Issue #320 November 16, 2016

On the Cover | Nov. 16, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Ellen B. Nelson

“‘Raven-ous’ is a mixed media art work inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. I generally work and am more comfortable with fiber art, embroidery, art quilting, and sewing. However, I wanted to stretch my borders in order to bring back ..."

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

On the Cover | Nov. 2, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Alecia Acker

V1 Staff

“I was inspired to create this piece in the fall of 2015 as a focal piece for my Artist’s Premier in November. The inspiration for the piece came to me while out on a run near Mount Tom in Eau Claire. I have always had a connection with nature ..."

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

On the Cover | Sept. 21, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Jan Killian

"Alcohol Ink has become my passion! I was immediately attracted to the vivid colors and the challenge of attempting to gain control of this free-flowing ink on non-porous surface. I have been painting with the inks daily for the last two years on Yupo ..."

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

On the Cover | August 24, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Mark Lone

The ‘Luna Moth’ piece is a very special piece to me, as the day I was working on this my grandmother Arlys Lone passed away of natural causes. When I heard the news, I kept drawing to try to keep my mind off feeling grief. I couldn’t stop thinking about ..."

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

On the Cover | August 10, 2016

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Fechner

artwork by Grace Fechner

"This piece is from my ‘Connection’ series, which was inspired by a story in National Geographic about the traditional costumes worn by people of various villages in France. Each villager had a costume that celebrated ..."

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

On the Cover | July 27, 2016

learn about this issue's cover art from Denise Walser-Kolar

“This work is the fourth painting in a series of 25, inspired by the work of Joris Hoefnagel. All of the subjects are meaningful to me. The blue jay feather was floating in my birdbath. I found the dead cicada at my parent’s house. The cardinal egg was from a nest that was ..."

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

On the Cover | June 15, 2016

learn more about this issue's cover art by Jody Balow

painter by Judy Balow

“This painting was done with oil paint and a variety of palette knives. The canvas is covered with a dark gray acrylic gesso (primer). This provides depth as some of the dark comes through the layers of paint ..."

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Issue #307 June 1, 2016

On the Cover | June 1, 2016

learn more about this issue's cover art by Marc Anderson

artwork by Marc Anderson

“It is important for artists to flex different muscles – from time to time –stylistically, with mediums, and subject matter. This heron was a fun departure from the more serious illustration ..."

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