Kwani Povi Winder is a favorite at the JSMB Christmas Season Art Showcase. Several years ago she received the “People’s Choice Award” Kwani developed a deep love for art from the time she could hold a pencil. She attended college at Brigham Young University-Idaho but was pursuing a degree in Biology. Three classes shy of a bachelors, she switched to art, took her first painting class and graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting in 2013
Kwani calls herself a stay at home artist. She does almost all her creating with her daughter at her side, including painting en plein air. She loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity she can to paint and learn under nature’s canopy.
Kwani’s work is also heavily influenced by being a Santa Clara Pueblo Indian. Through her paintings she seeks to preserve, share and educate about her unique heritage. Come see why her work is a must see at theJSMB in SLC, Utah-November 28-December 1.
Dan Wilson is an award winning fine art artist. Dan says he recalls being a doodler back in high school. The temptation to fill empty spaces on his test papers was so great that he aways filled the margins with artwork. His doodling paid off for which he now is a full-time professional artist and teaches art out of his studio in Lehi, Utah. One of Dan’s nine foot portraits of the Savior hangs in the Orlando Florida LDS Temple. Come see Dan actually paint in person at the JSMB Christmas Season Art Showcase in SLC, Utah-November 28-December 1st.
When selecting artist’s for the JSMB Christmas Season Art Showcase I love to find artist’s that can bring a different type of art to the show. Shari Lyon is definitely that artist. Her art is call “Encaustic”. What is Encaustic Art? In Shari’s own words she explains it well. “Most people are not familiar with the word encaustic. It’s basically painting with a specific mixture of beeswax and damar resin. Painting with hot, melted wax and a propane torch. I also incorporate the use of oil paints, pan pastels, photography, and some drawings.
The process requires both patience and spontaneity. It’s a rare marriage of being in control and completely losing control in the process. It’s labor intensive, and there are many steps involved. But the outcome is a dreamy, ethereal image with texture and appeal unlike any other art form. You truly have to see encaustic works to really appreciate all they have to offer. Photos rarely do them justice”. Shari Lunt Lyon‘s work can be found in private collections in the United States and Canada. Come see Shari’s amazing work at the JSMB in SLC, Utah-November 28-December 1.
Richard Lance Russell the Artist, Painter and Storyteller. I am very happy that Richard choose to apply for this year’s JSMB Christmas Season Art Showcase. His work as an artist is that he “loves to create images with fun paint and a great story”. Come meet and listen to Richard tells the stories behinds his original pieces of art he will be displaying. At the JSMB in SLC, Utah-November 28-December 1.
Robert Pack is a religious and historical painter. He has devoted his life to documenting miraculous and nostalgic events from biblical and church history. He is classically trained in figurative art. Bob’s persoanality is down to earth and inviting. Come meet talk with him about his experiences with his artwork at the JSMB in SLC, Utah November 28-December 1.
Natalie Rhees Shupe is a unique artist with her deep love for the outdoors. Her work is enjoyed on the walls of many homes and businesses. The natural beauty Natalie paints is inspiring. Natalie Shupe was born in Ogden, Utah at the base of beautiful Ben Lomond Peak so her appreciation comes naturally to her due to her upbringing. She received her BFA at Utah State University in Art Education. Come see Natalie at the JSMB Christmas Season Art Showcase November 28-December 1 at the JSMB in SLC, Utah.