Get a glimpse into who our artists are and what inspires them to create wearable. Listed below are painters, photographers, and graphic designers, representative of our diverse community of creatives.
Wise Owl Artworks
“I’ve always believed that enchantment is all around us! Recently I began to work in paper and photographic collage to express my belief that magic can appear wherever we look. Beauty, mystery, whimsy, nature and fantasy can inspire solace, wonder and joy and I create captivating images in collage to share this understanding with others. I sell my original artworks as well as giclee prints, totes and canvas bags, home decor, and other gifts and accessories.”
Robynne’s Nest Artworks
Robynne’s soulful artwork speaks to the spirit, as well as, the eyes. Her art is often described as whimsical, spirit-filled and colorful. Whether depicting portraiture or animals, her work is uplifting and joyful, and reflects her deep love and observation of nature and life experiences, often infused with her quirky sense of humor.
Canadian born, Clinton Brandhagen, is a professional photographer based in New York City. One of New York City’s top headshot photographers, ClintonBPhotography specializes in headshots for actors, executives and business professionals.
“I am a digital artist, creating images from my nature and travel photography. I am a retired medical laboratory scientist who now uses technology to find beauty. Designing these items with my images allows me to share what I find and create.”
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles
Mary Sherwood is an interior designer, warm glass artist and lifestyle consultant. By incorporating her whimsical sense of style with color she creates visually appealing and functional kiln-formed glass. Images of her glass art designs are used to create colorful VIDA collections.
Synthia SAINT JAMES
Synthia SAINT JAMES is the world renowned multicultural visual artist, award winning author/illustrator, and architectural designer who designed the first and 2016 Forever Kwanzaa Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. SAINT JAMES’ art also graces the walls of over a dozen U.S. Embassies worldwide since the 1992.
“I am an abstract expressionist painter living in Phoenix, Arizona. My art work is on display at several Arizona locations. I love sharing my art with others. My ideas are created on the spot with no outside influence.”
“Color has always had a profound influence on my mood. Creating work that is fluid, that inspires energy and excitement, vitality and confidence: this gives me the greatest artistic satisfaction. I work primarily in acrylics. I don’t play it safe. My art should ignite the same excitement I felt when painting it. If my work helps someone start the day with a zing, stirs a fond memory, or refreshes the senses, then I’ve succeeded.”
Carol McDonald Contemporary Design
“I have always been drawn to abstract art. There’s something about the color, texture and flow of a particular piece that pulls me into it. I love how abstract art is so subjective–a piece may touch me in ways that words can’t describe, and yet for another person, there is no emotional connection. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, indeed!”
Helga Gasser lives and works in Austria. In 2003 she completed her studies in Graphic Arts at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since then she has participated in many exhibitions.
Patricia Lassaline, BFA, is a multimedia artist, designing with images of watercolor veil paintings, beadwork, collage, photos and variations thereof. Her inspirations arrive via meditations and nature.
“After a decade as a graphic designer for advertising and promotions, I felt I needed a new challenge. Having loved science as a high school student, I decided to return to college to earn a degree in natural resources conservation, which led me to wildlife biology. I invite you to consider the scale of my artwork. Is that a lion’s head, or a pattern? Paisley or a shark? An abstraction or a face?”
“My passion for art is inspired by culture and nature. I’ve been creating my entire life and I am very grateful to partner with VIDA. Their zero-waste and mission driven vision resonates with my values regarding fashion and it’s global impact.”
“I have always been fascinated by the beautiful line quality in Japanese wood block prints and try to capture a sense of that perfect line in many of my art pieces. In my most recent mixed media creations, I use fabric and paper shapes to form artistic lines that become richer through textures and embellishments. Themes and images change but often include female figures, geisha, birds, and gardens.”
“I am mmartabc, an Art Director, Illustrator + graphic designer from Spain. I specialized in design and illustration for over 10 years. I have worked in different sectors of design and advertising.”