Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Day 363: WM Hartill

William Hartill

Having lived over 30 years in Arizona, I have a deep affection for the desert with its big sky, incredible variation in landscape, and ever-changing shapes and colors. I am a self taught artist with no formal training and have since developed my own style of abstract painting.  Lines, shapes and paint stains can suggest to me some things I would never consciously designed. My paintings are also in a constant state of flux and suggest different things to each of us. I hope people see the color, texture and depth of the world we live in as reflected in my work.

Links to works:

#1 Secret Path, Mixed Media
#2 In the Moment, Mixed Media

#3 Dreaming, Mixed Media

Artist WM Hartill

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Day 362: SJ Griffin

SJ Griffin (Griff) 's artwork and creativity is as ADHD as she is. She loves getting into all kinds of different forms of creative expression: from painting to photography to poetry to performing, etc.
Originally from the spooky and mysterious upper mid-west, Griff officially moved to Phoenix after exploring, photographing, and camping her way around the country.
Being a long-time fan of sci-fi, mythology, metaphysics, and the paranormal: much of her work takes on a certain mystique and sometimes otherworldly dimension. She loves creating dramatic (and often strange) imagery, sometimes with a quirky sense of humour and whimsy. 
Though often an homebody, she loves travel and adventure (when it's possible). Nature is a great muse and where she finds the greatest peace and majesty.   

Monday, January 29, 2018

Day 361:Jill Friedberg

                                               JILL FRIEDBERG

In my work I create narratives from the photographs that I have taken for over 30 years. Incorporating in some instances more than 30 layers of my photographic images with acrylic paint, I invite the viewer into a multicolored and multicultural world punctuated with humor, sensitivity and, at times, skewed perspectives.

In all of these works I integrate my photography and painting with a wide variety of repurposed materials such as palm bark, textiles, horse hair, laundry lint, paint palette and pencil shavings, glass, wooden and metal beads…which are stripped of their intrinsic reality only to be replaced by metaphorical meaning..

“Collecting Wonders” conveys a virtual world of playful fantasies and unfettered wonderment. Here, children discover a mystical place teaming with natural phenomena. Children throughout the world have this great sense of imagination often fed by their different cultural experiences. (32”X48” photomontage, acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas mounted on wood panel)

The narrative “In Oblivion” expresses the resultant condition of our technologically obsessed society in which an individual detaches from his/her lush, remarkable surroundings and becomes exclusively affixed to the latest hand held technics. This behavior manifests itself globally and penetrates many borders. (32”x48”, photomontage, and acrylic painting on canvas on wood panel

“Inner Landscapes” is a metaphor for that which may occur when our different worlds collide. Most wish for the best solutions to our clashing of ideals. ( 32”x 48”, photomontage, acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas mounted on wood panel)


Inner Landscapes" 32"x 48",photomontage, and acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas on wood

The Middle image is: "Collecting Wonders", 32"x 48",photomontage and acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas on wood

"In Oblivion", 32"x48",photomontage and acrylic and repurposed materials on canvas on wood

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Day 360: Mauriel Morejon

Still life painting has a long and honored history Morejon is one of the more thoughtful landscape
painters. His treatment of opposites, such as light and dark or delicate and massive, sets up a
dynamic interplay that excites the mind more than a simple decorative arrangement would. His
compositions are formal, dignified, yet warmly human. He arranges them with a sensitive but light
hand, so that the painting seems to breathe. He believes that the still life should have a dominant
mood, a certain feeling that makes him want to paint. His Sport is Fishing
Hunt, and travel outdoor most time to recharge his inspirational sources.

  This painting is based on a sad historical story in Alabama 1840. A female slave was taken away from her child.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Day 359: Carolyn Blair

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved painting, designing and crafting. A life long dream of owning a farmhouse in the country has finally been realized. the beautiful oak trees, entertaining farm animals, and farm life have inspired my paintings! As an artist, I have always been drawn to items of the past. I like to help tell their story. I hope my art evokes a feeling of nostalgia for the simple pleasures of the past! A little piece of my heart and soul go into each piece. 
I now enjoy sharing this little piece of paradise with both children, families, and adults by providing art classes, camps, and parties. People love connecting with nature by painting, visiting the farm animals and playing/relaxing under the giant oaks!
  Checkout my website:
 facebook:  Art under the oaks


Fall Harvest

The Charmer


Chicken Waterer

Tire Swing

Friday, January 26, 2018

Day 358:Simon Kregar

Simon Peter Kregar, Jr. is an award-winning fine artist whose focus is promoting science and an awareness of our place in the Universe.  He was nominated for the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016 in the Arizona arts community. Simon’s work is featured in the book “The Art of Space” and "Spaceships" by Ron Miller. He has been invited to show at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Pima Air and Space Museum, SpaceFest, The Division of Planetary Sciences Annual meeting, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Simon subscribes to the school of Neuroesthetics which takes a scientific approach to the study of aesthetic perceptions of art and music.

