Artist Spotlight

Welcome to Beechhouse Media Artists Spotlight

This is where you will find links to other artists pages, social-media groups, and websites! This page was set up to support local and independent artists from around the world.

#SupportLocalArtists #SupportIndependentArtists

If you would like to be featured on this page you can apply by sending a message including the following information. The best of which will then appear here! Emails should be sent to mark@beechhousemedia.co.uk and MUST include the subject header Artist Spotlight Feature.

• Name (and include your studio name if you have one)

• A brief bio

• Up to two or three of your favourite works which are your own in a j.peg image. Ideally images should carry your watermark and be no larger than 800 x 600 (500 x 300 is ideal as it helps to load the page faster)

• Tell me a little about what inspires you

• Let me know where people can purchase your art/book/product and provide me with the links

• Let me know if you have exhibited, won awards, or anything else that you would like the world to know

I will then feature the best entries in a future Artists Spotlight blog post, and will also promote some of the best on my social-media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. You will also appear on my upcoming Artists Spotlight page.

There is no charge for this at all. Whilst I cannot guarantee that you will get hundreds (or any!) sales, it will give you another outlet where you can promote your work. If you do get lots of new sales, you can always buy me a coffee, just beware, I do not drink instant coffee at all and I can tell the difference at 50 paces!

Breaking Arts & Music


Breaking Arts and Music
Breaking Arts and Music

Joshua D. Greer is the founder and admin of Breaking Arts and Music and not only does he have a Facebook Group which you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1447193115581642/ but he also has a website (http://www.breakingartsandmusic.com/index.html ) and a YouTube channel which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1amcqNLuEpMAlIlisz1bmg

Occasionally I get an email or message from Joshua, always full of wit, and always with a brand new idea. Just how someone can have so many consecutively great ideas is beyond me, but have them he does and I expect that we will see his site, group, and channel grow significantly over the next year, because he works hard, clearly has a passion for the arts, and is genuinely a great guy.

A new section on his site connects the creative community with each other and the rest of the world. Musicians and bands can share sound cloud links, artists can share their artwork, and performing artists can share video and well as upcoming events.

If a band or musician needs an album cover, this is where you can come to get it commissioned, and if an artist needs a song for a promotional video, they’re covered too. The group is local, so supports local and independent artists which regular readers of this blog will know that I am passionate about.

MINKIEMOO DESIGNS

Minkiemoo Designs
Minkiemoo Designs Artisan hand stamped sterling silver Jewellery

Tina Anns is a specialist who creates hand stamped jewellery and each item is an artwork in itself. Her work is timeless yet has a modern vibe that creates a marriage of form and material. I have known both Tina and her husband Lewis for a number of years, and they are two of the most wonderful people you could wish to meet.

Tina is the owner of Minkiemoo Designs and creates beautiful personalised sterling silver jewellery which is at the very heart of what she creates. What’s more, her designs can usually be adapted to suit personal preference.

Perhaps one of my favourite pieces is her Tree of Life necklace which can be purchased here: http://www.minkiemoodesigns.co.uk/aboutme/prod_3510726-Tree-of-Life-necklace.html

Tina also has a range of giftware, ladies personalised bracelets, ladies personalised necklaces, personalised accessories, and wedding bouquet charms. The gentlemen are also catered for with a stunning range of men’s personalised jewellery.

Minkiemoo Designs also have a Facebook page and I just know that they would appreciate your like! They often run contests to win a piece of jewellery and this is where you can hit that like button! https://www.facebook.com/MinkiemooDesigns/

Tina’s work is inexpensive for such quality items. Her Wish bracelets make wonderful stocking fillers and gifts for teachers. They are all handmade and prices start from around £8.95 plus postage and packaging.

My advice if you wish to order any of Tina’s work is to get in quickly. Very often she is inundated with orders and becomes especially busy on the lead up to Christmas.

