Art is the universal communicator. Not only the Deaf are challenged to communicate exactly what we mean. The deaf sign for "I love You" is incorporated in most of my creations. Whimsical movement, vibrant colors and mystic overtones combine to create all the themes seen in my art. Far East, Asian, Egyptian, Zuni, Greek and Aztec cultural influences flow within my designs. A world traveler, I am always on the move. Please contact my cousin Shelly Staten with inquiries.
My art and subject matter is governed by my intuition as well as my emotional responses. Unconscious archetypal energies are a strong influence in all that I do. Listening to the voice within allows me freedom from obsessive perfection, as the perfection of intuition guides my art experience. See Charu's listing in the Teaching Artists category
My artwork is in private and corporate collections world-wide. I am an award-winning artist, past gallery-owner, and my art has been in many exhibitions. I work in various mediums, subjects and types of art and am a member of several art societies, and past member of many more. Please see Jillian's listing in the Teaching Artists directory.
My work is a contrast of abstract design with geometric order. I’m drawn to repeating images and tend to build those into my work, while at the same time, I like looser brushstrokes and flowing lines. To me, that feels similar to life. You organize and schedule life, but there are so many unexpected life events. It’s a mix of order and chaos.
Cathy DeForest is a book artist who integrates printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed media and letterpress into her artist books. Cathy specializes in one-of-a-kind books based on found objects and small editions of letterpress books. In addition to selling over 3,000 letterpress broadsides of her work, her books are in national collections and have been exhibited widely. Visits to her studio gallery can be arranged.
Growing up in Hawaii, I absorbed the tastes and cultures of the Islands. My father, a photographer, also blessed me with an artistic eye for exotic colors and shapes. In 1991 I came to Oregon; my unique handsewn cotton Japanese and Hawaiian print Happi Coats and Kimonos, hand-painted silk scarves and wall hangings can be found at select art venues throughout the state. I'm often commissioned to create custom pieces to wear or to decorate the home or office.
A painter and poet, I play in the crossroads of art & spirit. My paintings are visual stanzas of a poem I will spend my life writing - with brush & pen. I've had the honor to create and exhibit art in the United States, Europe & Micronesia. "As with poetry, painting is either a battle or a dance. Given the choice between music & a sword, I choose music." It's a lovely dance. Anna teaches workshops in prophetic art and poetry; see her listing in the Teaching Artists directory.
Alx Fox is an experimental mixed media artist whose works are often noted for their unique style, elegance and technique. Her use of striking colors and strong 3 dimensional textures has resulted in an innovative style of abstract expressionism. She is also adept at creating commercial works and readily communicates the vision of her clientele.
This award-winning artist, trained in illustration, has been published nationally, had fine art added to museum collections, teaches private classes and leads women’s visual journal retreats. Ms. Frenett is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, The Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon, California Watercolor Association, and is a Watercolor West Juried Member.
- Muralist/Chalk Artist and Illustrator
- Phone: 541.840.2982
I love using my ability to inspire the world in visual form. If I can put a beautiful image on anything, I will work that medium to deliver my inspiration to the public, my peers, my mentors, my audience. I am performing artist in public arenas as a muralist and chalk artist
. I paint illustrative and fine art works in mediums ranging from acrylics/metallics, gouache, oils, airbrush and faux finishes. I work on many types of surfaces: inside & outside walls, ceilings, panels, canvas, windows & paper.
My art is guided by my instincts, my curious nature & sense of discovery, and great music rocking on my stereo. My goal is not perfection but rather to honestly represent my efforts & the outcome each new creation presents, whether it's capturing the alluring beauty of a woman or the juxtaposition of various metals & found objects together to create a unique piece of art. I currently work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, metal (copper's a favorite) and photography.
For me art/creativity is a natural expression of life, an endless unfolding of possibilities. What interests me is that which is not overtly expressed in the world around us. The subject matter of my painting is the subtle wordless realm of sensation, feeling, and intuition. This territory is often ethereal, quiet or soft and sometimes frontal, bold, direct or stormy.
Jeffrey Levin's colorful abstracts are playful explorations of the spectrum, using rainbows and, more recently, the addition of 3D elements to his canvases to add emphasis to the message of each piece. His work can always be seen at MacLevin's Whole Foods Deli in Jacksonville, which he owns and operates with his wife, Penelope.
A self-taught artist whose evocative style is accomplished with acrylics, inks, metallics and pigments. Pegi's paintings are in private collections in Switzerland, Australia and throughout the US, and were featured in the 2009 edition of "International Contemporary Masters." Her work is often available at many galleries and artisans' markets all along the West coast.
A mixed media artist, I am inspired by the natural history of the mountains and river lands in Southern Oregon. I love collage and book arts and have shown my art throughout the US and locally at Illahe Gallery in Ashland
and Paschal Winery in Talent. I have been published in online collaborations and art zines, nationally in Cloth Paper Scissors, and I'm a featured artist in "The Pulse of Mixed Media" by Seth Apter. I also teach and design art workshops.
Using mixed water media and collage, I paint surrealistic impressions reflecting the essential feeling ingredients of an experience. My clay sculptures explore natural processes of life from organic form to perspectives gained while navigating the flow of human experience.
- Paper Artist
- Studio 12 at Ashland Art Center
- 357 E. Main Street
Though some people call me a 'paper artist' because most of the art that I make uses paper, I like to think of my art as creating memories in time. I commemorate old memories and create new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level, the emotional part of their being. The media I use include watercolor, bookbinding, calligraphy, paste papers, paper folding and lots of love.