It’s been a while since I’ve done an emerging artists post (February!!) – check out these artists! (Thank you for submitting your website!) – Listed in alphabetical order…
See more of Joy’s work via these links:
Love the colors and shapes in this piece! Read a bit about Joy, from her website:
Click HERE to read more about Joy!
LAURA J. STEIN
See more of Laura’s work via this link:
So many interesting shapes! Read a bit about Laura, from her website:
I like to paint with bits of paper, which is why collage is my medium. I choose to work from source material and do not use a copy machine or a computer in my work. I put down an outline with a pencil on watercolor paper. Mostly I use a ruled edge but sometimes I might do it in a fast and loose way with a drawing inside. Then I fill the space with cut or torn pieces of auction catalogs, grade school primers, old medical textbooks, and maps. Sometimes the picture comes together right away like a completed puzzle. More often though, I put several layers down, scraping here and inlaying there, until it looks right. I like to have a lot of materials around me, and then I make connections and figure out what I want to combine. I use scissors, a razor, and gel medium to paste and attach and scrape away. I have a lot of pre-conceived ideas that become fluid and changeable according to whether things are working out or look right. The collage feels finished when I have created a true pattern with the proper balance of light.
See more of Brad’s work via these links:
This painting has a cool, moody vibe to it. Read a bit about Brad, from his website:
For over 30 years, Brad Wieland has been a commercial photographer and graphic designer. His most recent passion is for acrylic paintings, which borrow heavily from his lifelong study of shape, color, texture, shadow & light.
Self-taught, Brad is drawn, primarily, to abstract & impressionistic work with an occasional, somewhat-representational piece thrown into the mix. His recently-started art blog explores his discovery of new techniques, new artists & general inspiration for the aspiring artist. Currently, Brad’s original work is done with acrylics on stretched canvas panels and gessoed watercolor paper.
Earlier in life, Brad worked alongside his father and brothers to help establish a well-known contract furniture manufacturing company called Wieland Furniture. His work within that organization included marketing, graphics, photography and branding. Before that, he operated a recording studio and two small advertising agencies. In 1998, when Wieland Furniture was sold, Brad established another company called Studio A Inc, producing commercial design & photography. His photographs have been published in almost 30,000 publications around the world.
Brad’s original artwork can be purchased here at bradwieland.com, and archival-quality prints and canvases can be purchased through our Imagekind Gallery.