You can also check out Tina’s website at:
http://www.minkiemoodesigns.co.uk



SHELLEY WALLACE YLST

Shelley Wallace Ylst
Shelley Wallace Ylst
I have known Shelley for a while, but I have known of her work for much longer. She is a truly talented water color artist and her works show more than an awareness of the beauty of the everyday in an extraordinary display of talent. Her work is vibrant and fun, and often produces and multidimensional space where a variety of thoughts and ideas coexist.

Her works exemplify the mediums expressive potential to produce consistent works. There is never a doubt that the work you are looking at is a Shelley Wallace Ylst creation. I see the work on my timeline and immediately, the colors pop, the lines are consistently drawn, impressively executed and you feel a sense of ease and overwhelming joy when viewing the work. It really is that good.

Shelley told me that: “I fell in love with watercolors in high school, studied at the University of Utah and have been painting ever since. I love the spontaneity and transparency of watercolors and I paint in vivid, rich colors. My art is always evolving and full of joy”.

I quite often notice when perusing social media that her style is often mimicked, but the color never pops as it does on a work from Shelley, nor do those who attempt her unique style portray anywhere near the same sense of quality, care, and joy. Shelley Wallace Ylst is certainly a name to look out for, and I would advise buying her work immediately. I do not say this lightly at all, I have seen some impressive work in galleries around the world, this is certainly on a par, and then some.

You can view Shelley’s work at https://shelleywallaceylst.pixels.com and also at https://society6.com/shelleyylstart and over at: https://redbubble.com/people/shelleyylstart and you can follow Shelley at: https://facebook.com/shelley.ylst.art

CHRISTINE PARIS

Christine Paris Artist
Christine Paris Artist

Another artist to watch out for this year is Christine Paris who is a visual artist who combines hand drawn and painted works with mixed-media and photography. Occasionally Christine creates digital art too.

Her work is a variety of spiritual creationism all based on the theme of love, peace, and serenity. Christine’s Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/Serenity-Song-Designs-1733273783579281/?fref=ts and her website is at: http://christine-paris.pixels.com

Christine’s work is both creative and vibrant and I particularly like one of her latest works, Shamanic Soul, a piece depicting the totem spirit representation of a dearly departed friend who has the soul of a shaman.

Christine Paris taught art at elementary school for many years where she was the art specialist the student came to a few times a week, to give them the space to be creative and forget the structured courses of their regular class.

Christine said, I loved it and learned so much from the students. After a few years of teaching, I began creating my own works of art quite regularly...and I continue to create art in my daily life as a means to find peace within, in hopes of being able to shine some peace into the world and make it a better place.

Her work shows that she has an eye for color pallets that work extremely well together, and her pieces hold the viewers interest where the canvas becomes a story-telling medium often creating a sense of place, movement, and depth that often immerses the viewer in to another place entirely.

CAROLINE EVANS COLES

Caroline Evans Coles Artist and Illustrator
Caroline Evans Coles Artist and Illustrator
Another artist friend who has exhibited widely and won a number of awards for her work is Caroline Evans Coles. What can I say? Caroline’s work often leaves you open mouthed and her work demonstrates the intense emotion and passion of the artist herself. There is always an intricate weaving of elements in any of her works, creating a marriage of form and material.

Caroline’s artwork is exceptional and glorifies the beauty of nature, both fauna and flora, and continuously evolves. The release of each new work is always something that one looks forward to, portraying real and raw world and human issues through narrative illustration, colour and strong imagery/symbolism, bringing visual delight without detracting from her message.

Caroline views life through color and this is evident throughout. Her works are always consistent, and much like Shelley Wallace Ylst, her works are instantly recognizable.

Caroline also feels deeply about quite a few issues, not least the destruction we are wreaking upon our beautiful planet and the appalling cruelty that is inflicted daily on defenceless animals. This is why a percentage of proceeds made on her Wildlife pieces is given to various animal welfare charities, with which she is involved. She has also donated some of her artwork for auction to help raise funds and awareness for these organisations.

