Artist Showcase, Late Spring 2018

Enjoy this stunning Showcase of Art featuring works by invited artists. We asked each one to share their purpose, inspiration or the creative process behind their work. Click on the artist’s name to view more of their portfolio.

 

"Through the Artist's Eye" Alcohol Ink, 18" x 18" by artist Mary Barton. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Through the Artist’s Eye” Alcohol Ink, 18″ x 18″ by artist Mary Barton

 

Mary Barton

My goal for each piece I create is to capture the vibrant imagery and movement in the abstract and contemporary form. It becomes the color therapy needed for creative and artistic expression.

 

"Monkey 2" Painting by artist Anne Rittman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Monkey 2” Painting by artist Anne Rittman

 

Anne Rittman

As a human being l am committed to a world that works for plants, animals and people. In my paintings animals move freely in beautiful, lush settings emanating the luminosity of life. Untouched.

 

"Growth" Pen and Ink, 17" x 22" by artist Jen Ryan. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Growth” Pen and Ink, 17″ x 22″ by artist Jen Ryan

 

Jen Ryan

My work often deals within the abstract of the human body and mind as well as organisms in nature and how each system is created and intertwined with resilient but delicate parts.

 

"Heated Walkway" Photography on Aluminum, 32" x 24" by artist Alexia Marcin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heated Walkway” Photography on Aluminum, 32″ x 24″ by artist Alexia Marcin

 

Alexia Marcin

The purpose of my photography is to share the natural beauty of this world. All photographs are infused into high-grade aluminum, bringing a vibrant look with a modern design that expresses structures in elegant ways.

 

"Emotional Freedom; the Path Emotional Wisdom" Oil on Canvas, 30" x 42" by artist Dr. Claire Vines. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Emotional Freedom; the Path Emotional Wisdom” Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 42″ by artist Dr. Claire Vines

 

Dr. Claire Vines

The subject of this piece represents the uniqueness of cultural identity and a contributor to awareness of diversity as an enhancement to our sense of individuality and collective identity.

 

"Nature's Rainbow" Watercolor, 15" x 11" by artist Clyde D. Finlay. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Nature’s Rainbow” Watercolor, 15″ x 11″ by artist Clyde D. Finlay

 

Clyde D. Finlay

The purpose and inspiration for my work is to create a series of watercolor paintings of landscapes using numerous techniques. My love of landscapes reveals emotion, drama and invites the viewer into my umbrella of color.

 

"Abstrakt Gaze #1" Acrylic and Mixed Media, 40" x 40" by artist Eve Ozer. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Abstrakt Gaze #1″ Acrylic and Mixed Media, 40″ x 40” by artist Eve Ozer

 

Eve Ozer

My morning ritual begins with lighting a candle and “losing my mind” by sitting quietly and gazing into the glow. This series is inspired by this gentle entrance into the day.

 

"Leap Into Nature" Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20" by artist Adorable Monique. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Leap Into Nature” Acrylic on Canvas, 16″ x 20″ by artist Adorable Monique

 

Adorable Monique

In my bold, vibrant palette, my work invites you to look for meaning beyond color. In my art, I intend to convey the core value of the spirit of nature, my inspiration through the beauty found in each context, and the appreciation of the noble values of life.

 

"Walkaway" Acrylic, 36" x 36" by artist Irmgard Geul. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walkaway” Acrylic, 36″ x 36″ by artist Irmgard Geul

 

Irmgard Geul

My artwork is best viewed as colorful aerial maps—a bird’s eye view of my internal creative explorations, scanning the tracts of landscape below and the unfathomable ocean of sky above.

 

"Archie" Acrylic, 12" x 16" by artist Terri Einer. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Archie” Acrylic, 12″ x 16″ by artist Terri Einer

 

Terri Einer

My art has no deep meaning or interpretation. I paint for the sheer joy of creating, and the goal is to bring a smile to the viewer. It’s about colors that sing and critters with whimsical personality.

 

"Her Beloved Provides" Mixed Media by artist Claudia Rose. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Her Beloved Provides” Mixed Media by artist Claudia Rose

 

Claudia Rose

To me, art-making is sacred work. My mixed-media art is a way of sending blessings into a world in need of unconditional love. Every painting is a prayer that comes with a message or story.

