Artist Showcase, Early Spring 2021

Enjoy this showcase which features the work of twenty-eight talented artists. Click on each artist’s name to learn more about them.

 

abstract digital photograph by Leigh-Ann Edrich

“The Symphony” digital photograph, 36″ x 36″ by artist Leigh-Ann Edrich

 

Leigh-Ann Edrich

I find inspiration in the beauty around us and in music. I weave both together with a spiritual aspect to every Dreamscape I create. My intention is to inspire others to attain their enlivening dreams.

 

painting of an elderly man watching tv by Jan Richardson

“Dad Watching TV” oil, 11″ x 14″ by artist Jan Richardson

 

Jan Richardson

I enjoy doing portraits and have worked with live models and from photographs. I want to capture the essence of individuals through their likeness, but also by integrating their stories into their portraits.

 

abstract digital photograph by Maria Spletzer

“Ball Sculpture” digital art using Photoshop and Pixlr, various sizes by artist Maria Spletzer

 

Maria Spletzer

I am a prolific computer artist. I created advertising posters and book jackets and then branched out into my own digital art, including psychedelic pieces, jewelry design, fantasy pieces and wild studies of light.

 

painting of a seated woman by Becca Drach

“One” oil on linen, 24″ x 30″ by artist Becca Drach

 

Becca Drach

I primarily paint figures in oil; I love the way colours can be found with various lighting on the skin, making it radiant, glowing or possibly bathed in light and colour.

 

paper collage of a tree by Shara Oliman

“You’ll Find Me in the Leaves” paper collage, 36″ x 48″ by artist Shara Oliman

 

Shara Oliman

Each handmade impressionist collage captures the simple beauty of the natural world and human experience. Made using recycled paper as brushstrokes, my work focuses on the play of light and shadows, depth and texture.

 

painting of a lake in November by Gary Hoff

“November Morning – Grays Lake” oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″ by artist Gary Hoff

 

Gary Hoff

During the pandemic, working en plein air is a godsend. Studio landscapes like “November Morning” grow directly from the outdoor experience. My work is a compilation of centuries of heirloom oil painting technique.

 

paint and paper abstract painting by Caroline Weber

“Emotional Rollercoaster” acrylic and paper on canvas, 40cm x 50cm by artist Caroline Weber

 

Caroline Weber

I am a Swiss artist. My work deals with connections related to the human condition. What it means to have a clear path, how it feels to leave that path and discover the surroundings.

 

painting of a girl on a tree swing by Suparna Sain

“Swinging Through Life” acrylic on canvas, 22″ x 28″ by artist Suparna Sain

 

Suparna Sain

My paintings are based on memories of my childhood or moments in time that leave a lasting impression on me and inspire me to document them in art.

 

abstract floral painting by Dan Tran

“Garden of Hope” acrylic, 48″ x 36″ by artist Dan Tran

 

Dan Tran

I am self-taught. My naïve paintings represent a child ‘s vision of this world. They involve complex issues such as climate horror, criminal injustice and armed conflicts as well as friendship, love and healing.

 

painting in purple of a seated female by Linda Finstad

“Waiting for Inspiration” acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″ by artist Linda Finstad

 

Linda Finstad

My Simply Human collection are abstract figurative paintings that attempt to capture human emotions. Not intended to be sexual or provocative, they stir an emotional connection with the viewer.

 

painting of trees by Megan McCarthy

“Serenity Lies Beneath the Boughs of the Pines” oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″ by artist Megan McCarthy

 

Megan McCarthy

Art is medicine, not only for me as the creator, but also for the viewer. My work should evoke an emotional reaction that is uniquely personal, universally relatable and capable of altering the course of your day.

 

painting of downtown Santa Cruz by Susan Brown

“Santa Cruz Downtown” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 18″ by artist Susan Brown

 

Susan Brown

My “location” paintings show my love of solving the geometry and creating a sense of place. My aim is to share with you the joy and discovery I experience as I create and present paintings.

 

watercolor of mountains by Patricia Jacques

“Patahuasi Stone Forest #1 – Sky Mountain” watercolor, 18″ x 24″ by artist Patricia Jacques

 

Patricia Jacques

The monoliths of the Puruña Stone forest in Peru have always fascinated me. In this piece, I allow the spirit of watercolor to capture their mysterious essence in a fluid sort of way.

