David Byland - Showing Artist
It has been said that the things we surround ourselves with should look and feel beautiful. As an artist, I agree with that. I also believe they should endure. I've worked in various media--wood, photography, digital art--and they are all rewarding in their own way. But it was when I discovered leatherwork that I realized I had found the medium that really united all of my passions as a person and artist. Leather lends itself to practical use, but also looks and feels beautiful. It captures the romance of the old west, but is equally at home in the boardroom as on the ranch. Leather connects me to my love of the outdoors and the cowboy way of life, and gives me the privilege and pleasure of bringing that aesthetic to everyone I create a custom work of art for. Each book, or portfolio, knife sheath, or set of spur straps is created to last a lifetime. Each one is designed to capture the beauty of the leather using traditional western designs and modern motifs. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.
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Jill Marlar - Showing Artist
Jill is an Intaglio Printmaker who uses etched and aquatinted zinc plates printed on fine paper. All of her images are hand etched using a variety of tools and acidic baths, and each print is hand printed in limited edition. The images in Jill's work are often glimpses into the past, recalling those experiences through recollection or family stories. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.
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