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Alphabetical Listing of Artists with Bio and Images
Be sure to click on the member’s name below when there is a link for more information about the artist or arts supporter.
David Adams is a graduate of American River College in Sacramento CA, with a Degree in Fine Arts. He studied under the late artist/teacher Gary Pruner. David is now retired from the United States Postal Service after 35 yrs. service. Sixteen of those years his title was Sacramento Postal District “Graphics Illustrator.” After retiring, David and his wife moved to Denton Texas. He paints mainly from photographs that he has taken or collected. “If a picture moves me, I paint it!” The mediums David uses are watercolors, oils and acrylics.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-783-6336
Susan K. Boyle
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University Susan Boyle worked in New York City as a commercial artist for several years. Today her concentration is on fine art, specifically abstract figurative art. Working from life, Susan most often paints with fluid acrylics and employs a variety of tools including brushes, pens, and even ordinary sticks. Her aim is to convey the attitude and demeanor of each individual while evoking energy, movement, and vibrancy in her composition.
Anadara Designs is the Interior Design Firm founded and run by Anadara Braun-Good. Anadara is a true Dentonite, with over thirty years of design as well as community service in our area and beyond. From private residences to commercial spaces, and budgets big or small, she brings her wealth of knowledge and ability to help her clients find their own personal aesthetic. Anadara and her firm have been generous and steadfast supporters of Artists Enclave from its very inception.
As a full-time artist, Linda Chidsey’s focus, time, and energy are dedicated to creating vibrant Raku sculptures and pottery, wearable jewelry art, and unusual copper creations. Linda’s art is available at the Dallas World Trade Center in Ethan and Associates and in Pettigrew USA Fine Furnishings located in the Dallas Design District. Her wearable jewelry art is featured in McKinney at Art on the Veranda. The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, the Texas Visual Art Association Gallery in Plaza of the Americas in Dallas, Clique Gallery/Boutique in Addison, and the Art House of Highland Village are featuring Linda’s sculptures and wearable jewelry art.
Contact: email@example.com 214-783-5193
Artist Joe Conner studied General Art & Design in Cambridgeshire, England then went on to get her BA Degree in Ipswich, Suffolk, focusing on design, advertising, illustration and typography. In 1990, she won the coveted Iggesund Paperboard Silver Tree Award.
Since moving to the States, Joe has continued her epic career as a web designer. But as a career artist, she has also shown her incredibly detailed collage work throughout the DFW area. Her work has been well received. Her work ranges from the whimsical to the thought-provoking. Joe is currently President of the Gainesville Area Visual Arts group.
To learn more about Joe Conner and to see more of her work, visit her website at www.joeconnerdesigns.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-613-6939
Susan Carol Davis diversifies her creative pursuits as media director, producer, actress and arts educator with her Denton-based company, Curious Dog Creative. Susan holds membership in the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, the Actors’ Equity Association, Women in Film-Dallas, the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. She serves as Chair on the Governing Board of the Artists Enclave as well as Film Director for the Thin Line Fest, as an Elder on the Session of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and is an advocate for regional growth of a flourishing and diverse arts community.
Heather Deaton is from Iowa and moved to Texas in 2013 to attend graduate school at UNT, where she earned a Master’s in Library Science. Heather has very little formal art education and is primarily self-taught. Most of her work is a combination of digital and traditional media. Heather’s goal as an artist is to take those subjects that are negatively portrayed or received and to pull their natural beauty out where everyone can see—to create work that is both dark and lovely—and in doing so to challenge the predetermined perceptions others have about the visual definitions of both.
Kimberley Dietrich likes to paint primarily in acrylics but also likes watercolor and mixed media. Dietrich’s art symbolizes her own unmasking of her travels through life with a story behind each piece created. Dietrich’s development as an artist is rooted in her belief that there is something more to say. Her inspiration is in traveling, photography of landscapes and animals along with researching how to make art better.
Sally Emerson began painting in 1999 during her 37-year career as a family law attorney in Amarillo, Texas. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and has studied with Michael Longhofer, Emin Abassov, Rich Nichols, John Birdsong, and other instructors at the Amarillo Art Institute, where she also served on the board of directors for 8 years. Sally’s work was featured in the Amarillo Museum of Art during its Open Hanging and 12 X 12 juried event. After retiring, she and her husband moved to Denton in September 2018 to be nearer to grandchildren. She is looking forward to doing more painting from the many sights and experiences gathered in her Airstream travels.
