As a self-taught artist, Suzanne studied many different great artists of all times including Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and William De Kooning, to name a few. Suzanne uses acrylic and oil pastels to create multi-layered compositions. One of the things that amazes her most in creating art is the movement of her hands becoming more like a musical conductor when he is conducting an orchestra. Every piece she creates is an extension of her inner self. Balancing both the past and the present using bold colors and textural layers help to create such abstract works of art.
Zac Zachary is an illustrator and local art teacher. He is an award-winning artist whose pieces have even been featured at the Brooks Museum in Memphis and New York. Zac has served in education for over thirteen years. He and his wife C.J. Zachary recently published their first children’s book The Awkward Avocado that was released May 1st. When he isn’t teaching he is creating maps for Fortnite or working on the illustrations for his second children’s book. Zac and his wife are currently living in the south and raising their two children.
Jamin Crawford is the founder of Crawdaddy Arts. Jamin, a realism artist, is a native Helena, but also lived in California. As a youth, Jamin met Mr. Cleveland Palmer, a teacher at Centennial High School; this meeting further ignited his fire of creativity. Even through homelessness, Jamin sketched his way into the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Financial hardship did not allow him to complete his degree; however his enlistment into the United States Army positioned him to meet new people as he continued to perfect the art of sketching. After completing an extensive military career, Jamin enrolled at Bethel University at McKenzie, Tn. Mr. Crawford is currently employed as a Sheriff. He resides in the Memphis, Tn area.
Both my parents were artists; and as a young child, I can remember creating “pastoral masterpieces” in chalk while my father, an architect by trade worked on floorplans for his clients. I was encouraged to let my creativity flow. Most recently I illustrated the children’s picture, All Is Assurdedly Well for authors Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson which received a starred review from Kirkus and was selected as one of seven Best Indie Children’s Books of 2018. I have a BA in Fine Art with a minor in black and white photography from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I am also a disabled chronic complex migraine suffer. With the help of my family, healthcare team and my service dog, Burt I am able to create my art.
A native of Parkin, AR; NayNay aquired a love of art as a little girl growing up in the country. She learned to work hard at an early age which taught her to find beauty in what others may deem opposite. NayNay, the owner of Unique Love Kreations & Krafts, and TIK Studioz & Gallery works to provide an environment of inclusion and diversity as she uses art to create cheerful, original, and vibrant paintings to help a person's mind to relax and let go. She desires to stimulate the creative mind and create a one-of-a-kind peice.
Ebony Boyd is a self-taught abstract artist that loves to create beautiful things. She is naturally drawn to bright and vibrant colors. Ebony is a classically trained soprano having taught choral music for quite some time. Her art is inspired by music. Her goal is to create a musical composition within each of her works. She loves jazz particularly because of the freeness and the encouragement of improvisation. Her love for improvisation and movement is definitely shown through her art.