Day 351: Nadia Hagen

The whimsical,sexy,psychadelic concept art of Nadia Hagen-Onuktav.

For over 20 years, putting my inner world to paper and paint has been my vehicle for expanding and conceiving ideas to create character for Flam Chen and the All Souls Procession Finale Ceremony.

Ink and marker are so immediate- ideas can be executed quickly- before they slip back inot the ethereal plane they came from- I also love the commitment that ink forces on me- every line is integral and cannot waiver, cannot be erased. I like the discipline of that. Like most artists who live here, I’m influenced by the searing light of Tucson, the boldness and brightness of the colors illuminated by that blazing desert sun and the tenacity of it’s creatures and characters.

Flam Chen Pyrotechnic Theatre  (1994-present)

Artistic Director, Executive producer, Costumer, makeup, marketing, graphics, set design and construction for North America’s  premier pyrotechnic theatre troupe.

  • flam-chen.com

 

All Souls Procession

For over 20 years, putting my inner world to paper and paint has been my vehicle for expanding and conceiving ideas to create character for Flam Chen and the All Souls Procession Finale Ceremony.

Ink and marker are so immediate- ideas can be executed quickly- before they slip back inot the ethereal plane they came from- I also love the commitment that ink forces on me- every line is integral and cannot waiver, cannot be erased. I like the discipline of that. Like most artists who live here, I’m influenced by the searing light of Tucson, the boldness and brightness of the colors illuminated by that blazing desert sun and the tenacity of it’s creatures and characters.

Etsy: UberHagenDesign https://etsy.me/2Pms4vb

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Angel
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Blues word
summer small
Summer
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Red Fates

 

 

 

 

 

Day 350: Kimberly Scott

Biography

Kimberly Scott is an Arizona native whose love for her home state and the southwest is readily apparent in her work. She began painting alongside her grandfather when she was about eight years old. Her first oil painting was an imaginary desert landscape filled with Native American teepees, horses, and campfires. A theme she tends to return to, in one way or another, after nearly 50 years.

A graduate of Arizona State University, with a BFA in Painting, Kimberly also studied for three years with R.K. Hillis in Glendale, as well as with Matt Smith and other prominent artists at Scottsdale Artists School. She grew up in Phoenix, Payson and Kearny, Arizona where she was blessed in the experiences of cultural diversity and the vanishing lifestyles that once defined the West. It is her desire to celebrate and preserve the beauty, mystery, memories, people, and history of her home state and all of the southwest with her work.

Statement

Arizona runs in my blood. It is the place of my birth and it’s beauty and diversity still fill me with wonder and respect. A place of endless exploration, Arizona is both breathtaking and dangerous. It has an edge to it. Like a cactus with a delicate blossom, it must be revered as well as admired. My work highlights my love for Arizona’s clear light and colorful landscapes as well as its culture, history, and multifaceted people.

https://kimberscott.com/

 

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Son’s Song Sung
thepatriot
The Patriot
The Three Calaveras
Three Catrina Dancers and a Horse

Day 349: Chris Mitchell

I’m a Tucson native, born and raised. I love the Old Pueblo and I suppose that shows in most of my art. I can’t seem to stop painting desert sunsets & sunrises on whatever canvas I can get my hands on. Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned cow skull? Clearly, I do, especially if I can paint it on an old skateboard deck.
I’m inspired by the vibrant people and culture this city offers. I’ve been painting and creating in one way or another for as long as I can remember, but the pieces that stand out most to me are the ones that I created from a desperate need to cope with the roll-a-coaster of life. Art has always been there for me, a close friend who listens when no one else cares to, which is why I pick up the brush.
There’s something about the traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that resonate with me. Possibly the idea that life goes on once we leave this world, or perhaps the beauty of a culture that still manages to shine after hundreds of years of oppression. Either way, creating pieces that involve sugar skulls is the best way I know to honor our dearly departed, so I do so with reverence and love.
You can currently find my work in Pop-Cycle Store, the upcoming Mercado Holiday Bazaar and featured online as part of OPC, Old Pueblo Collective. OPC is an artist collective that I started in 2017 with my partner and fiance. We feature local up-and-coming artists and events. If you’re interested in joining the collective, collaborating or just sharing events, contact us at connect@opctucson.com.

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Wild Heart
more cowbell by chris mitchell
More Cowbell
nightfall by chris mitchell
Nightfall

dia de los yogi by chris mitchell

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Soul Sista
music lovers by chris mitchell
Music Lovers

 

 

 

Day 348: Karma Jean Art

I find my work shows a depth that evokes emotion especially since my work incorporates musicians who have passed by suicide, overdose, struggled with mental illness, or had a struggle with their own identity. I have created a unique way to incorporate collage, painting and mixed media in my pieces. Having only started my art journey a few years ago, I have been in search of my voice. I had been working on layering and decided that I would take collage and bring it to another level. I found a fun way to incorporate some of my favorite musicians and with so many icons leaving us all too soon; I knew I wanted to incorporate their story in my pieces. You see more of the process and at www.KarmaJeanArt.com, IG @karmajeanart and FB /karmajeanart and contact me at KarmaJeanArt@gmail.com

Amy
Amy
Califo
California Dreamin
onemorelight
One More Light

Day 347: Jasmine Christine

Hello my name is Jasmine Castillo and I have loved doing photography since I was a little girl. My passion is black and white images. I thank the Lord for my gift/talent and use it to bless others.
Instagram: @magandaimagesbyjasmine
Facebook: Maganda Images by Jasmine
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Fire in the Sky
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Cowgirl Up
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 Soldaderas Muertas 
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Day 346: Megan Nemeth

Ive always loved to draw from as far back as I can remember. I’m a shy introvert and art was a good excuse for me to escape the pressure of social life during breaks at school. I combined my love for cooking and art in culinary school, where I specialized in baking and pastry and graduated in 2007. I went on to become a cake decorator for 9 years, but more recently left in order to pursue my original dream of being a fine artist, as well as a stay at home mom. I have lived in Tucson AZ for 4 years now and when I first drove here I was captivated by the tall swarrows which i had never seen in real life before. I continue to be in awe of the surreal desert here and that is the focus of my paintings today. I hope to make enough art to start selling my work.

Notes:
Went to the Professional Culinary Institute and west valley college for AA and AS in business.
Live with Fiancee David and 2 year old daughter Chelsey, she makes art with me
Born and raised in campbell and then san diego CA
Has 2 cats and always a big lover of animals. Now vegan
Worked at Nadines Bakery for 4 years and recently left.
Went to culinary for baking and pastry because i went vegetarian in high school and my parents said that if i wasnt going to eat meat that i needed to learn how to cook. So i developed a passion for cooking and thats when my parents and grandparents gathered the 24 grand to send me to culinary school for baking and pastry.
Only art classes ive taken were bob ross oil at Michaels stores.
I use oils, acrylics, watercolors and airbrush. And washable paints when working with Chelsey

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