Open Studio Artists

VIDA connects artists with makers on a global scale. Meet a selection of designers from all around the world and discover what inspires them to continue to create.

Cindy Grisdela

Cindy Grisdela is an award winning fiber artist working out of her studio on a lake in Virginia. Add some color to your wardrobe with her vivid abstract designs, based on patchwork traditions but reinterpreted in a contemporary way.

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Diane Rajotte Skinner

A passionate photographer for many years, Diane Rajotte Skinner is currently inspired to create mostly abstract designs from original photos taken in different parts of the world. Although many of her photos are already in private collections, she always dreamed of finding new ways to share them by having them printed on clothing, accessories etc. to make them more accessible to everyone.

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Jody Liller

Jody hails from Denver, CO and currently resides in Tucson, AZ. She has a BA in art and education. She went on to design and market her own upscale line of wholesale apparel for a decade. She sold to museums, galleries and boutiques nationwide. Currently, she is the owner of Liller Designworks, a graphic design company.

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Mary Freericks

Mary Freericks is a prize winning artist with over 20 years of experience painting in watercolors, acrylics, oils as well as collage, and monotypes has displayed at UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Santa Barbara and Ventura galleries. Her Russian-Armenian background enriches her free flowing landscapes, abstracts, & flowers. She also loves to draw musicians during their performances.

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Susan Daub

Susan Daub is an “accidental artist”, and started exploring painting as a means to minimize her perfectionism and enhance her recovery. She tends to focus on abstract florals, and bold bright messiness best describes her style and approach. She is always surprised when the chaos turns into something. Much like Susan’s own recovery journey, her art is a constantly evolving piece of her life.

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