”I was born in s’Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in 1954. I have been a lifelong doodler.My work is influenced by children’s toy’s, folk and indigenous art forms. I am an amateur painter and maker of things. But I spend most of my time doing this and I will continue as long as there are new things to discover….I like my works to be joyous, colorful with a kinetic feel. I’ll work with and on anything available, including old wood, cardboard and all kinds of wonderful junk,” writes John van Orsouw.
Outsider Art Magazine Issue two
Selected Artists – Issue Two
Congratulations to all who made it into issue two of Outsider Art Magazine.
Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted your art for consideration. There was some amazing art that didn’t make the cut so please keep submitting for future issues of Outsider Art Magazine. Next call for art will be soon and we will send out an email and post a call for art.
Selected Artists listed in no particular order.
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. “
Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who works from her home studio. Amy 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.