Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #20

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 every type of medium, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  
I hope you will join in the fun!

I have been a big fan of James Browne's artwork for several years.  His work is ever inspiring to me--I  LOVE his unique style and the whimsical way in which he views his world.  As he states, he paints for those who remember what it is like to walk in the heart space of a child.  

James writes, “The older I have become and as my artwork matures the more my heart yearns to create. This yearning becomes a passion and my true emotions flow out of me as I paint. When you create, I believe you have to open yourself up and reach deep within to really get a feel for what you're all about and what you hope to say or express in your painting. Then everything you paint becomes real to you and for the viewer anything is possible. I paint for just that reason. It is a wonderful feeling to share my imagination and emotions with people through my paintings.” 

To see more of James Browne's whimsical artwork, visit Everland.

I have only recently discovered the wonderful artwork of Laurie J. Grove.  The little Jack Russell terrier above is an example of the exquisite detail found in her art.  Her cats are also beautiful.  Laurie is a natural born artist who has the gift of drawing the essence of her subjects into the pieces she creates--each one is delightfully inspiring.  Laurie attended the University of Texas in Austin and Texas Tech University.  There she studied photography, drawing and sculpture.  Her artwork can be found in all 50 states and in over 37 countries.  It is a privilege to know this lovely lady.

Laurie writes, "I have always loved the arts and can remember being pretty serious working with my pastels and charcoals before age 10..."

To see more of Laurie's fabulous art visit Art by L. J. Grove.   

I am also featuring my talented sister Clytie, who's artwork totally inspires me and fills my eyes.  I love the art she creates from "genuine" graffiti, trash and recycled treasures.  Each of her amazing works of art, are one of a kind and absolutely beautiful.  I am in awe of her imagination and creativity.  Sissy is a HUGE inspiration to me. 

Clytie writes about the source of the graffiti she uses in many of her artistic creations.   "I watched as the abandoned mega-church across the street became a magnet for taggers and graffiti artists. Many works of art were made on walls backed with drywall. Subsequent vandals kicked in these walls, leaving pieces of graffiti scattered around. I picked these up, removed the drywall backing, and turned them into art. The mega-church is now cleaned out - no more graffiti. But I have my stash!!!"

To see more of Clytie's incredible graffiti art, visit Random He'Art'Work.

It is only recently I became acquainted with Georgina Bedwell and Midnight the Wonder Cat.  What a delightful blog--depicting the daily blog of a fictitious cat--but as she says, don't tell him, he doesn't know.  I fell in love this blog.  With the recent loss of our own dear Bootz--the adventures of Midnight (from a cat's view), made me laugh and inspired my heart.  Thank you Georgina!

Georgina writes of herself, “I am a daughter, a friend, a girlfriend, a grand-daughter an artist, an aspiring writer, a wise cracker, a dreamer, and a thinker who above all else wants to create a beautiful life.”

To see more of Georgina Bedwell's engaging art, visit Midnight's Blog.

I LOVE the artwork of Elizabeth W. Sever.  Her birds are especially darling.  The detail of her work is astounding, as is the warm feel she infuses into each piece.  She makes me smile--the way she sees the world is wonderful and the sometimes hidden humor in her pieces is inspiring.

Elizabeth writes, “I love birds. They remind me of people I have met..” 

To see more of Elizabeth's fabulous artwork, visit Elizabeth W. Seaver Fine Art.

 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.


Google Group said...

I love your Fat Tuesday lineup! I'm honored to be included :-) I'm off to lose myself in all these wonderful artists sites that you've posted. many thanks, laurie

Looking to the Stars said...

This is great! I love looking at all the artists work. Great job :)

Julia Christie said...

Great group of artists and so much fun to see such great animal art!


Clytie said...

Oh sissie! You made me get all teary! It is YOU who has been so inspirational to ME, you know. I never would have thought of myself as an artist - let alone worthy of being featured with these AMAZING fellow artists here - without you. Thank you, sissie.

Grannie Annie said...

Hi my Sissy Bea...So many ways that we express ourselves and all of them wonderful.
I hope you're feeling better...I look forward to seeing your new little furry friend...I hope he puts a smile on your face. It seems like life just goes amuck every once in awhile...spring is coming my dear...love you.

tera said...

Once again you have found wonderful artists to share. :) I especially love that little terrier, what a sweet expression to catch! :)
Hugs to you!