The work of illustrator Jay Fleck is bold, beautiful and bursting with imaginings of faraway lands and fantasy playgrounds. His graphics are universal and full of heart: inspired by the literature of his childhood and the supportive internet communities of today. Jay Fleck talks to us about his designs, his process, and his own youngsters.
Hougaard Malan is a self-taught photographer whose beautiful homeland of South Africa proved too beautiful not to photograph. Since embarking on his career, Malan has traveled through almost all of South Africa to capture its rich and varied landscape. He tells us how it feels to capture the perfect shot, why he loves bad weather, and why the perfect camera isn't the most important thing in the world.
Everything changed for trumpeter Philip Dizack when he learned to play a C major scale. An undying love for jazz and a devotion to practice eventually led him to New York City , where he attended the Manhattan School of Music, and won several awards. Philip has just released his second album as a leader: End of an Era.
Kyle Thompson has made a name for himself with his surrealist self-portraits. Thompson puts himself in harm's way for the sake of his art, but his risks have paid off. His work demonstrates the technique and skills of an artist far beyond his years. He even manages to make suburban Illinois look awesome - now that's talent. Check out our interview with Mr. Thompson below.
Kelly McCollam is an artist with a twist. Her interests in classical masterpieces such as Van Gogh's "Starry Night" inspired her to recreate them in her own way.
Her salt and spice formations pay homage to her favorite fine artists while conveying the visions of a young artist well on her way to success.