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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 I have taken or collected. “If a picture moves me, I paint it!” The mediums David uses are watercolors, oils and acrylics.
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Iris Baldwin is a Denton playwright, artist, and blogger. Iris writes full-length dramas as well as absurd one-act comedies for the theatrical stage. Iris’s visual arts mediums are mandala creation (colored pencils on paper, or gel pens on paper) and needlepoint/crewel embroidery needle arts crafting. Iris blogs on the topic of creatively managing mental health, and Iris also creates whimsical photo toy stories.
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.
Born in 1956 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a citizen of Spain, Cano, currently lives in Denton, TX, where she has made her home and has raised her 2 sons.
Cano developed an appreciation for art at an early age. She grew up surrounded by art. Her father, a diplomat, an art lover and an art collector, afforded her the privilege of experiencing and appreciating the art of different cultures. This fact, combined with her artistic temperament contributed to her being able to view the world from a unique perspective.
She is a mostly a self-taught artist. Cano started working with oil pastels and photography 7 years ago and switched to acrylics 4 years ago. One year ago she started learning how to make jewelry with found objects, estate sale finds and recycled items.
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.
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Paula Blincoe Collins is an artist that works primarily in clay including everything from functional ceramics to large installations of bas relief in brick. Paula has over 45 years experience working in clay as a freelance sculptor/potter since graduation from University of Iowa in 1973. Her work includes twenty-five years creating commissions in brick sculpture for over 200 clients across the country with the most recent accomplishment carving and building a full size 1940 Pontiac in brick. Numerous awards including Denton Art Walk of fame in 2016. Paula is currently working on another bronze for AAUW Battle Creek Mi for installation in 2019.
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.
Maithen Elizabeth Fluhrer
Ellen grew up in Asia, absorbing various cultures and being exposed to both the beautiful and the harsh. This has played out in her art in several ways: she has a love of playing and experimenting and she leans toward social justice and protest art. The former is necessary to survive the latter!
She works primarily in fibers, loving the limitations of painting with dye on silk, printing on cotton, quilting and making lace. The lace has become a useful way of stating hard truths, and recalls her female ancestors who made lace but had no voice in public affairs.
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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.
Stephanie Holloway is a Denton artist who specializes in fine art photography, sculptural paintings, and artisan home decor. Currently Stephanie is completing her BFA through the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design Department of Photography. Her company STEPHiAM Enterprises was founded in 2016 with a focus on marketing strategy and website design for creative artists, non-profit organizations, and small businesses.
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).
Having had no formal art training, Mercy draws inspiration from her culture. She was born in Cuba and growing up in New Jersey, her parents made it a point to instill in her a love for the island, the people and their colorful and vibrant way of life. Mercy’s desire to paint colorful abstract depictions of life start with the paint colors. After that, something greater than Mercy takes over the process. Life is a color pallete, filled with the most vibrant and awe inspiring hues. Mercy wants to share this feeling with those looking at her paintings.
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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 family.
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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.
Stained glass artist Chuck Stoughton, originally from New York, is a professional educator who lived in New Mexico for many years and then moved to Texas. He became fascinated by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and learned to make stained glass pieces in that style. Most of the designs Chuck uses are his own, and he incorporates flora and fauna, quilt patterns, landscapes, Art Deco and abstract designs. He particularly enjoys adapting the designs of Wright into contemporary usage. He has been selected as an exhibitor for numerous juried shows and commissioned to design and create many unusual pieces.
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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.
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Brian Tiensvold (Toast)
Experimenting with Jazz, Blues and Folk in the 90’s, Lisa West began a journey fusing genres for a unique musical experience. Spending the last 4 years collaborating on Soundcloud opened a world of possibilities 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) was 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 combines simplistic musical atmosphere with a lyrical story all in hopes of creating Faerytale Music.
Contact: Faerytalemusic.com 214-808-1933
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