Artists

Featured Artist: Deb Taylor “Ms. Rufus”

Featured Artist: Deb Taylor "Ms. Rufus"

Deb had the honor of being artist of the month before but as we highlight Passion Works’ relationship with Ohio University there is no one more worthy of this honor this month than Deb Taylor. Deb lives and breathes the Ohio University Bobcats. She has nicknamed herself “Ms. Rufus” and is most known for her many renditions of […]


Artist of the Month: Scott “Scooter” Brooks

Artist of the Month: Scott “Scooter” Brooks

Passion Works is pleased to announce Scott “Scooter” Brooks as the featured artist of the month. Scooter hails from Cleveland and has quickly made his mark at Passion Works as a talented and imaginative artist who enjoys creating extraordinary artworks of everything from trains to creatures of another world. Whether he is working at his regular job […]


Featured Artist of the Month: Sarina Winner!

Featured Artist of the Month: Sarina Winner!

Sarina doesn’t draw horses or create elaborate mazes but her contribution to Passion Works art makes it even better. Sarina has mastered a collaborative process of layering lines and marks on a painting that create depth, beauty and interest to any artwork. You can see Sarina in our Liberating the Human Spirit Through the Arts video. She says art […]


Dan Schoonover, Featured Artist

Dan Schoonover, Featured Artist

You might know him as Shady Dan the entrepreneur who sells sunglasses but other than his sunglasses there’s nothing shady about Dan. While at Passion Works, Dan enjoys drawing and painting cars and often paints vibrantly colorful sunny days. We particularly like the larger than life flowers that show up in his work. Dan’s sunglasses are so […]


Featured Artist of the Month: Nancy Haines!

Featured Artist of the Month: Nancy Haines!

Not only is Nancy Haines fun and giddy but she is an awesome artist as well! Nancy has worked with Chris Biester for quite a while at ATCO on Passion Works Open Thursdays and now we are very pleased to have her attending Passion Works contributing great art. Biester says “she’s hard to keep up […]


Featured Artist: John Coey

Featured Artist: John Coey

Passion Works is pleased to have artist John Coey join our artists group. John has worked for us behind the scenes painting metal for Passion Flowers at ATCO; he holds the record for the most sheets painted in one day. As a Passion Works artist he is a great fit to the team. John is […]


Featured Artist of the Month: Pam Cline!

Featured Artist of the Month: Pam Cline!

There is no one who is more enthusiastic when it comes to making art. Pam loves attending Passion Works. She is so nice and always has a kind word. Pam’s art ability is awesome. Pam is best known for her drawing and painting of trees and her keen use of color. Pam is well rooted […]


Artist of the Month: Bill Gillespie

Artist of the Month: Bill Gillespie

Bill may not draw the fire engine or the fireman in the foreground of a painting but his contribution to the studio is red hot as he works endlessly and effortlessly drawing and painting the backgrounds of many Passion Works arts. Bill can be found using paint sticks and working on background designs for our Passion […]


Featured Artist of the Month: Jason Douglas

Featured Artist of the Month: Jason Douglas

Jason is said to have an “iconic memory for cultural symbolology,” for example he can draw the MGM logo from most any year that you mention and he is a reliable resource for advertising logo’s, lyrics and images from decades gone by. Jason loves the 80’s and Duran Duran. Jason is very caring of others. […]


Lee Collins is the Featured Artist of July!

Lee Collins is the Featured Artist of July!

We take this opportunity to introduce you to a new, talented Passion Works Artist, Lee Collins. Lee comes in to the studio twice a week and is all about making beautiful art! His art is rich with color and his images focus on home and nature. Lee’s meticulous drawings are the base for his paintings […]


Noah Hogan is our Featured Artist for the Month of June

Noah Hogan is our Featured Artist for the Month of June

Noah Hogan is an ever evolving Passion Works Artist who loves to have conversations about science, geography and languages. Much of his art focuses on depicting unusual species and at times, entertainers from different countries while exploring different media. Noah is a big, positive presence in the studio. He is a fantastic ambassador for the […]


Marilyn Tucker, featured Artist for the Month of May

Marilyn Tucker, featured Artist for the Month of May

Marilyn Tucker, Passion Works’ featured artist for May, is a delight to work with. Marilyn is a focused artist who is very enthusiastic about making art. Her work reflects her pleasant and patient personality. Marilyn often creates scenes or a collection of favorite images in her works. She is very intuitive with her color choices […]


Featured Artist: Carol Miller

Featured Artist: Carol Miller

Carole Miller has painted her way into being the Passion Works featured artist of the month for April. Carole comes to Passion Works every other Monday and has for many years. Carole’s artwork has been featured on tiles, commissioned art and other fine art pieces. Carole is a pleasure to be around. She is full […]


John Marquis, our Featured Artist for the Month of March!

