Holly B. Phelan Johnson
As an art history major, Holly has always found joy in all aspects of art, not just looking at it or analyzing it, but making it as well. She has always encouraged her family & friends to test the waters of creating, to not be afraid of making a mistake, because the beauty in creating is, there are no mistakes. With an interest in a variety of mediums, she has been making art for years and teaching those around her. So the idea of a shared art experience for all to enjoy came out of that, and HappymessArt was born. She welcomes you to join in this experience.
Christy is a Durham native, who loves to paint all kinds of landscapes and specializes in pet portraits. She received her degree in Art Education from North Carolina Central University. Her work can be found in private residences all over Durham and beyond. She loves gardening, hiking, and portraying the art found in the natural world: plants and trees, people, and animals.
Libby Lynn is a full-time working artist in Durham, NC. She is certified in Encaustic and Acrylic painting by Penland School of Crafts.
Sarah received her B.F.A in Digital Design. After 9 years of working as a Web and Graphic Designer she is following her true passion as a visual artist, working predominately in acrylics. Inspired by the unknown unfolding and The Great Cosmic journey we are all taking together, her mission as an artist is to portray the sacredness and absurdity of consciousness and the opulence found in that truth!
Jesa Rae Richards
Jesa Rae Richards is a visual artist and arts educator. She received her BFA in Fine Art from Columbia College Chicago with a focus on painting and drawing. Her current work spans from live public animated murals to quirky comics and intricate paintings of imaginary beasts. In her practice as a teacher and as an artist, Jesa Rae believes that art flourishes when skill and knowledge are cultivated alongside experimentation and playful abandon.
Greylyn is a native of North Carolina with a love for art. She is currently working towards a Psychology and minor in art at NCCU. In addition to being an ARTreach ARTista, Greylynn also is our social media manager. Greylynn loves to incorporate memories and images from her travels around the world into her art. In additon to the colorful painting and photography she has been producing most of her life, she has recently ventured out into other mediums and is excited to keep pushing her artistic limits. Greylynn loves a challenge, to let loose and to make a mess!
Lisa Jones is a native and current resident of Durham, NC. She attended East Carolina University and received a BFA in Painting and Drawing. While at ECU she explored mixed media painting and illustration in addition to other forms of expression. Since graduating in 2005, she continues to pursue new and different techniques with mixed media while incorporating unique and unusual materials. Her style continues to develop and evolve as she produces both new and commissioned work. She participates in numerous art shows, events and exhibits in and around the Raleigh/Durham area. She was also an invited featured artist and lecturer at Louisburg College, a local university. Lisa is a prolific artist with great passion for color and texture
Zoe was born and raised in Northampton, Massachusetts. She concentrated in Painting and English/ Literature at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and graduated in 2011. She also studied at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in 2009 in Pont-Aven, France, studying visual art there as well as in Paris, Venice, and Berlin. She now happily lives in Durham, drawing, painting, bicycling, exploring the wonderful food, and gushing over adorable dogs in town.
Erin Oliver holds an Art Education degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and has been teaching for 7 years with a variety of age groups. She studied art in Philadelphia, Rome, Paris, and Berlin, and has remained active in the art world through continuing her painting practice, attending educational opportunities, and exhibiting her work in many local venues.
Josh Buczynski is a graphic artist who took his love of building-toys and turned it into an innovative, glue-less paper toy system called "Poplocks". Children can ignite their imaginations making almost anything with a set of simple shapes, or they can assemble and decorate fun characters with moving eyes, mouths and much more. Poplocks are perfect for birthday parties, seasonal craft and experiencing 3D toy design. Poplocks can be used to make flying toys, paper dolls, transforming robots, dinosaurs, puppets and are well-suited for simple animation and certainly help children with spatial improvement and even some engineering principles. More advanced students of design can be led from start-to-finish creating their own unique Poplocks parts designs as well as full, custom creations. Josh is working to bring Poplocks to more audiences - shows/events, education, retail toy kits, and is happy to provide free patterns on his website for people to print and cut out at www.paperposeables.com.
Jamal Walton has been drawing and self-publishing his own comics since high school. He's worked professionally on comic titles that include the Masters of the Universe (He-Man), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Fist of Justice. Most recently, Jamal has combined his love for comics and his 20 years of web design experience to create the web comics Ungoodwise and Captain Evil and Diabla both of which can be found at ungoodwise.com
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