Paulette Insall A&M AZ

My paintings are created through intuitive responses while engaged with the work. The process is completely organic and spontaneous. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly emotional and personal, yet at the same time universal. It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar…like memories of a place we feel we have been before, but can’t quite recall all the details of the experience.

My inspiration comes from both my life experiences and the colors and forms found in nature. Living in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Portland, I am surrounded by a never ending wonderland of lush green forests and a bounty of colorful flora. Using color as language, my work is alive with emotion through the movement of the brushwork and the luscious layered colors. Much like memories, each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece.

Though largely self taught over my career, I have studied with Krista Harris, Audrey Phillips, and Charlotte Foust. I am influenced by the work of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Monet, and Van Gogh.

WEEKLY Saturday Art Market – Starting April 17th, 2021 – 10am to 1pm

FREE! Enjoy your Saturday morning under our gorgeous portico with Resident Artists and invited artists from Oro Valley and Tucson. Shop for artistic holiday gifts and handmade items while supporting hardworking artists from the local community. Join us starting Saturday April 17th from 10am to 1pm for this weekly event. This open air market will coincide with the Farmer’s Market next door at Steam Pump Ranch. During your visit, plan to tour our Resident Artists’ studios and the galleries with rotating ongoing exhibits. ***Masks firmly covering nose and mouth + social distancing are required.***

Artists interested in showing and selling, apply with our manager –

No booth fee, no commissions on sales – artists keep their earnings while we build community! Once juried in, you will need to bring your own table set-up and chair each week.


Pam Krebs A&M AZ

Artist Statement:  I paint in both traditional and water mixable oils. My paintings are expressions in “realism / gestural realism”.  I create the illusion of space and depth, rendering the composition and lighting so that my paintings subject appears real, but not photo real. Layers of paint are applied with attention given to color values and temperature to capture the subjects form. The subject texture is modeled utilizing varied brush strokes, thickness of paint and a palette knife. 

My paintings run the gamut from Still Life to Landscape, Floral, and Seascape. I paint what I see directly from life as well as from my own photography references. 

From concept to completion my paintings are a reflection of the beauty that speaks directly to me. 

My Background: With a Bachelors of Fine Art from Bradley University and graduate work at Kellogg School of Business, I spent 30 plus years in Brand Marketing Communications. Over that time I received the Obie Award, Möbius Award, Effie Award, Long international Award and Clio Award, among others. In retirement I have returned to my fine art and enjoy the time I have to devote to my painting. The Arizona desert and mountain landscape is magical and inspiring. It is the perfect place to pick up my brushes! 

To reach me for pricing on original oils or to commission a work, please contact me at My art can also be purchased an an archival print or giclee on stretched canvas. My art can also be viewed at: 

Jennifer Logun A&M1

Jennifer Logun’s paintings weave spatial constructs with rigorous color study. She works in acrylic paint on large canvases using non-traditional tools and techniques. Gouache on paper paintings, color-aid on paper collages and hand-stitched fabric collages serve as studies for and meditations on her larger canvases. Jennifer became interested in the intersection between color and three-dimensional space while pursuing her Masters of Architecture degree. Her graduate thesis explored The Materiality of Process and as an architectural designer she continued to look at projects first and foremost through the lens of color and materials. Jennifer’s most recent pieces further delineate the juxtaposition of surface and volumetric color. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and has taught in both the Interior Design Department and the Foundation Department. Her courses focus on color and design for undergraduate as well as graduate students and are a large influence on her explorations. Jennifer has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades where she also draws inspiration from unconventional conversations with her three children.

Yuno Baswir A&M1

My paintings are abstract. The form of my artwork is the result of my interest in expressing and depicting the dynamics and the tension created by the juxtaposition of things that are opposite, such as:

. one vs. many

. light vs. dark

. cool vs. warm

. ascension vs. descent

. still vs. dynamic

. what is on the right vs. what is on the left

. what is above vs. what is below

. what is in the foreground vs. what is in the background

. what is visible vs. what is invisible

. the feminine quality vs. the masculine quality

I choose specific kind of lines, colors and shapes to emphasize the contrast between opposites.

