Artists

  • Adams, Karolina

    Adams, Karolina

    I’m an introvert by nature so drawing has always been my alternative to therapy. I’m not a very graceful speaker, my conversations are messy, I run in circles with my idea and I fumble over my words. When I draw I’m clean, minimalistic and to the point.  So instead of verbally sharing my internal chaos, it’s A LOT easier for me to engage in drawing, unloading the feelings, and working through the thoughts and emotions and telling my stories. Drawing quiets my scrambled mind.

    Most of the time, I do quick sketches in pencil just to get the initial raw emotions out. I go through the emotion while creating the piece. I cry with my pieces, I’m joyful with them and everything in-between. Some events are more significant to me and those are the ones I turn into finished ink drawings. Sharing them with the world at first was a scary thought, but it has gifted me tenfold, which I did not see coming. It showed me that I’m not a weird duck in the way I think, see and experience the world. People find themselves in my stories, which makes me realize we’re all weird and uniquely the same.

    www.KarolinaAdams.com

  • Alderman, JeriLyn

    Alderman, JeriLyn

    My obsession with glass started in the spring of 1991. I took a week long workshop in stained glass and I thought it was amazing! I was able to do all the things you weren’t allowed to do with glass. You got to break it, play with it, wrap it in lead and then play with deadly chemicals and soldering irons. What more does a person need?

    Stained glass was my artistic outlet until about 2003 when I bought a lampworking kit from my stained glass supplier. The second I lit that Mapp gas torch I was hooked! From that day forward, I have honed my skills and started working with much larger and hotter torches. My glass of choice is borosilicate (Pyrex) because there is so much you can do it with.

     

    You can contact her at:

    (602) 703-1422

    fcgstudio@yahoo.com

  • Atchinson, Sally

    Atchinson, Sally

    I cannot remember a time when I haven’t been charmed by, and attempting to illustrate our beautiful natural world.

    In the busy-ness of ordinary life there were always spaces for creativity and learning. I dabbled with sculpture, porcelain painting/teaching, quilt art, colored pencil, alcohol ink, silk painting, silk dyeing/marbling and watercolor.

    Art is my joy and playtime. It is both inspirational and aspirational. I pick up a pencil, a brush, some dye or a needle in hopes of depicting a moment of beauty in time.

    Watercolor is soulful. I paint to capture the “look at me; aren’t I spectacular?” moments in the world around us.

    I have a home studio in Fountain Hills, Arizona and also in Hunter Creek, Arizona so I am able to observe both the beauty of our Sonoran Desert and the forests of our Rim Country and paint what I observe. I hope that my work brings pleasure to your eyes and home.

    You can contact her at:

    480-710-6956

    statchinson@gmail.com

  • Bosak, Henry

    Bosak, Henry

    Henry Bosak was born and raised in Genoa, a small town in eastern Nebraska. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to be an artist and so for the past forty-some years or so he has been painting, drawing and in one way or another working in the art field.

     

    Henry was very fortunate to have grown up in a family that supported his love for art. He was influenced by his high school art teach, as well as his neighbor…a professionally trained artist. Pretty lucky for a boy growing up in a small town, miles away from any art museums or galleries. Henry attended Southeast Community College in Milford Nebraska where he received his associated degree for commercial art and has been fortunate to be able to make a living as a graphic designer and illustrator ever since.

     

    A realist who works in acrylics, Henry paints “everyday things”. That may be an old pick-up truck or some well-worn tools. He paints to capture a moment or a feeling. Painting is, and has always been, Henry’s passion. He wants his work to inspire or bring joy to whoever sees it. If that happens, then he has accomplished one of his goals in life…being an artist.

     

    http://www.henrybosak.com

  • Boyce, Bruce

    Boyce, Bruce

    Bruce has a degree in Physics, and spent 49 years working in the optics industry developing and analyzing a wide range of high performance optical sensors, telescopes and cameras for deployment on government satellites. As part of his background, as an adjunct professor for the University of Connecticut, he developed and taught a graduate level physics based course on the analysis and design of imaging systems and cameras.

