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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Elizabeth Fieler and I also go by Lizzybel. Most importantly, I am a mother to two amazing, beautiful, young ladies. I work hard for a living and enjoy playing on my time off. Art is a huge part of every aspect of my life. I specialize in charcoal portraiture and figurative work and hope to transcend my charcoal series of checkered bodies into sculptural work soon.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Lately, my biggest inspiration has been to see change happening with myself. I enjoy growing, learning and morphing. I’m inspired because I wanna see how far I can push and how much I can pull. I don’t know my future, but I love wondering what it will be. As I create my work, I find myself meditating as I focus. I have time to focus and think, visualize what I need and want for myself and my kids. Art, for me, is therapuetic and rewarding on so many levels in my life. Once I complete a series, and I get to share that with my community, it brings fulfillment on many levels and inspires me to create more and more. Seems to be a positive cycle.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

On a more specific level, I’ve been working on photo-realistic charcoal pieces for about three years now. I started it because I knew it was a more difficult medium to work with and I wanted to master it. I also fell in love with drawing because I feel it is the root of ALL art. I knew eventually I would figure out exactly what I want it to grow into….. right now, it’s slowly morphing into working with light and shadows.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Ultimately, I want my children to learn from whatever I do. For them to know that if they do what they are passionate about, they can accomplish whatever they wish for. Yes, it sounds cheesy, but it’s so incredibly true. I also just hope that with my talent, I can make some kind of impact. Maybe it be challenging people’s beliefs, creating new perspectives in people, challenging people to think philosophically, or something of that nature. To know that an impact like that has been made on other people through my art, would be incredible.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I very much enjoy philosophy, theoretical physics, astronomy, reading and wine. Haha, yes, wine.  🙂    I truly enjoy being around friends and family. I like laughing everyday and I like over analyzing things.  🙂

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

I heard about ArtLoveMagic through a friend and immediately asked for an internship with the organization. I totally wanted to learn all about what they do, how they work and everything else amazing about them! Since then, I have done several shows with ArtLoveMagic and continue to do volunteer work. There is always such amazing, positive energy around this group….

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

http://www.lizzybel.com

I also have a show at TCC Northwest Campus, Lakeview Gallery up until November 3rd, 2012.

How can someone contact you?

lizzybel82@gmail.com

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name’s Breonny, (or just Bre if that’s too daunting to pronounce.) In a nutshell, I am a 29-year-old photographer and life-enthusiast, currently residing in Dallas with three rambunctious children and one exuberant mutt.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

I am continually inspired by the beauty of the world around us and the people who move in and out of our lives. It is the awe of the dawn and the power of rushing water. It is the way a musician makes love to his instrument or the tingle of new romance. It is the empty yearning of loss. These are the things I see, that beckon me to capture them, preserve them, enhance them, and release them on the world. I create because I need to, because I know no other way.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I’ve been shooting for a little over 12 years. I spent my childhood experimenting with numerous forms of creative expression including writing, and various visual and performing arts. When I discovered photography at 17, it felt so natural and intuitive I soon abandoned all other interests in fervent pursuit of this one, all-encompassing desire. After spending years working exclusively in commercial ventures, I set out 2 1/2 years ago to explore the world anew–to refind the passion for art that lured me behind the camera in the first place. My work has taken a whole new adventurous direction. I see things in ways I never have before. I also devote a tremendous amount of time to manipulating my images into unusual methods of presentation, effectively blurring the lines between photography and painting.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Simply, to place my work in front of an audience and convey the value of true beauty, and the one, fragile life we have to experience it.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

Lately, I find my time outside of photography and art spent simply enjoying life with my children Riley, Rixie, and Bryndel, and riding and rebuilding motorcycles with my boyfriend, Brian.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

My first experience with ArtLoveMagic was attending girlShow 2010. I was overwhelmed by the number of artists squished into one show together and the chaos of art flying at you from all directions. I’m thrilled to see my ArtLoveMagic experience come full circle and participate in girlShow for the first time this year!

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

http://www.breonny.com

How can someone contact you?

I can be reached via e-mail @ breonny@breonny.com, or phone @ 817.999.5201.

