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QUESTION OF THE WEEK #116

What is the name of your dream collector?

Featured Artist Janet Jaffke

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #115

What are 3 words that describe your favorite works of art?

Featured Artist Carol Jessen

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #114

What is the one thing you want next for your art?

Featured Artist Mary Parkman

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #113

Do you tend to think you are working or playing when making your art?

Featured Artist Fruma Shrensel

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #112

What is a similar word that describes both you and your art?

Featured Artist Christina Spann

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #111

Do you see your art as a diary?

Featured Artist Rita Brown

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #110

Who are your 3 favorite artists, and why?

Featured Artist Tammy Hudgeon

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #109

Other than your art, what made you come alive this week?

Featured Artist Diane Culhane

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #108

What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken with your art?

Featured Artist Susan Adamé

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #107

Is there a color that actually irritates you?

Featured Artist Nancy Farrell

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #106

What is your favorite shade of green? Show us!

Featured Artist Eliaichi Kimaro

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #105

If your art was a movie, which one would it be?

Featured Artist Melanie Ferguson

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #104

When did you start calling yourself an artist?

Featured Artist Ina Ogilvie

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #103

Who is someone that inspired you to make art?

Featured Artist Barb Betz

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #102

What’s a medium you want to try, but haven’t yet?

Featured Artist Carol Meckling

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #101

Who is your favorite hero or heroine in fiction, and why?

Featured Artist Julia Nelson-Gal

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #100

What milestones have you experienced in your art career or practice?

Featured Artist Judy Shreve

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #99

What is your ideal time of day to paint?

Featured Artist Mary Parkman

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #98

Does your color palette change with the seasons?

Featured Artist Sasha Hynds

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #97

What’s the craziest found object you have used in your art?

Featured Artist Pat Zalisko

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #96

When you feel the most connected to your art what are you doing?

Featured Artist Jane Johansson

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #95

What’s a piece of art you’ve never forgotten?

Featured Artist Nadine Haigh

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #94

How is your favorite music reflected in your art?

Featured Artist Linda Coppens

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #93

Do you have a studio pet? Share a photo!

Featured Artist Julia Nelson-Gal

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #92

How is art-making good for you?

Featured Artist Diane Varney

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #91

Describe your art or practice in five words.

Featured Artist Sharon Montgomery

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #90

What artist, dead or alive, would you invite for dinner?

Featured Artist Nicole Fearfield

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #89

What’s your art-world pet peeve?

Featured Artist Sandra Speidel

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #88

Where do you find inspiration for your current work?

Featured Artist Erika Stern

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #87

What’s the first artwork you were ever paid for?

Featured Artist Amy Fitzgerald

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #86

What’s your new year’s resolution for your art practice?

Featured Artist Beverly Kedzior

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #85

Who has been your biggest supporter or fan?

Featured Artist Anita Davies

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #84

What is your favorite artistic movie and why?

Featured Artist Joie Villeneuve

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #83

Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage.” How have you been courageous?

Featured Artist Dennis Cardalisco

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #82

What do you listen to, if anything, while painting?

Featured Artist Ann Neagle

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #81

What’s your favorite shade of BLUE? Show us!

Featured Artist Dave Nelson

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #80

How do you sign your work?

Featured Artist Penny Forrest

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #79

What is the most ridiculous question you’ve been asked about your work?

Featured Artist Debra Manders

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #78

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Featured Artist Susan Hart

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #77

When you’re not making art, what is your favorite activity?

Featured Artist Judy Woods

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #76

How might your work be different if you were a man/woman?

Featured Artist Rhenda Saporito

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #75

What is the spiritual aspect of your art or practice?

Featured Artist Julia Godden

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #74

What does your perfect art making day look like?

Featured Artist Mary Grandpre

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #73

Who has influenced you the most in your creative work?

Featured Artist Ulyana Stebelska

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #72

What tips and strategies do you use to deal with negative feedback or rejection?

Featured Artist Lisa Roy

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #71

What are some of your most favorite ways to make marks in your paintings?

Featured Artist Libby Skamfer

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #70

If could only pick one of any of your paintings to represent you as an artist you, which one would it be and why?

Featured Artist Tom Hlas

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #69

What is the most surprising thing that you have discovered about yourself through the act of art making?

Featured Artist Inge Zuck

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #68

In what ways, other than painting, are you creative?

Featured Artist Louise Fletcher

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #67

If your paintings could talk to you, what would they be saying or asking of you?

Featured Artist Nino Yuniardi

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #66

Just for fun, what is your artist’s story and can you tell it as a haiku?

