Lauren Ringelman

Lauren Ringelman’s work is inspired by her love of the natural world, and by the random, ridiculous, and beautiful moments of everyday life. She is detail-oriented, easily amused, and works most often in pen and ink, and mixed media with recycled elements. To find out more, visit her website, or follow her on Instagram or [...]

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Susan Brown

Susan L. Brown has been an artist since her childhood, winning awards as a student in Ohio and in Chicago, at Northwestern University. Moving to CA in 1978, she continued studying drawing and painting at College of San Mateo, Kollage Community School for the Arts and San Jose State, as well as selected painting workshops [...]

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Karuna Gutowski

Karuna Gutowski is an abstract artist using primarily water based acrylic paints and mixed media with a focus on spontaneous, unplanned gesture and evocatve expression. Her intuitive process of curiosity, and experimentation, continually calls for an element of not knowing, physical engagement and risk, to bring something fresh and alive onto the surface. She has [...]

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Joan Raspo

I am a California-based multimedia artist who is obsessed by illusion. I strive to “trick” the viewer’s eye to see reality through the lens of magic. I believe art is an opportunity for discourse and engagement—I want you to talk about my work and talk to it. My multi-faceted art practice is crafted to build [...]

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Diana Walsworth

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Diana Viacheslavovna Walsworth’s inspiration for her artwork comes from her love of the wild outdoors, where she frequently has unique encounters with animals. She has been chased by sea lions, circled by a great white shark, gobbled with turkeys, and strolled in the forest next to a rattlesnake. Diana seeks to share [...]

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Nanda Currant

I am a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education. I have combined some of those skills as a documentary filmmaker and graduated from the Santa Fe Documentary Film Program in Santa Fe, NM and worked with Lightningwood Pictures in both editing,cinematographer and resource development. In Santa Cruz I was an [...]

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katie vigil

Hello Artisticas and Artisticos! My name is Katie Vigil aka Mumu Goddess creator aka algae geek aka collage enthusiast. “The mumu goddess is a voice for the feminine who are floating in comfort through lifes obstacles.” That being said, my art is ultra feminine with sprinkles of male confetti here and there.  I work with [...]

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jenny Turner

Hello! I am a long time Santa Cruz resident and salon owner. I began painting at the age of 51 when i went to a Pint and Paint class. I brought my finished “masterpiece” to my father, who lives in an assisted living home. He loved the art on his wall, and wanted more! So [...]

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Ed Penniman

Artist’s Statement When I look at our natural world I am always inspired by its beauty, harmony, variety and am drawn to paint.  My soul is enriched and hopes my art will do that for others. After I have been painting quietly for a while, I love how nature comes alive. The same thing happens [...]

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Laura Shepardson

LAURA SHEPARDSON Laura’s passion for creativity and travel is the catalyst for her variety of vibrant artwork. Often inspired by the diverse settings in her life, Laura expresses her imaginative voice through a wide assortment of mediums. With over 25 years of experience in creating art, Laura’s various means of expression include clay pottery, bamboo [...]

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