Long Beach, California
artist Betsy Lohrer Hall
mixed media abstract painting
Betsy Lohrer Hall is a technical artist with a keen sense of meticulous detail.
"Process is at the center of all that I do," she explains. "I combine randomness with purposeful mark making, art supplies and found materials. The results are often evidence of time —in this case, a specific period of time: the pandemic era. I’ve been making small works that I can send in the mail and work on at home as needed."
As The Courrier itself was developed as a direct result of the pandemic era, Betsy's quarantine-driven painting is that much more relevant and special to our cause. "At the center of this work are stains from two tea bags (red hibiscus tea — which is rosy in the cup but turns a warm gray on paper). The uneven circle is a tracing from something I found in the street, a scratched shard of plastic, made lacy with wear. The smaller circle derives from a previous project where I invited people to whisper through a hole in cut paper."
"Negative space is as important as the positive shapes, and sometimes they trade places ... as in life."
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Long Beach, California
Who Will Protect Her?
artist Brandie Lachelle Davison
Creator + Director of ART REALM
mixed media collage and illustration
Born and raised on the Eastside of Long Beach, Brandie is a creative and curator with a heavy focus on community. Although self-taught in the practice of curation, she has received four grants, partnered with Common Grounds Long Beach for an artists growth series, and just received the title of Assistant Curator for Compound Long Beach.
artist Jiby Varghese
digital collage art
Metuchen, New Jersey
David's postcard made its way to us via the Inside Small postcard exchange which was later published on Bored Panda. It was exchanged with The Courrier founder artist K. Day for one of her pieces.
French artist Jennifer Bouron is an imaginative illustrator whose works are full of playful whimsy. She has many products including childrens' books. Give her a follow and check out her shop.
Hillsborough, North Carolina
artist Shannon Moore Fitzgerald
canvas cloth print
Shannon's artwork was accompanied by a poem which she also wrote for it and both have been prior-featured in her exhibit Lean In: Hidden Tales in Trees at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery 2018.