Laura Hatcher

Laura Hatcher is an award winning and published event, headshot and branding photographer and licensed drone pilot based in Alexandria, Virginia. She started her photographic journey while on active duty with the United States Navy. Laura, now a retired Naval Officer, opened a small studio in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria and is enjoying her second career as a … Read More

Michael Novotny

MIKE’S BACKGROUND. Mike Novotny was born in central Illinois in 1983. He found his joy for creative expression early in his youth, but it wasn’t until 2014, while serving in the US Army, when Mike’s art began to evolve into the unique abstract style you see today. Mike served in the military for twenty years and the inspiration for much of … Read More

Jonathan Newmark

Composer Jonathan Newmark, born New York City in 1953, pianist,  violist, and conductor, received his MM degree in composition from the  University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2015.  His  teachers have included Joel Hoffman, Douglas Knehans, and Michael Fiday,  at CCM, as well as Jonathan Kolm, Gloria Wilson Swisher, and James  McVoy.  He played viola in the Tacoma (WA) … Read More

Travis Diffenderfer

Travis was born in California, but raised in the South Carolina. He was mostly an outside child until a severe reaction to a bee sting at the age of seven left him stuck inside for several years to come. It was there that he taught himself to draw, solve a Rubik’s Cube, and watched a horrendous amount of movies and … Read More

Ken Claes

Ken Claes was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, served in the US Air Force, and earned his degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 1973. While attending LTU, Ken was the first-place recipient of the inaugural and prestigious Michigan Masonry Institute Student Architects Design Competition. At LTU, he also studied watercolor and pastel with R. Darrow Champlin and … Read More

Len Luterbach

Len Luterbach is an independent artist working with the mind-body relationship and linguistic theory.  His work explores the relationship between art and psyche and the nature of reality and experience.   Themes such as sexuality, full and open speech, and the taboo are found throughout.  An eight year Navy veteran, Len served in Europe, the Middle East, and the United … Read More

Terace Garnier

Hi, I’m Terace. After serving for seven years in the U.S. Air Force and D.C. Air National Guard, I founded Live Edge Artistry. I live in a creative world surrounded by stunning, vibrant colors and shapes that embody different textures, materials, and symmetry. Each hand-crafted piece of my artwork is created with upcycled materials using my personal artistic taste. Add … Read More

Rick Grime

Rick Grime is a self-taught abstract painter and Air Force veteran. Rick was always drawn to the arts, but only answered the call as his military career was coming to a close.  His time serving in the nuclear missile complex of Minot, North Dakota became part of the inspiration that drove him to paint and embrace the concepts of gender … Read More

Alejandro Castanon

Alejandro began his journey as an artist in 2011 after serving eight years active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a combat engineer. His desire to help raise his daughter is what brought him back home to Texas. In 2011 Alejandro opened the Vino Dipinte Art Gallery in San Angelo, TX. in 2014 Alejandro’s art began reaching collectors in … Read More

Steve Rands

Born in Fairfax, VA, Steve Rands does not view himself as a traditional professional artist. To the contrary, he is a retired Naval Officer, helicopter pilot and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Though he does hold degrees in mechanical engineering, and human systems integration, his only formal training as an artist has been through a few classes … Read More