Alice Federico was born in Selma, Alabama in 1945. She received a BA degree in history from Hollins University (1967), an MFA in ceramics from East Carolina University (1977), as well as a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (1983). Trained first as an historian, historical pots have always had an influence on her work. That influence includes Chinese Sung ware, Greek vases, and Italian folk work. But it was researching the crisp forms and simple glazes of English potter Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1990) which gave her hours of pleasure. (via George Billis Gallery)
Say hello to Michelle Ellis, a 19 year old painter and photographer from BC, Canada. Check out her work guys.
Timothy Anderson is a concept artist in the entertainment industry based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hope you like his work. Have a look.
Fantastic illustrations by Berto Martinez, artist based in Barcelona, Spain.
” My illustration has been ongoing throughout the years in my own projects, pieces that fit with my marketing jobs, and attendance at SCBWI conferences. Now as a freelancer I am putting more emphasis on my illustrating through time and marketing. I work in colored pencil, using the process of burnishing to create soft surfaces, and watercolor, to keep my pieces loose.” – Casey Girard
Incredible ceramic sculptures by Hong Kong based artist Johnson Tsang.
Some lovely paintings by Romanian surrealist artist Mihai Criste (b. 1975).
Alexandra Kokinova <-- creates exquisite art collectible porcelain dolls handmade (including portrait dolls) in national, historical, secular and theatrical costumes made with unsurpassed craftsmanship and quality.
” The people wearing these costumes are much like the tourists in that they have a shared reverence for the fantasy of Hollywood. Many have come with hopes of making it in the industry but their freelance work on Hollywood Boulevard may be as close as they come to realizing their dreams. Masquerading as icons and posing for pictures with tourists from all over the world affords them an illusory sense of stardom. More than anyone else, they define contemporary Hollywood, conveying the community’s aspirations and its fringe-level reality. I followed the super heroes home to highlight the contrast of the fantastic and mundane. Though in costume, the super heroes are unmasked by the ordinariness of their apartments and their routine chores. While I photographed Batman, a family pulled over to take his picture. He strode up to them with super hero confidence and the children approached him with awe. He was Batman because he was Batman to them. Then later, in his apartment, when he’d taken off his mask and cape and was reheating leftovers in the microwave, he was merely ordinary. I could see what is was that drew him back to Hollywood Boulevard. ” – Gregg Segal
” Hi, I am Simón Prades, born in 1985 into a german/spanish family, living in Saarbrücken, Germany. Since finishing University with a diploma in Graphic Design, I am working as a freelance illustrator for clients in Editorial, Advertising and Film while teaching drawing and illustration at the university of applied sciences in Trier, Germany.” – Simón Prades