In this series I spotlight some of my favorite artists, many of who inspire me and my designs in some way. I hope you find a new favorite to love!
Artist + Business Name:
Alynn Guerra of Red Hydrant Press
What I love about her style:
I have always been drawn to linocuts and the natural texture they create. And despite my love of bright color I can truly appreciate the high contrast that black and white brings. One of Guerra's pieces, the poster design for the 2011 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, anchors a wall in my living room and I've continued to us black, white, and red as the color theme for that room. Additionally, I also appreciate her themes of nature and her commentary on life through the use of skeletons (reminiscent of Day of the Dead imagery from her native Mexico).
What I love about her:
First, I am always inspired by women artists who are also entrepreneurs. I keep my eyes on them for a guide to what is possible with my own business. Despite moving here as an adult, Guerra is deeply integrated within the Grand Rapids arts scene and I admire her dedication to being a part of a larger community.
Getting to know printmaker Alynn Guerra as she works to recover from flooding in Tanglefoot Studio
Light Conversations | February 2019
Guerra’s Grit: Artist Alynn Guerra doesn’t have time to lounge around
Cultured GR | February 2018