Meet Lindsey Holcomb

A passionate artist and advocate, Lindsey is an inspiration for those living with Multiple Sclerosis and chronic illness. As a child, she was always working on a project...whether it was illustrating a story, creating polymer clay fairies or dragons, or crafting a violin out of a kleenex box. She put great focus into studying violin through college, but, Lindsey expresses, “I returned to art in my early twenties as a way to cope with a stressful job, challenging myself to find something that gave me the same feeling of wonder as a child.”

Meet Michael Van Huffel

Michael Van Huffel enjoyed a successful career as an artist, animator, Creative Director, and musician. His career got a jumpstart when he began working with the musician Prince, as a staff artist, and eventually Art Director. He also has also worked in motion design, TV and movies, and served as Creative Director for numerous projects in advertising and entertainment.

Meet Laria Saunders

Laria creates digital photo assemblage paintings, each one a combination of digital paint work and 50-100 photographs of textures. “To me, the most fascinating aspect of the mushroom is the mycelium ... a vast network between all plant life, enabling a form of communication and a sharing of resources. Perhaps, this network is what makes the healing aspects of mushrooms so powerful.”

Meet Yvette

Her desire to create familiarity and comfort within spaces has influenced her paintings in a profound way. “Although my family is what’s most important in my life, painting is what really keeps me going,” she explains. “It reminds me that I am not limited due to my disabilities. I can paint every story I feel.”

Meet Connie Avery

Connie’s art is a reflection of her experiences, her family, and her vision. Connie lives with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher’s Syndrome, diseases which progressively reduce her ability to see and hear. Connie's style is inspired by the art of her late brother, who created stained glass windows. The thrill of seeing colors, lights, and atmospheric shadows and highlights inspires her to push her art to new levels.