Marco Gallotta: “Art for Me is Love.”

Artist name: Marco Gallotta Featured Works 1 and 2: Diandra and Rain (“Thank you to amazing Diandra Forrest and her beautiful baby Rain”) and so hard to say I love you Gallotta’s fascination with layering, exposing, and questioning the edges of lines, people, and images in his work mesmerizes the viewer. His characters appear to us intimately revealed, dissected, and also…

Laurence de Valmy: “Our Basic Need to Imagine, Create, and Share”

Artist name: Laurence de Valmy Featured Work 1: Time to take a swim Laurence de Valmy’s description of the above: “this painting is from a trip in the Caribbeans. I loved how the light reflected on the water, on the ladder, and how the shadow of a coconut tree completed the tropical atmosphere.” Laurence de Valmy takes her viewers…

Lauren Lovejoy and Lyme Warrior: “Show Compassion to Someone Fighting for Their Health”

Artist name: Lauren Lovejoy Featured Image 1: Members of Lyme Warrior working on the Chronic Beauty Calendar Lyme Warrior is an awareness and advocacy group that also raises funds for “research, awareness, and impoverished Lyme Warriors.” Chronic Beauty is a calendar and fundraising campaign featuring the struggles and beauty of women with chronic illnesses including “Cerebral Palsy, Severe Asthma,…

Erica Bryan: “An Emotion Stopped in Time”

Artist name: Erica Bryan Featured Works 1 and 2: Billboard and Haunted House (and photos) Erica Bryan is a passionate, captivating, and gifted singer and musician whose powerful narrative songs cross and transcend genres. Her voice is compelling and beautiful. Here’s how her sounds is described on One Stop Country: she [uses] “her soulful vocal against…

Pretty Rik E: “Make Waves That No One Can Ignore”

Artist name: Pretty Rik E Featured Work 1: Pretty Rik E Performance of 5 O’clock In The Morning (these videos contain somewhat adult lyrics and content) and photos Meet and enjoy Pretty Rik E, who knows how to own the stage with his captivating Hip Hop drag king performances. You’re welcome. Another performance is here, and you can check out clips from…

Paulo Ito: “Fortunately, There Still Are Many White Walls”

Artist name: Paulo Ito Featured Work 1: World Cup Mural Paulo Ito is a Brazilian artist who specializes in thought-provoking, narrative street art. In a style that bends and stretches through perspectives, dimensions, dreams, and harsh realities, Ito explores the often destructive societal systems and patterns he observes around him. He portrays relationships, love, diversity, injustice, and loss…

Eleanor Underhill of Underhill Rose: “Connected with Everything”

Artist name: Eleanor Underhill of Underhill Rose Featured Work 1: “Love Looks Good on You” and photo of Eleanor Underhill   The union of Eleanor Underhill on open-back banjo, Molly Rose on guitar, and Salley Williamson on upright bass results in the gifted and acclaimed “all-female trifecta” that is Underhill Rose. Enjoy their distinctive, harmonious, and soulful songs, which feel both ethereal…

Ksunny Wazowski: “Create and Break”

Artist name: Ksunny Wazowski Featured Work 1: Crocheted Earrings and Doll   Ksunny Wazowski offers delicate and intricate works in the realms of fashion and miniature art. Her beautiful pieces are organic, precise, and fanciful. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to you? To me, art is a possibility to…

La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

LOUDM♀UTH: “Keep Kicking Ass, Ladies!”

Artist name: LOUDM♀UTH Magazine Featured Work 1: LOUDM♀UTH Volume 1 LOUDM♀UTH Magazine is a creative publication that shares and explores the work of diverse female artists that is also run by female artists. They produce vivid and thoughtful content with a focus on empowering and celebrating women artists, both in print and online. 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Alexandra Henry: “Anything That Makes You Feel Something”

Artist name: Alexandra Henry Featured Work 1: Magrela Video from the Street Heroines Documentary Series Director, Photographer, and CurateNYC Emerging Artist Alexandra Henry lends her thoughtful and intuitive eye and lens to the world of female street artists in her series, “Street Heroines.” While exploring São Paulo on foot she began to document and explore the work of women around the globe who…

Tierra Jones, Afromochaart:”I am Glad I Picked up That Pencil and Started Drawing”

Artist name: Tierra Jones, AKA Afromochaart Featured Work 1: Tierra Jones, AKA Afromochaart, uses her sensitive line drawing and painting skills to create beautiful portraits. She expertly conveys her subjects’ personalities, strength, grace, and vulnerability in a variety of media. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is art to you? Art is expressing…

Lucien Shapiro: “A Fools’ Journey”

Artist name: Lucien Shapiro Featured Work 1: Luce Sacra Collector Rituales (The Light Collector Ritual) Lucien Shapiro weaves together the past, present, physical, ethereal, dark, light, and all the colors in between in his textured creations and performances dealing with themes of addiction, over saturation, and object reclamation and re-contextualization, among others. He is a self-anointed maker of ritual and meaning….