There are 9 images in this gallerySun, 03/13/2011 - 7:20am
The beauty of Mother Nature’s food factories has always intrigued me; now I have preserved them in cement and sand for everlasting observance, even throughout the winter months. I love the rustic, rough, deep-veined and textured leaves rather than those with smooth surfaces. I prefer using natural pigments in a range of greens and browns to vibrant autumn colors; although most any other color combinations are available upon request.
After researching the vast range of creative uses of concrete, I expanded my artistic endeavors to my love of spheres and fountains....and yet further by indulging my interest and participating in a Ferrocement Faux Bois workshop which honed my concrete knowledge and skills thus adding immeasurably to the possibilities of future creations. Like my mentor Sherri Warner-Hunter says:'Make your Dreams Concrete!!'
There are 10 images in this galleryFri, 12/09/2011 - 11:46am
Carrie P. Penny
727 E. 2nd Street
Lawton MI 49065
Carrie Penny’s love for art first began during childhood when her mother would entertain her by drawing the ‘Dagwood and Blondie’ comic strip. Drawing and designing were only hobbies for a time until she became interested in oil painting. She now primarily paints with acrylic and watercolors and has won many ‘First Place’, ‘Best of Show’ and ‘Honorable Mentions’. Word has it, she lines the back wall of a closet with such awards.
Carrie resides in Lawton, Michigan during the summer and Cudjoe Key, Florida during the winter. She has a wide range of interest and activities in her life including avidly playing tennis and touring the country on her own motorcycle.
Self-taught but attending many workshops as possible. Her instructors have included Miles Batts, Don Andrew, Carlton Plummer, Joe Fettinger, Ken Hosner and Skip Lawrence.
Carrie has been, or is, a member of numerous artist associations and galleries including Lower Keys Artist Network, Florida Keys Art Guild, Key West Art and Historical Society, Southern Michigan Watercolor Society, Artists in Paradise Gallery and Southwest Michigan Artists’ Association
There are 8 images in this galleryFri, 08/19/2011 - 6:10am
Wild Cherry Tree Designs
I’ve been an artist all of my life. Along the way I became interested in sculpture and pottery.
In 2002 I began experimenting with paper mache’ and reinventing the medium. I start with paper (I use old phone books), white glue, flour and water. Then I build on that structure with CelluClay.
My pieces have the look of clay pottery or carved wood. I might add branches, rope, stones or a variety of other materials. I finish with acrylic paint and sealers. I make one of each design.
I belong to the Southwest Michigan Art Association in Paw Paw, MI.
I have been juried into several area shows. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, the Three Rivers Carnegie for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI and the Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.
There are 6 images in this galleryThu, 12/22/2011 - 5:08am
I use .999 Fine Silver and Bronze Metal Clays to make my one of kind unique jewelry creations.
I've been creating art since I can remember. I must have been no more than 3 years old when I created my first "Picasso" on my parents freshly painted basement floor. I spent hours with a can of Ajax, at my mothers request, removing that masterpiece!
Through the years I dabbled in more acceptable forms of art: painting, quilting arts, rubber-stamping, pottery and photography just to name a few. After raising my children I finally became serious about my art and took numerous classes and found jewelry making the most satisfying form of art I had encountered.
I took my first Precious Metal Clay (PMC) class over 8 years ago and I instantly fell in love with this incredible product. I was hooked! I continually work at learning the newest techniques that are available and have studied and learned from some of the best metal artists I know including: Celie Fago, Linda Kaye Moses, CeCe Wire and J. Fred Woel. I truly believe my desire to continually learn and experiment with new techniques is what sets my jewelry apart from the ordinary.
I often incorporate fused or dichroic glass and gemstones into my silver and bronze jewelry designs for a distinctive look. Each piece is then transformed into a variety of jewelry items such as necklaces, pendants, pins, earrings, watches or rings and finished to capture the spirit of the focal design. Many of my pieces incorporate different finishing touches such as: beading, assorted sterling silver chains and kumihino braided cords that I have made from assorted hand dyed silks or Greek leather cording. My jewelry is hand-crafted with care to last for years of normal wear.
