Rhonda Donovan is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Lutz, FL.
After years of creating work for the publishing and advertising industry, Rhonda Donovan returned to fine art studies and completed an MFA. Full engagement in the art community has afforded solo, group, invitational, and juried exhibitions, as well as being part of large public art projects.
Merging love for making and teaching builds momentum which includes drawing, painting, and sculpture in Tampa, Florida and Paris, France. Balancing time between these different research practices has imbued Rhonda’s artwork with rich historical references from a contemporary perspective and for contemporary issues.
See more work, visit rhondadonovan.com
John Michael Keating is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Grass Valley, CA.
John Michael Keating – oil, acrylic, watercolor, monotype, and digital print artist – is Professor Emeritus of Art and Humanities at Sierra College in Northern California. He has twice been Visiting Artist at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. He has lectured on Art at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California and at various arts clubs and organizations.
John has lived in Switzerland and Spain and has exhibited his award-winning oils, watercolors, and prints in the United States and in Spain. His works have been purchased by Marriott Inc., Bank of America, San Francisco General Hospital, and the Toyota Motor Corporation. His paintings hang in the Firehouse Restaurant in Sacramento, Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, and Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City, California.
See more work, visit johnmichaelkeating.com
Urvashi Lele is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Los Angeles, CA.
Urvashi Lele is best described as a creatively eccentric person (or even an eccentric-ly creative person). An animator by day, Urvashi dabbles with embroidery and fiber art on other days and has a keen interest in clothes-making.
Besides making an excellent cup of tea, and an even better gin and tonic, it doesn’t hurt to know that Urvashi is an alumni of the UCLA Animation Workshop.
Born in India, Urvashi moved to the UK early in life and the US later where she now resides. A woman of many talents, Urvashi is always working on more than one creative project at a time.
By the way, you can call her Le.
See more work, visit sirpeagreenstudios.com
Ashley Verrill is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Pensacola, FL.
Ashley Verrill holds a degree in Fine Arts from Buffalo State College. Her wide-range portfolio consists of figure drawing, acrylic and oil painting, jewelry, pottery, and wood working. Since graduating, Ashley has stuck to what she loves most – painting. She is fascinated by the human figure and using color as a form of expression. She loves the way emotion can be captured with simple lines and chromatic intensity. Ashley strives to captivate her audience with unexpected use of pigmentation, ability to emit feeling through her work, and meticulous attention to detail.
Each piece is different because each piece means something to her. She uses varied life experiences as her drive to create. In the last decade, she founded her own business, lived abroad, mastered a second language, and embraced another culture’s way of life. She has traveled, loved, and learned. All of this plays a role in her artistic vision.
To see more work, visit artbyashleyverrill.com
Angela D’Agostino is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Indio, CA.
Angela D’Agostino was born at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California on February 20, 1960. She remembers finger painting in 1965. Her kindergarten teacher knew that her mom had just died. The teacher was wise enough to route Angela in front of an easel. Art is a form of good luck and good fortune and Angela loves it. Her decision was made as a child to work in this field.
Angela attended the Art Institute in Laguna Beach, CA. She began her professional art career as a corporate graphic artist in Los Angeles, CA, in the early 80’s. She produced more and more artwork that evolved into almost exclusively paintings, usually on canvas. Over the years, some canvases have been destroyed and thrown away. They have been stolen and lost. Her portfolio has been critiqued by the best. She donated and gifted artwork.
Her art has been accepted by exclusive galleries. A small painting has hung in the women’s bathroom at the Louvre in France and a men’s bathroom in Costa Mesa, CA. Her art has been viewed on government walls and purchased by a mayor. Around 2000, her work (retablos, small oils on metal) was shown at “FE”, her loft/ vending machine art gallery in Santa Ana, CA.
The subject matter of every piece of work is “love” because what else is there?
Angela’s work is currently being shown and sold on Saatchi Art, Ello, and Behance. She has various published examples available upon request.
See more work, visit saatchiart.com/encore