I make luminous, romantic paintings of natural places. Human presence is not depicted, but can often be inferred.
Throughout my entire life, I have been genuinely touched by nature on a daily basis. It has been my refuge and a source of real solace to me, so it seemed like the most natural thing in the world for it to be the source that I continually come back to in my art.
Like artists through the ages, I make nature-based art. How does one capture the evanescent clouds, the light through the trees or the bursting forth of new life?
The act of laying graphite down onto paper is personal, intimate and immediate. It is just me, the pencil and the paper. When I put pencil to paper there is no disguise, no veneer.
Blake Conroy creates drawings about nature and human perception. He laser-cuts paper and metal, making marks whose appearance changes subtly as the light of day progresses from morning to evening, and then into the artificial light of nighttime.
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up
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After earning her fine arts degree in painting, Susan Hostetler added hand papermaking as a skill with awards from the Russell Siebert and Tiffany Foundations to study with Twinrocker Handmade Paper in Indiana, where she made custom papers for artists such as Rauschenberg, Warhol and Jasper John