& Artist of the Day – Nate Patterson (Stained Glass)

March 1, 2012

Only a few days away from the & Pop-Up Art Exhibition, I wanted to take some time to focus on the three artists whose work will be displayed at the event. I will be featuring one a day, for a three day period. Here’s todays:

Nate Patterson – Stained Glass:

When the thousand-year-old art of stained glass is mentioned, many people exclusively think of the windows of churches and other significant buildings, but Nate’s contemporary style is a beautiful mix of modern, avant-garde art, with the occasional hints of traditional flair. His carpentry and stained glass work is greatly respected in the local community, and can be found in a multitude of homes and other buildings.

Nate’s pieces vary from minimal yet beautifully intricate designs with geometric shapes and vivid colors, to glass murals mirroring the Tennessee landscape that has surrounded him his entire life; beauty such as colorful flowers, fiery sunsets, and luscious green trees. His body of work exhibits the refined level of craftsmanship of a highly skilled artist.


& Artist of the Day – Rhyan McReynolds (Mixed-Media Modern Art)

February 29, 2012

Only a few days away from the & Pop-Up Art Exhibition, I wanted to take some time to focus on the three artists whose work will be displayed at the event. I will be featuring one a day, for a three day period. Here’s todays:

Rhyan McReynolds – Mixed-Media Modern Art:

Rhyan has been involved in the local music, art and skate boarding community for most of his life, and the amalgamation of these cultures, with a little bit of extra flare, comes through loud and clear in his extremely unique artistic style. His work, often done on found objects, plywood, wood shipping palettes, or anything he can get his hands on, is best described as Mixed-Media Modern Art.

Rhyan’s trademark bright color palette of oils and acrylics, mixed with iconic screen-printed images, and free-flowing graphite outlined sketches, sing with fun, witty humor, and controlled chaos. Laisser-faire yet mature, unpretentious yet bold, he has honed his artwork to the point of recognizable genius; a loud, distinctive voice amidst a crowd of monotony.


& Artist of the Day – Andrea Patterson (Photography)

February 28, 2012

Only a few days away from the & Pop-Up Art Exhibition, I wanted to take some time to focus on the three artists whose work will be displayed at the event. I will be featuring one a day, for a three day period. Here’s todays:

Andrea Patterson – Photography:

In this modern age of digital cameras, camera-phone apps, and overly Photoshopped pictures, Andrea’s simplistic photographic esthetic is refreshing and honest.  She takes the pictures as they appear, and only develops and treats them with traditional techniques one would use in the darkroom.

Andrea’s work is characterized by its “everyday” subject matter, as she finds beauty, intrigue, and striking displays of color and light, in seemingly ordinary scenes. She manages to capture subjects and moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, be passed by in the day-to-day business of life, or be considered mundane, craftily highlighting the art in what we often consider commonplace.


Frozen pond.

January 11, 2011


Rayn Deer

November 30, 2010


Cool tree, field & fence.

November 30, 2010


Doofy.

August 19, 2010