As a child growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, featured artist Susan Fowler often “haunted” the Art Institute, wanting to “climb through the windows of time” into the large neoimpressionist painting, Sunday Afternoon at La Grande Jette by George Seurat. She ad...


    Glass artist William Kilgore, who grew up in Lodi, California, is someone who has always enjoyed working with his hands.
    “I worked on many hand-work practical projects from adolescence on. And my first craft/art experience was in wood shop in high school....



Ceramic artist Dana Bilello-Barrow, while growing up on the East Coast, never considered herself an artist. In fact, she found art classes to be “quite painful.” Still, she admired her talented schoolmates and others who created art.
    Then, at 30, she marr...


    Our featured artist for October is Karen Staal, who explains, “I learned contour drawing almost by accident, when as a young child, I drew the back of a lady’s head during a long sermon in church—and it really looked like HER head.

    ”She adds that from that...


     Georgia Cockerham – “The Oregon coast
is filled with scenery that awakens my creative soul, and it’s the rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea that inspires me to write and paint.
     The people I’ve met and continue to meet throughout my journey provide enr...


    As connoisseurs of fine art, we have spent many hours in the world’s art museums, savoring the brilliant works of our idols; such as Picasso, Ruben, Matisse, Giacometti and hundreds more that grace their walls.
    Turns out that 20% of all artworks in those m...


    This month’s featured artist is ceramicist and mixed-media artist Linda Ross, who was born in McAllen,Texas, but says she spent her early years living “all over.”
    Recalls Linda, “My mom and dad met in New Mexico, but after seeing dad’s family’s Philadelph...



    Featured artist Klarke Heinecke grew up in New Jersey outside Philadelphia, where major nearby art museums set the art standard. Works by Thomas Eakins were her favorites, along with conceptual art by Marcel Duchamp.

    “How could that be art?” she tho...


Recalls Mike, "I became interested in art in my mid-thirties and studied color
and design with Aileen Worthley, who interested me in screen printing
and introduced me to Guy Maccoy, who let me monitor his classes
at the Los Angeles County Institute of Art."

Though Mik...


Due to her dad’s Navy career, Christine Sevier moved around a lot—New Jersey, Illinois, Alabama, Minnesota, Michigan—then ended up in high school
in California after her family moved there in 1976.
Her art, though, started even earlier. “First thing I painted was hand...

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