 

digital composite painting of a treed landscape by Catharin Deever

“Three Trees and a Shadow” digital composite painting from a digital photograph, various sizes by artist Catharine Deever

 

Catharine Deever

My purpose is to create artwork that comforts and encourages people where they live and work—to dream and conquer—every day.

 

collage of a family by Sharon Krinsky

“A Family” collage, 10″ x 10″ by artist Sharon Krinsky

 

Sharon Krinsky

I follow an inner vision to create figures and patterns out of paper and acrylic paint in my collages. My colorful compositions are inspired by “outsider” artists like Gaston Chaissac and children’s drawings.

 

painting of Titus Canyon by David Michaels

“The Road to Titus Canyon” oil on linen board, 16″ x 12″ by artist David Michaels

 

David Michaels

I am a fanatic for magical light in the desert. I love the concept of the “Back of Beyond.” I start with an onsite study and then expand the painting in my studio.

 

painting of a banyan tree by Annie Guldberg

“The Banyan Tree” oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″ by artist Annie Guldberg

 

Annie Guldberg

Through vibrant colors and rich textures, I create paintings that are familiar but surreal—like something remembered from a dream. I create a world where you can climb in and get lost for a while.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Russell Jacobs

Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 18″ x 24″ by artist Russell Jacobs

 

Russell Jacobs

I believe that good art should try to break the rules.

 

painting of a tropical tree branch by Rhonda DeLand

“Take Me to Paradise” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″ by artist Rhonda DeLand

 

Rhonda DeLand

Currently I enjoy painting in watercolor, acrylics and oils. I love to paint landscapes and botanicals in a quasi-abstract form. Cropped images and graphic shapes seen in nature inform the brushstrokes on my canvas.

 

painting of the view from Mushroom Rock by Ann Currey

“View from Mushroom Rock” oil on panel, 16″ x 12″ by artist Ann Currey

 

Ann Currey

I always enjoy experimenting with color in oils, while keeping the viewer’s experience in my heart. My desire is to share the beauty surrounding us in gratitude for all we have been given.

 

painting of flowers by Michael Hartstein

“Harmony” acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″ by artist Michael Hartstein

 

Michael Hartstein

My goal is to make a positive statement about how important nature is in our lives. Through my art, I want to peel away the layers of what I see and show nature’s beauty all around us.

 

painted black and white portrait of a woman by Julie Feldman

“Between Devotion and Desire” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ by artist Julie Feldman

 

Julie Feldman

The women in my portraits are both vulnerable and strong, conveying their emotions in haunting and expressive eyes that invite the viewer to creative their own narrative.

 

polaroid photograph self portrait by Miniman

“Self Portrait” instant film photography Polaroid, hand edited, various sizes by artist Miniman

 

MINIMAN

I have been creating polaroid art since the year 2000. I want to show the truth. I hand-edit and manipulate polaroids in a unique style that I invented and developed over the past twenty years.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Sondra Taylor

“Nature Exploding” acrylic and mixed media, 70cm x 70cm by Sondra Taylor

 

Sondra Taylor

My abstract art is inspired by nature with vibrant colours that emit energy. This painting shows the hope I saw for humanity as a result of nature flourishing and growing post COVID.

 

watercolor of the Salmon River by Kristen Dunkelberger

“Smoke Over Salmon River” watercolor on 100% cotton paper, 9.5″ x 7.3″ by artist Kristen Dunkelberger

 

Kristen Dunkelberger

I build on watercolor landscape tradition with a contemporary expression of the genre, using negative space to create a place of refuge. It’s in this refuge that we can contemplate our relationship to the natural world.

 

abstract ink and resin painting by Patricia Finley

“It Was Karma” ink and resin, 24″ x 36″ by artist Patricia J. Finley

 

Patricia J. Finley

Spring is sprung and this lovely piece in green and blue ink with a clear coat of resin exemplifies the essence of Spring.

 

intaglio photograph by Carol Hayman

“Looking at the UFO” photo intaglio, 11″ x 15″ by artist Carol Hayman

 

Carol Hayman

My current works are monochrome photo intaglios, printed on an American French Tool Press, from original photographs by the artist. The themes include myth-making attached to objects and locations, from urban legends to Native American storytelling.

 

 

 

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