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OUT OF BOUNDS

Artists to Watch and Collect

VL November 2014 Volume 3 No. 11

Lisa McKinney Ray Maines Denise Bossarte David Blow Clayton Gardinier


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Artists to Watch and Collect


Lisa McKinney Ray Maines Denise Bossarte David Blow Clayton Gardinier

Visual Language Magazine Featured Artists this month delve into the beauty of each of the five different photgraphers and their unique approach to creativity. Lisa McKinney finds her artistic inspiration comes from nature, as well as quiet days spent in her studio in the mountains overlooking the rugged, rocky Oregon Coast. Ray Maines eye tends to see images which are abstract or which can be abstracted through the digital process. Denise Bossarte practices photography where a synchronization of the eye and the mind is cultivated and the artist is mindful of the present moment without judging, reflecting or thinking, without overtaking the moment with their agendas. David Blow’s current work focuses on nature as a source of inspiration and enlightment. Clayton Gardinier works predominately as a landscape and nature photographer but does a little abstract work as well. Clayton’s preferred medium is black and white; although, he does some color work when it is appropriate.


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Lisa McKinney

http://www.lisa-mckinney.com

Colorful Obsessions Lisa McKinney is the daughter of an internationally collected wildlife and western painter and a renowned biotech director. The mix of the creative and the logical always felt like a pull of two very conflicted worlds. As a child, Lisa found the quiet solitude of creating art was a welcome reprieve from a rambunctious house with three brothers. Lisa’s drawings and paintings were chosen each year to be displayed in the elementary school art shows at the local opera house. However, art was soon left behind and replaced by college, studying for a career in social work. After a very rewarding time working with troubled teens, Lisa realized that the color of creativity was a crucial part of her soul. Searching for a path that would lead to the perfect blend of right and left brain culminated in her current full time career as a mixed media artist, photographer, and graphic designer. She finds her artistic inspiration comes from nature, as well as quiet days spent in her studio in the mountains overlooking the rugged, rocky Oregon Coast.

Foggy Morning on Mount Tamalpais


Mountain Reflections


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Lisa McKinney http://www.lisa-mckinney.com

Rocky Beach II


Stone Castles

Lonely Coast


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Ray Maines

www.mariemaines.com

Images are found wherever travel takes him. His eye tends to see images which are abstract or which can be abstracted through  the digital process. Fragments and details of objects and areas also attract his attention. He is very aware of light and trys to utilize it to best enhance the effect on the final image.       His images are produced in the ‘digital darkroom’  where many of the processes are essentially comparable to those in the photographic darkroom.   The creative freedom of the digital process allows him to produce images and situations which would be extremely difficult if not impossible to achieve in film photography.


Octopus’s Garden (20”x13”)


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Ray Maines

www.mariemaines.com


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Denise Bossarte www.foundworlds.com

Finding and Capturing the Unique Beauty of the Ordinary World My photography is in the Miksang Contemplative Photography style. Miksang photography is a Shambhala Buddhist Contemplative practice that focuses on direct perception of the world, without conceptualizations; it is photography that connects the photographer with non-conceptual awareness. In contemplative photography, a synchronization of the eye and the mind is cultivated where the artist is mindful of the present moment without judging, reflecting or thinking, without overtaking the moment with their agendas. When the eye and the mind are harmonized, the photographer is simply observing the moment in which they find themselves and they can discover and capture the ordinary magic of the phenomenal world. This magic manifests itself as images of things in our ordinary world that are often overlooked or ignored, but hold their own unique beauty and expression. Often with Miksang photography, the photographer will be stopped in their tracks by perceptions that completely interrupt the flow of mental activity, which freezes them in the moment. The craft is to capture that moment with the camera so that people viewing the photographs can then have the same experience.


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Denise Bossarte www.foundworlds.com


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David Blow

http://www.davidblow.net

David Blow is a photographer/printmaker and Professor Emeritus of Artat the University of North Texas. He has been engaged as a printmaker for forty years, and exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions including 2013 “Retrospective”University of North Texas on the Square, Denton, Texas “Transforming Culture National Invitational” VAM Gallery, Austin, TX and “The Next Generation,” Museum of Biblical Arts, NY, NY. David’s current work focuses on nature as a source of inspiration and enlightment.

Winter’s Chapel


Creation of Autumn

The End of a Season 48 x 36 Oil

New Morning


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David Blow

http://www.davidblow.net


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Clayton Gardinier

http://claytongardinierphotography.blogspot.com

Clayton Gardiner has a doctorate in geology and is an engineer/scientist working in Houston. After teaching for five years as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State Auburn Universities and working twenty years in the diamond industry, he moved to Houston to work for an oil and gas field related company. Photography has been a hobby for Clayton since 2000; he became serious about image making in 2007. He works predominately as a landscape and nature photographer but does a little abstract work as well. Clayton’s preferred medium is black and white; although, he does some color work when it is appropriate. He is a member of the NW Houston Photo Club where he is the Program Chairman as well as the Club’s past President and Competition Chair. He also is a member of the Houston Photographic Society, Artists of Texas, Texas Miksang Group and Sheryl Brown Art and Creative Coaching on Facebook. Clayton’s images have been exhibited at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts – 2013, Barbara Bush Library – 2013, Houston Public Library – 2014 and the Davis and Company Gallery – 2014. One of his images at the Davis exhibit was sold at that exhibition. Clayton’s images are forever evolving and he is constantly looking for new venues to expand his expertise.

Pleasure Pier Galveston TX


Statue of Zeus Florence Italy


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Clayton Gardinier

http://claytongardinierphotography.blogspot.com

Houston Abstract Bank of America


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Clayton Gardinier

http://claytongardinierphotography.blogspot.com

Live Oak


Gondola Ride at San Marco Square


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