Art is the universal communicator. Not only the Deaf are challenged to communicate exactly what we mean. The deaf sign for "I love You" is incorporated in most of my creations. Whimsical movement, vibrant colors and mystic overtones combine to create all the themes seen in my art. Far East, Asian, Egyptian, Zuni, Greek and Aztec cultural influences flow within my designs. A world traveler, I am always on the move. Please contact my cousin Shelly Staten with inquiries.
My work is a contrast of abstract design with geometric order. I’m drawn to repeating images and tend to build those into my work, while at the same time, I like looser brushstrokes and flowing lines. To me, that feels similar to life. You organize and schedule life, but there are so many unexpected life events. It’s a mix of order and chaos.
Cathy DeForest is a book artist who integrates printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media and letterpress into her artist books. Cathy specializes in one-of-a-kind books based on found objects and small editions of letterpress books. In addition to selling over 3,000 letterpress broadsides of her work, her books are in national collections and have been exhibited widely. Visits to her studio gallery can be arranged.
- Contemporary Artist
- Phone: 949.338.0729
- Studio: Jacksonville
My background in art education empha- sizes a strong foundation of classical art training, greatly influencing my artistic focus and direction. My intent is to capture, on paper or canvas, mysterious and thought provoking scenes. Nature with its moods and soft edges has always inspired me to draw and paint abstracts, landscapes or figure studies. My art is in private collections nationwide; I've exhibited in galleries and juried shows in S. California, NW Arkansas and S. Oregon.
Boni dé Laire Kettering’s dream is to paint with an artist’s heart and mind to make a difference in the viewer’s heart and mind; she feels the best part of Plein Air
painting is being out in nature. Boni has received many awards from local art groups, including Southern Oregon Unlimited; she exhibits her work in galleries throughout the Rogue Valley, currently showing at Art Presence
and Rogue Gallery
Growing up in Hawaii, I absorbed the tastes and cultures of the Islands. My father, a photographer, also blessed me with an artistic eye for exotic colors and shapes. In 1991 I came to Oregon; my unique handsewn cotton Japanese and Hawaiian print Happi Coats and Kimonos, hand-painted silk scarves and wall hangings can be found at select art venues throughout the state. I'm often commissioned to create custom pieces to wear or to decorate the home or office.
I am an oil painter devoted to animal art. I paint animals that I find amusing or interesting, as well as commissioned pet portraits. My realistic style often uses solid colors or patterned backgrounds for a pop art feel, but I also love painting the faces of animals cropped very closely with no background at all. Many of my works feature animals from local rescue groups; 10% of my sales are donated to Sanctuary One in Jacksonville and Friends of the Animal Shelter in Phoenix.
- Landscape and Abstract Oil Painter
- See my work at: Ashland Art Center
- 357 East Main Street
There is a satisfaction that comes from knowing where to put things: colors and marks – knowing that this orange needs just this much more ochre and this green needs a tiny bit more yellow. I don’t know how I know these things; there isn’t a logic behind it, but I just know it. After a while that knowing gets weaker and I have to return to the painting later. Then I work again with confidence and a story slowly begins to unfold.
For me art/creativity is a natural expression of life, an endless unfolding of possibilities. What interests me is that which is not overtly expressed in the world around us. The subject matter of my painting is the subtle wordless realm of sensation, feeling, and intuition. This territory is often ethereal, quiet or soft and sometimes frontal, bold, direct or stormy.
An award winning photographer internationally known for his nature photography, Winston's stunning images enhance art and photography collections worldwide. "My imagery takes me places I have never been, places that free me from the pressures of a clock driven world, places that heal. I seek to reveal the essence of a moment or place gone unnoticed."
Ron specializes in black & white imagery using traditional techniques; Dee, an artist, works in color and loves using her computer to work with the images she's taken. Together they travel the Western states capturing new images and creating fine photography, both independently and as a team whose collaborations artfully blend their combined talents.
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