    Bruce’s fine art prints are the beneficiaries of his physics and government systems heritage, and exhibit maximum sharpness and clarity. That, combined with his innate ability to spot and utilize unique compositions that are distinct from more conventional landscape approaches, results in remarkable technically superb images.

    His understanding of image quality and the effect of image viewing conditions on perceived image quality and viewing pleasure have led him to frame his prints with expensive multi-layer anti-reflection (AR) glass. The use of AR glass (which also provides 99% UV protection), also known as museum glass, makes prints dramatically easier to view and enjoy by eliminating nearly all glare and reflections. The result of all this is that viewing Bruce’s framed work is like viewing the original scene Through An Open Window.
    His technical background has another benefit – he has made sure that all of the materials he uses to produce his framed or unframed prints are archival (photo paper & ink, mat, tape and foamcore back sheet), and should last a lifetime. 

    All Metal prints listed on this web site can be purchased as 20 x 30 inch or 30 x 45 inch landscape format metal prints, and in fact are also available in a vertical format for various aspect ratios and sizes. Contact Bruce directly for more information - you can send him an email directly from his website (link given below).

    www.bruceboyce.com

  • Culver, Derek

    Culver, Derek

    Derek Culver is a professional landscape astrophotographer and digital artist raised in Issaquah, Washington; a town outside of the city of Seattle on the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Between his Dad’s child friendly lessons of Scientific America, having a large surrounding forest as a backyard, video games, and being an avid reader since he was a wee little lad, Derek’s interest in creativity, adventures, storytelling, and astronomy were sparked early.

    His pioneering of innovative techniques revolutionized image acquisition and quality within the landscape astrophotography community, which earned Derek a spot in the highest echelon of astrophotographers and made him well known for his technical prowess, post processing skills, and creative vision.His "dreamscape" collection is a fantasy where the opportunity costs of chasing your passion, purpose, or goals in life can coexist symbiotically with the relationships you have with the people you love. Blending Hubble deep space images, terrestrial foregrounds, and a human element together allegorically encapsulates the sentiments surrounding a dream where we can bring the people and close relationships we have with us- to be successful without sacrifices of the heart.

    You can see more of his work at:

    http://www.blazingheavens.com/

    You can contact him at:

    (206) 817-9942

    derek@blazingheavens.com

  • Downey, Jan

    Downey, Jan

    Jan’s love of art began at her childhood kitchen table, where her parents were amazingly tolerant and encouraging of her experimentation in creativity. After a fulfilling career in cultural anthropology, Jan turned to art full time, first pen and ink, scratch art, and then gourds. She can be found at all hours in her home studio and states, “Thank goodness there are many 3AMs to accommodate all my ideas!”  In her gourd art, Jan uses a variety of processes, including pyrography, carving, embedding prickly pear “lace,” beading, building figures with modeling compound, embellishing with natural materials, and layering gourd pieces to build a structure.

    “My art is both deeply personal, yet global, drawing on my career as a cultural anthropologist.  People everywhere, and throughout all time, have sought to make themselves, their material culture, and their surroundings distinctive and beautiful. I am inspired by the breadth of cultural differences in art expression, and by the extraordinary natural world around me.”

    You can see more of her art at:

    www.ZolioArts.com

    You can contact her at:

    602-373-9511

    You can contact her at:

    602-373-9511

    jdowney89@gmail.com    

  • Feder, Susan

    Feder, Susan

    The goal of my fiber clay sculptures is to embrace the joy of life and movement.

    As I create each sculpture, what emerges is a magical, mysterious quality and yet somehow they appear all together fierce, independent, curious, sexy, humorous and engaging.  They don’t seem to care about what others think, they are happy being their full-blown own expression of themselves – in their Red Boots.

    When I feel a need to step back from the fierceness of my women, I create animals are that are both whimsical and funny in their yoga clothes and red boots.

    You can see more of her work at:

    http://lovesredboots.com/

    You can contact her at:

    lovesredboots@gmail.com

    805-410-0239

  • Fitch, Rick

    Fitch, Rick

    A native of Arizona, Rick Fitch received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from the College of Education at Arizona State University. He has continued to take graduate classes toward a Masters degree in Fine Arts at ASU, and has participated in workshops from several potters who are nationally recognized. Following graduation, Rick was an instructor of ceramics and jewelry at the high school level for several years.

