This Week’s Member Focus Round-Up: Ray-Mel Cornelius, Catherine Huerta and Kimberley Wiseman

This edition of’s blog post features the works of 3 amazing artists highlighted over this past week on the Altpick’s website.


Kimberley Wiseman freelance illustrator, artist and dog enthusiast from New York City is drawn drawn to subject matters which are unconventional, quirky and amusing. “My work is personal and often intersected with broader social concerns. I am fascinated with history and popular culture and I am drawn to broad expressive and eclectic color.  Quite often I interweave friends, personal symbols and significant places into my pieces.”

©Kimberley Wiseman


Raised on a farm outside a small town in Northeast Texas, Ray-Mel found the inspiration of wide-open spaces and its inhabitants to be the catalyst for my work. “Reflecting my interest in landscapes and the mythologies accompanying them, I begin with a dark underpainting and defines the form by applying layers of tonal values, allowing me to explore representation and abstraction while defining form.” Ray-Mel’s works are best described as his interpretations of folklore and Americana.

©Ray-Mel Cornelius

©Ray-Mel Cornelius


Huerta developed a realistic painting style for traditional paintings and digital images of nature, adventure, and sci-fi/fantasy, for young adults and adults. In 1995 Huerta moved to France, and has been working as a freelance illustrator for clients in Europe and the USA.

To see more of the artists’ work, please visit

About altpick connects

Established in 1992, 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, 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, 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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