“I’d like my viewer to consider how much potential power we have with familial wisdom, gathered mythologies, altruistic philosophies, science, and technology. Why have we not already turned the tide of planetary destruction? The time is running out; we must move forward even if we must first recant our actions and go backward. Greed and avarice, power for the few, and survival of the moneyed must stop. We must collect ourselves and restore what we can of our beautiful planet.”- Alison Barrows-Young (ALBY)
Artists Making History
Cher Anderson was born in New York, raised in Mexico City, and has resided in Arizona since 1990. Aprofessional graphic designer by trade for 30 years,she is now dedicating herself to her passion for wildlife art andphotography. Throughout her career as a fine artist, Andersonhas learned from the old masters by studying their techniqueand applying it to improve her techniques. She is an avid conservation supporter and a Signature Member andAmbassador of Artists for Conservation, Vancouver, B.C. Asignificant portion of sales of her art is donated to different organizations that work with endangered species and theirpreservation.
Master Artist, expressionist, and surrealist, Katrin Alvarez has been an advocate for bringing awareness to child abuse since her first stroke of brush on canvas. Her art brings a non-apologetic look into the emotions and experiences of child abuse.
Kimberly Berg is an award-winning American artist, feminist advocate, and intuitive who highlights the feminine power and grace through striking imagery. He uses his figurative work as a tool to communicate his firm beliefs and journey in fighting for women’s rights.
Award-winning artist, sculptor, and engineer Jean Jacques-Porret is Swiss-born and self-taught. Art was in Porret’s blood from the day he was born in Switzerland to a family of art and antique collectors.
Kari Veastad’s aesthetic experimentation focuses on abstract expressionism with the intent to express ideas concerning nature, spiritual experiences, and the complexities of the human psyche. Veastad’s style straddles between representation and exploring color fields with gestural lines. Blurred objects blend into the background while serving as a contrasting highlight to bring focus into a face or object on the canvas.
Leroi C. Johnson, commonly known as just LeRoi, embodies African historical tradition and raw ethnicity in a unique technique he dubs ‘electric primitive.’
The American artist, born and raised in Buffalo, New York, is an incredible, almost self-taught painter whose interest in painting began at an early age.
Hélène DeSerres is a dynamic artist whosework traverses various interdisciplinary ranges from photography, paintings tosculptures. From a young age, she was surrounded by an environment that nurtured creativity and imagination, where she was exposed to the beautyof nature and fascinated by the animal world.Her love for flowers, diverse culture, endangered animals, and unsuspecting organic elements combines her authentic abstract work that showcases more than the beauty of this bright planet.
Barbara Tyler Ahlfield, a successful fashion illustrator and established visual artist, renders larger than life realistic portraits that have a classical quality to them, with a contemporary twist.