John Marquis, our Featured Artist for the Month of March!

His art includes bats and castles; swirling clouds and all varieties of wild characters, John Marquis is the artist who revisits these themes with endless variety and skill! From humorous to dark themes, John’s artistic skills are amazing and continue to grow. You’ll find John’s fabulous character images on paintings, mono-prints and sculpture all around […]


Congratulations to Deb Taylor, Featured Artist for the Month of February!

Congratulations to Deb Taylor, Featured Artist for the Month of February!

Deb Taylor is a huge fan of The Ohio University Bobcats! Just the mention of their frisky mascot, Rufus, the Bobcat makes her glow with excitement. As you’d expect, images of her good friend, Rufus dominate her art. This past fall, the Ohio University Alumni Association became aware of Deb Taylor’s artistic enthusiasm and contracted […]


Many Thanks to All of our Passion Works Artists who have brightened the year!

Many Thanks to All of our Passion Works Artists who have brightened the year!

Every month, our newsletter shines a spotlight on a particular artist at Passion Works and features their work. As we say good-bye to 2011, we’d like to raise a cheer for everyone in our creative family! Passion Works Artists are known world-wide for their enthusiastic and vibrant contributions to the arts. Their works have brightened […]


Kai Wilhere is the Featured Artist for the Month of November!

Kai Wilhere is the Featured Artist for the Month of November!

Kai comes to Passion Works Studio with a real passion to create and share. Her art is drenched in soft color and reflects her interest in, and experience with international culture. Japan and Germany in particular, figure strongly into Kai’s artistic expression as well as Victorian and Gothic Lolita fashion. Kai works in all media […]


Congratulations to Patty Naffziger, Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of October!

Congratulations to Patty Naffziger, Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of October!

Patty Naffziger is as charming as she is talented. That charisma shows through in everything she does, including her art. Patty often chooses themes of home and family. She is known for her paintings of houses with glowing windows and people peering out to welcome every visitor. She also loves to draw monkeys, inspired by […]


Congratulations to Pam Cline, our Passion Works Artist for the Month of September!

Congratulations to Pam Cline, our Passion Works Artist for the Month of September!

Pam brings the colors of the rainbow and the warmth of the sun into our studio in more ways than one. Pam enjoys painting with acrylics and watercolors on a variety of surfaces; decorative boxes, vintage purses, canvas, boards and fine paper. Her brilliant color choices adorn outdoor scenes that beckon us to step in […]


Congratulations to Derek McKee, Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of August!

Congratulations to Derek McKee, Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of August!

Derek McKee is a relative new-comer to the Passion Works Studio. He brings with him, a unique style that combines strong line drawings with his playful use of bright watercolor hues. His abstract creatures are fresh, comic and inviting. Derek’s art has attracted the interests of art collectors near and far. Don’t miss this chance […]


Andy Holley is the Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of July!

Andy Holley is the Passion Works Featured Artist for the Month of July!

Andy Holley likes to shine his artistic light on people in the spotlight. His art often features American Idol contestants, rock bands and characters from his favorite TV shows or movies. Working primarily with markers, paint pens and water colors, Andy goes for the brilliant hues that mimic the intensity of his subject matter. The […]


Congratulations to Ethan Conover, Passion Works Artist for the Month of June!

Congratulations to Ethan Conover, Passion Works Artist for the Month of June!

Monday mornings haven’t been the same since Ethan Conover has joined our crew of talented artists! Ethan enters the studio with amazing energy and countless ideas he’s ready to work on! His interests range from movie characters and themes, to images of family and friends. Ethan has developed a love of line and color. While […]


Mark Hackworth And Our Fine Passion Works Artists Share the Spotlight for the Month of May!

Mark Hackworth And Our Fine Passion Works Artists Share the Spotlight for the Month of May!

We are happy to feature mentor and printmaking master Mark Hackworth along with our Passion Works artists, as the Artists of the Month. Their collaborative work has produced twenty-one, multicolored monoprints which will be featured in our One Big Family exhibition. Mark is a frequent visitor in the studio helping staff and studio artists grasp […]


Congratulations Bill Dooley, Passion Works Artist for the Month of April!

Congratulations Bill Dooley, Passion Works Artist for the Month of April!

Bill Dooley is our Master of Mythology! From Valhalla of the Vikings or Poseidon’s Children; from Excalibur of King Arthur to nuances differentiating dragons of varying cultures, Bill Dooley’s character-art embodies the essence of the legend. Bill’s unique work is easily recognized and has been a favorite of art collectors over his years of participation […]