Featured Artist – Lynn Chatman

The versatility of acrylic inspires me to explore its many techniques and avenues of expression. Much of my work explores and pushes the boundaries of abstract experimentation. Most of the time I don’t know where I’m going at the beginning of a painting until I make marks on canvas or paper. Whether it’s color or texture, I let intuition guide me until I see something I like, then I expand on it. Sometimes I focus on ways to express the different “seasons” in the circle of life by using symbolism, texture and color; thus, the symbolism I find in candles, dragonflies, ravens, rust, etc.

Read More Featured Artist – Lynn Chatman

Featured Artist – Kathy Copsey

Kathy S. Copsey is a self-taught artist & has been a serious artist since the age of 8 years old. Her focus is on pencil & digital drawings & acrylic & oil paintings, but she works with other mediums as well including computer graphics

Read More Featured Artist – Kathy Copsey

Featured Artist – Norlam De Leon

Featured Artist Norlam De Leon Instagram Bio Norlam De Leon Was born the 1st of October of 1981, at the province of Cienfuegos, Cuba. Participated in creation’s workshop at the Provincial Culture House and took classes with the self-taught painter, a friend of his family, Humberto Cuervo, committedly starting within the world of the Fine […]

Read More Featured Artist – Norlam De Leon

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.

Read More Featured Artist – Stacy Solodkin

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.

Read More Featured Artist – Blakelee Harmon

Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

I’m Amy O’Hearn, a New Orleans artist who works from my home studio. Art has saved my soul. For years, I had no inspiration, I felt constrained by my job and completely drained every day. Until I started painting. Through a meditative and intuitive approach, I have unleashed my creativity. I thrive on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before I start to paint, I clear my mind and let the colors and the brush take me away. I find it very fulfilling when other people interpret my art, noticing things I haven’t. When possible I like to name my paintings after the visions others see.

Read More Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

Featured Artist – Adriana Calichio

As an Artist I believe that every empty canvas calls my soul to interpret what I see and feel to create pieces that speak to me and the viewer. My medium of choice is oil and my work frequently includes different brush techniques which allows me the precision to render true to life expression and detail of people. My passion for Art and creativity has emerged and evolved over the years and it is my desire to share my creations and leave a lasting impression to those who view them.

Read More Featured Artist – Adriana Calichio

Featured Artist – Wenkai Li

Wenkai Li was born in Shenzhen, China in 1993. She received her MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art (2018). She is a photographer and video creator. For now, she lives in Manhattan, New York. In my artworks, I want to talk about the relationship between the real world and the ideal world. I think the ideal world is always present form people’s spiritual and dreams are the continuation of life and diffusion of perception. So I always use a dream as an entry point. I want to create my own dreamland, which is fulfilled with my personal emotion and my understanding of time, space, and emotion. For me, idealism is a pursuit based on belief. Idealism must be based on the spiritual level, but it does not exclude material. Then, idealism is closely linked with faith and it always from some places where have belief. With the development of society, people become more and more realism because of some specifical reasons. I still remember a sentence from a famous fiction from China: everything is forced by life. If there are so many terrible things in our life, we have to face it. Because have to we face it so that we become realism. This behavior will make us forget the original dream form heart. I am not saying that realism is not good, I just want to say we live in a real world but we still need to keep something beautiful inner.

Read More Featured Artist – Wenkai Li

Featured Artist – Lee Lessem

Lee Lessem is an abstract expressionist painter who is constantly excited by every nook and cranny in our lives that we see but most often don’t notice. Born on a farm in Africa and surrounded by the magnificence of natural beauty, painting has always been a medium for the artist to test the tension between the real and the abstract – what we perceive and that which truly exists. Lessem’s artworks have a delicate balance between fluidity and structure, softness and vitality, transparency and solidity, and mystery and clarity. Through her practice, the artist visualizes the entanglements of our everyday life and soft and beautiful nature that surrounds us. Lessem hopes to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them and to discover beauty in all the unusual places. Lessem’s works can be found in private & public collections across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Southern Africa & Canada. She recently exhibited her works at NGA Art Show, Liberty Market Loft Gallery, TOAE Exhibition and Covernotes Coffee House; as well, her works were featured several times in ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal.

Read More Featured Artist – Lee Lessem

Featured Artist – Elliot Appel

Elliot Appel – Bayonne, NJ Instagram Elliot Appel was born in New York City in 1952 and has been painting for almost 30 years. As a child, he was fascinated by film and frequently sketched pictures of the celebrities he admired to see if he could capture a likeness. Mr. Appel continued sketching in this […]

Read More Featured Artist – Elliot Appel

Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 39 is Here!!!

Issue 39 is finally here and available at ArtistPortfolioMagazine.com Congratulations to Brian Owens for capturing the cover art for issue 39. If you get the chance check out his Instagram page and watch him spend about 100 hours working on this piece. Of course, it’s condensed down to 1 minute, but it’s a minute worth […]

Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 39 is Here!!!

Featured Artist – Christy Bruna

Christy is originally from Columbus/Westerville, OH and currently lives in Hilliard, OH. For 20 years she lived in Southern Maine, where her professional career in drawing started, but has been drawing since she was introduced to a pencil at a very young age. She moved back to Ohio the summer of 2018, residing in Hilliard. Christy is self-taught and her specialty mediums are ink, colored pencil and graphite pencil. Christy is known as an ‘Angel Artist’. She has always been fascinated by the supernatural spirituality of angels. She especially likes angels carved in stone as headstones in cemeteries. She gets her inspiration from these beautiful sculptures of art and how they weather throughout the years with the deterioration of the stone and the moss that grows on these headstones. These stones are pieces of art that continuously change year after year. Christy loves to capture the beauty of these headstones on paper from new to the aging of old. She mainly draws on white paper, but enjoys working on black paper to show depth and variety with white colored pencil and white ink. She will sometimes add metallic ink to her white colored pencil drawings on black paper to give her drawings a unique look. Christy’s variety of work has been displayed in numerous galleries, exhibitions and some publications throughout Southern Maine & New Hampshire and The Alice-Rice Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. She also Co-Owned VIBE Art Gallery in Somersworth, NH. Being new to Ohio in mid 2018, she has had her work exhibited in Dublin, OH and Downtown Columbus, OH and placing wins in these exhibits. Christy also works on commission and has drawn many people/entertainers and pet/animal portraits along with her angels throughout her career.  

Read More Featured Artist – Christy Bruna