Featured Artist – Lewis Isaac Testa

Art is different to everyone. It can be beautiful or evoke emotions as well as relax you. To Lewis Isaac Testa it has been going on for 44 years now. It has been the one constant in his life that proved to be more valuable that he could have imagined and in turn has changed his life for the better. He attended the Art Students League in New York for four years and was awarded the Merit Scholarship for the last three years he attended. He studied Fine Art Illustration under Robert E. Shultz as well as Anatomy under Robert Beverly Hale. He also studied Portrait painting under John Howard Sanden. He obtained employment with Edward Fields Inc. An Exclusive hand made rug manufacturer for the “Rich and Famous”. Bill Gates, Frank Sinatra, Madonna as well as the Whitehouse. His Last project was to help design the Oval Room Rug for the Whitehouse for President Bush. In 2003 he suffered a stroke due to a spinal fusion, which left him paralyzed on his right side. It took 4 years of intense physical therapy to feel normal again. Art was not in the forecast for the rest of his life. But then his granddaughter was born and Art came back into his life. All that you see is art after his stroke. He said I guess you have to loose everything to gain what really matters. He considers himself the luckiest man alive.

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Featured Artist – Hanna Supetran

Hanna Supetran is an internationally multi-award winning artist who creates thought provoking and emotionally evocative abstract paintings. She was named as one of the Top 20 Artists to invest in by DESTIG

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Featured Artist – Catharine Deever

The images created under my name are collaborative and are fulfilled by the care and concerns I have for those I serve – and for those who have come before me. Although I have an M.A. from Pittsburg State University, my work develops from the “muscle mem …

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Featured Artist – Jason Burns

Featured Artist Jason Burns – Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand My paintings more often than not begin with a form of automatism. This forms the base and structure of my paintings. I work with the line. From there I add colour, text and further detail. I work at night and always have multiple paintings in various […]

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Featured Artist – Brandi Foster

Brandi was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1975. Photography has been a significant part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of picture taking is a direct result of her dad always keeping a camera in his work truck “just in case”.

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Featured Artist – Stacy Solodkin

Painting at its best for me is pure self expression. It’s a practice of letting go and allowing something to flow through me and onto the page. People have always said that my work feels alive which is exactly how I experience them- both during my process and after. Because the various elements I work with are fluid I’m able to continuously manipulate the flow, color and structure which leaves me feeling like I’m actually collaborating with the elements to create each piece. Whether I’m using encaustics, pigmented alcohol inks, acrylics or resin-I try my best to keep myself in unison with them…And if I am quiet and listen closely the paintings talk to me.

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Featured Artist – Blakelee Harmon

Blakelee Harmon is an emerging artist based in New York City who has dedicated her life to creating work that bonds human souls. She developed her sense of composition first through dance, exploring movement and stillness, music and silence, light and darkness, giving and taking, boundaries and abandon. Blakelee attended Marymount Manhattan for a bachelor’s degree in dance media where she also trained in oil painting and photography. She began using each of these mediums in tandem to explore concepts and inform the finished piece of work, and continues to use this method. Whatever strikes her in her daily routine is recorded and reflected in the chapter of each painting she is working on.

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Featured Artist – Stephen Spiller

I am a photographer making artwork showing the diversity of urban experiences today. To portray that diversity I focus on individual behavior, particularly that which is politically and culturally motivated. To express my ideas I often add text to, and digitally manipulate, my images, sometimes also incorporating and recontextualizing work from …

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Featured Artist – Grace Eitrheim

When I was eleven years old, my parents moved us across state and I left behind all my childhood friends. I was afraid of meeting new people and going to a new school, so the summer of 2014 I spent a lot of time in my new bedroom with pencil and charcoal. I had never drawn anything and just started playing around. I’ve always been in to music and movies – so I started drawing those people who spoke to me through their words in songs or roles in films. So my very first charcoal was of Adele. I was not sure it looked like her but when I showed it to family and friends – they couldn’t believe the resemblance and my love for the craft was born.

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Featured Artist – Brian Hoffman

Brian J. Hoffman is a designer, illustrator, printmaker, and bass player in a punk rock band. He’s also the father to two young boys who he helps find poetic meaning in everyday life — through classic rock, timeless films, and tacos. Hoffman’s art is slightly surreal yet familiar because he likes to “screw with the beauty of things.” He describes his work as digital printmaking and the style as Low brow. Printmaking has taught him that imperfections can make all the difference in a piece. “You can have scratches and splotches and plate mistakes. It’s the imperfections that give the finished piece its character.”

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Featured Artist – John O’Dowd

Having graduated from Parsons School of Design in 83′, the rebirth of figuration and expressionism became influential to me as it was to so many of the same generation. Painters from Thomas Nozkowski to Tadanori Yokoo, as well as earlier artists such as Leon Kossoff, Forrest Bess and Philip Guston have also helped in establishing an aesthetic direction. Painting is a tactical experience involving a myriad of ideas, approaches and fundamentally problem solving at its base. Although modest in size, the use of color, form and gesture are tools utilized to generate a feeling of scale.

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Featured Artist – Ashleigh Crawford

Ashleigh is currently a Junior at Ringling College of Art and Design living in Sarasota. As a Florida native she has never grown out of her Disney phase and enjoys anything remotely cute or pink. Her goal is to continue to make art while always tapping into her childish side. She wants to inspire and entertain children from all over the world.

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