About Your Hosts.....
Mickey Bond paints in acrylic using found-object resists and some unusual additions to paint including coffee and rust. She shares her inspirations and experimental approach on her Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/mickeybondabstracts/) and her blog "Try this at Home!" (www.mickeybond.blogspot.com). The blog presents step by step techniques based on happy accidents in the studio. Bond is curator of themed shows and special events at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis and a contributor to Professional Artist Magazine. She teaches mixed media workshops in Santa Fe and Memphis.
Laura Tarnoff is a full time fine artist and studio art instructor living in Santa Fe, NM. She holds a formal education from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and a current NM Level 2 Art Education License. She has been teaching art since 1995 that's 25+ Years!
Laura's work is vibrant and painterly ranging from tight realism to wild non objective abstractions.
To see her work go to her website at LauraTarnoff.com.
Most of Laura's body of work is what she calls "Figurative Abstractions", where she expresses herself through emotionally charged colors, figurative distortions and expressive brush strokes.
Laura is very passionate about community, sharing, collaborating and creating. She has been a very active member of the visual arts community in Santa Fe for many years and is the former founder and executive director of a local art center that thrived for 8 years. She also hosts an open studio painting group at her home studio every Thursday from 12-5 pm.