Celeste Mann Cuarto de Oaxaca celestemannsphotos.shutterfly.com Curato
de Oaxaca (A Room in Oaxaca) is part of a series of pastel paintings
inspired and created in Oaxaca city in Mexico in 2015-16. I created
works on paper, using mostly pastels. my influences are Spanish and
Latin American artists and French impressionists.
My work strives to convey a sense of spirituality and atmosphere that invites a personal interpretation from the viewer. I am drawn in by my surroundings, the people around me, the shapes and colors of clouds and sky and the movement of water. As I seek to understand and express what I see and feel with various mediums, most often it is with oil and palette knives.
The proposal of the Mexican artist Pedro Zagitt with his postcard "Souvenirs"
is to evoke (with some ironic tone)
the memories and the marks of those who have been born outside the
borders of this country and that today they are here thanks to that they
dared to cross BOUNDARIES.
Crossing the Aisle (detail) Eleanor Levie http://www.EleanorLevie.com Conscience and courage empower the rare senator or
congressperson to vote across party lines -- especially now, amidst a
circus of extreme polarization. It’s our job as constituents to remind
legislators that our democratic values trump…er, supercede partisan
background is a combinations of images that were from letters sent to
my grandmother from family members shortly after WWII. This image is
unique to this postcard and is not from a separate piece. The Moth is
hand printed woodblock image and represents the ability to find light in
I am a retired art
librarian and published illustrator, DVAA Secretary and Board member. My ink
and colored pencil on vellum drawings attempt to capture a subject’s essence in
terms of line, color, composition and humor, often using my own calligraphy as
an integral design element.