Artist Showcase, Mid Winter 2019

Invited artists share some of their favorite works in diverse mediums for this Artist Showcase.

Featured Artist Rose Hohenberger

Fortunately, years of plein air painting taught me to see the range of colors in the landscape’s light and shadow and to infuse that into photo-referenced work.

Featured Artist Ellen (Ellie) Fuller

I feel gratitude for the creative expression that has flowed through me. Expressing my creativity is living my passion. As an artist I understand the crucial role of surrendering to the work—to its possibilities.

Featured Artist Jo Frederiks

My art is created to shine a spotlight on the deliberately well-hidden plight of the helpless victims we needlessly use and abuse for food, clothing, entertainment and in vivisection.

Featured Artist Anita McComas

Eventually, I started on a series of bears that were quite abstracted, wherein I tried to paint extreme color contrast and less realism. This completely hooked me, and today I find that while I still focus on landscapes, I paint as many or more wildlife pieces.

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019 features a variety of artists and their favorite piece of art. Included are artist quotes and links to their websites.

Featured Artist Nikkie Markle

My goal is to transfer the happiness I find in these places into my work. That is why so many of my paintings focus on individual subjects or landscapes—animal portraits, solitary figures and quiet spaces.

Featured Artist Diane Weiner

My cow series represents sixteen years of exploration of bovines—studying their personalities, interactions, general nature and anatomy. I complement my decades-long classical training in the style of the Great Masters with more abstract colors to drive an emotional response from the viewer.

Featured Artist Haylee McFarland

Everything I do is freehand. I never use rulers, compasses, magnifying glasses or computers. I primarily work in watercolor and pen and ink. My goal is to make the two mediums complement each other. I love the loose, almost messy watercolor, mixed with the intricate details that I hand draw on top.

Featured Artist Kate Passingham

I’ve long been captivated by pastels and am enthralled by the immediacy and intensity of their colours and their incredible versatility.

Featured Artist Valerie Warner

This combination hits all of my needs with radiance, depth and hopefully glow. People have told me that I truly show the spirit of my subjects. I hope so. Mother Spirit would be pleased.

Featured Artist Vikki Jackson

My goal is to interpreting the amazing flora and fauna of this country (Australia) with my individual style and share it with the rest of the world.

Featured Artist Milla Malchow

I love the technique of free motion threading, it is like using thread as a paintbrush—combining my love of both painting and quilting.

Featured Artist Sherif Hakeem

My inspiration for my art comes from subjects who have or had a difficult way of life. People who have the misfortune of being homeless and animals that are abused.