Steve was born and raised right here in the great state of Oklahoma. Aside from his service in the United States Marine Corps, he's spent his entire life in the Sooner state.
Steve has the uncanny ability to immediately visualize what areas of a reference photo or physical view can be raised or left flat in order to create additional depth and dimension through acrylics. Parlay that into many of the great artists (past and present) that he draws inspiration from and you have a unique approach to art.
He loves color, texture, movement and the ability to create depth. He strives to capture an image, animal, flower or location that people can connect with. We all have visual triggers that take us to a special time, place or event. Steve strives to catch that through paint.
Steve credits three individuals who are the very reason why he paints today: his wife Lisa, his first (and only instructor) Carol Armstrong and a good friend/mentor Tim Kenney. While he primarily paints with acrylics, Steve continues to challenge himself in other mediums in order to continue improving his skill set. He continues his studies at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman.
Berta Santos Pinet:
Paints are suspended on a thickened liquid, which has been prepared with carrageenan (an extract from a type of Irish moss). The paints are manipulated by means of various tools and combs to create the desired patterns. Once the design has been formed, the specially prepared paper is gently lowered onto the floating paints allowing the patterns to be transferred to the paper.
A mixture of flour, water, and pigment is prepared and painted over dampened paper. This solution is then manipulated by tools and objects to create patterns and designs on the paper.
Tim Kenney is an abstract impressionist painter who paints with oil paint and a palette knife using heavy texture.
Tim is presently showing his work in four states including Santa Fe, New Mexico, Vail, Colorado, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Gulf Shore, Alabama, and Norman, Oklahoma.
He has had one man art shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Norman, Oklahoma and was the Featured Artist for the 2014 May Fair Arts Festival in Norman, Oklahoma.
In 2014 Tim went on a US tour painting 50 Paintings in 50 States in 50 Days. 20% of the proceeds of this tour went to the Nicole Jarvis Parkinson's Research Foundation.
My name is Eleazar Velazquez. I live in Dallas, TeXas. I'm a self taught artist, an activist, A FREE SPIRIT FILLED WITH INSPIRATION.
My work explores the relationship between multiculturalism and geometric shapes. With influences as diverse as Kahlo and Picasso, new combinations are manufactured from both simple and complex discourse. Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of the moment.What starts out as vision soon becomes manipulated into a tragedy of emotion, leaving only a sense of dread and the dawn of a new order. As wavering phenomena become distorted through emergent and critical practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the limits of our future AND WHO WE ARE.
Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of your transformation……
Dustin “Rubiel” Caballero
My artwork reflects what I believe to be in my subconscious, and when I’m painting I try and get out of my own way so that the painting comes across as organic as possible and there’s no way that I can create the same exact thing every time. The reason I don’t like to name my paintings anymore is because I want the viewer to look at my paintings without any pre disposition on what to look for or expect to see when they are examining the work. I want each person to have their own unique experience on what they feel or see. I love to see the differing reactions that I get at a show, I think that’s the best part in creating something new and sharing with the world.
Thirty-five years ago, a young boy watched his Native American grandmother design, assemble and sew his family’s quilts. Today, contemporary Perceptual artist, Jason Wilson, influenced by his grandmother’s quilts, gives new life to old concepts.
To produce Perceptual Art, the artist must: conceive; mathematically calculate; plot; draw; and finally paint his design on canvas. Jason says his designs are about building the painting as much as painting the painting…involving hours of construction. To this end, Wilson developed his own special acrylic paint formula to hand paint his canvas. The result is a technically perfect, remarkably flawless finished canvas.
Perceptual Art asks its audience to visually or emotionally interact with the design. Some Perceptual Art appears to shimmer and shift while other designs may, for example, provide a sense of serenity and grace.
Dazzling, entwined squares with an Island inspired palette, dance across the canvas floor. Achromatic wings leap upward from the canvas surface. By bringing his designs to life, Jason Wilson hopes to delight and inspire others.