For more extensive artist's bio, articles and list of exhibitions, visit artist(s) website(s). Many of the images displayed on this site are copyrighted, and are used here only for purposes of education or critical review. All rights are reserved by the artists who created the works referenced herein.

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides



From Russia with Love ...





Worked for and trained by ceramist:

    Carl Olaf Olsen, Sandnes 2001 - 2004

Work as a decorator:

    Gabrielsen Furniture Factory, Stvgr.1997 - 2001
    Stavanger Municipality Project Mohammed Olsen, Stvgr. 1993 - 1994
    Ital Design, Stvgr. 1986 - 1997
    Kim Tvedt as, Stavanger 1984 - 1989


    Bergeland Upper Secondary School, VgI - VgII  Decorator 1979 - 1981
    Arendal Vocational School,(drawing, painting, designing) 1978 - 1979


Here I am taking a picture of a vase I just finished in my workshop at Lauvstø in the wonderful town of Grimstad, Norway.

I opened the place in 2004, but as you can see in my CV, I've had different jobs before that, mostly in Stavanger, where I took my education as a decorator.

I worked at various shops, stores and institutions, did some painting and interior decorating, designed posters, took care of exhibitions etc.

Before moving to Grimstad, I met the well-known ceramist Carl Olaf Olsen in Sandnes. I started working for him, and he taught me a lot about the art of ceramics. So one thing became more and more clear to me: my future lies in a career in shaping clay into objects of art.

And if you want to find out what I've been doing since I opened my workshop, please take a look at the pictures of some of my products."


Deanne McKeown

Deanne McKeown
I was born in Missouri and lived in early childhood in the Pinal Mountains of Central Arizona. The memories of those years made an indelible impression...the cliffs and canyons of Arizona have always formed my sense of "home" and now, the inspiration for my work.

Although many of my early years were spent in Missouri, it was home I came back to when my husband, Byron, and I moved to Sedona in 1979. Over the years, Byron and I have owned three galleries in Sedona and are presently pursuing our personal careers as artists.

Through the years I have explored a variety of media - painting and printmaking ( my major areas of study at the Kansas City Art Institute), fiber, leaded glass, graphic design and most recently, sculpture. For many years I worked in the field of Medical Illustration, both as director of the Design and Illustration department at the University of Kansas Medical School and as a free lance Illustrator of medical books.

I like
change, hiking and picnics, travel, Native American poetry, reading , collecting children's books, garden railways, planting, but not weeding, building stuff, puns and peppermint ice cream - not necessarily in that order.

I care about
conservation, energy alternatives, responsive government, this generation and the next and the next and the next....

I hope
to sustain a sense of wonder, to see more deeply, to grow old with grace and humor... and maybe even once, to create
something really wonderful.

"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand.  My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us.

In looking back over a lifetime of working and exploring, I realize that I have never created art -- art has been, and is now, creating me."

Deanne McKeown / Recent Exhibitons and Awards


Sedona Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition
   Marilyn Sunderman Creativity Award,  'Desert Sonata, Twittering Mackine"


Sedona Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition
   First Prize, Sculpture   'Never Pass up a Chance to Play'
   Marilyn Sunderman Creativity Award,  'Never Pass up a Chance to Play'


Sedona Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition
   First Prize, Sculpture 'Tom, Dick and Mary'
Bennington Center for the Arts, American Academy of Women Artists Exhibition
   First Prize, Sculpture  'Tom, Dick and Mary'
   Purchase Award, BCA Private Collection   'Tom, Dick and Mary'


Sedona Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition 
   Best of Show Award  'Forest Spirits'

Mill Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,  American Academy of Women Artists Exhibition
   First Prize, Sculpture  'Anticipation'

Anna Maria Strzelczyk

Anna Maria Strzelczyk

"Anna Maria Strzelczyk born in 1949 in Gdańsk, studied at the State Art Academy in Gdańsk at the department of graphical design; graduated as a Master of Art in 1977. Since 1980 specializes in ceramic sculpture (majolica pottery). In 1984 won the Gold Medal of Rotary Club in Faenza. She participated in the International Competition of Ceramic Art in Faenza (1984), in Milano (1985 ) and Vallauris (1988). Her works may be found in the Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the National Museums in Wrocław, Poznań, Łódź and Wałbrzych, as well as in private collections in Poland and abroad. "

Sara Golish

Sara Golish

Sara Golish is an emerging visual artist, born in Windsor, Ontario.

Since putting pencil to paper as a toddler, she knew her passion was to become an Artist. After excelling in the Windsor Center for the Creative Arts during high school, she moved to Toronto in hopes of seeking a more challenging artistic environment at the Ontario College of Art & Design. After completing a 4 year program as a drawing & painting major, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2008, acquiring the Eric Freifeld Award for 'proficiency in draughtsmanship.' More recently, she furthered her artistic education in graphic and web design and development at George Brown College.

Sara has also completed extensive work as a decorative painter, which has included designing and painting murals, bas relief, gilding and faux finishes in traditional and contemporary styles. She has worked on high-end residential, corporate and retail interior design projects for Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Sarasota and Barbados. Sara has also sub-contracted work for those such as Brian Gluckstein, Chapman Design Group, Yabu Pushelberg, Douglas Design, Munge Leung, Andrew Ness, and Jay Hodgins, to name a few.

Presently she is based out of Toronto, Ontario, working as a Freelance Artist, who specializes in figurative and portrait drawing and painting. 

Facebook page


Blog Archive


Related Posts with Thumbnails