Ampersand Blog

A self-taught, representational artist from the rural southern town of Greensboro, Alabama, Timothy Joe, creates art based on southern rural culture, family, and heritage themes.

Colorado Aquabord artist, Stephen Quiller, introduces us to his gallery and discusses how his work is inspired by nature.

Amado Peña's art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. Amado’s artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition.

We caught up with Ampersand Artist Ambassador Karen Vernon, a loyal Aquabord user, to find out about how she communicates through her watercolors.

Justin Vining specializes in landscapes and cityscapes. He studied Art Education at Purdue University and taught elementary art for three years. Following his tenure as a teacher, Justin attended law school, where he rekindled his love for creating between classes and clerking. Shortly after graduating and passing the bar in 2010, Justin decided to pursue art full-time and hasn’t looked back.

Archiva-seal

Ampersand's exclusive Archiva-Seal™ ensures paintings won’t yellow over time due to support-induced discoloration. Learn why this critical process makes Ampersand panels the most-trusted surface among artists.

Ampersand Artist Ambassador Scott Gellatly is a landscape painter at heart, but his work has become more abstracted, with greater emphasis on pure color and gestural mark-making to evoke nature. As a plein air painter, Scott uses Ampersand Gessobord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord for his work.

Ampersand Artist Ambassador, Jennifer Redstreake Geary, both a full-time mom and full-time graphic designer is also a prolific artist who is highly sought after for her work in watercolor and pastel.

Shana Rowe Jackson was very young when she knew she wanted to be an artist. She started teaching herself how to paint at the age of eight and by ten, she was calling herself an artist. Shana has always enjoyed experimenting with many different styles and media and is continually looking for new ways to grow and learn.

Lynnette Shelley

Lynnette Shelley's unusual and culturally charged artwork has won numerous awards and found its way into collections across the world. Her mixed media pieces are a conglomeration of her drawing passion and the collection of interests she has pulled from Celtic art, wildlife, archetypal symbology and art nouveau.

Watercolor artist Ali Cavanaugh discovered Aquabord and explains how its "flawless, pebbly surface" takes layers and layers of pigment without wearing it down.