Artist Interview Series

Teresa O’Brien finds healing in nature

Teresa O’Brien grew up immersed in art and aesthetic. Her childhood home in St. Louis, Missouri, was filled with paintings done by her grandfather, an architect by profession and a watercolorist by passion.  “Creativity was part of what I lived and breathed,” O’Brien said. [caption id="attachment_15852" align="alignright"...

Kathleen Kalinowski hones her craft

  PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series For painter Kathleen Kalinowski, creating “en plein air” came naturally. She’s been doing it since she was a young girl—before she even knew she was participating in a movement. “I’ve been working outside for many, many years,” Kalinowski said. [caption id="attachment_15733" align="alignright" width="477"] Kathleen...

Randi Ford paints nature’s spirit

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Randi Ford’s unique paintings feature wavy brush strokes and repeating patterns. The patterns add movement to an otherwise representational naturescape. They bring an underlying spirit to the surface, making a static scene come to life. [caption id="attachment_15616" align="alignright" width="438"] Randi Ford. Image: M-Buck...

Yolanda Gonzalez translates nature into design

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Yolanda Gonzalez frequents natural areas seeking inspiration close to the earth. Rather than landscapes, she prefers to study individual plants and insects for their unique intricacies. [caption id="attachment_15564" align="alignright" width="404"] Yolanda Gonzalez. Image: M-Buck Studio, LLC.[/caption] “I love to get really up close and...

Thomas Hegewald’s images tell stories

[caption id="attachment_15531" align="alignright" width="450"] Thomas Hegewald pictured at The Highlands. Image by Thomas Hegewald[/caption] PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series During a tour of a Scotland nature preserve in 2018, photographer Thomas Hegewald witnessed first hand the healing effect restoration projects can have on a landscape. The land he...

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