Sharon Merchant

Title: Children’s Book Illustrator

Location: Marshall, MI

Sharon Elliott Merchant has six years of experience as a children’s book illustrator. Throughout her career, she has gained considerable skill at her craft, particularly in the illustration of horses in children’s artwork pieces. In addition to her work as an illustrator, Ms. Merchant teaches special education to grades five through 12.

Books that Ms. Merchant has illustrated can be purchased at the following websites:
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Cheryl Yellowhawk

cheryl yellowhawkTitle: Pastel Artist; Oil Painter

Company: Self-Employed

Location: Largo, FL

Largo, FL, August 11, 2015, Cheryl Yellowhawk, a self-employed pastel artist and oil painter, has been recognized by Elite American Artists, for dedication, achievement and leadership in oil and pastel artwork. Continue reading

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Jane Bumpus Nielsen

Jane Bumpus Nielsen 1507848Title: Executive Director

Company: Helen Bumpus Gallery

Location: Marblehead, MA

Marblehead, MA, August 10, 2015, Jane Bumpus Nielsen, Executive Director of Helen Bumpus Gallery, has been recognized by Elite American Artists, for dedication, achievement and leadership in fine arts. Continue reading

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Alana Hastings

Alana HastingsTitle: Artist

Company: Alana’s Art Gallery

Location: Great Falls, MT

Alana Hastings has been displaying her artwork in a variety of venues for the past 22 years in and around Great Falls, Mont. Admired for her watercolor and oil paintings, she has been featured at Gallery 16 and A. Hooker Art Gallery, as well as through shows promoted by the Studio 706 Artist Guild. Additionally, Ms. Hastings enjoys providing watercolor classes to adults and those with special needs wishing to improve their own skill sets and express themselves creatively. Looking to the future, she hopes to increase her painting output, license her artwork and expand the gallery out of Montana.

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Daisy Rodriguez

Dasiy Rodriguez 1964521Title: Book Author

Location: San Ramon, CA

San Ramon, CA, July 27, 2015, Daisy M. Rodriguez, Book Author, has been recognized by Elite American Artists for dedication, achievement and leadership in writing. Continue reading

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E. Reid Gilbert, Ph.D.

Title: Writer

Company: Valley Studio

Location: Tucson, AZ

Reid Gilbert, Ph.D. is a retired professor of Ohio State University who is focusing his efforts on writing books. Dr. Gilbert was inspired to follow his current career path because as since he was a young boy he desperately sought answers, like what’s out there beyond the stars. He has been inquisitive from childhood, and decided to find the answers. Dr. Gilbert has published four books and is working on converting a novel into a screenplay. Aside from his writing, Mr. Gilbert is best known for his establishment of a mime school. Dr. Gilbert was also received the Festival of American Mime Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Theatre Association. He attributes his years of success to his curiosity and passion for his work. Moving forward, Dr. Gilbert expects to see his story told on the screen. He wants to be matched with film producers and directors. Continue reading

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Doerte Neudert

Doerte Neudert 1769827Title: Owner

Company: Art Cabinet Nantucket

Location: Nantucket, MA

Nantucket, MA, July 15, 2015, Doerte Neudert, Owner of Art Cabinet Nantucket, has been recognized by Elite American Artists for dedication, achievement and leadership in contemporary modern art.

Ms. Neudert spent 30 years married to an art professor, where art and music were the main subjects. She permanently moved to the United States, opened a gallery with European and American modern art, built a house, a studio, and traveled five years in the winter all over the world including India. Throughout her 51-year career, Ms. Neudert has inspired others. She has learned that Americans react on spiritual and emotional values, and trust and respect her offer and concept, The Spiritual in Art. She is joined at the European Salon in the summer months. Continue reading

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Kinman Chan

Kinman ChanTitle: Creative Director, Owner

Company: Kincept Co. LLC

Location: San Francisco, CA

Kinman Chan is the creative director and owner of Kincept Co. LLC, an art studio that provides art and graphic design services. A creative spirit, Mr. Chan’s interest in drawing and painting led him to his current career path. He is recognized for his expertise in conceptual art and spends his days creating paintings and drawings, designing characters for animation, creating art graphically through computers, and voice acting. Mr. Chan enjoys being able to integrate things he learns in his personal work and apply it toward viable product. He is motivated by his strong drive and his passion for art, and the understanding of process when it comes to visual narratives. The factors that make him unique are his methods, training and findings. He treats art like a science which he has grown to understand. Mr. Chan is grateful to be able to work among the best of the film industry, meeting with George Lucas on a bi-monthly basis. It is an honor for him to have been part of a 30+ year legacy, and the experience he gained from it is invaluable.

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Edie Bristol

Edie BristolTitle: Artist, Painter

Company: Edie Wells Bristol, Artist

Location: Carversville, PA

Edie Wells Bristol is an artist and painter from Carversville, Pa. who has garnered a reputation of distinction for her commitment to creating unique, original and emotionally charged works of art. She has been named an Honored Artist at the 82nd Juried Art Exhibition at Phillips’ Mill, in New Hope, Pennsylvania, for “Serra-dipity,” a brilliantly colorful painting. Ms. Bristol enjoys painting, as she feels that it is not a job, it is a pleasure, with doubting questions along the way. She has not taken lessons, but at 50, she began painting as she felt free to explore her passion for the arts. She specializes in acrylics and mixed media, and displays her artwork in private galleries, which include the Gallery Bellaria in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Since embarking on a career path as an artist and painter, Ms. Bristol has markedly generated strong emotional reactions from her audience through innovative pieces, which for her, come naturally. Her use of color and exquisite detail is a style that is embraced by art enthusiasts throughout Pennsylvania.

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Victoria Murphy

Victoria Murphy 1700964Title: Vocal Artist

Company: Victoria Murphy Enterprises

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor, NY, June 13, 2014, Victoria Murphy, Vocal Artist for Victoria Murphy Enterprises, has been recognized by Elite American Artists for dedication, achievements and leadership in music and the performing arts. Continue reading

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