Meet The Artists - Nature Inspired: Winter
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Jillian Breitfeller lives in Long Beach, NY.
'I have a deep love of nature, and of creating, and of words... and of the truths they are inflamed with.'
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Joyce Chen is a visual artist working in New Jersey. She received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts (2013) with honors in painting and a Master's of Arts in Teaching (2014) from Rhode Island School of Design. In her abstract paintings, she intends to evoke nature as well as invite viewers to make their own interpretations.
Contributions: Under The Surface and The Moon
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"My vision is to be honest in the deepest feelings and emotions life awakes in us...to be retrospective to understand why we are feeling what we are feeling and to see how rich, how complex the life is...I want people to pause, if for a moment, to truly appreciate this gift we are given so unconditionally...I want to recognize beauty even in the hardest times we go through,because the life is meaningless otherwise."
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Matt Frieburghaus records sensory experiences to explore the relationship between sight and sound of new spaces. He creates video, sound, print, and objects and his work has exhibited in numerous festivals, galleries, and museums both regionally in New York State, and around the globe. He is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Chair of the Department of Art and Digital Media at Marist College.
Contributions: In Situ, In Situ II, Conifer at Dusk, Snowstorm
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Zintis Buzermanis studied art and photography at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. He resides on
Long Island, where he observes the evolving contemporary landscape and the uneasy co-existence of
the natural and man-made worlds.
Contributions: Signs #9, Beech in Snow, Snowstorm
Contribution-Writing: Waiting for the Light
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Jan Töve (born May 14, 1958) is a award winning Swedish photographer, writer and lecturer.
He started as a photographer of the natural world but over the years he has become more and more focused on the man altered landscape.
Since his first national reward in photography 1996 he has published several books and has held numerous exhibitions. His latest book, Silent Landscape, was released in 2012.
Contributions-Writing: Asperto Esserro and Dahlia
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Ashley Busby's work is inspired by the distinct and the infinite experiences of landscape. She grew up in Houston, TX and received her BA from Houston Baptist University, with a minor in creative writing. She is currently pursuing her MFA degree in painting at Texas Tech University.
Contribution Writing: Hoarfrost
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Ann-Marie Cunningham is a print artist. As a recent Master of Fine Arts graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, Ann-Marie is excited to continue honing her technological skills and ideas at studio Articolore In Walla Walla, WA. Her works illustrate points of departure through science and technology: the need to find patterns of connection in events, to communicate ideas through through sets of objects or landscapes, and express experiences representing fundamental change in interpretation.
Pamela G. Herron
Contriubtions-Writing: The Land and Night sky
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Pamela G. Herron is a writer and educator in El Paso, Texas where her areas of research include Confucianism and Daoism and how they apply in the modern world; China and Chinese immigration particularly in the El Paso/Cuidad Juarez area; the importance and diversity of cultural identity; sustainability; and writing and teaching literature for young readers. Her poems and flash fiction have appeared in various anthologies and journals as have her reviews of poetry and films. When she isn’t writing, you may find her reading or gardening in her El Paso desert home.
Contributions: Transitory Space, Prospect Park Brooklyn
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Oates has BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Fulbright Fellow for study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Oates has shown in NYC at Pierogi Gallery, Nurture Art, Momenta Art, Associated Gallery, Susan Eley Fine Art, The Central Park Arsenal Gallery and The Center for Book Arts. Oates works on paper are in many public collections including the Harvard University Libraries, The Brooklyn Museum Artist Book Collection, The Walker Art Center Libraries, The Smithsonian Libraries and the Franklin Furnace Archive at MoMA, NYC.
Contributions:Snowing 2015, Wood's Edge 2015, Winter 2015, Snowy Field
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Susanah Howland is a natural science illustrator turned painter and print maker. She paints from observation, working en premier coup, most often outdoors. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.” As a painter, she is grateful for the opportunity to keep looking.
Contribution: Winter, Early Morning Light
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Rhonda Denney creates fiber art in her studio in the mountains northwest of Canon City, Colorado. She loves the challenge of capturing the "spirit" of the subjects she chooses to depict in her art, utilizing fabrics, pigments and thread as part of her creative palette. You can see her artwork at her artist web site, www.RhondaDenney.com.
