My art is inspired by the following. A love for the sea 🧜♀️. My Nikkei, Japanese-American culture 🍙. A fascination with architecture and Long Beach life 🌈. I was born n raised n lived here since the last century. – Emily Kiwa Tanaka Art practice Emily Kiwa Tanaka trained for 12 years in Japanese brush […]
As a professional in the style industry, Alex Leighton has a consistent, keen eye for texture and product. Her work navigates numerous mediums, branching from grooming to design, wearables to street art. Leighton utilizes a visual magnet to create poignant themes surrounding femininity and womanhood, and their respective connections to nature, to deliver striking products […]
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, artist Nick Sawyers has been living and working in Long Beach, California for over a decade. Drawing from his passion and strong hold in the BMX and off road community combined wide range of skills and dedication to constantly expand and challenge his abilities. Sawyers has subsequently built and […]
I see the world in vibrant colors and crave to share my perspective with everyone. I believe color has healing properties and can enrich urban environments dramatically.
iAm the statement that engages one to speak up on a Peace of Truth. It’s an element of life not all embrace but still exist beyond comprehension. To define oneself. To be one in one. The mir am I or iAm. I am a creative being. I enjoy art that portrays a message. Music that […]
I am a mixed media artist, muralist, illustrator, designer and student. I use paint, pigment and pixel to explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation. My paintings feature a range of mediums, including acrylic, gouache, spray paint, pastel, and collage, among many others. I limit myself to no particular form of artistic output, be it […]
My work is about the representation of women in film and television. It questions what it means to be a woman and how we learn or are conditioned to take on traits of femininity. The work is usually done in watercolor, a medium that is hard to control.
Whether it’s intentional or not, my artwork always examines the relationship between the past and the present. Even subject matter that’s rooted in modern-day issues is informed by a robust sense of nostalgia, and, although I’m not a photographer, old photos are my primary sources of inspiration. They become reinvented as oil, acrylic or watercolor […]
I have been projecting photos onto canvas lately-even though I can draw-in order to establish the initial drawing and underpainting of shapes if I’m working purely in the studio for complex or large work. In the middle of Covid, I turned a complete 180 degrees from the studio practice, to paint outside with my mentor, […]
I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid, and I still draw as a little adult. Through it all, I’ve had one goal: to create artwork that helps the world get better, never worse. That goal has helped my visual artwork and my writing appear in various places over the years, so that it’s […]
Art comes in many different forms in my life and I’m lucky enough to be able to create something from the mess in my head into something tangible.
I am a creative, working as a Maker in a group we call ETES. I have a number of projects of various sizes, and share them with others through a learn to teach method. This takes me to schools, studios, events and now to the sidewalks to implement a project I call Sidewalk Spaces. Much […]