Meet the Artist: How a Love for Jewelry Turned Into a Profession

It started out simple enough…an admiration for rings compelled Shelli Kahl to take a soldering class so she could learn how to make her own. Several courses later, she found herself producing enough work to start showing at art shows. But it wasn’t until she sought the mentorship of a well-known metalsmith master that her career took off.

Meet the Artist: Using Texture to Create a Sensory Experience

When mixed media artist Tim Weldon began creating art, he started to see the world through heightened senses. Suddenly, everything around him––flowers, stones, colors, people––was rich with story, texture and character. And he saw himself as a conduit for sharing these stories through his art.

Meet the Artist: Seeking a World of Bold Color

Artist Beth Zink has become well known for her vibrant paintings of desert sunsets, and flora and fauna, but happening upon the bold color palette that has become synonymous with her name was a bit of a fluke. See how she developed this iconic style and what she loves most about art.

Art Discovery: The Long Run

The artistic journey is as diverse and there is more to the life of the artist than what we see. Long-time artists David Jackson, Graydon Foulger, Robin Branham and Kirk Randle share what it takes to make it and sustain the life of an artist, and how the Celebration of Fine Art has impacted them.

Meet the Artist: Mastering ancient Italian techniques of jewelry making

In a time when true craftsmanship seems to be slipping away, there are still artisans out there striving to preserve centuries-old practices not only through the work they put out into the world, but also by passing down these techniques and philosophies to those coming up in the industry. One such artist is goldsmith and jewelry maker Paul Farmer.

Art Discovery: Life Through the Lens

In the hands of a fine art photographer, the camera is just one of the tools that leads to exquisite works of art. Discover what inspires artists Bill Pack, Light Hunter, Jon Linton and Carolyn Thome to capture their chosen subject matter. Learn how they then interpret and process the images to capture emotion…

Art Discovery: Lure of the Landscape

Paul Cezanne once said, “To paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.” The infinite colors, textures, layers and light create the atmosphere that artists strive to capture. Discover how artists Becky Pashia, Suzy Almblade and Martin Blundell capture and share these sensations on canvas.

Art Discovery: Unexpected Mediums

In the hands of an artist, almost any material can be turned into a work of art. Discover the creative vision that inspires artists Sundie Ruppert, Brit Hansen and Doug Fountain to use unexpected media to incorporate and convey their message through their works of art.