David Cooper

David Cooper

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Street Dancers

Oil on Canvas, 22 x 28 (in)

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Beach Surf

Oil on Masonite, 19 x 32 (in)

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Alley

Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 (in)

David Cooper

American
Practices Olathe, Kansas

David has been painting for 30 years. He is an alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute educated in the Armin Hoffman “Swiss Style” program of visual expression in the relationships of point, line, and shape. That discipline became the structure of his artwork. Many of his paintings have been painted from memory, things he has experienced or places he has been. His art lives somewhere between reality and expression, contemporary and realism varying in style based on the subject matter and material they are painted on.

 

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

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Planes#4

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 (in)

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Planes#8

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 (in)

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Planes#7

Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 (in)

Jennifer Hudson

American
Practices in Kansas

Jennifer Hudson is a mother, teacher, and student. She is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at Kansas State University, nine years after finishing her Bachelor of Science in Education at Emporia State University.  During those years, Jennifer worked as a high school art teacher in Shawnee Mission. Shaping young artists, watching their metaphorical “Light Bulb” moments, and having the privilege of sharing in their successes and failures has built a large part of who she is. While Jennifer is leaving behind the physical space of her classroom as she pursues her MFA, the qualities of a teacher are not left with behind with it. Instilling her love and passion for art in learners of all ages is one aspect of her life that she enjoys most. Recognized by her peers, Jennifer was named the Kansas Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the year (2014-2015 academic year) by the Kansas Art Education Association. In her personal artwork, Jennifer explores representational female form and personal ideals of beauty.

Jean Cook

Jean Cook

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Sorting The Cows

Oil on Board, 8 x 10 (in)

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Run With The Big Boys

Oil on Board, 8 x 10 (in)

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Chicken Coop

Oil on Board, 10 x 8 (in)

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Bucking Bulls

Oil on Board, 16 x 20 (in)

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Down For The Chew

Oil on Board, 8 x 10 (in)

Jean Cook

American
Practices in Kansas

Quick Facts:

Won the Plein Competition at the Kansas State fair 3 times.

After graduation from Hutchinson Community College, Jean left for the Kansas City area and Hallmark Cards. She worked 34 years, the last 21 as an engraving artist creating bas relief sculptures for emboss and hot foil dies. While working she attending KCAI and studied with nationally know artists Phil Starke, Charles Sovek and Al Currier among others. Like her mentors, her style is painterly and loose.
Awards include many BOS. She has won the Grand Award in the Professional Art class at the KS state fair twice. She has also won the Plein Competition at the State fair 3 times. Other BOS include the 4-State, Tulsa, OK, Artis Gras, Leawood, KS, Bourbon County, Ft. Scott  and the New Jersey Equine Art Association, NJ. She has won BOS in miniatures show, including the Heartland Art Guild Show, Paola, KS,  Sulpher Springs Show, Wilcox, AZ, and the Chambersburg show in Chambersburg, PA. She has exhibited in the Arts for the Parks and was a finalist in the Annual Artists’ Magazine competition (13,000 entries).
She is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and an associate member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, Gravers Society of Washington, DC.
Jean work primarily in oil, but has also worked in acrylic and pastel.

Barry Sher

Barry Sher

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Dreams of Waves

Acrylic sculpture, 12 x 27 (in)

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Dante’s Party

Acrylic sculpture, 29 x 10 (in)

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Dreams of Waves

Acrylic sculpture, 33 x 20 (in)

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Sentinel

Acrylic sculpture, 25 x 10 (in)

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Untitled vertical

Acrylic sculpture, 25.5 x 6 (in)

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Untitled flame

Acrylic sculpture, 12 x 28 (in)

Barry Sher

American, 1946 – 2013
Practiced in Kansas City, MO

Barry was an innovator with the mediums of acrylics and resins for over thirty years. In a progression of styles and experimental techniques he has developed a unique craft through research, experimentation, and observation. In 1974 he began to produce a “stained glass style” work, creating a more affordable craft with the traditional look.
His present style is very expressive, often showing wonderment, love, and joyous explorations of inner emotions. The craft has developed to a more abstract style than his past work, and the colors are much more brilliant, and in some instances appear to be watercolors. The viewer is drawn into explore the piece, its forms, spaces, and how it transforms the spectrum of colors with the changing environment.

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.”