Posts tagged Dallas Anderson
November's Featured Artist!

Welcome to November’s Featured Artist! Meet Travis Usher, a local artist in Joshua Tree, California. Let’s learn about his creative background!

Welcome, Travis, tell us about yourself, when did you start creating?

I try to paint what I see the best I can. I think like most people I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. Some of us become more obsessed with it than other’s but I drew on everything and luckily my parents encouraged it. I just recently saw one of my first signed finished pastel chalk painting that I can remember at my mom’s house, I was nine at the time. I started painting with acrylics a couple years later and finally found oil paint shortly after high school and fell in love with the process.

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October's Featured Artist!

Welcome to October’s Featured Artist! Meet Hali, the artist behind Bone Thoughts. She creates a lot of horror movie inspired art, perfect for Halloween season (who else is ready for Halloween?! I know I am!). Let’s learn more about her creative journey.

Welcome, Hali, so tell us about yourself and your artistic style?

I think art is one of the most important things in existence. I spend a little bit of every day reading poetry and looking at artwork. I majored in psychology during undergrad and minored in art. I got my master’s in art therapy in 2015. When I’m not painting, I’m probably reading or watching a horror movie.

I would describe my style as vibrant, messy, moody, and fun.

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September's Featured Artist!

Hello and welcome to September’s Featured Artist! Meet Megan, the artist behind MM Fine Art. She is a professional graphite artist and specializes in Pet Portraits! Let’s learn more about her creative journey.

Welcome, Megan, so tell us about yourself?

I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I have always loved working with graphite ever since I was little. I’ve tried to draw as realistically as possible, and I would love to advance to hyper-realism one day. I’ve never had any formal training, so I’m completely self taught and have learned everything I know from trial and error. I currently specialize in pet portraits because I love the relationships people have with their pets. The love that an owner and pet share is very unique but also so strong, and I love to immortalize people’s pets (and my own) through my art.

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August's Featured Artist!

Hello and welcome to August’s Featured Artist! Meet John Lauria, an artist who loves photographing precious family moments and land/seascapes. Let’s find out more about John’s background!

So John, tell us about yourself and your artistic style?

I am 59 years old and I have been making photographs since the age of 12. I started with a Kodak Instamatic in 1972, but after seeing my ability, my father gave me his old Zeiss Ikon 35mm.

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July's Featured Artist!

Hello and welcome to July’s Featured Artist! Meet Dallas Anderson, an artist who loves drawing and painting popular characters from comics, TV, and movies. Let’s learn more about, Dallas!

So Dallas, tell us about yourself and your artistic style?

I have been drawing ever since I can remember. Even as a kid I was always drawing things from pop culture. Still to this day my favorite thing to draw are things from the early 90's, I guess it just reminds me of childhood, and everything I grew up in love with. My style is always changing. I try to adopt my style and grow with new techniques every day to keep becoming a better artist.

Definitely a great thing to keep in mind as an artist; improvement is almost always in small increments! What would you say is your favorite medium to work in and why?

Visual art, drawing, painting, etc is my favorite by far. This is something I feel I have complete control over. You start with the blank page, and create the world, character, or emotion you want to see. I also love photography, but I always want to get pictures of places, and haven't traveled for some time now.

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