Jennifer Kassing-Bradley, a native of South Carolina who has spent time in both rural and urban areas of the state, uses watercolor and oil as media to depict Lowcountry flora and landscapes. Drawing on her deep "sense of personal connection" to her subject matter, Jennifer characterizes her work as an exploration of "the relationship and interaction between man, industry, and nature." Her work, she says, aims to capture not only "untouched nature" and "vast empty spaces" but also "the industry that dominates the horizon line."
A graduate of Georgia's Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which awarded her a Master of Fine Arts in Painting in 2003, Jennifer has participated in numerous juried and group shows. Her work can be found in many private collections in the United States, as well as in public collections, including that of Turner House at SCAD.
Jennifer is owner and operator of Coastal Art Supply, in Beaufort County, South Carolina, and teaches art as well. She also maintains a presence on FaceBook.
Jennifer's Waikiki Gold is among roughly 50 images in her exotic orchid series and is the first image of the artist's work to be licensed for Transformational Threads' inaugural edition.
Judith Olivia HeartSong
Award-winning painter Judith Olivia HeartSong has been creating bold and striking murals in public spaces and private residences for more than 25 years. Her murals grace both The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Patty Summers's Re-Awakening Centre in Virginia. Her images in acrylics, which range from flora and fauna to still lifes and women, are saturated with bold color and deeply attentive to detail.
Judith's large and colorful paintings have appeared in numerous one-woman and group shows in Florida and Maryland, and in galleries and shops in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. In addition, they have been used as cover art for books and featured on note cards, t-shirts and posters, and collectors' plates. They also have been reproduced as limited-edition giclees and offered for sale aboard Princess Cruise Line ships.
Judith's work is in public and private collections in Florida, including The Permanent Collection of Orlando International Airport; New York, including Miracle House and Montefiore Hospital in New York City; and Colorado, including the Kemp Foundation.
Creator and host of wildly popular painting workshops, Judith has worked with law enforcement professionals, hospital caregivers, and mental health professionals and also has designed a number of arts programs serving at-risk teens.
Judith is Executive Director of Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland.
Formerly a resident studio artist at The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, VisArts, in Rockville, Maryland, Judith also has served as Artist in Residence at an elementary school, where she painted murals with more than 200 pre-K to 5th-grade students, and Membership Chair for the Orlando (Florida) Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. She is listed in The National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives (Washington, D.C.) and was a contributor to the New York City exhibition "A Book About Death: An Unbound Book on the Subject of Death" (September 2009).
In addition, Judith leads an Art Salon, which meets monthly at Artists & Makers Studios and can be found on FaceBook.
Judith can be reached directly through Artists & Makers Studios at Judith@ArtistsAndMakersStudios.com.
Originally from Thailand, Nuch Owen graduated from Poh-Chang College of Arts and Crafts in Bangkok with a specialty in fabric design. She worked for five years in Bangkok as a textile designer for Star Fashions, an upscale line of men's clothing sold throughout Southeast Asia. Nuch (pronounced nuht) is a resident of Naples, Florida.
Nuch's works carries a consistent tropical theme, floral still lifes and lush landscapes with vibrant colors and intricate patterning typical of Thai art and design. Her silks have won awards from both the Art League of Bonita Springs and the Ft. Myers Alliance of the Arts, and her work is carried by Jungle Drums Gallery on Captiva Island.
A feature article on Nuch, "Painter Nuch Owen Turns Silk Into Artwork That Celebrates Pyrotechnic Life of Nature in Bloom", appeared in the September 11, 2008, issue of the Naples News.