Artwork: Tailgoat Party (acrylic on canvas)
Recently retired, Lauri has always been involved in “art” in some form:
Drawing, crocheting, quilting, mosaics, painting- acrylic and oil, photography, music and writing. She has designed a few pieces of art for her yard using rocks and metal rods. Laura is now most interested in painting, primarily in oil.
GonzoBot Studios is the joint venture of local couple Laura Gonzales and Cindy Breeding of Denton, Texas. Neither Gonzales nor Breeding are trained artists, but each year, the couple creates original parade art and floats for the Twilight Lantern & Costume Parade of Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival. You can learn more about the festival by visiting: www.dentondayofthedeadfestival.com.
Using traditional cartoneria mexicana techniques, GonzoBot Studios has created large-scale parade puppets and floats – calaveras, a skeleton bride and a giant Quetzalcoatl dragon puppet. They use paper, glue, found and repurposed objects, thermal plastic and acrylic and latex paint to finish their vibrant, colorful projects.
Gonzales practices family medicine at Dr. Scott Simms Family practice as a physician assistant, and Breeding is a reporter for the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Contact: email@example.com 405-730-9326
Randall M. Good is a full time artist and writer living in Denton. His work is exhibited across the country as well as England. His home gallery is Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In addition to his gallery shows he mounts travelling exhibitions, does numerous commissions (both public and private), and also presents lectures, artists talks, and readings from his book project The Shael Ovalis.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-391-6050
Lara Heber is the owner of La Rose Maison Art Gallery and retail store located near the square in Denton. The mission of La Rose Maison is to bridge the gap between art and homes, and strives to offer affordable, one-of-a-kind, artwork to the Denton community by promoting emerging artists. The retail store features hand-poured candles, loose tea, books, and home goods. Artists are encouraged to submit their work via the store website online application process.
Sarah Nobles Key
After a career as a writer who worked mostly in the fashion industry, Kit began making jewelry after she retired. Her impetus was the stones. Kit had collected gemstones for a number of years, and now uses some of those in her work.
Kit creates, primarily, contemporary pieces with clean lines and an Art Deco flavor. She works mostly in sterling silver, copper and bronze. Kit does enjoy texturing and mixing metals to add interest to her designs (Kit King Designs).
Lory Raye Marshall
Lory is a self-taught artist from East Texas. She began her career in the US Air Force, tried multiple careers but didn’t find her calling until I\she started painting. Lory loves painting explosive emotions in colorfully cartoonish ways. She uses
acrylic on canvas for now, but is always open to new mediums; violins for example. Lory’s dream job since she was a little girl was to be an artist, so she’s doing what she can to make it happen!
Contact: email@example.com 318-453-0822
Erin O’Toole is a science librarian at the University of North Texas, where she has worked for 15 years. She moved to Denton in 1997 to pursue a master’s degree in library science at Texas Woman’s University and never left Little D. Erin is also an amateur musician who occasionally sings soprano and plays violin at local churches. Her favorite accompanist is guitarist and husband Chuck Voellinger. Erin is pleased to have the opportunity to support the arts in Denton through the Artists Enclave.
Emily Pearson is a Denton based artist, owner of The Seeing Stone: Magickal Arts & Craft. She creates jewelry and digital art with fantasy and nature-based themes. Her physical creations are primarily composed of polymer clay, stones, & leather and she takes most of her inspiration from beloved role-playing games, epic fantasy fiction, and mystical esoteric sources. Digital art has also been a focus of her artistic pursuits, creating commissioned illustrations of various fantastical and magical characters. She is currently working on an original fantasy themed Tarot deck, and a series of elemental pieces intended for ritual and magical practice.
Brian Pierce graduated from UNT in 2001 and has been working in Denton ISD for 17 years. He has taught art at Ryan High School for 15 years. Brian and his wife have been married 17 years and have two beautiful girls. He draws inspiration for his latest series of drawings from life and relationships. He tries to show emotion and communicate a specific meaning with each piece. For example, Brian’s drawing, Commitment, shows his hand and emphasizes his wedding ring in order to communicate his devotion and commitment to his wife and familyMa
Pat Reinke moved to Denton from Ohio in 1985, raised three children here and has a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Pat has volunteered over the years with the Denton Benefit League, the Arts Guild, PTA, Thin Line Fest, Denton Community Theatre and now as Board member with Artists Enclave. Pat is an active member of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Greater Denton Arts Council. In addition to enjoying cooking, Pat is an amateur dabbler in the arts, enjoying painting and playing the violin in the Flower Mound Community Orchestra.