Contributions: Fortuna in Snow, Icy Twig,
Writing: Two untitled pieces
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My education as an architect was the beginning of my formal exploration of basic forms and pleasing proportions. Before making jewelry, I participated in the Louisville arts scene for over forty years in architecture, photography, drawing, sculpture, and graphic design. My jewelry and the work produced by my multi-disciplinary design company, GOOD IDEA!, emphasize unique solutions and unexpected use of materials.
Contributions: Dark Lines, Air in the Room
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Clare Olivares, painter and poet, lives in Oakland, California. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally. Olivares' work is inspired by observation of the natural world.
Contributions: Protected From Sleet, Meadow Muse 2,
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Pam Rogers' work explores the territory between nature and the role of the artist. She works with handmade natural pigments, grounding the work in the context of place. Pam currently works between her studios in Washington DC and Denver CO
Artist's Page on Facebook
Contributions: Yuletide Tapestry; Winter's Joy
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Debbie Crawford is an emerging botanical artist and a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Born and raised by her father in Philadelphia, Debbie learned to appreciate the wonders of nature while birding in the Philadelphia parks with her father and helping to tend her grandfather’s small city garden. She now enjoys growing, studying and painting the plants in her beloved New Jersey garden in all seasons.
Contribution: Dark Matter
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Graehound is a full-time graduate student in Lesley University's MFA-IA programme who consistently tries to make the standard calendar day 30 hours instead of 24. Her work spans several different media, but her primary disciplines are draughting, waterbased media, and beadweaving.
Tania Beaudet taniabeaudet.com
Contributions: East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 4th Spectrum
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Tania has always been drawn to nature, spending most of her childhood playing outside, and began early in life to draw the real and imaginary inhabitants of the natural world. Her great-uncle was a painter and she was fascinated with the world of artists, and her perception that they were granted broader freedoms in their expressions and travels. Throughout her life she has continued her creative pursuits, but didn't find her medium love until the end of 2013 when she began her journey in combining Encaustic and mixed media.
Contributions: Losing Ground/Courntey's, Secret Orchard, Abacus
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Contribution-Writing: The Longest Night
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Solitude and Winter Field
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Diane (Pardy) Farr brings intelligence, sensitivity, and a wide range of interests and passions to her work. Inspired by color and the play of light and shadow across all manner of subjects, Farr seeks out visual imagery that is beautiful or uniquely expressive of a mood or emotion— sometimes dramatic and direct, sometimes subtle or somewhat ambiguous.
Charlotte Mullich www.charlottemullich.com
Contribution: Red Berries
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Charlotte Mullich searches for the grace and hope of the Earth. Her paintings highlight the elegance of nature, especially the changes of the seasons, the colors, shapes, and fleeting moments of time. Charlotte Mullich is a member of the Los Angles Artist Association (LAAA) and an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons.
Contributions: Skylight, Hemisphere and Immutable Dream
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Lisa Nankivil is a mid-career American painter and printmaker best known for her non-representational striped-format paintings. Nankivil works in the modernist tradition of European and American abstraction. Her paintings, while formally of a modern idiom, feature color schemes, brushwork, and techniques that are based on long-established painterly traditions.
Contributions: Elusive, Snow in Croatan, Wintr on Brices Creek, Waiting for Spring
Writing: Winter Storm Watch
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The featured photographer in moonShine review (Summer 2015), Jeanne Julian also had images in recent juried exhibits: “Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea” (Staten Island) and “The Bicycle: art meets form” (High Point, NC). Longleaf Press is the publisher of her poetry chapbook, Blossom and Loss.
Kyung Eun You
Contributions: She, Lost; She, Lost II
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Born and raised in Korea, Kyung Eun You is currently living and working in New York where she's found printmaking as her primary medium. Her comics and illustrations for children's books were published in Korea and she has participated in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle and New York since she moved to the United States in 2007.