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Brandy Collins and I am a mixed media artist. I primarily work with acrylics, collage and ink. My works have been exhibited in festivals such as Deep Ellum Arts festival and Underground. I have
also shown my work at the Jeanette Kennedy Gallery.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Inspired by nature, music, culture, movies and the human experience.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Since childhood.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

To experiment with new mediums, continue to share my art with the public, and always hold sacred my time for creativity.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I’m a busy working mom, and I love life in general. There’s so much excitement out there. So many things to do, places to see, and friends to make. 🙂

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

It was meeting amazing new creative friends at an Art and Coffee. My first show a few years ago, I remember I focused on Day of the Dead folk art after inspiration I drew from a trip to Mexico.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

http://www.brandycollinsart.com

How can someone contact you?

Brandco78@yahoo.com

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Kathryn Petroff, and I am the owner of KLP Fine Art. I work as a full time artist/muralist, creating custom murals and portraits for residential and commercial clients. I also create and sell my own creative gallery works in oils and conte. I relocated a few years ago from my home town of Dallas to the small mountain community of Bailey, CO and travel between the two areas for projects.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

It’s a bit broad, but life inspires me. I don’t have to force an idea. Life just happens, and I pull from that. My style definitely combines an edginess that influenced me growing up in Dallas along with the peacefulness of nature that I am surrounded by today. I love layering visuals and their meanings in my paintings to mimic the complex layers of memories I hold onto.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Well, I would assume I’ve been creating my entire life…at least, as long as I can remember. I grew up in a family of artists, and that was just part of everyday life in our house. It was how we bonded and shared ideas. When I went off to college, the question was never, “Are you going to major in Business or Science?” It was, “Are you majoring in Visual Arts or Dance?” I have always had great support with my creative endeavors, and there was never a question that this is simply who I am.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I think the dreams of becoming rich and famous are a bit silly to hope for, and typically mean you are just good at following the trend of the moment. I just want to paint what I feel and know that it has inspired someone, whether it’s to look at something in a new way or to keep pushing in their own creativity. I’m going to paint regardless of if I sell work or not. It’s my oxygen, and I can’t live without it.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

My husband and I are big nature fanatics. (Obviously. Not many people would pick up and move to the woods.) We hike every second possible, backpack, camp, bike, etc. Our one year old son comes right along with us and is so much fun to watch exploring the mountains. Darkroom Photography and Dance have always been dear to my heart as well, and you can see many visuals from them pulled into my artwork.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

My first experience with ArtLoveMagic was several years ago, right after I had just started my business. I saw an online ad for an event they were having at the Janette Kennedy Gallery, and I contacted them to see if I could get involved. They were super positive and asked me to be part of the show. When I showed up people kept coming up to me saying, “Oh, you’re the conte chick!” I later found out that most of my art buddies from high school and college were already involved in their events too. It just felt like a good match from the beginning.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

My website is http://www.klpfineart.com. You can also find KLP Fine Art on Facebook and YouTube.

How can someone contact you?

You can email me at Kathryn@klpfineart.com or contact me through my website.

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

Hi there! My name is Jody Pham, and I’m a freelance illustrator. I live in Dallas with my husband, and our two tuxedo cats.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

I’m inspired by so many things- underwater creatures, big cities, space, heartache, avante garde fashion, mythology, anatomy, nature, medical anomalies, horror films, the minimalist aesthetic, beautiful strangers, art deco architecture..to name a few. I’m also incredibly driven by all the creative people in my life.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I’ve been drawing since I was three years old, and never stopped. As a child, a particular trip to the Ramses Exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum really sparked my love of precise lines and geometric patterns. I remember thinking Queen Nefertiti’s swan-like neck was the most beautiful thing I had ever laid eyes on. My father is also a natural with pen and ink. I like to think I inherited it from him.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I strive to bring a sense of curiosity and whimsy to those who view my work. I especially love doing my tangled “collages” that really force the viewer to take a step closer and explore it. At first glance it may appear to be a mess of black and white, but upon closer inspection I’ve buried strands of DNA, a small cityscape, a swan, cryptic initials, jellyfish, all inside of unassuming monochromatic flora. I also feel that traditional methods of creating are quickly becoming such a lost art, especially among illustrators. I love that in my small way I can help preserve it.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I love traveling, cooking for my friends and family, video games, reading (thrillers, horror, community development, true crime, cross-cultural studies, sociology, race and ethnic relations), taking photos, visiting museums, learning new things, volunteering, writing letters, and embarking on adventures with my husband.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

