Twenty-nine inspired artists all contributed one of their favorite artworks to our Spring, 2022 Artist Showcase. Click on an artist’s name to view their website.
I was inspired to create this oil painting after watching my grandchildren play on the beach. My aim is to capture the moment, movement and memories in the hopes that others feel what I am feeling.
Since childhood, I’ve been mesmerized by the majestic fusion of bold colors that teeter between reality and fantasy. Only the magic of oils and acrylics allow me to attain this genuine freedom!
Color is my favorite emotion! The colors used in a painting tend to invoke an emotional response. Using watercolor, the paints work their way down the page to create an unexpected ending. I like that!
Listening to music stimulates my thoughts in terms of the way I use color and create a sense of rhythm; this compels the viewer to pay close attention to the textural qualities and symbolism.
I am an Experimental Impressionist who captures landscape, life and light. I use bold colors and strong, thick brushstrokes. My work invites you to connect with your own memories and emotions.
I see the world around me through an abstract lens. My fascination with abstract scenes compels me to paint and convey this joy and excitement to my audience.
My photographic style is slightly impressionistic; the result of being raised by one of the most prolific and talented artists I’ve ever known. My subject is Long Island, this wonderful island I’ve been exploring for 62-plus years.
This painting was inspired by an old newspaper ad for a theatrical performance. Exciting colors, light and dark contrasts dance with mixed media inclusions that feature superlatives about the actors, orchestra and dramatic storylines.
My paintings use colour, vitality and strength to bring to life local landscape and cityscape settings. I focus on places I’ve visited, many in Italy; these make an impact and deserve to hang on the wall.
I created nine paintings for the #wearyourcrown ♥ campaign, a global call to action challenging women to join the movement, find their own unique voice, inner strength and power whilst raising funds for women in need.
I create artworks intending to open the viewers’ eyes to the amazing colors and form that surrounds us, especially regarding seascapes. I am currently working on a series on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.
Our lives intertwined with wildlife, and its echoes reverberate with the message to save them. The calligraphy, an extension of the earth and sky, represents the language of nature that we refuse to converse with.
Being a calligrapher has inspired me to draw my contemporary images using India ink which creates a striking contrast with the vibrant colored pencils. This is the newest piece in my Happy Hour collection.
In my current “Location” series of paintings, I’ve found a love of solving geometry and creating a sense of place. I hope viewers of these paintings sense this, even if these aren’t places they have visited.
Midwest Wasteland is an artist duo composed of Jeffrey Kaya and Anthony Lagori that work in screen-printed media and sculpture. We tackle topics surrounding social interactions, norms and coming-of-age in the Heartland suburbs.
My art is expressive abstract figuration, exploring dimensionality, the human and cosmic of EROS. I pour colors intuitively and draw into the field, dancing between hazard and the edges of control as in life.
This painting of the historic part of Bristol, where I was born, features its famous colourful houses along the harbour called Hotwells. I was inspired to paint this during the annual hot air balloon festival.
I am a Danish artist who is inspired by the world of fantasy. Using texture and innovative techniques, I paint what I see and what I feel, using homemade paints I make from natural pigments.
I draw abstract geometric pen-and-ink drawings with alcohol-based colors. I believe that my drawings reflect an inner tension, but also generally express an overall sense of resolution through color, proportion and balance.
My art offers a way to visually communicate what we experience through music. My work translates music into abstract paintings.
As an artist, my job is to actively seek out beauty. Whether I’m looking at a dramatic mountain vista or a humble city sidewalk, I believe that beauty can be found anywhere.
I created this painting in oil impasto, using the palette knife technique. As a Colombian-American artist, I love to paint full of color and love.
My process involves many layers of call and response—play and discernment. I use paint, collage, charcoal, pen and graphite. I love when hidden messages and layers show up in my finished work.
These seashells are painted true to their original color, having collected them from all over the world. I am passionate about nature, color and being creative. My current work is mostly ocean themed.
In a Pink Mood expresses a happy, light mood. My paintings show strong color from a distance and intriguing details when viewed up close. Painting in a non-objective style allows freedom to explore endless ideas in paint.
Abstract color and line foster substance; an event. Elements and energy coalesce into movement and feeling—something dynamic. I try to tap into the possibilities lying beneath the surface of things and draw them forth.
This abstracted landscape and multi-layered painting is unique and evocative of the vibrant landscapes of my homeland of Scotland and the many wonderful places I have traveled to. My paintings become a visual journey of these experiences.
I paint to communicate the exuberance and joy of being alive in this space-time continuum. I paint to uplift people, and to persuade them to consider the depth of what lies beneath the surface of life.
My photography of nature is therapeutic and a way to share the healing power of nature and calming images with others in the hopes that they will get a moment’s respite from their daily stress.