Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 261: Rezmo

Growing up on the Navajo Reservation the only graffiti I saw as a child was gang related graffiti.I even helped my elementary class paint park walls that were covered in gang tags during Earth Day events.There was no appeal or dazzle behind graffiti being from a small town.It wasn’t until I went to college in a bigger city that I was opened up to a bigger spectrum of art.I went to college for fashion design then painting then drawing.In that time I traveled a lot, met other artists and seen so many different forms of art.I still remember though, the first burner piece I saw.(A burner is referred to as a piece that is more elaborate and takes more time and effort by the artist.)It was in Albuquerque,NM and a friend of mine invited me to see the wall that she and a few others were working on.It was beautiful, it was alive and the energy of the artists, the wall, everything just spoke to me.In that moment I fell in love with graffiti.
Since then it has been my voice.I use my Native American roots as my source of inspiration.My ancestors before me left petroglyphs and now I leave my own.I am currently part of art collective made up of all indigenous aerosol artists called Neoglyphix.I myself as an artist strive to take my art to the next level.To inspire my children as well as others.

https://www.facebook.com/natasha.l.martinez.5


IG:@rezmosky






Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 260: Katie Cooper

Katie Cooper, MFA, came to Tucson in 1991 after 10 years as a working artist in New York. She has shown in Colorado, New York and Arizona, has supervised numerous community art projects, was on the Residency Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and has taught drawing through various venues.

All of my work – from paintings and prints to performance art and installations – has always dealt in mystery. The powerful mystery of the physical world, and the dream, the numinous otherworld that sustains it.
I am currently working on a series inspired by the experience of a long solo mule ride in summer 2013. It was a journey steeped in silence much of the time, witness to changes I could feel but not name. The Long Ride paintings are an offering, from my dream to yours.

The Deer paintings were a song of sorrow and beauty present, and a premonition of the Ride to come.


White Deer

Horizon

Ending Beginning

Watchers 1-6

The Quality of Mercy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 259: Kathy Taylor


Kathy Taylor



Artist Statement
Most of my work starts without an initial drawing but is preceded by many hours of research and thought. This creative process begins with an idea bubbling into my consciousness.  As the paint hits the painting surface, the images begin to reveal themselves.  I prefer to work on a large format using masonite or canvas. I may start by gluing paper to the board or by randomly applying colors to which I feel drawn.  As the piece develops, the forms take shape. Gesso, paint and more paper is applied and the creative process begins all over again.  It may take weeks or months to complete a painting. In the end is a merging of horse and human.

Bio
Growing up in Southern California during the “60’s”, Kathy Taylor was exposed to endless change and a bohemian life style.   Although Taylor currently resides in Phoenix Arizona and calls the desert her home, it is the influences from her childhood that have played the greatest role in her journey as an artist.  Ever the “truth seeker”, Taylor has spent the past 35 years as a professional artist exploring the inner workings of the mind as well as personal development. 
Kathy has studied with numerous artists throughout her career but credits artist Dick Phillips as her greatest influence and mentor.  She now adds teaching to her resume with full classes in her Creative Development courses at Studio 6020 which helps to nurture “budding” artists!

Taylor exhibits in galleries throughout Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Europe.  Her work is in numerous collections including:  Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ;   AT&T, Phoenix, AZ;   Campeau Corporation, Boston, MA; Juhl Marketing Inc., Scottsdale, AZ; Stroebe, Zine & Assoc., Portland, OR

KathyTaylorArt.com 
FB page: Artist Kathy Taylor


Blind Faith No. 2


#6 Ride the Wave


Cave Series, Horse #3


#4 Creating

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 258: Monique Rollins

To formally introduce myself, my name is Monique Rollins and I am a painter residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of my artwork can be found on my website, AboutSol.com. My art pieces vary in genre, from Africano to Jazz inspired. To get sneak peaks of commission works and upcoming art pieces...follow me @kickflowers on instagram, and on FB at facebook.com/aboutsolpaintings
AboutSol.com.
Instagram: @kickflowers


New Growth


Phenomenal woman 

Sonny Rollins 

Caress

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 257: Dana Capp

Artists statement-My journey as an artist has endured many paths.As a little girl, I innately had the drive to draw landscapes and architecture. As I matured, I departed from the arts to pursue a career society was pushing me towards, unrelated to the arts. I eventually found my way back to where I'm supposed to be. I graduated from ASU with a BFA in painting. The curriculum in art school taught me a lot about the fundamentals of art, including the elements of design, composition, and technique. But the real awakening occurred years later, after life threw me many curve balls, and I actually had something to say and express. Currently, I am driven by the divine universal source of creativity. My interests fuel my passion. Nature, music, and the mystical drive me. I prefer to use slow drying Golden brand acrylics on either Woolf panel or canvas. I hope my art evokes feelings of love, passion, and inspiration! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 256: Gilead

My art is a reflection of childhood imagination, adolescent fantasy, wishful thinking, dreams and evasive memories of things that quite possibly never actually happened. There is allegory here if you want it or escapism if you prefer.
The models for my paintings were drawn from life in the studio and later immersed into the ruins of an ancient civilization haunted by goblins and dragons. A world that I dimly remember visiting as a child, or did I only read about it, or was it a dream? I can't remember for certain, I'm not sure I care. This combination of drawing from life and living in my own little world gave my work the obvious collective title "Fantasy Life".
I'm influenced by the great fantasy illustrators of the 1970s, because that's the art that inspired me to be an artist, but these are not illustrations they're moments in the real life of ordinary people and ordinary monsters in an ordinary fantasy world.


My blog http://www.fantasyartbygilead.com/
and my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/Gilead





Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 255:Amanda Mollindo


FAR FROM HOME
(Yuma, AZ – Aspen, CO)

I spent a summer in the Colorado Rockies, in a land where the wealthy go to play. Everything about this place seemed foreign to me, from the pine groves climbing up towering mountains to the vacant multi-million dollar houses reserved for family vacations.

As I explored this society that was built for luxury, I was constantly reminded of the city in which I grew up. Coming from a community nestled on the US-Mexico border that was built on agriculture, military, and the struggle of working class families, this new environment felt far from home.

The following photographs are combined representations of the Yuma metropolitan area and the east end of the Roaring Fork Valley. Reflecting on five months in the mountains always stirs up comparisons to more than two decades in Arizona’s Sonoran desert. From stark geographic contrasts to disparate socio- economic structures, I am captivated by these two worlds that I have grown to love.

About Amanda Mollindo

Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Amanda moved to the Phoenix Valley in 2011. She received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University in pursuit of her passion for the visual arts four years later. She currently lives and works in Scottsdale. To see more of her work, please visit her website, Mollindo.com.