Featured Artist – Amy O’Hearn

Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who uses a meditative and intuitive approach in her paintings. She thrives on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before starting to paint, she simply clears her mind and lets the colors and the brush take her away. Amy finds it very fulfilling when other people interpret her art, noticing things she hadn’t intended. She often names her paintings after the visions others see and views her role as a conduit for their experience.

Featured Artist

Amy O’Hearn – New Orleans, LA
Instagram

Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who uses a meditative and intuitive approach in her paintings. She thrives on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before starting to paint, she simply clears her mind and lets the colors and the brush take her away. Amy finds it very fulfilling when other people interpret her art, noticing things she hadn’t intended. She often names her paintings after the visions others see and views her role as a conduit for their experience.

Her artwork is the culmination of tiny triumphs and mistakes that make it beautiful. She chooses different colors and adds new layers throughout her creative process; each session inspires the choices for the next. When painting subject matter, Amy likes to incorporate the same intuitive approach. The object is the inspiration and the painting is not limited to the rules of reality.

Amy’s goal is to capture the essence of perfect imperfection and self love that nurtures growth, countering the cultural pressures to change who we are to fit others’ expectations.

 Beaver Skull #1 Medium Acrylic on wood Size 12 in X 12 in

Beaver Skull #1
Acrylic on wood
12 in X 12 in
 Antler #1 Medium Acrylic on wood Size 12 in X 12 in

Antler #1
Acrylic on wood
12 in X 12 in
 Coyote Skull #1 Medium Acrylic on wood Size 12 in X 12 in

Coyote Skull #1
Acrylic on wood
12 in X 12 in
 Desert Rose Medium Oil on wood Size 21 in X 26 in

Desert Rose
Oil on wood
21 in X 26 in

Featured Artist – John McCabe

I am an artist and musician based in Southern, California. The art that I make is directly tied to what music I am recording at the time. Over the last several years I have written, recorded and released 2 EP’s; in the early phases of the recording process for my first record, I realized that one of the magical things that I used to love about buying music was the art work. It was a way to jointly study the music and what paintings, drawings, photographs, lyrics and liner notes accompanied the physical songs.

Featured Artist

John McCabe – Laguna Niguel, CA
Instagram

I am an artist and musician based in Southern, California. The art that I make is directly tied to what music I am recording at the time. Over the last several years I have written, recorded and released 2 EP’s; in the early phases of the recording process for my first record, I realized that one of the magical things that I used to love about buying music was the art work. It was a way to jointly study the music and what paintings, drawings, photographs, lyrics and liner notes accompanied the physical songs.

In the digital domain, my EPs and albums get released and ‘pushed out’ to a cold, vast sea of platforms, playlists, blogs, etc., typically, with one tiny picture (cover art) associated with the artist’s eight or 10 songs. So, I tried to recreate the past experience and release my music with 1 painting per song; that way, the listener could explore the cover art work – as well as the individual song pieces.

In between music recording projects, I continue to make art. They are usually made when I am going through the song writing process and home studio demo recording for new material for the next album. The four that I have selected for this submission fall into that wedge. In between. All are acrylic and ink pen on canvas or canvas board.

 What About (Window Panes) Medium Acrylic on Canvas Size 20"x16"

What About (Window Panes)
Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
20″x16″
 Giraffe & Ten Gallon Medium Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board Size 16"x20"

Giraffe & Ten Gallon
Medium
Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board
Size
16″x20″
 Purple Lamp Shades (Black Flag T-Shirt) Medium Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board Size 16"x20"

Purple Lamp Shades (Black Flag T-Shirt)
Medium
Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board
Size
16″x20″
 Hank & Polka Dot Pig Medium Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board Size 16"x20"

Hank & Polka Dot Pig
Medium
Acrylic, Pen on Canvas Board
Size
16″x20″

Featured Artist – Sam Ireland

Featured Artist – Sam Ireland

Featured Artist

Sam Ireland – Hampshire, UK
Instagram

Hi, I’m Sam.

