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.

Shawn Dell Joyce is a Florida-based plein air painter known for glowing sunsets, bold colors, dramatic scenery, and Florida wildlife.

Garron J Barrett

Garron J Barrett did what some can only dream of. He quit his full-time job to become an artist. The Atlanta-based Pastelbord artist went from public accounting to applied arts.

Washington-based colored pencil artist, Ranjini Venkatachari, shares her work and her process of working on Pastelbord. She explains why Pastelbord's surface has worked so easily for her style and experimentation.