Painting

Brendan Kramp

St. Paul MN

www.brendankramp.com

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© Brendan Kramp

© Brendan Kramp

I work from original drawings and photographs that I take on site to create large format paintings using oil, acrylic, and ink that feature realistic urban and city/landscape scenes, in addition to more abstract work that is also inspired by the forms, colors, and environments that inspire my realistic work. I work both mid-size and large-format and have a range of work types and sizes when I show at art fairs and gallery shows.

Chelsea Rudie

Maple Grove MN

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2019 Booth #

© Chelsea Rudie

© Chelsea Rudie

My creative journey with alcohol inks began with my mother. Always the artist, my mother spent the recent years refining her painting skills, and delving into the world of alcohol inks. She created beautiful things, and was beginning to experience success in local art fairs and a local gallery space. 

The inks and other materials sitting unused felt wrong and sad. Art should be made, shared, and loved with these, I thought. So, I took some materials to my home, and gave it a whirl. I loved how the inks appeared alive, and moved on the ceramic tiles. The vibrant colors made me smile, and watching them spread of their own will was mesmerizing.

I have since learned to manipulate the inks using an airbrush and isopropyl alcohol to encourage movement in specific ways. I enjoy designing stencils to create works with negative space and create balance between solid white or black and the vibrancy and depths of colors. I use a variety of substrates to showcase the inks in novel ways.

Ketaki Poyekar

Elkader, IA
2018 booth #
www.k8ki.com

My subject matter is nature, whether it is a traditional landscape or a bird and flower painting. I use acrylic paints, ink and brush on gallery stretched canvas, to capture movement and life in abstraction and let the viewer fill in the blanks to bring the painting to life. I love using bold, vibrant colors and forms. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places and things.

© Ketaki Poyekar

© Ketaki Poyekar

Karri Jamison

The Art Of Karri Jamison
Hillsboro, WI
2019 Booth #
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    Karri Jamison is a professional nature painter who’s unique style of art merges two painting genres: abstract expressionism and realism. She refers to her style of painting as “Whimsical Nature”.  Her work features stark black and white backgrounds combined with meticulously hand drawn and painted nature iconography.    Karri’s use of clean precise lines and highly detailed brush strokes gives her work a modern edge.  Her current series of paintings feature the birds and woodlands of the Midwest.  Each painting starts with an idea or scene inspired by Karri’s observation of nature and her imagination.  She doesn’t work from a photo. All of the scenes in Karri’s paintings are her own composition. Often, clients ask Karri if her work is digital or photography.  While flattering, the truth is, no.  Every inch of each painting is meticulously drawn and painted free hand.  The average time it takes Karri to create a painting is 200-600 hours.  It takes an enormous amount of dedication, patience, and skill to achieve each painting. The only tools she uses to create her highly detailed birds are:  acrylic paint, graphite pencil, and paint brushes only 3 to .5 millimeters in diameter.

Karri’s favorite subject matter to paint is birds and trees.  In fact, she considers herself a “bird-nerd” and often can be found traipsing through marshes, woodlands, and prairies looking for birds to study and paint. “Birds are a huge part of my life.  Each bird has a unique personality that I try to capture in my paintings. The patterns on their feathers are so intricate…I can’t help but enjoy the challenge and beauty each bird represents.” 

  

 

 

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

© Karri Jamison

  Karri’s whimsical nature series has been well received by private, public, and corporate collectors.  Karri has received 11 awards in the past 2 years for her artwork.  Including, Best in Show at the Lakeville Art Festival, the Merit Award at the Uptown Art Festival, and the Award of Excellence at the Edina Art Fair. Karri graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Peck School of The Arts in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting & Drawing.   Since graduation, Karri travels around the Midwest showing her artwork in museums, galleries and at fine art shows.