Debbie Green Biography
A vast variety of creative and professional experiences has shaped the artists work of Los Angeles native, Debbi Green. Her background is as varied as each endeavor she took but with an artistic flair. From a fashion designer of junior sportswear; freelance textile and surface designer; costumer in the film industry; owner and creator of a children’s hand painted furniture company; co-owner and designer of a women’ vintage clothing venue. She studied with Signature Artists from the California Art Club and the Los Angeles Art Academy. Their knowledge and talent inspired Debbi to create her own vision
in a most colorful way. “With each painting I increase my vision and scope as a painter. I paint the beauty that surrounds me and what connects me, my paintings and the viewer is a reflection of a wish, a dream or a memory.” Debbi is a member of American Women Artists, California Art Club and shows in various venues throughout Southern California. She also is a contributor to several artists foundations and donates to ‘Guide Dogs of America’. Debbi has made her home in Westlake Village, CA. Excellence, beauty and humor is what she aspires to, in her paintings and in her life.
Ryan Gianelloni Biography
Ryan Gianelloni utilizes both natural and found objects to bring texture and depth to flat surfaces. Often, these objects are inclusive of bamboo, string, and metallic leaf. He is currently the apprentice and assistant of George Dunbar in Slidell, LA. Gianelloni states, “I find myself drawn to the same things that inspire my mentor. Nature plays a big role in what makes our creativity flow,” he also says, “It’s difficult to put a label on my work. I feel it is always evolving and I am constantly pulling from all disciplines.” Gianelloni’s work has been part of the 2018 juried Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Louisiana Contemporary” show where only 25 artists were selected from the entire state.
Justine Formentelli Biography
Justine Formentelli was born in Paris in 1973. She spent her childhood in the Caribbean, the island of Reunion and Morocco where the strong light and vibrant colours have remained an enduring influence in her paintings. She completed her BA in illustration at the Atlanta College of Arts in the USA in 1998. She has been painting and exhibiting in the USA and Europe ever since. Her nomadic life has led her to investigate the transitory nature of existence and the contradiction between this perpetual state of flux and the human desire for stability and structure. She recently graduated with an MA in fine Arts at The City and Guilds of London School of Arts. She lives and works in London with her husband and two sons.
Betty Cox Biography
Exhibited in Europe and the USA. Finalist in Bead Dreams 2017. Exhibited in Wearable Expressions in Pales Verdes, CA 2017, 50toWatch, San Diego, and APERO Fine Art Catalogue 6/2017, “Pose”. Published in national and international Bead magazines. Loves teaching bead embroidery.
Andrea Cook Biography
Sharing the Inner Light - Artist Andrea Cook creates art that resonates on many levels. Andrea plays with texture, pattern and repetition to create unity in each unique piece. She employs her imagination and inner light to create a connection with her viewer. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Andrea discovered her artistic desires early on and received encouragement to follow her dreams. “My first childhood classes were drawing, watercolor, and ceramics. I continued art through high school, where I enjoyed metals, ceramics, and printmaking. I have always loved exploring new media.” “My desire was to make one-of-a-kind, original art,” explains Andrea. “I went on to attend UT El Paso, where I fell in love with sculpture. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Painting.” After college, Andrea continued to explore different artistic endeavors. “I was working on large scale, soft sculpture installation,” she explains. “It was at this same time that I started the ‘Garden of Roses’ as a large, soft sculpture, temporary installation.” The ‘Garden of Roses’ project is made of hand dyed, painted, or pure fabrics made from canvas, burlap, cotton, and muslin. The fabric is ripped into strips and dipped into an archival quality glue. Then, she forms the fabric into rose designs varying in color, shape, and size. Andrea would then mount them on canvas or panel. “I love for my art to be beautiful, colorful, and textural working with pattern and repetition to create unity,” says Andrea of her creative process. “I like for my work to create an illusion and for it to connect to the viewer. I always have an idea of how I want an art piece to go, but I try to let the work happen naturally.” She continues to work with a variety of techniques. Exploration, risk taking, change, and growth have all contributed to the techniques that she uses in her work today. “Sharing my inner light, passion, and imagination is my way of making important connections.”
Celeste Christie Biography
I see art as a vehicle of communication, with the power to provoke, inspire and excite. I am inspired by everyday landscapes and objects which can be portrayed with an element of abstraction to provide viewers with a new perspective, contemplation and re-consideration and evaluation of common landscapes and scenes. My art is a creative outlet which
is constantly transpiring and evolving to reflect my latest inspirations and natural surroundings. I am inspired by the outdoor landscapes and in each art piece I create, I strive to create the perfect balance and harmony between nature and abstraction. I grew up in Winnipeg, and began painting at the tender age of 3 using blue paint and my hands. I currently live in Calgary, working as a commercial interior designer. Art and design have been a consistent passion and theme in my life; providing balance and harmony within.
Janet Bludau Biography
Janet Bludau received a BS degree from Fullerton University with additional design studies at the College of Marin and UC Berkeley. She is a several time award winning artist whos works can be found across the country as well as internationally. Janet often consults alongside designers, lending size, color and placement advice for her commissioned pieces. The application of paint is not only done with brushes. To create interest I also use palette knives for the interplay of thick paint, combined with smooth brush strokes. Frequently seen in my work is the layering of color as well as the visible undercoat. Color combinations and juxtapositions are the focus rather than capturing exactly what the eye sees in nature. Abstraction is obtained through my interest in geometric shape and line. When I view a landscape, my eye will simplify and see the graphic qualities within. Transferring a scene to the canvas, I play with various geometrics and perspectives. Line, shape and angle are pushed and pulled until they are pleasing to my eye and articulate the mood I am trying to convey.
Linda Bigness Biography
Take a journey through nature and explore luminous paintings that employ beeswax, pigments, and metal leaf in process laden artworks. The work reflects our fragile natural surroundings and the process of using heated wax simulates the effect that temperature change has had upon our environment. Bigness holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MA in art history. Her work has been collected and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. The most recent public acquisition is a large scale oil painting reflecting urban renewal and placed at the Rochester New York Regional Health Center.
Nathan Altier Biography
Junior year of high school, I won first place and received an honorable mention in an art contest put on by the Southern Maryland Women’s League, for two separate pieces, a lithograph print collage and a painting. I was incredibly encouraged and realized at this moment that I wanted to make a living using my talent and doing what I loved. I was accepted at the Maryland College of Art & Design and honed my skills there as an artist, making the Dean’s List every semester until I graduated. After receiving an AA in Visual Communications, I decided to continue my education at the Atlanta College of Art and graduated with a BA in Computer Art. Shortly after graduation I realized that a career in computer art was not my passion, I transitioned to fine art painting. While I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, and experiment with abstractions and realism, I prefer portraiture. People fascinate me and I love the challenge of bringing out their personalities through my work. I have recently shown; Seven pieces at Volt Restaurant in Frederick, Md. from June 2018 through the end of August 2018, Participated in Martinsburg, WV’s Festival of Banners. My banner was on public display on N. Queen St. from June 2018 through the end of August 2018. Placed “Best in Show” in the Berkeley Arts 2018 Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit with “Topsail Family Portrait. Another of my pieces’ “Extraction” was also accepted in the Exhibit. Currently, one of my pieces “The Flower Girl” is currently on display in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for ShenArts 40th Anniversary Exhibit through Jan. 13, 2019. I am accepting and working on commissions in addition to building my own portfolio for shows and exhibitions.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.