I am inspired by the unusual, especially that which pleases and provokes a longer gaze. With my art, I gather world colors to celebrate the diversity of the human experience. Art is my passion, and it is what I am drawn to most no matter what I do. What excites me most about art is that I am limited by no borders, only my imagination. I have previously exhibited in galleries in Phoenix and in New York. My art is in the permanent collection of the Phoenix Sheraton Downtown, and in several private collections.
I am a Writer, an Artist and Digital Designer
David Knorr Artist Statement I create ceramic and wood sculptures as an expression of my interest in nature, antiquities and social issues. I enjoy seeing what nature has provided, I am a student of our environment; social, historical and natural. My works express my point of view, and while some works address social concerns, it is with historic perspective that I try to provide gravity to the issues of the day. Many of my inspirations come from nature and history, I am constantly inspired by cultural remains like the Mayan temples, Greek and Roman historic sites. I also respond to nature and what the earth provides for our existence, places like the Butchart gardens, Kew Gardens, Chiricahua Mountains, Monument Valley to name a few. In my work, I want to convey the richness, meaning and values that I feel are essential for a meaningful existence. I pull from my experiences and inspirations to create the building blocks that become the compete artwork. I see shape and form in nature which repeats, and I have taken this influence and utilize it throughout my work. My building blocks are sometimes architectural and industrial, as if they are a component of something larger. Other building blocks are organic and flow throughout the space they occupy. In all of the blocks, they combine elements of Industrial, Architectural and Organic influences. They become the surface for varying textures to stimulate the tactical senses, and are transformed thru the use of color. I have chosen to show the works as a totem, to convey in each piece the impact of the form with; power, stature, and presence. As I continue to explore and develop my art, I introduce new experiences into my art and challenge myself to grow the body of works. As I response to my environment and surroundings, it will drive the narrative of my future work. Some of the works will be more aggressive, some will be more serene. My wish is for the viewer to stop and enjoy the works and interpret their life experiences thru my Totem’s.
Art is Debra’s language and it speaks of how I am innately wired, to search out, be inspired and seek truth. As an inspirational expressionist, Debra finds clues from nature, humankind and the joy of living now and beyond. Her life’s work is an exploration using her experience living in the Caribbean and the Middle East, design skills from practicing Architecture and now as Artist and Instructor. As a multimedia artist, using fiber, paint,murals and collage,you will find that her work and teaching style clearly represents how we are uniquely made. Her rules of engagement, for example, the initial program and research analysis of a subject take her on a journey to concept and it’s the mystery of discovering what lies beneath the many layers as she uncovers and approaches the final landing. The rest is history and the end result is just that.
I’m an oil painter who uses figures and animals, toys and whatever catches my eye to create a world on canvas. I like humor and whimsy, but with action and an edge. Through this painted world, I explore emotions, relationship and cultural themes with a light heart but a serious purpose.
I am a mixed media, experimental artist.
Elizabeth fell in love with the beauty of the Southwest after her move to Phoenix. Shapes and patterns of the desert are often seen in her artwork. She became a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League, and participated in their weekly Art Talks and Sketch Group activities. She participated in the Empty Bowls Project and the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and several other exhibits. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Street Transportation Department, Arizona State University and the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, selected Elizabeth Pfeiffer to create artwork that was incorporated into streetscape along Seventh Avenue. Two original paintings were reproduced, enlarged and fabricated into backlit signage that is installed in the public right-of-way. The Glendale Library invited Elizabeth to serve on the selection committee for the Habitat Garden Outdoor Classroom Public Art Project. In 2018, I was honored and delighted to have one of my images selected to be on The Glendale Library's Library Card. Ms Pfeiffer’s paintings were juried into the Surprise Invitational at Art HQ. Elizabeth has been working on new designs, exploring fabric dying, surface manipulation and embellishment to create several art quilts. Her quilt titled, Shapes of the Desert, received an award in the Arizona Quilters Guild show. She recently became a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association and her quilts were juried into the SAQA Exposures show in Chandler. My watercolor titled "Sonoran Glory" was awarded First Place in the 2017 Surprise Invitational. Ms Pfeiffer is pleased to be participating in the "Fiber as Art" Exhibit at ArtsHQ
Colored Pencil drawing on Paper and Stone
"Dolls With Balls" was inspired by a photograph of my mother (one of the first women to practice law in Idaho) and four of her friends at a bowling tournament in Portland, Oregon in 1965. Each of these women was a local businesswoman and community leader. Pretty ballsy for women in 1965 in a southeastern Idaho town. The quilt is made from vintage and commercial fabrics, photograph on fabric, and glitter. The pieces are appliqued and the quilt is machine quilted.