 

"Sunshine on My Shoulders" Fluid Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36" by artist Marita Gentry. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunshine on My Shoulders” Fluid Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″ by artist Marita Gentry

 

Marita Gentry

Bold expressive marks are my voice. My process begins with abstract marks. As I finish I focus the painting. My floral paintings are a great showcase for my love of color and movement.

 

"Shallotte River Swamp" Acrylic, 40" x 30" by artist Joy Parks Coats. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Shallotte River Swamp” Acrylic, 40″ x 30″ by artist Joy Parks Coats

 

Joy Parks Coats

I believe that art, like literature, should be a form of escape from an ugly world. I like to evoke a pleasant emotion through my art, such as a feeling of calm or a happy memory. Much of my art is based on my travels.

 

"Flurry" Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 30" by artist Elise Sinatro. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flurry” Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 30″ by artist Elise Sinatro

 

Elise Sinatro

Painting is an intuitive process that frees my spirit. Often with references to the natural world, colorful markings evolve and develop. Joyful energy, the movement of layered color, texture and form excite me.

 

"Starbuckles" Pencil, 10" x 13.5" by artist Lorrie Beck. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Starbuckles” Pencil, 10″ x 13.5″ by artist Lorrie Beck

 

Lorrie Beck

In my artwork I endeavor to depict my subject accurately and with a breath of life. I strive for outstanding technical skills coupled with an interesting composition to invite the viewer into each new piece.

 

"Sea Baths" Acrylic on Paper, 21cm x 15cm by artist Narelle Callen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sea Baths” Acrylic on Paper, 21cm x 15cm by artist Narelle Callen

 

Narelle Callen

Inspired by water, structures and nature, I use images that to me have a strong connection, memory or feeling. I layer, mark and abstract the original image or idea retaining the mood, feel and light.

 

"Lottie" Acrylic, 101cm x 121cm by artist Tanya Marie Reeves. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lottie” Acrylic, 101cm x 121cm by artist Tanya Marie Reeves

 

Tanya Marie Reeves

I am inspired by brilliant colour and striking contrast, by the sensual curves of the female body and the faultless lines of geometry; achieving beautiful unyielding saturation and impeccable print-like quality with acrylic paint.

 

"Mountain Stars" Oil, 36" x 36" by artist Laura Palmer Sawaya. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mountain Stars” Oil, 36″ x 36″ by artist Laura Palmer

 

Laura Blue Palmer

This oil painting is part of a nocturnal series that I am creating. I used soft blue and purple tones against cool turquoise. The composition is memory-based. Here I was imagining last summer in Glacier National Park camping.

 

"Red Logger" Oil, 24" x 20" by artist Mary Beth Harrison. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Red Logger” Oil, 24″ x 20″ by artist Mary Beth Harrison

 

Mary Beth Harrison

Through my paintings of small town mountain life, I honor the people who live and work in the California foothills. I find this heady area, which I call home, a painter’s heaven.

 

"Come With Me" Mixed Media and Collage by artist Karen Chin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Come With Me” Mixed Media and Collage by artist Karen Chin

 

Karen Chin

I use vibrant colors to represent unexpected combinations of human and nature’s shapes. I strive to attain a combination of pattern and line that keeps the viewer’s eye engaged.

 

"Petrichor" Acrylic and Spray Paint, Metallic Foil and Cotton Thread on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Lisa Batts. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Petrichor” Acrylic and Spray Paint, Metallic Foil and Cotton Thread on Canvas, 76cm x 76cm by artist Lisa Batts

 

Lisa Batts

I endeavor to create artworks that are visually engaging and thought-provoking through beautiful paintwork and meditative threadwork. Investigations into the uninhibited self and the esoteric self are always at the forefront of my process.

 

"Color Study in White No. 3" Acrylic and Graphite on Cradled Board, 14" x 18" by artist Jackie M. Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Color Study in White No. 3″ Acrylic and Graphite on Cradled Board, 14″ x 18” by artist Jackie M. Wood

 

Jackie M. Wood

My art is an abstract expression of the world around me. I capture the sights and emotions by layering acrylic paints and mediums. Each piece has a story that unfolds through symbols, color and texture.

 

"Sunset Storm" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 18" by artist Terry Orletsky. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sunset Storm” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 18″ by artist Terry Orletsky

 

Terry Orletsky

Turner is a great inspiration. He said “Light is therefore color.” This describes the sunlight illuminating the waves at sunset. My work illustrates the pre-eminence of Nature. Just ask Captain Ahab.

 

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