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May's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist began her creative journey at the age of five. Karen Robb was surrounded with art in her childhood and started creating still-lifes early on. Her aunt was an immense source of inspiration growing up and encouraged her to continue the creative path she was on. To this day, Karen loves to switch up her style based on how a piece is developing. By doing so, it allows her to hone in her skills as an artist.

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April's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is Rossella! She has been drawing since she was a child, but what really inspired her to follow her passion was when her father sent her a photo of Prague. She fell in love with the architecture and how beautiful the city is.

Rossella has always found inspiration in the world around her, but she gathered the most inspiration from her family. Her mother and brother are both artists and she spent her childhood admiring their work. More recently she gathers daily inspiration from photography, utilizing Pinterest and Instagram to find and admire works of other artists. She loves having the opportunity to see photos from people around the world – locations that she otherwise might not see without the internet.

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March's Featured Artist!

Welcome to March’s Featured Artist! This is Katherine Crinklaw – a lover of the classics such as Michelangelo and a veteran artist, she has been a professional for 43 years, and recently opened Crinklaw Fine Art/Gallery in her home town of Gustine, CA. Her artistic style ranges from contemporary representational to abstract, to realism; these variations are dependent on the client, or how she would like to portray the subject. Katherine’s paintings are on a commission basis, however she does also have a line of textiles based on her original paintings. In addition to textiles she also has a line of stationery and new line of hand-painted ceramics and serving platters. All products are available in her Gallery as well as on her website (link below).

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February's Featured Artist!

Welcome to February’s Featured Artist! This month we are focusing on Rabia Hasan. She is a self-taught doodle artist, photographer, and a calligrapher of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. Her work consist of a mixture of floral sketches, geometric doodles and modern calligraphy. Rabia enjoys using pen, pencil and watercolor for mandalas, floral sketches and doodles; however she loves to use brush pens for calligraphy.

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January's Featured Artist!

Happy New Year! This month’s Featured Artist is R Star! He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and lived in Southern Florida, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Next month, he is making the move to Las Vegas, Nevada to begin yet another journey. R Star has been involved in many facets of the arts, from musician to writer, actor, stand-up, videographer; and most recently, photographer.

As a photographer R Star looks for ‘unposed’, candid moments, where a subject lets down their guard, allowing him to capture something real, raw and unexpected. He is inspired by human behavior and loves to capture their essence in one snap. R Star doesn’t see his work as a job, but as a chance to meet and get to know new people that want to share a moment in their life with him.

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December's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is Will Satcher! He graduated from UCSB with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital & Studio Art, and is an aspiring character / concept artist. Will specializes in fantasy design but is open to using a wide spectrum of media to explore different styles. He currently uses a 19” digital drawing tablet to create all of his designs however before he had a drawing tablet, many of his masterpieces began as a sketch in a college-ruled notebook. When he’s not designing, he loves to use his 3D pen and wire mesh to create miniatures, as well as practice creative writing in the form of short stories.

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November's Featured Artist!

Meet Tori Gray, November’s Featured Artist! Tori loves to create acrylic paintings with a chiaroscuro style interplay of shadow and light. Chiaroscuro, meaning light-dark in Italian, is an artistic technique that uses bold contrasts of light to create depth within a painting. Tori developed her style in college and with the aid of her college professors, progressed more than she ever thought she could.

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October's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is a mother of two teenage boys, a housewife and a 2-Dimensional artist. Maria’s work is a mix of black and white florals, intricate pen and ink designs, as well as art journaling. She works on multiple journals at a time, each dedicated to a specific category. Maria gathers inspiration from nature, specifically flowers, leaves, trees, and patterns she finds in her surroundings. Her main focus is capturing what she observes and journaling her experiences. On her downtime, she enjoys reading, baking, drinking tea and taking photos of everyday life.

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September's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is based out of the United Kingdom! Tanja Hassel is a painter who loves to paint neat patterns in bright, colorful acrylics that are inspired by stained glass windows and mosaics. While her paintings may seem simple to the untrained eye, it requires multiple layers of strong opaque colors to create depth while still keeping the subject as a focal point. Her paintings are meant to bring joy and happiness to those who see them and into the homes of those who collect her work.

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August's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is Cecilia Serna, aka Mermaid Bonez! Based out of San Francisco, Cecilia paints surreal nature scenes and creatures not of this world. Her designs and paintings are inspired by nature, dreams and realms of her own imagination; as well as artists like Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Mark Rodgers, and, Matt Gordon. She loves to explore different media and avenues to be creative, from graffiti art, to painting with oil and acrylic, to even tattooing. Currently she has a studio set up for both painting and tattooing in San Francisco, where she designs custom pieces or recreate some past designs. Cecilia plans on becoming a better painter and would love to take more figure drawing classes throughout her creative journey.

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July's Featured Artist!

This month’s featured artist is a Patterson local! William Hoffknecht specializes in photography and décor prints. He sells digital access on Patreon, which is a business site where creators can get paid for their skills. He has also sold prints and home décor pieces at booths, festivals and participated in the Merced Art Hop. Recently, he has started a podcast called “I Love You, California” that brings the listeners into the beauty, history and uniqueness of California. Let’s learn more about William!

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