Kevin Dailey has been involved with photography since childhood. His main interest was nature and marine photography. Recognition of his work took a major leap when he was commissioned to photograph, and produce, the "Newsday Yachting Series", a giant screen, multi-media presentation, for the Long Island newspaper, Newsday. Since then, he has had the opportunity to photograph yacht races all around the world in locations such as Italy, Germany, England, and France. Many of his images have been published or presented in his multi-media presentations that have been given to groups of over 400 people.
Starting in 2007, he explored a new direction, which transforms his photographic images into captivating abstract art. These vibrant works are in many private collections and he is often commissioned to create individual works. He has shown in galleries and art shows in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Wilton, Rowayton, and Nantucket.
Currently producing works in Giclee paper and canvas prints, and large-scale prints on aluminum using the Dye Sublimation process. Daily is also currently represented by Harbor Gallery in Rowayton, CT.
I have always been interested in visuals and I love to invent things or to tinker. I enjoy life mostly through what I see and if possible, I like to share this experience. I found that photography, and my computer-generated art, allows me to best share what I see.
Everywhere I look, patterns and colors start my creative thought process in motion. The natural simplicity and complexities inspire me to capture these and incorporate them into my artwork. With the aid of a digital camera, a computer and a mouse, I evolve what I start with into something totally new.
I find that when I get the final piece just to where I like it, I love to just look and dive into it mentally. They make me wonder what it would be like to be “inside” the work of art, and what might be around the corner? I hope the works inspire others to do the same. If everyone has a different impression, that means I have succeeded! Click here to visit my website: www.kevindaileyimages.com
Leonor is an artist based in Westport, CT. Born in Venezuela, she studied art from the age of four. She studied at the Univerdidad Andrés Bello in Caracas, where she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Art. She taught art and Art History in Elementary and Middle Schools for four years. She came to New York in 1996 to study Fine Arts. She obtained a Degree in Fine Arts at Parson’s School of Design and a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, where she won the contest for the design of the Animation Dreams Exhibition, a yearly event held in SVA to showcase student work. During this time, she did an Internship at MTV Animation Studios. She has worked in illustration both for children’s books and other publications. Dao also has taught art theory and art history in the elementary and middle school levels in Venezuela.
My work is the product of both imagination and observation. I take from the world around me, but my interior landscape always come across in my work, always in a quest to understand myself and the things and events that surround me.
Born and educated in Peru, Carlos Davila comes from a family of artists. After receiving his MFA from the National School of Fine Arts in Lima, he spent several years exhibiting in and traveling around Europe. Following a one-man exhibition at the Miami Museum of Art, Davila visited and then settled in New York City. He attended Pratt Graphic Center and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop while working from a studio in Greenwich Village. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In 1978 Davila moved to Connecticut and now works from a loft at the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures, beginning with those in my native Peru and spreading to others the world over. The scientific accomplishments and inventions, the mathematical discoveries, the architecture and art, and the cuneiform and hieroglyphic writing of many disparate ancient cultures have been an ideal jumping-off point for my sculptures. There is a universality in making marks, and creating and exploring form.
I am equally fascinated by space travel and exploration and the science of the stars and universe. There are planes, lines, and forms in my work that suggest space craft, satellite trajectories, or computer circuitry. There is a machine-like quality to their appearance along with a timelessness.
Many of the sites of the world’s ancient cultures are deteriorating due to environmental forces, others are in peril due to war or clashing ideologies. My hope is to bring attention to the value that every past culture has to the present and the future of all of us. The universal goals of exploration of the world around us, the development of math and science, and the advancement of language and art are as true today as they were thousands of years ago.
Randi Jane Davis has been painting for as long as she can remember. Throughout various professional endeavors, her commitment to painting has remained a constant. For years Davis pursued a career in engineering, which allowed her to hone her skills that have served her well as an artist; scrupulous problem-solving abilities and keen awareness of patterns and spatial relationships.
