My collage works are in a constant state of flux with each papermaking session. Exposed and revealing I find myself at the mercy of the raw torn papers edge. Visual and physical entries grow from self-discovery through twists and turns. New compositions stem from the need to fine what is all possible with each element. Fragmented stories begin to link their way to the surface allowing a natural flow of chaos to nestle itself softly in the middle. The shapes, colors and imagery become my characters of these abstract tales. They have me walking in rhythm to patterns of opportunities pretending I’ve solved the connective mystery.
Angel E. Perez
Jacqueline Jayne Fowler
Susan Dailey has worked in drawing and painting Watercolors for 25 years, having studied at Waubonsee College in the 1980's.
Her subjects include Tropical - Ocean/Sky, Birds and Flowers as well as city & country landscapes.
She works out of her home in Yorkville, and has produced over 40 paintings recently.
Nolan W. McCants, an award winning photographer, had his initial encounter with photography in his 6th grade dark room class. This is where he first "saw the light"—the beauty, symmetry and the emotion that photography evoked.
This would later spark a fascination with art and culture, people and imagery within him that grows stronger every day. As an adult, he continued to connect with the fine arts community as an executive in public relations.
Well traveled, Nolan has immersed himself in diverse cultures throughout the world. His inquisitive nature and insatiable desire to touch and be touched by ethnicity and customs motivates his inspiring photography. His images stir imagination and emotions, while uncovering rich cultural treasures. His gifted "eye for the exceptional in the ordinary" captures the uniqueness of life, bringing observers of his art into the intimacy of the moment.
Nolan resides in Naperville with his wife of 32 years, Gloria.