Kathy says, when painting, “I work slowly, becoming intimately familiar with the subject as I proceed. By laying down multiple delicate layers of pigment, I gradually reveal different aspects of the subject’s personality. The process of watching the subject emerge from a white sheet of paper is as much fun for me as enjoying the finished project.
I have always been attracted to the beauty of watercolors. Painting with this versatile medium draws me closer to another of my loves – Nature. Through the process of thumbnail sketches, composition, and color choices, I recreate a location that is meaningful to me. It is almost as if I inhabit the scene for a while as I work.”
See a few examples of her paintings below, and check out even more of her amazing pieces at www.kathygosswatercolors.com.
Emery Levine Bonannella
Emery is an artist, music therapist, dance and yoga teacher, and violinist. Most recently relocating back to the US after nearly 5 years of living in Amsterdam, Emery is thrilled to be living in Oakland—a place she was always meant to be.
As the creator of SpangleMaker Studios and a self-taught jeweler, Emery has been making jewelry for 14 years. The inspiration is drawn from materials—the cuts and facets of stones, new shapes, the collecting of gems during travels, Hmong tapestries, free-forming druzy, and crystalized quartzes. She is drawn to all that sparkles and is committed to finding unique and quality ingredients to make up her pieces. SpangleMaker jewelry is often described as Indian inspired, Moroccan, Turkish, or just a straight-forward “Eastern.” However, her scope of inspiration is always evolving and shifting!
Check out samples of her incredible jewelry below, or visit her Etsy store.