Painting

Andrew Catanese

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project resident artist Maria Korol

Andrew Catanese, Painter

Medium

Painting

Bio

Andrew Catanese attended the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he obtained a BFA in Studio Art. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He has shown his work throughout the state as well as participating in shows in Missouri, Virginia, and Italy. Andrew’s work stems from growing up in the South as a queer, secular man. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with figures in disguise caught in moments of violence and intimacy, surrounded by the thick, heavy foliage of the South. Each painting draws heavily from literature, biblical narratives, and classical myth. Andrew paintings act as refutations of tribalism and violence; professing an intense desire for more empathy. The paintings work to capture the complexities of the South.

About

Andrew comes to Paint Love through his residency with The Creative Project. 

María Korol

Paint Love artist and The Creatives Project resident artist Maria Korol

María Korol, Painter

Medium

I make large drawings using mixed media like gouache, ink, acrylic, soft and oil pastel, and oil paint.

Bio

María Korol was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1980 and moved to the United States in 2004. Her former education in classic and modern dance shifted to an interest in the visual arts while studying at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Master in Fine Arts degree in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has shown her paintings and drawings nationally and internationally in places as far afield as Bogotá, New York, Berlin, and Atlanta and has been the recipient of scholarships to the Women's Art Institute in 2015, and the Akademie der Künste in Berlin in 2016. She is one of the selected artists for The Creatives Project (2018 to 2020) with studio residency at The Goat Farm. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

About

Maria comes to Love Paint through her residency with The Creative Project. 

Aaron Davis

Casey O'Connell is a San Francisco and Los Angeles California based artist who will be working on a mural with Paint Love the summer of 2018

Aaron Davis, Illustrator and Artist

MEDIUM

Paint

BIO

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in South Florida, I developed my illustrative eye while double majoring at Florida State University (B.A. Studio Art and Advertising). Upon graduating in 2015, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia for the thriving art scene. 

I’m an illustrator, poet, graphic designer, and children's book writer. My art centers blackness and the acceptance of all the forms it takes in life. I tell stories through my art to inspire those around me to action, whether it is speaking out against injustice, going out and marching or just allowing oneself to be free from societal expectations. Awareness is key when looking at the world around you and the universe within yourself. The goal of my art is to increase that awareness. My blending of poetry and visual art are vehicles for that make that message easier to digest."

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Casey O'Connell

Casey O'Connell is a San Francisco and Los Angeles California based artist who will be working on a mural with Paint Love the summer of 2018

Casey O'Connell, Muralist and Artist

MEDIUM

Paint

BIO

Casey O’Connell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New American Paintings and Juxtapoz Magazine. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans, Savannah, Raleigh, and Miami. Casey studied at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL before heading west. Currently, Casey lives in Leucadia, Ca with her cat, Bill Murray.

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Brent Coleman

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Brent Coleman, Painter 

MEDIUM

Acrylic, oil, mixed media

BIO

Within my work, I deconstruct American culture via acrylic and oil painting, and mixed media pieces. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, hip hop music and modern literature, my work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces. I was a business major at Morehouse College, with a minor in Art and studied with Arturo Lindsey, Toby Martin and Charnelle Holloway at Spelman College.

ABOUT 

I am a mixed media artist, and have always had an affinity for music and literature, and my works are representative of merging that reality. I think of myself as more of an archivist. Hip hop as always been viewed by those outside its realm as something disposable, and my work seeks to shatter that myth. People who have a deep appreciation for working man music and its practitioners should find the work intriguing. Like many others who grew up in the 70s and 80s, I was a hip hop fan from inception. From albums and 8 tracks to 90 minute cassettes and cds, i was a fan. Spent many a night with my head next to my dad's stereo with the maxell on play, pause and record, listening to Red Alert and Marley Marl cooking lovely mixes on the radio. This is about architect music and its documentation-we know the matrix is just a better built cell block, a long way from the shelltops and the bells that L rocked.

This is for the culture.

Shannon Goines

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SHANNON GOINES, EXPRESSSIVE PAINTER

Travel inspires me, music moves me and color makes me happy.

