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…

It’s Been a Great First Year!

Ask Artists is coming up on its first birthday. We’ve had a great year, with an astonishingly wide and gifted group of participating artists in many genres. We’ve had 105 interview posts and over 12,000 visitors. We have 500 lovely followers on Instagram and growing! Thank you to everyone who has participated in and supported the…

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 a gifted artist and designer who is in the midst of an inspiring international art initiative called, The Good of the Hive. He is painting 50,000 honeybees around the world to draw attention to the bees’ current environmental peril and to express…

Short Focus: Joshua Toritto

Why do you make art? Art is the hand inside of me that reaches out to touch the very core of the people you will never know. It is the connection that lives on when your child is holding its first grandchild. I make art to remind a person that I existed when my name…

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…

Bolajoko: “Break Your Mouth Open and Speak Freedom”

Artist name: Bolajoko Featured Work 1: In her multi-media WitchDoctorPoet project, Bolajoko weaves together feminine power, the magic of words, and her identity as a “daughter of the Diaspora.” The result is a collection of evolving, moving, healing, exploratory, and expressive poems, creative works, and rituals. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to…

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. Albaih’s About Me page explains that his images “rose to prominence during the early stages of the Arab Spring protests in 2011.” He explores and translates many moving and controversial international topics into his accessible drawings. The cartoons are…

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…