Meet The Artists
Our artists have been selected for their art, professionalism, passion and because their self expression melds with our mission: Art is an experience and we offer a collection of art that creates happiness, introspection, human experience and opens the viewer to a world of mystery and exploration of their own life.
Owner/ Founder of Calliope.
Born in Sarasota, FL Michael grew up in an arts family, the son of portrait painter Betty Warren, and actor Stuart Lancaster, Michael is the great-grandson of Circus magnate Charles Ringling. He apprenticed in pottery at Red Rock Pottery. “I am inspired by machines, relics, patina and color.”
Owner/ Founder of Calliope
Her art is raw, real, and expressive of the human and surreal condition of life. “For a lifetime I have been a ceramic sculptor, which meant I was painting (or glazing) on my ceramics. I have transferred this painting onto panels. This process of carving and drawing on panels has forced me into a physical engagement of expression.”
One-of-a-kind - New Mexico mixed media, found object assemblage, glass artist and creator of experiential art. He is a self-taught artist based in Albuquerque, NM. With a degree in journalism (University Wyoming, 1986) and a background in radio, and tribal textiles, storytelling is a central component to his mixed media sculpture.
My work comes from my subconscious, a web of encased memories, dreams, and emotions, some stemming from early childhood. Everything within seems to be connected in an associative, color-coded pattern. When I’m ready to work, I try to access that place in order to begin. Nothing else matters, just the composition of color, texture, shape, and emotion.
I paint original works using acrylic paints. There are many layers in my paintings
starting off with a strong under painting. I then sandwich layers of paint between pours of clear gel. This provides a clear barrier for light to travel through the different layers giving a sense of depth, like looking into a tidal pool. More layers applied becomes lighter and more transparent.
I love it when jewelry surprises me and invites me to look deeper. When I see a piece and think, “wow, that is so unique, whimsical, funky, unusual”, “I’ve never seen anything quite like that before”. These are the pieces I delight in discovering and the pieces I am called from within to create.