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Jim grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Auburn University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. Jim has enjoyed a very successful professional career holding high level executive positions. He is the current President and Founder of Davis & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in operations, marketing, finance, personnel and general consulting.
As far as photography is concerned in general, it has been a hobby since Jim worked extensively with a number of high level advertising agencies. “Layout, design, images, etc., have always been important in marketing and for advertising clients,” he says, “and that continued to be true after I started my consulting company.”
Jim has been asked to work for several African travel and tourist companies as well as the Tanzanian government in tourism, and animal photos are certainly a part of those projects. His initial trip involved just learning about animals and the African “landscape” (which includes colors, topography, etc.). Jim has subsequently been to Africa often for both pleasure and photography business. His latest photo clients include the BBC in London.
A Spring Art Show at West Georgia Tech featuring local artists
Tiffany Thomas, Lydia Ellis, and Greg Blair.
Exhibit will continue through April 29, 2016
West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus
200 Campus Drive
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Silvia Garcia-Carreras Feenaghty, a native of the island of Cuba, has lived in Georgia since 1961 and in Peachtree City since 1969. She started painting as a teenager, with training in Ottawa, Canada, and later in her native Cuba while acquiring a Home Economics degree with a Minor in Arts. She has attended classes in the past with many local and national artists but had set aside her brushes for a period of at least 20 years while her children were growing and later on while working in her husband’s accounting firm.
Silvia took up her art again after retirement, and refined her craft under the guidance of well-known, accomplished, and award winning artists: the late Tom Powers in Newnan, GA; Pam Hardin in Tyrone, GA; the late Helen Hayes in Newnan, GA; and Marlin Adams in Barnesville, GA. After having con- centrated her efforts as an Oil painter, Silvia is now experi- menting with Oil Pastels. Many of Silvia’s paintings grace the homes of art patrons throughout the USA, Europe, Mexico and South America.
“I love to paint, and my inspiration is the world at large, God’s creation. In my travels, I take photos, and they become the basis of my paintings.”
As a young boy (age 8) in a new school in Hawaii, Mick was allowed to go to the art room every day to paint. It was there that he became an artist. His images were devoted to the tropical paradise that was his new world. Often his paintings had water themes that included exotic underwater creatures and plant life with the fantasy scenes of mermaids, sunken treasures, and ships. At age 10 he moved to Tampa, Florida, found an oil painting set in the attic, and began to teach himself to paint. Ever since, Mick has continued to create paintings inspired by his youthful fascination with nature.
Mick Brandenberger received a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters of Art Education at the University of South Florida. Later, Mick worked on postgraduate work at new York University as a Doctoral Candidate. He has taught every grade level from Kindergarten through post graduate courses while continuing to paint his visionary images.
Portrait from artist in residence Ken DeWaard’s live demo at Out of the Blue Debut.
I started painting again after a 40 year break and have always made oil painting my first love. When I began selling online in 2009 it was with small works in watercolor, and my subjects centered around lovely little faces, figures and flowers. Who knew my work in watercolor would be equally rewarding and just as much fun as creating my oil paintings? I am inspired by classic portraits and sculpture, and often work from charcoal or pencil studies utilizing a live model.