The meaning behind “Action Is Everything”, is that with anything in life takes action. To the simplest thing as making toast or even writing an essay requires action. Having an idea, making a plan, then following through to the end result is the meaning behind my brand. You can follow my social media where I post my art and clothes I’ve designed. The things I design, paint, or create are from my feelings.
I enjoy traveling to seeing different styles and creative arts to see if I can put my own twist on it. Once I have an idea or see a piece of fabric the hard part is over. Whenever I’m creating something new, one of my goals are to get the viewer thinking and question what the meaning behind my work is. It’s a great feeling when you are questioned about a piece, I then have the opportunity to walk them through my thought process and what went into creating.
My paintings are a respectful nod to centuries of influential African design and tradition. Colors, patterns and compositions pay tribute to ancestral heritages and cultures, yet maintain a direct contemporary vibe. Masks, portraits, birds, and fish are embellished with geometric motifs and designs that visually pop.
Airbrushed acrylics, holographic papers, glass beads, and jewelry are attached to wood panels and coated with high gloss poly-resin. The paintings appear as if they are stained glass, and lit from behind. The intentional stunning appearances leave viewers amazed and intrigued.
My name is Agena Underwood and I am based in Harwich, MA. I work with a variety of metals and gemstones to create unique jewelry for every day wear and beyond. You can shop my online store or find me in the summer and fall at a variety of outdoor events including the artist shanties in Hyannis, MA. Keep in touch with me by way of Instagram. There I post my show dates and new pieces. I like to refer to my style as earthy and eclectic with elements of gemstones, hand stamping mixed metals. My offerings include rings, gemstone bracelets, cuff bracelets necklaces, earrings and hair accessories . You can also order hand stamped pet name tags off the website.
Jon Morrison is a Graphic Designer/Illustrator. I was born and raised in Hyannis, Massachusetts and a true native of Cape Cod. I’m a Barnstable High School graduate, class of ’83. I studied fine arts under the tutelage of artist Carl Lopes while attending Barnstable High School. I’m a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University (UMass Dartmouth), class of ’87. I double majored in Illustration and Design. I made my living in Los Angeles, California as a graphic designer and as an illustrator from 1987-2009. While in Los Angeles, I developed my own company, known as Dizzy Lizard Designs. I have been a freelance designer and illustrator since returning to Cape Cod and Dizzy Lizard Designs is still in effect. I have also taken on creating walking sticks. Contact Jon at 508-364-2880.
An artist and art business specializing in original oil paintings, specifically landscapes, portraiture and still life’s. As well as reproducing art merchandise such as mugs, bags and shirts.
Raised on Cape Cod, J.Alexis Designs is a locally owned brand by Jaida Narkon. After acquiring an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Master’s degree in Media and Innovation, she returned home in 2018 and has been using the skills gained in school to create a brand that is unique and inspired by her time on the Cape. The brand offers graphic illustrations and other home decor.
James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship in New York. His paintings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Schoolhouse gallery in Provincetown.
My work has always assisted me with life on Micah’s Pond, a beautiful property once owned by my grandfather, then my father, now me. I concentrate on painting and finding the exact color the exact shape to say what I’m trying to say. I allow myself to act as a medium and concentrate on the images that come through on the canvas. Sometimes I have plans for the painting and strategically make it happen. Other times I approach the canvas on a pure emotional level by letting the paint flow free almost like a child would. To me painting is magic; images appear out of nothing, blobs of color transform themselves to a new meaning. Creating art gives me the opportunity to share my visual experiences. I identify with the power of the image and re-represent it to my audience. I want my work to invoke thoughts and emotions that will take the viewer on a visual journey.
I paint from observation, but allow my art the freedom to be spontaneous, which spawns new work. Just as importantly, by allowing impromptu action, I omit the desire to control everything in the process. This grants me a voyeuristic space to operate. Being intensely in control without force, I react to chance intuitively, and reflect my findings to my audience. Being a voyeur and a medium wrapped into one.
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