    Rick and his family still reside in Arizona where he is now fully committed to his career as a studio potter. Rick’s pottery captures the style, beauty and colors of the Southwest. He is intrigued with shaping, designing and decorating the functional pottery he produces.

    The ceramic artwork Rick produces is both wheel-thrown and hand built, ranging from intimate dinnerware sets and serving pieces to commissioned decorative creations. He pays particular attention to the form and function of his ceramic artwork so as to present his clients with a product that is aesthetically pleasing. Rick travels the Southwestern states participating in juried art exhibitions. His work has won numerous awards and is included in many galleries and gift shops throughout the United States and some foreign countries.

  • Gould, Joan

    Gould, Joan

    A third generation Arizona native, Joan Gould has had a diversely interesting career over the past 25 years: first as a ceramics artist, as a gallery owner, and as a fine jeweler since 2003.

    Joan’s creative spirit finds home in the beautiful Sonoran desert and the San Francisco Peaks of Arizona. Her jewelry reflects her love of color and texture found in the highly diverse natural surroundings there. She relishes this “unusual creativity” that leads her to produce exquisite wearable art.

    Her artwork is truly one-of-a-kind, her skills honed from years of experience in the art world, and her process unique for creating silver and copper jewelry.

    Please call for information on commissions and limited edition series.


     jgoulddesigns.com

  • Gustafson, Lynn

    Gustafson, Lynn

    I believe art enhances our lives; it’s not only the viewing, but the creating of art that feeds the soul. Art comes in many forms, my chosen medium is glass.

    I took my first stained glass class in 2000 and still do a piece from time to time. In 2002 I started working in warm glass (fusing & bead making) and that has become my passion. Fused glass allows me to make functional art and bead making allows me to make miniature pieces of wearable art.

    I divide my time between creating glass art in my home studio, managing a family business, and teaching fusing and bead making at the local glass shop. My life is full of wonderful people, and wonderful experiences, and overlaying all of it is my art, bringing everything into sharper focus. 

    www.lynngustafson.com

  • Haight, Abe

    Haight, Abe

    Creativity, Computer Science, Mathematics and Glass

    I have always enjoyed combining creativity with various parts of my life. From the creativity allowed in building software systems, to creativity inside the framework of proving complexity theorems. And now to the physical realm of art glass.

    Kilnforming Glass is made by heating glass from 1050 to 1600 degrees Farenheit, depending on the desired effect and application. It can take many separate heat applications to make a single piece.

    My current work uses glass powder (frit) and sheet glass. The powder is thinly layered on the glass to achieve the effects.

    www.abehaight.com


    http://www.abehaight.com

  • Halford, Betsy

    Halford, Betsy

    I did not choose art as much as art chose me. Creating is part of my DNA. Because creating is such a part of me, I am influenced and inspired by life and all of the things that life brings. As life changes so does my art. I strive to embrace these changes, good or bad, and look at them from my own unique, ever-evolving perspective. I think a lot of my work would be considered “out of the box” which is where I strive to live, love and work as much as possible.

    Artist Biography

    Betsy is a self-taught, mixed media, assemblage artist. Her art incorporates found and repurposed materials, in which she adds oils, acrylics and/or wax, making each piece unique.

    Inspiration for her artwork comes from life. Many of her pieces are inspired by personal experiences, dreams and/or meditations, memories both real and imagined, as well as reactions to societal or global issues.

    She has been collecting the materials for her work all of her life. She started collecting her “treasures” as a small child growing up in South Carolina where she was influenced by her parents who were also passionate collectors of such “treasures.” She has continued to gather her inspirational materials everywhere she goes – from back roads to the city streets.   She is always on the look out for items that others have “disposed of,” with the intent of transforming them into something wonderful and meaningful.

    She currently live in Scottsdale, AZ, with her husband, Mark, their two cats, Priscilla and Eva and their dog, Laila.

