Born and raised in Washington, DC., her work is influenced by street and pop art. Her style has been influenced by Japanese animation and comic book art. Through illustration, painting and mixed media art, she is focused on creating bold and colorful work showcasing her relationship with Jesus, heritage and imagination.
Madeline Kasprzak, Kennebunk, ME
Madelyn is a Kennebunk native and a science teacher at the local middle school in Kennebunk. She participated in the first Chalk the Port event in 2017 at the encouragement of her boss and friend, Wendy Good - a local watercolor artist. Madelyn had recreated some of Wendy’s work on their gallery’s chalkboard sign, so the next step was to take it to a much larger scale. Madelyn participated in the two following events, each time recreating Wendy’s watercolor works depicting some of the beautiful scenes that make Kennebunkport a truly remarkable place to live.
When she’s not in the classroom, Madelyn can be found teaching yoga at The Daily Sweat, coaching basketball at the high school, or simply enjoying life around town.
Chalk Recreation: “Sherpa” by Wendy Webster Good
When not creating large scale murals, Chelsea stays busy with Chalk Riot, her pavement art business that specializes in chalked street art, interactive anamorphic photo ops, and semipermanent ground murals. She also teaches art skills to activists on the frontlines of various social justice movements. As an organizer and artist, Chelsea is committed to art being a glue that unites forces of positive social change. She recently completed a residency at the new Moonshot Studio of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a public arts studio committed to arts accessibility and education for all.
A midwesterner at heart, Chelsea was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She then went on to live in St. Louis, Missouri and Napa, California before moving to her current home in the country’s capitol city. She lives in Washington, DC with her partner and cat, and member of the Mt. Pleasant Artist Collective.
Craig Thomas is a freelance artist living in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His first introduction to Street Art was from the movie Mary Poppins, in which the characters jump into a street painting. Now he is known for his fine art, murals, and chalk art, and his work has taken him throughout North America to Europe. Thomas works on commercial, public, student and private commissions and enjoys street painting as is gives him the opportunity to interact with the public, who can give him instant gratification and critiques.
Holland Waters Winslow, Williamsburg, VA
Abby Montembeau is an artist living and working in New England. She earned my Bachelor’s in Illustration from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I’m a freelance illustrator specializing in book, narrative, and sequential art. I love creating compelling narratives and characters with my work.
Leah Payne is an illustrator from Maine. She received her BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. My favorite things to illustrate are animals and nature, characters, and anything magical and whimsical, especially for children’s books!
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