Monday, July 4, 2011

Style File: Chapter 3


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 have run since Saturday. 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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Dorothy Simpson Krause




My work is usually done in series, responding to some issue that I'm exploring using a wide variety of media. My latest series, "Visions", references the poem "Kubla Kahn"in which Coleridge describes a savage place, with holy and enchanted caverns, wall, towers and a sacred river where "The shadow of the dome of pleasure floated midway on the waves." These haunting images of submerged architectural passageways, lit from within, reflect the branches of trees and illuminate floating leaves and flowers. This image, Holy and Enchanted, exists both as a lenticular print and as a monoprint on fresco.
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Julie Prichard




I love things that look dirty and worn...abstract. Aged like they have been around for years. (Oil Slick, 2011)
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Kathryn Dyche Dechairo

If I had to describe my artistic style it would be textured art paintings which combine a modern aesthetic with my love of nature. Texture has always been key to me so it seemed natural to incorporate a textural element within my work. I try to create pieces that make me want to touch them so when they evoke the same reaction in someone else it makes my heart soar.
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Dayna J. Collins




I am a lover of bright, bold colors, texture, layers, and mark-making. I love painting, collage, assemblage, and working with metal; I especially love combining a bit of everything together. I am truly a mixed-media artist. (Justify)
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dorit Elisha




My artistic style, which is visible also in my home decor and the way I dress, is an "eclectic Bohemian mix of material, color and texture". I am an avid collector of stuff, and my art tends to be busy as well.
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Eric Adama




Lyrical Abstraction. (Passage. The journey is the destination)
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Martha Marshall




My style is abstract, intuitive, and is based on my immediate responses to the piece as it develops.  The minute I start to let my left brain get in the way of my work, I might as well leave the studio and do something else for the rest of the day. Here is a painting that I think shows how I work. (Ritual 23)
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Patti Edmon




My 'style' is entirely intuitive...with a history of writing and photography but no inherent drawing skills, mixed-media collage - with an emphasis on detail and texture - is my M.O.
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Donna Joy




Is there a term for rust-loving, shabby, vintage with occasional humor thrown in?
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Angela Cartwright




Unruly...but not in a bad sense. The most destructive thing in art is to be paralyzed by the way your brain tells you something should look. Listen instead to your gut and let the should's and the must's not get in the way of the muse. I've included the mixed media piece 'Clarity' - a melange of where my art is right now.
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Next 'Style File' will be posted Sunday, July 10th.

38 comments:

Lay Hoon said...

Again, It's such a blast !!
Thank you for the giveaway.

Angie in AZ said...

I love seeing so many familiar names of artists I have met in real life or know from the online community. It's so interesting to see how each artist describes their own style. Great to see work from artist's whose names are new to me as well! Great job, Seth!

Robert said...

I am drawn to so many of the pieces that have appeared in "Style File" over the last three days. What a treat! In today's sampling, work by Dayna, dorit, Eric, Donna, and Angela particularly spoke to me. I loved Dayna's free-spirited approach to her art. The complexity of dorit's work, that she calls "busy," is, to me, visually captivating, and also a tendency towards which I lean in my own work. Eric's lively abstract collage/paintings are unbelievably fresh, and an absolute delight to look at (love those colors!). Donna's mixed media photo piece has a kind of painterly depth that draws you in, and makes you wonder about the lives of the figures in the photo. Angela's piece goes a long way in showing what can be done with black, white and shades of grey, incorporating a very pleasing composition, which creates a kind of lyrical presence. What a wonderful three days this has been, Seth, and what amazing, inspiring artists have already shared their "styles" with us. The Pulse #5 is off to an incredible start!

Annie said...

Already with these first 3 posts, you've set up a Summer browsing list!! Many of these artists are new to me, so that makes it even more of a treat. Thanks for such a great set of links.

Anonymous said...

So much inspiration, new ideas, new artists to check out... my Summer will be filled with art thanks to all the links! And it goes on and on... WOW!

Marit said...

(I hit the publish comment too soon... former comment was made by me, Marit)

cerulean said...

Another inspiring pulse. Looks great again. Thanks for including my work.

Kim Palmer said...

What an interesting collection of artists posted so far Seth. It's always fascinating to see how others describe their own artistic styles. I look forward to reading more, as always!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

It is truly amazing to me to see different artist continuing to be so very different! =J

Holly Dean said...