Walk Into Darkness


Stephen Hawking 

Dave Scott 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Day 357: Kimberly Dickerson

“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” – Vincent van Gogh 
I believe so deeply in this quote.  As a self taught artist I kept my skills to myself and only used them to allow a form of expression.  It wasn’t until my children were at an age to learn that I felt this deep desire to teach them that with their own creativity they can bring really beautiful things to a world that needs it deeply.   There is something truly special about bringing an expression of your spirit into a piece of art and how a child in all of their innocence can have that spark and it can grow into a force that overflows into every other facet of their life.

Mom to a crazy bunch of amazing kids, wife to an amazing guy, addicted to art supplies.
I love to teach, learn, grow in all things art. 
Art has a way of healing the spirit. It can bring such emotion, as an artist, I work to bring the beautiful to a world where there is more than enough dark and ugly.
Terrified of anything that has more than 6 legs. 

Love Always


American Angel

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Day 356:Dwayne Hall

 I have always drawn as a hobby my since I was very young. I took a class in oil painting in college, and pretty much since then, that is what I do mainly as a past time. I guess my skill set would be a combination of self taught mixed with classroom education. I do try to present myself with new challenges when I paint, or give myself a set of rules or goals to try to accomplish when I paint. I like landscapes, fantastic, realistic, or otherwise, and like science fiction or a bit of surrealism as well.


Daikaiju Season




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Day 355: Roan Carter

I’m an illustrator. I work freelance and do covers for books. My current project is a book that I’m illustrating and writing called Salamander and the Unscarred Mind. It’s an adventure story set in Austria in 1940, where a child dying of tuberculosis seeks counsel with an elusive holy man.

I like to explore what people experience in contrast to the reality of the world they live in. I like to use dramatic lighting and color theory to play with the emotions of my viewers. The works I create most always tell a story. I find that a narrative is essential to good art. I believe that hyperbole in art is more effective at communicating an experience than a truthful approach. Part of this might be because my own head is full of such emotional extremes, but I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone is navigating their own internal narrative that is far removed from the reality of the world they live in.

I’m available for commissioned work. If you’d like to stalk me, you can certainly do that! 


Rose Sits with Klaus 

On the Sea 

Moritz and the Serbians

Cover of Salamander and the Unscarred Mind

Monday, January 22, 2018

Day 354: Pat Schuerich

My name is Pat Scheurich and I am an artist, illustrator and designer.  I’ve been in the field for many years, have a BFA and taken many art classes as well.  My recent classes with Lilla Rogers, has been a wonderful boost to how I approach my art.  Most of my work incorporates much of what I’ve learned over time and I can achieve great backgrounds full of texture and imagery.  I like looking through layers of a painting to see the history, so to speak.  I’ve been using sketchbooks since I was 12 years old because I love drawing!
Check out my work on instagram: and facebook:

"11 Starlings" 36"W x 60"H, 

"Heart Anatomy" 16"W x 20"H

"The Owl in the Tree", 24"W x 18"H

"House Hunt". 30"W x 24"H

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Day 353 Nancy Romanovsky

Nancy, an Arizona native, began oil painting at an early age and later studied art at Arizona State University, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and privately with several American artists. In 2012, Nancy left her career in graphic design and marketing to pursue painting full time. Her paintings have rapidly become popular due to their unique style. Honest and non-pretentious, they expose the beauty of nature through the combination of light and shadow and serendipitous plays of color.

Nancy’s paintings are held in corporate and private collections in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Hungary, and Italy. Together with her husband and four children, she resides in Glendale, AZ. When she is not busy with her youngest daughter, she paints. Her hobbies include hiking and tree farming.

Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Juniper Dream

Salt River Horses

Morning after Monsoon

Highlight of my Day