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.
Portrait Photography. It’s common for us as humans to find it hard to to know what our purpose is. For long as I can remember I’ve always gravitated to making people feel good about themselves. I was always the one in my family or friend groups to be behind the camera or getting someone ready for an event. From my love for photography and makeup ClicksbySimone and and Roxyglamstudio was born. Life is limitless and I believe we should live as such.
Established in 2021, Crystal Borealis Studio Jewelry is Hallmarked by rich earthy textures, mixed metals, gemstone accents with one-of-a-kind earrings, cuff bracelets, and necklaces.
Traditional metalsmithing techniques, color enhancing patina and other unique techniques are used to create beautiful textures. The collection includes Sterling silver, gemstones, brass and copper. All earrings are finished with sterling silver, or 14k gold-fill ear wires.
Agena Underwood, of Crystal Borealis Studio has studied with LJB designer, Laura Bouton and the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA. There was also a lot of books and youtube along the way. She loves the experimentation process, and layering techniques.
Her love of the craft took off in her teenage years after repairing an old beaded necklace given to her. Her fascination with gemstones and rocks began in childhood as one of her many collections. The name Crystal Borealis speaks to her love of natures beautiful gems combined with the mysterious and wonderful phenomenon of the northern Borealis. Her desire is to create thoughtfully crafted, unique jewelry.
Agena spent her early childhood years in Oakland California, and later grew up on Cape Cod, MA. She loves the coast, old photos, films, music, podcasts and mostly any topic related to health and beauty.
The work of Crystal Borealis Studio is features at Wild Water Collective of Orleans MA & Cape Cod Jeweler's of Hyannis, MA
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.
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.
Ken Tailor is a handmade clothing brand that specializes in creating custom tailored outfits. It was founded by Kenard Smith Jr., who has a decade long background in art and painting, now a self-taught tailor and designer. I showcase detailed stitching, and a combination of various textures and color choices. Outfits are made from recycled and sustainable sourced fabrics.
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