Unsure about where his graphic design career was headed after a couple years into his first job out of college, Adam Vicarel took off for Asia where he taught himself the art and skill of hand lettering. Adam’s experiences in Asia changed his mindset and laid the foundation for his future. He intentionally bypassed the rat race and has been able to map his own way, creating the art, work and lifestyle he envisioned.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Adam VicarelOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, IllustratorLOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: vicarelstudios.com | Instagram: @adamvicarel
Painter James Temte shows us how he transformed his carport into his outdoor art studio, talks about his creative process + shows us what supplies he uses for his paintings.
Painter Dawn Gerety gives us a tour of her workspace that’s a custom-built shed adjacent to her Alaskan home.
Tucked away in a small mountain town in Alaska you’ll find painter Dawn Gerety who successfully transitioned from a 25-year career in graphic design into painting full time. In our conversation, Dawn shares the steps she took to create her new art career, how living in the right location can help you mentally thrive and why you sometimes have to do the work yourself to get the results you want.
John Fellows has made a name for himself creating fine art + also doing extensive work for companies like Red Bull, Element, Smartwool, Patagonia, Armada Skis + KEEN. His unique artistic style combines a mix of collaging, block printing + illustration, which has translated well into both sides of his business. In our conversation, John shares how live events has created a stronger fan base, why walking away from bad clients is important + why playing the long game has produced the strongest client partnerships.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: John FellowsOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Muralist, Printmaker LOCATION: Crested Butte, Colorado, USAART: johnfellowsart.com | Instagram @jfellows56
On an unusually hot summer day in Anchorage, Alaska, we met up with abstract painter + muralist James Temte who told us it was his experience with art that helped him become proud of his Northern Cheyenne ancestry. He also learned that living a balanced and healthy lifestyle helps him produce his best possible work and that community involvement can help your name rise to the top for grants and other opportunities. Read on to learn more.
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: James TemteOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Muralist, Painter LOCATION: Anchorage, Alaska, USAART: Instagram @jrtemte | Facebook facebook.com/james.temte.art | temteabstract.com