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Hermosa Beach artist Rafael McMaster works within, beyond, and between the mediums of acrylic, oil, watercolor, graphite, illustration, and photography.  The interplay between the disciplines acts as an inspiration to his work, which incorporates involved, complex and experimental processes.  The local artist has a fashion design degree from the Art Institute of Seattle and has designed clothing lines for Puma and many others.  Alongside clothing, Rafael has designed multiple lines of snowboards, Webby award nominated websites, and brand and design work from Chris Paul to Matthew McConaughey to MEK denim.

Rafael teaches a local South Bay non-profit program entitled “15 Under 15.”  In the class series, students (under the age of 15) learn to shoot photography, paint and then shoot abstract macro photography of their paintings.  Their work is being featured in an upcoming series of shows on September 24th, and February 15th.  The core principle of the program is to teach “creative confidence” to youth.

Rafael is also accepting commission for an on-going family painting series.  The artist paints with the families for multiple sessions in an involved lesson/collaboration – some processes lasting up to 15 months.  The custom painting is then refined into a “contemporary family seal,” intertwining symbolism, personal subtleties and messages.

Rafael currently has a brand consulting and interactive design practice in Hermosa Beach.  He is the co-founder of HBAC (Hermosa Beach Artists Collective), and he and his wife Tera raise five kids and a hyper puppy.

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Amy Friedberg is a visual artist who lives and works in Hermosa Beach, CA. She received her BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Select solo and group exhibitions include Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA; Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy; Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Heller Gallery, New York, NY; Bedford Arts, Bedford, NY. Amy was a member artist of the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA – a non-profit artists space supporting challenging and experimental work. She was an artist at the Lower Eastside Printshop – a not-for-profit printmaking studio in New York City that helps contemporary artists create new artwork.

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Eric Michael’s work is an analysis of the interaction of juxtaposed elements as they coexist in our society. He attempts to create cohesion among the opposing forces to bring forth a state of zen, as he explores topics questioning social-economic paradoxes.

He was born and raised in the humble streets of Caricuao, a district of Caracas, Venezuela. In 1995, He migrated to the United States in search of the coveted American Dream. Growing up, he worked hard to adapt to his new home in the South Bay, without losing sight of my roots. The internal struggle of bridging cultural differences without undermining either one’s significance, created the foundation for his work.

His paintings exhibit a comparison of similarities by gradually altering the values of complementary colors to demonstrate their uniform change in properties. In contrast, He highlights the differences by using two distinct paint applications as he applies opposing hues. He builds structures through the abstraction of complex architectural forms into core geometric shapes to juxtapose against gestural, nature-like, free forms.

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Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Emily lives near the beach and finds inspiration from the beauty in nature and in people. Every plant, animal, and person is unique, and her art captures the vibrant colors and fantastic diversity of this big world. Conservation is a cause close to her heart, and thus her work celebrates many creatures that are endangered by human recklessness and pollution.

 Emily is heavily involved in the South Bay art scene of southern California. She was recently appointed by Mayor Steve Aspel to the position of Public Art Commissioner for the city of Redondo Beach. She is also involved with local groups such as the Redondo Beach Art Group, Hermosa Beach Artist Collective, and several others. Her work has been shown in prestigious shows throughout California, at the Torrance Art Museum, and is collected nationwide.
 Emily spends her free time serving at her church, “adventuring,” and investing in her friendships. She can often be found riding her beach cruiser along the strand or exploring a local hiking trail.

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Drica Lobo is an artist whose work captures happiness and vibrant strokes. Drica’s fascination with art began as a small child. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, moved to the United States in 2003, and made Hermosa Beach, CA her home in 2007. Largely self- taught, Lobo has taken several painting classes during 15 years where she has studied with celebrated artists including Jose Ismael and Lisa Schultz. She completed her Master of Communications Degree at the University of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo in 2001.