Featured Artist Ann Elliot Artz

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #65

What do you feel is the greatest gift that your art making has given you?

Featured Artist Janet Smedley

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #64

How do you begin a new painting? Do you begin with an idea or do you just jump in?

Featured Artist Deborah Eyde

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #63

What have you found to be the best way to gain exposure for your art?

Featured Artist Dominique Samyn

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #62

When making your art, how do you support a healthy, creative mindset?

Featured Artist Patty Ripley

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #61

How do you define success as an artist?

Featured Artist Steve Hayhurst

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #60

What is the best exhibition that you have seen and why?

Featured Artist Lori Levine

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #59

Imagine that you could make art under a pseudonym or alter ego, who would they be and what would they make?

Featured Artist Terri Froelich

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #58

How has making art improved the quality of your life?

Featured Artist Mandy Fariello

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #57

What is your recipe for your favourite mixed color?

Featured Artist Terry Smith

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #56

What is the longest time that you have spent on making one painting, and why?

Featured Artist Anne Segal

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #55

What is your best advice for artists who are just beginning to show and sell their work?

Featured Artist Diane Sandlin

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #54

Is there an immediate internal feeling when your art is finished or do you have to live with it for awhile before you know it’s finished?

Featured Artist David Drain

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #53

How have you played the “artist card?”

Featured Artist Diane Varney

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #52

What are your three favorite art books?

Featured Artist Kathy Elliott

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #51

Are there colors that make you feel a certain emotion?

Featured Artist Magdalena Bogart

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #50

Do you collect any objects that inspire you and if so, what are they?

Featured Artist Elizabeth Harris

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #49

How does your art practice inform your life?

Featured Artist Dorene Davis

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #48

In what way is your art a service to others?

Featured Artist Sarah Pitrus

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #47

How do you respond to the role of influence in your work?

Featured Artist Juliette Smithers

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #46

What helps you transition into your art making time?

Featured Artist Jamie Madison

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #45

Do you take commissions and what advice can you share for a positive outcome?

Featured Artist Diane Pientsch

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #44

What do you think would have to change in our culture for artists and their work to be more valued?

Featured Artist Marti Schmidt

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #43

What do you do to maintain a positive mind-set when things are not going well in the studio?

Featured Artist Terry Scopes

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #42

If you could work in a completely different medium, what would it be?

Featured Artist Michele M Foster

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #41

Who is your favorite artist and why?

Featured Artist Jan Swanson

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #40

When you want to go in a new direction with your painting, what helps you to make big shifts and changes in your work?

Featured Artist Sandra Hart

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #39

How would you describe the “process” of making art?

Featured Artist Margarita Daines

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #38

What is your best advice for preparing for an exhibition?

Featured Artist Sally Hirst

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #37

What is the greatest thing about being an artist?

Featured Artist Pam Reinhardt

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #36

At what age did you really commit to making your art and what advice would you give to your younger self now?

Featured Artist Susan Adame

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #35

What is the riskiest action that you have taken with your art?

Featured Artist Susan Derrick

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #34

How do you respond to the role of influence in your art making?

Featured Artist Lisa Muller

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #33

If your life was a painting, what would it look like?

Featured Artist Corey Caballero

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #32

What role do you think the artist has in society?

Featured Artist Christine Sullivan

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #31

What do you do when you’re feeling creatively stuck and don’t know your next move?

Featured Artist Donna Weathers

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #30

How do you balance your time between the making of your art and the marketing of it?

Featured Artist Susan Sakamoto

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #29

What themes do you pursue in your work?

Featured Artist Laraine Astarita

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #28

What is your dream project, and what is stopping you from doing it?

Featured Artist Amanda Saint Claire

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #27

What is an artistic outlook on life?

Featured Artist Catherine Parker

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #26

How has your art practice changed over time?

Featured Artist Linda Wallace

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #25

What jobs have you done other than being an artist? And, how might they have contributed to your artistic work?

Featured Artist Rebecca Janes

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #24

What is your perfect time of day for working on your art? Are you a morning person? A middle of the night painter?

Featured Artist Eileen Harwood

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #23

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Featured Artist Marti Grace Ashby

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #22

What role to do think art-making plays in our world? Why is it necessary?

Featured Artist Lynnda Tenpenny

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #21

What do you feel is necessary when preparing a body of work for exhibition? What do you feel connects and holds the pieces together?

Featured Artist Karen Meadows

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #20

When working in your studio, what are your tips for using up your extra palette paint?

