Digital Expressions Contributing Artists

 

Gale Blair is a mixed-media artist with a particular passion for digital art and photography. She owns her own little bit of the Internet called PaperWhimsy, an online shoppe that markets her print and digital collage designs as well as other sundry treats for mixed-media artists. Gale lives in her little “Hummingbird House” in Fishers, Indiana with her husband, son and her trusty computers. You can email Gale at hello@paperwhimsy.com and visit her shoppe at www.paperwhimsy.com

 

Chris Brown is a designer, photographer and publisher. He serves as editor-in-chief/creative director for the style/design/music magazine Refueled. He also runs the highly successful fashion blog Fuzz and the surf/skate blog Choka. With over 25 years experience in the areas of advertising, marketing, identity, branding and typography, Brown inspires and creates award-winning graphics that speak to his clients.

Contact: chrisbrownrefueled@gmail.com

Refueled Magazine: www.refueledmagazine.com

Refueled blog: www.refueledmag.blogspot.com

Fuzz: www.fuzzfashion.blogspot.com

Choka: www.chokasurfskatesnow.blogspot.com

  

Shona Cole, author of the book The Artistic Mother – A Practical Guide For Fitting Creativity into Your Life, is a mixed-media artist and photographer using her camera, paint, papers and poetic words to capture her vision of life and family. She is living an artful life in Texas with her husband and five children. You can learn more about her book and artwork at http://www.shonastudio.blogspot.com

 

Sonya Cullimore is a self-taught photographer and mixed-media assemblage artist who resides in the beautiful country of New Zealand. Sonya’s photographic work is about observation, perceiving beauty in the ordinary, taking those fragments of time and transforming them into thought-provoking images. Through her observations and using the camera as her voice, Sonya is able to capture the essence of the world that surrounds her. Contact her at azirca@gmail.com  and visit her blog at speakwithoutmyvoice.blogspot.com

   

Penelope Dullaghan is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist who started her freelance career after a five-year stint as an art director. She chronicles her artistic development at her website, penelopeillustration.com. She also heads up and contributes to a weekly creative outlet and participatory art exhibit: Illustration Friday (illustrationfriday.com). Penelope’s clients include Target, United Airlines, New York Times, LA Times Book Review, SF Chronicle, and Oprah Magazine.

 

Tiffini Elektra X is a graphic and mixed-media artist. She sits in her art studio and tries to make things that look pretty. “I want to make things look pretty for the rest of my life. I love collecting old books, vintage scraps, worn things and working them into my art. When I am not doing that I am playing video games and hanging out with my boyfriend Eric and my cat Aiko.” Tiffini’s artwork can be found in many publications, books, boutiques, galleries and corporate and private collections around the world. Contact her at tartx@tartx.com and visit her work at http://www.tartx.com

 

Sarah Fishburn is internationally recognized for her unexpected yet elegant juxtapositions of images, spray paint, transparencies, and words. Sarah’s mixed-media narrative has been featured in art and scrapbooking magazines, and also in a shelf full of books, including her own two: In This House — A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques and In This Garden — Explorations in Mixed-Media Visual Narrative. She is co-publisher and editor of Pasticcio Quartz, a stunning new multi-faceted art publication. Sarah lives, teaches, and makes virtual messes in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. www.sarahfishburn.com, sarah@sarahfishburn.com

 

Sheri Gaynor, artist, author, Feisty Female™ and facilitator of women’s dreams, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and professional Life Coach. She has dedicated her life to helping other women find their authentic selves and reach for their deepest dreams through the company she founded, Feisty Females Coaching and Consulting. Sheri is the author of Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art, published by North Light Books, and has written for the Miami Herald, Aspen Times and Somerset Digital Studio. Visit her blog at http://sherigaynor.typepad.com/livingourdreams

 

Susanna Gordon is an artist and photographer living in New Jersey. She studied photography at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Canada and the United States and has been published in several books and magazines, including Artful Blogging, Belle Armoire, India Se, Somerset Life, Somerset Studio, and Where Women Create. Visit her blog at http://www.susannassketchbook.typepad.com

 

Christy Hydeck is a mixed-media artist whose work is internationally collected. Her quirky, one-of-a-kind art has been featured in calendars, books, galleries, and advertisements, as well as being published in both print and digital magazines. Whether it’s through writing, art, or photography, her goal is to create something each and every day. In addition to creating her own work, she also shares her passion by teaching workshops and leading online communities. Considered an outsider artist, Christy lives with Bipolar Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome. It is her belief that everyone has an artist within and her mission is to inspire others and help them find and express their own creative selves. You can view more of Christy’s work at http://chrysti.squarespace.com/always-chrysti/

