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 pamkrebs4481@gmail.com. My art can also be purchased an an archival print or giclee on stretched canvas. My art can also be viewed at:

www.instagram.com/pamkrebsart 

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. 

Website: www.hvhartists.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/hvhfaces

Email: hvhfaces@live.com

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

A MORE PERSONAL VIEW:
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 efaartistshelpinganimals.org
And the etsy Doxie Lovers team www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6203776&page=13

OFFICIAL BIO:
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 www.courtsart.comwww.greyhoundsart.com 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.  

Swansonartgallery.com

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.

Contact:  tucsonmountainjewelry@msn.com

Website: www.LStaffordphotos.com

Britten Leigh Photography A&M AZ

Britten Leigh specializes in creative and high quality portraits, weddings and fine art. 

Britten Leigh (Illinois, 1980) is a photographer, performer, and educator. Britten is a graduate of Bennington College (BA) and Illinois State University (MFA- Photography). Her work has been shown, published and collected throughout the United States.

Britten has taught courses in Photography and Performance Art at Illinois State University, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Illinois Central College and Millikin University.

Her book FLATLAND, a collaboration with author Teague Bohlen can be purchased at www.bronzemanbooks.com

Contact: brittent.az@gmail.com

Britten Leigh Photography

Michael B. Mason A&M AZ

My work is largely informed by my many years of wilderness exploration and wandering through the open spaces of the western United States. I have loved the outdoors since I was a child, always fascinated by the natural environment, and eager to see what could be found beyond the immediate horizon.

Memories from my time outdoors often provide a starting point for my work. Through the addition of “what if” ideation, i attempt to reinterpret an element of the landscape or an environmental system, giving it prominence and new meaning. 

This approach to art making appeals to me because it provides an opportunity to coalesce the beauty of the natural world with that which can only be imagined, satisfying a need to create an alternate view beyond what is immediately apparent.

Michael B. Mason

Prancing Llama Emporium A&M AZ

It all started with a culture of artisan work brought down by generations. My fondest memories are of my family working with their hands as knitters, dressmakers, leatherworkers, bakers, cheesemongers and moonshiners. These humble beginnings gave me the foundation to provide high quality, beautiful items with a culture of service. We welcome you to a unique blend of carefully curated products that encourage and enhance your atmosphere.  

Our waxes, butters and oils are sourced from locations that are sustainably conscious. Specifically our candle wax blends and fragrance oils are vegan, gluten free, toxin free, paraben free, and phthalate free.  Prancing Llama Emporium Candles are hand-poured in small batches and slowly cured. Our Coconut Soy blend and Coconut Apricot candle wax is long lasting and burns clean with minimum smoking and sooting. 

Prancing Llama Emporium candle vessels are statement pieces that can be repurposed throughout your home. We guarantee product satisfaction and value feedback!

Our crystal and mineral collection is locally curated from the World’s Largest Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona. We deal directly with international vendors to bring you the highest quality.

We also partner with Studio Oh! Gift & Stationary to bring you limited edition accessories. 

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or contact us directly at info@prancingllamaemporium.com.

Prancing Llama Emporium

Emely McConkey A&M AZ

Born and raised until the age of six in Matanzas, Cuba, I recall magical moments of sunlight filtering through leafy canopies, and interesting shadows dancing on glowing building facades. The bright, early morning white light of the tropics sifting through brilliant jewel tones of dense foliage and flowers are images carried in my mind forever! Looking back it seems even then my childhood art involved light and nature. These have resonated deep in my spirit since I can remember.

This early bond I developed with the land has been the main inspiration in life for me. After high school I set aside art to complete a MS in Horticulture and Landscape Design and worked in these professions for over 25 years. This was a perfect pairing of creativity with a love of nature.

I began to paint in 1996 with watercolor, then pastels and eventually migrated to oils. Still now, what beckons me to paint is nature and how the light can transform the ordinary into a scene of exquisite beauty. Whichever I choose- landscape, animals or buildings- need to be gilded by light, and that along with the early memories of color from Cuba come into play in creating my work.

Societies: Juried member Pastel Society of America, Sonoran Plein Air Painters Society, Tucson Pastel Society, Artist member American Impressionists Society

Amy Soldin – AR Jewelry Studio A&M AZ

Who Am I
Amy Rose, Designer of Beautiful Art Jewelry

My interest in creative design started at an early age with stitching, embroidery, and creating loop rugs with my own patterns to display. Sketching with charcoal and pastels was also a big part of my life. Not realizing it then, creating art with my hands would be my passion. Prior to becoming a jewelry artist, I worked in the technology field designing microchips. The intricate structures, restrictive spacing rules, and precise processes used to fabricate the patterns of a circuit on silicon enticed me to apply these skills in a more hands-on way to benefit me personally. The strong desire to express myself creatively was visible through my love of drawing and creating art with my hands. In discovering the art of metalsmithing, defined as the art of forming and fabricating metal into jewelry, that was the turning point and I was hooked!

