Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Longpont Sur Orge, France.
Ann Dunbar is an international mixed media artist, born and educated in UK – now working and living in France. In England, armed with a teachers’ diploma (Southbank University, 1975) and an arts degree specializing in Textiles (West Surrey College of Art, 1987), she taught in schools and colleges for sixteen years before she became a full-time artist.
Ann’s unique mixed technique, whereby she embellishes her water based paintings on paper with lavish embroidery, is her signature work. She has accumulated fifty awards since moving to France in 1996. Ann has exhibited in Brazil, USA, China, Japan, Cambodia, Russia, and Australia. Her pieces are found in many corporate and museum collections. She is represented in Italy, Australia, and UK galleries.
See more work, visit anndunbarart.com
Carrie Kingsbury is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Stowe, PA.
Carrie Kingsbury has been a full-time mural painter since 1999, when she started Promiseland Murals. She has many large commercial, community, and residential projects in her portfolio such as PF Chang’s in Lancaster, PA; World Of Beer and MOD Pizza in Exton, PA; Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA; and Julius Silvert’s and Davita’s corporate headquarters as well as several restaurants; multiple historical murals in Berwyn, Malvern, and Hamburg, PA; and many fine homes on the east coast.
Carrie has traveled as far as California, Romania, and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home Makeover (Berks edition) and many mini makeovers in Berks County, PA, and the surrounding area. Carrie was involved in many Designing for Hope projects involving murals and painted a backdrop for Quaker City String Band for the 2016 Mummers Parade. She has volunteered teaching art for a scouting program for girls since 1994. Carrie currently works out of her mural studio located in Stowe, PA.
See more work, visit promiselandart.com
Gina Kropf is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from New York, NY.
Gina Kropf is a photographer and mixed media artist residing currently in New York, NY. She was born in Raleigh, NC, where she began her BFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography. She spent 2 years studying photography and painting at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, and 2 years at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, studying photography and figure drawing before returning to Meredith College to earn her BFA. Gina spent 15 years working in photography studios and running her own studio as the principal photographer before settling in Manhattan to continue her studies in art.
Using the skills and techniques she acquired in the photography field and the classic photo techniques she learned in college, Gina employs various photographic mediums such as digital photography and manipulation, analog /120mm film photography, and acrylic paint. Her work explores aspects of individuality, non-conformity, and the human figure. She incorporates these ideas into her chaotic world, where she searches for understanding of human nature, her life, and how it evolves and takes on new meaning with the passing of each decade.
See more work, visit ginakropf.com
Linda Fitzgerald is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Fort Collins, CO.
Linda Fitzgerald was born in the Hudson Valley area of New York State and has been a Fort Collins resident since 1988. Before settling in Colorado, Linda’s path took her to San Francisco and Santa Fe 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 inspired and influenced Linda on her creative journey. In 1978, Linda moved to New Mexico where she had the honor of working as a Companion/Chef for Georgia O’Keeffe at Ms. O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu home. There were many conversations on the subject of creativity. Linda took to heart the advice Ms. O’Keeffe gave her, “Paint the way you paint! Don’t allow others to tell you how your painting should look. Instructors want you to paint like them, but then it’s not your work, it’s theirs’.”
Awards and Exhibitions
- City of Lafayette Group Show (January – March 2020): Lafayette, CO
- Jones Gallery Group Show (February 2020): Kansas City, MO
- Public Art Program reproduction and installation of “Flamingos” utility box wraps (January 2020): Pompano Beach, FL
- R Gallery Group Show (October – November 2019): Boulder, CO
- R Gallery (September – October 2019): Boulder, CO
- Gateway To The Rockies National Art Show (October 2019): Aurora, CO
- Art Santa Fe International Art Show (2019): Santa Fe, NM
- Gateway To The Rockies National Art Show (October 2018): Aurora, CO
- Art in Public Places reproduction and installation of “Spirit Buffalo” at the Phillip S. Miller Regional Park (August 2018): Castle Rock, CO
See more work, visit lindafitzgeraldgalleryandgifts.com