Archive | Artist Profiles

Tamara Norris - Seahorse and Lighthouse

Tamara Norris: Featured Artist

Artist, Tamara Norris, brings together glass and driftwood to create perfect beach keepsakes. “Our business is called Moran’s Beach Stained Glass. We offer a combination of stained glass and driftwood together to create Sun Catchers, Yard Art, Planter Stakes, Night Lights. I’ve been doing stained glass for over 30 years and decided to combine driftwood […]

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Thomas Sprayberry - Trapped

Thomas Sprayberry: Featured Artist

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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Haley Brown - Be Careful

Haley Brown – The Coping Calendar 2018: Featured Series

With illustrator Haley Brown’s “Coping Calendar,” tune in to want’s important: “I’m currently working on the third iteration of an illustrated annual calendar I create, ‘The Coping Calendar.’ This piece draws intimately from my own experiences and is deeply inspired by place. Each of the twelve images has emerged from quiet contemplation, often outside: watching […]

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Big Sur landslide

Interview with artist Jassen Todorov

Jassen Todorov’s artistry onstage and in the air spotlights the best of northern California’s classical music and diverse natural beauty. Based in the Bay Area, Todorov is recognized worldwide for his award-winning music and photography. His photos are as bold, harmonious, and stirring as his violin music, revealing his dedication to consistent work, creative refinement, […]

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Dimitrious Nichols - Pelican

Dimitrious Nichols – Ocean Art Series: Featured Series

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 […]

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Leanna Jensen - Walton Lighthouse

Leanna Jensen – 100 Days of Building Creativity: Featured Series

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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Madison Wanamaker - Full Moon Names Calendar

Madison Wanamaker – Santa Cruz Illustrations: Featured Series

Everything comes full circle in the illustrative work of Madison Wanamaker: “I am constantly inspired by the mysterious macabre beauty of Santa Cruz, I didn’t grow up here so I feel like I have a unique perspective and appreciation for this weird little town. I mean, hidden little Evergreen Cemetery, the river running through Henry […]

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Gary Irving - Stoked

Gary Irving – Young and Reckless: Featured Series

Gary Irving gives us his arresting imagery, that occupies the unique space between the real and the digitally fantastic: “I am a multimedia artist with a studio here in Santa Cruz. I create highly stylized narrative photo-composites, using Photoshop to combine subjects from different frames within a background to create a story in the manner […]

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