Muse Mail 2018 – Let the Fun Begin

Process photos for a collection of backgrounds to be used as a start for a 12 month mail art exchange.

Peter Dahmen – Paper Artist

Peter Dahmen is a graphic designer and paper artist based in Germany. He specializes in creating amazing three-dimensional paper sculptures and pop up cards.

Fabio Consoli, Illustrator

Fabio Consoli is an illustrator, a painter and an art director. His studio is located in Acitrezza, a small fishing village at the foot of the Etna Volcano in Sicily.

Loose, Bold and Unique… The work of Robert Joyner

In so many conversations we have with other artists, the statement “I wish I could feel more loose when I paint” has come up rather frequently. Kim and I have said this to each other numerous times. When the subject of painting loose comes up, the…

California Dreamin’
Analog to Digital Fun

Kim and I participate in a monthly mail art group. Each month we send and receive an original postcard to/from a member of the group. I had so much fun creating this for Jacki Long, that I decided to take this piece a step further and turn it into a…

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988), Neo-Expressionist Painter

In his short life, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a pop icon, cultural figure, graffiti artist, musician, and neo-expressionist painter. He was a precocious child, and by the age of four he could both read and write.

Amedeo Modigliani

Elusive Muse: Italian Painter Amedia Modigliani (1884 to 1920)

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 - January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. Modigliani was born in Livorno (historically referred…

Stella Im Hultberg

The Daily Muse: Stella Im Hultberg
Mixed Media Artist – Solo Exhibition

Spoke Art is pleased to present “Stranger”, a solo exhibition by Portland-based artist Stella Im Hultberg. Comprised of new oil paintings and loosely rendered watercolor and India ink sketches, “Stranger” is an exploration into the fragmented…

Herb Kornfeld

The Daily Muse: Herb Kornfeld (1915-2001)

Herb Kornfeld was an American School painter whose prolific career spanned eight decades (painting until his death in 2001) and helped forge a new style referred to by art critics as “California Modernism.” A landscape painter—who considered the…

Eugène Atget

The Daily Muse: French Photographer Eugène Atget (1857 – 1927)

Eugène Atget (February 12, 1857 – August 4, 1927) was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. Born outside the French city of Bordeaux, he was orphaned at seven and raised by his…

The Daily Muse: Lily Hinrichsen, Mixed Media Artist and Teacher

Elusive Muse is pleased to introduce mixed media artist and teacher Lily Hinrichsen. To learn more about Lily, to review her workshop schedule, to see more of her work or to purchase something visit her website at: www.lilyhinrichsen.com

HIlma af Klint

The Daily Muse: Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), The First Abstract Artist?

Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862-October 21, 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky. She…

The Daily Muse: Susan Melrath
Painter and Teacher

I have recently been working on a large painting and had this idea that I wanted to finish with a final coat that was similar to resin but did not want to use something toxic. I started watching videos on youtube.com and found a great video by Susan…

Kim Alsbrooks

The Daily Muse: Kim Alsbrooks Paints Historical Portraits on Trash

Kim Alsbrooks paints historical portraits and settings on trash. Although initially working out of Charleston, Kim now works and lives in Philadelphia.