The Daily Muse: Lily Hinrichsen, Mixed Media Artist and Teacher

Elusive Muse is pleased to introduce mixed media artist and teacher Lily Hinrichsen. To learn more about Lily, to review her workshop schedule, to see more of her work or to purchase something visit her website at: www.lilyhinrichsen.com

HIlma af Klint

The Daily Muse: Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), The First Abstract Artist?

Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862-October 21, 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky. She belonged to a group called "The Five" (a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with the so-called 'high masters' - often by way of séances) and her paintings, which sometimes resembled diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas.

The Daily Muse: Susan Melrath
Painter and Teacher

I have recently been working on a large painting and had this idea that I wanted to finish with a final coat that was similar to resin but did not want to use something toxic. I started watching videos on youtube.com and found a great video by Susan Melrath that explained her process of using Golden Self-Leveling Gel followed by a final cold wax coating. The process gives a beautiful soft sheen similar to encaustic.

Kim Alsbrooks

The Daily Muse: Kim Alsbrooks Paints Historical Portraits on Trash

Kim Alsbrooks paints historical portraits and settings on trash. Although initially working out of Charleston, Kim now works and lives in Philadelphia.

Max Beckmann

The Daily Muse: Max Beckmann (1884-1950), Painter and Printmaker

Painter, printmaker. Known for probing the human condition in portraits, self-portraits, and enigmatic, allegorical tableaus. Emerged in Berlin in early 1910s working in late Impressionist manner. Joined medical corps during World War I. Served in Belgium, where he met Erich Heckel. Discharged after a nervous breakdown in 1915. Although he had publicly criticized Franz Marc and the Blaue Reiter’s impulse toward abstraction and spirituality in 1912, harrowing experience of war led him to incorporate strategies of distortion, angularity, and exaggerated color.

Terry Garrett

Featured Muse:
Terry Garrett, Artist & Teacher

Terry Garrett is a mixed media collage artist. He is retired after 36 years of teaching art from elementary to university level. He lives in Northern Minnesota in the woods with his husband. He has a beautiful studio in his home where he teaches workshops.

Beth Brown

The Daily Muse: Beth Brown, Visual Artist and Experimental Musician

Beth Brown is a visual artist and experimental musician practicing in Baltimore, MD. Her body of work includes intricate ink drawings on paper and euphonic processed field recordings. The drawings and musical arrangements share a common thread of representing textual micro-landscapes, articulated through obsessive (and meditative) mark-making, and improvised composition.

Zaria Forman

The Daily Muse: Photorealistic Paintings by Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman’s pristine, photorealist paintings of the ocean and remote, icy landscapes are painted by hand—quite literally using her fingertips to render marks in paint and chalk, rather than brushes. Traveling to far-flung corners of the globe affected by climate change, in order to source inspiration for her large-scale compositions, Forman takes photographs and creates sketches, working from these and her memory in the studio after she returns to the US.

Sol Lewitt

The Daily Muse: Sol Lewitt (1928-2007) Minimalist Artist

Sol LeWitt earned a place in the history of art for his leading role in the Conceptual movement. His belief in the artist as a generator of ideas was instrumental in the transition from the modern to the postmodern era. Conceptual art, expounded by LeWitt as an intellectual, pragmatic act, added a new dimension to the artist's role that was distinctly separate from the romantic nature of Abstract Expressionism.

Norbert Marszalek

The Daily Muse: Norbert Marszalek,
Artist and Author

Norbert Marszalek is an artist, author, and co-founder of Neoteric Art, an online art magazine. He was born in Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and has also studied at the American Academy of Art and The School of the Art Institute.

Kerby Rosanes

The Daily Muse: Illustrator Kerby Rosanes

Kerby Rosanes works mainly with ordinary black fine liners to magically illustrate his “doodle” world. The 24-year old artist considers his art as a personal hobby which turned out to be his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines, and online art communities.

daniel palacios

The Daily Muse: Hand Lettering
Videos by Daniel Palacios

Daniel Palacios is a designer and lettering artist based in Los Angeles, CA.

charles dellschau

The Daily Muse: The Illustrated Manuscripts of Charles Dellschau (1830 – 1923)

In the fall of 1899, Charles Dellschau (1830–1923), a retired butcher from Houston, embarked on a project that would occupy him for more than 20 years. What began as an illustrated manuscript recounting his experiences in the California Gold Rush became an obsessive project resulting in 12 large, hand-bound books with more than 2,500 drawings related to airships and the development of flight.

Kevin Champeny

The Daily Muse: Kevin Champeny
Mosaic Artist and Sculptor

Kevin Champeny uses surprising materials to create amazing artwork.

The Daily Muse: Maude White
Paper Carving Artist

Maude White is a papercutting artist living in the Hudson Valley. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful.