Rhodora Jacob is an artist who loves to create beauty in a mixture of modern influences and an essence of whimsy, with a touch of traditional techniques. She believes art is a form that is expressed freely and has the potential to find itself in unusual places. She strives to achieve the free spirit and curiosity that her art continues to teach her every day through exploration and open-mindedness. Most importantly we must retain our child-like wonder.
Katie Clark is a full-time freelance artist, painting her favorite things. Katie grew up on a farm in Virginia, in love with both art and video games. She decided to pursue a life combining both of these loves, and moved to the Seattle area to attend DigiPen in 2003. After earning a degree in Computer Animation and graduating as the school's first ever female valedictorian, she worked at Nintendo for 6 years as a 3D artist. She is credited on games and apps in some of her favorite franchises: Mario, Metroid, Animal Crossing, Kirby and Donkey Kong to name a few! Now she has returned to her original love: traditional art.
Katie celebrates the characters that bring back happy childhood memories, and honors the new games that take over her life. She brings her work to comicons and conventions in the Pacific Northwest, and her paintings are hanging all around the world!
Joseph Brooks is a Pacific Northwest fine artist and illustrator residing in Tacoma. He has lived and shown work in and around Seattle/Tacoma for the past 10 years. Joseph is a member of BLAM! in The Greenwood Collective. He has displayed work during Pioneer Square's First Thursday, West Seattle Artwalk, Rat City Art City, Phinneywood ArtUp, Georgetown's Art Attack, Blitz Capitol Hill, Fremont First Friday, SDC 2nd Thursday, and at various Coffee Shops, Music venues, and Galleries in the Seattle/Tacoma Metropolitan area.
Stasia Burrington (born Stasia Kato) is a freelance illustrator, sequential and fine artist who is currently living in Seattle, WA. Her passions lie in the visual arts – in all forms, experimental cooking, camping, theology and science fiction, among others.
Ryan Henry Ward who signs his work simply as Henry, is an American artist who has been described as "Seattle's most prolific muralist." Publicly active as an artist only since 2008, by the close of 2014, he had painted over 180 murals on surfaces such as buildings exteriors, school interiors, garages, and even vehicles, primarily in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Ryan Henry Ward's vision of creating primitive images with a dream-like, surreal quality has come to fruition. He wants the natural rawness of the painting process to show through his balanced, bright, and whimsical work.
Starheadboy is a super prolific artist, born and raised in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. He flows his vibrant art through pure stream of consciousness and relies on raw instinct, unlimited imagination, and constant inspiration to create his work
Shanalee Hampton learned to embroider as a child but never took the skill very seriously until she realized she could use her powers for good. She has spent the last three years stitching art inspired by pop culture, literature, and sometimes spirituality. Her current series is inspired by her love for Japanese horror and mythology. She wants her embroidery hoops to provide you with a good laugh or maybe the pep talk you need. She lives in SE Portland with her husband, Shampton, where they make things every single day
Join us for the Ballard Art Walk featuring one of Monster's favorite artists, Mallory Milke of MayhemHere Art! Her zoo of zentangle animal paintings are sure to charm you and your family and will be ready to adopt for your walls! There will be FREE coloring pages of Mallory's zentangle animals available at the event for you to color in the shop or at home, plus delicious refreshments will be provided!
I'm inspired by things I love, like mischievous creatures, Pretty Dark things and bright whimsy colors. I do a variety of styles but love bright colors and animals the most, adding a slight whimsical feeling to owls, Lions, Lemurs and any other creature that tickles my fancy.
Our love story with Ballard begins on February 16th with our grand STILL OPEN party & our first Ballard Art Walk as the new owners of Monster Art, Clothing & Gifts.
Our featured artist: Danny Mansmith will be showing his intricately stitched work and providing a demonstration of his process.
Sublime Stitching is providing iron-on embroidery patterns and we'll help our guests get started stitching with a basic hand embroidery lesson.
The first 25 people to arrive will receive a gift bag full of goodies.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.