images by Bill Fulton Imagine the leap of faith (and determination) it would take for a young couple with three children to raise, to see if they could survive on income from their creativity. That’s what Lee and Joe Bennion did, supporting each other in their work as […]
In the February 2011 edition of 15 Bytes Carol Fulton takes a look at the artistic side of well-known publisher Gibbs Smith.
As has happened with many before her, Jan Andrews’ epiphany came in the desert. She was in the Sinai studying the Bedouin for an anthropological project when she became convinced that her future lay in images rather than words. She returned to her home in Utah, began learning […]
“His art works have become some of the most mechanically developed in the area, and some of the most metaphorically rich. As Porter points out, ideas are important, but an idea that cannot be executed is of little worth, and a hands-on knowledge of materials and mechanics can […]
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“Sam Wilson has taught at the University of Utah for over thirty years, so his iconic paintings, densely packed with pop and art-historical figures are familiar to most in Utah’s art community. In this, our first installment of a video interview as artist profile, Carol Fulton sat down […]
An Addiction to Colored Pencils A video interview with Erica Houston Portrait painting is a notoriously difficult task, and not just because the ability to achieve a reasonable likeness with line and color is a craft that requires hours of dedication. Dealing with the emtoins and self-image of […]
If you’ve visited Artspace City Center (home of Art Access Gallery, Tanner Frames Gallery and uaf Gallery) you’ve probably seen the work of Blue Critchfield. For years his large paintings mixing realistically rendered figures with surreal elements and abstracted styles caused visitors to stare through the glass walls […]
photos by Zoe Rodriguez Finding Leslie Thomas in her studio is akin to looking for Waldo in a rabbit warren. She and her artist husband, Mark Knudsen, are nestled in a back corner of the maze of studios, galleries, classrooms and frame shops cobbled together from three old […]
When we arrive at Silvia Davis’ house in Teasdale, Utah, we are greeted by two calm and friendly dogs. They don’t belong to Silvia and her husband Paul , they just like their place. It is a charming, peaceful setting, with an old gingerbread-trimmed house set back from […]
It turns out that it’s pretty hard to get into prison if you don’t commit a crime and you want to take a pen and pad of paper with you. After of month of bureaucratic phone calls, background checks and a letter to the warden’s office, these are […]
Alison Denyer (call her Al) greets me with a warm smile and an offer to make me a cup of coffee. I already have one so she goes about brewing herself a pot of coffee, which gives me an opportunity to look around her studio/office at the University […]