MEDIUM

India ink, pastels, acrylics, charcoal and pen

BIO

I grew up in Atlanta with an artistic mother, who was also encouraged by an artistic mother. Oil paints, turpentine, paint brushes, sketch books and art shows have been a part of my life since my childhood.

For over 20 years I have focused on painting in different media and trying new styles. While in school I developed strong interests in the connections between painting and photography, as well as both architectural and interior design. During a summer semester I studied art history and photography in Cortona, Italy; an experience I’ll never forget and still carry with me every day.

 Living in Lake Claire among so many talented people has been very inspiring and I hope to continue to be involved in the arts of Atlanta.

For many years I have spent a great deal of time painting animals of all shapes and sizes, and I’m ready to try something different…so stay tuned. 

My work can be found in many homes and galleries around Atlanta and the South.

Mac Stewart

Mac Stewart, Painter 

Bio

Mac Stewart's work employs bold lines and repeated motif to construct elaborate sketches of Minotaurs, dissected bodies, and heads being impaled by industrial beams, or cut through by ribbon-like objects. He pairs these more violent paintings with ones of flowers and indistinct vegetation painted in the same confident style. There's also a touch of Picasso's cubism, Matisse's fluidity and Keith Haring's neo-expressive style which makes his subjects looks like they are in motion: in Mac's case, mid-morph. His style is surreal yet very tangible. His talent comes from being able to sit on the fence between extremes: fluid and rigid, simple and complex, violent and soothing. The steady theme, however, is the line and what the line can do: It can carve out the grotesque, embrace the beautiful, and move fluidly between the abstract and the real. Stewart's teams of masks, body parts, and dissection pull from his own life.

"We all feel cut up at times, whether it's by isolation or oppression," he says, adding that and ultimately the paintings are about "people's ability to reinvent themselves throughout their lives and how resilient we really are as humans to keep growing and changing."

(Bio Source)

 

Mac's Projects

Mary Hollis

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Mary Hollis, Painter & Photographer

Mediums

Oil & Acrylic Paint, Collage, Sculpture (Clay), MIxed Media & Photography

Bio

I have a BFA from UGA in Graphic Design, I have also studied and worked as an interior designer, photographer and painter. My work is influenced by what sparks my attention whether it is visual, emotional or physical. I particularly enjoy how pieces fit together to form an entirely new entity. I have been currently working with metal leafing and acrylic paint but enjoy a variety of techniques. My theme and philosophy of my art is finding beauty in a world that can be very harsh. My hope is that my pieces will find their way to a place where when viewed they will bring hope for answered prayers.


 

Janelle Perrilliat

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Janelle Perrilliat, Face painter and Henna artist

Medium

Acrylic, Face/Body paint, and Henna.

Bio

There hasn’t been a time in my life, that I can remember, where I didn’t find peace and solace in creativity. Whether it was painting, craft-making, or photography, creative outlets have been a consistent theme throughout my life. When I became a mother I was energized by my son’s wild and vivid imagination, it was then I encountered my passion for working with children in the arts.

Joonie & Jake’s is my face and body art business. I have been a face painter for three years and a henna artist for two years. I also host creative workshops for kids throughout Atlanta. Through face painting and volunteering, with several children’s organizations, I pursue my passion and encourage children’s imagination through art.

I am mostly a self-taught artist, however, I was a student in the Talented and Visual Arts gifted program in primary and secondary school. During the week, I work as a Contract Manager at a Real Estate Law Firm in Roswell, GA. I graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a BA in Mass Communication/Print Journalism. Originally from New Orleans, LA I have been an Atlanta resident for the past 15 years.

Nachae' Jones

Nachae' Jones, Painter, Landscape Photographer, Art Appropriator 

Though life may come to bring opposition in several different forms, my passion to create art is to offer a true sense of hope, healing, and encouragement to those who so desperately want to see positive change in their lives and in the lives of others.

