River joins TOROSIETE from Charlottesville, Virginia where he currently runs an amazing Restaurant specializing in Veracruz, Mexican cuisine (and of course cocktails!), The Bebedero. River, originally from California, experiments with multiple art mediums – from Pen & Ink to Airbrush, to Watercolor to Acrylics. His works are always unique and the subject matter is not shy. River’s surreal works sometimes showcase the grotesque and he doesn’t steer clear of controversy, but that’s why we like him. His detail is extraordinary and often when you look closely you will find hidden images in his work. He also authors a comic strip “The Lowdown” which can be found on his website.
His current exhibition features a variety of mediums, methods and subjects. We look forward to bringing you more of his works (and showcasing some of his other talents) in the future. Visit his Gallery and check out our large collection of Originals and Fine Art Prints of his works in our Gallery Store.
Hal Casto, from Huntington, West Virginia, is our first writer for TOROSIETE Press. Hal has only been writing for a few years but her writing vividly explores the deepest of human emotions. Hal writes to inspire and help friends and others deal with life and mental struggles with anxiety and depression.
Her current “exhibition” features a video we have produced of one of her poems. We will be publishing a collection of her works for TOROSIETE Press in the future. We look forward to sharing her beautiful and inspiring and sometimes haunting collection of work with you.
Rafael J. Rodriguez, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of Mayagüez with a concentration in Finance. Then, Rafael obtained a second degree in Fine Art from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras. Rafael has been creating his unique style of abstract art using painted paper collages since 2004. This prolific artist has been exhibited in New York, Vermont and the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art.
His current exhibitions show his most recent work creating collages made up of cut-up chips of commercial paint to create amazing atmospheric abstract fields of vision. We have several exhibitions planned for this amazing artist and we are fortunate to be able to offer some amazing original art, and beautiful Fine Art Prints, and Wood Prints from his archive.
Eli Portman was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014.
Primarily focusing on drawing, Portman’s exhibits feature Pen & Ink and Pen & Ink with Ink Wash on Paper. He has since returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives. He has taught art to children grades K-8, and has hung his work in galleries, shops and cafes throughout the Greater Boston Area. Portman is also a member of the Copley Society of Art. He has done murals, private commissions, and illustrated a children’s picture book in late 2014.
Since an early age, Boguslaw Anop, originally from Poland, now living in Peterborough, UK., has been interested in art, theatre and music. Only the lack of time stopped him from pursuing this extreme talents until just a year ago. He is inspired by everything around him: colors, shapes and scents. Sleepless nights and silence gave him the time to put all the ideas swirling around in his head into his art. Mostly digital, as is this exhibit, Boguslaw also uses paper, glass and other materials. Is biggest inspiration is Music, which we are lucky enough to have made his video exhibit with one of his creations. Seeing entire scenes in his head, he started creating the works that you see in his exhibit.
Much of his work is self-published on Instagram (@48boog). Visit his gallery here on TOROSIETE, and visit our Gallery Store for Fine Art Prints and Wood Prints of his works.
Lucy is from Grand Rapids, MI. Lucy utilizes her background in computer science to take her art to the technical age. Using a combination of photo editing applications and direct pixel manipulation techniques, Lucy transforms her own photographs into amazing collages, statement pieces and wonderful alternative universes. Her works can best be described as “Glitch Art”, and or digital art. She has designed many album covers, as well as created patterns that have been used in many different applications. We are excited to have Lucy part of our TOROSIETE family and look forward to using her designs in many of our products. Please visit our Gallery to see the exhibit of her original works. Also check out our Gallery Store to see her Fine Art Prints that are currently available for sale.
Our Latest Featured Artist is full of life, energy and talent. Focussed on her career and education, Helena never really developed her talent until she finished college. But thanks to the support and encouragement of many, we are lucky to see the fruits of her labor. Considering herself a “self-taught abstract artist”, Helena uses ink (gel and roller ball) on paper to create amazing color and black and white coloring-book like images with vivid passion and emotion. We are lucky to have Helena contribute her designs to TOROSIETE Collection Products, such as Fine Art Pillow Covers as well as Fine Art Luxury Silk Scarves. We will continue to work with Helena to develop more products based on her designs. Please visit our Gallery to see the exhibit of her original works. Also check out our Gallery Store to see her Fine Art Prints available for sale, along with Luxury Silk Scarves using her amazing designs and Fine Art Pillow Covers.
Watch the video below about Helena’s Exhibit:
Our new featured photographer is self taught from books and videos, and of course trial and error. Photography has always been a part of her life, as it lets her show others the way she sees the world. Her photographs have minimal editing as to show more of the real event that doesn’t need to be changed in her eyes. Her dreams are to travel the world and share what she sees with all of us. Sara is from the Seattle, WA area. Please visit our Gallery to see Sara’s exhibit.
This Featured Artist hails currently from Colorado Springs, CO. Jessica is a graduate from the Savanah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA. Passionate about Art from her early years in Alexandria, VA, Jessica has works in a multitude of mediums – from Pen & Ink on Paper, to Glass and Clay Sculpture to Paintings on Canvas and recently Glass.
Jessica’s artistic style grew to be more and more abstract as her education continued and it is now her main focus. After dealing with significant personal issues followed by a period of personal growth, her spirituality began to develop and became an integral part of her work and process. Art is a way for her to explore herself in an abstract, intuitive, and thoughtful way.
Ferdinand discusses her exhibit below:
The amazing handiwork from this Featured Artist is easily recognizable and distinctive. Cleveland Graham hand crafts wooden boxes and chests from reclaimed wood by “harvesting – taking something old and run down and bringing an entirely new life to itself.” His designs are contemporary, abstract with baroque and asian influences, but carry an old world charm.
Each box is unique, expertly finished and adorned with his artwork. We can almost imagine a lifetime of history that will be made with this object with any owners lucky enough to have one of his pieces. Who will it be passed down to? Where will you travel with it?
Cleveland has an MFA but has adapted his original works in printmaking into a physical durable object form. Previously from Seattle, WA, Cleveland Graham now lives outside of Asheville, NC.
For a commentary of Cleveland’s work, view the video below:
We are pleased to announce our very first Featured Artist, Madison Tanner, to TOROSIETE.
Madison is an extremely talented painter, sketcher, and musician. With so much to express in her Abstract vision of life, Madison is passionate when discussing her works and expressing that art is in her blood.
This determination to always experiment with new mediums such as oil, acrylic and textures, she is always coming up with new styles that will delight viewers.
Watch the video below about this amazing new artist to TOROSIETE:
We are thrilled to have Alex Cummings join our roster of Featured Artists at TOROSIETE.
Alex Cummings is a well traveled photographer and very talented with his eye for detail. His photographs show us the emotion of the subject. Working in both Black and White and Color, Alex always captures the light and feelings of the moment.
View the video below to learn more about Alex’s exhibit: