Artist Showcase, Late Spring 2021

Enjoy this showcase collection of artwork by 32 talented artists, on themes that range from nature to abstraction. Click on each artist’s name to learn more.

 

clay bowl by Karen Milstein

“Serenity” micaceous clay bowl, 11″ x 11″ x 2.5″ by artist Karen Milstein

 

Karen Milstein

This sparkly micaceous clay indigenous to New Mexico has long been used for cookware in the pueblos. I love to work this traditional material using ancient techniques to create contemporary artistic forms.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Sophia Gunkel

“Ocean Sound” mixed media on canvas, 80cm x 120cm by artist Sophia Gunkel

 

Sophia Gunkel

When viewing my work, I aspire to transport the viewer into snippets of my dreams. I hope this, in turn, ignites their imagination to daydream and discover what is found within all of us.

 

floral photography by Gloria Moeller

“Dewdrops on Succulent Leaves” photograph on acrylic, 14″ x 11″ by artist Gloria Moeller

 

Gloria Moeller

Wandering in nature feeds my soul. Aiding people in bringing the serenity of nature into their homes completes my mission.

 

abstract drawing by Cynthia Christensen

“Community” markers and pens, 24″ x 18″ by artist Cynthia Christensen

 

Cynthia Christensen

Using markers and pens, I love drawing colorful, detailed images, sparking smiles where possible. Honoring Circles in Nature & Spirit, I love exploring transformations between them, and the individual and collective beauty of unity in diversity.

 

pastel portrait of a hummingbird by Veronica Carr

“Fragile” oil pastel on canvas, 29″ x 24″ by artist Veronica Carr

 

Veronica Carr

This injured hummingbird is part of a series of surrealistic glamour portraits depicting ordinary flora and fauna. I use my own reference photos and the underappreciated medium of oil pastel.

 

mixed media painting of a wolf and the moon by Judy Cuddehe

“Luna and Lupus” acrylic and pastel wolf and painted photo of supermoon, various sizes by artist Judy Cuddehe

 

Judy Cuddehe

My art is inspired by the wonders and beauty of the wild and natural world that surrounds us. I use mixed media to depict the creatures and scenes that I have encountered in my travels.

 

acrylic pour on canvas by Ava Malinovsky

“Gold Vein Flowing Upstream” acrylic paint pour on canvas, 12″ x 12″ by artist Ava Malinovsky

 

Ava Malinovsky

I love creating movement and flow by mixing acrylic paints with pouring mediums to achieve non-traditional, abstract effects. I also love exploring other mediums such as epoxy resin.

 

landscape painting y Joy Parks Coats

“Colors of the Dunes” acrylic, 18″ x 24″ by artist Joy Parks Coats

 

Joy Parks Coats

My art is inspired by nature and my surroundings. Since I live on the coast, many of my paintings are coastal in nature. I also like to travel and paint the places I have visited.

 

abstract painting by Jacquin Headen

“Springtime Trails” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ by artist Jacquin Headen

 

Jacquin Headen

My artistry focuses on the creation of bold, abstract paintings from a contemporary design perspective. My color-rich paintings are characterized by organic geometry, indelible mark making and joyful patterns.

 

painting of a sea turtle by Carol-Ann Salley

“Freedom of the Sea” acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″ by artist Carol-Ann Salley

 

Carol-Ann Salley

Fascinated by the beauty of nature, I’ve painted a series of moments frozen in time, each of which invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the beautiful details of a fleeting moment.

 

painting of the woods by Ernie Kleven

“In the Woods” oil, 16″ x 20″ by artist Ernie Kleven

 

Ernie Kleven

I take great pleasure in creating scenes like this which combine historical subjects with nature. This is not based on any actual scene of which I’m aware, but was created completely from my imagination.

 

black and white landscape photography by Peter Szarmach

“Dunes at Dusk” photography, various sizes by artist Peter Szarmach

 

Peter Szarmach

In nature, I find a meditative state in which to capture nature’s vastness and the details that create visual awe or a wondrous abstract. I hope to keep exploring nature on a voyage of delightful discoveries.

 

glass bowl by Carolyn Stafford

“The Mask” glass bowl, 18″ x 2.25″ by artist Carolyn Stafford

 

Carolyn Stafford

My art is driven by the changing concept of heritage and my love of vibrant color. Glass embodies the strength, fragility and the vibrant yet reflective nature I wish to convey in my work.

 

floral watercolor by Aprajita Lal

“Spring Blooms” watercolor, 16″ x 20″ by Aprajita Lal

 

Aprajita Lal

I take my inspiration from nature and its beauty. I try to create something that makes me happy to look at, and I hope my audience to connect the same way with my paintings.

 

painted soapstone carved bear by Allan Waidman

Untitled, recycled soapstone painted with alcohol ink and coated with resin, 11″ x 9″ by artist Allan Waidman

 

Allan Waidman

I recycle discarded soapstone cuttings into stunning replicas of my own original carvings. My unique process of cast soapstone has no waste, limitless colors and non-scratch coatings and is unmatched in beauty and durability.

 

landscape painting by Johnathan Seale

“September Fantasy” oil on canvas, 26″ x 42″ by artist Johnathan Seale

 

Johnathan Seale

Incorporating impressionist techniques such as optical mixing and complementary colors, my work draws inspiration from plein air studies and long hiking and backpacking trips. I hope to communicate my love and enthusiasm for nature.

