Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Natalya Sots

 Natalya Sots is an artist originally from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan but has lived in Chicago’s suburb of Schaumburg since 2002.



Natalya got started as an artist in high school when she worked at a ceramics factory where she decorated the dishes before they were glazed and fired.


Prior to graduation from college, Natalya started working as an art teacher at a private art school in Pavlodar.


She was given a course in ceramics as the medium to introduce these children to the wonderful world of art, and was asked to develop a program for it.


She developed her technique and style while working on the program for kids.


Natalya’s whimsical ways have turned her love of art into a cornicopia of lucious ceramics, bright and intricate.


From butter dishes to cups and teapots, Natalya Sots colorful creations can be found at

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Craig L. Haupt

In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream — Lingering in the golden gleam — Life, what is it but a dream?

~~Lewis Carroll

SHe loves me not

Craig L Haupt is a Maryland based artist who works with Pen & Ink, watercolor, color pencil, and acrylics to create whimsical abstract images.

The words of artist Craig L. Haupt are as honest as his works.

25, 2/24/09, 9:43 AM, 8C, 6828x8664 (468+1128), 100%, Custom, 1/40 s, R48.8, G4.1, B19.9

“Though having earned an Art Education degree in 1999 (at 50 years old) and taking the required art courses, I am for the most part self-taught.”

Bowling, 12/2/10, 12:38 PM, 8C, 7052x8123 (232+1382), 100%, Custom, 1/40 s, R69.8, G29.2, B45.3

“During my professional career, the early and latter part has been mechanical drawing/drafting. From childhood to present, I have been surrounded by my doodles and countless stick figures that have never left me.”

Pirates in a bathtub

“Over time, they all have been unintentionally blending to create a menagerie of different subjects.”

41, 9/30/09, 2:57 PM, 8C, 6612x7596 (528+1464), 100%, Custom, 1/40 s, R46.5, G2.7, B18.9

 Craig’s artwork can be found in several spots around the galaxy — his blog is, his website is, and his FaceBook Art Page is Craig L Haupt.

The couple

Take some time and explore his works. You will enjoy them as I do.