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John Colasante is a NYC-based figurative artist. Working mostly in traditional materials such as oil and linen, John has embraced digital technology for picture making. John works on painting, drawing and web design from his NYC studio.
Mia Robinson “MRob” is a fine artist who has been using mobile digital devices to draw and paint since late 2008. She is co-founder of the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists (iAMDA)–hosts of the bi-annual MobileArtCon–and has served as a community advocate and resource for mobile artists worldwide. Her digital artworks have been featured in galleries, museums and publications worldwide–including the “Stylectrical” exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg, Germany and the most recent Mobile Art Festival in Los Angeles, CA. Mia’s works are focused on the human figure–particularly live portraiture from her daily commutes on metro as well as various depictions of self. Her approach to the mobile digital medium as is as it is with natural paint–quickly layering heavy strokes of color in an effort to build a painting as dynamic and textured as a traditional oil–but without the mess! Mia currently resides in Silver Spring, MD with an unruly feline and an arsenal of green tennis shoes.
My name is Raheem Nelson and I’m a Digital Cartoonist and Illustrator based in New Haven, CT. I studied traditional cartooning at The School of Visual Arts but have since branched exclusively into digital art. I’ve curated and participated in art shows in New Haven, New York, California, Vancouver, and Yorkshire. I publish a satirical webcomic called Little Robots every Sunday and teach digital art in New Haven.
My name is Christopher Carrasco. I am a part time Freelance Artist and create my own original comic book stories. I graduated from The High School of Art & Design in 2001, and The School of Visual Arts in 2005. I always had a love for superheroes and comic books, and found myself creating my own super-powered characters throughout my early life. Currently I make my own comic book story titled “The Renegades”, and post the developing story online under the name “Forbidden Comics”. I also take commissions and do freelance art. I have made portraits as wedding gifts, done comic books invitations for birthdays, story boards for commercials and indie films and much more.
My art process has evolved and changed over the years. Mostly incorporating and welcoming new technology and digital techniques. Currently I mix traditional drawing and digital coloring and aim to try going full digital with my work. People who view my work often note my colors as being a strong element in my work. I absolutely love color and experimenting with it. Complementing cool colors with warm colors, and dark values with bright values, I aim to present vibrant, eye-catching pieces. Please feel free to ask any questions and I hope you enjoy seeing my work.
Online Portfolio: www.chriscarrasco.com
Personal Twitter: http://twitter.com/chrismcarrasco
Comicbook Twitter: http://twitter.com/forbiddencomics
Personal Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chriscarrascocartoonist
Comic Book Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ForbiddenComics
Tumblr Blog: http://chriscarrasco.tumblr.com
Deviant Art: http://chriscartoonist.deviantart.com/
Richard Weinstein graduated from School of Visual Arts and went on to continue studying at the Art Students League of NY, working under notable figurative artists such as Ron Sherr, Irwin Greenberg, Max Ginsburg and Sharon Sprung. Specializing in oil and watercolor portraiture, he has spent many years working in Fine Art, Illustration, storyboards, and murals. In addition to all that, Richard recently became a visiting painting instructor for the prestigious Doon School, located in India. He is now balancing his time between teaching abroad and also in NYC.
The sculptures and drawings I create are contemporary allegories that combine the classical with symbolic surreal imagery. They become personalized mythology influenced by literature, observation of life, and art. The dramatic imagery, are like still pictures, that have a narrative that alludes to its own past and future but it is the viewer that really defines the story with their own experiences and interests. Like most mythology, the narratives are heightened with the emotional complexities of everyday experiences that combine humor, pathos, and introspection of humanity. To accomplish this grand scheme, I constantly practice drawing through portraits, figure drawing, animal studies, and nature studies.