Meet an Artopian: Mershell Sherman

Tell us about the genesis of your art? My life, as I know it, was altered after the passing of my twin sister Ladell in 1999. After a debilitating grief, I began working with color on furniture, through this process I discovered the healing power of color. In 2001 I began creating images like fish,…

Meet an Artopian: Courtney Uhrick

Where does your creativity come from? Finding beauty in the little things. Do you roll your eyes when people in Florida complain about winter weather? Yes! I lived in Florida for a year and Mom has for many years. I laugh every time she calls to tell me how cold it is and it’s literally…

Meet an Artopian: Stacey Anne

What inspired you to become an artist and entrepreneur? I have always had a love for art and creativity. I did photography in high school and entered and won in art shows then in college I continued to enjoy taking pictures. I had tried painting and drawing and pottery but I always found myself stuck…

Meet an Artopian: Malcolm Hosford

When did you realize you could create art? July 5th 1981 Who inspires you the most? Christopher Reeve What is Patrick Swayze’s best movie? To Wong Fu If you could have one super power, what would it be? …you mean besides the one I already have? What is your favorite color? Blonde Hair and Blue…

Meet an Artopian: Erin Sexton

What inspires you the most? In art: nature. In life: greatness in others. When did you know you could create art? I drew a seahorse in 2nd grade for some kind of LCS art contest. It was pretty good. I remember thinking, “I could get into this.” It’s been all downhill since then. Who is…

Meet an Artopian: Larry DiPietro

Tell us about Homer Simpson? I identify with Homer as Everyman. We all aspire to do good and make the world a better place, but we struggle with being human and our very human faults. Homer Simpson illustrates this with timely humor. He’s also the voice on my GPS, so I place a great deal…

Meet an Artopian: Anna Kincaide

Anna Kincaide’s artistic career can be traced back to two things: a drawing book given to her by her mother and a love affair with Cary Grant. With a fascination for the human form and an instinct to capture it, a young Kincaide devoured instructional books gifted by her parents. With a knack for drawing and…

Meet an Artopian: Barbara Breland

What inspires you in life? Might sound corny, but life itself inspires me. When I stop and remember that we are on this tiny little planet spinning around in a vast, expansive, infinite universe, everything around me instantly becomes more beautiful. We have all landed on this beautiful playground called Earth and given the opportunity…

Friends and Artists – Join Us for Artopia 2015

Dear Friends & Artists, Artopia 2015 is right around the corner, and this year’s event stands to be the biggest and most rewarding ever for the families that we serve. It is hard to believe that Big Bend Cares has been hosting the area’s largest charity art auction for 17 years! Because the number of…

Meet an Artopian: Jenny Meale

Who or what is your greatest inspiration? My daughter, Ivy. I absolutely love showing her how beautiful the world is. Motherhood is the greatest adventure of my life. When did you discover your love of painting? There was never any particular moment. My mom, Marcia Meale, is an art teacher and a painter, so I…