Meet the Artists
JK is a dreamer living and working somewhere in the wild mountains of Utah. Before taking on his alias, JK.Dreamer spent his youth pursuing a career in animation, hoping to work on big budget movies. He spent his formative years building the foundation of his artistry and spent the first two years of his college career pursuing an art degree. Soon however, life got in the way. Upon learning of the impending birth of his first child, he decided to do the responsible thing and switch his degree to finance, eventually landing a run-of-the-mill job in a corporate office.
For a while, he was happy, or so he thought. But a steady salary and job security weren’t enough to make up for the loss of his artistic ambitions. During endless hours spent staring into his computer, he began dreaming about returning to the life of an artist. With one child already born and another one on the way, he knew it wouldn’t be easy. It wasn’t the most practical decision, but with thoughts of philosophy, nature, and art circling his mind, he knew he had to take the plunge.
Inspired by his lifelong love of wildlife, JK.Dreamer launched Camp Hollow - an artistic collection specializing in porcelain animal jewelry and figurines. Not only were these charming little creations an overnight hit, but they allowed the artist and to begin expanding his vision. Since then, he has branched off into several different mediums, expanding his empire and spreading his love of nature with an ever-growing collection of followers.
JK.Dreamer may not be a real name, but the feelings inspired by his art couldn’t be truer. He has grown into an exceptionally interesting creator, constantly finding new ways to express the magic of nature. JK.Dreamer is excited to take his career to new levels as he continues to explore new ways to use his artwork to inspire and uplift.
Nod is an innovative, forward thinking artist specializing in sculpture, ceramics, and moldings. A gifted creator of 3-dimensional art, his creative designs make him a perfect fit at Camp Hollow. He is a dedicated craftsman, with a unique process that ensures every piece he creates will be a vibrant, one-of-a-kind work of art.
An incredible amount of work goes into creating even the smallest work of art for Nod. First, he begins with raw materials. From there, he grinds and mixes them down, separating metals from water, and creating a slip casting. This allows him to dissemble his mould in a neat and orderly fashion, giving him the shape that will form the foundation of the piece.
From there, Nod carefully cleans the shape before baking it at six hundred fifty degrees Celsius. This hardens the materials, ensuring that they will retain their form for years. Then comes the fun part. Nod meticulously decorates the item, object, using a bright color pallet and an array of fascinating shapes. The object is then glazed and baked again at thirteen hundred degrees Celsius, leading to a stunning final product.
Nod’s attention to detail is second to none, as is his love for making uplifting works of art. He is a natural fit at Camp Hollow and is looking forward to many years of fruitful creation.
Gabi is a sculptor with a passion for creating imaginative, animal themed works of art. Being creative gives her a sense of inner happiness and peace, feelings which she wishes to convey with every piece she designs. She believes that artists have the ability to reflect the world around them, reveal hidden truths, or simply create new realities.
Gabi is entirely self taught as an artist, giving her a distinctive voice. She is a patient, introspective artist with an uncanny ability to create fascinating animal themed images. Gabi continues to grow as both an artist and individual, and is dedicated to making the most of her unique abilities.
Gayana is a stop motion specialist based in Moscow, Russia. A lifelong artist with a passion for finding beauty in the ordinary, she is excited to bring her lovely visualizations to Camp Hollow. Creative, ambitious, and dedicated to creating meaningful art, she is excited to embrace whatever possibilities the future holds.
Gayana’s art education has been diverse and prolific. She originally fell in love with the melancholic beauty of artists like Van Gogh, and spent much of her childhood learning about the great painters. Eventually, she pivoted into fashion history, and later, working in the television industry. Every one of these experiences gave her the unique opportunity to continue growing as an artist.
Aside from spending time with her family, nothing brings Gayana more joy than bringing characters and stories to life. She loves the feeling of creating new worlds for her audience to take part in. Gayana looks forward to sharing her passion with like minded individuals around the world.
Anna’s vivid imagination and childlike sense of wonder make her a perfect addition to Camp Hollow’s artistic family. A devoted illustrator, wife, and mother, Anna is passionate about embellishing the world around her to reveal the beauty that surrounds us. Her goal is to design imaginative imagery that reminds people to slow down and enjoy the magic of the natural world.
Anna’s career as an artist began during her childhood, when she showed a keen interest in drawing, knitting, and sewing. As an adult, she would study architecture at university, deepening her knowledge of visual design. However, rather than take a job in Architecture, she decided to start a family first, giving her the freedom to freely pursue her passion for illustration.
Since then, Anna has consistently kept herself busy, working on a dazzling array of artistic projects, ranging from leather work to acrylic drawings. Today, she spends most of her time indulging in her true passion - watercolors. She is dedicated to consistently growing as an artist, revealing new sides of her imagination with every piece she creates.
Anna is particularly adept at designs centered around wild and domestic animals. Naturally, this makes her a perfect fit for Camp Hollow. She is excited about the opportunity to pursue her passion with a team of like minded artists while sharing her wonderful designs with the world.
Hannah believes that an artist's purpose in life is to illuminate the beautiful connections that bring human beings together. As a freelance animator, illustrator, and designer, she has created inspiring content for countless clients. Creativity is a source of pure joy for Hannah, and she intends to do everything in her power to use her artistic abilities to make the world a more positive place.
Hannah was born in Durham, North Carolina. She took a keen interest in the arts at a young age and began studying modern dance as a teenager. After graduating from The North Carolina School of the Arts, she embarked on a rewarding dancing career that saw her performing all over her home region. Eventually, she would pivot to clay animation, which proved to be the perfect art form for her to take advantage of her many creative interests.
Hannah currently lives in New Jersey, where she creates and collaborates with her husband at Berlin Studios. She is dedicated to working ceaselessly to find new ways of expressing her interest in nature, love, music, and human connection.
Joe, AKA American Trappist, is a non-binary multi-disciplinary artist with a unique way of bringing his creative vision to life. He dives deeply into the intricacies of life, exploring difficult topics with the goal of creating an enduring source of inspiration and growth. Joe believes that art provides people with a way of finding their true selves, and he is steadfastly committed to accomplishing this goal.
Joe has always been particularly attracted to abstract, chaotic, and ultimately beautiful works of art. From the melancholy poetry of Leonard Cohen to the surreal imagery of Rene Magritte, he has always been attracted to artists who approach their work with no fear. He has led a prolific career as a touring musician and film photographer, always approaching his work with the same level of care and craftsmanship.
Joe currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, Hannah. He remains true to his goal of acting as a 'steward of the human condition,' hoping to ultimately create art that will long outlive him.