Tuesday, March 8, 2011

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #24

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.  

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

I have been a big fan of Darlene Pringle for some time now.  Her paintings are incredibly lovely and her work with clay makes me smile.  Darlene is a sunny person who's outlook is reflected in everything she creates.  This multi-talented artist has touched my heart on more than one occasion.  She is a good friend.

Darlene writes, "I am a self taught mixed media artist playing with acrylics, clay, dolls, I feel mixed media free's me to enjoy the creative process. I enjoy music, piano, traveling, theatre, antiques, floral gardening. I am a writer/Contributor for Christian Spotlight.net, an International Movie Review site."

To see more of Darlene's precious artwork, visit A Dancing Mango.  Happily, she sells her work too--you can peruse these wonderful pieces on Etsy at A Dancing Mango.

Joanna is another of my favorite artists.  I have been a follower of this wonderful artist from Germany for years.  It is my privilege to introduce her art to you!  She is a gifted illustrator who's imagination knows  no bounds.  Her artwork fills my eyes.

One of these days I will purchase a piece of her artwork.  She writes, "I am currently working on some Easter designs for this year, including ACEO's that will be put up at eBay in time for Easter. Also planning on selling a few limited edition ACEO prints at my Etsy shop soon, so keep an eye open! Just have to choose which one to start putting up first. I'm open for suggestions."

 To see more of Joanne's inspiring artwork, visit JBrommers.  You can also buy Joanne's beautiful artwork from her Etsy shop at Joanne Bromley Art.

Isn't this box just the cutest thing?  Carolee has a wonderfully unique style.  Her artwork is always beautifully engaging.  She is a dear lady, who's remarkable sense of humor makes the world a better place. 

Carolee writes, "...what a blessing it is to connect with like minded individuals all over the world. For those of us who work at home, and spend most of our days in solitude, that connection can be like finding water in the desert - and never more than when we're facing challenges or feeling a bit disconnected."

To see more of Carolee's delightfully whimsical world, visit King of Mice Studios 

Jillian Crider is new to me.  I found this Australian born artist, through some artists I know from facebook.  What an inspiration Jillian is!  I love the way she uses color and light in her lovely watercolor paintings.  I am inspired by the emotion she infuses into her artwork--how she accomplishes this is a mystery to me.  The piece pictured above is an ACEO--that means it is tiny--only 2.5x3.5 inches! 

She writes, "...I don't know re painting small. I paint big, too. In a way I don't find it different. I also paint way smaller. These (more recent pieces) were done with no magnification, no masking. ACEOs are good that way - just paint, no extras needed. I guess I have a steady hand..." 

To see more of Jillian's fabulous artwork, visit Art of Jillian Crider.  

I met Deann through my sister Clytie.  It is hard to believe how time has flown, but we've known one another for over a year now!  I have watched Deann's digital artwork blossom.  She is a true master at her craft--I know what it takes to be able to do what she does with digital art.   She is inspiring, warm and one of the kindest individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing.  She is my adopted sister.  I love her and you will too.

Deann writes of her artwork above, "What is more illusive then your reflection in a mirror...does anyone really know what they look like.  The longer you stare at your own image in a mirror the more distorted and unreal it becomes...a combination of reflected light and self image or self loathing as the case may be...a 3D subject projected on a two dimensional surface. Your own face in a looking glass the ultimate illusion."  What a wise girl she is!

To see more of Deann's marvelous and sometimes crazy artwork, visit The Whimsey Asylum.  

If you'd like to take part in FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
*  Don't forget to leave a link to your art here 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!)
* Put a link to FAT Tuesday in your blog entry.


peggy gatto said...

Loved seeing the artists!!

Anonymous said...

OMG.. BETH!! YOu are just something else! Thank you and Thank you.. I feel so priveleged!
I can't thank you enough*.. you are NEXT GIRL!
Hugs, Darlene ♥

Grannie Annie said...

Thank you Sissy dear I am so honored to be on your blog...have you gotten a new kitty yet? Your little cat picture reminded me that you were looking at one but I never heard how it came out.

Megan Coyle said...

what a great selection :) the clay figurine made me smile :)

Nina P. said...

Oh what a wonderful day for me to have time to go visiting around. Such a beautiful post and amazing artists!! (and you are one of them)

I am Blessed to have met you here and am thankful I can visit when I can. You are truly an Angel here on earth spreading joy and wonder around. Sharing and caring for others. Thank you Beth for being you.

Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Tammie Lee said...

I love meeting new and wonderful artists through you! You choose gems. Thank you.

Deborah said...

Just thought you are linked to my WP Blog ... http://harobedretsiger.wordpress.com/
and I also have one here on Blogger that I will link with you tomorrow!