Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova: “Unlearn Fear + Hate”

Artists names: Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova Featured Work 1: Unlearn Fear + Hate Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are an innovative and fiercely artistic pair who devote their skills to teaching, making and coordinating meaningful community actions. Unlearn Fear + Hate is a participatory, interactive art initiative that encourages connection, open-mindedness, inner disarmament and creative expression…

Christine Stoddard: “Collision is Sometimes the Most Effective Way to Communicate”

Artist name: Christine Stoddard Featured Work 1: Representations of the Feminine in Tissue Paper  Christine Stoddard produces an incredibly diverse and intriguing body of work. Through all manner of media, from sculptural to sound to film to digital collage to comics to literature, she explores on every front, creating engaging, layered, esoteric, narrative and at times, provocative works. Her breadth…

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 her 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. As a self-defined Transcendentalist,…

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…

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 tens of thousands of visitors. We have more than 600 lovely followers on Instagram and growing! Thank you to everyone who has participated…

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…