    Betsy Halford
    Monkey Girl Artwork

    www.monkeygirlartwork.com

  • Harmon, Jonathan

    Harmon, Jonathan

    Jonathan Harmon works with inks as well as other mediums, both fluid and rigid. Inks in particular, are very fluid and when working with large amounts of material (relatively speaking), they often migrate on their own to unexpected places and forms. Rather than force it to be precisely what had been planned, he’s taken the tack of exploring the unintended and accentuating it. 

     

    “This leads me into places I’d never envisioned and contributes to the joy of creating art. When the universe has provided an opportunity, run with it. Accentuate the unexpected!” 

     

    He has several series of paintings including:

    • Microscopic Series – Intricate explorations of recursive curved forms as a metaphor for atomic structures.
    • Geometric Series – Explorations of the triangle as it forms pentagons and rings of pentagons, also forming optical intersections of apparent cubes, pyramids and other forms.
    • Terrestrial Aerials – The earth as viewed from high or orbital elevations.
    • Extra-Terrestrial Aerials – Other planets as viewed from orbital elevations; some impressionistic, some as abstract expressions of the same design shapes.

     

    www.harmonstudios.com

  • Hildebrand, Valerie

    Hildebrand, Valerie

     

    Valerie Hildebrand has been fascinated with glass, inspired by batik, and thoroughly captivated by jewelry design and construction. She is constantly exploring various mediums and techniques and typically has several projects going at the same time.

     

    “My version of batik is done on a variety of surfaces (not fabric) and includes a double resist process to impose a little more control on the wax since I tend to work with hard lines and geometric shapes. Most of my batik work uses traditional fabric dye but I have begun experimenting with using acrylic paint and the results of that adventure have been encouraging.”

     

    Valerie’s Art Major in college focused on acrylic painting and she has recently gone back to painting, however it’s a lot different. New mediums, new paints, new ways to apply the paint and wonderful new techniques have all added new dimensions that she will be experimenting with for years to come.

     

    www.ValerieHildebrand.com

  • Merritt, Nancy

    Merritt, Nancy

    In 2005 my partner and I moved to Arizona which is where my jewelry design started.  I have always loved creating, from doing stained glass artwork to painting glassware and furniture. A few years back I was introduced to jewelry design, specifically working with beads, sterling silver and other metal findings.  I immediately fell in love with working with all the beautiful beads, stones, sterling findings.  I can get lost for hours at a time working and designing the pieces.

     I have been selling my work at local art fairs, including at the Farmer’s Market on Thursdays in Fountain Hills.  During one of the markets I met a woman named Karen who ended up purchasing a home from me here in Fountain Hills (I have also been a realtor for 28 years).  Karen is also involved in jewelry design, specifically crocheting with wire.  She asked if I would like to learn how to do this different type of jewelry design and this is where it all started.  I am hooked (no pun intended!).  Of all the different types of jewelry that I have designed, crocheting has become a true passion for me above all!

    I will be glad to do any special orders or special pieces for a wedding party.  Thank you for looking!

    www.nsmerritt1.etsy.com

  • Meyer, Arlene

    Meyer, Arlene

    Arlene Meyer - My passion for drawing and painting animals and nature is rooted in my youth growing up in Illinois. While at school studying art, I began a career as a floral designer. I continued to evolve as an artist through classes at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, Paradise Valley Community College, Brio School of Fine Art, and Phoenix Center for the Arts.

     

    I consider myself an eclectic artist since I really enjoy experimenting with different mediums and techniques. I use oil paint for my landscapes and florals. Acrylics for mixed media paintings, and all of my ceramic pieces are hand built.

     

    My paintings have been shown in the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, the Cave Creek Arts and Film Festival, Paradise Valley Community College, the Herberger Theater Center, and other juried shows in the greater Phoenix area. 

     

    A quote from Georgia O’Keeffe best expresses my feelings about painting,

     

         “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t

           Say any other way---things I had no words for.”

     

    www.arlenemeyer.artspan.com

  • Nassano, Jane

    Nassano, Jane

    "This is what I was born to do. From the time that I was 8 years old I knew that I would be an artist. There just wasn't any doubt, no second choice, no question. To create art, in whatever form it may be, is part of my purpose in this life." 

    While recognized throughout the western United States for her vibrant pastel paintings, artist Jane Nassano is best known for her diversity. From large scale works to tiny miniatures, her realistic florals, nudes and landscapes captivate her viewers and collectors.  