Featured Artist Amy Brakeman Livezey

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #19

How is the art you make like you?

Featured Artist Elizabeth Needham

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #18

If you couldn’t possibly fail, what would you paint, create or do?

Featured Artist Judy Shreve

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #17

What is your relationship to color? Do you find that you gravitate to a certain palette in your work?

Featured Artist Catherine Musham

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #16

Of all the CVP Principles – Design, Value, Color, Texture, Risk, Soul – which do you find the most challenging to incorporate into your work?

Featured Artist Elizabeth Wheeler

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #15

How do you engage with risk in your art?

Featured Artist Deborah T Colter

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #14

What life lessons have you learned from your art-making practice?

Featured Artist Susan Murphy

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #13

When feeling creativity blocked and not sure what your next step will be, how do you help yourself to get unstuck?

Featured Artist R Bradley Davis

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #12

How do you keep yourself inspired?

Featured Artist Liese Gauthier

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #11

How would you describe your art? Is it abstract, representational, a mix of both, or something else entirely different?

Featured Artist Danyelle Bachand

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #10

What is your earliest memory of art-making?

Featured Artist Janine Etherington

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #9

What do you consider to be sophisticated art? What qualities would it possess?

Featured Artist Sarah Ko

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #8

What is the most challenging part of the painting process for you and why? Is it starting? Finding your way? Finishing

Featured Artist Sharon Montgomery

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #7

How is your work influenced by “place”?

Featured Artist Buddy LaHood

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #6

Why do you make your art?

Featured Artist Barbara Quinn

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #5

What is the best advice you would give an artist who is just beginning?

Featured Artist Rand Kramer

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #4

All artists experience rejection at some point, how do you handle it when it happens for you?

Featured Artist Carolyn Walker

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #3

How do you decide when your work is finished?

Featured Artist Nancy Gunther

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #2

How do you find objectivity when you’re in deep?

Featured Artist Julie Weaverling

QUESTION OF THE WEEK #1

What are you favorite studio tools or gadgets for art-making, storing and organization, or even comfort?

Featured Artist Mandy Bankson

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #39

Alberta, Canada

Inspired by open, spacious prairie landscapes and patterns in nature, Laurie Bentz’s minimalistic paintings are full of marks, textures, and layers. Her beautiful paintings are bold, yet carry great restraint. Take a moment to learn more about our Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #38

West Vancouver, BC Canada

Influenced by her environment in the Pacific Northwest, Jane Kenyon’s paintings are abstract, each painting being a study of colour and contrast. The palette changes as she paints layer upon layer, obscuring what exists below. The process often feels careless and haphazard, but also passionate and engaging. Take a moment and ready about this very inspired and prolific artist.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #37

Brooklyn, New York

After being a figurative painter, Hannah Moon has fallen in love with abstract. She currently is particularly drawn to paintings that incorporate manufactured materials. Take a moment to learn more about this thoughtful and driven Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #36

Asheville, North Carolina

Influenced by music, lyrics, feelings, stories, other artists, and the materials themselves, Jacqui’ Fehl’s art is as varied and unpredictable as her ever changing hair. She works both abstractly and figuratively and bounces freely between the two. Jacqui often colors outside the lines and doesn’t like to be limited in pallet, materials or genre. “If I had to describe my work, I would say that it is a blend of grunge, whimsy and outsider.” Read more about this unique and inspiring Artist of the Week!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #35

Valla Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Jan Allsopp’s art is about memory and place. She brings memories and sometimes old materials to her current work, learning about old meanings and shifting perceptions. They hint at the past and sit happily in the present. Learn a bit more about our Artist of the Week!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #34

Issaquah, WA

Starting off as what she calls a ‘hobby artist’, Pamela Beer is now making beautiful paintings full of color, forms and marks. Still on the journey of finding her authentic voice in her work, we applaud how far she has come and celebrate her as our Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #33

Santa Cruz, California

Karuna Gutowski is a painter who likes to draw, make marks, scribble and explore; always seeking that wild, numinous place of spontaneous and evocative expression. It has been amazing to see the progress she has made in her work over the last year. We are honored to celebrate her as our Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #32

Woodstock, Virginia

In Sally Veach’s expressive paintings she communicates her awe of the Virginia landscape in which she lives and muses on the complexities of life. Spending time appreciating the natural beauty that is all around her, storing visual memories and feelings of awe and joy, mundane errands are transformed into profound experiences by simply looking up and out, everyday.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #31

