Sunday, July 3, 2011

Style File: Chapter 2



Welcome to the 5th edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts. 


To start things off with a bang, postings from The Pulse started yesterday and are continuing today and tomorrow. Regular weekly postings begin on Sunday July 10th and will continue every Sunday thereafter. 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the start of the 5th edition, every person who leaves a comment on any of the first three postings will be eligible to win a copy of 'The Pulse - The Zine' from 2008, which is now out of print and unavailable. Comments close on Saturday July 9th and the winner will be announced on Sunday July 10th.



Style File is the 1st of 6 projects from The Pulse. Participants were asked: How would you describe your artistic style?

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Roxanne Evans Stout




I am a collage artist who loves biological illustration, landscapes and making or altering books. I also work on canvas and wood. I love to make things look old. My style involves layers of textured paints, scraping and tearing, and changing and adding to surfaces. I find all these processes so freeing after drawing and painting representationally for so many years. I guess I like to work with the abstract, classical and impressionist at different times depending upon my mood. Nature has a huge influence on all my art.
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Wen Redmond




When I work, I encourage a collaborative process with spirit, or my higher self, that mind-boggling principle of the universe. This process can also be called 'flow'. When you are in this state of mind, the intuitive is tapped and the work can become more than the sum of its parts. I work out insights, inspirations, feelings, and reactions to the outer world. Allowing time for these inspirations to percolate up from my unconscious is a vital part of my process.Work that happens without a forced hand seems to be the best. The unconscious becomes conscience.
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Chris Miser




Color and shape. I prefer the abstract, and an immediate impact, rather than a highly detailed, representational image which echoes the real. I rarely make representational art, and if I do, if is often pared to its essence.
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Nelda Ream




As an emerging artist, I feel that my style is still experimental. In this painting, Outside My Window, I was experimenting with contrast; contrast of color, pattern and texture.
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Kelly Kilmer




Personal. Vulnerable. Honest. Emotional. Heartfelt. Real. A quiet explosion of raw feeling and passion poured out onto the pages of a book.
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theresa mARTin




My style is eclectic and layered. Arsenic and Old Lace.
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Debrina - Debbie Price-Ewen




I love to blend and bleed my colours all at once, usually with quite a bit of layering and attention to detail. The result is a bit of a paradox: spontaneous and experimental but also controlled and precise.
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Deryn Mentock




Eclectic elegance: found objects, well worn and loved...sprinkled with gemstones, fossils, and religious artifacts...mixed with metal. I love combining materials and techniques in non-traditional ways. I'm not formally trained in jewelry making and I believe that allows me the freedom to work without pre-conceived ideas about what I should and shouldn't be doing.
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Holly Dean




I have an ongoing fascination with the connection between the past and present, be it historical or fantastical. This remains the driving force behind my artistic expression. Classical and fantasy literature, abbey ruins shrouded in mist, wonderfully gnarled trees and skillfully decorated manuscript pages inspire my style which is often described as being "medieval" in mood.
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Katherine Labbe AKA Miz Katie




Expressionistic, contemporary, mixed media portrait painter.
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38 comments:

Jill Zaheer said...

Thanks for another great Chapter in your Style File Seth. You continue to show us your great Houdini magic. These artists' works are super- and just love the eclectic styles of everyone- a great way to start day 2 of your triple header holiday weekend. Off to check out all of the talented artists blogs and websites.

Robert said...

More incredible work! I'm finding the artists comments about their own work, both illuminating, and great fun to read. Best "4th" EVER!!!

Teri said...

Love Roxanne Stout and Daryn Mentock here. You really know how to tempt someone, don't you Seth!!

Bill said...

Every time I see all these different styles of work, I think, "Why didn't I think of doing that?" I hope at least one person thinks that when they see mine. Beautiful art, everyone!

stregata said...

Love browsing through all these fantastic artists...

Marit said...

Aaahhh... another bunch of inspiring artists today! I will try to visit them ALL on their own blogs and sites... so much inspiration, my head spins! Thanks for making it possible Seth!

bockel24 said...

