Nancy Staub Laughlin is a new Certified Member on Side Arts. She is an accomplished, New Jersey based artist, and has created a new concept of the “still life” working with pastels on paper and photography. Nancy’s newest series, which she refers to as “assemblages,” incorporates the photograph into the pastel drawing. These dynamic, layered, juxtaposing assemblages allow the viewer to enter her world of color, light, dimension, and beauty from a different perspective.
Nancy’s compelling compositions are the culmination of many carefully executed steps that define her unique creative process. For Laughlin, the artistic journey offers an almost limitless exploration of the possibilities of artistic creation, allowing her to enter the unreal world in which she has created.
Her most memorable highlight was being reviewed by Sam Hunter, Art Critic and Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art who found her work “refreshingly unique”. This has been a common theme among many of her positive reviews. She offers a “different” approach and passion to drawing. Nancy is consistent in her vision…one can always recognize her signature style no matter how much she has changed or grown.
See more of her work at nancystaublaughlin.com
Kelly Anderson is a Certified Member on Side Arts.
Art for me started my junior year of high school. 3 years later I obtained a Associates of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design December of 1999. I worked in the field for a year designing pattern pieces for cold air inflatables before returning to college to graduate with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Graphic design June 2003.
After a kid, a marriage, and another kid on the way my husband and I started an art business. We built it over 10 years. Every opportunity allowed us to give back more.
My mixed media images depict feelings that everyone encounters at some point in their life. The crayon ties in those childlike feelings of safety and comfort. I use other items to tie in the meaning. I include a dictionary cutout relevant to the overall theme so one can visualize the emotions. Most of all it adds a personal touch.
Each image has its own story as a handwritten message that is sealed for one person’s eyes.
See more of her work at https://crayonkelly.com/
Linda Fitzgerald is a new Certified Member on Side Arts. She was born in the Hudson Valley area of New York State, and has been a Fort Collins, CO, resident since 1988. Before settling in Colorado, Linda’s path took her to the San Francisco Bay area and to Santa Fe, NM, where her passion for both visual and culinary art began to blossom.
In San Francisco, Linda befriended nationally acclaimed sculptress, Ruth Cravath Wakefield and fine art painter, Charles Farr, both of whom inspired and influenced Linda on her creative journey.
In 1978, Linda moved to New Mexico. She had the honor of working as a “Companion/Chef” for Georgia O’Keeffe at Ms. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home.
See more of her work at lindafitzgeraldgalleryandgifts.com