Aquina La’Shae: “Art to Me is Life”

Artist name: Aquina La’Shae Featured Work 1: Shot of model: @thatboyleigh, location: LA River Aquina La’Shae is a multi-talented artist and inspired business woman. She works in photography,  make-up artistry, fashion, modeling, and also runs a magazine. She has a gift for creating and capturing beautiful, colorful looks and compositions. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist:…

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…

Samantha Goss: “That Place Where I Didn’t Feel Like an Outcast”

Artist name: Samantha Goss Featured Work 1: Samantha Goss does a beautiful job melding the solid textures, objects, people, and places of the earth with the ethereal ones of dreams and fantasies, both delightful and haunting. Her works are gracefully composed, powerful, and saturated with emotion. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Nikolai Tolstyh: “Life is Too Short to Do Things You Do Not Like”

Artist name: Nikolai Tolstyh Featured Work 1: Nikolai Tolstyh is a self-proclaimed “natural craftsman” who combines natural shapes, textures, and basic materials in new and thoughtful ways. By cutting our silhouettes and holding them against natural backgrounds, and relying on paper, leaves, matches, water, sky, and string, to speak for him, he reintroduces us to our surroundings with…

Kentaro Yamada: “I Want to Contribute Something Positive”

Artist name: Kentaro Yamada Featured Work 1: Uplifted Project with Chef Rick Gresh Kentaro Yamada’s photography project “The Uplifted” shows people with their most prized possessions levitating before them. It bridges the everyday and the otherworldly. I think this creative and unique honoring of humanity’s diverse personalities and life paths has an “uplifting” effect for the viewer and for the subjects…

William Pura: “The Residue from that Process of Heightened Awareness”

Artist name: William Pura Featured Work 1: Green Night: Forest and the Moon This work in oil on canvas completed in 2015 offers us a carefully crafted view of the nocturnal world as seen through night vision technology. Featured Work 2: Harrow House, (1996), oil on canvas Again, the light that exists after dark is a focus of William Pura’s work. The…

Deborah Bernstein: “Find Your Art Form and Practice it!”

Artist name: Dr. Deborah Bernstein Featured Works: Handmade Pottery, photographed with and without food Deborah Bernstein’s pots have substance and personality; each interacts with the space it is in and with the food it holds in a thoughtful, unique way. From the artist’s site: “I make a lot of pots to give away for fundraisers. Every year, I help plan and…

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…

Joseph O’Neill: “I am Not Afraid to Experiment with the Camera”

Artist name: Joseph O’Neill Featured Work 1: Madison Square Park,  New York, NY, 2012 Joseph O’Neill revels in the dark and leaves the viewer in a quiet and peaceful mystery. Featured Work 2: New York, NY Shades of night soften the industrial structures. 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to you?  “Art is everything and everything…

Short Focus: Matthew Harding

Why do you make art? “Now there is a question. I consider myself to be a creative person, with a head full of ideas and opinions; drawing is a way to ‘bring closure’ to those thoughts, to ‘scratch the itch’, if you will. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by vivid influences, and have access to…