Alisha has been photographing events, private moments, family, and people for over ten years. She has recently graduated from SCSU with a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies and while she favors portraiture, she strives to create images that make you forget to breath.
Zoe is deeply concerned with political and environmental issues, yet remains hopeful despite all evidence to the contrary. She is inspired by nature, politics and the chaos and confusion of the modern world.
Zoe Matthiessen is a self taught artist living in New Haven, CT. She is drawn to the woods—and draws in the woods. She has two weekly spots in New Haven Independent: “Ecocide” on Tuesdays, and “Picture This” on Wednesdays. Her primary tools are a dip pen and black ink, though she often works in watercolor and charcoal.
Lori Michels's custom jewelry, art, and home decor is made with individuality in mind. Infinite DeZignz with endless ideas for the one of a kind you!
Since I was a child I have created art. At first, I used rocks, shells and flowers for color. As I got older I began to make my own jewelry, stationary and art. My influences are from experiencing nature and emotion. Today, I mix different textures, mediums and themes to create one of a kind art.
I co-founded the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild Inc. with Diane Villano 20 years ago (!) It's been a lot of fun. There always seems to be something new to try. Some other technique to push the boundaries of the material. Being part of this guild inspires me.
I’ve been having a lot of fun working with Polymer Clay.
Exploring its possibilities.
Sculpting and printing with it, making jewelry, mixing it up with other materials and creating functional items.
I’ve been doing this for quite awhile and it still holds my interest.
I define this work as the "Fine Art of Graphic Design". I retouch album covers created for commercial distribution into a piece of art for display. Specifically, with ink, I eliminate UPC Codes, Logos, and the "Type Nobody Wants to Read". Often I restore the album cover art in places where ink is worn from the record inside, called "Ring Ware".
This installation is a montage of actual album covers. I reinvented and retouched the covers in order to give them an aesthetic and life of their own. I chose covers that are some of the most iconic personalities of the recording industry. “American Beauties” have the undeniable capability to invoke nostalgic feelings of endearment.
You can find me at the corner of Twisted and Whimsical.
I look at most things in a unique and humorous way.
I love to watch someone zoom in on a piece and then burst out laughing: that boisterous connection is what I love.
This medium is so diverse and has captivated me: I don't see this love affair ending any time soon.
Carole first discovered polymer clay in 2006 while using it for physical therapy for muscle cramps in her hands from MS.
Since then she has written many articles for several polymer clay magazines, and loves teaching as well.
She is a proud member of the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild as well as the International Polymer Clay Guild.
Tyler Morris looks for art in chaos. He discovers his muse hiding in the brief pauses within worldly disorder, moments laced with unexpected grace. He loves to capture what he finds in black & white oils. In this absence of color his subjects are stripped down to their raw form, exploding in scrapes & swirls across his canvas in a riot of beauty...
I have a lot of strange stories. Stories you probably wouldn’t even believe.
The art I am most interested in seeing galleries and making myself is most often difficult to understand and visually challenging.
By using cardboard, fabric, collage and moving blankets as some of the material(s) I choose to paint on and into I am setting out
to destroy what has come before.
I have been making paintings, seriously, since the mid 1960s.
The earliest painting dealt with building out images from the surface of the canvas and making free-standing paintings. These issue along with painting on and into non-traditional materials such as: cement, clay, plaster, fabric are important to me. Experimenting remains
important to me.
iPad Painting to me is an outlet for me to express myself. With apps like Brushes, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, and Paper by 53 I create masterpieces with my fingertips or a stylus.
My name is Raheem Nelson (Ra!) and I’m an iPad Artist based in New Haven, CT. I went to the School Of Visual Arts and finished with a BA in Cartooning. I have a traditional background in Cartooning but I’ve branched out into working exclusively on my iPad.
Claudia long painted in acrylics, but in the last couple of years, turned back to pen and ink and watercolors using a rather fanciful style and concentrating on scenes and objects she is most familiar with. Very recently, she has taken up abstract collage with papers she paints herself. Pattern and shapes most interest her.
Claudia intended to be an artist since my youth which was spent drawing elaborate homes and villages for rabbits. Don’t ask.
She retired 13 years ago to be what she long planned to be and since has taken numerous classes and workshops; joined a number of art organizations, serves on several of their boards and shows widely. In the midst of this
Joneen grew up in Dobbs Ferry, NY and learned to paint & draw from her father, American Artist and Illustrator, Jon Nielsen (1912-1986). She specializes in paintings of fish, and sometimes mermaids, and likes to paint on wood, metal and found objects.