Her work is included in public and private collections around the world, including Brazil, United States, Singapore and China. She also volunteers as an art instructor for Salvation Army in Los Angeles and works for ‘Walk with Sally’ in Manhattan Beach, CA, as an art therapist. She is a member of Hermosa Beach Artist Collective (HBCA) and Foundation of Local Arts (FOLA) in California.

“I paint colorfully to show the world the positive influence of colors and the power of strokes, creating an imaginary scenario based on nature and freedom state of mind. Art is limitless and I’m committed to make the viewer closer to his heart, manipulating shapes and feelings through the selection and composition of color. More than anything, my paintings are feelings as much as they are imaginary. I recognize the value in self-expression, so find I find a way to let my inner self be expressed on the outside.”

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Redondo Beach artist, Paul Roustan, is known for his work in body painting and photography. Winner of the North American Body Painting Championships, Roustan is recognized as one of the world’s leading body painters whose style combines traditional fine art, pop culture, and reflections of the contemporary world to create conceptually-based body painting. An alumn of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design, Roustan’s career spans both the fine art and commercial worlds. His work has appeared on media including, Spike TV, The Game Show Network, Sabado Gigante, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Post, People, GQ, Playboy, Maxim, and galleries along the East and West coasts. His work has been acquired in over 200 private collections.

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Jeff Fieger is a local artist and native of Manhattan Beach, CA. His love for the beach, surf, and skate, and the time he’s spent doing each, in and around the South Bay, inspires his work.  Traveling is also a huge influence.  The vibrant beach culture Jeff took in, living in Bali, Hawaii, and Australia, has broadened his perspective, and expanded his palette. Jeff loves sharing his work with others, and gets excited about commissioned pieces! He’s done them on an array of canvases from guitars, surfboards, and skateboards, to vinyl records, clothing,food trucks, & more.

Enjoy the view and get in touch,Mahalo!

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Occasionally at night I am the classic garage hermit.  Dusty air filled with tunes…I tinker, over conceptualize, procrastinate, and create a blend of disputable “art like objects” using an assortment of mediums and techniques.  My website is simply a way to display some of the evidence.

I have been lucky enough to do something creative for clients such as Belvedere Vodka, Globe Shoes, Freestyle Watches, Spyder Surfboards, Tsukihoshi Shoes, Rush Street, Saint Rocke, Gum Tree, Starr Design Group, ASPCA, and my “real” job…a digital advertising company started in 2011 with my talented partners @ Modop

Currently I have three installations. Nine commissioned paintings of Jazz musicians on wood can be seen at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, a 13’x24’ photograph wall installation at Rush Street in Culver City, CA, and while inventory lasts there are still a few transfer paintings at Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach, CA.

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Alex Diffin is a freelance artist specializing in large spray paint and acrylic paintings. She lives in downtown Long Beach and is inspired by the chaos and constant activity of city life. She is fueled by the vibrant art scene of Long Beach and is constantly creating – usually between 4 and 7 large works at a time. The city never slows down and neither does she.

Alex’s style developed from enjoying the splashy/drippiness of watercolor; but she wasn’t able to achieve a vibrant color payoff large scale with watercolors. Alex also finds anxiety in a blank canvas – so covering it up with a free form bright abstract before painting a portrait on top lets her create all the time with lower stress.

Alex’s intentions of her paintings are that the chaos of the spray paint are to compliment and contrast the fine controlled lines of the woman. Ideally creating a joining of the opposites that parallel the beauty and disarray of life.

Life is messy, life is beautiful.

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Sabrina Armitage was born in Vienna, Austria and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area. After studying Fine Art at Otis College of Art and Design, Sabrina entered the world of encaustic painting in 2012. Themes of resilience and adaptability weave through her art reflecting her background in Psychology and Clinical Social Work and the desire to unfold layers that reveal the inner landscape. The encaustic medium (beeswax and resin) allows for an investigative excavation that parallels each of our human stories and imperfections, where beauty is held within vulnerability and struggle.

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Kevin Gilligan is an award-winning landscape, portrait and sports photographer from L.A.’s South Bay.  His photographs have been nationally published and museum displayed.

