Gayle Dowell finds inspiration for her work from nature and tries to capture those fleeting natural moments in both her metal work and her paintings. She lives in the Flint Hills of Kansas with her husband and two daughters and has recently found an abundance of inspiration from the prairie grasses that she has recently incorporated into her metal jewelry. Visit Kit and Caboodle Shop online, or read her blog, This Artist’s Journey.
“I grew up on a farm just outside of Whitewater, KS, and spent many childhood days exploring Kansas sites with my family. My husband, Brad, and I currently live in Augusta. I teach middle school language arts and am working on a master’s degree in Library Science. I love what I do, but when I need a break, I turn to a variety of hobbies, including reading, blogging, sewing, and photography. Brad and I have enjoyed exploring Kansas over the past few years with our dog, Jasmine, his fishing pole, and my camera. I blog at http://thekohlmans.blogspot.com.”
“I have been painting and drawing since I could hold a crayon. My art work has been accepted into juried shows at the Emporia Arts Council and the Pastel National in Wichita. Currently, I teach art at Emporia High School. I love art so much that I dream in watercolor.” Visit the Joshua Pavlik fan page to see more of his work.
Illuminated Man (Chalk pastel)
Back to the Beginning (oil on burlap)
Chasing the Carrot (watercolor)