Altpick Members :: From Their Studios

Talented artists around the world create their work environments to inspire creativity.  Altpick Connects’ new series “From Their Studios”, gives an inside  glimpse into some of today’s contemporary artists’ studios.  In part one of our ongoing series, we are featuring illustrators Tansy Myer, Oliver Wetter, Katrina Kopeloff, Edel Rodriguez and Ray-Mel Cornelius, Ken Orvidas, Jane Mjolsness.

©Tansy Myer

©Tansy Myer

 

©Tansy Myer

©Tansy Myer

Born and raised in Venice, California, Tansy Myer came of age among the eclectic artist community of the Venice Boardwalk. Inspired by the indulgent worlds of music and fashion, she began drawing her girls at a young age as a way to create and control the beauty and perfection that seemed to be the pinnacle of achievement for a girl.   

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©Oliver Wetter

©Oliver Wetter

Oliver Wetter is a German artist and a web citizen. He is a networker and creates worlds out of briefings, his solution oriented work attitude leads to great visual appeal.

 

 

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©Katrina Kopeloff

©Katrina Kopeloff

Katrina Kopeloff grew up in chilly southern Colorado, the land of cool sunshine. Her favorite animal is the penguin. As a child, she was exposed to looms, spinning wheels, and goddesses. Katrina now lives in Queens, New York, where she draws under many bridges and railways.

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1475805_10152377688577786_768371239_nEdel Rodriguez was born in 1971 in Havana, Cuba. He received a B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1998. Using a variety of materials, his work ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape.

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corneliusRay-Mel Cornelius paints by layering colors, one over another, to achieve a representation of light defining form.  “Since I see light as an additive element, i.e. a form is totally in shadow and basically formless until light delineates its form, I begin with a dark underpainting and define the form by applying layers using lighter tonal values until I reach the desired chiaroscuro effect.”

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1098201_10201834677535712_1868689412_nKen Orvidas’ idea of work is to create the smartest, most aesthetic imagery he can conjure while enjoying the view from his studio. He considers himself to be very fortunate.

 

 

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©Jane Mjolsness

©Jane Mjolsness

Jane Mjolsness draws inspiration from Chagall, Gauguin, Klee, Matisse, and Picasso. “If I could, I would turn back time and live in Paris in the 1920’s.”

 

 

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To see more of the artists’ work go to their Altpick pages: Tansy MyerOliver WetterKatrina KopeloffEdel Rodriguez and Ray-Mel Cornelius, Ken Orvidas, Jane Mjolsness. To t 

About altpick connects

Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, Altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick.com remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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