Art by Kaylee Morgan

Connecting the principles and elements of design to the human experience is the foundation of all my work. Art opens my perception to share and express the intangible aspects of life that are not easily explained. Everything around me teaches lessons that grows my inner being and art is my only outlet to comprehension.

Abundance
Abundance (oil on paper)

This piece is filled with odd angles and bold colors to show the concept behind the true meaning of abundance. Abundance is everywhere if we look in the right direction and angle. Even in the fruit we eat, its strength and natural healing properties are undermined on the daily, generally. So to show the abundance in the simple things in life, I painted this fruit still life to make you look a little deeper -in between the lines- of your daily life. To show that there really is always something to be grateful for, even if in that the moment, it might just be the fruit you eat.

Womban
Womban (watercolor, charcoal, pastels on paper)

The concept behind this mixed media piece is to show the different aspects and layers to a woman. She walks with poise and charisma with her head and chest up high, projecting fearlessness, which is what strong womanhood is all about. The warm colors embrace the touch and energy the feminine gives to the world and her abstract strokes and shapes show the multidimensionality of the female mindset.


Kaylee Morgan is a Chilean American fine artist who explores the depths of nature, humanity, and the unknowns with her art career. She has focused on mastering her art knowledge and skills for over 12 years and jump started her professional art career with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Oregon State University. She currently resides in Bend, OR, working as a professional artist creating her own art works, custom art works, and assisting in a local Latin American Folk Art gallery. You can see her portfolio online and view her shop of Etsy.

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Art by Simone Delise Hill


FB_IMG_1491368534193.jpgSimone Delise Hill is a twenty-nine-year-old, self taught, female contemporary artist and writer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Simone’s work consists of all original concept acrylic paintings, poetry, and screenplays. She paints what appeals to her, be it a bowl of rice and beans or a woman’s bush.  Her general theme is bright and bold colors against black and white; with the main concepts being women, human connection, perception and self awareness or lack there-of. Simone’s paintings are an attempt to understand.

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Architectural Art

Sometimes architects need barrier free expression without everyday reality parameters such as building codes, structural limitations, and high-society expectations.

Take some mechanical leftovers, organize them like a Michelangelo study, and slap them on canvas like graffiti tags. The result is a Floater work: an architectonic mind blitz cross-pollinating between exploratory sketches, mechanical schematics, and an urban computer crash.

Seldom are the logic and order of tectonics slammed together with the anarchic stylings of flamboyant street art, but Floater pushes to bring measurable order out of seemingly chaotic brainstorms.


Schooled as an architect in southern Tornado Alley, and harboring the ‘wannabe’ aspirations of a graffiti artist, Floater grew up on video games and Japanese cartoons (sometimes one and the same). Due to a demanding career schedule, Floater struggles finding spare time, and creates art at any opportunity available.

See more of his work on his website and Pinterest.

Interview with Artist Sophia Rodionov

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How did you first get into art, and what was the first medium you used?

My first “meeting” with an art was in a childhood when I drew and painted as every kid does. But I was lucky, and my parents entered me to the Art School for kids at the age of three, because they saw how much I loved to paint. First art materials which are used in an Art School are pencil, of course, watercolor, and gouache. 

unspecified-5Since then, I have come a long way to the point I’m now in: I worked in all kinds of media: acrylic, oil, pastels; I worked with black and white traditional film photography, and I was a glass artist for many years, including fused glass, painted glass, and stained glass. Then, I went back to painting about four years ago and felt in love with watercolor.

You work primarily with watercolors. What drew you to this medium, or what about the way watercolors work appeals to you?

As many things in our live happens by accident, the same was about my start of working with watercolor. When my daughter was born, I’ve realized that I couldn’t continue working with glass as it was before, because a lot of dangerous glass parts are spread from studio out, and also because it takes a lot of time to prepare things, to get started, and the process itself. But it was clear for me that I wanted to create things and I couldn’t live without, so I found my old box with watercolor paints and started to sketch with it. Continue reading

Passing On by Will McMillan

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My grandmother lay unconscious in her bed. She was surrounded by her children, along with their children, who ranged in relation from grand up to great. This woman we knew as our grandmother was dying. With loud, clumsy gasps she struggled for air, driven down into lungs that were slow to disperse the oxygen she needed to sustain her frail body. Her death was as imminent as shadows at sundown, and was being encouraged by her loved ones to embrace the inevitable.

“You can let go now, grandmother. It’s okay. Just let go.” Continue reading

Photography by Kate Salvi Part 2

After struggling for decades with manic depressive illness, I find great solace and peace through photography and painting. It helps me concentrate on the present moment. My artwork depicts my love of nature, as well as the way I feel at different times throughout my illness.


Kate Salvi is an award winning photographer residing in Providence, RI.  Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, and she hopes to continue to show her work well into the future. Kate runs a small photo greeting card business and they are sold in 15 shops now, including Rhode Island School of Designs’ store. She is also hoping to grown the business into larger shops as time continues.

See more of Kate’s work on her website.

Photography by Kate Salvi Part 1

After struggling for decades with manic depressive illness, I find great solace and peace through photography and painting. It helps me concentrate on the present moment. My artwork depicts my love of nature, as well as the way I feel at different times throughout my illness.


Kate Salvi is an award winning photographer residing in Providence, RI.  Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, and she hopes to continue to show her work well into the future. Kate runs a small photo greeting card business and they are sold in 15 shops now, including Rhode Island School of Designs’ store. She is also hoping to grown the business into larger shops as time continues.

See more of Kate’s work on her website.