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…

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 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. A self-defined Transcendentalist, her body…

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…

Short Focus: Juan Cossio

“Wise lines”120 x 75 cms. Mixed media on aluminum. Why do you make art? For me make art is something inherited,natural. I was always a good draftsman, it´s like breathing. It´s a necessity to express my ideas through painting and to see the world around me with an artistic point of view. Beside is the…

Matthew Willey: “We MUST Make Ourselves Vulnerable”

Artist name: Matthew Willey Featured Work 1: Mural at Estes Hills Elementary School Matthew Willey is an artist and designer in the midst of an inspiring international art initiative called, “The Good of the Hive.” He is busily painting 50,000 honeybees around the world in an effort to draw attention to the bees’ current environmental peril and…

Martin Whatson: “Go for it!”

Artist name: Martin Whatson Featured Work 1: Martin Whatson’s works are  full of playful and moving juxtapositions. They capture the tension between subdued graysacle and jubilantly colorful worlds. His art creates a sense of release, unveiling, and surprise. Whatson currently has work in the exhibition “LAX / ORD” at Vertical Gallery in Chacago. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Dan Goldman: “Art is Choice”

Artist name: Dan Goldman Featured Work 1: Cover of Priya’s Mirror Dan Goldman is a gifted artist, designer, and writer who creates comics and graphic novels, such as Priya’s Mirror, pictured above, screenplays, and video games. In Priya’s Mirror, the second story in the Priya’s Shakti series, he again lends his deft hand to illustrate a heroic tale…

Khalid Albaih: “Now I Can’t Stop”

Artist name: Khalid Albaih Featured Work 1: Khalid Albaih is a a social media independent political cartoonist, designer, and public speaker. His images “rose to prominence during the early stages of the Arab Spring protests in 2011,” according to his site. He explores and translates many moving and controversial international topics within his accessible drawings. The cartoons are balanced…