“I’m grateful to have spent a good part of my life studying art. Lately, I’ve being enjoyed Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s work. He works in China and makes art out of everyday things in every medium ..."
learn more about V1's cover art from Daniella Painter
“Fluid belongs to a series that began as an abstract expression of the body. However, the work evolved into a controlled and methodical study of material and process. Using powdered charcoal, water ..."
“My collages start by painting a canvas, sometimes adding texture paste for dimensional interest. My subjects are often fashion illustrations, as I love to interpret the folds of a draping garment using several..."
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 ..."
“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 ..."
learn more about V1's cover art from Debra D’Souza
‘Andamento’ is the visual movement or rhythm produced by mosaic elements, similar to the patterns formed by leaves, ridges in a tree’s bark, or a series of clouds in the sky. By leading the viewer ..."
"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 ..."
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 ..."
learn more about Volume One's cover art from 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 ..."
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 ..."
learn more about this issue's cover art by Jody 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 ..."