Category Archives: Featured Artist

Susan Savad

Susan Savad

Biography

As a child, I wasn’t particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn’t pursue it at home.

It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting. All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job and my family was thousands of miles away. The only plus, as far as I was concerned, was the craft building on the army base which gave me painting supplies. For the first time, I started to paint.

Susan Savad
After my husband’s tour of duty, we went back east and settled in New Jersey. I was now a mother with a young son and had a lot to keep me busy but once a week I went to a local adult education class and took art lessons which I continued to do after my second son was born. Finally, when my younger son was old enough for nursery school, I also decided to go back to school part time. I enrolled at duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield, NJ and started my formal art education.

Although DuCret is actually a three year program, it took me 7-1/2 years to finish because I went part-time. When I started, there were only a few older students and I felt a little out of place because the majority of my fellow classmates were just out of high school, but I didn’t let it bother me. I finally graduated in 1989.

Later, when digital cameras came out and Print On Demand websites became available, I became interested in photography. I feel that photography has opened up my art to new themes and I spend many weekends photographing new places.

Whenever someone tells me that they wish they had learned something as a child but it’s too late now, I always tell them that you can start learning something new anytime. I know that’s what I did.

You can see more of my work at:
SusanArtGallery.com
Zazzle.com

Guido Borelli

Guido Borelli

Artist Guido Borelli da Caluso was born in 1952, in Caluso, Italy at the foothills of the Italian Alps. Born into an artistic family, (his grandfather was a woodcarver and furniture maker, and his paternal uncle and aunt paint) young Guido first discovered painting somewhere between the ages of 4 to 6 years old. With… Continue Reading

Hiroko Sakai

Hiroko Sakai

Biography I was born in a small town of northern Kyushu island of Japan in early Spring. I was a shy kid. I liked looking for fairies in grass and reading adventure stories from my gigantic book case. My parents were great patrons of cultures and art and made sure I had many opportunities to… Continue Reading

Zaira Dzhaubaeva

Zaira Dzhaubaeva

Zaira Dzhaubaeva was born into a family renowned for its artistic and literary contribution to their homeland. Daughter of Husey Dzhaubaev, the laureate and famous poet / journalist of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia), who is remembered to this day as the highest standard bearer of the Karachay culture in the world. Her parents stimulated… Continue Reading

Geraud Staton

Geraud Staton

Biography I believe that we are what we surround ourselves with. My work, then, is a reflection of these ideals. I try to bring strength, energy, radiance, adventure, passion, hope, inspiration and mystery to that lives. I begin a painting by envisioning a story, then deciding what elements are important to that story. I decide… Continue Reading

Paul Wolber

Paul Wolber

Paul has traveled as an artist in many countries of the world including China and Western Europe. He is Professor Emeritus of Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he taught painting and design for many years and conducted cross-cultural studies and art classes in Italy and Western Europe since 1976. From 1998-2003 he was visiting… Continue Reading

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in both oil and watercolor.  Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist. Awards include: Best of Show – Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. Two-time finalist and ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine. First Place, Poster Artist… Continue Reading

Marcia Baldwin

Marcia Baldwin

Art has always been a passion of mine. I wanted to know as much about art as I could possible learn. I still strive to learn something new everyday. It takes practice and patience to be a full time artist and I am finally able to devote one hundred percent of my professional life to… Continue Reading

Arlene G. Woo

Arlene G. Woo

Biography Arlene Woo has been painting with water media since 1999. Charlie Higa’s playful approach made her first venture into watercolor a positive experience which ledher to study with Robert R. Dvorak of California and George Woollard of Honolulu. Her love of process and challenge has led her to a variety of subjects ranging from waves… Continue Reading

Kay Smith

Kay Smith

Biography In 1993 oil painter Kay Smith began watercolor with her first Ken Hosmer workshop. With this ever changing medium she found her niche. Largely self taught, she keeps abreast of changing trends in color, design, and subject matter by taking or giving watercolor or mixed media  workshops.  She maintains studios in New Mexico and… Continue Reading

Susan Savad

Susan Savad

Biography As a child, I wasn’t particularly interested in art. I took the usual art classes that most kids take but I didn’t pursue it at home. It was when my husband went into the army that I finally started becoming interested in painting. All of a sudden, I was in Texas, had no job… Continue Reading