About the Artist: Gioia Albano

Lindsay Gifford

About the Cover Artist

About the Artist: Gioia Albano

Artist, writer, yoga teacher, and sometime “therapist”, Gioia (pronounced Joy-a) Albano surrounds herself with good vibrations— a balm for healing, connection and soul searching. “I’ve always been inhabited by the certainty that we are in this material world for a reason, and I enjoy exploring the meaning of our presence here through various paths and stages,” Gioia said.

Born in Italy, Gioia began her artistic journey at an early age through drawing and writing. Then, at the age of 16, a mentor opened the door to painting. She studied fine art in Milan, and after meeting her husband and having children, (2 girls and a boy) she took a 15-year hiatus from art. Throughout those years she moved her art supplies from country to country, as they lived in Denmark, Isle of Man, and Paris, finally landing in the South of France. Gioia said each time they moved, her supplies would be there, just waiting for her to be “ready” again.

 

About the Artist: Steve Henderson

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About the Artist: Steve Henderson

Pink is excited to celebrate our 20th anninversary by inviting back the talented Steve Henderson for his second Pink cover. An incredibly prolific artist, working in charcoal, oil and watercolor to depict landscapes, seascapes and the human experience in different environments. When discussing his process, Steve often uses words like “we” and “our.” He explains: “That is what Steve Henderson Fine Art is—a partnership with my wife, Carolyn. Marketing, writing, making contacts, social media, the books all require a lot of time. So does painting. So, I paint, Carolyn writes. A marriage made in heaven.”

About the Artist: Catrin Welz-Stein

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About the Artist: Catrin Welz-Stein

Catrin Welz-Stein is known for her unique talent of combining her drawings with inspiration from art of past days, making many of her pieces have a nostalgic or vintage feel and look. With a German childhood background from Weinheim, Germany, she has always been a painter and crafter.

Catrin’s career was as graphic designer, finishing her studies in Darmstadt, and working for various agencies in Germany and the USA. Once she became a mother, she rediscovered the world of magic and fairy tales while reading to her children and became enthralled with those book illustrations which began to infiltrate her graphic design style. Nowadays, Catrin is designing illustrations for magazines and books. “I’ve never stopped working as a graphic designer completely, because I still do commissioned work and have clients, as well.”

About the Artist: Jennifer Yoswa

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About the Artist: Jennifer Yoswa

“I guess, in some ways, every painting I create is me….some sort of self-portrait in a way. The women (characters) in my paintings have something to say about love, loss, and life. They are my voice.” – Jennifer Yoswa

Visual storyteller and this month’s cover artist, Jennifer Yoswa, has a vibrant personality as bright as her colorful artwork. A self-taught oil painter, Jennifer’s art journey has been anything but ordinary. While in her late 30s, she began to feel something was missing, a piece of herself. So, surprisingly she began to get creative with everything she could think of when she put charcoal to paper. She began to study the play of light on objects, shadows, and it all seemed to feel right. From there she worked up the courage to put paint to canvas, and the rest, well, that’s history. It was a love affair that’s still going strong today.

About the Artist: Carmen G. Junyent

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About the Artist: Carmen G. Junyent

We have all heard “the eyes are the mirror of the soul.” And January’s cover artist, Carmen G. Junyent, a native and resident of Barcelona, Spain, has clearly achieved that with her unique concept of painting, with her art pieces expressing an array of sensations and emotions.

This month’s cover, entitled Mirada De Glamour-4, is inspired by the beautiful actress Audrey Hepburn. “This work belongs to the collection of paintings titled “GLAMOUR,” where I have painted several portraits inspired by the elegance, glamour, and beauty of women,” Carmen said.

About the Artist: Erisha Rubingh

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About the Artist: Erisha Rubingh

This month’s cover artist, Donna Launey, has wandered a long journey to get to her artistic dream. “Art has always held a fascination for me, explored mainly through art history classes, wandering art museums, and taking an occasional painting workshop. In my early years, my passion for medicine superseded and led me on a career path as a Diagnostic Radiologist, specializing in women’s imaging for more than 25 years,” said Donna. And now, Donna’s art career is as bold and exuberant as the colors in her vibrant artwork.

About the Artist: Donna Launey

Lindsay Gifford

About the Artist: Donna Launey

This month’s cover artist, Donna Launey, has wandered a long journey to get to her artistic dream. “Art has always held a fascination for me, explored mainly through art history classes, wandering art museums, and taking an occasional painting workshop. In my early years, my passion for medicine superseded and led me on a career path as a Diagnostic Radiologist, specializing in women’s imaging for more than 25 years,” said Donna. And now, Donna’s art career is as bold and exuberant as the colors in her vibrant artwork.

About the Artist: Molly Harrison

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About the Artist: Molly Harrison

“I have always been enchanted by beautiful fantastical masterpieces. Some love abstract art, some love realistic, some love wood carving, ceramics, or glass blowing; for me, it is fantasy art.”

