Maureen Bloomfield, Editor
Maureen’s first job on The Artist’s Magazine was as a ghostwriter; she soon became senior editor of Watercolor Magic (now Watercolor Artist) and then of The Artist’s Magazine and Artist’s Sketchbook. While she was editor of The Pastel Journal, she and Jamie Markle, editor of North Light Books, edited Pure Color: the Best of Pastel. As an undergraduate she minored in the history of art and later spent a year studying the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance in Florence. She has a master of arts degree in poetry from Indiana University (Bloomington). Her essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, ARTnews, Dialogue, New Art Examiner, Sculpture, and in regional journals. Among her favorite artists are Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois. Of (younger than Louise Bourgeois) contemporary artists, she loves the work of too many to name.
Brian Roeth, Senior Art Director
Brian began his career at F+W Media more than 20 years ago, shortly after graduating from Miami University. Prior to joining The Artist’s Magazine, he was involved with the books’ side of F+W Media, as the designer of woodworking books. He met his wife in college (which is called a Miami Merger when both spouses have graduated from Miami) and has two daughters. In his free time he enjoys running and cycling, and traveling with his family.
Brian Riley, Managing Editor
Brian F. Riley’s lifelong interest in art first manifested itself at an early age in the form of comic book fandom. This would eventually evolve into an interest in drawing and painting, and while he would soon find his talents lie more in painting pictures with words than with the brush, his love of art never faded. Brian first started as the managing editor at The Artist’s Magazine in early 2014, after spending a decade as an editor at American Artist and Watercolor magazines. He is also the managing editor at Drawing magazine, where he’s worked since the inaugural issue in 2003. Outside of work, Brian keeps busy trying to pass his love of comic books, baseball and fine art on to his three young children and his lovely wife (thus far the kids have been much more receptive).
Holly Davis, Senior Editor
Holly acquired her first book of paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art after a first-grade field trip. From that promising artistic start she diverged onto a literary path, majoring in English and secondary education at Cedarville College. After a few years as an English teacher she began rubbing shoulders with artists again as a greeting-card writer and editor and picture-book author. Six years ago she began editing decorative painting and home decor books for F+W Media, from which she moved onto the scrapbooking magazine Memory Makers before joining The Artist’s Magazine. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing, reading, visiting local parks and spending time with her two cats, husband, and, during school breaks, her collegiate daughter.
Cherie Haas, Associate Editor
After handling the advertising sales/coordinating for several of F+W Media’s properties including The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, The Pastel Journal, WetCanvas, Family Tree and others, Cherie joined The Artist’s Magazine’s editorial staff in the spring of 2010. She has a strong love for creative people, and is passionate about all things expressive. In addition to editing for The Artist’s Magazine, Cherie performs with Circus Mojo and Dante’s Gypsy Circus, writes book reviews for Children’s Literature, Inc. and enjoys movement arts, literature, live music and mostly, quiet time with her family.
McKenzie Graham, Associate Editor
McKenzie’s appreciation for art began the day she picked up National Geographic as a kid. Studying the colors, compositions and lighting in the photos was exciting in the same way it is to learn about the fine art shown in The Artist’s Magazine, for which she began her journey as an intern in 2010. Later, she came back to the magazine for her current position as associate editor, and is continually amazed by the complexity of the written word. Outside of work, McKenzie’s time is mostly spent cuddling her big orange cat, Chester.
Michael Woodson, Associate Editor
Michael joined The Artist’s Magazine in the spring of 2014 but has loved working with words since childhood. With a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati, he began a university-wide book club and Harry Potter Appreciation Club. Michael is also one half of a part time photography and videography company, documenting engagements, family reunions, weddings and senior portraits. He is a self-proclaimed film buff, and in his spare time he enjoys reading, walking his dog with his partner and writing. He is also the Associate Editor for Drawing magazine.