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.
The differences between my art and photography are night and day, like my varied interests. I’m constantly amazed by the serene beauty and magical happenings that happen in Nature. Architecture has always been an interest of mine as well. The juxtaposition of the organic with man-made is most interesting. My drawings and paintings often convey a sensual feel. I depict the beautiful nude female with a simplification of form.
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.
- 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.
- Fine Art Film Photography
- Phone: 541.899.9082
Stephen Edwards spent over 30 years behind a black and white viewfinder in his career as a corporate and broadcast news cameraman and as owner of Pro Video Productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Making the transition to still black and white film photography was a natural progression. “I’ve seen the world in black and white my whole life. I feel most expressive, creative, and comfortable in the black and white format because I like the abstract nature it conjures up.”
A painter and poet, I play in the crossroads of art & spirit. My paintings are visual stanzas of a poem I will spend my life writing - with brush & pen. I've had the honor to create and exhibit art in the United States, Europe & Micronesia. "As with poetry, painting is either a battle or a dance. Given the choice between music & a sword, I choose music." It's a lovely dance. Anna teaches workshops in prophetic art and poetry; see her listing in the Teaching Artists directory.
Alx Fox is an experimental mixed media artist whose works are often noted for their unique style, elegance and technique. Her use of striking colors and strong 3 dimensional textures has resulted in an innovative style of abstract expressionism. She is also adept at creating commercial works and readily communicates the vision of her clientele.
- Metal Sculpture
- The Great Metal Works
- Phone: (541)840-6243
- 645 E. California Street
- in Historic Jacksonville
Metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia draws inspiration from the natural world, creating functional and fascinating sculptures for the home and garden using a variety of metals. Reclaimed steel is a favorite medium with copper, stainless steel and aluminum accents. Cheryl has made the Rogue Valley her home for 15 years.
- 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.
My art is guided by my instincts, my curious nature & sense of discovery, and great music rocking on my stereo. My goal is not perfection but rather to honestly represent my efforts & the outcome each new creation presents, whether it's capturing the alluring beauty of a woman or the juxtaposition of various metals & found objects together to create a unique piece of art. I currently work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, metal (copper's a favorite) and photography.
- Paintings on Silk; Acrylic Paintings
- Mountain Glen Harps
- Phone: 541.535.7700
- 809 1st Street
Glenn Hill creates custom sculpted harps and multimedia installations including lasers, interactive lighting and silk painting. Also a visual artist, he paints in acrylic on canvas and board and paints/prints on silk. Look for his public art installation in Ashland, to be completed and on display in Summer 2011: 19 painted/ printed silk banners, to be hung over a mile route in Ashland, linking the Havurah with the new Buddhist Temple.
Landscapes and nature are what I began with, and truly love. The beauty of Southern Oregon combined with my love to travel provides never ending photo opportunities. The creative side of photography has moved me into many new directions. Working artistically with an image can transform a photo into an amazing work of art. I offer my work in Giclée prints and custom framed prints, perfect for home, office or a special gift. Visit my website to view my portfolio, and come back often as I regularly add new images.
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.
- Atelier LaRose
- The Talent Studios
- 710 South Pacific Highway, Unit B
Atelier LaRose, where craft and creativity collide. The studio is a hybrid of academic style and the liberal arts. Steven LaRose (b. 1963, Seattle, WA) lives and works in Talent, OR. He received his MFA from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BFA from Whitman College. He has had solo exhibitions in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Ashland. His work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, ARTnews, The New Art Examiner, and The Chicago Tribune.
I am the resident artist and Chef/Co-Owner of Maclevin’s Restaurant in J’ville for the past 11 years. I've been at the easel for the last 40 years, painting abstracts in prismatic color exclusively with Windsor Newton oils. My surrealistic style employs various construction mediums to elevate images 3-dimensionally from the canvas.