Emily Liefke's artwork combines her passion for animals, nature and people - but not necessarily in that order. Liefke is also a guest on the new live art series, MKEfest Virtual Art Walk.
Artist of the day
Joel Kempfer's artistic focus started with photography, but with the help of technology, it has evolved into new forms. See more of his work here and meet Joel on OnMilwaukee's new, live MKEfest Virtual Art Walk series this Saturday.
Jasmine West creates community projects, children's book illustrations, graphic designs and live paintings. In her free time, she does sketches, crafts and paintings. She is also a guest on this week's MKEfest Virtual Walk Series.
Christine Winney loves ties and sewing - two passions she got from her father.
Becky Tesch makes art and jewelry from found objects and discarded items. She harbors a special affinity for bicycle parts.
Leann Wooten is very inspired by birds, particularly the Red Winged Blackbird, and many of her recent mosaic pieces reflect her appreciation for winged creatures.
Malachi Schmidt is an 18-year-old savant artist. HIs one-of-a-kind style of drawing and painting is abstract and yet captures the essence of his subjects, which range from commissioned pet portraits to influential people in history.
Sabrina Price's bright, vivid paintings focus on community, solidarity and the "new normal" since stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic. Her art is for sale online.
Historic photographer Margaret Muza is offering pay-what-you-can porch portraits for individuals and families.
Nina Trepanier-Schmidt is a Fond du Lac-based painter who operates a small business, Nina's Palette. Her paintings have been in many shows and galleries around the country. Some are for sale online and she also takes commission work.
Jill Gilbert makes soaps, lotions, deodorants and candles under the business name, MootsSoap. She particularly likes making beer soap.
Anna Warren and Sarah Heck are the talents behind Tactile Craftworks, a small, local company that creates quality, hand-crafted leather goods such as journals, passport wallets and flasks.
Artist Tiffany Miller loves to infuse striking colors in every accessory she creates under the business name, FlyBlooms. Her handmade accessories include headwraps, clutches, blooms, lapel pins, scarves, crystal jewelry, chakra sets and recently, face masks.
"If my works remind people that Milwaukee is a fun and vibrant place to be, then I have done my job," says artist James Steeno.
Because Leslie Phillips' style of art is colorful and uplifting it's particularly appealing these days. Support a local artist through this new series from OnMilwaukee.