Artsy Shark asked some artist friends to share works that radiate color and texture. Click on each artist’s name to visit their website.
Adam Lefevre – My work utilizes a variety of vibrant and dull colors. These are used as a metaphor for all of the unique human personalities.
Alahendra – My artwork is inspired by the human psyche; the kaleidoscope of emotions generated in our minds, the push and pull feeling of being weighed down mentally while looking for strength during an internal struggle.
BJ Lantz – I adore the vibrancy of color and depth of texture cold wax medium and oil paint allow me to achieve in my work. The results never fail to surprise and delight me
Christine Hager-Braun – As a fiber artist, I create “paintings” out of fabric, thread and sometimes yarn. My work revolves mainly around silence and solitude as aspects of healing by creating a visual place for the viewer to rest and find inner peace.
Cindy Beatteay – I utilize metallics, inks, powdered pigments and solvents to building up layers. Then I apply a glassy resin finish. The result shimmers like sunshine reflecting off the tide pools.
Cornelius Timmer – My art is a state of affairs as much as it is a way forward. Using new techniques and plastic colors without overemphasizing them works for me.
Heather Daveno – New hats handcrafted from old textiles! Inspired by historical and cultural influences, this Garden Cap is a fusion of Elizabethan and Russian elements, with a distinctive Pacific Northwest twist…
Fritz Parise – Inspired by Jim Morrison, the layers and texture of the ripped and torn paper on canvas represent the many layers and textures of his music, personality and poetry.
Ginger Del Rey – I paint confident, sexy women with a story to tell set in dreamy environments using oils on canvas. I love how this woman shines… captivating, isn’t she?
Jone Vasaitis – I interweave symbolism or a secret message into each of my artworks, so it should be read as a separate book. For an artist, there is nothing more rewarding than the possibility to observe how the subconsciousness of that “reader” is awakened and the connection between the artwork and his own experience is discovered.
Judy Hintz Cox – If someone viewing my abstract expressive and minimal paintings escapes life’s sufferings for a moment, I have been successful as an artist.
Mardell Rampton – “Equilibrium 1″ is a textile painting, constructed using hand dyed and commercial cotton textiles. It features freehand cutting, batting, and backing. Further texture is injected with dense machine stitching.
Mark Witzling – Art is my outlet to express deep passion for life… truly feeling alive. Oil and cold wax allows bold expression by building layers of strong colors and textural marks.
Neena Buxani – I enjoy using different techniques and mediums to create visually interesting compositions – a juxtaposition of intense colors and inviting textures that take the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster.
Phillip Livingston – This painting was created by layering, sanding back and re-layering to achieve an essence of industrial rawness. The intent is not so much to look like a painting but rather an expression of mood, or feeling.
Becca Fox – I see people as being very vibrant. Color and texture become a way for me to play with that on the canvas, revealing the layers of complex emotion from raw pencil sketches and washes to thick expressive knife work.
Rinal Parikh – My paintings are modern adaptation of traditional Indian folk arts. Subjects of my paintings are directly influenced by my childhood memories, emotions, thoughts, and experiences from day to day life.
Theresa Wells Stifel – My mission? Incorporate sewing scraps & vintage ephemera papers in a collage to create a piece bold enough to stand in a room, but that is intricate enough to compel you closer.
Stephen Hackley – I chose a crushed marble mixture to pull the horses off the canvas and hot colors to set the mood of power and speed in “Hell Bent for Leather.”