Walla Walla, Washington

Dianna Woolley is inspired by the colors, culture and topography of cities, continents, and islands to which I’ve traveled. Having a thirst for books relating to adventurous explorers lives, she pictures herself as one of them charting her own way through this life with paint, panels, and visual artistic projection.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #30

Charlottesville, Virginia

Judith Ely’s attraction and connection to art goes back to her childhood spending many hours drawing. From there stepping stones have led her down her path to the paintings she makes now. Spend a few minutes learning about Judith’s story and pop over to the Forum to help answer her question for the group.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #29

Seattle, Washington

Jacqui Beck’s colorful and expressive paintings successfully ride the line between the depth and whimsy of life. As our Artist of the Week, Jacqui shares with us that fear is both the most challenging and the most rewarding aspects of her work and process. Check it out!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #28

Salt Spring Island, BC Canada

Amidst the bold, graphic, structural forms that define Sandra Stratford’s work is a rich narrative, full of symbolism and personal expression. Learn more about what inspires her work and and how chocolate helps her in the studio!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #27

Oregon City, Oregon

Wendy Givens’ work is all about color and shapes within which she finds subjects with a touch of whimsy that emerge through the painting process. Learn a little more about Wendy as we celebrate her as our Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #26

Bowen Island, BC

Kathleen Ainscough has been doing some kind of creative work all her life. As of late she has garnered some wonderful new opportunities to show her work. Read about this very busy artist and where she is on her creative path. She posed a great question to the group, so jump in and let her what you think!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #25

St. Louis, Missouri

For many years Julie Snidle has provided instruction to students and created her own mixed media and encaustic paintings. Here in the Academy she has shared some recent successes with her work as well as potential gallery representation. We’re so excited for Julie, our Artist of the Week!

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #24

Oakland, California

As a graphic designer and business owner, Hae Yuon Kim has been merging creativity and business together for many years. We are very excited for her as she is finding more time and energy for her art. We encourage her to keep up with her beautiful marks and painting! Take a minute to read more about her and her story.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #23

Camden, Maine

Ingrid Ellison’s beautiful, vibrant and calming paintings capture the details she sees in the mood, colors and imagery of the Maine coast where she lives and works. We’re looking forward to seeing the work that emerges from her new venture that pairs her with a local farm to increase visibility of local food sources and their sustainability. Read more about it here, and take a look at her incredible work.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #22

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

I travel quite a bit. Traveling is rewarding and enriching, but it is also tiring and time consuming. At times I find it a challenge to maintain a daily creative practice while away from my studio. I have recently started to collage while traveling. I now pack scissors, paint, glue, and plenty of paper. Collaging instantly draws me into an art making zone. It demands focus, but is fun and spontaneous. The reward is an assemblage of color and shape that express time and place.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #21

LOS ALTOS, CA

As an award-winning interior designer, Lena creates distinctive, beautiful spaces for her clients. Which is just like her personal art–full of bold and beautiful designs. Check out this thoughtful and talented Artist of the Week.

Glenda Green

 

A lifelong doodler, Glenda Green has turned her obsession into her passion. She now creates bright, beautiful, bold paintings, inspired by the forms and colors of the 60’s, adding her own unique style. Check out this groovy artist and her work.

Suzanne Jacquot

Sebastapol, CA

Suzanne’s paintings are an exploration and response to spontaneous energy she feels energetically and intuitively. She creates her expressive paintings working in layers of paper, adding marks with a variety of materials to create a single image. Take a moment to learn a bit more about this very thoughtful and prolific artist.

Nadine Renazile

New York City, NY

Nadine Renazile describes her work as “visual storytelling”. Through the arrangement of marks, shapes and colors she explores the personal, political and social issues of the day. Her current series dives into the theme of Gentrification. Join us this week as we celebrate this very talented artist and her very powerful work.

Jacqueline Quinn

Whitley Bay, UK

Inspired by the ever-changing colors of the landscape around her, Jacqueline Quinn creates lush paintings full of color, symbols and nature forms. Check out what drives her to create these beautiful works in this week’s Artist of the Week segment.

Margarita Daines

Meudon, France

Inspired by unconscious memories and the environments she’s observed, Margarita Daines often creates work that reflects architecture and ancient ruins. Join us this week, as we celebrate this talented sculpturist.

Alice Sheridan

London, England

Inspired by her environment, whether it be the London city bustle, or the nature of the English countryside where she lives, Alice Sheridan paints what she notices and observes. She collects it all and interprets these surroundings into her work, looking to strike a balance of order and what comes naturally. Join us in celebrating our Artist of the Week, Alice Sheridan.

