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Three Abstract Painters You Should Take Note of

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 […]

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Tree of Life - Michelle Fleschute

Michelle Fleschute – Featured Artist

Local artist Michelle Fleschute shares about her abstract acrylics: “After graduating with my degree in Studio Art from Cabrillo I transferred to San Jose State. While I graduated with a degree in PR I always painted, mostly sticking to Realism. Finally, while working on some very technical bark on a tree, I realized I just […]

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Artwork by Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley : Featured Artist

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 […]

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Sonia Calderon Arts Council

Open Studios Featured Artist: Sonia Calderon

After studying art at establishments like Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and San Francisco’s Art Institute, Sonia Calderon launched a fruitful career as an abstract painter, photographer and filmmaker. Her work, which is influenced by the paintings of such artists as Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn, can be seen at juicyabstracts.com and at Juicy […]

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Featured Artist: Mike King

  Mike King gives us a sneak preview of his ten part series entitled  Neon on the Wall. Though a psychedelic myriad of color and flow, the artist himself has for the most part allowed the art to speak for him. It’s understandable–with miraculous maybe-natural swirls on top of washes of color that you never knew […]

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Burst - Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Featured Artist: Seren Moran

  Bay Area-to-international artist, Seren Moran, shows us her newest series of abstract paintings, Feisty. According to her website, the artist considers her form “like dancing,” using her impulsiveness to her advantage.  Her characteristically vibrant work mimics the vibrancy of the area of which the art was inspired by.   Feisty pushes abstract boundaries even […]

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