    For a completely different twist from the controlled realism of her pastels, this new series of mixed-media monoprints are abstract and unexpected. Using bits and pieces of found objects, torn paper and fabrics, they tell whimsical stories with color and texture.

  • Olason, Sheila

    Olason, Sheila

    Fortunate to have spent my life and artistic career in the Pacific Northwest and inspired by some of the most influential names in modern glass, I create veiled glass beads, metal Riveted glass slides, donuts and assembled glass sculptures. The veiled glass rods that I use produce intricate lines of color drawn through each bead forming a wispy detail that appears to freely float within the glass. I incorporate Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass tubes (Rivets) to line the center of the bead holes on many of my beads and donuts. Often I enhance these beads with large holed bead caps to produce an elegant finished piece of jewelry. The Bead Riveter Tool, developed in my studio makes the creation of metal lined riveted beads quick and ease in many types and sizes. After a long career and involvement since the 60’s at the University of Washington, in numerous Northwest arts groups and teaching throughout the Northwest and Canada, I have relocated to the Southwest. Many new opportunities and inspirations in color and design are having an influence my creative endeavors. My experience producing Art Festivals, Art Charity Auctions and as Director of the County Art Gallery for a number of years has given a well round understanding of the art world around me and my place in it.

  • Orbon, Peggy

    Orbon, Peggy

    Peggy Orbon lived in New England, Italy, Scotland, and New Mexico before settling in Arizona with her husband. The dramatic colors, fantastic landscapes, and the wonderful weather inspired her to begin painting in pastels and oils soon after moving to the Southwest.   Peggy is a member of the Arizona Plein Air Painters and the Arizona Pastel Artists Association and signature member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico.

    Artist Statement

    I enjoy painting landscapes preferably on location. On location (painting “en plein air”) the need to get the painting down quickly before the light changes too much keeps my painting fresh. And, I find that painting the scene in front of me for a couple of hours helps me to remember the subtle details later. I often use these plein air paintings as a source when creating larger studio paintings. My main focus and interest is on how to capture the light as it appears in a landscape.

    www.peggyorbon.com

  • Salcido,Gabe

    Salcido,Gabe

    In the stillness…… that is where inspiration lives. Working with metal is second nature for artist Gabriel Salcido, a medium few truly master. Simple lines and basic shapes along with a collage of cultural influences define the philosophy of Gabriel’s work. Light and the illusion of light directly compel his artistic mind. “It is hard to say if you choose metal or if the metal chooses you. It is a life long relationship.”

    The Southwest, simultaneously delicate and bold in light and color, is the stuff Gabriel sees daily. “The more you create the wider your imagination expands. I am influenced mostly by my own mind. Observing the world in motion creates the sparks my imagination needs to flow. Much of my work is just my imagination running away.” Gabriel was born in Utah into a strong farming family. He learned quickly that the earth is the source of strength, nourishment, wisdom and his favorite medium.

    He spent many years traveling the country and working the land. He settled mainly in Texas and Arizona where much of his family resides. Gabriel now lives and works with his wife Ingrid in Phoenix, Arizona.

    www.lumbremetal.com

  • Sickafoose, Catherine

    Sickafoose, Catherine

    “By observing the details in everyday surroundings, I find a wealth of ideas: from the smallest of sweet peas on my garden trellis to the rhythm of color across the Arizona landscapes. I feel very blessed to be able to share myself with others through my art.”Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Catherine has lived most of her adult life in Arizona. Art has always been an important part of her life, but first came raising a family, with a career as a Registered Nurse. In one of those defining moments, transparent watercolors captured Catherine’s heart and she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Painting from her own photographs or still life compositions, Catherine works in either her Flagstaff or Phoenix, Arizona studio.

    www.CatherineSickafoose.com

  • Stecker, Karen

    Stecker, Karen

    The way of the mystic and the way of the artist are very much alike, except that the mystic does not have a craft. The craft holds the artist to the world, and the mystic goes through his psyche into the transcendent….~ Joseph Campbell

    This statement by Joseph Campbell reflects the way I approach all of my creations. I access my inner mystic and translate what I “see” into concrete form. I have explored and studied art since I was a little girl and consider creative expression an essential aspect of who I am. 

