Posts tagged September
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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September's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is based out of the United Kingdom! Tanja Hassel is a painter who loves to paint neat patterns in bright, colorful acrylics that are inspired by stained glass windows and mosaics. While her paintings may seem simple to the untrained eye, it requires multiple layers of strong opaque colors to create depth while still keeping the subject as a focal point. Her paintings are meant to bring joy and happiness to those who see them and into the homes of those who collect her work.

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