Steven Shortridge

Steven Shortridge

Waiting For You

Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

Steven Shortridge

American
Born in Iowa, 1951, and raised in Southern California

Quick Facts:

He took his first painting class while attending Idaho State University on a Water Polo Scholarship.

Stephen Charles Shortridge, the artist may be more familiar to you as an actor. During the seventies and eighties, Shortridge built an enviable career appearing in such well-known television series as “Welcome Back Kotter” and “The Love Boat”. He co-starred with Debbie Reynolds on the ABC show “Aloha Paradise”. He spent the year of 1987 playing the role of David Reed as part of the original cast on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. Stephen also worked regularly as a model and appeared in over fifty TV commercials.

“Romantic Impressionism is what I do. . . I think the term best expresses how and why I paint. I appreciate, or try to appreciate, all forms of art, but the one that first stirred me was Impressionism. To me it was bold, and full of life and color. It was uninhibited and had a magic quality to it. Rather than attempt to tell you something accurately, it just made you feel it! That’s why I set out to interpret life through this style of art; it invites the viewers’ emotions to take part.”

Judy Crissey

Judy Crissey

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Windows

Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30 (in)

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Breakthrough

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 24 (in) x2

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Day

Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

Judy Crissey

American
Practices in Kansas City

Process driven work is an ongoing theme for Judy Crissey. Her art is a trip not with the ending in mind but with twists, turns and surprises as she communicates with the canvas along the way. Her 14 year long teaching work with children at Kansas City’s Nelson Gallery of Art continued this theme and helped change the thinking from product to process for numerous young artists. It’s no surprise that Judy’s work is not representational but abstraction. The active and expressive mixed media creations communicate a range of emotionally driven experiences in images that often careen from dark hued canvases that come from a stormy place to brightly colored happy creations. Her influences include the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied for many years, Tucson teacher Josh Goldberg and Phillomene Bennett of Kansas City. Crissey’s work in juried shows and exhibitions and the honors awarded there for daring to push the limits pay tribute to her process driven inspiration.

Melanie Nolker

Melanie Nolker

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Blue Dogwood

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

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Birch Dominoes

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

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Como Retreat

Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 (in)

Melanie Nolker

American
Practices in Leawood, KS

After thirteen years as a program coordinator for St. Michael’s Day School, with a specialty in Special Education, and having raised three children, I started creating art in my middle years. One Christmas, my husband bought me a book called ‘Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered’. It was printed on watercolor paper and had a palette of paints built in at the base of the book. It took several months and much coaxing to open it and begin painting, but since that first day, I have lived and looked at life differently. The colors are brighter, the contrasts deeper and my joy is greater. I began working with a palette knife and oils in 2004 with a great teacher named Milisa Valliere. Through the years, I have studied with many teachers in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas and have attended many workshops brought to our area by nationally renowned artists and teachers.

Cher Ulrich

Cher Ulrich

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Jolan

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 (in)

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Purple Haze

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

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Paulie

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 (in)

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Sunny Dee

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 (in)

Cher Ulrich

American
Practices in Louisburg, Kansas

Cher Ulrich grew up on the rolling hills near Santa Barbara California nurturing her love of nature. This continues to show in her work to this day. Her perennial interest in making greeting cards for friends & family led to an interest in painting from the feedback that her cards looked like small paintings. She has been pursuing oil painting since 2000, graduating from the University of Kansas in 2009 with a BFA. Cher is always looking for the emotional connection in her choice of subject matter. An important aspect of her work is to give a different perspective of the world surrounding the viewer whether it be with portraits, natural subjects or abstracts.

Yvonne Mora

Yvonne Mora

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Ballroom

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 (in)

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Flowers

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 (in)

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Woman in Red

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 24 (in)

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Jazz Band

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 (in)

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Resting Corner

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 24 (in)

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Harmonious Music

Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 (in)

Yvonne Mora

Peruvian
Practices in Lima, Peru

Quick Facts:

Born in Lima, Peru

Yvonne Mora was born in Lima, Peru, in 1959. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1985 and has held a very active career since.
She considers herself an expressionist painter with a strong influence from the masters, Cezanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Sorolla. A very secure brushstroke and a rigorous composition characterize her expressionism. Her painting is full of color, light and life, according to her. Yvonne Mora has always been known for her independence.
She had to struggle during art school because of her originality. Subsequently, she had a hard time with local dealers because of her singular style. But well deserved recognition did not take long to arrive. As soon as art dealers from the United States and Japan began to pay attention to her work, she was in hot demand.
Mora claims that her travelling to Japan and the USA has enriched her painting with universal elements that allow her to transcend the barriers of a regional expression.