San Francisco illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her paintings and drawings.
Kelsey Simmen is a type one diabetic and a crazy talented jewelry designer. The best part is that she fuses these things together into an eclectic collection of wearable art. She also donates percentages of her sales to the Diabetic Youth Foundation. Her condition has become her inspiration and led to the creation of works that are cast from diabetes pumps, home grown sugar crystals, and colorful flip tops of insulin bottles. She’s successfully taken a disease and turned it into something beautiful and full of hope.
It’s rare to see galleries get the same attention their artists do. They are the man, or in this case, women, behind the curtain. The brainchild of Jillian Mackintosh and Lauren Lanzisero, Gallery Hijinks is a fresh and forward gallery located in San Francisco. They are dedicated to exhibiting colorful and unique works from emerging talent both local and international. They are responsible for elevating the careers of many of their artists as a result of their commitment to artist promotions and public relations. They do it for the love of art.
For all of you aspiring artists out there, take your cues from this girl. Charmaine Olivia: a self-taught painter and marketing guru, she is one of the most popular people on Instagram and has a fan following of tens of thousands.
Photo-realism, anyone? I am not a painter, but I can only imagine how time consuming this type of painting is with ONE image to paint. Pakayla Biehn is what happens when someone takes it to the next level, or to the second exposure. Pakayla paints the dual imagery of nature and humanity that result in whimsical landscapes of the imagination.
I am a San Francisco-based sculptor working in a wide range of materials such as steel, silver, copper, glass bending (neon signs), found objects, and more. I will be having a solo exhibition entitled Future Sailor in Los Angeles on April 28 with LeBasse Projects. This show is about universal connection, employing materials and elements that tell a story about their birthplace in the universe.