The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at email@example.com or 614-728-6140.
I have always been a visual person. My art is a reflection of visual exploration and emotional connection. It is a process and a journey. Often I deal with the formal aspects of design and perceptual processes. These are the formal language of visual art. When I do a painting, I often am inspired by the way the image captures a moment and expresses an idea or feeling. I am also interested in how light can create abstract shapes and how the media can interact with the image. The final product is formalized from visually, emotionally, intellectually and physically, exploring, discovering and manipulating the media and content of the work.
After years of pursuing art from glass to pastels to oils to mosaic murals, I’ve landed home, photographing views from my backyard: Lake Erie sunsets, clouds, water, sands, ice. I combine images, rearrange them, turn them upside down, flip-flop them and have them printed on large metal panels. From afar, they’re abstract patterns of light and color, totems of nature. From close up, details of rippling water, tiny colored stones, animal forms in the clouds are discovered. I just step outside my door! Lucky me!
Mia Turi is an Ohio-born painter working in oils who recently relocated back to her home state after living in Nevada for over 25 years. Those years were critical in her growth as a plein air artist as she painted the dramatic desert expanses, mountains and explored extreme atmospheric perspective. She is now focusing on retooling that experience to paint the geography and geology of Ohio.