I am not really good in writing about myself. I am more of presenting myself through my art. I moved to Downtown Long Beach in June of 2015, and I fell in love with the city ever since. At the same time, I rediscovered my love for the arts since my move here, and I […]
I received both my BFA and MFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. I currently live in Orange County and work as a commission artist. My work is inspired by my love of nature, and explores themes about love, heartache, and the joy and sorrow that come from feeling too deeply.
My artwork captures the spirit of Southern California urban coastal life. I mix photography, abstract watercolor/marker and custom frames handmade from repurposed wood. After the piece is assembled I coat the images with epoxy resin. I release t-shirts, hats and prints through my brand – O.I.L. Beach…. Only in Long Beach.
Themes of pop culture, mental health and loss of innocence blend with the techniques of the old masters in the work of Michelle Marks. Taking notes from the predecessors of “Pop Surrealism” and “Low Brow”, her work falls somewhere in the valley between high and low art. Marks’ vocabulary ranges from cute to sexualized to […]
The year was 1989 at the age of 12, I was introduced to aerosol art; Through a mural project at Franklin Middle school in collaboration with Homeland Cultural center. That was a life changing experience that inspired me to pursue a career in art. Throughout the years I have completed over 200 murals across the […]
My name is Morshan R. Ward II I am originally from Compton California I was born August 9th 1994. Spending most my life growing up on the north side of Long Beach growing up in poverty I realized there isn’t a lot of avenues to flourish in the arts in that community. my mission with […]
Traditional / Digital Illustrator from Long Beach, CA.
My name is Emily Menendez, or Graverstone. I’m an Illustrator, currently in my second year at California State University Long Beach majoring in Illustration. I’m also an art Instructor teaching young children to teens art at a studio. I’ve been currently working there for about 2 years now. I love to work in various mediums […]
I am a fine artist from Ireland, currently based in southern California, who focuses primarily on representational figure paintings. My work can be categorized as mimetic. I graduated from California State University Long Beach with a fine art degree in drawing and painting. I specialize in Fine Art Portraits I am currently taking on portrait […]
As an artist and teacher, I have a passion for working with people and their creative endeavors. Whether this regards food, art, health, or the environment, I bring my experience, creativity, and leadership skills to any task. I aspire to work with children and communities through teaching and facilitating art and public works. I have […]
Northern California born and raised, I am currently finishing up school at CSU Long Beach, working for my BFA in illustration. I take inspiration from the people and places around me: environments that tell a story, people you may pass on the street, and and the little light moments in life. I hope to become […]
As an artist, I want to create art that the viewers can imagine themselves in. From my more stylized illustrations and murals, to the more realistic drawings and paintings, my goal remains the same. Everyone is beautiful in a special way and it is the artist who is responsible for capturing it. When I prepare […]