Ann E. Coulter has beautiful large pastel drawings. These pieces are about 32"X32" and larger! They make me want to start painting and drawing from photos again. Nature too, my favorite. Her work is so delicate but yet I feel empowered looking at them.
I love Lauren Gallasy's work. Love the detail, the glazing, her abstract sprawls of linework, drippings, and use of space. They all remind me of some dreamlike, tv, Thanksgiving dinner for some reason. And she also has a Weebly site, I am not the only one.
I came across artist Kelly Garrett Rathbone whose work really caught my attention because of the amount of detail, the mixed medias, and her content. She had a religious upbringing, so her work revolves around this subject, which is something I have always been interested in. She was doing a residency at Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, which is also something I have always wanted to do. And yes she is the sister to Jackson Rathbone.
I think artist Shibakouen Hamutaro just inspired me to look for new subject matter in my photos. I've always liked abandoned sites as subject, but why not abandoned everything else, like amusement parks! Here is a link to a site in English that talks about artist Shibakouen Hamutaro and the Japanese beliefe of the life cycle. Very well put by the creators of websiteKrin Big In Japan:
" Locating an eerie beauty in these deserted locations is the ongoing photographic documentation of Shibakouen Hamutaro. There’s something very Japanese in this ability to appreciate the aesthetic of transience and the process of decay. In Leonard Koren’s book Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers he explains how the notion of completion has no basis in the traditional Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic because all things are either evolving from or devolving to
A beauty of things imperfect, irregular, impermanent, rustic, incomplete and ambiguous, wabi-sabi is a distinctly Japanese worldview that shows the vulnerability of material things and is in contrast to the Greek ideals of decadence, monumental beauty and perfection that have informed aesthetic values in the West."
Kathleen Frances is an artist I fell upon looking for Alice in Wonderland costumes. That's right she sews, but you'd never guess looking at all her photos. Not only does her site give away dresses or clothing all the time, she offers patterns and simply beautiful photography. I am already a fan.
I was introduced to Carie Ann Wayman through a student of mine at Hampshire. She happened to meet her through Flicker, and surprise she lives in the area. She has a great Flicker site you have to go to. Her photos are beautiful and definately my style. Love all her abandoned areas and mess. I actually know several of these places she has photographed which are of course no longer existing.
Author: Kelly Egger
I am not only an artist but also a teacher, so I spend a lot of time looking for cool artists. So I started this site to share my findings with others like me.