Brooke shares with us both her illustrations and paintings: View more of Brooke’s work on her Society6.
Tommy, of Off the Wall Custom Creations, gives us a peek into his influences and style: Jim Phillips art has always been a been inspiration, I am a screaming hand fanatic! I also really dig Jimbo Phillips artwork too. Local Santa Cruz graffiti crews from the 90’s like TITS, DSM, FTL, TGB, WBS, AYK, etc. […]
Get to know artist Lisa Marie Mariel’s and her “Heart Cards and Keepsake Cards” series: “Art has always been an important way for me to experience, express, and explore my relationship with the world. Observing nature has been and is still my primary inspiration, the shapes and patterns ‘growing’ organically on the page or the […]
Feel the rhythm in Ernest Amos-Jackson’s energetic’s creations: “I create artwork with a unique, dynamic style and passion. I am compelled and find it necessary to express movement and action, influenced in part by watching cartoons and animated movies. My finished works should appear to be dancing.” “I was born here, at Dominican Hospital and […]
Amazing, hyper-realistic still life fried egg by Marcello Barenghi!
For every form of art, there is a dedicated community of locals banding together to teach, share, and support it. The Santa Cruz Watercolor Society is one such group offering personal and professional opportunities in plein air watercolor and creative critique since the early 1960s. Watercolor paintings from the Society’s current collective of artists are […]
With Event Santa Cruz’s 2016 NEXTies just around the corner, (Friday April 8th) we thought we would take a moment to highlight their artist of the year, Jaime Sanchez. Some of Jaime’s Work In addition to being a muralist and artist Jaime has made significant contributions to the Watsonville community, helping to improve neighborhoods and […]
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 […]
Emerson Murray’s figurative abstract paintings are great conversation starters. Ask five people to create a story based on one of his works, and you’re likely to end up with five completely different narratives—all of them equally valid. “I approach [each painting] as a story or a legend, and I sort of boil that down to […]