Born and Raised in Flint, Michigan in 1963, Creason discovered that he had a talent for identifying and recreating images at age 11 when he drew an exact replica of a cartoon from the newspaper using colored pencils. He escaped a troubled childhood of his parents alcohol induced fights, trauma brought on by his older brother’s serious injury in a car accident, and difficulty fitting in with friends. Creason would put on his headphones and draw for hours each day. He accredits Norman Rockwell as one of his inspirations as he would often duplicate his works as a young boy.
Artist Steve Martin’s adventurous spirit, and zest for life comes from a vast pool of spirited ancestors, including bold and daring frontiersmen who were associated with the likes of Andrew Jackson, and Jim Bowie of Alamo fame.
Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux is a contemporary realist artist living in New Orleans. She paints the figure, still life, landscape, and portrait, using the alla prima technique.
Thibodeaux studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Art Students League, and the Florence Academy of Art.
She currently teaches portrait painting and still life painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and in workshops. She paints a head and shoulders painting every week.
Jason Robert Griego is a sculptor working in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past twelve years. He uses techniques and materials he’s developed over the last decade to create sculptures of bone, resin and natural pigments that become works symbolizing what it is to be human.
"Fanny Bilodeau was born in the Belgium Congo (now Zaire) traveling often between schooling in Brussels Belgium, to the far corners of Africa. The extreme in culture, climate and geography had a deep emotional impact and fascinated her from a very young age".
"I am primarily an oil painter but utilize other mediums, wet or dry if it serves the concept of the piece. I work from small studies, sketches, photo references composed to create medium to large scale paintings. My work at times surreal, are referenced from my travels, experiences, and dreams. ".
"Darrell George is a native to Long Branch, NJ and was living in and out of New Jersey since 1998 when he graduated from the University of Delaware. As an art student and a football player on an athletic scholarship, Darrell was hardly stereotypical; he would eventually change his major to keep his scholarship, but was confident that he would continue to paint on his own.".