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 […]
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 […]