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Archive: March 2024

Kurt Weston

March 4, 2024 | Comments Off on Kurt Weston

Kurt Weston is a legally blind fine art photographer. He enjoys photographing stunning portraits of flowers, emphasizing their color and pattern. Although he has limited visual acuity, Kurt is able to sensitively arrange and carefully light his unique subjects. Whether in-studio or in a natural environment, placing his focus on the singular beauty within. Kurt […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

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Patron Sponsor: “Order, placement and detail are necessary components of my work as well as in my everyday life.  Art should extend beyond the frame and into the three-dimensional environment. “The bulk of my private study deals with a lifelong interest in the rural landscape.  I am taken in by the different atmospheres, the random […] Read More »

Sam Smith

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Sam first discovered the wonderful world of creative indulgence when he was in his mother’s womb and bored out of his skull.  He couldn’t wait to get his hands on some Magic Markers so he could get straight to work. Unfortunately, some urgent matters demanded his attention upon entering That Other Word, such as learning […] Read More »

Barbara Oswald

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“Persistence is my strength. “I have a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College. “As a practiced, mostly self-taught artist, with a college year abroad in Vienna, where art is everywhere. “Creating and sharing my work brings me joy. Due to my vision loss, my view of the world is puzzle perfect. A tiny piece, a […] Read More »

Rose Kamma Morrison

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“I live on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. From pristine waters, craggy mountains, to lush rainforest, I have unlimited access for inspiration and am in awe of it.  Slow looking, forest bathing and listening to nature’s song are my experiences in daily life and in art. “I create with a variety of installations including watercolor, […] Read More »

L. Thomas McCue

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Influenced by the natural world, myth, science fiction, and pop culture, Thomas McCue employs traditional media and a gestural, abstract expressist and graphic approach to making images. The result is suggestive of narratives and entities suggestive of biological forms and processes at the micro and macro level. Cellular metabolism and reproduction are of particular interest […] Read More »

Annie Hesse

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Patron Sponsor:   Annie Hesse is visually attracted to what she cannot see with the unaided eye. The camera’s lens enables her to “freeze” time and focus on the details that she wouldn’t ordinarily see or which are otherwise invisible. In other cases, she is inspired by the play of light and shadows. Hesse’s intention […] Read More »

Carol Sue Henry

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Carol Sue grew up on a farm in Illinois. She took private piano lessons from the time she was 7 until she graduated from Lincoln College, a two-year liberal arts school in Lincoln, IL. Carol worked at St. Francis Hospital and for the state of Illinois and the State’s Attorney. She enjoys camping and enjoyed […] Read More »

Passle Helminski

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Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College […] Read More »

Susan Joy Gustafson

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Teaching yoga, swimming and creating art are my daily outlets. All the Joy flooding my heart is a blessing I did not anticipate. The rainy, temperate Pacific Northwest is my home, but I travel to Hawaii each winter. There, I am inspired by the vibrant climate, colors, textures and patterns. Art became my passion after […] Read More »