Phoenix Magazine: Artist of the Month
Life & Desert: Abstract Iconography
It was Joe Netherwood’s childhood love of history and fascination with TV shows like The Lone Ranger that led the Virginia-born draftsman to art. “I grew up thinking I was going to be an artist,” says Netherwood, 69.
Prescott’s Phippen Museum gave the self-taught oil painter his first chance out West. He took several detours on the way: the United States Air Force, community college art classes and jobs in Philadelphia (drafting and illustrating).
A Master at Emotive Realism
Art is self-expression. It should be part of a journey and it should be gratifying. On that lifetime's path it is 100% sure that every artist will paint a 'Guernica' or 'Mona Lisa'. The problem is that they'll never realize it.
I don't think that anyone could view my work as a carrier of any social message or comment. I don't make any comments or statements on that plateau. I'm not interested in teaching, preaching, changing or bettering the world in any way through my paintings – but merely for the viewer to come away with even more curiosity than they arrived.
Angels For Healing
He’s painting daily under the 44,000-square foot tent at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO, but in a few months, Reian Williams could be painting Hollywood’s biggest stars and their families.
That’s because Williams is the featured artist for the 2019 “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags at the Oscars on Sun., Feb. 24. All Academy Award nominees who do not win an Oscar will receive an “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bag. This year the bags will feature a certificate for a commissioned painting by Williams worth up to $10,000.
Through the Lens - Celebrating the Spirit and Beauty of Life
Before October, Stacy Bayne had an idea of what she might exhibit during her second year at Arizona Fine Art EXPO, but then the mass shooting at Squirrel Hill Synagogue in Pittsburgh happened. Bayne had been disturbed by so many mass shootings before, but this one jolted her into taking action.
“My heart was so heavy, but I began sculpting through my tears,” the Colorado sculptor said. “I had already been creating angels, but I was compelled to do more.
The Beauty in Common Objects
Susan Q Byrd, award-winning fine art photographer and published in National Geographic Magazine, travels the US and world to make dramatic images of interesting people, places, nature, and wildlife. Images that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the American West and horses in action are just one of Susan’s specialties.
Bringing Ancient Wood Back to Life
JoAnne Meeker combines a traditional approach with a contemporary flare as she portrays the beauty of common objects and captures the personalities of people, wildlife, livestock, places and things.
The Journey to Contemporary Realism
“I go hunting for downed juniper with an open spirit,” says artist William Daggett, about searching for new canvases in the high desert. “It helps me to find a personal connection with the wood, so when I find the perfect snag, it feels as if it’s been looking for me, too, waiting patiently to be brought back to life.”
Chroma Textures -abstract chaotic approach to painting
"Nature can evoke intense emotions within us: awe, reverence, peace, fear, and more. As a painter, I have always sought to capture the essence of a natural subject, whether it is a single polished stone on a beach, a golden fallen leaf, or the flowing lines of a mesa."
The Gift of Nature's Canvas
“Over the course of my painting career there has been a significant accumulation of dry pieces of acrylic paint that are generally thrown away with the empty paint container. The saved cache of pigment pieces became pounds and pounds over time. Sometimes the simplest most accidental idea can be the best and most creative”.
Inspired by the World
Heather Kinkade is an award-winning gourd artist. If you have not had the opportunity to visit Heather's studio at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO; we suggest to make the trip!
The Romantic Realist
Each piece of Victor Yurivelca's jewelry tells a story. One must look to the entire world to understand his influences.
The Fine Art of Science
Award-winning artist, Jeanne Bonine is known for her soft and lush larger-than-life floral paintings.
Contemporary Jewelry From the Elements
Lee Hendrickson’s photography of crystals draws on his experience as both a research scientist and his formal training in photography.
The Maven; Anthony Barbano
Sandy Harris Murphy strides beyond the mundane, the ordinary by combining precious and semi-precious metals with unusual stones in contemporary and stunningly eclectic designs
The Art of Mid-Century Modern
A multi-media maven; experienced in copper electroforming, fumed glass blowing, wood working, welding and ceramics.
Perceived from Abstraction - The Emanation Series
Dominic Bourbeau's art reflects the Mid-Century Modern design of the 1950s and 1960s. Bold, vivid color, intense shapes, clean lines, and a touch of texture.
Interpreting the World through Art
This year, Susan Hartenhoff's 'Emanations IV' graces the cover of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO brochure.
"Rather than releasing an emotion to the painting, I receive emotional peace and a sense of passion from the painting." Josh Clarno