Through these juxtapositions and the resulted paintings, I hope my artwork communicates to the viewers the values and the feelings we all can recognize.
I also want my paintings to speak about things such as: harmony, growth, hopes, the zeal of life and optimism, the mystery of life, unity, and diversity.

Spending 24 years of my life in Indonesia and 33 years in America greatly influences my work, both visually as well as conceptually.

Personally speaking, painting for me is an act of remembrance of all that I love.

ydb, washington dc, may 9, 2017

March – April 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Local Abstract Artist Showcased in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce our new gallery exhibitions featuring local artist Rae Miller. Rae is a well-established abstract artist whose paintings and monotypes have been shown internationally in galleries and public installations.  Raé’s works are both dynamic and subdued, as her fascination with light is a recurring theme. Having lived in New Mexico, Mexico and now Arizona, Rae’s encaustic and cold wax painting are a reflection on place, imaginative studies in translucence and texture. This show brings a wide range of her works into one space including paintings and monotypes. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday- Sunday or by appointment. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday-Saturday-Sunday or by appointment.

Office Hours
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85373

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last few fill. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a brand new jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space.  A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Press Release March and April, 2021

Spring 2021 in the Gallery

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Hosts
“My Picture Tells a Story” with Neal Schlosburg

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is proud to feature the work of Neal Schlosburg in our first 2021 exhibit. “My Picture Tells a Story” features twenty stories by twenty people – a unique portrait study in human emotions.

“Sharing emotions and troubling stories with family members or close friends is difficult for many people. We are afraid of what another will think of us. Society tells us not to burden another with our troubles.

Instead, many of us internalize them, blow them off when we need to share them, even tell them to an inappropriate person. It affects our moods, our outlook, our day-to-day life, and our relationships. Some swear they will take these feelings and stories to their grave. Unfortunately, some do sooner than later.

People tell me their personal stories and I listen to them without judgement. In telling their stories, I use unique images. My work shows sharing personal, emotional stories can be safe. Yours can be too.”

“My Picture Tells a Story”  with Neal Schlosburg
March 16th through June 26th, 2021

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Visit A&M1 Parklawn with timed tickets to view this very special exhibit. A mask firmly covering nose and mouth, as well as strict social distancing are required at this time for entry into the building. Interested parties can order date and time slot tickets on the artist’s website.

Each slot is limited to six tickets.

Come discover the most welcoming artspace in the area.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 66 resident artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Press Release for Spring 2021 Exhibit

Zita M. Simutis, Affiliate

Zita served as President of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild from May 2009 until June 2011. She is a wet feltmaker, dyer, and embroiderer and you can see her artwork at Fiberworks at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and at the Studio Gallery in Davis WV. Online you can see Zita’s work at, listed under artists. She was a Resident Artist in the Fiber Studio at VisArts Center in Rockville, MD from April 2010 to March 2013, and the Fiber Studio project was juried in by Stacy Sklaver and Judith HeartSong.

She has taken surface design and dyeing classes at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC, The Art League of Alexandria, VA and at Springwater Fiber Workshop in Alexandria with Candace Edgerely. Zita’s felting teachers include Jorie Johnson, Chad Alice Hagen, Lisa Klakulak, Liz Clay, Sharon Costello, Liz Clay, Andrea Graham, Chris White, and Renate-Maile Moskowitz.

Zita primarily focuses on combining felting, dyeing, and embroidery, producing a variety of products, including gorgeous purses, scarves, wall hangings, table runners, and vessels.

Zita’s work has been selected for juried exhibits in the DC area at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art, VisArts, The Creative Craft Council and at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, WV .

Formerly she served the Director of the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and concurrently the Chief Psychologist of the US Army.

