We are giving you an inside look into who our artists are and what inspires them to create. Meet contributing VIDA designers from around the world and explore their unique collections.
Janice is a native born Texan who enjoys painting everyday beauty, whether it’s a bird, animal, person, old car, flower or scene. She is a professional artist who paints in oils and acrylics, and is also an animal lover and a married family woman.
Julie Cox-Hamm is a Master Silk Painter and a life long artist. Her interest in fashion, fabrics and graphic design has come together in her creations on silk. Julie paints with silk dyes and specializes in the Gutta Serti technique of silk painting. Her appreciation of the female form along with her love of nature inspires her to create original works with colorful energy. As a nature lover and fine art photographer, she captures the beauty and nurturing essence of nature. Her goal is to wrap women in that nature with her scarves and to bring that beauty into the home with her home decor.
BJ Talor studied at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. Her work has been featured in the National Association of Women Artists, Artavita – “Certificate of Excellence” 2015, 2016, the Saatchi Art Gallery, the Blue Moon Gallery, the Boundless Gallery, the Artworks Fine Art Gallery, the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, and International Emerging Artists.
Michelle Oberholtzer is a creative professional who believes life inspires art. Her work is currently in various cities throughout the United States, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Australia, Luxembourg and Mexico. Michelle uses photography, oil, acrylic and print in her creative expressions.
Timoteo is a California born and raised self-taught artist who started to paint professionally 16 years ago. Timoteo has one exhibition in Los Angeles where he lived for 21 years and he now lives in Boston with his husband, continuing to create more art that reflects his imagination. Since he has never been formally taught, he describes his style as a goulash of Surrealism, Impressionism, Pointillism, Abstract and all Spiritual.
As a native Detroiter, artist Stephanie Hill-Ross has been participating in the creative arts since early childhood. A graduate from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School’s art department, Stephanie was offered a scholarship in Fashion Design to the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. Stephanie’s artworks have been displayed in several local Detroit & national art venues.
Linda has been designing unique clothing and jewelry for over 25 years. Linda always uses colorful, high-end designer fabric. Linda paints and is a Photographer. Linda appreciates the unique opportunity offered by VIDA, and is now able to use original paintings and photography to create new unique designs through VIDA.
Vickie Klinkhammer was born in Dubuque, Iowa and has a BA in communications from Clarke University. She received her first camera when she was 8 years old and have been hooked ever since. She has turned her hobby and passion into a new career. Today, she owns Vickie Lynne Photography & Designs.
Peter is an abstract painter based in San Francisco. In addition he worked many years in design and production for the internationally renowned silk lingerie company Mary Green. Their collaborations on limited edition silk scarves were a popular feature.
Tricia Franklin is an artist who has worked as both a commercial and residential designer and painter. Her inspiration is the bright and beautiful colors of nature.
Yasmine is a Seattle-based graphic designer who loves photography. Having started out life as an abstract painter, the urge to make images—any kind of images—tugs at her daily. It is often hard to find the time or the vision to gratify this urge, but that’s what makes it so sweet when it does come together. Joining Vida gives her the opportunity to apply her imagery in a completely new way.
As an artist and designer, Patricia loves to create imagery that is beautiful, impressive and unique. Her VIDA inspiration and creativity comes from the colors, patterns and textures found in nature and the world around us.
Svetoslav Stoyanov Art
Svetoslav has a great passion for his art and a powerfully strong connection with his imagination and subconscious mind that is beautifully communicated in his innovative and unique creations that serve as a testament to his immense talent.
Alise Loebelsohn graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in painting. She used her skills to open a mural/decorative painting business, which she started 20 years ago. While learning specialized skills such as polished plaster and gold leaf, she began to incorporate this in her artwork. The surface and what lies beneath are very important in her work. She shows in numerous galleries in NYC.
Sheri earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, an Associate Degree in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada, where she was awarded an Endowment Fund Scholarship, a Centennial Scholarship and an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant.