AURA Music Events is pleased to announce the following VISUAL ARTISTS for AURA 2012!
- Brian Barnard
Native North Florida artist, Brian Barnard, paints from his imagination. He is a self-described “freelance, live performance artist, painter, and quasi-designer.” If it has a surface, he will fill it up with his distinctive dream-like paintings inspired by music. His adventurous, prolific work connects to a primal side of the human psyche; very organic and vibrant in color. Brian has participated in many Florida Music Festivals over the last two years including Spring Fest, Magnolia Fest, Blackwater, Purple Hatter's Ball, Aura, and Big and Hearty. http://brianbarnard.com/
- Christian Jaxtheimer
Christian Jaxtheimer is a freelance Illustrator and Painter living and working in Savannah, GA. Utilizing bold line work and captivating color schemes, Christian tells a story juxtaposing organic elements, geometry, tribal and urban influences. Futuristic tribal visual bliss. He started live painting in 2009 when he moved back to Savannah, GA. Christian attended the Savannah College of Art and Design for Illustration.
- Will Bowers
- Laura Atria
- Missy Parker
- Andrew Wagner
Andrew Wagner is a visionary artist based out of Savannah, Georgia. Last year, he painted live and had art on display at Electric Forest , Rootwire Music and Arts Festival, The Werk Out, Blackwater, The Magnetic Gathering, and Bear Creek. He also painted at various music venues in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. His work is inspired by the love of nature, the play between chaos and control, and the fallacies of the digital age.
- Bean Spence
Bean Spence is a self -taught Artist who enjoys creating art out of recycled materials. Bean works with a varity of mediums and has now branched out into 3-D paintings. He is also an avid music fan and have been able to combine his love art with music by showing his work at music festival's and venues across Florida. 2011 has been the best year yet. Bean has been working with Live Nation and did the 3-D back drop/stage props for the mushroom stage at Wanee, painted a large 3-D mural at 311 pow-wow , orange blossom jamboree and the surf expo . He's also been doing artwork for the bands, COPE and Applebutter Express . www.beanspenceart.com
- Kevin Vigil
Most of my paintings start out as abstract smudges that i eventually morph into a vision that the music manifests. Capturing the combined energy from the crowd and music make my art what it is. I don't necessarily paint my paintings, I'm just a medium used to transpose the image from the universe to the canvas to share with all y'all. So i hope you like what i have to share, and just maybe it will inspire you to make something beautiful out of whats right in front of you.
- Allie Azura
Allie Azura is a painter, illustrator, and visual dreamcatcher out of Asheville, NC. Recently relocated from Virginia, she attended school for art and design, having quit her 'real life job' to pursue life as a visual artist. Starting her live painting endeavors in early 2011 in Blacksburg, VA and getting her bearings painting frequently for Papadosio, she has since been apart of live art teams at Wakarusa, Rootwire, Camp Barefoot, and Bear Creek. Her art attempts to invoke a childlike wildlife of imagination, using cartoon-esque characters with realistic eyes hoping to move you and tickle the funny bone of your inner child. A vibrant palette of colors and electric energy, Allie seeks to push the limits of love and passion for life and to next level depths with every piece she creates.
- Emily Kell
Emily Kell is a free spirited artist from Alexandria, VA. She currently resides in Savannah, GA where she is soon to finish her senior year at the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in painting and a minor in creative writing. Emily makes clothing, does freelance design work, painting commissions, and live painting at concerts and festivals. Her goal is to spread love and awareness through her artwork.
- The Bodhi Tree
- Eric Ondina
Eric Ondina is a practicing painting and mixed media artist, he is originally from California and is currently finishing his BFA Degree at Florida State University. Eric has a keen eye for detail and an attentiveness to technical sophistication. His themes are often subtly political often incorporating religious aesthetics and iconography. His work seeks to identify the current zietgeist of our times by comparing it to a relevant historical theme.
- Andy Reed
Andy Reed (Infinite Geometry) is an elemental artist whose creations are that of a blissful visionary adventure into inter-dimensional, intricate landscapes -- with bright colors, geometric shapes, and glyphic light-language coding amongst organic and earthly conceptions. Originally from northern New Jersey (but now living in Asheville, NC), his work represents the energy of another realm, making you feel as though you are peering into another galaxy and understanding that there is a possibility for life outside that of which we are familiar.
- Laura Sellers
Laura Sellers has lived all over the southeast in states such as Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Born on the coast, but now living in the mountains of Asheville, NC, Laura Sellers works with diverse forms of media including acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, photography, and pages from classic novels. She is influenced by the peace and tranquility of traditional Japanese art, as well as American folk art and the unique imagery created when East meets West. A North Carolina State University grad and graphic designer by profession, Laura brings a graphic element to her work with the use of photo gel transfers, type, and illustrations. Wide-open expanses, seasons, and regional animals are all themes of her work. You can find her painting at music festivals up and down the east coast. More of Laura’s work can be seen at www.laurasellers.net.
- Robert Wilkinson
Robert Wilkinson is a glow in the dark artist who resides in Gainesville, Florida and attends UF where is he currently completing his MA. Robert creates glow in the dark pieces on a number of mediums including clothing, tapestries, canvases, and three dimensional pieces using plastic molds which all utilize a variety of phosphorescent pigments. While Aura is his first festival as an artist and his first large scale art project, this spring and summer will be a busy one for him and his small business All Systems Glow with which he sells his artwork and other products.
- Katie Sandeen