her artwork, Allison Elia aims to capture “sculptural snapshots”
that reveal the transient internal experiences deeply embedded
in an individual’s memory. She uses dance and underwater
photography as references for the dynamic poise and gesture
displayed in each piece. The conceptual narrative of each
sculpture explores the coexistence of guilt and weight, hope and
buoyancy that we all feel.
B. L. Green explains her process this way: “White paper, a drop of water, brush charged with pigment -- the magic of water color!” Her fascination with the medium of water color has lasted over 50 years. “My larger studio paintings evolve from what I observe in nature,” transforming, through brush-strokes into patterns of flowing water, ripples or ice flows. “Just like in chess, the next move is reaction after reaction in brushstrokes, edges, light and dark or more color. The painting paints itself!”
In his body of work, Brian Simas pays homage to old masters such as Albrecht Dürer and Katsushika Hokusai. He works primarily in a dark, monochromatic scheme. Finely detailed line-work and bold contrasts in layout characterise his prints and sumi-e paintings. His subject matter varies from moody, imaginary settings and figures to nature studies and quasi abstractions of his own personal experiences and interests.
According to Kimberly Smiley, creativity is a spiritual journey that helps her break through the boundaries that have held her back. Working from sensory memories, she creates pieces that express her own growth, her artist's journey: breaking through confinement and repression to find her voice and express it visually. Vulnerable, yet powerful, her art provokes viewers to find their own meanings and interpretations.
I'm an interdisciplinary artist who loves to dream, create, and inspire. My ceramic art ranges in size from handheld sculptures to life-size figures that get their own seat belts to ride to galleries. I aim to create "sculptural snapshots" that express the coexistence of guilt and weight, hope and buoyancy within a person. My paintings and drawings are surreal explorations from the visual inspiration of my sketches. Above all else, my sculptures and paintings speak of resilience, breakthrough, and new beginnings.
paper, a drop of water, brush charged with pigment ----The magic
This has been my fascination with the medium of watercolor for over 50+ years. My larger studio paintings evolve from what I observe in nature and then recall, for example, from my mind as patterns of flowing water, ripples, or ice flows with the freedom of a brushstroke. Sometimes it is color as it flows in a wash on the paper. Just like in chess, the next move is reaction after reaction in brushstrokes, edges, light and dark or more color. The painting paints itself!
In my body of work I rely and pay homage to the old masters such as Albrecht Dürer and Katsushika Hokusai. Working primarily in a dark, monochromatic scheme, the bold and graphic contrast of my marks along with a detailed line language is consistent throughout my prints and sumi-e paintings. My subject matter varies from moody, imaginary settings and figures to nature studies and quasi abstractions of my own personal experiences and interests. I find further satisfaction in studying and rendering patterns and detail.
Tomorrow is today! For me, creativity is a portal that is guiding me on a spiritual journey. It is allowing me to move out of the repression of my past into endless possibility. I am grateful I get to show my vulnerability, courage, and growth. My goal is to maintain the perception of my inner child...free to play with different mediums, texture, and color! Free to make marks! All while learning the language of the heart. Art goes deeper than thought.