An Interview with Leigh Cortez

Leigh Cortez is an art student-turned-artillery-soldier-turned-milspouse-and-tattoo-artist-turned-MFA-student-turned-artist. Her bold and compelling work is layered with autobiographical meaning. With her paintings, Leigh invites a dialogue both within the military community and with “outsiders” exploring modern military life, tradition, trauma, unpredictability, and belonging.  Leigh’s thoughtful descriptions of her work and process, as well as her candid story about …

An Interview with Kirsten Carlson

Kirsten in Washington DC posed next to her artwork on display at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Juried Art Show

Kirsten Carlson is a scientist-artist who’s work inspires wonder, awe, and appreciation of the natural world.  Her work ranges in form from detailed scientific illustration to whimsical children’s stories and illustrations to sketching and painting. Kirsten’s work examines and highlights the extraordinary beauty all around us in the natural world. She reminds us to look, …