To encourage artists to upload their work to the Chicago Artist Database, we will be featuring five recently added artists on Chicago Art Magazine. You can add yourself to the database here. (Note: the system is buggy and we don’t provide tech support, so read the uploading directions carefully.)
David Westerfield – A graphic designer and illustrator for more than twenty-five years now with a passion for painting.
Danielle Crilly‘s work is an exploration of beauty found in the lonely, thin places of both solid and soulish landscapes. She is a farmer’s daughter familiar with the vast flat ribboned fields, expansive skies and limitless horizons of central Illinois. The seasons of rural life: fresh green sprouts and brittle decay, wide open spaces and silent isolation, both echoed and informed her inner struggle to reconcile the tension between joy and sorrow. The paradoxical rhythms of Danielle’s history fuel a desire to unearth and reclaim the hidden grace that shines in dark hours and unexpected places. Her dreamlike images evoke a strangely familiar feeling, giving voice to the haunting presence of longing for beauty in a fallen world. “Everything is beautiful in its time.” After leaving a career in publishing, Danielle began studying art and exploring the expression of images that linger along the edges of consciousness, soul memories, through painting.
Priscilla Humay – An exhibiting and award winning artist. Her art is in private and corporate collections nationwide. She is represented by Elisa Contempory Art Gallery NY. Windely published. BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, and Post Graduate Study at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Ruth Gilmore Langs paints large scale absract expressionistic paintings, her vivid color and brushwork are reminicent of Joan Mitchell and Ricjard Diebenkorn. Ruth is currently working on a series entitled USA.
Michael Wayne works are an artistic celebration of love and life: aglow with vibrant color with images that have dreams and desires that come to life. Michaels works have an unique manifestation,they fill the acrylic paintings with his loving hand for life in volume to artistic influences excerted on his work by Western avant-garde.