Visual Artist - Primarily Original Contemporary Paintings in Oil on Linen and Canvas For the fifteen years previous to 2015, my paintings were mostly an eclectic mix of imagined landscape, still life, and figurative work. Since 2015, when, after thirty years, I moved my primary residence from Maui, Hawaii to Arizona, I have been working primarily on two series of large paintings. The subject of the first series is Arizona; its people as well as its canyon and red rock landscape. The second series is of sun seekers and walkers on the beaches of Maui. Although neither of these series began through conscious intent, both have proved popular and continue to offer a challenge to the imagination.
RECENTLY MOVED TO AZ FROM OR. LOCAL ARTIST USING COMPUTERS AND SIGN WRITER SKILLS TO PRODUCE COLORFUL GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT PAINTINGS.
Artisan Guild, Co-op or Artists’ Space
Jan is a .landscape/wildlife painter. She uses oil to paint in plein air to learn how to capture light effects for her work in the studio.
Stained, fused, mosaic glass artist. Create various themed items based on the client's needs and wants such as windows, fused serving plates, mosaic table tops, garden stones, mosaic walls, RV windows.......
Born in Italy, he came to the United States with his parents at the age of ten. In addition to being a photographer, Jason is an attorney in the State of New York. Jason opened a commercial and portrait photography studio in Barcelona, and was the official portrait photographer for the Spanish Royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cadiz, and Salvador Dali. He has exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio and awarded the city’s Glass Cup by Mayor Kessler. On July 13, 2015 Jason exhibited at the Louvre Museum as part of the Exposure Awards. He won First Place at First International Art Show at the Red Room Gallery in Las Vegas in 2016. Locally, Jason Levi’s has exhibited at El Pedregal Art Gallery, West Valley HQ Gallery, Hollande Art Gallery, and Wham Art Center. Jason Levi’s photography has been included in Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s coffee table books “Best of Photography 2015,” “Best of Photography 2016,” and in Exposure’s, “Nature Collection.” His photographs are in over 200 residences and businesses across the United States, as well as the Royal Princess cruise ship. *Juried Member of the Sonoran Arts League and the Arizona Art Alliance.
Independent artist who primarily uses acrylic on canvas. I use other mediums such as alcohol ink and water colors! I'm always looking to learn and network with other artists.
My main focus is on the book arts and photography. I also teach creative bookbinding workshops and classes.
I am an artist who creates images on canvas with oils, acrylics and mixed media collage. I belong and work with several various art organizations here in the greater Phoenix Valley.
Kathleen (Kay) Eaton left a career in graphic design and marketing to focus on fine art oil painting, with an emphasis on portraits, figurative works, and landscapes. She enjoys painting from life whenever possible, and participates in plein air events across the United States. She has studied with such notable artists as Romel de la Torre, Kathy Anderson, Derek Penix, Daniel Gerhartz, Everett Raymond Kinstler, C.W. Mundy, Nancy Guzik, David Shevlino, and Rose Frantzen. Her work can be seen in galleries, exhibits and private collections through the United States.
multimedia avant garde abstraction
They say you never forget your first love, and for me that was photography. Growing up an only child, I often relied upon it as a surrogate sibling; starting with the Kodak Instamatic 110 I received at the age of seven. Although my sphere of influence has since broadened through my exposure to art history, journalism, herpetology, and film; the photographic medium will always be first and foremost in my heart. Its lasting impact has allowed me to appreciate the little things people often take for granted, making this the focal point of my life, my art, and any projects I undertake in between.
