Today I'd like to introduce the talented 10 Collage Artists who will be sharing their beautiful collage work + insider guest interviews in my new 30 Days of Collage online course.
Hollie Chastain is a collage artist working in Chattanooga, Tennessee (yes, a Tennessee girl, like me!) Her work is shown widely many print publications, as well as in galleries and boutiques in the US and abroad.
Gracia Haby + Louise Jennison are artist book makers and collage artists based in Melbourne, Australia. Their poetic images, often featuring animals, have been published and shown in a number of printed and online journals and are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.
Jennifer Judd-McGee works from her studio on the coast of Maine, where she creates beautiful, rich collages featuring a variety of materials and intricate paper cuts. She is represented by the Lilla Rogers Studio with clients ranging from the NYC Subway Arts program to Target and Hallmark, and she has shown her work in various galleries including Nahcotta and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
Kareem Rizk was born in Melbourne, Australia and now lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. His unique collages have been published in numerous art magazines and books, shown in solo exhibitions in the US, Australia, and Europe, and his work is held in private collections worldwide.
Brandi Strickland is a collage and mixed media artist based in Floyd, Virginia. For Brandi "...collage begins with collecting, saving, acquiring, searching; then, as if they were memories, I meticulously sort, separate and organize them into something new, something that is both happily accidental and tediously arranged." Besides art, Brandi enjoys living out in the country, cooking, gardening, and researching.
Vivienne Strauss is a self-taught artist based in New Hampshire with a background in Philosophy, who admires classic films and literature and enjoys "vintage spelunking with a particular affinity for old photographs, timeless typography, and sartorial styles." Vivienne's work has been shown in numerous publications and exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Australia.
Anthony Zinonos is a freelance collage illustrator based in Norwich, UK. He is the proud owner of two pugs and he is represented by WICCA agency. His many clients have included Kate Spade, Chanel, and the London Fashion Week.
Shelley Kommers is a Los Angeles based collage artist. Her artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the US and featured in numerous books and magazines, as well as on popular design and art blogs such as Juxtapoz and Poppytalk. Shelley writes, "I am always on the lookout for beauty, and I find it everywhere: in the decayed, the imperfect, and the ironic; in the small, tucked away places no one else looks... My work is about the poetry that lives beneath the surface of things."
Amanda Hawkins is a collage artist, front end web designer/developer, DIY template creator + owner of ahhh-design based in Mesa, Arizona. Amanda writes about her work, "I enjoy dirty, grimy, minimal and abstract work. I love hiding things in the background and building up layers of texture with bursts of bright color. I love making a mess on paper and then scrapping it away."
Fred Free lives and works near Boston and among other things, he "received two degrees from Rhode Island School of Design, designed buildings during the 80s, travelled throughout Europe in 1990, illustrated how-to books for two television series, created art for a monk, anti-virus guru and movie actor, was interviewed in IDN magazine, makes a lot of collages and books, finds and leaves things in alleys..."
I'm delighted to have this group of incredible collage artists joining us, and I can't wait to share their interviews and their artwork with you in more detail.
A giant thank you goes out to all of these artists for their participation, and I look forward to seeing you in my new 30 Days of Collage course, starting soon on November 4th.
To get more information and to find out how to register for the course, please click here.