    The creation of the “Goddess” came to me over time and tapped on my shoulder until I paid attention, and gave her life. She reflects our need to make sense of ourselves and our universe beyond what we understand as sentient beings. The use of stones, fiber, metal and wood allows me to take materials from earth’s creative force and create something transcendent. The “energy” of each goddess is meant to reflect her special message to the world.

    I hope you are able to share in the joy I feel when I am blessed with the vision and gift of manifestation.

  • Stiles, Jan

    Stiles, Jan

    Jan Stiles designs jewelry and other handcrafted items that incorporate semi-precious gemstones. She is constantly exploring new materials and techniques and usually has several projects in different mediums going on at the same time.  

     

    “My “table jewelry” is another way to explore and use semi-precious stones in daily living. I see art as a way to both excite and calm the mind as well as a means of personal expression.”

     

    www.treselegantedesigns.com

  • Sullivan, Margaret

    Sullivan, Margaret

    Inspired by the great Southwest, Margaret spends hours dreaming up creations on gourd canvases only nature can create. With the help of pyrography carving, dyes, paints, and a cornucopia of beads, precious stones, and feathers, her gourds are turned into creations of art.

    Most known for her Kachinas and masks, she will tell you she still does not have a specialty because of the possibilities of her art.

    Because of the time required for her pieces, Margaret only participates in six to seven shows a year, but sells out of her home gallery. Margaret resides in Rio Verde, Arizona and is a member of the American Gourd Society, the Arizona Gourd Society, the Southwest Gourd Association, and the Verdes Art League. Margaret also gives lessons in her art to individuals.

    southwestgourds.homestead.com

  • Tingley, Mary

    Tingley, Mary

    A dear friend once described my paintings as “Mother Nature’s Melancholy.” At first, I wasn’t certain what she meant. Were my paintings somber I wondered? But when I looked closer through that lens I realized her remark was spot on.

    I feel that melancholy in the often unforgiving AZ topography, yet there is this opposing presence of delicate but hearty vegetation and blazing skies that oppose its brutality.

    I try to capture that dichotomy in the subtle changes of what I call our “In Between seasons.” These transitions reveal an understated beauty I find incredibly satisfying.With watercolor as my medium, I invite the viewer to enter my landscapes through a minimalist style and vivid color to create movement and an emotional connection to our desert.

    You can see more of her work at:

    http://marytingleyart.com/

    You can contact her at:

    602-363-0924

    marytingleyart@cox.net

  • Twichell, Hilda

    Twichell, Hilda

    I graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Fine Art. My work includes Printmaking, Encaustics, Painting, Sculpture and Photography. 

    My art reflects the mystery of the life cycle. I am filled with awe by the beauty, the power and delicacy, and the temporary nature of life. Experiences with nature have a direct influence on how I see and feel the creative process.

    Serigraph:
    Paint is forced through a silk screen stretched over a frame with a squeegee onto paper. Portions of the screen are blocked out to create an image. Separate portions are blocked out for each color run.

    Solar Etching:
    This is an etching process which uses the Sun to etch a light sensitive Polymer coating on a steel plate. An image is placed on the plate which is then exposed to the sun for 1 1/2 minutes. This etches the plate which now can be inked and wiped and printed as any regularly etched plate.

    Monotype:
    Painting is done on a metal plate then transferred to a sheet of paper by applied pressure either by a press or by other pressure. This is a one of a kind print.

    Relief Print:
    A design is drawn on the surface of a plate. Areas are cut away to create an image. The relief portion is then inked and printed by forced pressure.

  • Vander Kooi, Cal

    Vander Kooi, Cal

    Cal Vander Kooi was born in Worthington, Minnesota. Raised on a dairy farm, and always worked with his hands. He was a collision repair technician for 46 years. This choice of career made excellent use of his propensity for perfection and hands-on skills.  For Christmas 2009 he received tools and equipment to begin turning wood. He was inspired by his brother-in-law, who had taken a woodturning class in Colorado. On seeing some of his early work, a close friend told him that he would never look at a piece of wood the same way again. What used to be firewood is now a piece of raw material, just waiting to be turned. He views each piece as an individual. Pieces of wood will just sit in his workshop for days, or even weeks, before he decides what should be made from them.  Each piece is one of a kind. Even when he makes a set of something, such as wine goblets, they are never an exact match. The peculiarities of the wood and the fact that he works without a pattern makes each piece ever so slightly different and beautiful in its own remarkable way.

