Dell is far from meek. Throwing off the shackles of organized religion and societal norms, she simply see things beyond the edges. Be sure and pay close attention to the smallest details in her works because every stroke, embellishment, and minutiae has one or many meanings to the work. Her works connect on a subconscious and visceral level even when it seems like a sweet piece.
Reg has a way of making the macabre look extraordinarily beautiful. An old soul who has lived many past lives she is drawn to the beauty in the tragedy of old Hollywood. If you aren't deeply moved by her subjects and the life, emotion, and drama she instills in them, then your meds may need adjusting.
RF - Accumulated negative life experiences build up like toxins in the blood. They will slowly poison you. You sweat out all that poison a few times a week and you notice you are sleeping like a baby every night.
I picked up painting again after more than 25 yrs. hiatus, when I was in my early 40s. I listened to too much nonsense about being an artist and absorbed it. But better late than never and to tell the truth, at least I now I have some honest to goodness empathy.
Lolly Macabre is a painter from Kansas City, Missouri, who currently lives in the southern gothic world of rural Arkansas with her family. She has always had a fascination with death but, influenced by her time as a radiology technician, she developed an appreciation for life and human anatomy. She incorporates lush storytelling into the details of each hand-painted ceramic. Every beautiful tragedy has a story to tell. Come trip the veil with her and see what's on the other side.
Hellevan - I'm a completely self-taught artist who began drawing with pencil and paper when I was 11 years old. It was a means for me to express feelings for which I had no words. I quietly kept my artwork hidden. Through it all, my artwork has helped me not only survive, but thrive through crippling anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria and PTSD.
Now, I can look back on my journey through each piece I've created and reflect on the lessons I’ve learned, and find new inspiration. I continue to rise from the ashes.
My name is Jarissa Sisk. I am Hellevan.
Xiao Faria da Cunha is a watercolor artist based in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Her works include illustrations, paintings and manga strips. Faria da Cunha is proud of her profound cultural heritage. Her artworks relate to Asian legends and mythology, delicately reflecting her perspectives and sensations. She combines traditional eastern and contemporary western painting techniques and creates unique textures in her works. Her paintings consist of layers of subtle colors and hidden symbols and will only unfold in front of a dedicated audience their true beauties.
Don is a self-taught artist from Blue Springs, Missouri.
Taught the basics of drawing by his Grandfather at the age of five (5) years old, Don initially kept his work in a sketchpad. In 2009 he decided to adapt those lessons towards painting.
Being heavily influenced by the defiant sounds of Industrial and Punk Rock, Don searched for a similar way to express himself on canvas. Eventually, he found the New York art scene of the 1940s.
What he saw was emotion conveyed through chaotic applications of paint and color. He decided to experiment with controlling the use of paint to let the mood of his work be at the forefront of each piece and, at the same time, giving the viewer a reason to revisit the painting, seeing something different each time.