My first experience with ArtLoveMagic was at Underground this past February. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience, and gave me a glimpse into the passion and hard-work that ArtLoveMagic puts into everything they do. I met so many amazing people, and in the process, worked through my stage fright. Up until then, I had only drawn in front of my husband and a handful of my closest friends. Having hundreds of people watching me do my favorite thing was just surreal. I’ll never forget that night.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

Blog: www.thelandbetweensolarsystems.com

Portfolio: www.behance.com/jodypham

Etsy Shop: www.jodypham.etsy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Jody-Pham/100336925529

How can someone contact you?

I can be reached via email at jodysauce@gmail.com, or reached through the “contact” tab on my blog.

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Liz Trosper. I’m a mixed media painter living in Dallas, TXI love art, music and public affairs. I spend my work-a-day hours doing corporate philanthropy for a Fortune 500 company.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Music is a huge inspiration for me. I’ve been known to belt a tune, do live band karaoke, and obsessively play a newly discovered song. It’s amazing how the aesthetics of a song can change a person’s energy. Each song I hear helps me interpret life, find humor and create new meaning.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I’ve been drawing since I was able to hold a utensil. My first work of art was carving “I love you” in my mother’s coffee table with scissors when I was four years old. My parents thought it would be wise to invest in some art supplies. I’ve been working ever since because it’s my way of making sense of the world, I guess.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Although I started college on a scholarship from the Texas Arts & Crafts Foundation, I wound up a classic example of what Arthur Danto calls an “artistic dropout.” This is because art felt unattainable to me – controlled in cold concrete galleries, reserved for rich people, and its meaning dictated by little white plaques. I want to make art that feels accessible to people and makes them confident about their ability to interpret modern and abstract art. My dream is to get an MFA so that I can spend all my time making, thinking and writing about art.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

Urban planning and grant writing. That’s the career I built in the intervening artistic dropout years. The way our communities are built dictates our visual environment, how we move, how goods (read: your artwork) get to market, and whether or not we have a safe place to create and express our work. I’ve successfully written several grants during my years in economic development, and would love use that talent to help artists in Dallas. In addition to art-making, I provide freelance grant writing services.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

GirlShow 2008. Great experience. Back again!

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

www.elizabethanera.carbonmade.com or add me on Facebook.

How can someone contact you?

You can reach me via email at liztrosper@gmail.com, on Skype at liztrosper or (972) 571-1609.

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Karrie Carr. I’ve been married to my best friend for 20yrs. and we have a 16yr.old daughter. I have worked with various non-profit art outreach programs utilizing therapeutic art for over 10yrs. I drive a special needs bus for Mesquite I.S.D. and love it. We also Homeschool our daughter.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Other creative people,beauty,pain,life experiences have all impacted my work. What inspires me the most is that drive in my blood that pushes me. If I stop for too long, I have trouble breathing.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

I’ve been creating in one form or another all of my life. I have a B.F.A. and have enjoyed working with welded installations, sculpture,drawing,painting,clay,paper and jewelry. I love working with found objects. The jewelry is just my latest mania. I guess it’s been about 2yrs. now. I like exploring all types of material. It keeps things interesting.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I believe I already have. My talent has been there for me in emotional catharsis so many times. All Artists have lived that. I’m grateful for it. It’s been my tool for self-discovery and the place I reflect,dream,realize and change perceptions and perspectives about the world around me.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

We have made family time a priority. My dogs are my children too. Music and Movies. I love old Hollywood flicks. They are so much smarter than todays garbage. Foreign and Silent films too. My husband is a musican so we love diggin’ record stacks or going to hear good live music.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

June 8th at Buzzbrews. What a cool bunch of people. I enjoyed the unique vibe, genuine comradery and supportive attitude amongst this diverse group of artists. Viva la ArtLoveMagic!

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

Pop Tart Cherry page on FB
Karrie Carr on FB

How can someone contact you?

poptartcherry69@yahoo.com

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