     

    www.calvanderkooi.com

  • Warren, Erika

    Warren, Erika

    Erika G. Warren is a fiber artist working with beautiful fabrics and quilting techniques to create something extraordinary and meaningful.

     

    “I am a quilter. Fabric is my medium. I believe in women helping women around the world. I've lived many places from Arizona to Hawaii, the Deep South to East Africa. My small wall hanging quilts reflect my memories, dreams and sometimes my humor.”

     

    She dedicates a minimum of 50% of her sales to helping the Widows of Wabulenzi, Uganda East Africa so they may have an easier life and be remembered at Christmas time.

     

    canterburytales@cox.net

  • Willigrod, Jenny

    Willigrod, Jenny

    My artwork has been labeled “Southwest Whimsical” as I love bright, bold colors and my subjects are images from scenes of the Southwest and Mexico. In this area of the world, the land can be harsh and the desert can be a muted pallet of browns and grays. It never fails that amidst all of the dullness, a bright spot of color exists. I am inspired by these burst of colors in our landscapes such as in the brilliance of a bright pink cactus blossom or a shimmering adobe wall under the desert sky.

    All of my pieces are created with pastels on black paper. Pastels are a great medium for my work for they allow me to achieve the bright and bold colors I desire. All pastels need to be framed and kept under a glass as they will smear. I do use a fixative on my pieces, but just very lightly.

    www.jennywilligrod.com

  • Wilson, Teresa

    Wilson, Teresa

    TL Wilson Photography is based out of Peoria, Arizona, where every season brings with it interesting and intriguing opportunities to capture images that impress or inspire. I have spent my life with a camera in hand, and have now begun to share my view of the world with you. I love to travel and look for new subject matter where ever I go.  I especially love wildlife photography, connecting with animals on a one-to-one level and meeting their gaze whenever possible, but also find great joy in landscape, floral, and macro photography. I shoot whatever catches my eye.

    The beauty of wherever I am is my canvas. I love looking at things from a different perspective from the average person, and often go in search of unusual shapes and textures. Those unexpected or unplanned images are some of the ones that I am happiest with. My hope is that the images I create give the person looking at them joy and happiness.  I am glad to have you along on my journey as I share my view of the world, one image at a time.

    You can see more of her work at:

    http://www.tlwilsonphoto.com/

    You can contact her at:

    623-297-6532

    TLWilsonPhoto@yahoo.com

  • Wolkove, Jeff

    Wolkove, Jeff

    Jeff Wolkove has had a passion for photography since childhood, when he bought his first camera from an ad on the back of a comic book. Today he considers himself fortunate to live in an era where the darkroom he always wanted has been replaced by powerful software tools, digital cameras with capabilities he never dreamed of and printers that can reproduce images far better than even his Kodachrome slides.

     

    “I get inspiration from Ansel Adams; his contributions through photography as a wilderness advocate and environmentalist are immeasurable.”

     

    He uses Sony A-77 and A-77ii 24 megapixel cameras. He shoots most of his wildlife photos with a 70-400mm zoom lens which allows him to get close without getting too close. 

     

    “I do very little post-processing other than adjusting levels to bring out the details in the shadows and highlights. I print my own photographs on an Epson photo printer and my preferred medium is metallic paper. The Plexiglas prints on display here were custom printed and mounted by a company in Scottsdale. I am also showing my metallic photos mounted on wood with a clear resin coating. I am very proud of these pieces.”

     

    www.wolkove.com

  • Zeien, Linda

    Zeien, Linda

    Zeien, Linda

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Fresh Paint Party - Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00pm to 9:30pm

09-29-2017

Please join us for this year’s Fresh Paint Party to meet and welcome our newest artists. Enjoy wine and refreshments while exploring the gallery to discover what's new and revisit some of your favorites.