Daniel Brown – painter

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I first visited Daniel Brown because something he had said resonated with me.  On his website I read that “finding a direction is one of the toughest things for an artist to do.”

Daniel’s direction is cars. For the last 11 years, he has been earning a living as a full time artist.  All of his paintings include one or more cars. Continue reading

Amy Kollar Anderson – Painter

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Amy Kollar Anderson was one of the first artists I met as I was starting to submit my photos to art exhibitions.  As Gallery Coordinator at Kettering’s Rosewood Gallery she networked with artists from around the country.  She gave me valuable advice on the quality of my work and on where I should attempt to show it.

I took the above photo more than a year ago when Amy was ARTIST OF THE WEEK on my facebook page “Dayton at Work and Play.”  Shortly after, she left her position at the Rosewood Gallery to become a full time artist.   Continue reading

Darren Haper, Painter

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I first saw the artwork of Darren Haper online, and decided he was a Dayton artist I wanted to meet.  Shortly after that I met the new Facility Coordinator at Rosewood Art Center, also named Darren, who was nice enough to help me carry my work into the Rosewood Gallery.  I didn’t realize that these two Darren’s were the same person until I attended a show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center showcasing five young artists to watch in 2015. Continue reading

Bridgette Bogle – Abstract Painter

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Bridgette Bogle was born in Roswell, New Mexico – site of the famous alien UFO landings.  Leaving Roswell, Bridgette studied art in Texas, Glasgow and Rome before coming to Ohio State.  She now lives in Dayton and is a full time teacher in the Painting and Drawing area at Sinclair College.

For the last eight years, Bridgette has shared this beautiful house with her husband and fellow artist Francis Schanberger.  Continue reading