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Tom Motley

image-227 About the Artist Tom Motley is a comic artist and cartoon illustrator.  A native of Denver, Colorado, Tom moved to Brooklyn about a year and a half ago and now resides happily in Kensington, along with his wife and daughters.  He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and the ...

Ann Simkins

image-219 Under The Brooklyn Bridge Japanese Garden Red Hook Artist Statement I moved to Brooklyn 22 years ago to study at Pratt Institute. I had a great teacher, David Passalacqua. I studied with him at Pratt and then for 14 years after that. The education I received was filled with wisdom that continues to slowly ...

Meghan Keane

image-213 'Hair Urchin' Oil based ink on white rag paper (paper origin unknown) 16 x 16 in. 2008 'She never saw it coming either' Oil based ink on white Arches paper 30 x 22 in. 2008 'Vanity Curls' 22 x 30 in. Oil based ink on white Arches paper 2008 Artist Statement My artistic vision takes traditionally unsavory subjects and playfully seeks to extract ...

Melissa McClain

image-203 Untitled Iris Lexi No. 2 Artist Statement I am a self-taught photographer who grew up in Dallas, TX and now live in New York City. When creating my work I look for interesting colors, patterns, and textures that will create a dynamic palette in the final photo. I am intrigued by the interaction of ...

Robert “Bob” Guskind, founder of Gowanus Lounge, 1958-2009

I knew Bob casually through the Brooklyn blog network, which is to say that I would see him at events here and there. He was an incredibly devoted and passionate writer, ceaselessly covering local stories.  I remember riding at last year's Tour de Brooklyn and seeing him on a street ...

Ella Yang

image-198 'Union Street Bridge, Fall Afternoon,' oil on panel, 12'x12' 'Purple and Blue Awnings on Smith Street, ' oil on canvas, 12'x16' 'Yellow Truck in Gowanus,' oil on canvas, 9'x12' Artist Statement I am mostly a self-taught artist, working primarily 'en plein air' when the weather permits.  I also occasionally work from sketches and photos, ...

Josh George

image-193 'Voracious Vehemance' mixed media on wood panel  36x48 'Be Recumbent and Hushed' mixed media on wood panel  36x48 'Staunter Through Subversion' mixed media on wood panel  24x36 'Freedom Patrol' mixed media on wood panel  48x48 Artist Statement My studio is about 200 square feet.  I have one window that lets in morning and afternoon light ...

Amy Bennett

image-189 Up to Our Necks, Oil on Panel, 6x6 inches From Now On, Oil on Panel, 13x13 inches Losing It, Oil on Panel, 16x20 inches Artist Statement Two years ago, I contsructed a 1:87 scale model neighborhood, a fictitious cluster of eleven houses depicted through model railroading miniatures, styrofoam, cardboard, and plastic, complete with string ...