Art To Adorn Your Outdoor Space

2020 inspired many of us to maximize our outdoor areas and create bonus living space beyond the four walls of our homes. For many, that meant upgrading patio furniture, investing in outdoor kitchens, finally planting that vegetable garden, building gazebos or perhaps even creating a serenity garden. But what about the art? Art has the […]

Meet the Artist: Marie McCallum Captures Unique Stories of Signs

Like many fine artists, oil painter Marie McCallum always loved art, but practicality led her to pursue a related career with greater earning potential. After almost 20 years as a sign artist and gilder, Marie finally made the leap to oil painting in the early 1990s. Her interest in graphic design and background in mural […]

Meet the Artist: Aileen Frick Pieces Together a New Career Path

Mixed media collage artist Aileen Frick took an interest in art at a young age, but the rigors of high school academics pulled her away from creative endeavors and led her to a career in engineering. It wasn’t until a friend asked her to take a painting class after work that Aileen rediscovered her talent […]

Summer Inspirations: 7 Artists to Collect

Summer often symbolizes freedom and growth. From school vacation and summer sleepaway camp in our youths to cross-country road trips or European adventures in adulthood, summer is the perfect time to escape the mundane and embrace fun and adventure. Summer, and especially the solstice, is also a time for reflection, celebrating light and connection to […]

Meet the Artist: Paul Farmer Finds His Calling in Unique Stones

Paul Farmer’s artistry is grounded in an ancient technique called granulation, which he uses to create intricate settings and bands for colorful gemstones. Paul is passionate about delving into the various aspects of his craft. He’s studied goldsmithing and granulation techniques with three masters, which empowers him to unlock new ways to create ever more […]

Meet the Artist: Michael McRae Finds His Purpose in Metalworking

Michael McRae is a metalsmith who creates one-of-a-kind silver, gold, and precious stone jewelry, and has been in the arts and creative world for nearly four decades. Up until a few years ago, Michael was a photographer shooting fashion and product for national brands. However, as digital techniques took over the profession, Michael sought out […]