MEDIUM

Acrylic, Photography

BIO

I knew from an early age that I would create art to help individuals see the best of even the worst situations and the ability to give them encouragement to successfully complete the task that they were put on this Earth to do. My art encompasses a journey and tells a story that is not necessarily identical to another but is transparent enough to relate to all who believe in destiny. Though life may come to bring opposition in several different forms, my passion to create art is to offer a true sense of hope, healing, and encouragement to those who so desperately want to see positive change in their lives and in the lives of others. It is with this background that I present Rhéma Word Enterprises, LLC, which offers fine art, photographs, and appropriation for various other forms of art.

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Kimberly Warner

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Kimberly Warner, Painter

Aimee Stokes reached out to me as she knows that two things I love are art and kids. Now that I am finished with my 3rd year of ministry school I happen to have more time available to dedicate to volunteer opportunities. 

MEDIUM

Acrylic

BIO

I've always been creative and absolutely love color, in fact, my tag line is that "I live my life in color!" I honestly didn't know I could paint until 5 years ago. I had an experience that was indelibly imprinted on my heart and mind. I couldn't shake the image and kept feeling like I needed to paint the picture. I had an artist friend who gave me some ideas of where to start and then essentially gave me courage and permission to TRY! Since then my abilities have grown by leaps abounds. To date I have not yet taken any art classes, but would certainly like to. Basically I learn as I go and I'm blown away by the art that has come as a result. Now one of my favorite things to do is inspire others to TRY while also encouraging and unlocking creativity within them. As my art has an inspirational element to it, I had two people a within a three-week time frame say they saw greeting cards/note cards coming out of my art. Since then I have sold many such cards (5"x7") and also prints (8"x10") of my art. The name God gave me back then for my art is 'Door of HOPE Creations' which comes from a verse in Hosea. Eventually I would love to have an art/gift boutique with the same name. My dream is to have a store where I can host and sell art and gifts from other like-minded, like-hearted artists. I feel like Door of HOPE Creations will eventually also be a means to fund and care for orphans. To date I do not have my own website but would like very much to create an online presence as a means to grow my business. This is the part of the dream/idea that needs someone else's expertise to make it a reality.

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Kim's Projects

Lindsay Ryden

Lindsay Ryden, Painter

I discovered Paint Love and the beautiful soul behind it, Julie Ann McKevitt, at a Plywood conference in Atlanta. She was one of the few painters listed in attendance, and I was so glad to connect with her. Her cause immediately spoke to me, and I was on board even before I was asked.

Within every human experience is a need to connect with something bigger than yourself, outside of your own established routine. Visual artists have the privilege of bringing tangible truths to ideas. Paint Love works to curate these ideas for good. They connect, fill the need, and transform concept into reality. It is a joy to be a small part of this bigger force for change and love within the community.

MEDIUM

As a painter, I work in watercolor, primarily. As an illustrator, dry media and ink. And as a muralist/scenic painter, acrylic.

BIO

Ever since I can remember, art has been my passion. From a little girl scrawling pencil marks along the wall (when no one was watching), to attending art school in Savannah where I was able to hone in on and cultivate my love for painting, until now, post-BFA, diving headlong into freelance life.

I feel an intense connection to my work and to the people I have the pleasure to work with.

My love for Andrew Wyeth is never far from the heart of my painting. His attention to detail and ability to capture the stillness and emotion of his subjects never ceases to amaze me.

I find inspiration in the quietness of moments. In the silent nothing of things overlooked. I see beauty in the hurt places and the scars. I find humor and joy in the human condition. And above everything, I find an unspeakable love for creating.

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Lindsay's Projects

Ashley Hizer

Ashley Hizer, Abstract Painter

Art often reveals uncharted territory of the heart, ultimately healing and soothing the soul. I'm excited to watch beautiful masterpieces come to life through Paint Love. What a blessing to work with Atlanta's youth, Julie and other artists. 

MEDIUM

Acrylic, Oil

BIO

Crayons, markers and acrylics served as Ashley’s early playmates. Growing up in sunny San Diego, the family fridge was filled with paintings of the ocean and sunshine. She even received one of her first time-outs for scrawling a mural on her parents’ walls, so they enrolled her in art classes. Ashley continued to explore her hand at painting, and years later, ventured into the artistry of language, earning a Bachelors in Journalism and English from San Diego State University, and subsequently, Master of Education. She spent several years as a certified educator teaching language arts, yet yearning for her forsaken outlet. After a pivotal move to the South that still inspires her, she now paints year-round instead of her summers off.

