Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 232: Dick Richards

I view each of my abstract acrylic paintings as a reflection of the process that created it. That process is, at its heart, an exploration of the relationship between intuition and intellection. And so, the works are about not knowing, and about knowing. About being in the moment, and about letting go. About searching, and getting lost, and finding a path. About looking around, and looking within. About summoning courage and being guided by that which is beyond understanding. I want to capture the sense of disappearing when I paint; nothing exists except the canvas and paint. What disappears? Thought. Attachment to an outcome. Concern about how the work will appear to others. Fear of making a mistake. An appetite for control. Planning. All that disappears. “I” disappears.
I work with artist quality medium body acrylic paint purchased in squeeze bottles. I sometimes apply it directly to the canvas and sometimes to a brush or pallet knife. For each painting I choose brushes and knives in proportion to the size of the canvas; larger canvas, larger tools.
In a finished work I look for the drama that arrives with contrast, movement, balance, and depth.
In my artistic journey, I took a lengthy detour, abandoning work as a silk screen printer and study at the Philadelphia College of Art, then finally arriving several years ago as an abstract painter. Along the detour I built a career as an organization consultant and wrote books about leadership, organization change, and career development. Those books drew heavily on my exposure to artistry.
Since my arrival at this point, my work has been shown at the Arizona State Fair, at several exhibits at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, and in the Nash Jazz Club. I belong to the artists’ co-op in TheStore at the Mesa Arts Center and to the Arizona Artists Guild.

You can visit my work and blog at


Listen to the music


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 231: Joey Eddy

Joey Eddy is an artist from the CRIT indian reservation. He loves to bomb and will kill alll walls if he has a can! he paints on canvas now. HOLLa if you hear me!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 230: Monica Robles

Monica Robles

I exclusively use reclaimed wood materials in all my work. Because of its previous life, I feel that it adds another layer of soul, depth and personality to my artwork and furniture pieces.  Most of the reclaimed wood are from objects that have been discarded.  To me, there is still purpose in these seemingly useless objects, and each piece of wood in its own form beckons to be included in the final piece.  I love to create pieces that are visually stimulating and rich in texture. By placing them in different patterns, I create a unique art piece and repurpose what was once discarded into something beautiful and useful.  I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to make the variation of wood work together.  I think the history and character of each individual piece asks you to consider the work as a whole in a new and different way.


Geometree show


illuminate Me 3

Sink Vessal 4

Love Coffee table

Grand Ave pizza

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 229:Robert Lemler

“I am a representational painter. The character of my work has been forged painting from life. As a painter, I seek a simplification of the visual characteristics of the motifs I chose to paint and hope the viewer finds a resonance of truth and honesty in my interpretation “

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 228: Deborah McMillion

I have a classical background in oils, watercolor, and etchings. In 2009, i was one of the first iOS artists. I joined a mobile digital group on Flickr. Since my best painting app was Sketchbook Autodesk opened a huge door to show and teach others in shows in Vegas and San Francisco.  My work is Representational Surrealism. 

It all goes in and then comes out in dreams.)

Lines of Power (Ley lines)

Flower Power

Odylic Force

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Day 227: Christine Sutherland

Artist Statement:
Rapidly spreading on silk, transparent dyes cause the artist to swiftly create the painting with spontaneous action. My painting process is similar to a jazz musician; I begin with a general vision in mind, sketches alongside, and I go with the flow, capturing the mood of the day, trusting my experience to improvise.


Evening Song




Saturday, September 16, 2017

Day 226 Jason Grubb

Jason Grubb (Jehu) received his Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 1992. He then took his camera and went West to see where he might land. After a couple years of exploration he decided to make Phoenix his home. In late 1994 he started to work as a photo assistant and later became a full time photographer for a commercial photography studio in Phoenix. 2000: Started Camerawerks with Jon Balinkie and moved to the downtown Phoenix area where he immersed himself in the growing Phoenix Art scene and commercial photography world. 2004: He and 3 partners open “LegendCity” which is a downtown studio/art space. 2006: He started “10DollarProject”. Where he photographs people on the street and gives them 10$ for their portrait. The idea is to give them something for their time and a small bit of worth. Most of the people photographed are Homeless. 2010: He became a member of “Through Each Others Eyes” which promotes cultural awareness through photography. 2012: he started working with an organization “Kids in Focus” which helps underprivileged youth using photography to ignite their imagination and build their sense of confidence and value. His personal and commercial photography appears in national ad campaigns, magazines, art shows and personal collections. My passion is to bring awareness to what we as a society choose to ignore in our daily lives. 

Here are some images from the 10Dollarproject.