Featured Artist Renee St. Peter

Learning the medium has been a life lesson in letting things happen as they will–the magic of watercolor is not what it does in the first five minutes, but what occurs as the paint has time to react with other colors around it to create new shades and tones.

Artist Showcase, Mid Winter 2019

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

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 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.