Specialties: Felting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Beading

Cognitive Psychology 

Pat Goslee, Affiliate


Anne Sanderoff-Walker A&M1

Smooth silks…

Warm wools…

Color, Color, Color

These are the tools that noted weaver and fiber artist
Anne Sanderoff-Walker uses to create wearable fiber art,
quilted wall hangings, and Judaica Legacy pieces.

Anne chooses the fibers she uses for their color and texture. She focuses on clothing construction using her own hand-woven textiles. The fabrics for her legacy wall hangings are carefully chosen based on each original design.

Choose a completed piece from Anne’s gallery, or commission a custom, one-of-a-kind design to flatter your body, decorate your home, or commemorate a special celebration such as a wedding, commitment ceremony,
anniversary, birth, or religious occasion.

Janet Barnard A&M1

Which path to take is always a dilemma when it comes to fiber art. I have experimented with a myriad of techniques, taken countless workshops, and I am still amazed at the opportunities to learn yet another style, process or method.  At present, I focus on silk dyeing and weaving, creating clothing, accessories and wall art. Many more ideas are hiding in the wings, waiting to be played with.

Heather Van Houten Makeup & Hair A&M AZ

We are Southern Arizona’s On Site Makeup and Hair Artists! Whether you have a wedding, boudoir, engagement shoot or headshot; our artists have your beauty needs covered with a full salon kit ready to tackle any beauty need. We understand how hair and makeup behaves in HD photography, and this is highly important if you are working with a professional photographer.  We take our art and your booking seriously. Our artists and office staff will be on your side to create your look, your story, and vision. You will also have the peace of mind knowing that the office staff will keep your booking on time and organized from day 1. 




Suzanne Farr A&M AZ

I started serious coloring as a child – staying within the lines using all of my crayon colors.  In High School, I used all of my elective periods to sign up for Art Class which is where I started painting.

My Art Teacher, Mrs. Mary Haven was a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art.  Mrs. Haven was my mentor and arranged for me to be honored with two 6 weeks scholarships  both my Junior and Senior years and I travelled to Boston on Saturdays to experience this wonderful opportunity.  When I graduated from high school I was accepted at MassArt but my father made a job change that required us to move out of State.  MassArt did not have any housing or dormitories, so I had to drop out.

I transferred to a Business College and pursued a career in Business Administration and Information Technology.  However, always long to pick up a palette knife or brush.

I took classes during my work career when time and work travel permitted.  I retired in 2018 and finally was the able to devote some serious time and resumed painting.

My primary purpose is to savor the comfort and relaxation that I experience at the canvas.  I want to continue learning technique and color and hope to be painting for the foreseeable future.  I share most of my works with family and friends but am looking forward to the opportunity to display to the public and my fellow artists.

Natalie Crammer Photography A&M AZ

Hi, I’m Natalie.

Welcome to NCP! My name is Natalie and I am utterly excited that you have considered me as your story teller.

I am a published and featured portrait photographer located in sunny Oro Valley, AZ. Raised my whole life as a military brat, I was able to adapt everywhere the military would take us. Now, as an adult, the military has brought us to the west coast. I’m happy to be serving the Tucson/Oro Valley/Vail areas.

Ever since I was little I loved the Arts. Music and dance were and still are a huge part of who I am and how I live my life. I knew truly in my heart that the Arts would fulfill my life one way or another. With 12+ years of experience behind me I am finally embarking my biggest dream of owning my own studio/storefront. I honestly and truly love what I do. I am back to what I know and love best, photography.

Natalie Crammer Photography

Courtney Kelly A&M AZ

I’ve recently hit a major turning point in my work for the future. It really stregthens my artistic persona and makes my work more recognizable and unique. It just screams “This is Courtney Kelly!” “This is a glimpse, a snapshot of this whole world that lives inside my head.” I am an Artist and I realize I never could have been anything but this.