Kevin is an avid fan of the outdoors and has explored and photographed U.S. National Parks including, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yosemite, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

Kevin is an attorney, a surfer, martial artist, and a general fan of coffee and adrenaline. He doesn’t like to sit still for too long and in the past few years has photographed Ireland, Panama, Vietnam, London, Paris and Canada.

In his own words:

“My visual perspective grew out of a love of the ocean, surfing and swimming. Growing up on NY’s Long Island Sound and now living in L.A.’s South Bay I have a keen appreciation for beautiful ocean, beach, and water landscapes and portraits. My interests are eclectic. Art, portraits and sports photography, especially martial arts and surfing are also near and dear to my heart. I read avidly about photography and photo tech, I’m kind of a photo geek. I’m stoked to be part of the Hermosa Beach Artist’s Collective and to meet so many creative people in the South Bay.”

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Bob has been in the design and advertising business for over 40 years, as an art director, graphic designer and creative director. What he’s always known all these years is that he truly loves photography.

Since his early days at college, when he took his first photography courses, learning not just the concept and science of photography, but the art of printing as well. He found something he could do for the rest of his life. He also worked with many excellent and gifted photographers creating thousands of images for a variety of advertising and design clients, but always striving, when appropriate, to transcend commercial photography and take the work to a higher level; or at least make it some of the best photography out there. Of course that didn’t always happen, which is the pesky thing about working with clients.

In his personal work his experience in graphic design and the graphic arts–art directing, editing, and reproducing commercial and fine art photography–enables him to enhance that vision. He imbues the images he captures with clarity and style that enhances the reality of the subjects by inviting the viewer to see not only incredible detail, but also the grace of the subject as a whole.

Focusing on these subjects in extreme close-up, reveals incredible details. Some of these revelations are surprising if not downright astonishing. Many seem foreign, even otherworldly. The reality of nature at this level is truly spectacular. Bob tries to capture and convey more than just botanical minutiae; he also appreciates the graphic form and structure. Gesture and a sense of life or movement, are also qualities that he finds, which can allow the subject some personality, attitude, and most of all character. This work is more akin to portraiture than still life.

These images are taken at a very high resolution that provides not only incredible detail but also astonishing color and tonal range. The lighting is very soft and elegant in its simplicity and focus—that which is closest to us is both brighter and sharper which heightens the sense of depth.

And the sense of life.

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Ever since I had a color pencil in my hand in those first days in school, I was drawn to the world of art. From coloring children books, to using a crayon on chalk board. And then into my teens, part of what I wanted for Christmas were art books and wanting to go to museums. I was fascinated by the old masters, wanted to get real close to the art, so I could study their brush strokes, their colors, their lighting. So much to see, so much to learn.

This desire led me into a career in advertising, where I was surrounded by very talented creative talent – art directors, designers, illustrators. And again, this led me to study art in my free time.

I’m a non-representational painter. I do not have the desire to draw real life objects, unless they are represented in an abstract format. I prefer to express myself with color, texture and rhythm, in the hope that my composition is “suggesting” an object, which makes up an abstract painting. I consider painting an exercise, in which one is open to the unexpected, a surprise, if you will, driven by more than one decision as to what to keep and what not to keep. One could perceive this process as watching a child play, starting with an innocent stroke of a brush, leading to a process of becoming a creational exercise, driven by color and rhythm. This process may start out with the search for a feeling of direction and may end up with a totally different result than first anticipated. Here is the experience of surprise.

As an artist, I am open to explore different techniques, materials, formats, etc., to widen my range of media, to be able to experience the result other media may reveal.

The format of my work vary from small to large canvases. It isn’t the size of the work that matters, but rather the greatness of the experience.

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Andre Snyman is a local artist that incorporates his passion for surfing into every stroke. Andre has spent uncountable hours staring at the ocean and has a unique way of capturing the essence of an ocean-being on canvass. Hailing from Mossel Bay, South Africa- Andre has called the South Bay home since 2012. If not in the studio, you will find Andre cruising on the endless search for the perfect wave, good burritos and cold beers.

