An Artist’s Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

An Artist's Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

Our earliest experiences as children have the power to shape our lives for years to come. For fine art photographer Douglas Biklen, a member of the Brandon Artists Guild who specializes in abstract images, his earliest childhood moments fostered a lifelong love of art — and a life of artistic exploration. Art was alive and well on […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

An Artist's Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

Sometimes describing one’s own art can be difficult. Traditional forms of art may easily lend themselves to being understood based on history, but contemporary folk art — like that made by Robin Kent — defies description. Throughout her career, Kent has consistently realized that her artwork needs to be seen to be understood. For Kent, the process of developing into […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

An Artist's Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.” -Brenda Ueland Few people know exactly what inspires them and makes them happy from the get go. Sometimes it takes years of focused effort to finally find out who you are and what you love — and it’s that […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

“Many people who excel are self-taught.” – Herb Ritts It takes passion and dedication to educate yourself to a master level in anything, but when it comes to exceptionally detailed, realistic paintings, one might be inclined to think that receiving a formal education in the medium would be the only way to get there. Painter Mike Mayone proves that wrong. A […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

An Artist's Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

Long-time Guild member Dolores Furnari has two major artistic passions: theorem painting and ornamental art. Both are Early American art forms. Traditionally, theorem painting is done on cotton velveteen using handmade stencils before doing detail work by hand. The art form was popular in schools for girls and women during the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States […]

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