Wonderful entries, thanks for putting this new Pulse together! And of course I´d love to win your zine!

Dyche Designs said...

Such an amazing range of art. Thanks for drawing our attention to so many talented artists.

Holly Dean said...

So much wonderful work to inspire and feast the eyes on! And I love to read what everyone has to say... it's all individual, yet it's all connected. Thanks for including me, Seth! I look forward to diving into The Pulse every week and losing myself in the amazing artists' websites and blogs. And there's still tomorrow's Chapter - bonus!

Judy Shreve said...

Love seeing new artists and reading about their inspiration and process. Love these posts!

ArtPropelled said...

I enjoyed reading about each artist's style, thanks Seth. delighted to be included in the lucky draw for the 2008 zine.

jerseytjej said...

I love reading the artist's interpretation of their styles. Back for another few hours of divine blog hopping!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Seth, This is great, I'm so glad to see familiar names with their amazing work and the chance to be exposed to new inspiration from ones unknown to me previously!!
The best to you!!

getawayhouse said...

Love seeing new to me artists! Thanks for the links.

Cheryl

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Seth, this is another beautiful chapter in your "Style File."
Thank you so much for including me, here...I loved visiting and thinking, "oh thats my piece!"
These are all so fascinating to read.
A true celebration of art here!!!
roxanne

Pam McKnight said...

What great art and a great giveaway. I feel so privileged to be a part of this endeavor. Thanks Seth!

Approachable Art said...

Very neat blog... one day I'd love to find myself in your spotlight!

Jo Murray said...

What a great collection of diverse artists! Inspiring.

Deryn Mentock said...

Seth, thanks for bringing these artists to my cyber doorstep via style file. So happy to have been able to be a participant, as well!

Nelda said...

This is a wonderful issue of The Pulse, Seth. I'm really enjoying seeing these photos and descriptions of the contributors work.

Rita Timmons said...

Great mixed media examples! Love it.

Lisa said...

a fabulous mixed media of talent! loved seeing all the various styles and reading the artists comments. You've created such a wonderful community in the online art world and it just keeps growing! It's great to see some new names and different styles here.

Shayla said...

Wen Redmond is a new discovery for me. Glad to have seen it featured.

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Another fine collection of artists!

cerulean said...

You're sure a Houdini. Great, how you
communicate the art and the whole project and how you connect all the art bloggers in this way!

Anonymous said...

These artists are so inspiring...I enjoy seeing other artists works. Thank you Seth
patq

ArtSnark said...

Another fantastic instalment - many thanks! I can't wait to find out more about these exciting artists

Trudi Sissons said...

Great selection, variety and thoughts - each piece so passionate in its own unique way.
What a treat to visit these chapters.

Leslie said...

Always a pleasure, Seth!

Lay Hoon said...

Very inspiring compilation !
Thank you Seth.

Laura said...

It's so wonderful to see how we are also very creativity and the need to express that shows.

Cherie said...

Love these inspiring and motivating artists especially for those of us who live a solitary life with no outside artistic contact ... you're a gem Seth, Thank You.

altered bits said...

thank you so much for doing this seth -- i read this post and looked at all of the photos yesterday, then again today twice. it's all such beautiful work in so many different gorgeous styles and mediums. i've really enjoyed what these wonderful artists have shared with us here!

Debrina said...

Seth...you are magic! Seeing my work here on your page along with these fabulously talented artists makes me very happy indeed.

NatashaMay said...

Such fantastical choice of artists.

Dave said...

Wow...this is one great chapter! Very, very impressive!

Barbara I. said...

Thanks for Chapter 2. . .Can't wait to dive into investigating all the artists that have caught my eye but that I'm not familiar with.

Parabolic Muse said...

Seth, thank you so much for including me in the Pulse. I think I misunderstood at first and thought these would be a week apart! But I'm glad I came by to see so much great work. Zipping over to see the next installment.