Caroline says “Apart from my ‘realistic’ paintings, most of my artwork is pure fantasy and created not only for the simple enjoyment of being able to use my imagination, but also to hopefully encourage others to use theirs – through vibrant colour and visual stimulation. My more intricate creations encompass a lot of hidden elements, all of which can be interpreted differently depending on the viewer”.

Caroline’s work can be found at: http://carolineevans.net and you can follow Caroline at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caroline-Evans-Artist-Illustrator/351253865071605?sk=timeline
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Features & Awards:
* July 2016 - 'The Face Behind the Mask' - Special Merit Award. Find out more here
* June 2016 - 'Catch of the Day I' - Special Merit Award. Find out more here
* Twelve of my Flower Fairies - Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Spirit & Destiny magazine (UK)
* Aug 2015 - ‘Facing my Fears’ has received two Awards. Find out more here
* ‘Áine' - Feb/Mar 2015 issue of Irish America magazine (NY) as a header to their article
COLLEEN TAYLOR

Colleen Taylor Artist
Colleen Taylor Artist

No relation, but you really DO need to see Colleen’s work, in fact you may already will have done because she is known primarily for her extensive years as a prolific large format wall mural artist within Colorado and the Rocky Mountain regions.

An internationally renowned artist who is also a rare blend of both artist and entrepreneurial business person. Her clients range from range from professional athletes, Beringer Vineyards, Warner Bros, The Denver Broncos Organization, Colorado Rockies Baseball & many professional builders. She has been featured and published in Denver Design Resources, the Parade of Homes, and many other publications throughout Colorado and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Colleen has an exceptional attention to detail and depth of field. She has mastered the art of creating unique, elegant and stunning paintings from sources within her life. Her unique approach is to become deeply absorbed in the complexity and challenge of her paintings. Combining organic traditional paints with the latest technological advances in the fine art field makes her paintings one-of-a-kind works of art. Colleen is an Image Licensed as well as a Rights-Managed license artist with Licensing.Pixels.com.

Colleen covers a myriad of subject matter. In reality it is not so much about the subject as the challenge of portraying the interplay of light and dark, the rhythm of shapes and the excitement of color, the mood and atmosphere. Whether it is a portrait of a loved one, a field of sunflowers, a precious pet, a child being chased by the waves of the vast sea, or a tender moment shared within a family, Colleen will capture the essence of the moment in an original painting that will be treasured forever.

Colleen’s work always show an energy that is all too often missing from the works of many fine and contemporary artists today. Her paintings are skillfully and meticulously created, revealing influences of some of the great masters, and show a remarkable understanding of technique. To own her work is a privilege amongst discerning collectors, of which she has many.

You can and should immediately visit Colleen’s site at: http://colleentaylorartist.com/ and you can also purchase her work at: http://colleen-taylor.pixels.com/

You can follow Colleen on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ColleenTaylorArtDesign/?hc_ref=SEARCH

LISE LACHANCE

Lise Lachance
Lise Lachance

Lise has been incorporating mixed mediums for years. She says “I paint for me, to feed my spirit, to feed my hunger. I draw my inspiration from anything and everything: a conversation, a mood, a trip or a memory. Mostly, I feel like I am giving the flat canvass a chance to emerge into its three dimensional expression. The process is holistic, unplanned and part of a conversation between me and my tools. Sometimes we fight, most times we completely understand each other and at the end of it a little more has been revealed about what we are capable of”.

Lise is a self-taught artist who expresses her impulses artistically and she sets her own artistic path. Her work is honest and real and she never imitates a school or narrative, and that’s exactly why her art is unique. You can immediately tell that her work becomes a multidimensional space where a variety of thoughts and ideas coexist and creating a pictorial symphony. It is a poetic mediation of her spirit.

Lise says about art that, “Art is: something that feeds your spirit but keeps you hungry. My art is - all of this”. I couldn’t agree more. Lise also has a range of fashion items available too.
You can view Lise’s website at: http://www.lisebydesign.com and follow Lise on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LiseByDesign/

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