Cover Artist

Artistic Free Spirit: Cover Artist Jax Frey

Artistic Free Spirit: Cover Artist Jax Frey

  by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George NATIVE NEW ORLEANIAN and this issue’s cover artist Jax Frey is like a wildflower in a summer field, blowing in the wave of a gentle wind, seemingly free from the conformities of a defined world. Frey has […]

Painting in Open Air: Cover Artist Peg Usner

Painting in Open Air: Cover Artist Peg Usner

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George THE VERY DEFINITION of plein air paintingis leaving the four walls of one’s studio and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was made into an art form by the French Impressionists. […]

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans: Cover Artist Jamar Pierre

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George LIKE MOST NEW ORLEANIANS, cover artist Jamar Pierre—or J. Pierre—always returns home, but he is an explorer, a traveler in constant pursuit of new adventures and cultures that add depth to his work as an artist. Pierre journeys far […]

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 […]