The Daily Muse: Fred Free, Collage Artist

FRED FREE was born in levittown new jersey in 1962, exhibited his work in a mall, did space planning for a discount department store, worked in a bookstore and a library, received two degrees from rhode island school of design, designed buildings during the 80s, illustrated how-to books for two television series, created art for a monk, anti-virus guru and movie actor, was interviewed in idn, kolaj and the 22 magazine, is a member of abc artists’ books cooperative, makes a lot of collages, finds and leaves things in alleys, lives and works near boston, has a wife, a cowboy and a large plastic deer named dave.

The Daily Muse: Linda Vachon, Mixed Media Artist

Linda Vachon is an artist and graphic designer. She is inspired by words, paper, junk, old books and cats. She is as happy playing in photoshop as she is tearing, cutting and gluing paper. She believes everything is possible.

The Daily Muse: Natalie Shau, Digital Artist

Natalie Shau is mixed media artist and photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration and photo art. In addition to her personal work, Natalie also creates artwork and photography for musicians, theater, fashion magazines, writers, and advertisement. Including working as an art director for a short 3D Movie of Kamel Ouali musical “Dracula”.

The Daily Muse: Anne Bagby, Mixed Media Artist

A longtime member of the American Watercolor Society, Anne Bagby has been painting for more than 20 years in Winchester, Tennessee. From her own hand-painted paper created with acrylic paint and hand-carved stamps, she fashions collages of clowns and jesters often bedecked in costumes, makeup and hats. She’s had numerous one-person shows, and several of her works were selected for the Art in Embassies program.

The Daily Muse: Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Collage Artist

Elusive Muse could stare at a Nancy Goodman Lawrence collage for hours and still want more. The details in her collages are like 100’s of tiny paintings. Her work is so inspiring and her collage abilities are amazing.

The Daily Muse: Audrey Smith, Collage/Mixed Media Artist

Elusive Muse has admired the work of Audrey Smith now for many years. Her collage abilities and unique style are truly inspiring.

The Daily Muse: Mark Wagner, Collage Artist

Mark Wagner was born quietly in the rural Midwest at the tail end of thirteen children. Since leaving the sandbox at the age of fourteen, he has continued his creative career in the fields of writing, collage, and bookmaking. He is co-founder of The Booklyn Artists Alliance, and has published books under the name Bird Brain Press and X-ing Books.

Featured Muse: Guy Denning, Visual Artist

Guy Denning was born in North Somerset in 1965. He has been obsessed with visual art since childhood and started painting in oils at the age of eleven after receiving a set of old paints from a relative that had grown bored with them.
Through the 1980s he was repeatedly unsuccessful in his applications to study painting at degree level but continued painting whilst studying art history with the Open University and learning painting technique from older painters he knew in the west of England.

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The Daily Muse: Sandra Dieckmann, Illustrator

Sandra enjoys observing the world, creating creatures and anything else that involves creative play. Her work mainly revolves around nature and wildlife, dreams and the things that to touch her personally.

The Daily Muse: Anna Mavromatis, Mixed Media/Book Artist

Anna Mavromatis is an artist illustrating her “stories” through numerous mediums and formats. Her work incorporates elements of traditional eastern and western printmaking practices, as well as digitally generated imagery.
Anna applies both modern and ancient printmaking and paper staining techniques in the design and construction of one of a kind and small edition artists’ books, whose structure and assembly is greatly influenced by her studies and training in architecture and fashion design.

The Daily Muse: Natalia Tyulkina, Surface Designer and Watercolor Artist

Elusive Muse is so inspired by the watercolor patterns of Russian artist Natalia Tyulkina. Follow any of the links below to see even more of her inspiring collection of patterns.

John Arbuckle

The Daily Muse: John Arbuckle, Mixed Media Artist

Elusive Muse is pleased to present the work of John Arbuckle. John is a highly skilled mixed media/collage artist from Everett, Washington.

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The Daily Muse: Sunga Park, Watercolor Illustrator

Sunga Park is from Busan, South Korea and works as a graphic designer and illustrator. Sunga majored in economics and has received no formal art education. We think you will find her beautiful collection of sketches and watercolor to be inspiring.

The Daily Muse: Pat Perry, Illustrator

Pat Perry is an artist from Michigan. He currently lives and works itinerantly in the USA, spending his time drawing, painting, playing, writing, and recording what’s left of the wild world. Although he is happy to be able to speak and have an audience through his artwork, he does his best everyday to listen and learn from the world he fell into during this rather peculiar and brief moment. Pat is an active member of the Beehive Design Collective.

The Daily Muse: Illustrator and Artist Randy Mora

RANDY MORA is a freelance illustrator/artist from Bogotá, Colombia. He studied advertising but chose art and illustration as a profession instead. He has worked for various editorial clients in publications around the world such as Wired Magazine, GQ Spain, The Guardian, Dinero Magazine, The Quarterly Magazine, Il Sole 24 Ore, among others. His collages have been recognized in books such as Gestalten’s Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Germany), Cut & Paste: Collage Put Into Practice (Sweden) and {img.} 50 Formas de Ver la Ilustración (Colombia). He has also been part of several group exhibitions in China, USA, Sweden, UK, Mexico and Colombia.