Jaime paints equine themed works in oil. She accepts commissions. You can also see her work at New Editions gallery in Lexington. Her posters are available on secretariat.com and images are on boxes of chocolate at harborsweets.com.
Jaime is an equine artist based in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. Her art is inspired and refined by her own experience with horses. She has been drawing horses since she can remember and riding every since she could talk her parents into it. Jaime's art evolved from doing portraits of friends' horses for fun to a full time career of commissioned portraits and original compositions.
She received her undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University and her Master of Fine Arts from University of Kentucky. Jaime taught at Bellarmine University, before returning to her home in Pine Mountain where she accepted a teaching position at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Her primary areas of expertise are thoroughbred racing, dressage, and eventing, but she loves to work with horses of all shapes and sizes.
Susan’s art is largely inspired by her avid interest in animals, flora, and fauna. She accepts commissions.
Susan was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After art school in San Francisco, she spent the majority of her career working as a graphic designer and illustrator. Many of those years were spent illustrating botanicals and creating package designs for a large wholesale nursery.
Several years ago, she decided to pursue every artist's ultimate dream and create her own works as an independent artist. That dream has gained traction since she and her husband moved to Louisville, Kentucky. That influence is ever present in her work. She has a strong sense of design and color from her graphic arts background. She finds inspiration from the Arts and Craft movement, Primitive Outsider art, and Japanese art.
Bob paints primarily landscapes in watercolor, but also used oils, and digital media. He is always trying new things because likes to avoid notions that oils, watercolors, or any medium should be used in just one way.
Greta Mattingly is an impressionist painter living in Louisville, Kentucky. She is known primarily for her work in oil, however, she also creates with acrylic and soft pastels, with recurring themes of nature, dramatic light, and everyday life. Some of her paintings are created in plein air (on location) and some from her Louisville home studio.
Her passion for art began at an early age. It was a gift from her mother, a talented watercolor artist, who taught her to see beautiful color and composition in the most ordinary things. Family vacations instilled a life-long love of nature and the outdoors, and her childhood experiences camping, fishing, and hiking are still an inspiration. She constantly challenges herself to capture the beauty she sees on her many travels with brushes and canvas.
Greta was mentored by award-wininning impressionist James Richards. She also studied under figurative pastel artist Margaret Dyer and was initially introduced to oil paints by artist Allen Rodgers.
Growing up in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey she graduated from West Cheser University (Pennsylvania) with a degree in Public Health. Her years of working in health care taught her to be attentive to detail and you can see this in every subject she paints. In 2008 Greta made the big decision to leave her 30 year career behind to follow her true passion.
Mike is a Louisville, KY based sculptor working primarily in stone. He was born and raised in Elk Grove Village, Il., a suburb of Chicago. He attended Bellarmine College here in Louisville receiving a B.A. in Fine Art.
After graduating, he went through different phases of focus with his art. He was also trying to establish his own business, a cabinet shop, so his art suffered. About 2001, he started working at the studio of Bob Lockhart, one of his professors from Bellarmine. He would go over once a week and carve. Over time, Bob asked him to apprentice for him. While doing that, his need for creating his own art really grew. He was also reintroduced to stone sculpture during this period. He hadn't carved stone since school. He fell in love with it.
He doesn't remember stone being such a favorite of his back in school, but it quickly became his medium of choice. In 2011, Bob encouraged him to apply for membership in a co-op gallery of which he was a member. He did and was accepted, and he kicked off his membership with a show with Bob. It was quite a journey.
Over the last 6 years he has been focusing his artistic efforts on carving stone. He can't get enough. He has found his home. He carves every day. When he is out of town, he misses carving and doesn't feel like his day is complete. He has become able to produce a steady flow of new work. His art is his passion. It really provides a completeness that he didn't realize he was missing.