Ashley’s work is always prompted by an emotion, which itself is ignited in mundane and monumental moments. She credits conversations, travels abroad, and her eclectic playlist among the creative fuel. In unison, her hand and heart intuitively and rhythmically explore the canvas until she has achieved a complete response. She rarely anticipates a scratch, curved or linear stroke, yet her work often demonstrates undulating movement, much like the ebb and flow of life. To Ashley, painting abstract is the art of surrender.

Her work can be found everywhere from her online shop, to the Jeffrey Meier Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, to Balance Design in Atlanta, to homes in multiple continents. She currently lives in North Atlanta with her husband, Scott, son, Oliver, and English Goldendoodle, Dixie.

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Ashley's Projects

Julie Ann McKevitt

Julie Ann McKevitt, Painter

Julie Ann McKevitt is the owner of Julie McKevitt, LLC and the co-founder of Paint Love.  She has worked with groups of all ages and needs.  She loves bringing fun projects and new painting techniques to students, allowing them self-expression in the creative process.

MEDIUM

Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media

BIO

Julie Ann McKevitt is a visual artist in metro-Atlanta. She is particularly known for her large detailed flower paintings, her happy and bright images, and elegant event decor. Julie Ann brings whimsy and fun to canvas as well as non-traditional surfaces.

In 2014, Julie Ann’s postcard design was selected as one of the City of Decatur’s official postcards. Commissioned for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Julie Ann painted the large “Dogwood Blooms” mural underneath the Westview Drive Bridge in Atlanta in August of 2014.

A large part of Julie Ann’s business has been devoted to using art to positively impact local youth. After witnessing a strong need for artistic outlets for youth, Julie Ann, along with her husband Aaron, began Paint Love in 2013. Julie Ann is the executive director of Paint Love as well as a volunteer artist.  She believes in the therapeutic power art can have and strives to give young people the ability to grow through art.

Julie Ann currently resides in Decatur, GA, with her husband, the foster children they serve and their golden retriever, Grady. 

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Julie's Projects


Kathlee Kohl

Kathlee Kohl, Painter, Crafter

I joined Paint Love because I believe the creative process is good for our soul. 

MEDIUM

Mixed Media, Arcylics

BIO

I'm a native Atlantan & received a Bachelor of fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth Univ. with a focus on painting/printmaking as well as Art history. I find inspiration through nature & believe the creative process is the best gift of all. I have been working in the decorative art industry with interior design. But my heart has always been in the fine arts.

"Art feeds my soul" I feel at home when I'm surrounded by other creative people. I get great satisfaction with seeing others grow with their own creations. As long as I'm learning & growing I am in my happy place. 

Kathlee's Projects

Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark, Painter

MEDIUM

Acrylic, oil 

BIO

Rachel Clark grew up in a house filled with art. Her father, Carroll Shope, is an accomplished portrait artist in East Tennessee and her sister, Rebecca, is a freelance artist in NYC. Rachel, however, didn't begin painting until she was 38, helping to design and complete murals in Perimeter Church in Johns Creek. That led to commissioned work in homes and businesses. She now paints primarily on a much smaller scale in acrylic and oil, especially enjoying painting animals and people. For the past 6 years, Rachel has taught art to children at Perimeter Academy of the Arts, Perimeter School of the Arts at Perimeter Christian School and from her home studio in Johns Creek. She also enjoys teaching adult classes in her home.

Brina Hargro

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Brina Hargro, Painter

I love finding ways to connect art with service. A cool gift like art is best when shared with others! I was excited to connect with Paint Love and find opportunities to let art brighten someone's life.

MEDIUM

Acrylic, pen & ink

BIO

I studied art education at Georgia State University and have been an art teacher for 10 years. My art primarily focuses on African American culture and its aesthetics. My aesthetic is expressed both in the figurative and abstract. Ultimately, I want my art to inspire the viewer to contemplate beauty and social justice.

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RINA'S PROJECTS