Dolan Geiman is now my new favorite artist. His constructions are so simple yet soo refined. I love his use of recycled materials and fun spirit. Once originaly from Virginia, he now lives in Chicago, no wonder I love his style: country with modern appeal. Most of his work is made from recycled wood, paper, and paint. I love the way he used old paint sticks in his circular piece.
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.
Kareena Zerefos's work is so beautiful. I love the empty spaces and areas of minimal rendering. Really like the light use of watercolor allowing the pencil and drawing to show through
Love, love, love, Kelsey Brookes! His work is so fun but serious at the same time. I guess that's what happens when you worked as a biochemist. Straight from his bio: Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system that "refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry because, “I thought I was going to be there for a few months to make some money and get out of there. Four years later I was left wondering if I had become what I always despised – the funny guy at the water cooler, except not so funny. I was the confused, not so funny guy at the water cooler.” Science’s loss is art’s gain
I was lucky enough to be part of a workshop by Connie Noyes held at Hampshire High School with 60 students and 6 other art teachers. She was very inspiring to allow High School students the chance to work freely using music as inspiration. I of course always paint to music but never as an intentional influence. I think this should be made more of a focus in my teachings, considering the number of students who can not go a moment with out thier headphones on. I will have to post pictures of my students work at a later time.
But you must go to Connie's website to view her work and ideas relating to man and the world around us. Very Chicago!!
I highly recommend going to this link to read her interview with Brian Sherwin who questions Connie on her working methods, her relationships with galleries, and what makes her an artist working abstractly.
Alot of her work is done with resin, and other recydled materials; I personally love the one above whose other main element is beeswax.
Sage Vaughn is an artist I came across in a shoe campaign for Vans shoes. Such beautiful work. However with this artist, I think I acutally like his images of children better than the birds. I love how the art is beautiful to look at, but has a message of distruction, mess, and the innocent.
Faryn Davis is a fantastic artist whose sculptures are great and has wonderful resin works, but of corse I like her resin paintings the best
Natalia Fabia has such beautiful paintings, ran across her work a few years ago, and still love them.
August Bradley is a photographer I came across who's work reminds me of painitngs. They are full of texture and patterns, silhouetting his beautiful sitters.
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.