Meet Alex Loza, a representational artist currently living in Collegedale, TN. For the past 17 years he has had the privilege to be commissioned to paint numerous portraits for private collectors throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. He has participated along other muralists in several public art projects around the Chicago and Chattanooga area. For many years he volunteered his artistic and anatomical skills to develop several composite sketches (composite imagery) for the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
This week we feature contemporary photorealism artist Susan Harrell of Greensboro, North Carolina. Susan aspires to uplift her viewers, showcasing the beauty and strength found in the fabric of everyday life. Her major focus is still life, but a diversity of genres and subject matter can be found in her work. Harrell is a self-taught artist who began by replicating the works of Renaissance masters, eventually transitioning to her own original works. Her style incorporates supersaturated colors, high contrast, and the focus on detail characteristic of contemporary photorealism. Dramatic lighting is often a key element and Harrell enjoys making use of surfaces with reflective qualities such as glass, water, and chrome.
This week we had the chance to speak to Terry Moeller, of Guyton, Georgia (near Savannah.) Terry is a landscape artist working in a variety of media including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, mixed media and photography. Terry grew up in rural Southeast Texas and her childhood exploration of the natural world created a lasting impression which continues to inform her work. Terry’s artwork focuses on the light, color, pattern and rhythms found in nature. She has her own studio, Moeller Fine Art Studio and is also a Professor at The Savannah College of Art and Design.