So A little bit about me, I currently live in Hampshire, UK and love to draw/paint/make/do anything creative really. I was originally born in Faro, Portugal and moved to the Uk when I was around 5.

I have always had a fascination and love of art from as long as I can remember, I loved it at school and it was one of the few subjects I was really passionate about. After leaving school I went on to study further at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

After taking a bit of time off for health reasons, I have recently got back into creating art more consistently and have found it to be extremely therapeutic! (cliche I know), and I’m now focused on further developing as a visual artist.

With my work, It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly influences me as I can grab inspiration from almost anything I see. I guess one of the strongest themes throughout my work is Mental health, in particular anxiety and depression and my experiences with it over the years. I find drawing to be a true escape for me and a way of releasing emotions and thoughts that spiral around in my mind.

Im also captivated by the human form, and people in general. I feel the human face and body give off such strong emotion that nothing else seems to match it. In my works I try to evoke emotion and mood through the use of strong lines, colour and text.

People often ask me what the meaning of my drawings are, and in particular they ask about the text. I try not to explain my drawings too much as, to be honest, I think it’s kind of boring to do so. I feel it’s much more interesting to leave the viewer to interpret the drawings in their own way and attach their own personal experiences and feelings on to them.

Basically, the ‘meaning’ of my work is whatever you want it to mean. I’m so grateful if you like my stuff, but in all honesty, It’s absolutely none of my business how it makes you feel. That’s personal to you.

I do however find it intriguing how my work can mean completely different things to different people. I’ve had someone see a piece as unsettling and sinister whereas another found it quite uplifting and happy (well, as happy as my work can be). I find these polar opposite feelings towards a single piece of work fascinating.

In regards to the words I use, they can come from anywhere really, from something that catches my ear on the street to a lyric that particularly resonates with me. Usually though, more often than not, they just stem from intrusive thoughts that enter my head.

I mostly work on small to medium sized pieces but it varies really depending on what kind of mood I’m in. I also prefer to work with a wide variety of materials. I find it way more exciting when I feel free to use whatever I want and I’m not just constrained to one particular medium. I’ll usually just rummage around and see what I can find to create the marks I want. At the moment though, I’m really into exploring ink and charcoal with watercolours.

And If I have any free time You can usually find me with a Bucket of coffee creating away, while Duncan (my little Jack Russell) sits in his bed watching me. Well, that’s a little bit of info about me and my work, I’m not too sure what else to say really.

To put it simply…I’m just a guy that likes drawing.

Thanks!

Sam

 Panacea #3 Medium Mixed media on paper Size 21.0cm x 29.7cm

Panacea #3
Mixed media on paper
21.0cm x 29.7cm
 Lies Medium Mixed media on paper Size 21.0cm x 29.7cm

Lies
Mixed media on paper
21.0cm x 29.7cm
 Topsy Medium Mixed media on paper Size 21.0cm x 29.7cm

Topsy
Mixed media on paper
21.0cm x 29.7cm
 Nothing comes Medium Mixed media on tan paper Size 21.0cm x 29.7cm

Nothing comes
Mixed media on tan paper
21.0cm x 29.7cm

Featured Artist – Paul Deltic

Featured Artist – Paul Deltic

Featured Artist

Paul Deltic – Cambridge, UK
instagram

I have been drawing ever since I burst forth, urgent and confused, from a municipal bed into England. Initially I doodled as a way of alleviating childhood angst; now I do it as a way of alleviating angst that’s all grown up and running around with scissors.

Working in a variety of media, I parody mass culture by exaggerating formal aspects inherent in our society. I make work that sometimes appears idiosyncratic and quirky; at other times a by-product of Western hyper-consumption; yet more, humorously indecent.