I am a proud member of Etsy for Animals (EFA): Artists Helping Animals
And the etsy Doxie Lovers team

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where I currently live and paint. Though I have lived my whole life in the Southwest my artwork does not reflect that style, rather it is a modern yet whimsical collection of the creatures both real and imagined that inspire me!

I am currently a Resident Artist of the Silver Sea in Tucson on 4th avenue. My artwork is also featured at Dirty Dawgs, Avalon, and Sunset Interiors I’ve had showing in Tucson, Bisbee and most recently San Diego. You can also view it on my websites and facebook/courtsart.

I feel that God has given me an amazing talent to be able to create the Artwork that I love so much and try to give back through support of several charitable organizations such as Southern Arizona Aids Foundation, Greyhound Rescue, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Hope Animal Shelter, and Singles Serving Orphans.

Danuta Jakubowski A&M AZ

My paintings make great gifts as well and I will do custom portraits in my style of beloved pets, mascots or just any animals that tickle you. Our animals touch us in so many ways. I try to capture their personality with vivid colors and fun poses and charming expressions. My goal is to bring joy to your home or office with personable canvases and the promise of a smile.

Susan Swanson A&M AZ

I have been painting since I was 8 years old.  I loved the different mediums and experimenting with different styles.  I was interested as a young girl going to museums and seeing the work of other artists. 

As I grew up I knew several friends who were very creative but then had accidents that left them with brain damage.  When I was in college I heard of a new field called Art Therapy.  I moved to Cambridge Mass. And started a master’s program in the field where I learned to work with children and adults with mental challenges.

I have had a career in Expressive Arts Therapy for over 40 years all the while painting on my own and having exhibits.  I work in acrylic on canvas, watercolor on paper and make fine art cards.  My work is Southwestern, abstract, and impressionistic.

Jamie Downs, Affiliate

Jamie Downs has been painting for over forty years.  For most of the time, her work has been a non-objective Jungian search of the collective unconscious; but 15 years ago it took an unexpected turn.  Very large close-up images of flowers became a part of the mixed media paintings, and that began a new direction and inspired some new work for this artist who works in series.

As a very young child Jamie was obsessed with birds – playing bird and drawing birds.  What would thirty plus years of abstract expressionist style work do to her paintings of birds?  That exploration would become a fun adventure which would expand to animals as well.

Like most artists, Jamie has had other day jobs throughout her life.  Her work as a newspaper photographer, graphic designer and web designer, arts administrator, curator, gallery operator… has provided skill sets that have become a part of her creative process.  The inspiration for several of her birds and animals comes from scanned black and white negatives from her time as a photojournalist.  Other paintings are derived from her huge collection of photographs from family trips to zoos across the US or vacations in Central America.

Her process often begins as digital and is rarely shown at that stage.  The final work on canvas or Mylar is several steps removed from this initial digital creation.  Her mixed media paintings reflect her love of materials and techniques.  Beginning with watercolor, colored pencil, water based crayon and markers, she progresses through acrylics and inks to Sennelier oil pastels and sometimes oils, using numerous mediums, metallics, glazes, pigments…producing multiple, though subtle, textures.   Layers of the process are often preserved, color field style, on the edges of the painting or in line elements.  Her colors are pure, bright and bold.

Her current series is birds and animals representing each letter of the alphabet.

Jamie’s studio is in Silver Spring, MD and is open by appointment.  She has shown through galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is widely represented on-line.

Laura Stafford, Affiliate AZ

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona so a lot of my jewelry designs reflect the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.  I have been designing jewelry for over a decade and have been featured on the cover of several beading magazines over the years. 

For me designing jewelry is a labor of love—you just know when it all comes together.  The greatest joy is to hear a customer say “I just have to have this, it was made for me”.

My second passion is photography.  I specialize in photographing birds, animals and cactus blooms.  One of my greatest accomplishments was to have my image of a Pyrrhuloxia featured on the cover of the National Audubon Magazine.



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