Issue #376 January 23, 2019
learn more about this issue's cover art from Andrew Ritchie
“With this piece I wanted to visit the post-apocalyptic literature and art of the 70s & 80s, but put an updated spin on it by changing out the typical characters.”
Issue #375 January 9, 2019
learn more about our current cover art from Grace Pedersen
"This piece is inspired by my love for home and my love for adventure. There’s something about seeing and experiencing new things, such as looming snow-capped mountains and vast oceans. At the same time, I very much enjoy small towns in Wisconsin ..."
Issue #374 December 26, 2018
learn more about our current cover art from Michael Iver Jacobsen
“This illustration is the first of an eventual series of holiday cards focusing on birds and angels. This one in particular was influenced by Audubon illustrations and the Christmas ..."
Issue #373 December 12, 2018
learn more about our current cover art from Heidi Johnson
“The Universe is an exploration of energy, line, physicality, spirituality, and physics. It is inspired by my belief that only the spiritual realm existed before the spark of spacetime ...
Issue #372 November 28, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Beth Peck
“This illustration is from The Thanksgiving Visitor written by Truman Capote. I think this is a terrific story. Beautifully written and crafted. There is an emotional twist to the story which resonates with me. It is a little painful, and very human, and feel true to the human experience ..."
Issue #371 November 14, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Alicia Jungwirth
“I am a self-taught artist working primarily with watercolors. I don’t consider myself a traditional watercolorist because while this is my preferred medium, my style is more of a mix between realism and pop art ..."
Issue #370 October 31, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Matthew Bergs
“Did you know that moose are called ‘elk’ in Europe and Asia? It’s true. The scientific name for moose is ‘alces alces,’ which is simply Latin for ‘moose.’ The word moose itself is borrowed from Algonquian languages ..."
Issue #369 October 17, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Jeremy Borchert
My mission as an artist is to create work that inspires a need for adventure. For me, the best thing about creating is drawing characters, vehicles, armors, and weapons that bring new worlds to life ..."
Issue #368 October 3, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Kathy Schmiedeskamp
“In the last year I have been focusing on my photography. I have discovered art in ephemeral botanicals. I can spend hours looking at the colors and patterns on the leaves and flowers. Each one is a work of art. My husband and I have recently joined the Chippewa Valley Photo Club ...
Issue #367 September 19, 2018
learn more about this week's cover art from Kristin Kastein
“Seducktive” is a mesh of Kristin’s loves for nature, happy hour, and the beautiful state of Wisconsin. “Seducktive” was created as she envisioned a beer-drinking feathered friend in northern Wisconsin ...
Issue #366 September 5, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Cari Raynae
“‘The Little Red Hen’ is a fun piece of art utilizing several techniques. For the first layer I dragged several colors of acrylic paint across the canvas. I outlined the hen in white before adding a layer ..."
Issue #365 August 22, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone
“When I’m not working you can find me around town playing ukulele with the sweetest people on Earth, walking Frida The Wild, running with scissors, painting, illustrating, hand lettering, offering henna and jagua ..."
Issue #364 August 8, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Jill Van Sickle
After earning her degree in Fine Arts from UW-River Falls, Jill went on to become a full-time professional artist. Her work is primarily focused on nature, and its intent is to give the viewer a moment ...
Issue #363 July 25, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from James Jeske
“In this piece, I wanted to convey a humorous theme to a Chippewa Valley event. Although I have only floated down the Chippewa River once, I have ..."
Issue #362 July 11, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Siri Stensberg
“A jazz musician uses a vocabulary of melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre to improvise a cohesive solo. Similarly, in this painting process I utilize my vocabulary of color, form, mark, and line to create a ..."
Issue #361 June 27, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone
“I enjoy working in many artistic mediums, especially collage, gouache, oils, liquid light projections, henna, and ukulele ..."
Issue #360 June 13, 2018
learn more about V1's cover art from Derek J. Carlson
"The painting entitled “Somewhere on a Farm” is part of a series consisting of vintage pick-up trucks set in idyllic backdrops. This series is devoted to the shape, line, and contour of these beautiful machines and how they have survived, so far, the test of time. Far from being perfect ..."
Issue #359 May 30, 2018
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Michael Iver Jacobsen
“My illustrations tend to focus on figures and their environments. This particular illustration shows the connection of the (very fancy) cyclist and nature. It was also an excuse to draw ..."
Issue #358 May 16, 2018
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Susan Walsh
“In 2014 I discovered the world of visual journaling via Pinterest and YouTube. I have always been interested in art since I was a child. Keeping an art journal, or art practice, was intriguing to me ..."
Issue #357 May 2, 2018
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer
“Manoonmin is the Ojibwe name for wild rice. Looking at Lake Menomin as an impoundment for sediment and phosphorus and looking at the ‘Wetlands Bill’ which does not value these landscapes, I decided it would be worthy, or at least therapeutic, to imagine an alternate future ..."