Update Your Collection! Look Book of Local Artists
This is a showcase of local artists. Outside of periodic fairs that can include vendors from outside our state, where do you find such local creations? We found them. The art is as varied as the inspiration!
My studio name is Aqua Love Studio. I’m all about using my art for a positive impact!
I mainly work in watercolor, acrylic and collage.
“Dandelion Fountain” (on the cover) is a mixed media piece using ink, watercolor, acrylic and vintage Naperville and Illinois maps.
My medium is photography. Borrowing a term from literature – I liken my work to “magical realism” as I use my camera to look for the surreal and ethereal within the mundane. Fine art prints are available.
My company name is PaperLeo. I do block printing which used to be called linoleum block printing! I color some prints in with colored pencil. I fulfill custom orders, and other prints of things like superheroes and sports logos!
I am originally from Mangalore, India. I moved here 22 years ago. I’ve been making art for over 40 years and mostly use oil paints as the primary medium. Recently, I’ve started using acrylic and watercolors. My figurative abstract style art is inspired by people and sights seen during my travel and also from childhood memories.
My business/studio name is The Carpenter’s Daughter. My style is organic, abstract and fluid – using both learned and instinctual techniques, I create with materials like resin, acrylic paint and pigments along with naturally occurring elements such as minerals, rocks, metals, glass, mica, sand to best express my feelings of connectedness and love to the Earth and ocean.
My medium is digital and mixed media. And my inspiration is 80s nostalgia, synth-wave and cyberpunk aesthetic. I spent six years as the Lead Editor & Motion Graphics Designer for The Second City, the world’s foremost comedy theater and launching pad for the biggest comedy superstars on the planet.
I am a local mixed media artist and owner of Suncrest Studios serving the South Naperville area and beyond. I am known for my vibrant, fun, and feel-good acrylic paintings on wood, canvas and paper.
I am a resident of the Aurora area. The name of “TALENTO” is a reference to “TALENT”. I use my artwork to motivate youth and adults. What is unique about my art is that I use hologram glitter to create movement. My new trend “Urban Pulse” was inspired from seeing heartbeat monitors in my local hospital.
I am an intuitive artist and photographer who works in mixed media and photography. I am grateful that through my own struggles, I am able to find peace while taking photographs and walking in nature. My personal message is this: Embrace the darkness with kindness because without it, we wouldn’t be able to close our eyes and recognize the light from the space within.
I’m an acrylic/mixed media painter. My style is Abstract Realism, specifically landscapes and florals. I paint on canvas and wood.
I have a bit of an obsession with painting small works on wood blocks!
I own Studio Q. I live in Plainfield and have been working as an artist and designer for 8 years. My style has a soft, blended look that typically begins with a simple pencil drawing. At times, my art will remain in neutral, greyscale tones, or I will color a piece using acrylic paint, ink or digital illustration techniques.
My title is owner of Brutal Grafx custom paint. I make murals, airbrush work, and custom designs along with digital work. I also custom paint motorcycles and car murals.
I am a painter originally from Downers Grove, IL, and currently based in Los Angeles, California. My art practice centers around play, tension + harmony, and naming the unseen. You can see some of my recent floral work streaming on Netflix’s “The Woman in The House Across The Street From The Girl in The Window”.
My business is Kneaded Earth. Clay is my medium of work. I live on the south side of Naperville in the Forest View Estates subdivision. I create thoughtfully designed and individually hand-crafted pots with the intention of creating heirloom pieces to cherish for years to come.
I have been a resident of Naperville for most of my life. My interest and love of art began during high school. One of my instructors was encouraging and a great influence on me. I truly believe that a portion of my talent has been inherited, as I come from a long line of artists on my maternal side.