As a painter, Davis examines objects and their surroundings, transferring her impressions to the canvas in fluid, gestural strokes. Her paintings have been described as beautifully serene and tranquil. Woven into each scene is a luminescence created by balancing light, color and shadow.
Currently, Randi, is exploring the chaos of things. Leaning on her training as an engineer and mathematician, she analyzes the pattern and natural rhythms that exists in the universe.
Daisy Dodge graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus Ohio with a BFA in Advertising Design, with Illustration & Printmaking focus.
She loves to take common objects and present them in an uncommon way. Although her method is consistent, the results vary greatly as the process continues to grow and morph as a natural occurrence of repetition. Each piece starts with an idea, then it takes on a life of itself and morphs into something else. Relying on a combination of technical precision and happy accident, each painting forms its own personality through the process of its creation.
Starting with collaged papers, fabrics and textures, Daisy then layers acrylic paints and glazes to form a color-bursting background upon which the object is then applied. A single subject is a consistent theme in Daisy’s paintings, allowing the viewer to have steady focus of the exaggerated detail in the object while getting swallowed up in the carnival of color exhibited in each piece.
In addition to painting, Daisy also enjoys quilting, drawing, creating found object art and stained glass.
Daisy has been in several juried competitions, and continues to build her career as a fine artist. Her work can be viewed at www.daisydodgeart.com.
I paint common objects and animals in an uncommon way. Although I use standard and quite basic supplies, the end result is anything but ordinary. I want to intrigue viewers to take a closer look and connect them in a new way to subjects they may see every day.
Although my method is constant, the results vary greatly as the process continues to grow and morph as a natural occurrence of repetition. I enter into each creation, always starting with an idea, and then watching it change into something else.. Relying on a combination of technical precision and happy accident, each painting forms its own personality through the process of its creation.
Starting with collaged papers, fabrics and textures, I then layers acrylic paints and glazes to form a color-bursting background upon which the object is then applied. A single subject is a consistent theme in my paintings, allowing the viewer to have steady focus of the emphasized detail in the object while getting swallowed up in the carnival of color exhibited in each piece.
My work is a release of what’s inside me; a surrender to the exaggerated world I see versus the one in which I must practically exist. I wish to offer audiences that same opportunity: to let go and allow themselves to abandon rationale– and simply get absorbed in the personal thoughts and emotions the pieces evoke in each of them.
A graduate of Stanford University and University of California, I paint in acrylics, usually on canvas but sometimes on recycled surfaces. Self-taught, I work within the traditions of abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction. I'm also an award-winning poet.
Though abstract, my paintings are intensely, mysteriously autobiographical. They usually start out as a mood. And they end when strong enough to stand on their own and affect other people.
I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and was fortunate enough to have parents and teachers who encouraged my creativity. I was a shy kid, and my art was a way to express myself and make me known as the go-to illustrator. I studied at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, where I spread my wings creatively in printmaking and design. With portfolio in hand, I got an exciting first job on Madison Avenue as an art director at BBDO. I worked on major accounts, like Pepsi and GE, and became a creative director for other agencies over the years. After moving to Westport to raise my two children, I began to freelance illustrate and teach. I especially enjoyed working with the disabled and challenged, who were unabashed in their love of creating art together. I’ve taught all over Fairfield County in many venues. In 2010, I became the Creative and Education Director at the Westport Historical Society. I created and ran many new programs for children, which combined my passion for art with Westport’s creative local history. I am currently pursuing a full-time art career and am an avid collectibles and antiques collector. epdevoll.com
In a disposable age, I reconfigure, repurpose, and compose well-worn and often utilitarian relics. With unknown yet imagined histories, these artifacts become pieces of nostalgic and puzzle-like compositions. My assemblages give form to commonplace. Objects with individual characters are taken out of their expected contexts and grouped together in a restricted space to become something else, often revealing a new world made from familiar objects seen in an unfamiliar way. By transforming sentimental and damaged artifacts into a tactile, nostalgic, and interactive experience, my work invites the viewer to look at them in a new way that frequently evokes the experience of remembering.