On Friday, Southampton Patch presented our latest , . Each week, Patch brings you a local artist and gives you insight into his or her work and life. Here are the first five artists and artistic pairs highlighted on Southampton Patch. Click their names to read their full profiles.
1. - At just 20 years old, Sam Guest has already traveled the world, had his own T-shirt company, and exhibited photographs in an East End gallery. The young Sag Harbor artist graduated from Pierson High School in 2009. Guest earned the coveted $10,000 Reutershan Trust art scholarship and began his studies at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan that fall, but he yearned for a different kind of experience.
2. - Scott Hewett began his artistic career in the commercial world, but despite great success there the realist painter found he was most happy working in the studio with nothing but an easel and his inspiration. Today, Hewett, 46, is his own boss and spends almost all his waking hours in his Noyac studio painting multiple canvases depicting all manner of subjects.
3. - Sag Harbor artistic duo Yong Jo Ji and Anna Atanasova met while dancing at a rave in Chicago. The couple has since moved far from the rave scene, but the work they create and their philosophy of life continues to be deeply rooted in the house and electronic music that brought them together.
4. - Gordon Matheson’s Water Mill home has become something of a personal museum over the last few years. The walls are hung with dozens of his plein air landscapes portraying vistas from all over the East End of Long Island.
5. - Art Donovan has had a successful 30-year career as an artist and lighting designer, but it was his interest and subsequent creations in the Steampunk genre that led him to his latest and greatest achievements.