Laurence de Valmy: “Our Basic Need to Imagine, Create, and Share”

Artist name: Laurence de Valmy Featured Work 1: Time to take a swim Laurence de Valmy’s description of the above: “this painting is from a trip in the Caribbeans. I loved how the light reflected on the water, on the ladder, and how the shadow of a coconut tree completed the tropical atmosphere.” Laurence de Valmy takes her viewers…

Paulo Ito: “Fortunately, There Still Are Many White Walls”

Artist name: Paulo Ito Featured Work 1: World Cup Mural Paulo Ito is a Brazilian artist who specializes in thought-provoking, narrative street art. In a style that bends and stretches through perspectives, dimensions, dreams, and harsh realities, Ito explores the often destructive societal systems and patterns he observes around him. He portrays relationships, love, diversity, injustice, and loss…

La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

Tierra Jones, Afromochaart:”I am Glad I Picked up That Pencil and Started Drawing”

Artist name: Tierra Jones, AKA Afromochaart Featured Work 1: Tierra Jones, AKA Afromochaart, uses her sensitive line drawing and painting skills to create beautiful portraits. She expertly conveys her subjects’ personalities, strength, grace, and vulnerability in a variety of media. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to you? Art is expressing…

Brittany Redman:”I Am Able to Feel so Much Passion and Joy “

Artist name: Brittany Redman AKA Happy as Flynn Featured Work 1: Brittany Redman’s work is full of life. If you  enjoy pure, wild color dancing across various surfaces, you will be delighted to explore her vibrant work. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to you? Art to me is my life. When I look at…

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 exposing and questioning the edges of figures and other forms in his work is mesmerizing. His characters appear to us dissected, layered, revealed and also veiled in a surreal…

Ava Laurel: “I Have So Much Planned”

Artist name: Ava Laurel Featured Works 1 and 2: Ava Laurel is an inventive inter-disciplinary artist who works with words, drawn and photographed images, and music. Her insightful observations and creative commentaries on the world around her are candid, engaging, fresh, and colorful, with an urban mood. Below, enjoy more of her images and one of…

Bruno Big: “I Want to Preach Love”

Artist name: Bruno Big Featured Works: Panel designed for office Canal Brazil and turned TV vignette, graffiti (done in collaboration Big’s friends Marcelo JOU , William Memi . Marcio SWK and Thiago TARM), and a video documenting the creation of the Ousadia and Alegria collection (more information below). On June 17 Bruno Big will join Marco Gallotta in sharing…

Callie Garp: “We Are All Constantly Growing and Changing”

Artist name: Callie Garp Featured Work 1: As well as executing beautiful drawings and illustrations with delicate lines, intuitive color choices, and self-affirming and bold phrases, Callie Garp runs both the Fabulously Feminist Magazine and design shop, dedicated to social and eco justice. Since her work often includes text and literally speaks for itself, I won’t spend too long…

Miriam Robinson: “The Indescribable”

Artist name: Miriam Robinson Featured Work 1: “Faceprint” Free Painting Hidden in Public Interdisciplinary Artist Miriam Robinson creates a range of colorful, beautiful, and layered works. They contain rich hues and some utilize carefully chosen areas of white negative space and thoughtful written messages to engage the viewer. She experiments with control and chance and wanders along…

Blu Loui: “Something That Has to Touch My Heart”

Artist name: Blu Loui Featured Work 1: Blu Loui captures diverse moods and characters in his striking, balanced works.  He uses contrasting colors, strong outlines, and  accurate and emotive curving lines in his drawings which capture the essence of a moment or being, and range from fanciful cartoons to illustrative realism. Featured Work Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art…