Meet the Artists

Our Artists

Michael Keropian

"The human figure inspires my cast-bronze sculptures. In each of my compositions, I combine the symbols and elements of nature to create a spiritual celebration of movement, shape, and form. When one of my finished designs strikes that perfect balance between representation and abstraction, and accentuates its environment. I feel a great sense of accomplishment. My desire to accentuate the environment along with architects, landscapers, and designers brought me to Good Directions."

Jason Long

"I like to create sculptures that are fun to look at and bring people together. I began welding when I was young, went on to start my own shop, and today, metal is still my 'thing'. My Good Directions FireDome was inspired by the time I spent in the Virgin Islands where, night after night, fire drew people together. These people, from many different nations, had no way to communicate, but to smile and share a "spark" of friendship. Mike Lodato saw a photo of this 'burning fireball' and brought me to Good Directions. While my style has changed over the years from modern to abstract to representational, just let me play with a piece of twisted scrap, and I'll make a piece of backyard art!"

Maru PANAMENO

"I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador to a family of metal artisans who taught me to transform pieces of metal into decorative, yet useful, works of art. From its simplest shapes to its most complex, the beauty of nature inspires my creations. I start by forming a prototype from modeling clay, as its versatility allows me to shape and reshape each piece as quickly as it evolves in my mind's eye. I love to combine traditional elements and abstract details into my own eclectic style. Working with Good Directions challenges me to create for different tastes while developing all-new designs."

Dick Malin

"Almost all beautiful things begin life as a drawing. Like most artists, I love to draw and create with pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. I keep my life interesting with a wide variety of art, from cartoons and caricatures to technical drawings to sporting scenes to product design, layout, calligraphy and lettering, with special attention to color, shape, and form. I thank my comprehensive state university program for such a successful and satisfying career, that's included a stint as Art and Creative Director at an advertising agency, working for a multi-million dollar enterprise, and, now, for Good Directions."