many genres. We’ve had 105 interview posts and over 12,000 visitors. We have 500 lovely followers on Instagram and growing! Thank you to everyone who has participated in and supported the…