Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Susan I. Sheehan

Susan I. Sheehan
Susan Isabella Sheehan is the May 2008 Digital Color Artist of the Month. Susan works digitally on mindscapes and altered landscapes that explore hidden cores of thought. Her style is mostly surreal, often dark and complex, with a spiritual quality. History and mythology emerge from the images she creates. She works intuitively as the energies move her.

Susan began by capturing the natural beauty of the Sonora desert in Arizona and of life around her in pencil etchings and watercolors. Now, composing visions using a computer, the placement, color balance and style from her early work are still present. She loves exploring thought and consciousness, and knows that the potential of the human mind and soul are without limit.

Lightning in a Bottle
Lightning in a Bottle is a green outdoor music and art festival near Santa Barbara, California produced by The Do Lab artists network. It takes place before, during, and after Memorial Day weekend: the gate opens at 4pm Thursday May 22 and closes at noon Tuesday May 27. The stages will be live starting on Friday from 3pm till midnight, and from around 10am to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. The vending village will have clothing, jewelry, and a wide variety of organic vegetarian food choices.

New Artwork in the Galleries
Gilbert Abric, Joseph DiSipio, Derek McCrea, Nirvana Blues, Kevin Barr, Josef Marsal, Robert Chami and Nicholas Caputi have added new artwork to their galleries.

New Contemporary Artists
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at To see these most recent artists go to
  1. Mariusz Gutowski. Oil and tempera figures from Poland.
  2. Danuta Krajewska. Impressionistic portraits from Poland.
  3. Sergio Fasola. Surrealistic photography from Argentina.
  4. Mark Highton-Ridley. Cityscape photography from the U.K.
  5. Melissa Fair. Vintage photography and texture.
  6. Colleen Gorlewski. Photography of the beauty around us.
  7. Olga Gelfand. Watercolor landscapes from Russia.
  8. Stephen Gomm. Digital landscapes from the U.K.
  9. Colin Bailey. Oil landscapes and beachscapes from the U.K.
Brewery Art Walk
The Brewery is an artist colony in Los Angeles with semi-annual studio tours. The spring tour featured magnificent work. Ann Erpino displayed her Science Series. The Science Series consists of dozens of small complex paintings, each inspired by a different scientific project or scientist at Caltech. Sean Sobczak had illuminated sculpture; Bruce Gray magnetic sculpture. Max Grundy, consistent with his "Fear is the New Beauty" theme, had stylized depictions of people falling out of airplanes. CJ Kang showed abstract paintings about contemporary China.