Wednesday, 27 March 2013
T’Alyne completed a Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking and foundry at Arizona State University and was later awarded a long-term artist-in-residence position at Camac Centre d’Art , France where she continued her research in Europe. Her work in held in national and international collections including: E.on Energie AG, Germany, Museo De Arte Contemporanco, Carrillo Gil Mexico D.F., Mexico, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, Kaiser Foundation, California, Arizona Country Club, Phoenix, AZ, Fondation Frank Tenot, France, Bissell Corporation, Michigan. Currently, T’Alyne lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
My work focuses on the importance of mark making and how this establishes relationships and bridges between our understanding of the environment and self. I use water-based varnish and powdered pigments on fiberglass paper and wood panels to capture the temperament of my surroundings and reflect my ever-changing environment. Flickering between two-dimensional and three-dimensional experiences my work addresses the conceptual spirit of water. Living in Michigan surrounded by fresh water I continually observe and am fascinated by its constantly changing form while it trickles, seeps, and flows. I discover patterns when it freezes. I am spellbound when it floats in the air. Water is capable of great power and destruction. It is beautiful as it filters, reflects, refracts, and interacts with light. It represents a precise process, an exchange of energy that has its own natural timing and organization. "
She goes on to say, "
WHY IS WATER IMPORTANT TO ARTIST?
Water is a precious resource that we need to protect. Environmental awareness and protecting our natural resources are crucial if we are to survive. As a cultural we are too busy to notice the delicacy of this complete system of life. Through my work as an artist, I view my work as a means to highlight these subtle spaces that filter and support water. It is crucial that we attend to the beauty, tranquility, and serenity in order to return to the center of balance. When we take care of our water we directly impact ourselves."
She has a beautiful, almost gradient feel to the colors of her work.
To visit T'Alyne, please click the link below-:
T-Alyne Fine Art
Until next week enjoy creating, and if you don't create enjoy viewing!
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Friday, 22 March 2013
Nate Owens work is amazing! It's unique and in some cases as in the above, extremely funny.
Nate says, "For years I've done illustration for publications and gallery art (oils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.) The illustrations have appeared on everything from bus benches to ads, in magazines, tv spots and on gift products like coffee mugs, shirts, greeting cards and wall decor prints."
"The humor work has been the most popular and most widely published,inspired by growing up on a farm around tale-spinning great uncles and a menagerie of interesting critters."
I can certainly see why his humor works are so popular. I think anyone would have to be blind not to get a good laugh out of Nate Ownen's work, but at the same time one has to admire the sheer talent and craftsmanship behind it.
In contrast, this is a master's touch with a deeply emotive painting.
Soulfull montage painting.
Nate goes on to say, "Living in the western US for years, many of my paintings were of a western nature. Leanin' Tree Greetings based in Boulder Colorado began publishing my work in 1980, favoring the humorous subjects. Currently I am focusing on nostalgic and country lifestyle subjects. I live with my wife Carol, ten dogs and three cats in beautiful rural Aiken County, South Carolina."
Nate clearly loves animals :)
About the image above - It is NOT FOR SALE: a presentation of products under development for national retail outlets. this includes artwork and (digital) sculpting. - An ongoing project.
So do I have a favorite of Nate Owne's?
Not a hope!! I laughed my way through his portfolio and then sobered up for the more emotive works. There can be no favorite when an artist of Nate's calibre takes his viewers through so many emotions. Thank you, Nate!
Yes, I feel like the cat that got the cream :)
Please visit Nate. I promise you, you will laugh and laugh until you can laugh no more, but don't forget to look at the very fine art.
Click the link below.
Nate Owen Fine Art
I hope you are enjoying my featured artists!
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