Another day of fabulous art and words. Thanks for all you do, Seth. Yay for the online artists' community!!!

Laura A. said...

Today's Pulse chapter was brilliant Seth! I met some artists whose work is amazing and got re-familiar with artists whose work I love. Thanks.

Dyche Designs said...

Loving the artists so far, lots of browsing to do.

heregoes said...

Beautiful works....so inspired.

Marcia said...

What a lot of work for you to organize all this, Seth. Bravo! The artworks are all so beautiful and I'm enjoy seeing all of the submissions... many names I have seen and it's interesting to see how people sum up their art style. Marcia

Leslie said...

Thanks, as always, for the mind-opening links. Your blog is the source for so much inspiration!

ArtSnark said...

I am really enjoying the variety of styles & mediums in these pieces. Already looking forward to next week's installment

Jane said...

I found my way here through Dyche Designs and am newly discovering this online community. What a wealth of talent and diversity of style. I love seeing how each artist expresses their style. Can't wait to come back to visit and see more. Thanks to everyone who is putting in so much work to organize this.

Jill Zaheer said...

Gee- I think the bases are now loaded!! Great 4th of July weekend showing and today's posting is again wonderful. So interesting to see the interpretations of styles- love enlarging each photo to then seen the corresponding details. Thanks again for all the tremendous hours you put in to make this all come together and happen for us!

Patti said...

Thanks for the post Seth - it's so incredible to be in the company of so many amazing artists! I look forward to perusing this - and future - Style Files! Happy 4th!

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

I'm enjoying scrolling through these posts and "meeting" some new artists. Some great work and insights. Thanks, Seth!

amyd said...

it's been great to see the different styles and approaches to collage - I can't wait for the rest of the series - thanks much for sponsoring this!

Dianne said...

Another great series. We search for our style and then often have trouble describing it... some names of artists I am not familiar with, so will be checking out their sites!thank you...

Anonymous said...

Another great post. I love seeing familiar names of artists I have followed for years and now will enjoy checking the artists I am not so familiar with. Thanks so much Seth.
patq

alteredbits said...

sheer gorgeousness! i love this collection of art and words as much as the last, and the huge array of styles and mediums. thank you so much, seth. this is all so very much fun!!

Debrina said...

Totally giddy with inspiration now! It's also fantastic fun reading the comments here. Marvelous stuff!

Laura said...

totally amazing.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Such a mix of interesting art and styles. It's like going to a Gallery with a National show, but this can be accessed by our fingertips. I have enjoyed going to many of the artists websites and blogs. Thank you Seth what a gift you have given us!

sharon said...

very inspirational, touching work. I was drawn in particular to Dorothy Simpson and Anela Cartwright, beautiful work ladies. Thak you for another great chapter..

Karin Bartimole said...

i'm enjoying the way you've chosen to group artists seth. the art work has been amazing - some familiar, some new, and reading about their artistic styles has been a lot of fun. I'm impressed by how concise and well folks have been able to verbalize such a potentially huge topic! well done, all around :)

Arabella said...

Delectable!!! Now that I've gorged myself on images, I'm licking my fingers and dipping them in paint.

Svetlana said...

Looking at the first 3 posts and the artists published I truly feel honored to be included in this edition of the Pulse. Thank you for this exciting opportunity, Seth.

Teri said...

Love Angela Cartwright's art AND her comment. Such good advice!

Martha Marshall said...

Seth, I love the mix of styles and richness of techniques represented here. It's like being in a wonderful exhibition. I'm honored to be included.

Thanks for consistently having such creative ideas for bringing artists and their works together in one beautiful blog.

NatashaMay said...

Wow! Love all the artist and how they explain their style. :)

Dave said...

This are absolutely incredible! Very impressive!!! I have been away on vacation the last two weeks...trying hard to catch up with all my blog-readings!!

Barbara I. said...

Another great compilation of art. Thanks for gathering these and posting them so we can be inspired. Truly grateful here!

Parabolic Muse said...

These are stunning. I would single some out, but every time I look through them, I find all of them fascinating. Lucky us, that you would compose this appreciation and inspiration for us.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

I appreciate the interesting work that you have done on your blog. Well done and keep up the good work!