November 25, 2013 | Author: webSman

A studio visit with Richard Kehl

Seattle is home to many wonderful artists and writers and in today’s Miroir we would like to highlight two people who form an essential part of this region’s artistic community. Iskra Johnson is a restless, experimental artist who works with many media including powdered pigment, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, and photography. She is also a writer and the author of the following description of a studio visit with Richard Kehl. A former art professor at University of Washington, Richard Kehl is a Visual poet, author and provocateur. Please join us on this delightful journey into Richard’s studio with Iskra as our guide.
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November 21, 2013 | Author: webSman

Elizabeth McGrath Art

Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work.

Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. more » “Elizabeth McGrath Art”

October 16, 2013 | Author: webSman

Artist Travis Louie

Travis Louie’s paintings come from the tiny little drawings and many writings in his journals. He has created his own imaginary world that is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times.

It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society.

The underlying thread that connects all these characters is the unusual circumstances that shape who they were and how they lived. Some of their origins are a complete mystery while others are hinted at.

A man is cursed by a goat, a strange furry being is discovered sleeping in a hedge, an engine driver can’t seem to stop vibrating in his sleep, a man overcomes his phobia of spiders, etc…

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October 15, 2013 | Author: webSman

MJ Lindo

M.J. Lindo is a Bay Area artist. She paints her dreams, nightmares, and fantasies. MJ Lindo was born in Miami, grew up in Oklahoma, Canada, Nicaragua, but mostly California.

September 22, 2013 | Author: webSman

Gail Potocki

Q: Tell me something about your history in the creative arts. Did you have a formal school education or are you self taught?

A: I was a late bloomer when it came to becoming an artist since I didn’t paint my first painting until I was almost 40 years old! I grew up an “only child” so I spent much of my childhood alone. more » “Gail Potocki”