About Our Artists
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (Balzer Designs)
Her creative interests are widespread and include collage, acrylic painting, surface design, printmaking, paper engineering, jewelry making, quilting, and mixed media art.
You can find out more about Julie and her art on her website:
Anita Rodway (Flutterby Designs)
Ann Butler is a licensed artist, social media influencer, instructor and consultant for the creative industries. Her designs appear in multi-authored books, magazines, booklets, manufacturer trade show booths and websites. She has been teaching workshops and conducting seminars locally and internationally for the past 20+ years. She regularly is a guest artist on TV and web TV shows.
Ann is also the CEO, founder, of editor of Bella Crafts Publishing which produces Bella Crafts, a free downloadable digital craft magazine as well as craft eBooks that are available in both digital and print on demand formats.
In addition to her line of ArtFoamies, Ann has a patented line of rubber stamps, rhinestone templates with Rhinestone Genie, an iridescent paint and powder line with Earth Safe Finishes, paper and heat set water colors with Emerald Creek and a new line paper and sentiment die cuts being released this summer; watch for details! You can see projects using her product lines on her blog, Ann Butler Designs, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
Cat Kerr is a mixed media artist, instructor, and product designer living in Central Florida. Her work has been featured heavily in numerous worldwide publications as well as appearing on multiple seasons of the PBS show "Make it Artsy". Cat currently teaches online and at retreats around the country. She has collaborated with many different companies in the Arts industry and created multiple product lines including foam stamps, rubber stamps, stencils, and texture plates. She is also a Product Educator for Grafix, Gel Press, and Marabu Creative USA. To inquire about her work, products, or freelance services, visit her website: www.catkerr.com
Alana de Fortier (Red Tin Roof)
I was born and raised in South Africa. Art and creativity has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. In 2005 I opened a scrapbooking store named “Scrap a Story,” a small shop on the top floor of our home that became the place for classes, and craft supplies for like-minded souls like me. It humbled me to get to know so many beautiful and talented people in my community. It was an exceptionally happy time in my life, and it taught me a great deal about business, people and relationships. In 2010 I sold my beloved business and my family moved to Canada. After the initial culture shock, I struggled to get my mojo back.
The world became too loud around me and inspiration got lost in the noise. After great debate I moved away from the city life of Calgary, AB. to a rural farming community, and it is with deep gratitude that I can say my hands are full of paint again!
Sharing art online is a whole new way of communicating with the world for me. Here you will find some new creations made by myself, some stories, new discoveries, and a place to visit and relax while viewing some creative eye candy. It may bring you inspiration for your own projects.
I welcome you with open arms into my home with the red tin roof.
Gina Hubbard (Gypsy Soul)
Kristen Powers (Kae Pea)
Originally from Portugal but now living in the Boston area, Marta loves to draw and design patterns. She creates hand-carved blocks which she uses as a starting point for her art. Each hand-carved block creates a unique pattern, ranging from simple iron-work inspired patterns to complex tessellations varying from flowers and leaves to whimsical animals. We hope you enjoy her art as much as Marta enjoys creating it.
Lisa Walton is an Australian quiltmaker and textile artist who creates her own fabrics using a combination of fabric painting, printing, stamping and stencilling. She teaches all over the world and has been published widely in quilting magazines. She is also the past President of Studio Art Quilt Associates – SAQA – an international organisation dedicated to promoting the Art Quilt as fine art.
Website - www.lisawaltonartist.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/dyedheaven
Instagram – @lisawaltonartist
SAQA – www.saqa.com
Sarah Matthews is a MA Art & the Book graduate from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Matthews also received an MBA with a Marketing Concentration in 2005 and a BS in Sociology in 2000 from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. Mrs. Matthews’ work has been exhibited in the US and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Mrs. Matthews is a full-time artist and currently teaches bookbinding and printmaking at Frederick Book Arts Center & Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
You can find more of Sarah's artwork here: