Meet James Thatcher

Art was always a viable career option for artist James Thatcher. His parents ran an art gallery in Naples, Florida, during the 1970’s. Artists frequently stayed with his family while installing one person exhibitions, including opening receptions and painting demonstrations.

James graduated from the notorious Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC, in 1984; and worked as a cabinet maker until the real estate bubble burst in 2008. Leaving the building trade, James had eventually returned to his art making, which had become such a…

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Meet Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a full-time artist from Cleveland Ohio, now living in Santa Barbara, CA. His lively and very contemporary work varies in subject matter, from portraits to urbanscapes.

His imagery is inspired by street art, urban decay, consumerism, and celebrity. Matt adds his own sense of color to these images allowing the viewer to see each subject in a new way.

By Lisa Salerno

According to Matt: “As an artist, I bounce around quite a bit. No subject is off limits. If I can conceive it in my mind, I’ll do my best to bring it to life…

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Meet Leah Spencer Pereira

Leah Spencer Pereira is the owner of the brand new Calling Crow Creative, an Etsy shop dedicated to making functional art pieces with an eclectic theme, infusing gothic, fantasy, and literary imagery onto pottery and glass.

Her work is a perfect gift for someone who appreciates the unusual, quirky and eclectic.

By Lisa Salerno

As owner and artist, Leah designs each item by first sketching it by hand, then transfers the drawings to each object using non-toxic, heat fired paints. This gives each item a durable, dishwasher-safe…

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Meet Jessica Young

Jessica Young is a 25-year-old emerging artist based in the U.K. who creates striking pen and ink drawings. Her images are simply inspired by “looking at what can not be seen but only imagined”.

Although she is just embarking on her artistic career, it will be interesting to see where her work takes her. You also can learn more about Jessica’s work though the links below.

By Lisa Salerno

What is your medium and process?

I’m passionate about eye catching surrealism and abstract designs. Looking at what can not be seen but only…

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Meet Jeanne Conway

Jeanne Conway is an artist and illustrator who has been painting in watercolors and oils for 20 years with an emphasis on light, nature and the human personality.

By Lisa Salerno

In her illustration work, Jeanne makes use of a variety of media, including ink, watercolor, oils, gouache, pencil and digital. She is a member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and has been an art teacher with over 30 years’ experience with elementary and secondary schools.

Jeanne pulls her inspiration from the people and…

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