Get lost in the scenic worlds created by these fine painters. Bill Kennann Artist #187 | kennanngallery.com João De Brito Artist #244 | joaodebrito.com Susan Holmes Artist #125 | sueholmesart.com Learn more about Open Studios on the Arts Council website.
Painter Thomas Sprayberry’s work really makes you feel like you can reach out and touch the planets. “My art is inspired by the Universe around us and my own imagination. I like people that view my paintings to stretch their own imaginations as to the possibilities of what the paintings mean to them.” “I have […]
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Painter, Dimitrious Nichols’s, chill vibes and local connection come through beautifully in his Ocean Art series. “I work in mostly acrylics and love incorporating new ideas and found objects and especially reclaimed wood and materials. I gather inspiration form surfing traveling and enjoying the creative genius of others as a way to stimulate my own […]
Get inspired by Leanna Jensen’s passion project: “I recently started a 100 day program, where I committed to create art daily, for 100 days. I didn’t want to give myself too many rules, so I just commit to create something each day. I mainly use watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and pencil crayons.” “I am a new […]
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We’re super excited about this year’s upcoming Open Studios! To celebrate we’re sharing 3 local artists in a variety of genres. To kick things off, let’s get abstract… painting that is! Rachel Birns Artist #169 | rachelbirns.com Cher Roberts Artist #158 | cherrobertsart.com Don Maxwell Artist #228 | donmaxwell.net Learn more about Open Studios on […]
These paintings, by Ian Wing, may be small in scale, but are huge in detail and character! “Watercolor studies to capture just a portion of the abundant nature and beauty of Santa Cruz. Sunset is the best time around here.” “I grew up in San Jose, so I’d visit the boardwalk often as a kid. […]
Elliott Bliss Painting The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Lighthouse We had a great time hitting up lighthouse field and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum with Elliott Bliss. We scouted out the angle we wanted, set up our cameras, put on some sunscreen and Elliott set to work. It is really impressive to see Elliott […]
Artist, Ciara Barsotti shares with us her series: “Space Cowgirls: An Exploration into Anachronistic Dreamscapes.” It is currently up at Lulu Carpenter’s through the month of July and will be at the Abbey in August. “I’ve loved adventure stories from the old west and science fiction since I was a kid (I drew nothing but […]