Artist creating 2-d and 3-d art utilizing actual botanic elements such as leaves, petals, etc. as well as acrylics and various paint mediums. Also writing original poetry for each piece.
My artwork transcends functional pottery and instead each unique piece is crafted, carved, glazed, and altered to become a vessel for storytelling. I use natural materials – clay, glass, wood, metal, geodes – to represent the human being. Like people, my ceramic vessels are all different shapes and sizes, and some are more open or closed than others – just like our personalities. The center of the vessel is fused with glass or geodes to emulate the inner beauty in all of us, and yet the vessel is altered – bent, misshapen, folded – to make it difficult to see the full beauty of the center. The altered vessel alludes to the way that our experiences cause us to change to hide our innermost selves and prevent being “seen”, but as in real life, these “imperfections” serve to make us even more interesting and worth the struggle to see what is truly at the center – or heart – of the piece.
Alcohol Ink is the latest rage in mediums due to its fluid properties, deeply saturated colors and organic design possibilities. Contact artist for class schedules.
Lin Boucher is a pastel artist. She paints in a realistic style while striving to capture the character of her varied subjects.
Marilyn received her B.A. with a major in Art from the College of New Rochelle in New York, and her M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University. She studied under Ernest T. Thompson, AWS, and most recently with Julie Gilbert Pollard and Johannes Vloothuis. She is a member of West Valley Art Council and Arizona Art Alliance. Many of her paintings have been accepted in juried exhibitions throughout the Valley and are privately owned in Arizona, and throughout the United States. She recently exhibited in the West Valley Art Museum’s “Celebration of Artists 2017” in Peoria. She paints in oils, watercolors, and also pastels. Marilyn taught art for many years and also used drawing and painting as a core component for her clients as an elementary school counselor. While working and raising a family she continued to paint and now enjoys painting full time . I love color and I like how colors play with each other on real objects. I enjoy watching colors mix before my eyes while painting wet on wet with water media. This method always reminds me of watching the beautiful Tucson summer sunsets that change so dramatically as the desert sun goes down. At sunset, the play of light across the desert floor splashes a myriad of colors on the rock formations and vegetation. I like to use this interplay of light and color to suggest the dynamic action of life going on beneath that layer of stillness one associates with the desert landscape. I fell in love with the American Southwest after moving to Arizona in 1967. I wanted to share the beauty of everything Arizona has to offer through my paintings. When I paint I feel the spirituality of nature: the majesty of its skies and clouds to the wonder of its diverse culture; from the diversity of its architecture and artifacts, to its beauty through its plant and animal life. I just want to share the wonder of the southwest with others through my paintings. I try to accomplish this by making my paintings available as prints and cards as well.
Marty has always loved the arts and developed a love for different mediums while bedridden for a year at age 13-14 while recovering from scoliosis surgery. She worked with institutionalized, special needs individuals as an OT, incorporating the arts. She was Art Director in summer camps, worked with Girls Scouts and other young people in all different mediums. Marty had a Yard Card business for 21 years, designing, painting and renting out 6 ft. celebration signs. She loved seeing the happy recipients who were recognized on the signs for births, graduations, birthdays and other special occasions. Marty has painted in acrylics for years and in the past 5 years has become a glass artist who now has started using powdered glass paint to paint landscapes, firing and then adding dimension to the glass pieces called frit.
