Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #50

This is my 50th FATuesday Artist Spotlight!  I'm so excited -- I can't believe we've actually hit the Fiftieth blog entry mark!  Thank you dear artists and friends for your support!  ~ Beth

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, cooking, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including drama, 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. 
To join us for FATuesday, link up at the bottom of the page. 
I hope you will join in the fun.

I've been acquainted with Lynn Risor's extraordinary artwork for over ten years now.  I first saw one of her charming rock paintings in Gig Harber, Washington.  I never forgot her name and always looked for her work.  I finally found her on DA, an online art page!  Lynn is not only an incredibly talented artist, but she is dear and sweet person in real life.  I am honored to call this incredible artist, my Friend.

Lynn writes of herself, "I am what I am! A child of God, daughter, sister, niece, mother, grand mother, friend, probably foe, sinner saved by grace, artist, and lover of life! I paint happy pictures often depicting furries, or feline, but prefer to remain separate from my art, to be seen as who I am - ME!"

To see more of Lynn's stunning artwork visit her on facebook at L. Risor Artist.  Her online gallery can be found at L. Risor.  Happily, she does work on commission and you can buy many of the pieces she shows online. 

I was so happy to find this wonderfully eclectic artist.  Hannah Redden's gracious artwork is lovely.  The way she sees her world and interacts with various mediums to create such unique pieces, inspires my soul. 

Hannah writes, "I'm working on a collection along the lines of 'Royal Oak' or something royalesque, I'm not quite sure of the exact name but I really like the theme.  I've been working with water colour and pen & ink, I recently got Photo Shop for my laptop so will soon be transferring my designs into screen images and repeat designs ready to be transferred into textile images.  I'm so excited!” 

To see more of Hanna's amazing artwork and read more about her fascinating adventures in the art world, visit Hannah Redden Print and Textile Artist.  

autumn's soft breeze
became a new season
~ Tammie Lee

Isn't this lovely?  There is a soft beauty which flows from Tammie's graceful artwork which fills one's heart with wonder.  The words she writes to accompany her art and photography often touch my heart in a way I can't explain.

The way Tammie presents Montana's glorious mountains, rivers, flora and fauna is truly inspired.  She has a special gift to see her world in a way most people don't.  She is a dear friend and a great inspiration to me personally.

Tammie writes,  “Hello, my name is Tammie. I am a nature photographer and writer of poetry. I live in a wee cabin surrounded by woods, meadows and wildlife. Friends and family are dear to me. Days are filled with creative projects of many sorts.” 

To see more of this enchanting artist's work, visit Beauty Flows.  Her extraordinary photography can be found at Spirit Helpers.  Happily, you can also acquire Tammie's splendid photography through her Etsy shop, Montana Nature Photography

I am not sure how we first became acquainted, but I adore Karen!  Karen Xavier's pictured recipes are irresistible!   My mouth waters every time she posts one of them on her blog.  I am sure the fabulous aroma permeates the internet -- right onto my computer.  MMmmMmm!  But she is not only an extraordinary cook, she is also a marvelous photographer! 

I love to peruse her blog, which chronicles her life and adventures in South India.  As you can see by the photo above, she finds some fascinating subjects.

Karen writes, “I had a great childhood, grew up with twin brothers & a younger sister, (so you can imagine how a house with four kids is like) there was always the sound of things breaking, mom shouting, we kids fighting, laughing or crying... t'was chaos but it was a fun kinda chaos. Now all of us manage to get together once a year during the most wonderful season, Christmas. This is the month I live for... I also live for chocolates, ice cream, the rain, the ocean, the smell of something baking, music, memories, laughter, books, and a whole lot more.”  I enjoyed Karen's description of her growing up years!  I grew up in the same kind of wonderfully chaotic family. 

To check out Karen's scrumptious recipes and photography visit her blog, Contemplations and Ruminations.  To read more about her fascinating life in South India, visit Karen Xavier’s Photography, a Picture isWorth a Thousand Words…

Kelly Medford is new to me.  I was charmed and inspired by her astonishing oil paintings.  I have only done one oil in my life--now that I see Kelly's striking paintings, I feel like trying oils again.  Her style is so distinctive -- I love her use of color and the way she creates movement in her astonishing paintings.  

Of the painting above, Kelly writes, “I've started but never finished many a painting here of the same clump of cypress trees. In the past each time I started a painting here it either got too complicated trying to look up and deal with the drawing of all those branches, the light and shadow and then all that straggly Spanish moss hanging everywhere, so I never finished a painting here until today. This time I told myself  I was going to pick one tree and see it through. I got into painting this tree and wanted to see it through to the end.”

To see more of this remarkable artist's inspiring work, visit Adventures in Painting.  

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.


Tina´s PicStory said...

this cat has same colors like my one :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

i saw the heart of course :) it´s planed for clytie :)

Tammie said...

hello dear Beth,
such a lovely surprise to see my arts on your blog! Thank you so much!

Love all the other arts you are sharing! I will have to visit.

sending love,

Kelly Medford said...

Hi Beth and thank you so much for sharing my work, what a fabulous surprise!
Hope you can come and paint with me sometime in Rome, now that's inspiring!

Karen Xavier said...

Beth, it's wonderful to be featured here with some truly talented people. Thanks a bunch, I am delighted...

Lois said...

Congratulations on #50 Beth!