Featured Artist Carol Davis

Abstract Glass mosaic of a penumbra by Carol Davis

Artist Carol Davis shares her inspiration and technique of using mosaic glass to create vibrant works of art. See more by visiting her website.     Mosaics have a long history, starting in Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BC. … [Read more]

Featured Artist Gail Kolflat

Painting of three women on a train conversing by Gail Kolflat

Artist Gail Kolflat’s colorful paintings capture moments, portray transitions and tell bold stories. Enjoy her portfolio and visit her website to see more.     My paintings are of humanity. They reflect people engaged in a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Bob Landström

Volcanic rock painting of a red bird on a green background by Bob Landstrom

Artist Bob Landström uses crushed volcanic rock as a medium to paint colorful and symbolic metaphysical paintings. Visit his website to learn more.     I’m a very balanced left brain/right brain kind of a guy. My background and … [Read more]

How Designers Select Art for Interiors

Pastel painting by Barbara Jacobs titled "Stories of Storms"

by Carolyn Edlund Artist and color consultant Barbara Jacobs shares insights about working with designers and their clients.     AS: What should artists know about design professionals? How do they make decisions about art? BJ: … [Read more]

Featured Artist Neal Schlosburg

“You’re Lost Little Girl” (Erin, Family Issues – title credit The Doors), Photography by Neal Schlosburg

Neal Schlosburg photographs spontaneous emotions in a formal portrait setting, using a series of photos to create a story. View more of his work by visiting his website.     Our disquieting stories and unsettling feelings are … [Read more]

Featured Artist Gale Gibbs

Abstract mixed media painting by Gale Gibbs

Artist Gale Gibbs creates mixed media paintings filled with bustling activity and stories to tell. Visit her website to see more of her art.     I consider myself a contemporary storyteller.     My dad is … [Read more]

Featured Artist Frances Bildner

Colorful abstract painting by Frances Bildner

Frances Bildner Painter Frances Bildner shares her abstract portfolio and talks about inspiration, influence and a love of colour. Enjoy her work and visit her website to see more.     I have painted since I was very young. When … [Read more]

Featured Artist Irene Raspollini

Stylized portrait of a black haired woman with rosy cheeks by Irene Raspollini

Italian artist Irene Raspollini paints stylized, distinctive portraits using augmented reality techniques. View more of her work on her website.     As long as I can remember, painting and drawing have been two constant elements … [Read more]

What Artists Must Know about Exhibiting at Art Fairs

Entrance to Startup Art Fair

Ray Beldner, founder of stARTup Art Fair, gives an inside look at the art fair world, and what artists should know before committing to exhibit at these events.     The mission of stARTup is to partner with independent artists to … [Read more]

Featured Artist Mimi Chen Ting

Abstract painting by Mimi Chen Ting

Artist Mimi Chen Ting uses large planes of color and basic shapes in her compelling abstract paintings. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.     Stillness is merely a momentary suspension between breaths in the … [Read more]

Featured Artist Judy Jordan

Mixed media figurative sculpture about Audrey's dress armor by Judy Jordan

Artist Judy Jordan presents a collection of captivating figurative sculpture made with mixed media, mosaic and found objects. Visit her website to see more of her art.     I have been a passionate maker of things throughout my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lance Rodgers

Painting of a young swimmer waiting to jump in a pool by Lance Rodgers

Artist Lance Rodgers' bold oversized paintings are designed as thought-provoking narratives. See more of his work by visiting his website.     I’ve been drawing, painting, and creating my whole life. If creating was a disease, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lisa Powers

Black and white photograph of a Chinese Empress by Lisa Powers

Artist Lisa Powers presents a photographic series based on a tragic life, titled WanRong: The Last Chinese Empress. See more of her work by visiting her website.     WanRong’s story: The last Empress of China was the beautiful … [Read more]

Conversation with a Color Consultant

Water Conversations series by Barbara Jacobs

by Carolyn Edlund A conversation with artist and color consultant Barbara Jacobs reveals what artists need to know about interior color choices and design.     AS:  What does a color consultant do, and why do clients need their … [Read more]