Visual Art – Issue 17 – Fall 2022

Artwork ‘Lifeguard, Copacabana Beach, Brazil,’ by Roger Camp

Roger Camp is the author of three photography books including the award winning Butterflies in Flight, Thames & Hudson, 2002 and Heat, Charta, Milano, 2008. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The New England Review, Pank, Folio and the New York Quarterly. His work is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery, NYC. More of his work may be seen on

Artwork ‘Out of Bounds,’ by Gaby Bedetti

Gaby Bedetti’s poems, photos, and translations have appeared in Cold Mountain Review, Los Angeles Review, and World Literature Today. An Artistic Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women supported her work on a poetry collection exploring issues of aging and ageism. She is circulating a co-translation the selected poems of Henri Meschonnic, a poet who eschewed traditional forms and believed in language’s ability to dissolve borders.

Artwork ‘Jamie,’ by Donald Patten

Donald Patten is a draftsmen from Belfast, Maine. As a draftsman, he produces live figure drawing, and also makes oil paintings & graphic novels. Artworks of his have been exhibited in galleries across the Midcoast region of Maine. He posts his art on Newgrounds at

Artwork ‘Memory’s Eye,’ by Owen Brown

Owen Brown was born in Chicago, trained as a classical musician, took his first art class at 23, and much of what he’s wanted to do since then has been paint. Brown holds degrees from Yale College and the University of Chicago, and was a degree student at California College of the Arts. He lived for over 30 years in San Francisco, where he was represented by Meridian Gallery. He now lives in Minneapolis. Brown has exhibited in juried shows and solo exhibits throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. His works have been acquired by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Nature Conservancy, the Minnesota Historical Society, the University of Chicago and the Weisman Museum of Minneapolis, and can be found in collections in this country, Europe, and Asia. Brown has had residencies at Air Le Parc in France, and at the Land Institute in Kansas, where he created his first installation: “Units of Measure.” He is represented nationally by Holly Hunt and Gallery 13, he shows regionally at Veronique Wantz and Grand Hand, and has collaborated with artists of other disciplines, such as Emily Wolahan and Anat Shinar.

Artwork ‘Filing System,’ by Phillip Temples

Phillip Temples is still trying to make sense of it all. Writing and photography help. He can be followed at or on Twitter @PhilTemples.

Artwork ‘Inside Taxi,’ by Camilla Rodriquez Teen photographer in California.

Artwork ‘Forever and a Day,’ by GJ Gillespie

GJ Gillespie is a collage artist living in a 1928 Tudor Revival farmhouse overlooking Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island (north of Seattle). In addition to natural beauty, he is inspired by art history — especially mid century abstract expressionism. The “Northwest Mystics” who produced haunting images from this region 60 years ago are favorites. Winner of 19 awards, his art has appeared in 56 shows and numerous publications. When he is not making art, he runs his sketchbook company Leda Art Supply.


Artwork ‘Blend,’ by R. Mac Jones

R. Mac Jones is a writer and visual artist. His work has appeared in venues such as NonBinary Review, Penumbric, Strange Horizons, and iō Literary Journal’s Refractions.

Artwork ‘Abstract Portrait 6-29-2022,’ by Hanna Wright

Hanna Marie Dean Wright is a self-taught folk artist residing in Keavy, Kentucky. She uses her experiences from growing up in rural South-Eastern Kentucky, teaching special education classes, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder to inspire her unique works of art. Hanna Wright uses bold lines and bright colors to create abstract figures with relatable and at times deeply emotional expressions. Hanna was born in Barbourville, Kenucky on April 15th, 1993. Hanna graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in 2015 with degrees in Special Education Behavioral Disabilities and Elementary Education.

Hanna Wright’s mamaw, Geraldine Scalf, has had a great impact on Hanna’s art career and works as fellow folk artist residing in Barbourville, Kentucky. Hanna was adopted at the age of 4 and moved from Barbourville to Keavy, Kentucky. She now teaches special education in the Laurel County School District and spends most of her free time creating unique works of art on paper, canvas, wood, and reclaimed scrap materials. Hanna most enjoys drawing her expressive “Starmen” and painting abstract figures and faces on reclaimed wooden panels.

Hanna Wright’s collection of art contains over 2000 works of art on paper and over 400 paintings of all sizes. Hanna’s artwork has been gaining popularity on the internet since 2015 and her artwork has been sought after by art galleries on a global scale. Hanna has had opportunities to display her artwork in galleries from Australia to New Mexico. “My artwork addresses the mute expression and range of heart-felt emotions experienced by the human race. Art is something people should be able to relate to. Art is a visceral experience that can be accessed by all regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, or identity.”