If you’re familiar with just a few local artists, abstract painter Ed Smiley is probably one of them. The artist walked us through his technical process of making these exquisitely wild paintings: “My art practice incorporates acrylic transfer of digital printing and xerography into a acrylic painting, as well as inclusion of drawing media, and […]
Author Archive | Julianna Chavez
Hi, Santa Cruz! Here’s my #wednesdayWIP . What are you working on? #localsc Artist- Julianna Chavez
Hi, Santa Cruz! This is the start of a new drawing that I’m working on for the Somewhere in California illustration series of mine. This is also the start of #wednesdaywip — another reason to keep everyone doing and sharing art! I’ll be posting every week and I hope you do, too. Don’t forget to use […]
Resin inspired waves, fins and oceanscapes make Vince Broglio’s work some of the most appropriate for a community like Santa Cruz. It is fun to think that this artwork may have started as a happy accident, and it could also be fun to think of it as a very specific mission to master resin. In […]
Today I’m sharing a sneak preview of the line of school supplies that I’m personalizing for my friends and peers at UCSC and Cabrillo College. I like to make each one different (something about it makes me feel like they’re good luck) and add a little inspirational message at the bottom to keep its owner […]
Janas Durkee, a local artist from Indiana, presents her series, The American Dream in portraits, which is influenced by hard-working people such as farmers. The artist told us about her inspirational subjects: “I have used that work as research for my paintings. It is here that I find myself—with the stories of others in my […]
Good morning, Santa Cruz! Artist- Julianna Chavez
UCSC alum, Linda A. Levy has been an active member of the Santa Cruz arts community for over 40 years, and is currently a Santa Cruz County Arts Commissioner. She creates digital paintings using Corel’s Painter, exploring texture after texture to create paintings that look freshly dried. See more of Linda’s work here.
Good afternoon, Santa Cruz! Today’s illustration is titled Always Ready, and is dedicated to my cousin, Natalie. Artist- Julianna Chavez
Lugew Antes is a painter and art teacher, creating stunning multi-textured works on raw slabs of wood. See the full Art on Wood series from Lugew Antes here. LocalSantaCruz.com happily offers free promotion to artists. You can find our artist submission page here: Submit your Artwork Follow, Like and Friend us!