“I experience moments in the natural world that fill me with resonance and freedom,” says Salt Lake City artist Lauren Underwood. “These experiences may happen close to home on a neighborhood walk or in the garden or they may happen far from home on a hike or adventure.” […]
Many months may have passed since you’ve baked sourdough bread, practiced your French or engaged in any number of the activities taken up to pass the time during pandemic isolation. Not so for Erin Hayes, a Utah County nurse who discovered quilling during the pandemic and has found […]
The flow of water, ink, and watercolor on paper create serendipitous images reminiscent of landscape, both mystical and familiar. This is the world of Karen Kurka Jensen who found “the language of her soul” in the ancient Chinese art form of sumi-e. The Heber City artist was trained […]
Remember that hackneyed joke where the guy tells his artist friend, “Don’t quit your day job”? Well Nancy Green quit her day job when she settled in Torrey to make art full time. She and her husband discovered Torrey while on vacation, drawn by the beautiful redrock cliffs. […]
Brad Teare has been making woodcuts for more than 20 years. It’s a process he began during his career as a freelance illustrator. But as his work has progressed it’s become more painterly, in a precise sort of way. You will see that painterly progression in the […]
“Hardy” is a good adjective to describe plants that grow in our desert environment. The same word describes artists who choose to paint outdoors, en plein air, in heat, wind, snow, cold, pretty much year round. Do I have “the right stuff” to paint along with the hardiest […]
Today, it’s easy for even the average, low-tech, untrained person to take a nice photograph. With a point-and-shoot digital camera. With a telephone. With an iPad. So why in the world would professional photographers approach their art in the most challenging ways – using ancient technology and […]
Sue Martin talks with Ron Russon about his process on the occasion of his exhibit at Gallery MAR in Park City.
Sue Martin talks with three Utah artists working in encaustic in the June edition of 15 Bytes.
Most artists probably think about frames after they’ve completed their paintings. But not Anthony Granato. For him, the frame is a key part of his inspiration and creative process. In fact, he jokes, they speak to him, suggesting the perfect images from his storehouse of ideas. If you […]
Don’t try these painting techniques at home.
Ever wonder how artists work on giant “canvases,” like the sides of buildings, whole rooms, or gymnasiums? Start to finish, it’s a process that not only involves art, but also fundraising, negotiations, diplomacy, and problem solving. This I learned from Kim Martinez, who teaches a course in mural […]
I don’t recall who suggested I become Jynja Calderon‘s”friend” on Facebook, but, like other suggestions or requests for would-be friends, I checked her out by going to her profile page and learning a bit about her. And, yes, I accepted the friend invitation because I was fascinated by her […]