As an artist with 10+ years of experience, I work hard to develop paintings that speak to me and the viewers. I work primarily towards realism but my creative range is wide. It is often noted that my paintings convey a controlled dynamic sense of movement accompanied with beautiful vibrant colors. I recognize the complexities […]
My name is Alexander Avak, I was born at St. Mary’s hospital 22 years ago and have called Long Beach my home ever since. All of my earliest memories are of Long Beach when my mom would take me to the pride parade, the Ice Dogs hockey games or the beach every Sunday. One of […]
Hello!! My name is Jazmin Jade Castaneda. I am currently an Art teacher for KIPP Corazon in South Gate and an individual artist when I am not on teacher mode! Through my work, my main mission is to transport viewers to past memories of childhood, adulthood, and obstacles that we face daily or throughout our […]
LA based self-taught-artist who covers various mediums from spray paints and paint markers to oils and acrylic. Howlers paintings tend to focus on putting the faces of women and children through todays political and sexist issues with a pastel pop art twist.
Not every piece has to me a Masterpiece. Painting with intention to heal through awakening emotions; uncomfortable & pleasant emotions show up unexpectedly. Down the Rabbit Hole of the power of our Subconscious mind. Key words: Unexpected, Mysterious, Unconscious, Subconscious, Unreal, Emotional, Surrealism, Abstract, Healing, Painful, Disturbing.
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.
My name is Maddie. I’m a Long Beach-based artist with experience creating large and small-scale projects in and around the Los Angeles area. Prior commissions have included: large canvases, murals, chalk art, custom mailbox designs and custom games console designs. I specialize in vibrant, colorful art relating to popular culture and music, however, I also […]
I paint portraits of family pets and loved ones. After graduating from California State Long Beach, I started a small company using photographs to create one of a kind acrylic paintings. I love they idea of using what I have learned over the last two decades, to give people something special they can keep in […]
I make art because it makes me happy. It is that simple. I make art because I believe it does the same for people who see it. I especially enjoy large installations that hundreds or thousands of people get to see every day. My goal is to give them a momentary transformation while looking at […]