Saturday, September 30, 2017

Day 240: Jim Haboush

The enticing mysteries of life are perceived by myself in a visual way. For instance, a straight line if it went around the world completely would be a circle. This hints to me many perceptions are not always what they seem to be.

The ugly and beautiful change as they interact with each other and other elements and all are part of a harmonious.

Jim Haboush
The whole is more than the sum of its part.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 239:Morgan McQuillan

Morgan has recently entered the art scene here in Phoenix, with shows at Sip Coffee (Scottsdale), Dig It Nursery (Phoenix), Maverick Coffee (Scottsdale) and has shown at the 2016 Tiny Works Show at {9} Gallery and the “Art Party” at The Ice House. In September she will have a solo show at Song Bird Coffee and Tea House. The Herberger Art Gallery has selected one of her works to be shown at their 2017 “Memories of October and November" show.
Morgan creates evocative moods with her assemblages of paint, color and objects on canvas.  Small 3D objects show shadows and shapes, including the surrounding light. The shadows are very important in these works.
Morgan received her Studio Arts degree from St Catherine’s University in St Paul MN.

La Rose Jaune, Mixed Media 150.00 10X8

Poetry, Mixed Media, $150.00 12X12

Night Life, Mixed Media, $225.00 12X12

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Day 238: April Howland



Gold and Black


Go to April's show this upcoming First Friday:

First Studio  (631 N 1st Ave, Phoenix AZ 85003)

October 6th 6PM-10PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 237: Shanon Hittner

Bio: Shanon Hittner is a 31 year old life long artist, writer, and painter. She was born and raised in Cave Creek, AZ and currently lives in the greater Phoenix Metro area with her partner and their daughter. Shanon graduated from ASU in 2007 with a bachelors in Sociology with a focus on personal relationships and domestic violence. She spent 12 years working in a cafe. During that time she dove into latte art creating unique works of edible art. For 7 yeaars of that time she also voluteered with a company called Arbitrary Arts. She was regularly a featured artist during shows hosted by the company. Now a stay at home mom, she focuses on the rasing of her daughter, her art and writing, and her and her partner’s fledgling company: The Elemental Maker Cafe.

Artist statement: When I was younger I did art for no reason other than it felt good. Nowadays sometimes I feel like I do art because it balances me. I have also come to realize that there are many statements being made with my work that I had placed their subconciously. My work often speaks of the frailty of life and the deep spiritual connection between man and nature. I often paint things that seem deeply feminine. Another common theme is animal attitude and personality. Much of my work is part of collaboration so one of the pieces I included was a collaboration between my partner Kalab Hayes Wood and myself, titled Never Let Me Go. Passionate feeling is the backbone to my portfolio and I hope it will inspire even one other person.

Clown Fish

Never Let Go
Large Lily

Daughters of Women

The Dancing Man

Creamora Kitty

Latte Art

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 236: Jules Gissler

“Whimsical, vibrant, playful—with copius curly cues, a sparkle of sequins , and a humorous title. I hope to make you smile…even it’s just a tiny corner smile.”

Instagram: julesagissler

Facebook: Jules Gissler-Artist

Twitter: Jgissler writer art

The Bobby pin Oh, How This Tiny Stick Of Metal Made Lizzie's Look Complete


Fruit on the Head of a Fruit in a cocktail...Both Scream Party

A Poodle-Do.. That's what Brenda Was Hoping for

Matching Sweaters Pushed It, But Dyeing Her Hair to Look Like Mine.. She Has Lost Her Mind.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 235: Matthew Aron

Matthew Aron, 33 Scorpio 
I'm a colorblind Arizona native and find inspiration in landscapes. I started finger painting because I liked the texture and control it offered me. I work days as a business/life coach for a health and wellness company and spend most of my free time with my heard of goats. When I'm not at work or with my goats, you'll find me knuckles deep in some acrylic paint. 🙂

IG: matthewla

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day 234: Brandy DeVoid

Brandy Devoid- I often feel like an outsider trying to find my community. In my desperation to find connectedness in a disconnected world I create art that is empowered and meaningful to me. I hope to connect with people who are drawn to the same ideas. I paint portraits of outsiders that made an impact on me. I capture their strength, vulnerability and boldness. Through being larger than life they represent a raw individuality that makes them stand out without fear. I reach out in desperation to get a reaction. Part of my art wants to be as bold and strong with no inhibitions and the other part wants to belong in a beautiful spiritual community of enlightened thinking. The art wants to say there is nothing to hide and be who you are without fear. It has the boldness of a spiritual iconography chooses difficulty to make change happen. There is opposition to change and sometimes you need to fight. I find there is beauty in the struggle, honesty and truth. I'm influenced by pop culture and poster art of the 50s 60s and 70s, urban art and political unrest, my roller derby family, tattoo culture, punk rock, LGBT and women's issues.

My website:

Adult coloring book


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Day 233: John Wagner

I am a pretty traditional photographer, who hasn't really embraced the advent of the digital medium.
I enjoy working with film and my time in the darkroom.
By shooting with analog cameras, i get a chance to slow things down and really think about each exposure..each moment.
Throughout the years, I've always been intrigued with the idea that each photograph I create records a moment in my own life.
Sometimes the image relates directly to what is happening in my personal life and other times it's not as obvious.
This information becomes in a way, a visual diary or journal-each photograph having the ability to remind me of moments shared with friends, family, or brief acquaintances made through my travels, as well as documenting the wonderful places 
I've been fortunate enough to see.


The Wall

Strawhat Mexico

Speck Olivia

Sycamore Creek

Griffin Convent

Dark Sky

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!