Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #17

I created Featured Art Tuesday (FAT Tuesday) Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another--this includes all types of art mediums, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  

Valerie Greeley is an incredible illustrator and textile designer. As you can see by the piece above, her work is exquisitely detailed and absolutely lovely.  I am a longtime fan and am deeply inspired by this amazing artist who has a passion for pattern and creating books from start to finish--that includes illustration, decoration, printing and binding!  Since I've become acquainted with Valerie--I've made a few books from start to finish myself. 

Of the piece featured above Valerie writes, “I choose this new illustration to start off the year, I have brought the lemons, you will find hot water in the pot, now you need to add some honey, stir well with the spoon provided and help yourself to a piece of cake!"

To see more of Valerie's wonderful artwork visit Acornmoon.
I was fascinated by Rebeca Trevino's incredible box art.  I especially loved the one featured above.  She says she has been making boxes most of her life--even as a little girl.  Her description of herself as a child artist is charming.  Each box is beautifully crafted--each has a unique personality and message. 

Rebeca writes, ". . .   As each box emerges, it develops its own personality and strength.  At the heart of my work is the absolute need to recycle things, to rescue stuff that has been forgotten or thrown away.  In a sense the “stuff” gets reborn, it gains new meaning, a new career.  The materials I use seem to have a sadness to them.  I love taking unwanted items to create new images so people can see their own story. Each box is absolutely one of a kind.”

To see more of Rebeca's wonderful boxes visit Obtainium Art.

Patsy, a wonderfully creative collage and scrapbook artists lives in the Philippines.    I was totally fascinated and inspired by her journal--I've featured one of the pages above.  Each page is a study in fascination.  I absolutely LOVE her artwork and feel inspired to start a journal of my own, such as she has featured on her blog.

Patsy writes, “When I get home from work, I stay in my craft room and make collages, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and think of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away."

To see more of Patsy's marvelous journal art, visit HeARTworks.
I was totally captivated by Samantha Marshall's twisted wire jewelry.  As you can see by the lovely necklace pictured above, her work is so intricate, it boggles the mind.  I want to sit and stare each piece--wondering how she was able to create such beautiful things.  She creates Artist Trading Cards.  Her tiny paintings are also quite wonderful.

Samantha writes, I really love all sorts of art and at the moment I really enjoy making ATCs and jewellery. I am starting to get back into drawing as well, after 20 years of not doing any!!!  I love my job as a teacher and I am so lucky to be able to teach in many different areas in Western Australia. I am teaching in the far north-east of Western Australia at the moment and it's spectacular!!!!  I am so lucky to have a wonderful family-my daughters and my husband are a constant source of joy and inspiration.”

To see more of Samantha's intricately eclectic jewelry and artwork, visit Art Junket
Patricia Chapman's art  made me laugh--as you can see she has a tremendous sense of humor.  The piece above is called Power Hungry.  (grin)  Each of her one-of-a-kind pieces evoke strong emotions in me.  I was charmed.  I was amazed.  I was inspired.

Patricia writes, “I create assemblage and collage art using found objects and found images, text, and a large measure of humor. I draw my subject matter from life, love, and other impossible situations.”

To see more of Patricia's humorously creative artwork visit Assemblosity.
 If you would like to take part in FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight, 
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.


acornmoon said...

Thanks for featuring my artwork Beth. I am so pleased that you have tried book making yourself.

A happy New Year to you and yours. x

Grannie Annie said...

Very eclectic and fun FAT Tuesday Sissy Bea.
How are things in the great north west has is snowed up there yet...surely a snowflake or two has landed on your doorstep we have been inundated...hope all is well with you and the new year is treating you right...love you.

rebeca trevino said...

What a great feature Beth! I will be back often to check out the artists and the art you spotlight.

Keep creating!