I received my PMC Certification through PMC Connection in 2005 and I am a Precious Metal Clay Guild Member and a member of the Art Clay Society.
I have been providing instruction to students on using metal clay since September 2005 in both private and public classes and teach PMC classes locally at Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers Michigan and other locations within the Michiana area.
Several of my jewelry pieces have been accepted into the Regional Fine Arts Exhibit in Three Rivers over the past few years.
Creating wearable art jewelry made with PMC gratifies my creative spirit like nothing else I have done.
There are 7 images in this galleryThu, 03/03/2011 - 12:06pm
A collection of oil and watercolor paintings.
There are 6 images in this gallerySat, 04/02/2011 - 6:43am
I am excited to be one of the many talented artists in my family, born in Toledo, Ohio. I am a commissioned Portrait Artist and many of my portraits have been accepted in juried shows and showcased in Galleries. Portraits are drawn in Charcoal and Pastels from a photograph which I prefer to take myself to capture the best lightning.
I provide creative, reliable, and timely service with professionalism and care. Please take a look around at PortraitsToRemindYou.com to see examples of distinctive style and let me know if you are interested in commissioned work or purchasing my work.
There are 13 images in this galleryThu, 12/15/2011 - 7:11am
Judy Ferguson has been drawing since she was twelve. She started painting in college, but did not get an art degree. She has had the privilege of taking 6 classes at Kendall College of Art and Design; several workshops; and classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts.
It has always been her desire to master the human face and capture the emotions displayed. Children and old people are her favorites, but she will consider any commissioned request. Her favorite mediums are ink and watercolor, but has also done some oils.
There are 6 images in this gallerySun, 04/03/2011 - 4:08am
There are 2 images in this galleryThu, 05/05/2011 - 6:29am
There are 20 images in this galleryThu, 10/06/2011 - 5:44am
Pat Miller Coy - Equine, Nature and Landscape Art
Pat’s artistic career had paralleled her interest in preserving personal memories and impressions of nature’s beauty. Much of her art represents settings that have had an effect in her life, including scenery and wildlife from around the country.
Her personal interest in equine art began at the age of 7. She won a scholarship in high school at a local contest and continued to paint as a hobby until 1991. Pat has entered national and state competitions with a strong history of success.
Ms. Coy currently offers a collection of over 300 paintings and drawings many of which belong to private collections in the US and Europe.
Each subject is studied then the feel of the piece sets the process of the medium that will be used to complete painting or drawing. Pat has a wide variety of materials she uses; oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels.
Pat’s subjects include those from state parks and forests, harness racing, fairs, animals and consignments from clients.
Arts and Educational Background:
Paw Paw High School Art - 4 years
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Design and Drawing
Oil and watercolor classes - Kalamazoo Institute of Art
Private workshops: Nita Engle and Rod Lawrence
Competitions, Exhibits and Displays:
1968 - High School Competition
1991 thru 2011 - Regular Art Association Exhibitor at Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival
4 time winner of Peoples Choice Award
1992 - Kalamazoo Institute of Art Area Show
1992 - Van Buren County Scenes Exhibit
1993 - Michigan Fine Art Competition
1994 - Top 30 in Michigan Duck Stamp competition
1991, 1995, 2005, 2006 - Harness Tracks of America Competition Best Painting Award
1992 thru 2010 - Michigan Harness Horseman Association Art Show and Auction
1991 thru 2010 Michigan Education Association Art Exhibit, 2 time Jurors Choice Award
2011 and on Southwest Michigan Artists’ Association Gallery and Exhibits Regular Exhibitor
There are 2 images in this galleryWed, 03/23/2011 - 6:03am
There are 14 images in this galleryThu, 03/03/2011 - 10:12am
A collection of oils from artist Paul DeRyke.
There are 14 images in this galleryThu, 04/14/2011 - 7:05am
There are 11 images in this gallerySat, 03/19/2011 - 8:27am