Chris Parks hails from Tampa Bay Florida. He is also known as Pale Horse, perhaps as a reference to one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. His art is as colorful as it is bold. The theme usually revolves around religious icons thinly disguised with the trappings of Mexican culture. Chris is also into heavy metal, tattoos, heavy metal, skateboarding, and psychedelics.
Ken To made his first bonsai wire tree as a Christmas present for his wife. Poor material and craftsmanship notwithstanding, his loving wife was thoroughly impressed with the concept. He spent the next three years improving his wire-bending skills. In 2010, he made his wife a second bonsai wire tree for Valentine’s which was infinitely better than the first. After finding the perfect wire as well as inspiration in Kevin Iris’s work, Ken became an unstoppable bonsai wire tree – making machine. Ken believes that the only way to get better is through perpetual practice. He now has a LOT of miniature wire bonsai trees, some of which are for sale.
Walls, tunnels, and mounds of trash are all fair game for Davi De Melo Santos. This Brazilian street has peppered the streets with comic murals. Far from the common perception of street art as hateful vandalism. His subjects are most often a bit monstrous in origin, yet Davi manages to portray in them in an amusing way. David turns potential eyesores into a thing of beauty. In the art circles, he is known by his initials DMS. He currently lives and works in Brazil.
Mark Bridger describes himself as an “enthusiastic amateur photographer”. Judging by the quality of his work, he could definitely be right up there with the pros. His wife started him on photography when she bought him his first camera as a birthday present. His main interest is nature photography and, lucky for him, he lives a few miles south east of London where he can shoot owls, frogs, kingfishers, and bugs to his heart’s content.
Stephen Emerson was born in Northern Ireland. I suppose it helps that he can point his camera pretty much anywhere and get a great shot. Nevertheless, a lousy photographer still won’t be able to capture these landscapes with the same brilliance. Stephen likes to “experiment with different ways of creating an image to give it a air of mystery”. His loves shooting at dusk and at night to create a dramatic mood.
Alexandre Salles is an illustrator who specializes in airbrushing, animation, digital paintings, scientific illustration, and sculpture. He has a Bachelor in Arts degree with specialization in design and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1991. He is also known as “axlsalles” on the web. Alexandre is a big fan of comic and video games and it shows in his work. He has made a lot of impressive caricatures and portraits of Batman, Wolverine, and The Joker. He works and lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
To say that artist Sarah Jane Szikora had a troubled childhood would be an understatement. She had eye surgery at the age of four and struggled with an eating disorder in her teens. Inspired by her past and encouraged by her parents, Sarah became an artist. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1991. The subjects of her work are, more often than not, food-related. When asked to comment on her “fat ladies” she said: “There is an obsession in our society about appearance, everyone is on a diet or opting for cosmetic improvements. Why is it we dislike ourselves so much?”
Honey is a Filipino graphic artist and illustrator. Her distinguished clients include Seiko, Yamaha, Volvo, and Mercedes Benz. Her inspiration comes from life, human nature and socialization. She’s perfectly happy painting, drawing and making things all day. She finds inspiration in life, human nature, and socialization. Honey is also the founer of Sweet Station, a collaborative art blog that features a steady stream of posts about graphic design, photography, architecture, and graphic art.
Jim Zwadlo grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He has worked in the skyscrapers of New York City for many years. To Jim, the aerial view of the Manhattan landscape became a map of itself. He said: “… the urban pedestrian symbolizes a complex social milieu. I paint each figure as a detailed individual portrait, familiar yet anonymous. I construct the crowd from thousands of photographs, arranged randomly to suggest patterns, and in patterns that suggest randomness.” He also added that imagery from the aerial point of view is instantly recognizable in contrast with traditional perspective, with the added arrogance of “looking down” versus “looking at.”
Roberto Rizzo is an Italian artist best known for his rock paintings. He pick out stones with peculiar shapes from rivers and beaches. He manages to coax out the most amazing animals hidden in the stone.Seven years ago, he was using mainly watercolors in his illustrations. Rock painting led him to explore the potential of acrylic paint. Each of his rock paintings are unique and he incorporates every hole and imperfection of the rock into his painting. He said: “I always loved the plenty of shapes and objects Mother Nature gave us. This variety represents my main source of inspiration while I’m painting.”