Cover Artist

The Accidental Artist: Cover Artist Becky Fos

The Accidental Artist: Cover Artist Becky Fos

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George BECKY FOS, born and raised in Austin, Texas, never aspired to be a painter, let alone to have a gallery on famous Magazine Street. In fact, it was a series of unexpected occurrences that led to her future […]

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

by Linda T. Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

by Kim Bergeron, photos by Candra George WHEN HE WAS A CHILD, Robert Santopadre colored outside the lines. But it wasn’t until adulthood that he discovered what he believes he was born to do: paint. The New Orleans native learned at a young age the […]

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

by Poki Hampton, photo by Candra George   AS BOTH A LITTLE BIT of lagniappe and another form of expression, Marcia Holmes has accompanied her paintings with poetic narratives for years. Recently, she created Anecdotes from the Water’s Edge, a poetry and painting booklet, after […]

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George COVER ARTIST KENT WALSH is the living, breathing manifestation of her abstract paintings: enthusiastic, vivid, exuberant, passionate, energetic … bold. The petite blonde has anything but a dainty artistic talent, and her large-scale canvases display an expert command […]

Art with Meaning: Cover Artist Julie Silvers

Art with Meaning: Cover Artist Julie Silvers

by Linda Dautreuil, photos by Candra George JULIE SILVER SURROUNDS herself with art. In a light-filled room, she overlooks manicured gardens accenting the architecture of Pio Lyons and contemporary sculptures by Arthur Silverman, Steve Martin and other noted Louisiana artists. Indoors, the collection of “high […]

Lushness and Lines: Cover Artist Nancy Hirsch Lassen

Lushness and Lines: Cover Artist Nancy Hirsch Lassen

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George NOT ONLY IS ABSTRACT ART difficult to create, it can be difficult to understand conceptually—hard to grasp, like trying to hold onto the wind. Broadly, the movement is concerned with color, line, form and texture and is feeling-based […]

Digging Up Memories: Cover Artist Bernard Mattox

Digging Up Memories: Cover Artist Bernard Mattox

by Leah Draffen, photos by Candra George SIPPING COFFEE FROM A CUP he potted and painted, Bernard Mattox’s eyes brighten as he recounts his first love—pottery. “My mother wasn’t very happy with me for quitting my studies in anthropology, but in ’75, I fell in […]

Contemporary Realism: Cover Artist Billy Solitario

Contemporary Realism: Cover Artist Billy Solitario

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George I ARRIVE EARLY for my interview with the renowned painter, Billy Solitario. While I wait on the porch of Studio Solitario on Magazine Street, I flip through the postcards printed with reproductions of the artist’s work left for […]

Painted Thoughts: Cover Artist Ashley Longshore

Painted Thoughts: Cover Artist Ashley Longshore

by Leah Draffen, photos by Candra George FOUND DANCING, PAINTING AND BEDAZZLING, the term pop artist encapsulates who Ashley Longshore is—pops of color, pops of huge personality, pops of fearlessness and, of course, pops of Veuve Clicquot. A glance into the windows of her Magazine […]