Previously Shown Artists

MARY FOSTER

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Mary Foster Bio:

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the nearby suburbs. I currently reside in Chicago and work out of my home studio. My work revolves around my interest and fascination of the design, texture and color of plants and animals that I find in nature, so much of which is missed by a passerby. I spend a lot of time deciphering the light, colors and patterns in an attempt to extract that energy, the playfulness or striking color and light to create images that I hope will make the passerby pause, if only for a moment and reflect and be reminded of the world they live in and its beauty. 

I am constantly experimenting and creating art based on moments in time that capture my attention and give me cause to stop and soak up what I see and experience. Throughout my life, I’ve been painting drawing and observing the world around me to find those unique moments. I’m always looking for new materials that will bring interest and excitement to the work. There is a reoccurring theme of bold color and pattern that I’m constantly evolving and modifying.

Most times, I start by taking photos of plants and scenery that inspire. I am particularly interested in the geometric patterns created by trees and woodland settings. On some occasions, I start by sketching an idea and then take photos or research images that will support concept. The paint I use is gouache which provides a flat, matte finish and because of its viscosity, allows me to create the geometric patterns and fine details. My woodcuts involve carving a block of cherry, printing one color black on mulberry paper and then hand painting with gouache.  This technique provides an array of color options.

email: fosterideas@comcast.net

website: www.maryfosterstudios.com

CODY A. BENNETT

Cody A. Bennett Bio:
I created my small business during the beginning of this horrible pandemic. It was a very difficult time for me. Nevertheless, this time period reignited my creativity. When I created code’s Designs, I envisioned a company that gave back to Chicagoans. Since the conception of Code’s Designs I have donated 5% of all sales to the Greater Chicago Depository. Each sculpture is original and handmade. Code’s Designs’ mission is to form beautiful sculptures that give back to our great city.

email: codesdesigns2020@gmail.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/codedesigns 

TikTock: www.tiktok.com/@codesdesigns?lang=en

Instagram: www.instagram.com/codesdesigns/ 

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KENDRA FULLER

Kendra Fuller Bio:
Kendra Fuller is a landscape painter residing in Chicago, hailing from New Mexico. Kendra started painting at the age of 16, and immediately found her passion thanks to some incredible southwestern teachers. With a background in Art Conservation as well as teaching art, Kendra brings her love for timeless materials and art history into every painting she creates.

Some art pieces may be available through prints, if originals are not available.
If you saw a piece from this artist, feel free to contact them directly.

email: kendtayl@gmail.com
cell: 312-254-7523
Website: www.kendrafullerart.com

GARY GANTERT

Gary Gantert Bio:
Art Driven by Impulse and Afterthought.
My career started in Chicago in 1983 working as a professional photographer shooting film. The digital revolution came along and changed everything. I had to put great effort into relearning my craft. One benefit of the digital revolution is that it also gave me the path to express my vision of the world around me. That vision is vivid and layered. That world around me is mostly the city I have a fierce love for … Chicago.
I use digital imagery as a base for hand drawn art. My work is a fusion of photography and painting, both digital, displayed as Limited Edition Wrapped Canvas Prints.

Saw a piece but want a different size, that is available, ask the artist!
If you saw a piece from this artist, feel free to contact them directly.

email: gantert@sbcglobal.net
cell: 312-217-8091
Website: www.gantertphoto.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gary_gantert/
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KRISTINA GROSSER BRUCKER

Kristina Grosser Brucker Bio:
Kristina grew up always drawing and painting. She started formal study at the Art Institute of Chicago in her teens, then received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Iowa State University. She had a long career in marketing as an account director and photo/film producer, then became a real estate broker to have a more flexible schedule to spend time with her two children in Jefferson Park, Chicago. After leaving a toxic relationship four years ago, she was finally able to go back to her first love of painting as therapy and affirmation of her new life.  Her work is full of people, movement, texture and most importantly, holders for emotion.  Each painting represents a moment, dark or joyful, or both, in the life that she is grateful to have again.
She is also available for commission pieces, please contact her for a personal painting that will bring joy to your home, family, or friends.
email: kristinalbrucker@gmail.com
cell: 312-307-6207