 

abstract painting by Russ Myers

“Time” acrylic on canvas, 5′ x 5′ by artist Russ Myers

 

Russ Myers

This painting centers around a bird that symbolizes reincarnation or the shadow self while mirroring transcendence or enlightenment, thus integrating our release from guilt.

 

figurative painting by Olga Zhminko

“Purifying” oil on canvas, 50cm x 70cm by artist Olga Zhminko

 

Olga Zhminko

Painting with oil is my meditation. Through paint and brush I capture a snapshot of a specific interaction, a relationship, a moment, raising the viewer’s awareness about constant dynamics of life. Be here and now.

 

landscape painting by Irma Osmiegiene

“Reaching Out” oil on canvas, 76cm x 61cm by artist Irma Osmiegiene

 

Irma Osmiegiene

I am fascinated with the beauty of nature and have been featuring trees as dominant figures in my work lately. In my paintings I tell a story through shapes and colours with the dynamic of light and shadow.

 

abstract painting of a lion by Kimberly McCormick

“Creation” acrylic, 12″ x 16″ by artist Kimberly McCormick

Kimberly McCormick

I create whimsical acrylic portraits, animals and figures with vibrant colors, patterns and words. I draw my inspiration from my deep faith and my desire is to release hope, healing and encouragement through my paintings.

 

abstract painting by Arden Douglas

“Adriandolo III” oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″ by artist Arden Douglas

 

Arden Douglas

I paint moments where light conveys an emotion or creates the illusion of color. This series explores the pigmentless yet iridescent wing scales of the Madagascan Sunset Moth, known locally as “Adriandolo” or “Spirit King.”

 

landscape photography of Cabo by Julie Chapa

“Cabo Mountainside” photography, 18″ x 12″ by artist Julie Chapa

 

Julie Chapa

I have a passion for photographing nature and the places I have traveled to. I hope to inspire others to explore new locations or recapture memories of how they felt on past adventures.

 

figurative painting by John J. Domont

“Begging Bowl 88″ mixed media and oil on canvas, 32″ x 44″ x 1.5” by artist John J. Domont

 

John J. Domont

“Begging Bowl 88” from my Begging Bowl series are paintings about partnering with life. They speak of being receptive to and trusting this partnership in the greater sense.

 

landscape painting by Ann Marie Hershberger

“Quiet Rowboat” gouache, 7″ x 10″ by Ann Marie Hershberger

 

Ann Marie Hershberger

Landscapes, both real and imagined, are the focus of my work in oil, acrylic and gouache. My paintings explore time, nature and place through vibrant, expressive color and brushwork sharing beauty and joy.

 

floral mixed media painting by Sarah Schneider

“Flourish” mixed media, 30″ x 24″ by artist Sarah Schneider

 

Sarah Schneider

My paintings express my appreciation for the wonders of nature—its colors, shapes and textures provide endless inspiration. Painting is meditative for me; I’m fully present in the moment.

 

abstract landscape painting by Yükselle Hassan

“Sacred Nature” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 30″ by artist Yükselle Hassan

 

Yükselle Hassan

My style is an exploration of realism in fantasy. In Barcelona, I was inspired with Gaudi’s depictions of nature in La Sagrada Familia. His monument inspired the tonality, the soothing equilibrium of this atmospheric painting.

 

ink portrait of a fox by Sharen-Lee McLachlan

“Kitsune” ink airbrushed on canvas, 100cm x 120cm by artist Sharen-Lee McLachlan

 

Sharen-Lee McLachlan

I use airbrushed ink to showcase my love of animals. I am passionate about my airbrushing style and how it shows a unique quality not seen in other art forms.

 

abstract painting by Mona Agia

“Dance” acrylic, 40″ x 36″ by artist Mona Agia

 

Mona Agia

When I began painting, I discovered a world of colours, shapes, forms and textures that influence my artistic expression. Colour is the driving force through which I express my innermost feelings of joy, harmony and pleasure.

 

painting of an eagle by David Paine

“Fly Fisherman” oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″ by artist David Paine

 

David Paine

God’s creation has an unlimited variety of texture and beauty. I am on a lifetime journey of creation; hopefully God allows me to plant seeds of inspiration that produce artists for generations to come.

 

painting of boats by Jay Johnson

“Green and her friends” oil, 16″ x 12″ by artist Jay Johnson

 

Jay Johnson

My plein air painting style re­flects calm settings through the use of fresh, vibrant color. Compositions are exciting and powerful, while the illusion of detail creates images that are universally appealing.

 

city scape painting by Julia Taylor

“The Calling” watercolor, 22″ x 30″ by artist Julia Taylor

 

Julia Taylor

This iconic Mark Di Suvero sculpture anchors our downtown with the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum. My watercolor captures the hour of dusk and the light of downtown.

 

painting of a steer skull by Jennifer Magel

“Bone Petal” acrylic on canvas, 42″ x 36″ by artist Jennifer Magel

 

Jennifer Magel

Creativity has been my closest companion my whole life. I’m driven to connect with others through my work as an artist. I paint to explore the alchemical nature of visual expression—art is inherently transformative.

 

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