Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bert Luna

Bert's work is energetic, dark and loaded with meaning the viewer can't quite decipher. It's second nature for me to apply my own meaning to the poetry, left with a reflection of myself mixed somewhere in the middle with the artist's intention. The following works are made using apple note and snapchat. I think his work is really interesting because the theme of social media, public vs. private, relieving stress, and hidden messages is actually pretty intertwined...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ryan Woolgar pt. 2

He's done it again. I would like to feature Ryan's new work he has been sharing on social media. These beautiful ink and colored pencil drawings are inspired by Japanese prints at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Please visit the link to his website below to see more from this Milwaukee based artist. 




Friday, July 15, 2016

Drew Hall

Funny thing, I don't think I've spoken two words to this artist despite growing up in the same town. I discovered that Drew was a talented artist over social media. Drew works in oil and acrylic paint and dabbled in surrealism work as well as hyper realism. Examples of his work (new and older) are below, check him out on Instagram (link below).

self portrait, 16x20'' oil 
16x20'' oil

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Robin Luther

Robin and I go way back to McHenry County College, where the art was rich and plenty. Robin works in photography and is currently working as a visiting assistant professor at Hubei University of Technology in Wuhan, China. I saw Robin's art work featured in this blog post when it was exhibited at Greymatter Gallery in the Marshall Building of Historic Third Word in downtown Milwaukee.

The show was titled Population and show cases letters written by inmates of Menard Correctional Center, located in Chester, Illinois, juxtaposed with photographs taken of Chester. In the letters, inmates reflect on their hometown and what they miss most. Robin explores the inmates and their connections between past and present homes and family life.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ryan Woolgar

Ryan Woolgar graduated from the Peck School of the Arts and works in a variety of media. Ryan's most recent work shown here are acrylic on canvas and on wood. His art work was featured on a recent issue of Mayday Magazine, a literary publication (seen on the Mayday magazine website). Ryan was one of the first painting students I met at UWM and take joy in following his career through his artist website, check it out!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Kyle Schmidt

Kyle is a self taught photographer who simply enjoys the art of taking digital photos. Kyle truly has an eye for beauty in nature, the city, and people. He also has a thing for cups...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Art Vannoy

Art is a painter and sculptor, he has a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee. His style is one of a kind, what I like to lovingly refer to as contemporary pointillism.The last image is an example of his older work. It doesn't fit the style shown here but I had to add it because its obviously amazing. The following artworks are oil on canvas.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Rebecca Sykalski

I worked with Rebecca briefly at the Union Art Gallery at UWM. I knew her as a sculptor then, but just recently I've noticed these stunning acrylic and oil paintings on her facebook. Check them out.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tom Pekovitch

Another Illinois artist. Check out his latest work and updated website listed at the bottom. Tom has a BFA from Illinois State University and an MA from Eastern Illinois University.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Christina Gregor

I met Christina as my drawing professor at McHenry Community College in Illinois. Her soft colored drawings have a unique mixture of advanced craftsmanship and youthful content. Check out her site at the bottom to see installation work. Christina now lives and works in St. Louis. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cadaver Conspiracy

I don't normally post music artists but I'm going to. Cadaver Conspiracy uses a compilation of samples gathered from various videos on the internet and popular media. Kenosha/Racine original music-take it away.

More @
New album coming soon

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ners Neonlumberjack

I was looking for love but found a rad artist to feature in my blog instead; just as good right? Ners paints original designs on objects from nature. Check it out. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Victoria Wallace

IN. LOVE. with Victoria Wallace's drawings. I've admired them from afar on facebook. Victoria graduated with a BFA from Peck School of the Arts. These pen and ink drawings come with witty phrases and subtle nudity to keep things spicy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Anna Banwell

Anna is a local artist and art therapy graduate student at Mount Mary University. Anna partners up with Jeff Eckel to construct intricate mandala designs out of found objects, flowers, and other findings from nature.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Andrea Guzzetta

Andrea Guzzetta made some of these pieces for Var Gallery's upcoming show "30x30x30", opening is April 17th. The following are small oil on wood paintings. Absolutely stunning work...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shannen Nelson

I work with Shannen Nelson at Splash Studio in Milwaukee's 3rd ward. She is currently going to school at MIAD. I'm in love with her abstract works. You can view more of Shannen's work here.

Fall 2014
Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Sharpie
on canvas
60 x 72 in.

Fall 2014
Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Sharpie
on canvas
36 x 36 in.

Spring 2014
acrylic, fluid acrylic
on paper

Spring 2014
acrylic, oil pastel
on canvas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Josh Hunt

 I met Josh Hunt online through mutual friends from UW-Milwaukee. He graduated with a BFA from UW-Milwaukee in 2011 and is highly involved with the Boy Scouts of America and has been commissioned to make work by the organization. He works in pencil, charcoal, oil paint, cyanotype, and digital. This particular series evoking political discussion is my favorite of his.

Little Boy, Fat Man (Truman), 2013, Cyanotype

One Small Step (Nixon), 2013, Cyanotype

The Pet Goat/Devine Wind (Bush), 2013, Cyanotype

Black as Pitch/ White as Milk (Obama), 2013, Cyanotype
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