Bill Stockdale began his work life in the darkroom. He moved up to studio photography, then administrative tasks. After a few career and employer hops, he retired and returned to his first love; making photographs that do good.
He became interested in wildflowers while waling in the mountains and realizing he did not know the names of the plants that brightened his day. He started researching the names by taking photographs and looking up the plants in what has become an extensive library.
Bill published a book on identifying plants in the Wasatch Mountains. While putting the book together, he realized that some of his thousands of photos had artistic value. They created an emotion in the viewer.
He decided to print some enlargements and see if they would sell. Now he owns the Macaroni Gallery to display his art and the work of others.
His current collection can be seen at www.BillStockdalePhoto.com
"Its just a hobby", Mick Lownds tells his friends. And since he retired from a totally different career, he is right. And sometimes a hobby allows for the creation of art.
That is what we find in his bowls. Sometimes made from whole wood, sometimes made from segments of several woods glued together, the wood talks to us. And it is quite tactile; appealing to many senses. And useful, too.
Beyond the bowls, Mick is also interested in the creation of large, mechanical, wall clocks. Contact him if you want a wall that could tell you the time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My abstract acrylic paintings are sometimes colorful, sometimes dark. I feel in color. It flows as textured curves and geometric shapes. Some paintings take years to finish, others are done in a flash. I find the creative process extremely cathartic and healing. I find inspiration hope it inspires you to think, wonder, and feel.
My art has been shown in the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, featured in a national tour of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire in collaboration with poets, dancers, and musicians (Bergamo Ensemble), and is in private collections in five countries.
16x20 acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 acrylic on canvas
5x8 acrylic on canvas
14 x 36 acrylic on canvas
Jordan C Brun
Jordan C Brun was born in the shadows of Motown and has lived in both the Midwest and the Western United States. He began working as a freelance Visual Artist with a commission at the age of 14. After graduating from Michigan State University with a BFA in Art Education and a minor in Visual Arts, he continued to develop a variety of styles with various media while teaching various 2D design programs including Foundations, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media and Photography.
Jordan earned his Master's in Art Education from Eastern Michigan University and stayed in Michigan for a few more years. In 2012, Jordan moved to Salt Lake City where he continues his work in Public and Higher Education. He is a collaborator of Authors and Writers, regularly displays his work in galleries, and completes numerous freelance pieces while donating a number of his works to charitable causes and benefits.
Jordan’s “Garish” by JCB was begun in 2011 and is inspired by Pop Culture, Celebrity, Medical Journals, Memes, and Social Media. The series uses references from Film, Television, and Print Media to combine the hideous and the beautiful; and is created using Mixed Media, including Spray Paint, Acrylic Paint, Ink, Pencil, and Markers.
Jordan can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @jordancbrun
This special collection is called "Garish" and was created using special paints that provide one view with your naked eye -- and another with black light.