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Growing up right outside New York City, Hermosa Beach based artist Dan Gardner was heavily influenced and inspired by the graffiti and skate culture. Using spray paint, acrylics, Inks and natural wood grains his work plays off the chaos of urban decay contrasted by the controlled linear landscape of a city.  This satisfying balance shows in his passion for graffiti, nature the ocean and surfing as well as his engineering background.  With many different styles and subject matters his work expresses his different passions and influences, bold, edgy organic pieces with movement depth and feeling.

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Los Angeles artist Charles Lynn Bragg was born in 1952. His parents, Charles Bragg and Jennie Tomao are both professional artists. Charles the elder always stressed the importance of drawing skills. Young Charles began is art career as a print maker, printing his father’s popular limited edition etchings and creating his own etching plates and editions. Also known as Chick Bragg, his education was centered on art; art history and art making techniques in acrylic, oil, gauche, and watercolor paint, pastels, etchings, stone lithography, serigraphy, airbrush, pen and ink, stone carving, clay modeling and computer graphics. Bragg attended classes at U.C.L.A., Los Angeles City College, Pierce College, Otis, California Institute of the Arts and received his BFA in Sculpture from California State University, Long Beach, graduating with honors in 2009. Bragg’s work encompasses Realism, Surrealism, Conceptualism and Humanism, all with a dose of fantasy, humor and a touch of Disney. His work includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, limited editions, computer graphics and videos.

Best known for his compassionate and prolific drawings, paintings and limited editions of animals, marine life and environmental images, he designed a panel of four U.S. Postal Service stamps Wonders of the Sea in 1994. Also in that year Turner Publishing reproduced his works in the book Wild Lives: The Animal Kingdom of Charles Lynn Bragg. His popular images have been seen in galleries in the United States and Japan, on school text books and internationally on dozens of products, such as posters, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, collector plates, t-shirts and watches, to name a few. Among his published commissions are The Nature Company, The Nature Conservancy, The World Wildlife Fund, EarthSave, and many more.

Bragg’s recent series of images parodies some of the art world’s most famous and infamous works of art. He meticulously recreates Van Gogh’s Starry Night, adds a rocket in the sky and calls it Starry Night Attack, for example. Calling them Earth Icons, he tweaks Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa into Mondo Lisa, Munch’s Scream into Earth Scream, Magritte’s Son of Man into Son of Earth and so on. He appropriates, then redesigns Dali, Warhol, Matisse, Lichtenstein, Man Ray and even the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux to make these iconic images reveal Bragg’s 21st century concerns.

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Radha Mehta is a multimedia artist versed in music, filmmaking and painting. She’s had her originals placed on film and TV for major networks, has performed for audiences of 30,000+ at award-winning music festivals around the world, and has sung the American National Anthem for over 10 NBA games throughout the US. Radha also directed and produced two award-winning short films including one on the story of inventor Nikola Tesla and another on the story of her parents defying the traditional system of arranged marriage in India. Since the birth of her son in 2016, Radha has focused her artistic energies on creating abstract fluid paintings, in the mediums of acrylic and resin, using vibrant colors largely inspired by earth, water, and fire. Some of her works have recently been awarded Best-In-Show in Mixed Media and will be featured in the upcoming ArtPrize2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Radha enjoys and looks forward to the element of surprise that comes with each piece of art she creates.

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Bev Baigent is a South African born photographer living in the South Bay.  She is a self taught, continuously learning artist, who believes photography is more than an artistic expression, it’s a metaphor for life. Photography forces one to slow down, to truly look at what is going on around you. By making simple changes in perspective, distance from the object and points of focus, a different view is achieved that highlights aspects of a scene otherwise missed, or details in an object otherwise overlooked.

Macro Photography is her first love. Beauty is everywhere, and it is very often overlooked in the busyness and routine of everyday life. Macro photography serves to teach her to slow down and seek out beauty in the details, as well as allowing her to share those discoveries with others.

