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Artist Showcase, Early Summer 2020

Twenty-four artists share their passion for creating by presenting favorite pieces in this Early Summer Showcase. Click on each artist’s name to learn more about them.

 

painting of a sailboat on the water by Caroline Karp

“Sailboat and its Crew” acrylic, 36″ x 36″ by artist Caroline Karp

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Caroline Karp

Become transported to a world of adventure and romance. Seascapes define a personal odyssey where sailboats symbolize the ruptures and constants of the world that I set out to shape for my audience.

 

photography of a young boy by Deborah Rodriquez

“Mills” photography, various sizes by artist Deborah Rodriquez

 

Deborah Rodriguez

Each portrait has its own story. My portraits tell my subjects’ story with natural light and emphasis on features such as this boy named Mills’ amazing eyes.

 

oil painting of the beach and ocean by Catherine Kennedy

“Ocean Beach” oil on canvas, 100cm x 70cm by artist Catherine Kennedy

 

Catherine Kennedy

Living in Teignmouth, Devon right next to the coast, I am a painter mesmerized by our oceans and inspired by the energy of the seas. I love to bring positive energy indoors though my artwork.

 

acrylic abstract by Ingemar Härdelin

Untitled, acrylic, by artist Ingemar Härdelin

 

Ingemar Härdelin

My painting is inspired by nature’s wonderful ability to offer fantastic works of art in the form of patterns and formations that we can see everywhere, such as on a tree trunk or a rock face.

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pastel portrait of a young girl by Joy Wallace

“Thoughtful” pastel, 9″ x 11″ by artist Joy Wallace

 

Joy Wallace

I have enjoyed creating art all my life, and portraits have always been my favorite. Although my art is of a realistic style, my goal in every piece is to capture the “spirit” of the subject I am painting.

 

oil and graphite painting of red tulips by Ileen Kaplan

“Three Red Tulips” oil and graphite on panel, 12″ x 12″ by artist Ileen Kaplan

 

Ileen Kaplan

When I see light flowing over objects, creating luminous layers of colors and deep, rich shadows, my heart sings. That voice in my head says to me, “You must paint this!”

 

abstract mixed media by Halina Domanski

“Rustic Dream” mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″ by artist Halina Domanski

 

Halina Domanski

Layering and texture serves as the foundation for my painting. I lay down up to six layers of acrylic paint, then I drag, smear and scrape the paint. I also use found objects to create more texture.

 

photograph of a starfish by Dan Podsobinski

“Underwater Bliss” photography on vibrant aluminum, 40″ x 30″ by artist Dan Podsobinski

 

Dan Podsobinski

I strive to create island-inspired art that fills the viewer with a sense of happiness, wonder and calm. The deeper meaning behind my art is preserving the delicate beauty of our oceans and sea life for future generations.

 

mixed media sculpture of a Medusa in a wheelchair by A. Laura Brody

“Wheeled Medusa” mixed media sculpture, 70″ x 32″ x 48″ by artist A. Laura Brody/Photo: Heidi Marie Photography

 

A. Laura Brody

My version of Medusa represents the overwhelming number of disabled women who are sexually assaulted but who are rarely believed. I imagined that Medusa’s snakes would become her friends and companions.

 

oil of a village by Tess Turner

“Quiet Village” oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″ by artist Tess Turner

 

Tess Turner

As a plein air painter, when the light is just right it can make a scene memorable. This is what I try to capture in my paintings because the light can change in an instant.

 

3-D installation on canvas of a portrait by Dana Mesesan

“Come see the world through my eyeglasses” 3-D installation on canvas with acrylic and beeswax accents, 18″ x 24″ by artist Dana Mesesan

 

Dana Mesesan

I am an engineer turned artist. I build 3D installations on canvas and paint bold abstracts, combining beauty and technology, using recycled items and finding balance in chaos. My pieces are storytelling about life experiences.

 

photograph of an abandoned fishing boat by Zoe Schumacher

“Abandoned Fishing Boat” photography, 18″ x 12″ by artist Zoe Schumacher

 

Zoe Schumacher

Photography is about discovering the moment. I shot this on Easter Island, famous for its unique statues. This weathered fishing boat, abandoned along the island’s rugged shore, is one of my favorite images.

