PAINTERSTarleton Blackwell Herbert Creecy Linda Fantuzzo Cynthia Knapp Lynne Riding Brian Rutenberg Kevin Taylor Leo Twiggs
PHOTOGRAPHERSKeliy Anderson-Staley Julia Cart Mitch Dobrowner Eliot Dudik Gary Geboy James Karales Alberto Korda Jack Leigh Kendall Messick Roberto + Osvaldo Salas Richard Sexton Jerry Siegel Michael West Ben Gately Williams Ernest Withers
SCULPTORSBill Long Rod Moorhead
Michael West creates photo encaustics the explore landscapes of the Southeast. Grand oaks and tall pines are examples of trees that are translated into luminous, sepia toned surfaces. A photo-encaustic is created by first applying the photograph to board then manipulating the surface with mixed media (oil paints, teas, coffee, etc). After the surface dries, layers of wax seal the image, adding depth and texture.