LOCAL ARTISTS WE LOVE

At Roots Hair Salon, we love our community. We love to bring people together, advocate and support each other!
 Here are some local artists we love and would like to share with you. 

 
 
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Heather McQueen


A ceramic artist by trade, Heather also enjoys being a musician and a cave explorer.  She is known to be an excellent drum-maker, art teacher and facilitator, and enjoys inspiring people to follow their dreams.  Her musical pursuits include percussion, especially of the Middle East & North Africa, where ceramic drums enjoy a longstanding tradition.  Photo: Dan Merlo Photography.  

Heather is the Manager at Roots Hair Salon, you can see her all the time!  

 
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Lauren Feece

Lauren Feece makes art to connect humans to each other, to nature, to power, to healing, to energy, to change.
Lauren's work was featured in the salon in early 2017.
 
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Elain O'Sullivan

I now live and create in Chicago. I draw, photograph and make sculpture. My primary sculpture medium is porcelain fired to 2100f. My glazes are all designed to make the most of random /controlled interactions with my porcelain canvasses. Most works are fired multiple times to achieve  the required intent with the elements.

Also as a practicing Buddhist, my artwork is entwined with our human experience. The porcelain allows me to renders the beauty and chaos that we call our lives. 

Elain's artwork was with us in Spring 2017

 

Darrell Roberts

My painting process is not dissimilar to the continual push and pull on the growing metropolis; as crews raze a structure so others are building new projects. In the way a mark is applied, a color is laid down and then scraped up and moved away, only to let another layer build-up the painting.

Darrell's work was at the salon during Summer 2017

Lamda Mahra

I am notably inspired by "mythology spanning across several cultures", urban arts, graffiti, and comic books, as well as Art Nouveau architecture, art, and jewelry. My work blends my passions in many unique ways. My love of nature and the female form is brought to life using a combination of my formal training and self-taught skills.

Lamda participated in the September 2017 Artisan Market

 
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Zitlali Yunuhem

Mexican born artist, ZITLALI YUNUHEM's work invokes the visual language of her people through the use of color, shape and material choice. As a Chicago based artist, she explores her cultural identity through a contemporary, urban, lovingly conscious lens. "Mi arte sirve como un acto de amor y resistencia para Pachamama y mis Antepasados."

Zitlali participated in the September 2017 Artisan Market

 

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Henna by Lola

Sheila Chandra is a Chicago-based henna artist, whose creations adorn the skin for a short time only.  Used in many cultures as a blessing and for health benefits, henna tattoos are unique and designed to fit the individual.

Henna designs were available at the September 2017 Artisan Market

Renee Steward Art
 
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Renee Steward

I love people. I love everything really. If you feel so inclined, shoot me a message- to collaborate, to work with me, to tell me what you think of my art. This page is here for you because nothing I do would matter if I didn't share it.  

Renee was featured at the October 2017 Artisan Market

 

Olivia Tousius

Ollie specializes in "organized chaos" and "working with what you have."  She creates original collages, text art, and upcycled fashion & vintage items.  

Ollie showed at the October 2017 Artisan Market

 

Lewis Lain

Lewis Lain is a narrative visual artist and illustrator from Chicago.  He uses "resonant" materials (reclaimed windows, found glass and recycled cardboard) as tools to reveal an ongoing story by an "enlightened" typeface designer named 53947.  The paintings contain bold color, elevated layers and interlocking 'line work.'  Further exploration with resonant materials led to an ongoing cardboard sculptural series, "Cardboard Forge."  

Lewis' work was on show in early Fall 2017

 

Laura Mae Noble

We love them. Terrariums represent the natural world in miniature, a real and living ecosystem, enclosed in a glass vessel, that evolves over time.

Noble Terraria are beautiful designed objects; they are also real places, however small, where we participate with growing, thriving life…and life is great!

Laura Mae is a versatile artist originally from Vermont.  Her plant bottles and moss gardens are a delightful addition to any interior.  She is also a skilled painter and teacher.  

LauraMae brought her lively creations to our  November 2017 Artisan Market.

 

Natalie Osborne

With a boldly painted graphic style and a unique take on upcycling, Natalie Osborne is a Chicago-based artist whose creative streak seems to know no bounds.  

We especially loved her paintings on fashion magazine pages, and her customized jean jackets!  She was one of our featured artists at the November Artisan Pop-Up.

 

Nicole Proctor

Nicole was a featured artist at our December 2017 Artisan Market.  Her colorful jewelry designs were complimented by handmade fabric gift boxes.  

 

 

Neil Cohen

"I photograph my environment, from the mountains of concrete, glass and steel that makes up the skyline of downtown Chicago, to the details of my home, and even my body. I find beauty and uniqueness in what some might say is mundane.

I was born and raised in Chicago. I studied Chicago's part in architectural history, as well as the history of the photographers who used Chicago as the backdrop (and subject matter) for their work. As Chicago changes, I want to continue the tradition of documenting how we change with it, and how we shape Chicago moving forward."