 

geometric Photoshopped watercolor marker abstract by Giania Giraud

“Geometric Temptation” watercolor markers on paper with Photoshop, 16″ x 11″ by artist Giania Giraud

 

Giania Giraud

My art tends to be very geometric, but I also have a lot of fluid organic style art. I love color and working with mixed media. This work was made originally with watercolor markers and then “refined” using Photoshop.

 

abstract acrylic of Paris by Andy Habib

“Paris Abstract” acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″ by artist Andy Habib

 

Andy Habib

I overlay color with tension by using tones and hues that may not necessarily be realistic to the subject. Created as a powerful abstract, this painting is meant to sing to the soul in an exciting but refined tone.

 

oil of a man with balloons by Marion Edward Foddrill

“Going to Your Birthday” oil on panel, 16″ x 20″ by artist Marion Edward Foddrill

 

Marion Edward Foddrill

I heard it was your birthday, so I bought some balloons and walked to your house on the mountain. The cake was good. When I got home, I thought about getting old.

 

abstract oil by David Martsolf

“Ice Storm” oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″ by artist David Martsolf

 

David Martsolf

My work highlights the vibrancy of my sketch line with bold background colors. This example makes use of colors from a photograph I made of a spring bush in blossom caught by an ice storm.

 

plaster cast of a crab by Joan Brady

“Jonah Crab” hand ground oil on 23k gold leaf plaster cast, 10″ x 8″ by artist Joan Brady

 

Joan Brady

I create rich, luminous, dramatic compositions that simultaneously draw you in and jump out to meet you.  Currently, I use hand-ground paint and 23k gold on cast, three-dimensional backgrounds, that relate to the subject matter.

 

abstract acrylic by Lynn Rybicki

“Follow Your Dreams” acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 8″ by artist Lynn Rybicki

 

Lynn Rybicki

Large brushstrokes, vigorous gestures and drawing directly on the canvas from paint jars are some of the techniques I use to make compelling statements on small canvases.

 

oil and glitter abstract landscape by Adele Gilani

“One Love” oil and glitter on canvas, 72″ x 50″ by artist Adele Gilani

 

Adele Gilani

As a mixed media painter, I’m inspired by nature and incorporate glam as my human element with foil and glitter. Above all else, I want to motivate people to become stewards of the environment.

 

pastel landscape of Peninsula State Park WI 4 by Ann Schaffer

“Peninsula State Park WI 4″ pastel, 27″ x 21” by artist Ann Schaffer

 

Ann Schaffer

I use abstract pastel landscapes to portray beauty that can transcend the difficult and the painful in this world.

 

oil and cold wax landscape by Diane Van Noord

“Beach Grasses” oil, cold wax and sand on wood panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″ by artist Diane Van Noord

 

Diane Van Noord

Vibrant, harmonious colors and lively paint surfaces are my inspirations as I interpret the landscape in my semi-abstract works, painted with palette knives, brushes, and texturing tools using oil, cold wax, sand, and mixed media.

 

egg tempura of St. James Park in England by Levi Peirson

“St. James Park, England” egg tempura on clay board, 5″ x 7″ by artist Levi Peirson

 

Levi Peirson

I am a California artist working in the mediums of oils and egg tempera. I have been painting for over forty years and I am inspired mostly by the serenity of nature and the telling of stories.

 

digital fantasy image by Rachel Hannah

“Intergalactic Airport of Galaxia Mystica” digital, various sizes by artist Rachel Hannah

 

Rachel Hannah

The Galaxia Mystica series blossomed out of my love for space and the desire to create new worlds beyond those we typically experience. Intergalactic Airport of Galaxia Mystica embodies my fantasy of intergalactic exploration.

 

oil pastel portrait by Susan E. Brooks

“Bringing the Light” oil pastel on pastel paper, 18″ x 24″ by artist Susan E. Brooks

 

Susan E. Brooks

I am fascinated with all of nature, but especially the human countenance. I have lived in Africa, Europe and the United States. I love painting the beauty and dignity of various cultures.

 

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