Pat Hobaugh grew up on a small farm outside of West Lafayette. While earning degrees in Management & Communications from Purdue University, he took a fateful art history class that launched him into a whole other world. He spent the next three years teaching himself how to paint then went back to school for a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa then a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin. His work can be found in several galleries around the US and in private and public collections around the world.
David Krovblit is a native of Toronto, Canada who is now based in Southern California. His initial training was in photography. His career an award-winning commercial photographer spanned over two decades before he transitioned into a full-time visual artist with a love for layers; a natural progression that lead to the medium of collage.
In his opinion, great art needs to have three ingredients:
The artist is instantly recognizable in the work.
It has never been seen before.
It is unapologetic.
Kevork A. Cholakian
BFA/ Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York. Kevork began his career working in broadcast television as a graphic designer. While a graphic designer for most of his professional life he pursued his passion for fine art through his still life paintings. Kevork relocated to Los Angeles to take a senior design position in Television until 2010 when he left to pursue his fine art full-time. In addition to oil painting Kevork works in mixed media, ceramics and bronze. His work focuses on sculpture related to his still life painting. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I love working with thick oil paint and mixed media. I am inspired by the many masters of past generations and I have been fortunate to see some of the worlds greatest art in person. My eyes have been a camera for intense study in my travels around the world. What I create comes from my imagination, memory and my emotion. It is my quest to capture the sublime, haunting beauty and spirit. When someone holds their hand to their heart and says that they “feel” my art , I am moved ... I have accomplished my mission.