Kleinwachter working in multiple mediums.. He describe his works as ”Thing I see when I close my eyes”
Nancy Christy-Moore is an internationally recognized award-winning painter who brings her enjoyment of color, energy and movement to her abstract contemporary paintings. Educated at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, she has taught and exhibited her work for over thirty years. Nancy's studio is in Surprise, Arizona. She teaches workshops and conducts demonstrations statewide using her “inner painting”(Intuitive painting) techniques. Nancy has had over 20 solo exhibits, with 2 in Japan. She accepts creative commissions. Included in many private and corporate collections, her paintings have been exhibited in museums, public spaces and as limited edition prints for the Hyatt Regency Hotel chain. She was cover artist for Horses in Art magazine’s 2011 Summer issue, Official Artist for the Menlo Charity Horse Show in 2012, and is a signature member of International Equine Artists. In 2017 she was filmed by Australian television producer Colour In Your Life and is seen internationally on You Tube on Season 16 of that program. She exhibits and teaches locally.
Philip Obermarck was born in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. He has called many places home, from Washington state to California, Oregon and Alaska, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Ultimately, he found his way to Scotland where earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree at Edinburgh College of Art. After four years of living in Edinburgh, he has returned to the USA where he continues to create sculptures and other artworks using traditional methods.
Medium: Gourds - Carving and sculpting Reg is a local artist residing in Surprise, Arizona. He feels such passion in his heart and soul during the entire design process leading to a one-of-a-kind creation with it's own unique individuality and character. At first glance, it is hard to tell his medium is gourds, you see sculpture – magnificent sculpture. Michelangelo reflected “It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute but the eyes judge.” It is with a keen compass of his artistic eye and skillful hand that Reg executes his beautifully precise designs into the shells of ordinary gourds. In much the same fashion of the great master, Reg has the ability to “see” the image hiding just beneath the surface. His gourds have won first, second and Grand Master in competitions held annually and Reg's gourd Dancing In The Wind was in the Phoenix Home & Gardens magazine. Reg can be reached at his studio in Surprise. www.omygourd.com www.regmccormick.com
painter life cast sculpture
Eclectic Art, LLC Every artist has had an art interest since childhood, I am no different. Art has always been an escape for me, a place to get lost and go wondering in a place with no boundaries. If I have an art mantra, it would have to be “no boundaries”. I love the freedom of taking a blank canvas, (whether it is wood or water color paper) and create a piece of art using the thoughts, images, and hidden secrets that are buried in my mind. I use existing magazine pages and alter them or create my own pages with paint or stain; I rip, cut, tear the papers and apply to wood or water color paper to create a unique piece of art. I have not invented a new art, I have taken what my eyes, ears, and mind have absorbed over the years and put those “things” on a canvas using my intuitiveness to guide me along. I do not have formal training with painting or mixed media; I am self-taught and learning using online workshops from professionals. My education has been in the world of clay the past 17 years; not being able to achieve the right colors and textures with glazes working with clay, I found myself with a paintbrush in hand, bottles of paint, paper, stamps, stencils, images, and lots of found objects that I could use to control the outcome of my "one of a kind" art. . No boundaries! Thank you for showing an interest in my art. Arizona 623-252-7333 FB RondaMiller,PhoenixArizona
Sean Buvala has been engaged with storytelling and communication since 1986. He started his work by accidentally using active storytelling to convert a classroom of slightly (but comically) homicidal 8th-grade teenagers from angry kids to storytelling practitioners themselves. From then on, both the kids and Sean were sold on the influence of a great story. From kids in classrooms to bosses in boardrooms, from presenting workshops for global salt miners to consulting with Ph.D.’s in pharmaceuticals, Sean has told and taught stories in nearly every industry and setting. He’s been the boss (and janitor) of a non-profit organization and is currently the entrepreneur-in-charge for his work at "The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group LLC." Along the way, there has been some award-recognition and the authoring of a growing pile of books, articles, audios and videos. Traveling internationally (meaning that he’s been to Canada), he makes his home in Arizona with four young-adult children and one wife.
A creative writer and photographer, inspired by Nature.
I am a visual Artist and I do work on oil paintings mostly along with watercolor, printmaking, and drawing.