Brian Teters is an artist who draws his inspiration from his large collection of Disney, Superhero and animal books. He has a unique style of combining tracings, collage, and stickers, intertwining his favorite characters into a larger narrative. While working, he often quotes the characters from Harry Potter or Winnie the Pooh.
Aaron Hobson started working at Art from the Heart in October, 2010. While at the studio, he says he most enjoys working on drawings and playing music. Aaron’s an easy-going, naturally-curious guy with a great sense of humor. He can often be found waltzing around, giving his best interpretations of friends, and quizzing people on his favorite “personal questions”. Besides working at Art From The Heart, Aaron also works 1 or 2 days a week at Safeway, volunteers at Loaves and Fishes, and is also actively involved with local theater company, Phame. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, playing piano, riding his bike, playing with his train set, going to church, and hanging out with family.
Richard Taccogna brings his love of puns and costumes to the studio. He once said, “This will be a very moooo-ving experience” while wearing his cow costume. He has a great love for performing and showcasing his tremendous sense of humor. He also enjoys drawing, doll making and weaving.
Yuliya Lopanova was born and raised in Uzbekistan and moved with her older sister to Portland, Oregon in 2009. Yuliya started at Art from the Heart in 2013 and has grown both as an individual and an artist. She has always loved to draw and use color, and this lifelong love and practice shows in the beautifully flowing colored pencil and watercolor work that she creates in the studio. Yuliya also loves to dance and sing, so much so that it is not uncommon to find her singing and strumming an air guitar in between brush stokes while she is developing a painting or drawing. Yuliya brings a wonderful light-hearted and bubbly personality, lots of giggling laughter, and vibrant energy to the Art from the Heart community.
Nikah joined Art from the Heart in July of 2014. She loves working on collages, often featuring humorous subjects and compositions. Her workspace is generally filled with bits of sequins, lace, magazine clippings and googley eyes galore! She says “I like making art because it feels like I’ve achieved something. I love having a space to both work on and sell my artwork.”
Art from the Heart
3505 NE Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232