Experimenting with canvas and paper has allowed her to discover different ways to share her images and display her world.  Life is not perfect, and beauty is not perfection. There is beauty in the messes, and in the details, and in the mistakes and in the mundane.  It is in the objects we use everyday, and it is in the tiny things we overlook. Exploring those things, slowing down long enough to see and capture them to share is a way of life.

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Julio is a mixed media painter currently living in Hermosa Beach California. From a young age, hip-hop heavily inspired him. The passion, color, line usaege, design elements, and improvisational style are some of the elements that moved him to begin creating art. He also has a great love for classic oil paintings. Julio spent his college years diligently studying the old masters, and his undergraduate practice focusing solely on oil-on-canvas paintings. The artists that most inspired him during this time were Edgar Degas, Albrecht Durer, Paul Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Jackson Pollock to name a few.

Julio’s goal in recent works has been to incorporate his love of hip-hop elements into more classic compositions and themes within oil and mixed media paintings. This evolution in his work has developed over the last decade, but has really taken shape in the past few years. His work is not an attempt to make a modern spin-off of graffiti or create classically-composed oil paintings.  Instead, he hopes to find his voice when creating a combination of his influences. When most effective in the work it fluently combines styles, techniques, purpose, themes, and presentation of these two artistic worlds that mean so much to him.

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Being an artist, what does that mean?  To me, it means one who practices art.  I started drawing and painting when I was a kid, the only difference is I never stopped.  “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he (or she!) grows up. ”-Pablo Picasso.  This quote pretty much describes how I feel about being an artist. I never stopped practicing art because I couldn’t stop. It’s like getting dressed; it’s always a part of my day.

I was born in Miami in the 70’s. Life was easy back then. We traveled a lot. My parents loved to be on the move. I spent my summers in Toronto, Canada with my sister and grandparents. When I was 7, we moved to London, England for my father’s job. My dad was busy with work, so my mom made sure that she, my sister and I saw every castle and traveled to all corners of the UK while we had the chance. I loved all of it.  The history was incredible and the monuments and architecture are still etched in my brain. When we came back to the States, we left the east coast and moved out to Newport Beach, Cali. After high school I studied, traveled and lived abroad. Living in European cities (Paris, Florence, Cortona and Vienna) and studying the great masterpieces of art was beyond inspiring to me, while being completely immersed in the local culture. After my travels abroad, I came home to the beaches of Southern California.  I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. Out of college, I went on to work in the music industry for about 10 years before starting my own business, Wendy Stillman Jewelry. You can see my Jewelry in many women’s clothing boutiques across the country – Oakwood Drive (MB), RedFox Clothing (CDM), Pitkin County Dry Goods (Aspen), Cami (MB), Tabula Rasa (MB), Hummingbird (Carpenteria), Fortunate Discoveries (Chicago) and Copper Penny (NC).

I have continued to paint throughout my years of running my Jewelry company and being a busy mom of two. Locally in Manhattan Beach I have had the honor of painting with Terri Burris who has been a tremendous guide in my recent artworks. I am a member of The Hermosa Beach Artist Collective, a workspace gallery in Hermosa Beach. I have also been privileged to teach art at the elementary level for the past 9 years through an amazing art program called Young at Art.

Wake, Make, Create and Repeat!

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Lee Tunila has been painting for almost 20 years.  She is mostly self-taught with many inspirational people, mentors and artists in her life.  Lee’s paintings are inspired by the human figure and the ability to use her imagination to see beyond the realistic.  Her paintings are layers upon layers — working and reworking — deciding what to keep and what to destroy.  She mainly works with acrylics, charcoal and ink on paper and canvas.
Lee grew up on a small island near Savannah, Georgia.  She graduated in 1994 from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Business Management.  Lee relocated to California in 1999, and currently lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two sons.  Lee’s artwork is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Art has always been a part of Janice’s life. Her mother was an oil painter as was her Great Aunt. She always enjoyed art in school and when she became a teacher it was an integral part of her curriculum and assignments. As a principal and later district administrator, Janice promoted art in the classrooms specifically supporting the disciplined based art program  sponsored by The Getty Museum. She has taught after school art classes for students and adults and continues to do so.

