As a child he idolized the Spanish artist. Now Tom Edwards emulates Picasso's work ethic and multimedia style.
Little Rock artist Erin Lorenzen succeeds with a design inspired by hometown pride and a passion for travel.
Olivia Trimble is a second-generation sign painter and designed the cover art for vol. 2 of Arkansas Made Magazine.
In recent years, Springdale has come into its own as a hotspot for the arts, and Jonathan and Amber Perrodin, the husband and wife team behind Perrodin Supply Co. have been right at the heart of it. The couple have been producing art, canvases and woodwork for years, and in 2012 began selling their wares online. After a response that the Perrodins call “tremendous,” they expanded into retail sales of artistic services and goods.
Bobby and Clayton Chamberlain of American Native describe their business as “a new company rooted in some old-fashioned ideas.” The brothers are both trained in design, and that training, coupled with a desire to create beautiful things by hand led to the founding of their Fayetteville denim and leather company.
Arkansas Made caught up with the brothers to ask them about what inspires them, and to get some insight into the hard work and dedication that makes their products so unique.
Brandy Thomason McNair launched Bella Vita jewelry in 2008, and today her work can be found in more than 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States. One of those stores is McNair's own Bella Vita store in a century-old building in downtown Little Rock, making McNair a vital part of the ongoing revitalization of Arkansas’ capital city.