Wednesday, October 26, 2011

artists you should know

Successful people are dreamers who found the dream too exciting,
too important to remain in the realm of fantasy.
Day by day, hour by hour
they toil in the service of their dream until they can see it with their eyes
and touch it with their hands.
Earl Nightingale
With that being said
(and might I state that it really is an apt description
of what we artists try to do),
let me introduce you to some of my favorite artists
who toil away trying to turn their dream into a seeable, touchable object
for others to enjoy. 
The Bellevue Art Fair happens every summer and here you will find...
encaustics by
Sue Cretarolo
that look yummy enough to eat.
and these exquisite collages made of collected papers
by Danielle Desplan
and the wonderful
Cori Dantini
and vibrant textures and color 
by Jacquline Hurlbert
and collage and paintings 
by Ann Munson
(I have no pictures -sorry)
and more by Susan K Miller 
(found her in a West Seattle gallery)
and dynamic landscapes 
by Shea Guevara
(his parents must have had a sense of humor)
and a local artist
and Mario Cespedes 
who unfortunately has no website

and Chris Giffin
who can be contacted at
I just love seeing into the dreams of other artists.
Do you have any artists we can come visit?
Just list them in comments so we can see their dreams turned into reality.


  1. Thank you for sharing this, i am especially inspired by Susan Millar, and Jacquline Hurlbert's creations are amazing.

  2. What a great quote! Loved seeing all that art. Am going to website hop now...

  3. Love that quote! Thanks for sharing all of this amazing artwork. It is very beautiful and inspiring to look at. One of these days I will give the encaustics technique a try. I love that look. I am also loving Diane Culhane's pretty colors in her artwork!

    Blessings for a joyous day!! :)