Contemporary southwest artist L.C. Herst observes her subjects through sketching, and photography. Powerful abstract and impressionistic backgrounds are infused behind traditional subjects throughout her body of work creating vibrant compositions and one of a kind original oil paintings.
Arizona western artist L.C. Herst masterfully creates fine western paintings which include Indian Paintings, Horse Paintings, and colorful Cowboy and Cowgirl art.
I am a Street Photographer, an activist, a vagabond, a mom, a wannabe rockstar and a really, really big nerd. I have journeyed to the Grand Cayman Islands, Canada, Mexico, Bali and 48 out of 50 states in the US with my camera. In addition to earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography, I spent over 5 years shooting women’s roller derby as the staff photographer of the Arizona Roller Derby League, earning myself the nickname, Triggerhappy.
My artwork has appeared in a variety of publications and media outlets such as Drift Travel Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Skin and Ink Magazine, Five on Five Magazine, The Advocate, Inspired Eye Magazine, Nailed! Magazine, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Electric Mustache, The Phoenix New Times, The East Valley Tribune, Studio Vox, SLAM Magazine, Tempe Starving Artist Magazine, HBO’s original TV series: Enlightened starring Laura Dern, GSNTV’s hit show: Skin Wars, featuring Ru Paul, Hawaii 5-0 on CBS TV and multiple books depicting the growing sport of women’s roller derby.
My work is described as phrenic figurative studies in the tradition of historical Romanticism . It’s the heroic or tragic figure behind an idea or notion. In my paintings, I intend to explore the emotion of an idea or thought. With the act of observation as the active and subjective author of our reality, imagination becomes, in part, responsible for describing this labyrinth of life. I must explore it and painting satisfies this. I must paint ad inexplorata.
Abstract expressionist whimsical and light hearted – commissions welcome – public, corporate, residential – large scale to small.
Paintings by Li Hua Mahalik
Li Hua paints in oil mostly but is venturing into acrylic. Her recent projects, besides Landscapes,Still Life and Portraits, include Painterly Abstract. Li Hua lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Mark.