Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #48

I created Featured Art 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, sculpture, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry. The list goes on and on. 
Each one of us is creative in one way, or another -- FATuesday Artist Spotlight celebrates the creativity found in every person.  
Link up at the bottom of the page. 
I hope you will join in the fun. 

I only recently discovered Joel Haas, through a quote from one of our FATuesday's featured artists.  Joel's sculpture is delightfully inspiring.  He infuses each of his unusual pieces with vivid personality.  One expects these whimsical  metal sculptures to turn and wink when no one is watching. 

 Joel writes, “I make whimsical animals for the garden. Most pieces are welded and forged together from scrap steel parts and painted with rust-resistant primer. The final colors are applied with sign-painters' lacquers which won't fade in sunlight.  Some people have asked me if there is any serious or deep meaning to my work. I say, ‘I hope not. There're already enough serious and deep meanings in the world to keep thousands of art critics busy.’  I just make stuff that transports me to a happier place where I can hum and whistle.  Art can do that.”

You can see more of this wonderful artist's work when you visit Joel Haas Sculpture.  

The extraordinary art of Sergei Shillabeer fills my eyes to the brim.  His inspiring use of color and light seem almost supernatural.  There is a transcendent, translucent glow to each of his paintings.  Born in 1946 in Binghamton, New York, Sergei received his early art training in Chicago and during the late 1950's in Los Angeles.  His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in the Netherlands, Mexico, and Japan.  It is no surprise he has exhibited in conjunction with the United Nations and was exhibited solo at the National Academy of Arts and Sciences!

Sergei writes, My training came primarily by staring and staring at the masters at museums every chance I could get. I have a fondness for Monet and especially Manet and an absolute love for Sargent and Jouquin Sorolla…”    

To see more of this gifted artist's work, visit his art page at Bull Dog Studio.  You can also find him on facebook at Sergei Shillabeer Art.  

I found the enchanting clay art of Abby Moore on Facebook.  Her charming work is so inspiring.  Because of this artist's creative work, I have felt the urge to dig my fingers into polymers again.  As you can see, Abby's Christmas ornaments are gorgeous.  Some of her fascinating artwork looks as though she's quilted her designs from cloth--only it is clay. 

Abby writes, “I’ve been sculpting since I was a little child. Of course back then, I only played with play-doh. Thank goodness I found polymer clay for a history project when I was 11 years old. I’ve been claying ever since and would be lost with out it. It is such a wonderful experience every time I sculpt something new with polymer clay! That’s why I love it so much.”

To see more fabulous clay pieces, visit Abby's Polymer Clay.  You can also find her on facebook at Abby's Art.

The exquisite artwork of Danny Hahbohm speeds right past the eye gate into one's very soul.  When I visit his webpage I come away refreshed.  His artwork is truly inspired and inspiring.  He paints light as though he has already visited heaven, if that were possible.  His artwork speaks truth without saying one word.

Danny writes, “…I have a place I call my God room.  It’s just a back porch that overlooks God’s domain, which for me is a small pond and a section of the woods joining with some condos and a pool.  It is just some place where I get to be with God alone.  Just He and I as we talk and share our thoughts together…”

To see more of this gifted artist's extraordinary work, visit The Inspired Art of Danny Hahlbohm

I found the photography of Kannus-Maoo quite by accident.  Her macro work is incredible--a poetic dance between camera and subject.  I love to take pictures of tiny things--her pictures inspire me to greater heights.

Kannus-Maoo writes, "I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it." 

To see more of this exciting photographer's work, visit Kannus-Maoo. 

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


Jane Westwell said...

A really diverse collection of pieces here, each one a gem in its own unique way! Thank you for bringing them to our attention :-)
The Time Sculptor

Anonymous said...

they are all lovely and unique in there special way. It is amazing to see such talent!
Thanks for sharing Beth!

tera said...

Sorry for being so absent! Life has clearly been getting in my way!!

I love your FATuesday stuff. That little metal birdie absolutely needs to come live at my house! :)