About 5 years before Janice retired, she started taking art classes, first at Harbor College and then Otis College of Art. Janice paints both representational and abstract pieces, but truly abstract is her true love. In her paintings Janice tries to interpret or respond to an idea or an emotion, but most of all she tries to make something beautiful. Janice’s work has been in local shows, including CA101. She is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and PVAC Artist Open Group.

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Chris travels the globe, records his experiences on camera and shares them all here with you. Chris’ portfolio ranges from beaches to architecture; from cities to natural wonders. He features his images on lightweight aluminum canvas. The result is stunning — the images are crisp, and pop right off of the metal.

Chris grew up in the mountains of Colorado, and his love for photography blossomed at an early age. After receiving his first camera (a cheapie Kodak 110 film camera) for Christmas, Chris’ dog became probably the most photographed pup in all of Colorado. After college, Chris headed west to Southern California. Though Chris’ portfolio is diverse, it’s no surprise his favorite subjects usually include mountains or beaches.

Chris has since upgraded from his first little Kodak camera — he now shoots on a Canon 5D. In addition to photography, Chris is also a producer for FOX Sports and NFL Network.

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Blakeley Hunter is a local South Bay artist who gathers much of her inspiration from the natural world around us; the things that most people find mundane are the same things that spark some of her most unique ideas. Blakeley’s passion for art started at a young age and was encouraged by her parents. After studying art in college, Hunter realized she found the most joy in creating abstract works of art using photography, Photoshop, resin, and paint.​

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Ryan Chun aka “Grace” moved this year to the mainland to advance his art and music career. Originally from Hawaii, Ryan’s inspired works span disciplines, mediums and style from street art through fine art.

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“I paint the skies with peace and passion, because that’s the way they paint me.”

 Jeni Bate lives in Salton City, California – though she grew up in Wales. As a child, she enjoyed painting, but as a teenager art gave way to academics.

In 2001, Jeni was working on photography but soon had an epiphany: “Now, you have to paint!” .

The sky is her primary subject – both now and in childhood paintings.

Jeni began painting in watercolor, subsequently adding acrylics and oils. A series of errors progressed into her signature refractured watercolor technique. She later met quilters who likened her reorganized images to ‘refractured quilting’, so she stole the word.

As the years have progressed she developed her technique to meld acrylic with refractured watercolor and frequently adding poetry, written for and included in the painting.  Her work continues to inch to the more abstract.

One of the things that allowed Jeni to develop her voice quickly was having teachers who taught materials handling and composition, but not style; why, not just how. These are important aspects of her teaching.

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Tom is a professionally trained and accomplished artist who specializes in “Malerisch” style painting, defined as “Celebration of Paint.” His use of color and free movement of the brush result in meaningful and unique pieces.

Similar to his mentors, Tom’s paintings feature unique brushstrokes, bold colors and paint, lots of paint.

Tom has always had a passion for painting, and his education goes back to his childhood. He spent over 25 years as a marketing executive, and after recently undergoing a kidney transplant, he decided to return to his passion and make it his full time career.

Tom lives in the South Bay, California with his wife, three sons and his dogs, Bolt and Lightening.

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Josh Barnes is a graphic artist based in Hermosa Beach. He often pays homage to this coastal city and the California beach lifestyle in his work, featuring crashing waves, surfboards, and palm trees.  Born in Saint Louis Obispo, Josh also finds inspiration in everyday objects, and enjoys using a wide variety of media for his artwork.  Transitioning from spray cans on skateboards to the more conventional canvas, Josh is a multi-talented artist who also works as a custom framer, screen printer and graphic designer. His pieces feature detailed line work and intricate layering, bold colors, and a sense of dark, dreamy whimsy.