Painting

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
2018 booth #103
www.etsy.com/shop/karrijamison

    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.  

 

 

Mike Welton

Minneapolis, MN

www.mikeweltonart.com

2017 booth # 87

I started painting over 14 years ago. At that time I was photographing City scapes and was attracted to photographing buildings so it was a natural subject to paint. I paint 3 different series of oil paintings; Twin City Icons, Signage and Urban Extracts. The major Icon's Of the Twin Cities have been a pleasure to re-creating with Oil Paint. I try to capture the most intriguing angles along with heightening the light and color the subject already has. The immediate connection the viewer can make from my work is what makes the subjects of our beautiful neighborhoods so rewarding to paint. I'm continually honored by the memories and pride my work inspires from those who view it.

I have sold at art fairs nation wide for several years. I've sold my work in several galleries within the Midwest and east coast. Locally I'm with the Douglas Flanders Gallery Minneapolis. If I have sold the original Oil painting of my Iconic Twin Cities pieces; they are then sold as limited edition Giclee prints made from the digital scans of the original oil paintings.

I work in Oil paint on canvas. A few of my pieces have sharpie marker used in them too. First I under paint my work using acrylic ocher, that way light colors such as whites have to be painted a bit heavier and the painting over a dried ocher seems to brighten my colors. I Varnish my paintings with a high gloss to bring out the door even more in them.when they have dried long enough.

My process starts with my taking pictures of my subjects. I try to shoot photos that are close to the final layout of my picture as possible. I photocopy the image large enough to trace just the outlines of my composition. As I paint I carefully study the color of both screen and printed versions of my picture to paint. This helps me create pools of color I record for each area I paint. This way i create hues and shades of color uniquely my own off of observation of the real colors.

With the Urban Extracts series I visually translate my urban environment by extracting structural areas and recreating them though color, shadow and cropping. Density of buildings and their relationship to each other in connection with the atmospheric light are essential elements I use to translate reality into my paintings. I hope that by observing my work a new recognition for our urban landscape evolves and sparks a respect for new and old building structures.

© Mike Welton

© Mike Welton

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Carman Stoner

Minneapolis, MN

carman-stonerart.com

2018 booth #139 

I consider myself a modern impressionistic painter. Depending on the feeling I want to get across in my paintings I use acrylics, watercolor, or alcohol inks. Alcohol inks provide the most vibrant of colors and are fun to use because of their unpredictability and quick drying time. Acrylics and watercolor provide more thought provoking paintings.

Capturing the beauty of everyday places and nature is what I enjoy doing most. What I want to convey through my work is a feeling or emotion of the places that I am painting. A place created by using vibrant color where one can look and think "I've been there and felt the same feeling". A place where you would want to revisit again and again.

 

© Carman Stoner

© Carman Stoner