Contributions: Stones of Stockholm
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Hardie Cobbs is a Seattle based artist who explores the relationships of patterns in the natural and man-made worlds. By deconstructing patterns into individual layers such as color, shape and form, Cobbs believes her process allows her to understand deeper connections about the world in which we live. She recently relocated to Seattle from San Francisco where she was a member of the Bay Area artist community.
Winter Walk, Deer in Snow
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I paint to create beauty. Simple or complex, even in the cold of winter it must convey warmth and serenity and make someone smile.
Washington Square, Winter 2014
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I am an intellectual property attorney by profession, but a photographer by avocation. I show my work from time to time at the Soho Photo gallery in New York City where I live.
Stowe, The First Snow; Breckinridge, Twilight, Sky Trails
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Born and raised in Northern Vermont, Mariella Bisson earned a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1978. Her work has won many awards including 3 years of support from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and a NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowship in Painting. Her paintings deal with universal themes of geology, water, form and time.
Contributions: Ice (Stained Glass 3), Ice Bubbles, Geometry, Winter Berries
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Elizabeth Braun is a photographer and mixed media artist living in New York.
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“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”, a quote by Katherine Hepburn, pretty much sums up my life as a multi-disciplined artist. I have fun creating everyday with my camera and taking those images to the extreme using different printing substrates: handmade paper, metal, acrylic, encaustic and alternative processes. My work has been exhibited in various galleries, private collections and corporate and medical permanent collections throughout the United States.
Website: Heather Stivison
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Heather Stivison is a former museum professional who has served as the executive director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the deputy director of the Montclair Art Museum, the president of both the New Jersey Association of Museums and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. Today, she is an emerging interdisciplinary artist and poet. She is the author of the 2014 Arcadia Publications book, Craftsman Farms
Contributions:23 Names for Snow; There's a Crow Flying 3
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I most often work in fiber or collage, and I like to recycle materials, but I do not limit myself to any particular media. Different ideas suggest different methods of expression; a news story, an art work, an interaction, a poem—anything can prompt creation. You can follow my process in the blog I do with my friend Nina: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/
Albert Y. Wong
Contributions: Beyond Illusory Space #003, Beyond Illusory Space #011,
Beyond Illusory Space #020
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Albert Y. Wong is a painter, an illustrator and a graphic designer. He is noted for his works in the trompe l'oeil or "fool the eye" tradition that depicts common mundane objects with a delicate subtle background of Chinese characters based on Buddhist wood block printed texts. His trompe l'oeil work creates the illusion of three-dimensional objects in space, when in fact the painting surfaces are perfectly flat.
Contribution: Lonely Road
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I have lived and worked in my studio in Philadelphia, PA since 1973. I am now 67 years old. The following is my philosophy :
At the elemental level of life itself, if you stop and think, everything is essentially something we do to keep ourselves busy between birth and death. The in between is the variable from one person to the next. Are you decent, are you compassionate, do you seek truth and a clear understanding of reality? Those are the questions I ponder to justify my life and what I do with my time.
Contributions: Koppelo Ice, Koppelo Landscape 2
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Lighting and sound designer Ilkka Volanen has in his work been active in places where new solutions, new approach and a new forms of artistic expression has been applied.
For him, exploring nature has been an ongoing source of inspire, and this affection to wilderness leads him to spend time above the Actic Circle for several months every year.
As a lighting and sound designer he has received the State Prize of the performing arts, the city of Vantaa artist prizeand he has been conferred the Honorary Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama).
Contributions: Stacked Hay, Stacked Ginkgo,
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James Boychuk Hunter is an artist working primarily in printmaking and sculpture. He attended The University of Alberta, (BFA) and the University of Tennessee, (MFA) . He has exhibited in Europe and North America and currently lives and works in Edmonton Alberta Canada.
Contributions: Barrier 2, Ice Flame,
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Danielle Austen is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment. As a documentary fine artist trained both in photojournalism and in the fine arts, Danielle is bound to seek honesty in her subjects and to communicate the spirituality of the moment. Her photography reflects a desire to capture the unexpected views of the landscape...searching for what many may see as ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
Contributions: Nothing But Remarkable, Wait, Moments Later, That is Not True
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Contributions-Writing: Ice Storm, Lake Brandt: Mid Winter, Kiva and In November
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