My artworks are given improper functions; implications are contrary, form and content merge. Shapes are dissociated from their original meaning and the system in which they normally function is thereby exposed. Initially unambiguous meanings are shattered and disseminate endlessly.

By putting the viewer on the wrong track, I gently prod various overlapping themes and strategies, with several recurring ideas (such as class, provocation, violence, family and sexual desire) eventually being throttled. Being confronted as aesthetically resilient and thematically interrelated for memory and projection, my work seems true and, as we all know, the truth exists but it has many faces.

Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed absurdly. In a search for new methods to read the city, I focus on the idea of public space and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment; the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting but socially and historically wondrous.

I often refer to popular culture in all of this. Using written, drawn and photographic symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules (some of the time), and where rules are undermined, is created. And, lurking somewhere in the chaos, you will find signposts; signposts to a community only now seen through a blurred lens, enmeshed in hyperbole and ultraviolence; signposts to a country that may never have even existed.

But, ultimately, I just like drawing pictures.

 Nutter Medium Digital, photography, collage (anti-depressant medication leaflets), acrylic and ink on board Size 14" x 18"

Nutter
Digital, photography, collage (anti-depressant medication leaflets), acrylic and ink on board
14″ x 18″
 Stable Genius Medium Ink on board Size 24" x 28"

Stable Genius
Ink on board
24″ x 28″
 Honeypot Medium Collage (escort cards) and ink on board Size 23" x 33"

Honeypot
Collage (escort cards) and ink on board
23″ x 33″
 I Want What I Do To Be Memorable Medium Collage (adult magazines), acrylic and ink on board Size 23" x 33"

I Want What I Do To Be Memorable
Collage (adult magazines), acrylic and ink on board
23″ x 33″

Featured Artist – Galya Kerns

My works show my surrealistic dialogue with myself and reflect my vision of contemporary realities and problems of our modern world.

Featured Artist

Galya Kerns – Powell, OH
galya.kerns@gmail.com

My works show my surrealistic dialogue with myself and reflect my vision of contemporary realities and problems of our modern world.

Recent exhibitions:
“Underwater” exhibition, 2018, USA 934 Gallery
“Helping homeless animals” charity art show 2018, Russia “Mythic Creatures” exhibition, 2019, USA Columbus Ohio, Cosi.
“Freeing Our Selves” exhibition, 2019 LA.
“Operation Monarch”, Cultural Art Center, 2019 Columbus Ohio.
“Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited” exhibition Cosi, 2019
“Body as a language” exhibition, Canada
Publication in Exclamation! Magazine, Florida

Coming soon
Publication in PurpleHaze magazine, Germany
“Are you afraid of art?” Group Show.
Commission for Studio 47 open house.

 Revenge Medium oil on canvas Size 11175x14050

Revenge
oil on canvas
11175×14050
 Anger Medium oil on canvas Size 4988x6379

Anger
oil on canvas
4988×6379
 Bride Medium oil on canvas Size 5300x6713

Bride
oil on canvas
5300×6713

Outsider Art Magazine – Issue zero

Outside art magazine issue zero

Issue zero is here! Digital version is available for free and can be downloaded. Print version will be available on Feb 3, 2019.

issue zero
Outsider Art Magazine Issue Zero
FRONT COVER
Fernando Carpaneda – Freeport, NY
Outsider Art Magazine Issue Zero
Outsider Art Magazine Issue Zero
BACK COVER
Joyce Thornburg – Asheville, NC
Outsider Art Magazine Issue Zero

 

Selected Artists – Issue Zero

Outsider Art Magazine is pleased to announce our selections for issue zero. Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork for issue zero.

Outsider Art Magazine is pleased to announce our selections for issue zero. Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork for issue zero.

Our cover Artists will be revealed when the issue is released.

In no particular order here is our 20 selected Artists.

