Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 143: Sarah Kennedy

About the artist:
 Sarah Kennedy lives in southern Arizona where she indulges her love of the natural world and horses.   Her art falls across a wide spectrum from energetic, colorful mosaics created with hand crafted tile to oil paintings rendered in realistic, fine detail.  The vast array of color and life in the Sonoran desert and ancient and contemporary southwest culture provide inspiration for themes in her work.
 Sarah has loved creating art since she was 6 years old. Her art has been collected and displayed in juried shows across the region, winning numerous awards.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America; American Women Artists, American Academy of Equine Artists   and is the president of   Women Artists of the West.
Sarah’s family includes 3 adult children, her husband, her horse Blue and two cats.

About the mosaics:
The figures and symbols in these mosaics are influenced by many visits to petroglyph sites in Arizona and across the southwest. This work is intended to capture the energy, mystery, beauty and story depicted at these sites.
The process of creating these mosaics requires time and patience. Each tile is unique in design and is cut free-hand with a small blade from rolled sheets of clay. The pieces are air-dried, glazed and kiln-fired twice, once for color and again for detail.  Tiles are set within a rustic metal frame or on a glass surface and may also contain elements of cut glass, glass gems and found objects.  A sanded grout is applied to complete the mosaic and it is finished with a protective sealant. Mosaics may be displayed indoors or out.
About the paintings:
As a small child, I was captivated with the CW Anderson’s children’s books with his beautiful illustrations and stories of horses.  It was my goal to work out every detail of my own horse drawings carefully in crayon.
As an adult artist, working primarily in oil,  I enjoy still enjoy creating  realistic detail and using light and color to convey textures, shapes, mood and the emotional field between horses and people. The time I spend riding and with my own horse informs my painting and has resulted in completing over 50 equine commissions. The exactness of this work balances nicely with the fluidity of my tile shapes and mosaics.
Etsy store: bluehorsefineart, https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueHorseFineArt
Facebook: kennedy desert art
Instagram: bluerideraz


 White Horses Starry Night

Starry Night Petro

Rubenesque

First Crush

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Day 142: Bryan Crow

My work is inspired by the idea of art as being a means of self-realization. Art is a tool for empowering and transforming lives.  I do not judge or filter what comes out of me; instead, I begin to investigate what I am going through, through letting go. Often times I paint patterns and designs to begin the creative process. Having figures and faces in the work allows me to unearth the insight that the people in my life offer.   

Instagram: bryancrowartist
Facebook: bryancrowartist







Friday, June 23, 2017

Day 141: Eric "Phadeone" Dearing

Eric "Phadeone" Dearing


Father, artist, thought criminal. I have lived in the valley and have been drawing all my life, but I'd say that I started taking art a little more seriously about 15 years ago. I am self-taught and I can't make up my mind so I am constantly trying new styles and methods. I have dabbled in everything from tattoo and logo design to graffiti and street art,  pop art, wood-burning and mixed media collage. The subject matter of my work could be just about anything but I really enjoy making art that is controversial and anti-establishment or that makes fun of pop-culture and the status quo. More recently however, I've found myself going back to the basics, getting into more realistic drawings and portrait work.

For me, the mere act of creating has been the main driver behind why I do what I do. I enjoy just tuning out for a while and listening to music as I drain my ever-racing mind onto the paper or canvas. It slows time and relaxes me. I love to create for myself and others and if I can make some money on the side for doing something I enjoy then even better! 

If you are interested in owning some, please feel free to contact me:
iftphade@yahoo.com

Copdogman 2x

Syer 2

They Had a Blast!

Bird Skulls

Bill HIcks

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Day 140: Kyle Ian McCurdy (Kanashibari)


Dependency

Heart Shaped Box

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day 139:Coral Moon Lewis

I like to show what is there, but what we never see: patterns, textures, landscapes and figures that ignite a completely different response from the viewer.
   https://www.facebook.com/Artbycoral/


Image of a Pacific Coast

Spirit

Bonds for Life




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Day 138: Wendy Willis

Sea life is affected by climate change which is attributed largely to the increased level of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by our use of fossil fuels.  But we affect sea life in many other ways.  Trawling, coral mining, gill nets, pesticide contamination, overfishing and many other human-created threats are endangering the very creatures that sustain us.  The beauty of the undersea world could be damaged irreparably by our actions if we don’t change our ways.  My newest body of work focuses on a view of what’s at stake.
wswillis.com
https://www.facebook.com/ wendy.willis.739
https://www.instagram.com/ wendy.willis.739/
By Catch
Coastal Erosion

Gill Nets
Overfishing

Monday, June 19, 2017

Day 137:Valerie Galloway

Artist Statement

My work is feminine and romantic, with a retro sensibility, a world of it’s own.  The women in my paintings have a mysterious, femme fatale quality. Each one tells her own story, somewhere between innocence and naughtiness, with a touch of nostalgia.

Much of my inspiration comes from the 1960’s era, old family photos, and French cinema.

I love the meditative nature of painting, and the challenges of creating new works. 

My website is:  www.valeriegalloway.etsy.com
Instagram: @valeriegallowayarts

Valerie Galloway
valgalloway@gmail.com
    
Exhibitions

2016
Etherton Gallery, Ongoing Display featuring Photographic Mirrors, Prints and Photo Jewelry, Tucson, Arizona
Yikes Toys Art Department, Bewitched, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Ben’s Bells Projects, Celebration of Kindness, Commissioned Bench, Tucson, Arizona
Pop-Cycle,Tucson Pricks, Cactus Invitational, Tucson, Arizona
Michael David Space, Summer of Love Group Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

2015
VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tucson International Airport, Ink on Vintage Maps, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
MOCA, Elizabeth Cherry Editions, Memory Games Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Petroglyphs, Group Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Budapest Design Week, Ceramics Collaboration with Konda Brigi, Budapest, Hungary
Yikes Toys Art Department, Vamps and Vixens, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

2014
Wee Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
YWCA Galleria, Two Person Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Art House Centro, Group Exhibition,Tucson, Arizona
Room Gallery, The Mother Exhibitions Hen Project, Group Exhibition, Mill Valley, California
Yikes Toys Art Department, Divine Divas, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona

2013
Art Intersection, Light Sensitive Group Exhibition, Gilbert, Arizona
Pop-Cycle, Nostalgic Journeys, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Shemer House, Figurative Art Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona

2012
Temple Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Candela Books and Gallery, Unbound Invitational, Group Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia
Porter Hall Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Tubac Center of the Arts, Beyond the Lens Photography Exhibition, Best of Show, Tubac, Arizona
University of Arizona Poetry Center, Be Mine Invitational, Group Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona
Three Graces Gallery, Teeny Tiny Art Show, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Experience
Curator, YWCA Galleria, Tucson, Arizona
Studio Manager, Enrique Badulescu, NYC
Creative Services Manager, Arnell Group, NYC

Other Projects
SXSE Photography, Online Store                                                                                                                                         
Featured Artist on Two Broke Girls and Transparent
Yellowstone Park Foundation Donor Gift Designer
Pima Community College, 40th Anniversary Award Designer
Sundance  Projects for City of Philadelphia.  Photo Mirrors for Store, Theatre and Restaurant
International Center of Photography Store-Photo Mirror Designer

Tower of Power

Floating Attachment

A Peaceful Garden