I see creating art as a way to savor the beauty of God’s world. When I sit by a river, gaze at a waterfall, or take in the vastness of the mountains, I become awestruck and deeply moved. For me the world of nature speaks of constancy, order, variety, balance, and vibrancy. It hums a melody of peace and conflict while it calms our hearts. It is full of mystery and delight. Continue reading “Barbara Hawk”
My process starts with dyeing yarn and fabrics using several type of dyes, depending on the results I seek. I may then further enhance the fabric using a variety of surface design techniques. I’m continually experimenting with new processes. My fibers include textured silk, cotton, rayon, wool, mohair, and alpaca. I collect vintage fabrics and love to incorporate them into my weavings for dynamic effects. Continue reading “Brenda Cameron”
I describe my work as painterly although representational in style. I love the use of abstract shapes, patterns and movement in my work. I express light through color and value and try to make sure that my selection of these elements moves the viewer’s eye successfully through my paintings. I paint still lifes, animals, landscapes, children and people in landscapes as well as cityscapes in watercolor, oil, gouache and acrylic. I am interested in the role of light to express mood and emotion in my paintings. Continue reading “Caroline Trickey”
Much of my inspiration is taken from woodworkers of the “mid century modern” period, such as George Nakashima and Sam Maloof. I use natural oils and varnishes as finishes, and do not stain my work so the natural character of the wood is preserved. Continue reading “Chuck Evans”
I make wall hangings, trivets, and coasters from wood using parquetry technique. My geometric patterns, quilt patterns, and scrollsaw work can create 3D effects in 2D work. In my Parquetry art, I use 1/8-inch thick pieces of wood inlaid on a craft-quality ply-back board. Continue reading “David Adler”
Diane uses both natural and professional artist dyes to create beautiful surface designs on natural fabrics. Two prevalent methods include Eco Printing and Shibori.
Eco Printing is a direct contact printing technique. After collecting many of the leaves in her own garden, Diane transfers the plant pigments to the fabric with direct contact and heat. Colors and effects vary based on many variables including the stage of the leaf growth and how the fabric is prepared. The unpredictable nature of Eco Printing ensures each piece is truly an original. Continue reading “Diane Kuehn”
The play of light and shadow washing over a subject is what grabs my attention. I never know where a subject will take me.
Each medium has its own challenges and rewards; graphite is comfortable and relaxing, while watercolor keeps me on my toes finding the balance of planning steps ahead while keeping the painting fresh and spontaneous. It’s an incredibly rewarding process. Continue reading “Donna Huyett”
I have added hand-made felt hats to the wearable art pieces I create. These one-of-a-kind hats are made from loose merino wool fibers and silk fabric, wet felted and blocked into many different styles, including hats with brims. Continue reading “Elda Brown”
After the copper is cleaned in an acid bath, it is fired multiple times in a kiln with temperatures ranging between 1850 and 2000 degrees with the desired colors and design. Each piece is fired about two minutes, taken out, cooled and re-fired with additional colors. I use forms for jewelry, switch plates, bowls, dishes, etc. Continue reading “Freddie Hart”
The wide variety of wildlife that surrounds me where I live is my inspiration. Bears, deer, raccoons, rabbits, owls, white squirrels and even snakes become the subjects I paint. I love to capture facial expressions and the eyes of my subjects. It is always exciting to depict them through my art. Continue reading “Gwen Flinn”