WRDSMTH: “I Think You Should Create What You Feel”

Artist name: WRDSMTH Featured Work 1: WRDSMTH speaks for himself by leaving a variety of engaging, encouraging, and personal statements in public places.  They entertain, compliment, and challenge the viewer to live fully. The typewriter image that sometimes accompanies the words along with the typewriter font lend a thoughtful, vintage vibe to this street art phenomenon. …

Kaki Dimock: “We are Stuck with Each Other …in a Good Way”

Artist name: Kaki Dimock Featured Works: Octopus, drawn during world travels and Owl with Red Flowers Kaki Dimock is a master of creating and unveiling worlds within worlds.  She ignores the imagined boundaries between animal and plant, human heart and nature, home and sea.  Her works are fantastical and mythical and speak of interconnection, open-mindedness,…

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…

David Gerbstadt: “You are Loved, You are Awesome!”

Artist name: David Gerbstadt Featured Work 1: Never Give Up Violin Case In David Gerbstadt’s work, creatures built out of dark outlines and bright colors often throw their arms into the air while exclaiming supportive phrases. Their eyes bulge and their hearts glow. Through a connection with a local music teacher, David Gerbstadt fixes and paints…

Brooke McGowen: “The Other Side of the Mirror”

Artist name: Brooke McGowen Featured Work 1: Melting Point Vibrant and fluid figures meet and merge in Brooke McGowen‘s paintings. Her description of this method: “At the present I am working on “squirt painting”, attempting to create a figurative situation by squirting paint directly onto the canvas. The uncontrollable fluid motion of the paint facilitates a…

Julie Maida: “Because it Makes Me Happy”

Artist name: Julie Maida Featured Works: Lion encaustic artwork and Thomas Johnson Elementary School (in Baltimore) floor mural This group of pieces with lion subject matter exemplify artist and designer Julie Maida’s ability to work in a variety of media, scales, and formats. Feature from Graphic Design Portfolio: Julie Maida’s work shows a meeting of precision…

Short Focus: Joey Graziano

X-tra’s Cafe, Carytown- W Cary Street/S Crenshaw Ave, In Progress Mural, Richmond, Va, USA Why do you make Art? “Cause I’m addicted to it…” –Joey Graziano   Follow us on Instagram:   5 Questions for the Artist, © Julia Travers