We are honored to work with artists who not only have extraordinary talent but a shared passion for our mission. Our journal covers include original artwork from a diverse group of artists, photographers, and designers, adding to the unique, and intentional nature of our writing journals.
– Food and Lifestyle Photographer
Bob Johndrow is a food and lifestyle photographer based on Minneapolis, Minnesota. His food styling and food photos have been featured in cookbooks, newspapers, magazines, restaurant websites and marketing collateral. In August 2019, Bob’s cookbook, Boat Cooking and Entertaining, was published by Mill City Press.
– Mixed Media Artist
Bonny Hawley weaves from the fabrics of ancient worlds and threads of her imagination to create her mysterious flowing acrylic mixed media artwork. She strives to uplift and inspire the viewer’s spirit. Imagination and experimentation are her driving forces. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and the sea that surrounds her living in Naples, Florida.
Dean Kube was born in St. Louis, MO. Kube is a figurative painter and works predominantly in the medium of acrylic/mixed medium on birch panels. Kube completed a BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He has had several solo shows and group shows in Kansas City at Weinberger Fine Art, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Blue Gallery and numerous juried national exhibitions in Atlanta, New York City and Taos, NM. He lives and works in Kansas City, MO and is represented by Weinberger Fine Art.
– Fine Art Photographer
A native of Southport England with over thirty years of experience, Gareth Rockliffe has achieved international recognition for his soulful landscape photography and has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. Gareth’s work has been featured in such publications as Naples Illustrated, Gulf Shore Life, Portfolio Magazine, Florida Weekly, Life in Naples, and Boston’s North Shore Life.
A five times recipient of the title of “Honorary Color Master, Gareth received an international color award from the prestigious Photography Masters Cup. In 2013, Gareth won an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the International Kontinent Awards, and that same year Clyde Butcher presented him with an award at the Annual Rookery Bay Photographic Competition. In 2015 Gareth was a winner of the PDN World In Focus Travel Photography contest and was a nominee for the International Black and White Spyder Awards.
Gareth likes to control the whole process of his art, from capturing the beauty that lays before his lens, to the actual printing and framing of his gorgeous limited edition museum prints. “Landscape photography became a passion for me after capturing a singular image in my early twenties. It was a pivotal photograph, as I realized this particular day was the beginning of developing my own “voice”.
“There is a distinctive style that threads its way through Gareth’s work which is a mix of both beauty and emotion and invites the viewer to that exact spot…that suspended magical moment in time.”
- Pop Culture Artist
Marcus Zotter is an emerging artist based in Naples, Florida who specializes in pop culture portraits. Inspired by urban street art, Zotter works with a wide variety of mediums, most notably, spray paints. Zotter travels throughout the country to create large-scale murals on commission. He is known locally for his energizing live painting sessions, which often support meaningful charitable causes.
- Youth Artist
Kennedy Burger is a youth artist with a passion for life, learning and creative expression. At the age of five, Kennedy was diagnosed with a rare kidney disorder that led to daily dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant in 2019 at the age of 10. During her many hospital stays, Kennedy embraced reading, writing, drawing, music and other creative endeavors to stay uplifted. Her joyful, resilient spirit became an inspiration to many as she and her mother used their challenges to help other children, and their families, facing serious medical conditions. Kennedy served as 2017 Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network of St. Louis and has been a long-time patient advocate, fundraiser and spokesperson for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, where she received her life-saving treatment and transplant. She now combines her love of art, writing and service to others as a contributing artist for Purpose Journal by Purpose Journey®.
- Painter and Illustrator
Richard Kirk is an oil painter living and teaching in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida. His current paintings are figurative and photorealistic, but he has worked extensively as an illustrator, portrait painter and still life painter. Currently, his paintings are on display at www.richardvkirk.com He teaches classes in Advanced Oil/Acrylic Painting, Figure Drawing and Portrait Painting at both the Naples Art Association and the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs.
Richard studied illustration at Palomar College in San Marcos, California and established his illustration business from Boston, Massachusetts. His illustration clients included Hoods Milk, Dexter Shoes, Fidelity Investment, RGA Publishing, Cahners Publishing and Harvard Magazine, to name a few.
In addition, Richard has written and self-published four books designed to help his students learn the basics of drawing, painting, portrait painting and color theory. His fundamental belief about painting shapes his work and his teaching: “Creating a painting does not make one an artist. Artists create something extraordinary from their experience, knowledge and ability. Until a painter has discovered and is able to pull instantly from these three primary conditions, he or she is a student. Still, taking pride in being a student moves you closer to creating art.”