 

Susan McKivergan is a freelance digital artist with a background in traditional art. She attended St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida, obtaining two years towards her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. She is self-taught in the digital medium and continues to expand her knowledge and talents of new digital programs and techniques on a regular basis. Susan is available for both personal and commercial commissions, as well as image licensing. Visit her at www.thedigitalmuse.net

Peggi Meyer Graminski is a digital and mixed-media artist currently residing in Glen Carbon, Illinois. She is a self-taught artist who loves to immerse herself in working with color combinations, textures, layers, and patterns found in nature. Creating something that will hopefully draw the viewer into the piece, making him or her want to study it, ask questions, and discover something that speaks to the soul is what she attempts to do through her art. Please visit her on the Internet at Mixed-Media and Digital Collage www.desertphotography.blogspot.com  or contact her through Email:  peggi_meyer_graminski@yahoo.com

Marie Otero is a self-taught, mixed-media artist and graphic designer. As a transplanted Australian living in New York, she spends part of the year creating in her studio on Long Island, and the rest of the year Down Under, enjoying the sunshine and beach life while working on her art. Marie is the owner of a small boutique rubber stamp company called Lost Aussie Designs. Her work is on permanent display in several international galleries as well as private collections, and she has also been featured in a number of mixed-media art magazines and special publications including Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Somerset Studio. View more of Marie’s work on her website www.lostaussie.com and her daily meanderings at her blog www.lostaussie.typepad.com

 

Izabella Pierce is a self-taught, outsider/mixed-media/collage artist. She lives in Las Vegas and works her magic in an art studio she calls “the dungeon” (a wine cellar converted to a work space). She was recently introduced to Photoshop, which she madly adores because of the endless possibilities it provides for her work, allowing her to alter her existing work digitally. Izabella has been published in several mixed-media publications including Altered Art Circus by Lisa Kettle and Exhibition 36 by Susan Tuttle. She established the NING art group called Creative Souls, a diverse array of creative people sharing their passion for the arts (www.creativesouls.ning.com). Visit her blog at www.izabella.typepad.com

Pilar Isabel Pollock is an artist and writer who resides in Southern California. As an artist, Pilar explores the world of mixed media through her use of different art forms, often merging two or more mediums in a single piece to create a delicious fusion of texture and depth. As a writer, her work examines the psychological and spiritual elements of the artistic process. Pilar can be reached at: pilarisa321@cox.net or visit her blog, Pipnotes, at http://www.pipnotes.typepad.com

Mikel Robinson is a self-trained North Carolina artist whose work centers on the use of Adobe Photoshop and turn-of-the century photography. Influenced by the Outsider Art movement, Robinson’s work is often very abstract in nature and hard to classify.  Visually, his art has the nostalgic qualities of days past, combined with the attempt to directly connect with viewers’ emotions. Thematically, his art discusses deeper universal aspects of human existence such as love, longing, and human mortality. View Mikel’s art at www.mikelrobinson.com  and stop by his blog at www.candlesandghosts.wordpress.com

Richard Salley has recently retired from teaching in public schools to devote more time to his art and teaching workshops around the country. He considers himself not so much a jeweler or an artist, but rather, a ‘maker of stuff.’ His interests include digital art, mixed-media collage/assemblage, sculpture and jewelry-making. His work has recently been featured in Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book Making Connections and in Exhibition 36 by Susan Tuttle. View recent work at www.rsalley.com

Michelle Shefveland is the author of Scrapbooking the Digital Way (Corel/Jasc) and owner of CottageArts.net, a digital scrapbooking resource company. She is a writer, photographer and designer with a passion to inspire and teach others the exciting possibilities of creating art with the aid of digital tools. She and her husband, Kris, reside in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, with their three kids and four-legged pal. Michelle can be contacted at michelle@cottagearts.net

Kelly Sheridan is currently an MFA candidate in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and she holds a BFA Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Playing video games with a friend inspired her to try her hand at digital art in the late 1990’s and subsequently return to college to continue her arts education. Her paintings, digital, and video work have been exhibited nationally and have garnered numerous awards. She has recently digitized the collection for the Frye Art Museum in Seattle where she resides.

Julia van der Werf lives in the Netherlands. She has been married for 27 years and is mother to both a son and a daughter. She loves to create digital collages and designs digital collage sheets which she sells in her Etsy shop ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/cemerony ). To see more of her work you can visit her blog  www.juliavanderwerf.blogspot.com

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