Stephanie Dalton

Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie Dalton has had a lifelong creative drive. In fact, she had her first solo show at age 7 when she won a local art contest. She has had several lives as a creative professional, including being a staff photographer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Today, and with great success she continues to be an illustrator, while at the same time has a desire to move forward into a career path as a visual fine artist. From looking at Stephanie’s work, I think we all would agree that this path is most definitely worth pursuing. Check out this Artist of the Week, and help answer her question in the Forum.

Jennifer Harwood

Vancouver, BC

The surrounding nature of Vancouver, BC, is where Jennifer Harwood draws her inspiration from. Her work is created from capturing the feeling of place, and she creates her beautiful landscape paintings with unique interpretations of color and mark making.

Phyllis Jenkins

San Jose, California

Our featured artist this week takes an experimental approach to her figurative/collaged paintings. Her ideas are often inspired and created by doing dream work, as well as the theatre and dance of life all around her. Take a moment to check out this thoughtful and imaginative artist.

Betsy Birkner

Charlotte, North Carolina

Working with ceramic and mixed media sculptures, Betsy Birkner explores the meaning and function of garments and what we philosophically armor ourselves against in today’s societies. This week we celebrate this very intuitive, thoughtful and talented artist.

Mary Grandpre

Sarasota, Florida

Mary Grandpre’s career has been a storied one, to say the least. Having worked as a freelance illustrator for nearly 25 years, Mary’s clients have run the gambit, from – in her words – “commercial ads for canned soup to editorial illustration and children’s books.” Despite this, it was only recently that she decided to make the bold move into creating her own work, and the results have been nothing short of stunning. Take a moment to check out our newest artist of week.

 

Catherine Fields

Vancouver, BC

If one were to take a lesson from our newest artist of the week, Catherine Fields, it would be the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself. After working in a variety of professions, she decided to take the plunge and become a full time artist. That was 10 years ago and she hasn’t looked back. Take a moment to check out her inspiring story.

Raquel Baldocchi

San Francisco, California

An alumni of the Mentorship Program, Raquel Baldocchi has been creating art throughout her life. Within the last several years however, she has been experiencing an artistic revival, pushing her work into some exciting new directions. Bold human forms overlapped by a variety of vibrant shapes and colors lend her work a playful dream-like quality. Let’s all take a moment with this up and coming artist.

Holly Dean

Merrickville, Ontario, Canada

Holly Dean lives in this world, and, yet is a part of another. Her work is inspired by memories of a past – or many pasts – and the beauty, mystery and connectedness that is revealed to her. Holly’s childlike wonder compels her to create, and is ever-present in her spirit and her work. This week we celebrate the art and artistry of Holly Dean.

Janet Jaffke

Alsace, France

Hailing from the CVP program, our new artist of the week has been making some incredible strides with her work, pushing those themes and concepts she was already drawn to even further. Bold mark making, combined with a new sense of openness has given her compositions a vibrancy reminiscent of Wassily Kandinsky and the Abstract Expressionist Movement. We’re looking forward to seeing what this artist has in store for the future…

Galen Garapolo

Illinois, United States

For many creatives, one of the biggest leaps of faith can come from letting go and allowing the materials to be themselves. For Galen Garapolo, she takes that leap head first, imbuing her work with a vivid sense of motion…take a moment to check her out!

Amanda Hebden

Melbourne, Australia

Having gone from being largely representational to nearly the exact opposite, Amanda Hebden understands the importance of embracing change. Where her work once almost exclusively dealt with the female form, we now see an entirely new aesthetic, dominated by scoured interlocking and overlapping shapes. We’re excited to see where she goes in this new abstract direction…

Allison B. Cooke

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As artists, what we create is often a reflection of our surroundings. This much is certainly true of Allison B. Cooke, who has spent the last decade in Florence. Weathered fields of color stretch spread across her work, and one can’t help but feel the warm pull of something deeper and older than ourselves. Read what she has to say about her direction…

Jennifer Mayol

Novato, California

Having recently undergone a creative revival, our newest artist of the week has delved headfirst into abstraction. Non traditional marks paired with subtle, partially obscured geometric forms results in compositions that can’t help but draw the viewer in, eager for more. Take a moment to read her story and see her work, both past and present…

Insa Hoffmann

Basil, Germany

The dramatic shift that has occurred with Insa Hoffmann’s work is impressive to say the least. An alumni of the CVP program, she has moved from the strictly representational to comprehensively abstract, and her new body of work can only be described as vibrant. Take a moment to check out our 1st artist of the week…