Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #13

I created FAT Tuesday (Featured Art Tuesday) to showcase inspiring artists and to provide a forum for Artists to share their work with one another--this includes all types of arts, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  If you would like to take part in FAT Tuesday, these are the guidelines:

* Upload what you want to share onto your blog.
*  Don't forget to leave a link to your art on Linky tools.
*  Be sure to visit other artists who have left their link.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Be sure to leave a link to FAT Tuesday on your blog page.
 (You can copy the button at the bottom of the page if you'd like.)

J. Steven Hunt is an amazing artist.  I have had the honor of meeting this extraordinary artist personally.  He paints light.  His work fills my eyes and inspires me.  Steve is a master of many mediums--I found myself hard pressed as to which of his marvelous pieces to spotlight.  You'll be pleased to discover many of his paintings, both originals and prints are actually for sale!  You'll also love his clocks, which are whimsical and delight the eye.

Steve writes, "I guess I just love being an artist. I know I am one because the voices in my head all come from my right brain! Creativity is my adrenaline so I'm continually doing new things and avoiding repetition. I hope I never get pigeon-holed into “this is what I do.” I like photography, graphic design, acrylic painting, oil painting, woodworking, etc."

I believe Steve is another of the great artists of our age.  It is amazing that this great, yet humble man takes time to talk to, and advise artists who do not have his extensive experience.  He is a mentor and a teacher at heart.

To see more of Steve's fascinating artwork and indulge in some fascinating "artsy talk," visit The Right Brain.  I know he'd love to hear from you!

I found Tammie Lee through my Sister, Clytie.  Her exquisite images and lovely poetry are stunning.  I know the word "Stunning" is sometimes over used these days--but Tammie's photography can be described by exactly that word.  She is a brilliant photographer and artist who inspires my soul.

She says, "Capturing the beauty of our natural world with photography is a great passion for me...It is my attempt to capture a spirit that uplifts and ignites the majesty in our hearts."

To see more of Tammie's amazing photos, visit Spirit Helpers.

I have had so much fun getting to know Darlene.  She is a lovely lady who's effervescence is irresistible!  These are some of the dolls she's been making for the holiday season!  They are hand-made, seven inches tall and are on display at her local Art Center.  She is a multi-dimensional artist, who's work  enchants the eye.

She writes, "for some reason I just can't help but laugh to myself at these dolls. They just all have 'attitude' and when I set them together they look like they belong as a family and should never part from each other... I realize small things are so much more difficult then larger dollz... it is great fun creating these though... each has their own unique personality.. enjoy!"

 To see more of Darlene's Creations visit A Dancing Mango.

Here is another of my favorite artists, Lynn Risor.  She is an inspiration to me.  I have no idea how she is able to create the beautiful paintings she does--but I am grateful to God for her presence in this world.  She also does incredible murals, as well as animals painted on rocks which look so real they almost seem to move.  She is a brilliantly gifted artist.

Lynn writes, "I paint a LOT!!!  I'm a self-taught Texas whimsy artist.  Every time I paint anything that turns out half way 'OK' ... I'm tickled pink!!!"

To see more of Lynn's charming artwork, visit her blog and art gallery at L. Risor.

I have one of the most talented Sisters in the world.  Her creativity knows no bounds.  She is an artist,  creative writer and photographer.  Clytie sees things from a fascinating perspective. She finds unexpected beauty all around -- it might be a rusted hubcap, a tree reflected in a piece of broken window, or a hunk of unidentified metal lying in the leaves.  Clytie is one of my biggest inspirations.  She is a part of my heart -- her random way of seeing our world delights and fills my eyes.  She writes, "I see things differently. But that's okay. I am an artist. In my own way."

To see Clytie's intriguing art photography, visit Random Trash.


Anonymous said...

OMGSH, thank you so much.. YOU LITTLE STINKER!
I AM TEARED UP that featured me and what you wrote is so touching to my heart. I thank you Beth so much for sharing part of me with others. big warm hugs♥♥ Suddenly it is snowing..!

Grannie Annie said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you Sissy and all your wonderful artists...great artwork!!! Love you.

Tammie Lee said...

Beth, I came by to say hello and see what you are up to. I forgot all about your Fat Tuesday. Thank you, you have touched my heart by sharing what I do with your friends.
I bow in appreciation and friendship.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Clytie said...

To be included in this spotlight - amidst these INCREDIBLE artists ... well I am stunned. Thank you so much for putting me in such elite company! And thank you so much for the trip to the beach. I can't wait to start posting some of our adventures.

Lui said...

Creative works!