The movement of metal under the process of forging gives it texture as it evolves which is very satisfying to me; as is researching and educating myself on various stones, examining their shapes and colors, then creating an original design that best compliments that stone. Working with texture is enjoyable and rewarding.  The rhythm, movement, and harmony are everywhere and bring a uniqueness beauty to my jewelry designs.  The handmade process is intriguing, and often what I draw on paper never looks like the finished piece.  It’s a mind-boggling mystery at times.  Each unique piece is distinctively styled and handcrafted by me.  When the recipient of my art jewelry wears their piece, I take pride in knowing they find meaning in that piece.  Some of my designs have stories that have inspired me based on an event or a place visited that I may have shared with someone. 

                                        My joy now is in sharing my art jewelry with you.

AR Jewelry Studio

Martha Parrish Bush A&M AZ

While trained as a painter, I don’t hold to a single medium and have strutted around in sculpture and installation work that incorporated sound and invited physical interaction between viewer and work. My paintings also use many printmaking techniques and much layering, even off of the primary surface out into space using transparencies. I find the idea or concept will call for a certain voice that holds texture, weight and space and even loudness/volume; so my work swings from painting to sculpture with various stops in between.

Some of the themes I have worked with are: where is My voice / volume / what to say; becoming which grew out of becoming pregnant and having my son; personal traits that are physical / mental that are passed on genetically, manipulated, or even transformed with time. In the past decade I delved into yoga, breath work, meditation and prayer. This spiritual practice melded into my studio work and I sought ways to integrate what was coming of the practice; this launched a process of seeking a language or physical notation for breath.

marthaparrishbush.com

Kristine Brockel A&M AZ

Artist Statement

I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember… From painting rocks as a child, throwing pots in high school, to learning about “paints” in my professional years, one way or another, I’ve kept the “creative” in my life.

I spent 25 plus years owning my own painting company specializing in color consultations and interior paint jobs. I learned about colors… I learned about paints… I learned about techniques!

In my 40’s I decided I didn’t want to retire on a ladder, so I took my art, painting experiences, and technical skills to college and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. I had an amazing career in the design field, and it fueled my artistic fire to want to start creating my art again. I’ve noticed that my work has come full circle, encompassing all of my experiences.

I work hard to develop paintings and pots that speak to me and to others about colors and textures. As I build the layers, the work takes on a life of its own.

I’m ready!

Juried Show Exhibition

                                             

Rose O’Donnell, Affiliate AZ

I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Practice of Art then spent 30 years teaching art and music at all grade levels from pre-school to college. I worked at various private art galleries in the Sacramento, CA area, started a cooperative gallery with a group of friends and served as Gallery Director of the Ridley Gallery at Sierra College in Northern California from 1996 – 2002.

My traditional watercolors were exhibited widely in the Sacramento, CA area. However, after the death of my father in 1999, my work became much more introspective reflecting on memory and loss.  My mixed media work and prints allow me to express those feelings. I studied printmaking at Discover Graphics in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.  I joined the Art League in Alexandria, VA in 2005 and was Director of the Art League Gallery for ten years. After retiring in 2018 I moved to Sedona, AZ where I am an exhibiting member of the Sedona Arts Center. My work has been shown at the World Bank in Washington, DC, Mattawoman Art Center, Maryland, Ellipse Gallery in Arlington, VA, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, Washington Printmakers and the Sedona Arts Center. My mixed media work titled, Rosalie, is currently part of a traveling exhibit titled One House.  http://www.artwatchdc.com/one-house 

RosalieODonnell.com

Novie Trump, Affiliate AZ

I am interested in work that explores the unknown, both literal and figurative. Secrets are an integral part of my work: the unopened box, the unbroken egg, the lost ritual, the illegible word, the empty cocoon.

Novie Trump is an Arizona based sculptor and installation artist working in ceramic, mixed media and sound. Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the US and Europe and has been featured in numerous publications. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded numerous grants and commissions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. In 2013, Novie Trump was selected as a Fulbright Candidate by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.

Formerly the Executive Director of Lee Arts Center in Arlington, VA, Novie Trump currently curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the US. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations, most recently as the Chair of the Distinguished Artist Series on the James Renwick Alliance Board, a non-profit support organization for the Smithsonian Renwick Museum. Trump is also an educator who teaches workshops in ceramics and professional development.

Novie Trump is the founder and director of Flux Studios, a contemporary arts space formerly of Washington, DC and currently based in Jerome, AZ.

NovieTrump.com
Novie@NovieTrump.com

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