Michael Anthony Jones
Baltimore based artist, Michael Anthony Jones, has traveled the art terrain for more than 30 years. Inspired to use his imagination to create the world around him and visual art increased his capacity to do so. He was trained in photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His original contemporary abstract paintings, drawings and mixed media fine art are a testament to the vision and skill of one of the great American artists of our time.
Moe Hammond is an American artist. He was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. His favorite artist is Warhol. When asked about his creative process he said, “I will dream about a picture then I will paint that dream.”
Tracy Stevens, is a native of Baltimore, MD. She started her art career by accident at the age 7. This bookworm had exceeded for 4th grade reading class so, the teaching staff decided to create an extra class for a couple of students, Tracy was one of them. She painted a Christmas wreath, the staff recognized her talent and submitted this image to a greeting card company and the rest is history. She has been a full time graphic/fine artist ever since. Ms. Stevens received a vocational education diploma in Commercial Arts from Carver Vocational Technical High School, and Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Richard Hambleton, referred to as the “godfather of street art,” was a pioneering Canadian street artist. He is recognized as a pivotal intermediary between Abstract Expressionism and the popular “art for the masses” graffiti that boomed in the 1980’s. Hambleton is best known for his grisly “Shadowmen” and “Horse and Rider” figures, which he tagged in alleyways and drug-dealing hotspots in Lower Manhattan throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Despite finding early success in New York and showing at the Venice Biennale in 1984 and ’88, Hambleton was largely forgotten in the ’90s and early 2000’s, when his personal battles with addiction alienated him from the art world. Hambleton’s work saw a resurgence in the 2010’s, with solo shows, major museum retrospectives, and documentaries taking a new look at the seminal role he played in the history of street art.
Marc Ranard (Partlow)
Being a self-taught creative, my development came as a form of escapism early on. As I grew in life and in craft, my work has become a mixture of symbolism and realism views of expression, displayed from my perspective.
Like most creatives, I work with all forms of mediums. From canvas and acrylic, wood, photography, cloth, concrete etc. All used to stimulate visually and invoke thought.
Inspiration comes from moments or current events. Life, music and imagination have influenced many creations. A newfound Inspiration to grow has given me the chance to share my passion with others more intimately has been through private tutorials or paint parties. There is a sense of accomplishment when you see others share, indulge and experience things as you do, from the novice to the professional, we are all creators.