Self-taught, fantasy artist Molly Harrison is a weaver of tales through captivating watercolor and ink artwork. When bringing her visions to life, Molly creates powerful compositions, usually featuring a female character, the moon, and atmosphere. “I hope my work inspires women to be their most powerful, in essence, meaning to embrace their femininity with abandon. Make no apologies for being beautifully, uniquely you,” Molly shared.

About the Artist: Candace Whittemore Lovely

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About the Artist: Candace Whittemore Lovely

“If I could write I would; instead, I tell stories in paint.”
– Candace Lovely

Pink Magazine is delighted to have American Impressionist Painter and legendary local artist Candace Whittemore Lovely gracing the cover of our magazine once again for an unprecedented eleventh issue. Candace is a Copley Master, trained in the Boston School tradition. From the start, Her self-professed “fascination of the woman” has been in perfect symmetry with friend and Publisher Elizabeth Millen’s Pink philosophy of celebrating women.

 

About the Artist: Jill Haney Neal

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About the Artist: Jill Haney Neal

Ladies, raise your wine glasses in salute to Jill Haney Neal, our August issue Cover Artist who’s whimsical, bodacious babes have graced a variety of artworks including paintings, wine labels, coffee mugs and Pink’s October 2016 and June 2020 magazine covers: Welcome back, Jill!

Jill believes women were created in God’s image with a universal spirit and are equally loved regardless of size, ethnicity, or background. “There is an edginess to my art and from what I’ve been told, I’m still breaking barriers. When you get women together, they are funny and sexy, it’s just part of our essence.”

About the Artist: Lori Portka

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About the Artist: Lori Portka

Amos Hummell has been a doodler all his life. For the past 35 years, the self-trained, June Pink cover artist has been a colorful, folk-art inspired fixture on the local Lowcountry art scene.
Though he dabbled in the traditional medium of “paint-on-anything” a few years ago, Amos’ playful style comes to life mostly on canvas these days. However, his work still fabulously explores beyond the lines and is far looser than the confines of formality. We’re not saying this just to be catchy—Amos truly is famous in the Lowcountry and beyond. Not only is he creative, his use of color and his perspective on the ordinary is what makes his work so extraordinary. He was Pink Magazine’s sixth artist, way back in 2004, to ever grace a cover. His style is all his own, he is one cool dude, and Pink is lucky to be able to work with him for the third time in featuring his art.

About the Artist: Amos Hummell

Lindsay Gifford

About the Artist: Amos Hummell

Amos Hummell has been a doodler all his life. For the past 35 years, the self-trained, June Pink cover artist has been a colorful, folk-art inspired fixture on the local Lowcountry art scene.
Though he dabbled in the traditional medium of “paint-on-anything” a few years ago, Amos’ playful style comes to life mostly on canvas these days. However, his work still fabulously explores beyond the lines and is far looser than the confines of formality. We’re not saying this just to be catchy—Amos truly is famous in the Lowcountry and beyond. Not only is he creative, his use of color and his perspective on the ordinary is what makes his work so extraordinary. He was Pink Magazine’s sixth artist, way back in 2004, to ever grace a cover. His style is all his own, he is one cool dude, and Pink is lucky to be able to work with him for the third time in featuring his art.

About the Artist: Tia Riva

Lindsay Gifford

About the Artist: Tia Riva

“Don't be afraid to make waves, the moon does it all the time.”

Tia Riva has been creating artwork for as long as she can remember, in every form, with every media, in every creative way she could imagine.

She initially fell for watercolors, and after years of riding her artistic wave in life and graduating with an Associates in Fine Art, Tia discovered her niche: a mixed-media watercolor illustrator. This self-titled genre is a melding of happiness, combining her love of whimsy, positivity, and fulfilling quotes. Her artwork comes alive through layers of watercolors, ink, salt, Prismacolors and bits and pieces from old and new. The vibrant colors, textures, symbols, words, and patterns provide inspiration beyond paper. After the pieces dry, she meticulously details each one with Prismacolor and metallic markers. Deep feelings and emotions resonate with each of her one-of-a-kind pieces.

About the Artist: John Crum

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About the Artist: John Crum

As an artist, John Crum strives to develop paintings that speak about the world and the moments that affect our lives and environment—personal moments that have made a fond memory or lasting imprint. He believes a painting should evoke thought, awaken a memory, or spark an idea. “My subjects begin as an observation or in a passing moment. Capturing that image and putting the message onto canvas is my most gratifying accomplishment. I consider a painting successful when the viewer stops, takes a closer look, and then smiles,” said John.

About the Artist: Joyce Huntington

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About the Artist: Joyce Huntington

Joyce Huntington, who’s artwork is founded in energy, is always looking for ways to get her energy out there. She’s excited to do this through Pink as our cover artist this month.

Joyce’s work is always a meditative process. Many of the images she paints are given to her during meditation, or come during those moments between worlds, when one is just waking up. “I don’t try to figure out their meanings, I just paint the vision. Time stops when I start mixing colors; intuition guides my strokes. Painting is all about discovery, making connections between the subconscious mind, the hand, and the canvas. There’s always a surprise when I put down the brush and move back, always more and less than I intended,” said Joyce. It is usually at this point she begins to see and understand what her subconscious was manifesting during her state of deep thought.