Lewis Rossignol: A Stress Relief

Artist name: Lewis Rossignol Featured Work 1: Mixed-media artwork featured in his book, Remedial Sketches  Illustrator Lewis Rossignol’s sketchbook-based body of work is an invitation to peer into someone else’s visually magnetic home and inner world. His characters, scenes and collages hover and linger, crawling, layered, beautiful and, at times, scrambled and bloody. The letters of…

Jerry McLaughlin: “A Safe Space Where I Can Explore Emotions”

Artist name: Jerry McLaughlin Featured Work 1: “Dark Day in Drezzo” Jerry McLaughlin’s neutral and earth-toned non-objective works invite the viewer into carefully worn and crafted surfaces, replete with texture and nuance. Both richly emotive and meticulously controlled, the layers smolder, shift and settle before our eyes, suggesting an inquisitive creative process that balances a patient…

Fabiano Gagliano: “Art is Magic”

Artist name: Fabiano Gagliano Featured Work 1: “La Nuit des Poétes, ” second version (“The Night of the Poet”) Fabiano Gagliano creates reverent colored pencil portraits, often using high contrast lighting. His works usually depict women who appear ethereal, symbolic and corporeal all at once. With eyes sometimes lowered, sometimes engaged off of the canvas and sometimes…

David Bonagurio: “To Stay in a Place Where I Can Continue to Make Work on my Terms.”

Artist name: David Bonagurio Featured Work 1:  “Youth,” from the “Thunder” series David Bonagurio’s vivid and soft gray-scales are beautifully drafted graphite compositions that experiment with weight, solidity, contrast and absence. Self hood, impermanence and alchemy are explored with an appreciation for the ephemeral, emotionally saturated and small. One series of drawings is called, “Small, Important…

Gregory Archuleta: “An Open Door”

Artist name: Gregory Archuleta Featured Work 1: “City Circus” Gregory Archuleta uses his rich imagination and superb skills in drawing, composition and colorization to depict vivid and mysterious images. His works are organic, emotive and striking. His characters often appear haunting or haunted, wavering between reality and fiction. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist:…

Laura Bedard: “It Makes Me Look Closer at the Spaces We Sometimes Overlook”

Artist name: Laura Bedard Featured Work 1: “Find,” Mixed Media Laura Bedard‘s art conveys a sense of ethereal mystery,  wherein forms with wavering edges float, recede, morph and evolve within layered, cloud-like surfaces before our eyes. Mesmerizing works in muted, natural palettes are reminiscent of both the micro-environment of cells and the vast, all encompassing universe….

Don Lisy: “Follow Your Own Vision”

Artist name: Don Lisy Featured Work 1:  “Politically Transmitted Disease,” Oil, Charcoal on Paper Don Lisy’s works capture a  unique interaction between an artist and his medium during a single painting session. Bold, vivid brushstrokes weave and tangle positive and negative space, building striking, emotive compositions. The final pieces are guttural and vulnerable, offering viewers an intimate…

Jungho Lee: “Art is the Potential to Arouse Human Inner Strength.”

Artist name: Jungho Lee Featured Work 1: “Ernest Miller Hemingway” from the picture book, Promenade Illustrator Jungho Lee speaks to the soul of the book lover. In his pale, twilight-hued works, books are understood in many forms; as buildings, vehicles, totems, spells, landscapes, desserts, universes, gateways and undefinable mysteries. As a loyal book devotee, it’s no surprise…

Noah Buchanan: “It’s Important for Artists, From Fledgling to Veteran, to Remain True to Their Vision and Instincts in Making Art.”

Artist name: Noah Buchanan Featured Work 1: I.Crow X Oil on Panel, 12″ x 12″, 2016 Noah Buchanan draws the viewer deep into relationship with his paintings’ subjects. Within both intimate scenes and mythic narratives, each figure’s personal vulnerability and strength; unique physical form; and lush momentary presence is conveyed with a classical sensibility. Buchanan has exhibited internationally, received numerous…

Sophie Argetsinger: “A Way to Understand and Hold onto the World”

Artist name: Sophie Argetsinger Featured Work 1: “Protector No. 5: The Wild” Sophie Argetsinger‘s drawings and illustrations are graceful, poignant and full of life. She conveys mysterious, novel, playful and somber narratives with great detail and sensitivity. She illustrated the wonderful zine, “OMG I’M GAY,” a collaboration between Autostraddle and Everyone is Gay. Her recent series of “Protectors” addresses…

Una: “The Thing That Helps Propel Me Forward Through My Life”

Artist name: Una Featured Work 1: Becoming/Unbecoming Becoming/Unbecoming is the incredible illustrated narrative of one individual’s life as a girl and woman who experiences abuse, misogyny, wonder and growth. The book-length comic is interlaced with meticulous, poignant illustrations as well as deeply personal and lucid reflections on the painful and beautiful experience of surviving and evolving. Featured Works Slideshow:…

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…