Meet Our Artist Member Peter Seidel

For the month of July, DVAA is hosting a members' exhibition to showcase all of the talented artists who comprise our membership. Here on the blog we'd like to feature some of these participating artists so you can learn more about their creative vision and their work!

Peter Seidel
About his work in the exhibition:

"These paintings are explorations of modern subjects; supermarket treasures that are often used but perhaps seldom seen. All of the works arise from my delight in the unexpected and kaleidoscopic shapes of transparent color found in such subjects when revealed in the wonder of light."

"Handsoaps #3" - Peter Seidel

"Handsoaps #3" - Peter Seidel

To see more of Peter's work please visit his website: www.peterseidelart.com

 

Ruth Feldman
A statement from the artist:

"I like to think of my art as a means of communication. I find that art teaches me what I am capable of being and becoming and allows me to express what I have learned. Calling myself an artist is a clarion call for me to take responsibility for seeing more deeply into myself and sharing what I see with others. Each medium that I work in affords a new language with which to create and I love the freedom that multiple media brings. In addition, art helps me to fine tune my spiritual practices. Delving deeper into my spiritual being by exploring diverse art forms, I find ways of saying what I had never seen before and seeing what I had never felt."

"Celebration" (Detai) - Ruth Feldman

"Celebration" (Detai) - Ruth Feldman

To see more of Ruth's work check out her website: www.ruthpinkensonfeldman.com
And check out her book at: www.thegreenbubbie.com

 

Phoebe Murer
About the artist:

"Phoebe Murer is an artist, and writer born and raised in Philadelphia. She received her Certificate of Fine Arts at Pennsylvania Academy of Arts in Painting and bachelors in Psychology/ Pre-Art Therapy at Arcadia University. She is currently going for her MFA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She has assisted in and led art activities at many schools and centers. She currently takes a variety of art classes at Fleisher, does paid and volunteer commissions, and gives tailor made art lessons. Phoebe shows her art regularly at different coops, craft fairs, and cafes and has won various awards for her art including the 2012 INAP award for visual arts, 2015 City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award and the 2015 ANCA Network for Community Achievement . She is a mixed media artist who does 2D and small 3D mixed media pieces, photography, drawing, printmaking and oil painting on a variety of interests, whether it’s dreamlike swimming pools, pets, dark themes involving illness and social problems, or entertainment themes. She travels all over the world and takes photos of the most surreal looking pools and water parks to paint from and landscape paint at. She has had a life long love for bodies of water. In addition she writes plays, skits, poetry, short stories and books. She got a book self-published, “Lab Animal Plays” in 2013. She designed her own book cover. She is currently working on a graphic novel from a manuscript about a disastrous trip to Europe. Her inspirations are David Hockney, Salvitor Dali, and Edvard Munch for Visual Artists, and for literature, writers who are trauma survivors or have some sort of disability." 

"Torpedo Rush" - Phoebe Murer

"Torpedo Rush" - Phoebe Murer

To see more of Phoebe's work check out her website: phoebe-muter@squarespace.com

 

Howard Brunner
About his work in the exhibition:

"A photograph from the ongoing series called URBAN EYES. My favorite thing to do is to walk through the urban environment and photograph whatever grabs my interest. Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts. My best photographs occur when I am able to walk, look and feel, unbound by conscious thought. The aesthetic qualities of my photographs are provisional and improvisational responses to each situation. I don’t impose any aesthetic conventions or stylistic agendas on what I am photographing. I prefer to let the urban environment reveal its own aesthetics. The environments that evoke an emotional or spiritual connection are those I find most worthy of capturing. It's a mysterious and loving feeling when that connection occurs; in this way, I am making the photograph out of gratitude." 

"2009-8410" - Howard Brunner

"2009-8410" - Howard Brunner

To see more from Howard check out his website: www.hbphotoart.com

 

Carole McCray
A statement from the artist:

"I paint in oils or acrylics with my focus on the emotion a subject evokes for me, and I interpret that feeling to create a mood in my paintings, not an exact rendition of the subject, but my interpretation. I like what Picasso said, 'I paint what I think, not what I see.'"

"Fun Day at the Circus" - Carole McCray

"Fun Day at the Circus" - Carole McCray

To find out more about Carole's work please visit:
http://oceancityfineartsleague.org/artists/carole-mccray.htm