Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #25

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 fan of Van Heist for years.  His drawings are creative and inspiring--his gifting is almost miraculous.  But this young artist is not only tremendously talented, he is a thoughtful, courageous person, who's insights bear perusal.  It is my privilege to introduce you to his inspiring artwork.

Of his work as an artist and cartoonist, VanHeist writes, "It's fun work, though any job has its frustrations, and comics often come saddled with the immediate frustration of knowing it's an uphill battle towards sustaining yourself through the long hours of work, both mentally and monetarily." 

To see more of VanHeist's wonderful artwork, visit VanHeist.

I have only recently become acquainted with Ruthie Redden's whimsical artwork.  The graceful detail she puts into her drawings amazes my eyes.  When I see her work, I am inspired.  She is not only a gifted artist, but is a tremendous photographer.

Ruthie writes, "As a pictorial story teller, I spend my time striving to create work that makes my heart sing. My hope is that the viewer may experience even a little of the pleasure from my work as i felt when creating it."  Indeed, to see her artwork is to feel a song.

Happily, Ruthie sells her artwork at her Etsy Shop, Mythweaver.  You can see her intricate art at Ruthie Reddon Artworks and view her wonderful photography at Precious Things.

I first met Dave Dube through Postcard Friendship Friday and photographer Abraham Lincoln.   Dave gathers old paperwork of every kind, then uses the paper to draw the most amazing pieces.  What a creative artist!  The spectacular drawing above is a recent entry in the Western Heritage Art Show.  This dear artist is not just only incredible artist, he is a genuinely lovely person.  You will love getting to know him and his work.

Dave writes, "I'm a sixty-two year old artist with a taste for history and the printed word. I've been putting my art on envelopes for well over fifty years, and still continue to do that either on a whim or of necessity. I consider Thank You cards a necessity!"

To see more of Dave's inspiring work, visit Old Paper Art.

Only a few days ago, my talented friend Tammie Lee introduced me to Kathy Hare's wonderful illustrations.  The piece above, entitled "Island" deeply touched my heart and filled my eyes.  This fills my heart, too.

Of this piece, Kathy writes, "My Island Print for sale on Etsy all proceeds to the British Red Cross to help the victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami." I find this piece very moving--my eyes fill with tears every time I look at it.

To see more of this precious artist's work, visit Moon Gazing Hare.  You can find this beautiful island piece along with others for sale on Etsy at Kathy Hare's shop.

I met Skylar McCready through some artist friends on Facebook.  What a wonderful artist she is--she fills her world with wit, whimsey and color.  She has an almost magical command of color and space.  When I see her work, I am instantly drawn to it.  What a fanciful artist she is!

Of herself, Skylar says, "I'm a "fabulous" nurse. Ask ANY of my residents! Enjoying being single... (until Mr. Right comes along that is).  I love cats and use my beloved Hyacinth as muse for many of my paintings. :D" 

Happily Skylar's artwork is available not only to peruse, but to purchase, on her webpage, Art by SkyM.

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.


Tammie Lee said...

Beth hello,
you have shared such wonderful art with us. I do love Kathy Hare's art as well as Ruthie's! The other art I am loving too. Thank you thank you!

ruthie said...

Beth, thank you so much for this feature, how lovely to come across it this morning, you made my heart smile & i needed that today. A great introduction to some other wonderful artists too, hope you are having a great week x

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Thank you for introducing me to these wonderful artists, whose work I might not otherwise have found!

Megan Coyle said...

what a lovely selection of work :) it's so inspiring to see such a wonderful group of creative, beautiful work

tera said...

As always, you find such wonderful artists to share! I have been a fan of Kathy's for some time, she is a master of expression!

skyM said...

Omgoodness I never knew this was here :) Thank you so much for all the wonderful words regarding myself and my artwork. Even Hyacinth had a little spring in her step as I read aloud to my family. This made my day!