Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #37

I created Featured Art Tuesday Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another -- this includes every type of medium, sculpture, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  The list goes on and on.  

Each one of us is creative in one way, or another -- FATuesday Artist Spotlight celebrates the creativity found in every person.

  For details on how to join FATuesday Artist Spotlight  
see the bottom of the page.
I hope you will join in the fun!

I found Lisa Adams and her delightful artwork on facebook through some of my art friends.  What a charming collection of artwork she has.  This gifted artist always makes me smile with the antics of her cat and mouse friends.  I saw an original of Lisa's work at a friend's home, it was exquisite.  The detail she puts into some of her tiny paintings is mind-boggling.

Lisa writes, "I am a self taught artist, specializing in animals, through small format art and ACEO's. I have studied the art and writings of numerous wildlife and nature artists for over 20 years, and continue to educate myself to this day. My work can be found in homes throughout the world, and I hope it brings joy or at least a chuckle to those who own it."

You can find more of Lisa's marvelous artwork at CreationArts, and facebook at CreationArts by Lisa Adams.  Happily, you can buy all kinds of wonderful artsy things through her Zazzle page at CreationArts.

It was love at first sight when I found Lindsey's Dinky Darlings.  Her whimsical sculptures of faeries and elves are so lovely.  I adore them.  How she is able to put so much personality and joy into these small beings is a mystery to me.  Lindsey has a delightful sense of humor which makes me laugh out loud sometimes.  Visit her website and you'll see what I mean!

Lindsay writes, "I start out with a lump of clay some wire and just let my created hands create ... no molds  so each in a one of a kind the only one like it in the whole world ... most all have a head, hands, and feet ( or shoes ) sculpted out of a mix of polymer clays then their head tilts their arms bend and legs move just about anyway you would like them to .... so fun to pose them, most will sit stand or lay down. They can sit in a chair or on a shelf ... but for those of us who believe, know you may want to keep your eye on them since they may not stay put !!!  Fairies are little stinkers you know, especially mine ... I know where all the missing socks, remotes, and  keys go ( the fairies took them ), so watch out when you invite one into your home.  Things might just come up missing ...now you can blame it on the fairies." 

To see more of this delightful artist's creations, visit Dinky Darlings.

One of my favorite places to visit as a kid, was Peterson's Rock Garden.  I have wonderful memories of this magical place.  There you can find miniature buildings, monuments, lagoons, and bridges, surrounded by lush gardens with lily ponds and little streams.  

Ramus Peterson built his rock garden with colorful Oregon rocks--agates, obsidian, petrified wood, malachite and jasper.  What an incredibly creative artist he was!  This wonderful artist was only 17 when he left Denmark in 1900.  Eventually he settled near Redmond, Oregon.  Over the years, he collected all kinds of colorful local rocks from an 85-mile radius of his home. Ramus started building with them in 1935.  At first, it was just a small rockery near his home.By the time he died in 1952, he left a legacy of artwork enfolding four acres of incredible beauty.

Ramus loved his new country.  In front of the Statue of liberty he built, rests a bronze plaque upon which he wrote, "Enjoy yourself: it's later than you think."

This wonderful rock garden is still open to this day.  It is a lovely place to visit when driving through Central Oregon.  There are more beautiful pictures of this wonderful place at The Peterson's Rock Garden.

Here is another talented artist who's humor delights my eyes.  I only recently discovered the artwork of Karen Vesk.  Her hilarious cats ride bikes, sometimes sport sunglasses and  have all kinds of zany adventures.
Karen writes of her website, "Welcome... Here you'll find some of the sauciest, cutest, silliest art around."  And it is true--you can't help but smile when you set eyes on Karen's artwork.  

To see more wonderful artwork and photography visit Sunshine Sketches.  For intriguing items emblazoned with her fabulous artwork visit Karen's Zazzle page at Sunshine Sketches.  If you'd like to keep up with her latest thoughts and projects visit her blog at Sunshine Critters.  

I adore the flower pastel above done by Peggy Gato.  This versatile artist dabbles in many mediums--even pastels!  I have a great admiration for anyone who can make something beautiful using pastels.  As you can see, that is exactly what Peggy has done!  What an amazing artist she is!

Peggy writes, "I love pastel ! I do a painting with the pastels and then go back and add color and details by using water and a brush. I shave the pastels I want to use with an exacto knife into a small palette. Then I dip a brush into water and mixed the "powder" to add more colors. It gives it a nice painterly look." 

To see more of Peggy's creative ventures, visit Peggy’s Mixed Up Art.

If you'd like to take part in FATuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
*  Don't forget to leave a link on Linky tools.
*  Visit other artists who have left their links.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Add a link to FATuesday in your blog entry.

Have a lovely week!  And Happy Birthday to me! 

1 comment:

peggy gatto said...

Hey, what a nice surprise!!!
Thank you for your lovely post!!!