Deveron Richard – San Pedro, CA
Lucia Simone – Rome, Italy
Jo Moore – Bournemouth, UK
Baek Lee – Idyllwild, CA
Marija Orlovic – Wiesbaden, Germany
Robin Savage – Providence, RI
Jeff Klena – Elyria, OH
Mista Fig – Tau, UK
Marilyn Richeda – South Salem, NY
Fernando Carpaneda – Freeport, NY
Mary Webster – Peterborough, UK
Joyce Thornbug – Ashville, NC
Matt Rosenbaum – Brooklyn, NY
Sabine Blodorn – Broadbeach, Australia
Sally Mandl – Grenville-sur-la-rouge, Canada
Bird Trash – Houston, TX
William Tyler – Toronto, Canada
Brian Hoffman – Newton, MA
Hui-ju Chen – Shantou, China
Robert Gorchov – Philadelphia, PA

Featured Artist – Jo Moore

I am a 49 year old womam from London, I have taught myself. I paint what I want how I want. Art therapy for my muddled mind and then I cook tea for the kids and walk the dog and think about stuff.

Outsider Art Magazine

Featured Artist

Jo Moore – Bournemouth, UK

I am a 49 year old womam from London, I have taught myself. I paint what I want how I want. Art therapy for my muddled mind and then I cook tea for the kids and walk the dog and think about stuff.

4 eyes Medium Mixed media on canvas Size 800mmx300mm
4 Eyes
Mixed media on canvas
800mmx300mm

Birdlegs Medium Mixed media Size 900mmx600
Birdlegs
Mixed media
900mmx600

Lovehand Medium Ink on paper Size A5
Lovehand
Ink on paper
A5

Hatched egg Medium Mixed media Size 300mmx300
Hatched Egg
Mixed media
300mmx300

Featured Artist – Deveron Richard

Deveron Richard is an LA-based artist, primarily self taught and highly skilled in watercolor and pastel. Deveron has been creating work at the ECF Art Centers, a progressive art studio in Los Angeles, for over thirty-three years. His subject matter ranges from fantasy and sci-fi to landscapes and portraits, and always with a distinct attention to the smallest detail and brush stroke. Deveron creates otherworldly characters of hypersexualized animals that live in a color spectra or a battling space universe. With each piece along with a title Deveron includes a narrative, giving the viewer just a glimpse into the microcosms he creates. “I am an art student, always learning something new and practicing my technique. I get my ideas from my imagination. I ask God for a vision, for inspiration. I do my inspiration and I keep at it.” says Deveron about his art practice.

Outsider Art Magazine

Featured Artist

Deveron Richard – San Pedro, CA
Instagram  #DeveronRichard

Deveron Richard is an LA-based artist, primarily self taught and highly skilled in watercolor and pastel. Deveron has been creating work at the ECF Art Centers, a progressive art studio in Los Angeles, for over thirty-three years. His subject matter ranges from fantasy and sci-fi to landscapes and portraits, and always with a distinct attention to the smallest detail and brush stroke. Deveron creates otherworldly characters of hypersexualized animals that live in a color spectra or a battling space universe. With each piece along with a title Deveron includes a narrative, giving the viewer just a glimpse into the microcosms he creates. “I am an art student, always learning something new and practicing my technique. I get my ideas from my imagination. I ask God for a vision, for inspiration. I do my inspiration and I keep at it.” says Deveron about his art practice.

It's Raining Milk Medium watercolor on paper Size 28.75in X 20.875in
It’s Raining Milk
watercolor on paper
28.75in X 20.875in

Bird of Ice Medium watercolor on paper Size 17in X 22.5in
Bird of Ice
watercolor on paper
17in X 22.5in

The Polar Bears in Aurora Medium watercolor on paper Size 22in X 16.25in
The Polar Bears in Aurora
watercolor on paper
22in X 16.25in

Spectra Knights : Battle for Birdraprime Medium watercolor on paper Size 19in X 25.5in
Spectra Knights : Battle for Birdraprime
watercolor on paper
19in X 25.5in