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Artist Stories

Debra Van Swearingen
Debra Van Swearingen has had a passion for photography since the age of 12 when her father gave her a Kodak  instamatic. Being a visual person, it seemed very natural to view life through a lens. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, she worked for the Department of Defense in contracting and pursued photography in the evenings […]
In the Studio with artist Kathrine Lovell
Many elements make Kathrine Lovell’s paintings unique. Kathrine’s work balances an ethereal view of the natural world with complex patterning. She combines individual small images into larger compositions, creating the effect of tile. Kathrine received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, teaches painting, and works as a decorative painter. She lives in Rhode […]
Interview with artist Kathleen Parr McKenna
Kathleen Parr McKenna’s paintings “celebrate a passion for color, a reverence for nature, and a love for watercolor.” Kathleen Parr McLenna’s Hawaiian studio is busy year round with commissions and design work. “I’ve always enjoyed the mystery this medium bestows,” she says. “I can express beauty and wonder and it may never be the same […]
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