I’m a self-taught artist and have been drawing and painting for four decades. I’m interested in the process that creates a painting. Although it involves imagination, this process is affected by chance, so that when I begin a picture I have only a half-formed image of what the finished painting might look like. The completed piece only slightly resembles the image that I had in mind when I began it. I think of this as improvisation. Over the years that I’ve been painting, I’ve learned to trust the brush and the materials – to let them take the lead – and not to think too much about how it will end up . . . until I get to that end.
This is part of what makes painting interesting for me.
Robert Frankel | Wilmette, IL @robertfrankelart Since I was a kid I kept myself busy carving sticks into mini-sculptures, doodling during class, and drawing figures on the sidewalk with chalk. Having never received any formal art training, I have managed to teach myself the basics of painting and wood sculpture. I have exhibited in a number of Galleries that include…
Artists in Issue Four (in no particular order) Congrats to all the Artists who made it into issue four and thank you to everyone who submitted art for consideration. We had a name change, but we still have the same great art. Check back in about a week or so for a new call for art. And a big thank…
Ruby Michelle is an American artist that graduated with her BFA from California State University of Sacramento with a concentration in drawing and painting. Her artwork has a childlike quality that is inspired by fairytales, Asian culture, folklore and children’s literature, while the subject matter is often a reflection of everyday life with a twist of fantasy and surrealism.
“I enjoy drawing human expression and the feelings and bonds we have with nature as well as each other. This series of illustrations called “Blankspace” is a collection of snapshots or moments captured in time and representing both an everyday reality as well as a surreal fantasy. “
Kathy S. Copsey is a self-taught artist & has been a serious artist for over 30 years. Her focus is on pencil & digital drawings & acrylic & oil paintings, but she works with other mediums as well including computer graphics & minor video editing & production, and writing. As an artist, her purpose is to share, convey, & recreate the love & passion she feels, regardless of what the subject matter she is working with. Through the creation of art, one is able to explore one’s passions, perhaps creating inspiration & the drive within others to strive for their own goals.