Cover Artist

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 […]

Bold Gestures: Cover Artist Aron Belka

Bold Gestures: Cover Artist Aron Belka

by Linda Trappey Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE YEAR 2015 was an important year for New Orleans-based artist Aron Belka. It was a year when his monumental oil portraits appeared before audiences with a taste for the drama and expressiveness that a larger-than-life image […]