Artist Showcase, Summer 2019

Enjoy the variety of talent and styles of twenty-five artists invited to share their work in this Artist Showcase. Click on each artist’s name to learn more about them.

 

Acrylic painting of two hands clasped together against a vibrant background by Fred Odle

“Old Fashion Love” Acrylic, 16″ x 20″ by Artist Fred Odle

 

Fred Odle

As a creative I am more concerned with the creating than the category or style; hence, my multi-disciplinary approach. I love being in that zone—no fatigue, no time lines, no hunger—just making magic.

 

Abstract acrylic painting of Camellias by Geri deGruy

“Camellias” Acrylic on Cradled Canvas, 30″ x 30″ by Artist Geri deGruy

 

Geri deGruy

My work is experimental, intuitive color-play. My inner stories and the evolving painting itself propel the layers of the work. The interplay and drama of color informs my whole process of creating.

 

Oil Painting of a rocky shoreline and ocean by Carmen Beecher

“Beach at Oro Pesos” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 18″ by Artist Carmen Beecher

 

Carmen Beecher

I confess to being a tree hugger, fascinated with differences in light in various parts of the world. How fortunate I am to be able to put my love of nature onto canvas!

 

Oil painting of a woman in a formal gown during intermission at the theater by Nichole Laizure

“Intermission” Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 48″ by Artist Nichole Laizure

 

Nichole Laizure

Texture and light are an integral part of my art.  I want to establish a certain mood that speaks to the viewer and lets them fill in the blanks with their own interpretation.

 

Oil painting of the port of Nyhave in Denmark by Valerie Ghoussaini

“Port of Nyhave” Oil on Canvas, 130cm x 81cm by Artist Valerie Ghoussaini

 

Valerie Ghoussaini

My work is a narrative written in paint of my many travels and life experiences. I am inspired by colors, patterns and themes, which help develop the story I am trying to tell through my images.

 

Oil painting of a Corona typewriter next to a bottle of Corona Beer by Paul Roemer

“Two Coronas” Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 24″ by Artist Paul Roemer

 

Paul Roemer

I am a self-taught contemporary artist who uses bright color and light to evoke emotions from compositions that range from whimsical to edgy.

 

Abstract Acrylic painting of a the silhouette of a dancing child by Corrina Leidy

“Free Like a Bird” Acrylic, Oil, Alcohol Ink and Resin on Canvas, 48″ x 60″ by Artist Corrina Leidy

 

Corrina Leidy

I paint because I need to. It’s a form of meditation or therapy for me. Maybe it’s about control. My paintings, like life at times start out as uncontrollable. In time it all works out.

 

Watercolor painting of a warped wavering bedroom by Jacqueline Clark

“Where’s Everyone?” Watercolor, 30″ x 22″ by Artist Jacqueline Clark

 

Jacqueline Clark

This painting was created using my non-dominant hand. I drew each object separately on paper, cut them out, arranged them in a composition which I traced on watercolor paper. Then I commenced to paint.

 

Abstract oil painting by Diana Malivani

“Souvenirs” (Part of the Project “Seeing the Invisible”) Oil on Canvas, 100cm x 100cm by Artist Diana Malivani

 

Diana Malivani 

For me, music represents an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In my view, one of the most difficult goals of artists depicting music on canvas is to convey its rhythm, brilliance, and uniqueness in abstract compositions.

 

Abstract mixed media painting of seated woman with a cup of coffee by Laura Hunt

“Morning Coffee” Mixed Media, 10″ x 15″ by Laura Hunt

 

Laura Hunt

My archetypal figures hold humanity in the undefined faces, while color and body language convey the emotion of the moment. Acrylics, collage and crayon allow the playful experimentation I hold dear.

 

Stone mosaic of a horse in a stall by Pamela Mauseth

“Soul” Mosaic with Smalti, Granite and Marble, 48″ x 30″ by Artist Pamela Mauseth

 

Pamela Mauseth

As a mosaic artist, I strive to create singular remarkable fine art, provoking emotion and contemplation. Evocative and expressive, mosaic art offers the opportunity to inspire creativity and originality in others.

 

Abstract mixed media and collage of Noah's Ark by Beth Goldberg

“Noah’s Ark” Mixed Media and Collage, 29″ x 19″ by Artist Beth Goldberg

 

Beth Goldberg

For me, painting is like breathing. I enjoy using color and texture in the creative process as I experiment with mixed media, acrylic and watercolor. You are invited to view and experience the image.

