Ryszarda was born in Poland, and when she was 9 she came to the United States. At a very young age she became evident of her love artwork, but being poor and having no tools to express it Ryszarda showed it in simple ways such as making colorful ribbons to tie on her dog.
Later drawing and sketching was a favorite pastime along with sewing, knitting, basket weaving; you name it she tried it. About 15 years ago Ryszarda found her love of oil painting.
She mostly references photos to initiate a painting, never knowing how it will turn out until she’s sure she’s inspired and emotion and connection with the viewer. She knows she’s created art, even someone tells her they love the painting because of how it makes them feel.
Healing is available to us every day, in the mundane, in symbols we see around us, and in everyday colors surrounding us. It’s in our very molecules and cells, memories, and heartbeats. It’s about how healing doesn’t happen in huge leaps and bounds – but more so cell by cell, particle by particle – within us. We slowly evolve, we slowly heal…breath by breath, day by day, one cell at a time…
The shapes in Kendras art are her imaginative visual ideas of what our cells and molecules, and their interactions, look like as we encounter the hard work of healing while simultaneously entering new states of renewal and aliveness that place us on a now different path. Her art is also about experiencing conflicting emotions, sometimes within a single moment, a concept our culture-at-large wants us to reject. Many pieces address the co-existence within us of sadness & happiness, anger & compassion, despair & accomplishment, loneliness & love.
See Kendra Kett’s latest artwork on her Instagram at kendraloiskett
Bob Nonnemacher was born in the small town of New Ulm in south central Minnesota. The quaint atmosphere of Main Street USA suited his introspective demeanor and the bucolic landscape dotted with family farms gave him impeccable roots. These influences would latter become wholly evident in all of his art and creative expression.
Bob’s abstract works features dramatic color and are designed using bold lines and geometric shapes. In painting both sides of a canvas he uses two contrasting techniques. He then cuts the canvas apart, laying the two techniques side-by-side, creating and optical energy in the final image. This fusing of bold lines and formative techniques divides the canvas in the most basic of ways but asks the viewer nonetheless to explore it inch by inch.
See Bob Nonnemacher’s artwork at www.bobnonnemacher.com