Bear Creek is proud to announce this years Visual Artist lineup!
Dean Arscott was born and raised in central Maryland and ventured to Sarasota, FL in 2004 to go to art school. He now resides in St. Pete, FL live painting as much as possible. "Thank you to the whole Bear Creek family. It's an honor to be part of my favorite festival."
Carrie Curtis is a Third Generation Florida Folk Artist. Carrie's work has been showcased at numerous festival's throughout the Southeast including: Bear Creek Music and Art Festival(2006-2012), Wanee Music Festival(2009-2012), Langerado Music Festival (2005-2008), Bonnaroo Music Festival (2006-2010), SunFest Music and Art Festival(2011)JAMBANDO(2009-2012), SURF Expo(2009-2010), Orlando Museum of Art City Art's Factory, G.A.R.P. Gallery, United Arts Grant Recipient Mallory Square Artist,Key West. She incorporates mixed mediums and original poetry on hand stretched canvas and skateboard deck's.
Stephen Barry started drawing and painting at an early age, graduated from UF with a BFA in Drawing in 1998, has worked in galleries in Florida and at the Orlando Museum of Art and currently resides in Tampa, FL. Music has been a constant inspiration throughout Stephen's life and plays a major part in the creation process for him. So come out and hear some great music, see some great art being created and take home some art to remember the experience! Thank you for your continued support of live art and music.
Spence is a self taught doodler who enjoys creating art out of recycled materials. Bean works with a variety of mediums and works with 3D and UV paintings. He has a love for music and combines his live of art with music by showcasing his work at music festivals and venues across Florida. Bean has been working with Live Nation for the past two years creating stage props and backdrops. Bean is ecstatic to be back at Bear Creek this year.
Jim Jackson is a professional commercial and fine artist who has committed his mind, heart, and soul to his art since the age of six. Born and raised in Florida, Jim was originally recognized for his raw talent. His organic skills have flourished throughout his life and continue to do so with over 23 years of working experience. Jim is a self-taught, self-employed professional with various clients including the Hard Rock Cafe International for well over a decade, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, LYNX – Orlando Bus Painting Program, and quite a few others. He has a menagerie of private art collectors who hold a strong interest in his cutting edge oil paintings. He now has his own art studio in College Park.
Christian Jaxtheimer is a freelance Illustrator and Painter living and working in Savannah, GA. He started live painting in 2009 when he moved back to Savannah, GA. Opposing forces are usually at work, coming together rather than driving apart. Jaxtheimer tries to bring out the beauty in everything from rigid geometry to soft feminine forms and is completely obsessed with color, shape, composition. Christian tries to intermingle all these to create something that is both intricately detailed and boldly graphic. Above all else, he wants viewers to have fun with the themes he explores in his works. He attempts to tell a story that is both ancient and futuristically interstellar.
Spawned and evolved in Richmond, Va, long ago, Thomas wandered the lonely and dusty roads and cliff-sides in hopes of distributing the plague of imagery. In hopes to be able to spread such a disease, he came across a social and invasive medium of live art. He has been able to infect both those who least expect it, and the ones who can see it coming directly for them. No one can help you now, and what has been seen cannot be unseen.
Emily Kell is an artist from Alexandria, VA, currently living and working in Savannah, GA, where she graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in painting. When not painting, she spends her time creating fun wearable art in the form of clothing and accessories and doing live painting and body painting for concerts and festivals. My art aims to articulate a sense of awe and beauty, and to ask all of those important questions, with an understanding that the answers are infinite. My aim is to spread love and joy through my art and craft.
Bubonic Vibes are creations channeling the positive ideas around us, hopefully bringing happiness into someones heart and passing on the idea that we are all in this together.
Chryssha Guidry was born in 1991 in Titusville Florida. She is currently receiving her BFA with a major in Fine Art and Psychology from Flagler College. She has been included in various exhibitions and many galleries in her local community. Actions and relationships remain organic as in nature, which inspires her creations.
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Florida native, Under the Influence Artist John Moorer, aka Painter John, now resides in Asheville, NC. You can find Painter John at almost any southeastern music event documenting the experience with multi-color and light infused pageantry as he dances around the canvas as he has done for years on tour and in the scene. His muse is live and colorful. His art, a narrative of the live show, garnishes the collections of Michael Franti, Warren Haynes, Donna the Buffalo, Larry Keel, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and countless others all over the world. Be sure to experience the energy of Painter John and it'll surely be a show to remember.
Beginning in 1999 at a Phish festival, ODENEDO has enjoyed over a decades worth of festival appearances creating more than 1,000 live artworks in his self-described "Abstractedelicaturistic" style, and remains continually grateful to be able to share his love of art and music with the world.