Edward Fairburn

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Portrait artist and illustrator, Edward Fairburn from Cardiff, Wales, draws beautiful women, many at very large scale and in several mediums. He also simultaneously draws not only her face but aligns the strokes with a map or other paper form underneath.  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Ulani

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Jewelry maker and graphic designer, Lana Bragina, from Hamburg, Germany, is one who particularly tweaked my curiosity with her extremely unique combinations of infographics and crochet. Yeah. Right? Infographics and crochet. I just had to pick her brain…   READ MORE

January 27th, 2014

Artists for Humanity

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“…with real clients and real money, it’s real expectations and young people appreciate that.” READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Child’s Own Studio

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I’ve always been a huge fan of children’s art. In addition, I’m a parent and what parent doesn’t have keepsakes of certain favorite artwork – adorable “monsters” and imaginary friends? In 2007, Wendy Tsao got out her material scraps, needle and thread and recreated one of her son’s drawings as a 3D “softie.”  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Loy Allen

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“The subject matter, flowers, are by their very nature about reproduction. Stylistically, I want to express the flow of the natural line, the sensuality of the flower, the ripeness of the fruit or the vegetable. Those are the feminine qualities that I think define my work.”  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Blaschka Glass

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In the late 1800‘s, the father and son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created an astonishingly large collection of over 3000 floral and invertebrate scientific models – learning tools that were, in many ways, even more fragile than their living counterparts, as they were made entirely of glass.  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Patty Benedict

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Some of the spookiest ghostly Halloween characters we ran across this year turned out to be only a few inches tall.  Patty Benedict, of Woopitydoart, uses polymer clay, tiny sewn costuming and miniature props to create housefuls of Victorian specters.   READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Joy Ude

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Joy Ude is exploring. After initiating a smart entrance into the fashion world, working for companies such as G-Unit Clothing, Apple Bottoms by Nelly, Dockers and Levis, she has returned to get a Master’s degree in Fibers at the University of North Texas. She’s allowing herself to explore both externally, into the mechanics and tactile beginnings of fashion, but also internally as well. She’s bringing deep personal interests into her work now.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

The Haunted Construction Company

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Over 5 years ago, Tommy was laid off from his day job at a large electric company. With new found time on his hands and All Hallow’s Eve approaching, he took a cue from his architect brother-in-law and built himself a model home… with a serious terror twist.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Jane Churchill

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Not only were her designs creative, textured and painterly, but she had a wide range of expressions as an artist: she took set designing in all directions – going large with community groups, installations for local businesses and, I learned, recent explorations into immersive theatrical happenings; then going within and very small, building multi-media and found object boxes each telling an enthralling story. In her latest work, she seems to be combining all of the above.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

2Shape Sand Sculptors

 

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We interviewed one of the spectacular teams that will be visiting in Virginia, husband and wife, Hanneke Supply and Martijn Rijerse. Their individual styles have intertwined over the years, giving their pieces intricate details and surprising forms synergized with warmth and personality.  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Nozick Designs

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I ran into Alex and Josh Nozick’s furniture booth at a huge Baltimore artisan show and in my first sweeping glance, I thought to myself “These guys raid metal junk heaps and abandoned cars.”  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Jennifer Rappaport

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We proudly present Jennifer Rappaport, a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. With each student, we’ve asked a series of questions to gain insight not only into their own work, but into their learning environment. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Yulia Brodskaya

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“This artwork is the first piece in the series of works which I consider a declaration of love to the material and the technique. It is also an attempt to raise a profile of this paper craft, which has been previously regarded with some disdain, and to bring this type of artwork to a new level in terms of its ability to convey meaning and emotions.” READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Wendy Gill

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Imagine having to haul your water, grade the road so you’d have access to your house in winter, play in actual forests, with very real forest animals living close by, all the while surrounded by the gorgeous rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This way of life created an “out of the box” attitude that influences Wendy Gill’s collage and life. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Pia Ravenari

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I grew up in Perth, Western Australia, the most isolated major city in the world; it’s been the only home that I’ve known, really. I’ve travelled a little bit, but I do love it here. There’s so much to love, if you’re an animal and nature buff like me. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Kathy Cooper

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Artist, Kathy Cooper, has been one of the foremost painters of floorcloths in the US for many years, including writing two best-selling books on the topic. READ MORE

November 20th, 2013

Denny Wainscott

 

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But when Denny walked over to introduce himself at one of the largest shows in the US, I had to fess up that I hadn’t ever really given gourds much of a second glance until I rounded the corner into his booth.

 

Suddenly, I was staring at $10,000 to $20,000 vessels that obviously took hours of meticulous carving. Not in Kansas anymore. Turns out I was in Indiana… READ MORE

 

November 19th, 2013

Scott Marr Pyrography

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Artizen contributor, Beth Golden, recently caught up with Scott Marr, an Australian artist working with natural materials and pyrography, the practice of burning an image onto a surface using specially designed tools. READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

Jane Auciello Eggshell Batik

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Jane Auciello, a Steeles Tavern, Virginia artisan, creates intricate (and sturdy, mind you!) artwork on eggshells using an age-old batik, or wax-relief, process.  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013

Julien Breton

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“The process is simple,” says Julien Breton. “A camera is on a tripod, in the night.”  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013

Bovey Lee

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Paper artist, Bovey Lee, revives an ancient Chinese technique to speak about modern topics she sees effecting her homeland.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

HaleyJ

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Haley J, available via her website www.HaleyJ.com, paints with your flowers, creating arrangements flattened and preserved beautifully and forever using techniques she’s developed over 10 years of working with natural materials.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Andy Volpe

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Andy Volpe is a “living historian” who’s uncovered a special passion exploring ye olde Medieval Masters’ drawing and printmaking techniques.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Laura Coul

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Laura’s artwork is striking in its combinations – child and adult, organic renewal and growth contrasted with mechanical deterioration.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Aimee Stewart

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Over rooftops and trees

You can’t catch me…   READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Walk in the Woods

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As we move into glorious Spring, Artizen thought it the very best time to bring to you one of our long-time Facebook pals and amazing Renaissance woman, Rosemari Roast, who owns really what could be called several businesses, as Walk In The Woods, LLC.  READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Estria

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Estria Miyashiro is a veteran of the street, having weathered the changes from outlaw to mentor. We spoke with him about his work and his thoughts on the evolving culture of street art. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Magnum Fleur

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…with Ellison Goodall Bishop, prepare for a different experience: a single flower in a quiet moment, a vast space and intensely personal insight. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Peter Lockwood

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Kauai offers wonderfully diverse and inspirational scenery. Be sure to explore this island by land, sea, and air. Wonderful beaches, canyons, waterfalls, botanical gardens, mountains, and a picturesque light house provide many days of rewarding sight seeing and activities. Take a catamaran to see the Na Pali Coast, a helicopter tour and check out the Movie Tour. See where they filmed scenes from Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, South Pacific, King Kong, Six Days and Seven Nights, Blue Hawaii, and Fantasy Island.  READ MORE

June 25th, 2013

Winona Cookie

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Winona Cookie was my imaginary friend when I was a kid. She looked just like my avatar. So while I’m snipping, gluing and painting, I’m channeling Maurice Sendak, Ed Gorey and Alphonse Mucha. My collages are often done on stretched gallery canvases that have been painted with acrylic.  READ MORE

June 7th, 2013