Breaking Ground 109 Arts - Fine Art (N-Z artist last name)
There are 21 pieces of visual artwork featured in this year's arts issue of Breaking Ground. This is part 2 of the 2-part online gallery, with the artwork and artist bios, listed in alphabetical order by artist last name.
"Deer at Bowie Nature Park" by Alyssa Ray. Alyssa Ray of Franklin, TN enjoys participating in many fine arts, including photography with AbleVoices and performing arts with Backlight Productions. She won two ribbons for her photography, a first and a third, at the 2021 Williamson County Fair.
"Kind of Blue" by Dave Rogers. Dave Rogers is a disabled veteran artist whose work reflects his collective studies of the cultures he has visited through the military and afterwards.
"African Habitat" by Barbara Shirley. Barbara Shirley is continually trying new combinations of different materials for her unique approach to artistic expression. Developing her own style of artwork over many years results in a variety of dimensional work that continues to bring pleasure to the viewer. She says her creative work is satisfying and calming.
"A Little Bit of Me" by Rhett Stephens. Rhett Stephens lives in Nolensville, TN. He is a photographer in the AbleVoices program.
"Snapshot" by Clara Thorsen. Clara Thorsen is a freshman at Hillsboro High School in Nashville. She has epilepsy, dyslexia, celiac disease, and is gifted. She loves to draw because it can help people understand and realize the beauty in the world.
"East Tennessee Sunset" by Houston Vandergriff. Houston Vandergriff is a 23-year-old photographer with Down syndrome.
"Opening Night" by Morgan Vice. Morgan Vice is 28 years old and a fan of ALL things "circus."
"Fall Waterfall" by Christy Wells-Reece. Christy Wells-Reece is a graduate of the Council's Partners in Policymaking Leadership Institute class of 2001. She is a mother of 2 grown sons, and loves photography, crocheting, and being creative in other ways.
"Master of Cinema" by Jalyn Weston. Jalyn Weston is an 18-year-old artist from the little town of Sweetwater, Tennessee, who is currently attending his second year at Cleveland State Community College to acquire a degree in Fine Arts. He plans to move on to a four-year school by the fall. He continues to make a broad spectrum of pieces, trying to move more and more out of his comfort zone. He recently made the transition from doing art on any paper to digital pieces made on his tablet or smartphone. Of course, he still tries to pick up a brush or lead pencil and pen every now and then.
"Dreaming of the Beach" by LeAnn Wilson. LeAnn Wilson has been painting for about 11 years and says that it is very relaxing and enjoyable.