Born in Hanover, Germany, Christiane has an Associate degree in business, working in wholesale business for 10 years. She started horseback riding when 5 years old and always loved it. In 1994, she came to the USA to learn more about Quarter Horses, especially cutting and reining horses. Christiane stayed here, got married and with her husband, they train and show reining horses. In 1994, she made the National Reining Horse Association Top Ten.
Since 2010, she found a new career at WinStar World Casino but has always liked the outdoors: horseback riding, sailing, riding her motor scooter, glider flying, traveling, animals and photography! She loves spending time outside and taking pictures, capturing the beauty and colors of flowers and landscapes as well as the play that sunshine and light in general create. Last year, Christiane learned how to paint with light, continuing to play around with that technique and always searching for new subjects to ‘paint’.
Kelly Stribling Sutherland
Kelly Sutherland is a graduate of Art Center College of Design where she learned to illustrate. Kelly loved illustrating for a client. It was a great job of collaboration. She worked with many clients including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Target, Dayton’s, Marshall Fields, Scholastic Books, Running Press, the White House and many more. Kelly seemed to always get picked for Christmas campaigns and many times her illustrations would be adapted into products such as snow globes, cookie tins, children’s books and ornaments. Kelly created two Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog covers in the day.
Life changes happened and Kelly is now a full time elementary art teacher in Little Elm where 700 plus students keep her busy. Kelly also does the choreography for her school’s annual musical.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-391-2628
Dawn has lived in Denton for only 5 years and is excited to become part of the wonderful arts community here. Dawn has always been interested in the arts, combining music and literature in her undergraduate degree and going on to get a Masters in Library Science. Though by day Dawn works as a librarian, her focus by night is to work to find her artistic style. Mostly self-taught, Dawn enjoys doing mixed media work that includes a painted element, whether it be with oil, acrylic or watercolor paints. She enjoys art that looks purposely ‘sloppy,’ (experiments with drips, obvious brush strokes, appears unfinished and the like) and highlights the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Brian Tiensvold (TOAST)
Toast is a Painter (mostly abstract) in oils, acrylics, spray paint and some mixed media as well as a Poet and Spoken Word Performer, an outside of the box thinker who sees beauty in imperfection. He likes to sing and dance.
Toast lives, works and plays in Denton Texas. He is a Graduate of Westwood Collage in Fort Worth with a Degree in Graphic Design. Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop. Toast is a brewer and an artist: “You’ll never work if you do what you love”, and I do what I love. I make beer and I make art.”
Toast is currently working at Denton County Brewing Company and in the early stages of opening a brewery called Toasty Bros. Small Batches. He is the President of the Denton County Homebrewers Guild, a Member of the Denton Area Darts Association and of course, member of the Artist Enclave of Denton
Contact: Toast@toastybros.com 423- 429- 5415
Experimenting with Jazz, Blues and Folk, Lisa West began a journey 20 years ago fusing genres for a unique musical experience. After she began collaborating on Soundcloud, a world of possibilities opened for her vocal talent. Working with over 50 artists from all over the world, she has broadened her genre bending reach. The 2015 album Doors, (her first) is a joint project with artist, Sp.Ace, in Latvia. Both created music with Lisa writing lyrics based on the book, The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley. She now focuses her musical talent mixing Jazz and Chamber music. Something she calls Faerytale Music. Feel free to contact her through phone or email.
Contact: email@example.com 214-808-1933
Jo Williams is an artist who paints in watercolor and shares her love and knowledge of the medium with others. She teaches classes in both Denton and plein aire workshops in various locations. She taught workshops in France for the last three years, two years in Provence and one year in Brittany. She is a signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society in Dallas and the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth. Williams has exhibited regionally and nationally in juried exhibitions winning a number of awards. Her work is included in the Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe. She is an active volunteer in the arts community in Denton.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-383-1092
Christie A. Wood, owner of Art Glass Ensembles in Denton, Texas, has always had an affinity drawing and a love of stained glass. Though she had a successful 20 year career in the computer industry, she found herself longing to create art.
Due to the fleeting nature of computer programs, which are often obsolete the moment they are installed, Christie desired to fine an outlet for her creativity which would ultimately outlast her own physical existence. The lure of stained glass, the beauty and changing nature of art from light drew her into a new field and career.
Contact: Christie@artglassensembles.com 940-591-3002
Earl Zimmerman (Z)
Earl Zimmerman is a lathe artisan who creates decorative pieces and wearable wooden jewelry. He creates jewelry, pottery, household utensils, household decor and other items turned on a wood lathe. He also makes cremation urns. Most items are made from southwestern woods such as mesquite, pecan, and aspen.