Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:55


Going by the name Artfool, Maurice Laflamme III takes the delicate and simple strokes of a diverse range of color to another level of prestige and awe. The psychedelic feels his pieces create are euphoric flow that can really transition your state of mind.  Even though you may find him painting live at a festival near you, you can always catch him wherever you are via his livestreams.  So far, he has livestreamed 15 1/2 hours of painting

His work is also for sale, ideal for work or personal environments that are chill and fun.  


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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:59

Beth Costello

Teacher, artist, designer, scultper, and more, from New York, Beth Costello. 

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Sunday, 16 August 2015 00:00

Fernando Pintado

Fernando Pintado

Simply coining Fernando Pintado as a painter is a mockery of the word. Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, this multi-faceted creative uses silk-screen canvases and acrylics to illustrate his world of Alternative Rock and Free verse poetry. The imagery from his works and videos couple seemlessly with his pieces; capturing the audience's attention. 


2012 Do Re Mi, Chemi Room, San Juan, PR
2011 Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR
2007 I could be happy in infinity, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
2006 JEM Blues, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR

2015 Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT
2013 Charles G. Shaw Award Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship
2002 Arnaldo Roche Foundation Award for Painting
2001 Student Group Show Award for Painting, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR



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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Katy Shepard

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Honors program at Virginia Tech also majoring in political science and philosophy Katy Shepard wishes to pursue a career in non-profit organizations’ promotion of international human rights through the use of mass media and community arts. It is her belief that the arts are a fundamental outlet for honesty with one’s self and others about not only the necessities of life, but also what can lead to happiness. Shepard has also previously studied at the Virginia Tech Center for European Studies and Architecture located in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland as part of the Honors Presidential Global Scholars program in the spring of 2013 as well as partaking in Korea University’s International Summer Campus program in 2012. These experiences have allowed her to study art and culture from around the world. 

Research & Community Works

Previously Shepard has worked on research on the Developmental Stages of the Child Artist with head of VT Perspective Gallery Robin Boucher. She has worked on numerous independent art studies with Professor Emeritus Robert Graham revolving around international gender issues.

Shepard is the president and founder of the Light Up a Life service organization at Virginia Tech which pursues the phrase “Kids, Creativity, & Community.” Through this organization Shepard was able to organize and develop the show “Once Upon a Time,” shown in the Perspective Gallery in the spring of 2012, which featured the future self-portraits of students kindergarten through 12th grade.

In Stafford County Shepard has taught private art lessons for numerous years. Students have gone on to win numerous awards at Dorothy Hart Children’s Art Show, CRRL Teen Art Show, and the State Fair of Virginia. 


Awards: Show and Exhibition History

  1. Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) Members' Gallery Show--Katy Shepard and Dave Bellard January 2015 
  2. 2015 Summer Residential Governor's School Visual Arts regional level juror November 2014
  3. FCCA November 2014 National Juried Show: Primary Colors (juried by Vaughn Whitney Garland) one piece
  4. The Artists' Cradle Young Artists' Exhibition Curator November 14th-16th 2014
  5. Where We LIV Stafford, VA Featured Artist November 9th 2014
  6. FCCA October 2014 Regional Exhibition (juried by David R. White) two pieces, one Honorable Mention
  7. Fredericksburg Via Colori participating artist September 2014
  8. Where We LIV Stafford, VA Featured Artist September 20th 2014
  9. FCCA September 2014 National Juried Show: The Human Factor (juried by Joey Manlapaz)
  10. XYZ Gallery Solo Show Blacksburg, VA May 2014
  11. Moss Center Group Show Blacksburg, VA May 2014
  12. Professional Artists & Artisans of Stafford County Group Show September 2013
  13. Simply Beautiful Spaces Group Show September 2013
  14. Perspective Gallery Blacksburg, VA "Once Upon a Time"
  15. Children's Show Curator May 2012
  16. Perspective Gallery Group Show December 2010
  17. Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) Solo Show December 2010
  18. CRRL Teen Art Show Spring 2010 Best of Show
  19. CRRL Solo Show December 2008
  20. CRRL Teen Art Show Spring 2008 Best of Show
  21. VA State Fair Fall 2008-2010 over 30 awards and scholarships.

source:Katy Shepard Facebook



Published in Art/Design
Sunday, 04 May 2014 00:00

Brooke Pelczynski

"Hidden behind the moody eyeliner, and her penchant for wearing all black, is an intelligent, curious, and wonderfully spontaneous spirit pulsating to a rhythm all its own" (Medium),  and according to Medium, "the Queen of Good Vibes", Brooke Pelczynski, is an Adobe Creative Jam winner, talented & colorful, illustrator, designer, and Multiple Sclerosis fighter based in Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual arts and has work honored by the Society of Illustrators.  

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis her main objective became to produce as much work as possible.  She has since spoken at Columbia University about the challenges MS has taken on her artistic life and continues to speak openly about the struggles it will cause in the future. (source:

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The Peanut Gallery...Group Show, 2016

Meltdown Comice - LA -Would you love me if...Solo Exhibition, 2014

Ouchi Gallery - Brooklyn, NY -Grand Saloon Show...Group Show, 2014

Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY -Rock the Belles...Group Show, 2014

Lightspace Studios - Brooklyn, NY -Society of Illustrators Annual...Group Show, 2013 & 2014

"Society of Illustrators" Student competition 2013, ny

"Sing for Hope" Public art project 2013, ny

"Life, Sex, Death" Group show 2013, @ Apostrophy, bklyn

"The Weight of MS" Group show 2013, DC

"Man Made Monsters" SVA jr. thesis show, 2012


Feel free to shoot me an e-mail just to say hey, to collab, to talk about MS, or to inquire about work.

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