 

Watercolor painting of a carved stone cherub face by Laurie Griffin

“La Vive du Jardin de Versailles” Watercolor, 20″ x 21″ by Laurie Griffin

 

Laurie Griffin

I love communicating a feeling with art. I spent my career working with computers for NASA, so if I can give the viewer a moment of joy or connection—then that’s a successful painting.

 

Abstract oil painting by Faith Taylor

“Dream With Passion” Oil on Canvas, 48″ x 60″ by Artist Faith Taylor

 

Faith Taylor

My latest abstract floral oil paintings are fresh, vibrant and fun. They are a touch of Redon with the playfulness of Twombly—contemporary and classic—timeless. Commissions are welcomed.

 

Abstract Oil painting of rainfall in a city by Liz Muir

“Rainfall” Oil Painting, 44″ x 48″ by Artist Liz Muir

 

Liz Muir

I paint large impressionist oils of my surrounds where I walk to see the light, colours and the sky. I interpret these with marks, strokes and contrasting elements, using light and shadow to show nature’s beauty.

 

Photograph of the Natural Arch at Spitzkoppe, Namibia by Tim Hauf

“Natural Arch at Spitzkoppe, Namibia” Photography, Various Sizes by Artist Tim Hauf

 

Tim Hauf

I have a passion for both travel and photography. My desire is to experience the essence of a destination, capturing its natural beauty with my camera and sharing with others what I see and feel.

 

Oil and Pastel painting of a couple waiting at a train station at night by Charlotte R. Durie

“Many Small Places” Oil and Pastel, 62cm x 44cm by Artist Charlotte R. Durie

 

Charlotte R. Durie

In “Many Small Places” I was inspired by this uplifting message—”Many small people do many small things that can change the world.” This hope provoked my visual reaction to an increasingly isolationist world.

 

Abstract mixed media painting by Johanne Brouillette

“Entre les lignes IX” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36″ x 48″ by Artist Johanne Brouillette

 

Johanne Brouillette

I am a French Canadian abstract artist whose current body of work focuses on intuitive, monochromatic and heavily textured artwork. Using ashes, paper collage, drawing materials and acrylics, I create and express my unique voice.

 

Acrylic painting of a pond with water lilies by Lynne Zentner

“Water Music” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 24″ by Artist Lynne Zentner

 

Lynne Zentner

Inspiration for my landscapes and florals comes mostly from nature—I visit each site to make sketches and take photos. My desire is to impart some of the beautiful feelings I experience in response to nature.

 

Digital Photography of a Chinese rice farmer on a cellphone by Robert Dodge

“Rice Farmer on Cell Phone” Digital Photography as a Giclee Pigment Ink Print on Matte Paper, Various Sizes by Artist Robert Dodge

 

Robert Dodge

My photography traverses the definitions of fine art and documentary—I seek to tell important stories through my art such as the story of Vietnam and its people since the war ended four decades ago.

 

Abstract Acrylic and mixed media painting of a cityscape by Jeanne Beck

“Entering the Dreamtime” Acrylic and Mixed Media on Board, 24″ x 24″ by Artist Jeanne Beck

 

Jeanne Beck

In the semi-conscious state between dreaming and waking, I often tap into deep insights and see places that seem real but don’t actually make sense once I am fully awake—they are dreamscapes.

 

Oil painting of a woman pinching her belly by Amy Hughes

“Expanse” Oil on Linen, 30″ x 25″ by Artist Amy Hughes

 

Amy Hughes

I manipulate and render the flesh in oil paint, exploring the ways in which women’s bodies have been depicted in art history and contemporary visual culture.

 

Digital photograph of red Australian flora by Michael Morrison

“Australian Flora No. 33” Photograph Modified with PhotoShop, Various Sizes by Artist Michael Morrison

 

Michael Morrison

My fascination with flowers is revealed in my photographs. I capture an image in visible light, then create devolving impressionistic images. My objective is to inspire others and reveal nature in its splendor and glory.

 

Abstract oil painting with gold metallic paint by Arleen Joseph

“Sea Jewels Harmony” Oil and Gold Metallic Paint on Canvas, 20″ x 16″ by Artist Arleen Joseph

 

Arleen Joseph

I am interested in creating abstracted paintings that evoke a sense of place and atmosphere within the impressions of landscapes.

 

Oil painting of a woman walking through an alleyway by Jamie Lightfoot

“Alleyways” Oil, 16″ x 20″ by Artist Jamie Lightfoot

 

Jamie Lightfoot

My goal is to use color and light to move the viewer to the edge of their comfort zone. In this way, I hope my art is an inspiration to boldly accept life’s choices.

 

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