Featured Artist Don Rankin

I think this is a great time to be a watercolor painter for we have so many wonderful toys from which to choose—new paints, new paper and the like.

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 Chuck Middlekauff

I am inspired by the road culture of the western United States and American culture in general—advertising art, toys, cartoons and comic books, Coke machines and windmills, cowboys, rock and roll and even my aging painting tools.

Artist Showcase, Autumn 2018

From mixed media to oil, photography, watercolor and even finger painting, the following artists share their passion for art by showcasing one of their favorite pieces of art.

Featured Artist Wendy Liang

I am especially fascinated by how watercolor can depict reflections so effectively and am so fascinated by it that I may enjoy painting the rippled reflections even more than the actual objects themselves.

Featured Artist Olivia Alexander

Single pigmented paints, many of which are transparent in nature, are among my favourites. Layer upon layer is built on the canvas, combined with inks and watercolours. The transparency allows each layer to peek through to the one above.

Featured Artist Steve Griggs

It is the freedom in my style that allows the viewer to eschew the literal and, instead, connect with the emotion that accompanies whatever story the painting is telling them.

Featured Artist John Bowen

The joy, and at the same time the letdown, of feelings whenever I finish a piece, never fails to amaze me. I can’t imagine doing anything else in my life. I will probably die with a paint brush in my hand.

Featured Artist Randall David Tipton

I love these things—building an image through an experimental process of pouring, scraping, blotting and brushing on color until something with a kind of “truth” comes about. My intentions are less visual than emotional.

Artist Showcase, Late Spring 2018

Each piece has a story that unfolds through symbols, color and texture.

Featured Artist Amy Guion Clay

In life and art, I long for the horizon. There is an invisible tether that pulls me toward the unknown, and this is reflected in the artwork that I do. Even in my purely abstract paintings, it’s always about a mythical journey of discovery. I always want to know what is beyond.

Featured Artist Al Vesselli

Some artists will say the subject of their work is not important. It’s the technique or the style one uses to render the subject that is essential. For me, it begins with the subject and that’s what gets me going.

Artist Showcase Spring, 2018

From oils and encaustic was paintings to photography and digital artwork, these images have been inspired by the artists’ passion, curiosity and imagination.

Artist Showcase Winter 2018

From oils and pastel to photography and digital artwork, these images have been inspired by the artist’s passion, curiosity and imagination.