Tom was born in Palm Springs and has returned to the desert to exhibit his art and attend the La Quinta Art Celebration. He paints en plein air outside his studio at the ponds of his nature preserve. He paints abstract impressionism with an emergent and emotional technique. They are radiant. Tom creates his artisan oil paints as containers for his vision and intention. Mixing raw oils, resins, pigments, mica metallics, and luminescent powders, Tom draws forth vibrant colors, surface textures, light refraction, and organic patterns. The result is magnificent. Tom's paints are textural, luminescent, iridescent, and crystalline. He creates unique color palettes for each collection.
With a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, drawing and sketching have always been a part of my life. A painting represented a means of self-discovery and expression and has become an integral part of me. I am smitten and intrigued by the underlying yet unspoken and sublime conversation that a painting can evoke. The simple or complex range of possibilities between the brushstroke inspires and challenges me to induce a sense of the unknown, intimacy, as well as awe.
Christopher Jeffries unique style and distinct designs reflect the hand of a dedicated, passionate and master craftsman. Through extensive international education and experience with some of today’s most inventive and renowned glass artists, Christopher is able to innovate and execute amazing glass creations for enthusiasts and private collectors internationally.
Dan McCabe was born in El Paso, Texas in 1964. At the age of 19, Dan was hired as an apprentice in one of the first fine art bronze foundries in Sedona, Arizona. For the next 20 years, Dan mastered all the facets of the lost wax casting and the precision fabrication needed to produce a bronze sculpture. Here Dan acquired the education, expertise and passion for metalworking. "As a young child with a profound hearing loss, my remaining senses were heightened. Seeing, smelling, and touching were my basis for reality, I always felt there was more to the world, a part hidden, a secret, a mystery. My work begs to be touched, explored and discovered. There is more than the eye can see."
Russ is an established artist and displays and distributes his art in Southern California and British Columbia. Russ is a self-taught abstract painter from California. Formally a CEO for a coffee company, Phillips retired to pursue creative work full time. He's now a creative writer, speaker, and painter known for his large, vibrant acrylic and mixed media designs. Russ attends several prominent festivals in the SouthWest to include the La Quinta Art Celebration. He also displays his work in Old Town La Quinta.
Nick has been intrigued by the use of color in all mediums since he was a child. Whether it is oils, watercolors, or acrylics, he loves to paint. After college, he began to participate in art shows and has established himself professionally on the art circuit. He lives in the Palm Springs area and has achieved many accolades in the desert. He attends the La Quinta Art Celebration and displays work in numerous galleries, and has had several solo exhibits.
Tom began his career with Dale Chihuly as a teacher at Pilchuck Glass and was captivated by his experiments with metals and patinas. His work incorporates copper, aluminum, steel, or brass along with gold leaf, pastels, graphite, and varnishes. Tom's work is often spontaneous and influenced by the relationships of his materials. All elements combine, physically and metaphorically reflect the dynamics and emotion of their spirit. All the elements combined, physically and metaphorically, are among the tools he uses to re-invent and express the dynamics of his life and hopefully reflect to the viewer the dynamics and emotion of their spirit.
Artist Windy Chien is best known for her 2016 work, The Year of Knots, in which she learned a new knot every day for a year. Her work ranges in size from a knot that can fit in the palm of a child's hand to room-sized installations that are sought after by private collectors. Following long careers at Apple and as owner of legendary music shop Aquarius Records, she launched her studio in 2015. Select clients include the National Geographic Society, Nobu Hotels, IBM, Google, and the Kering Group, and her work has been covered by Wired, The New York Times and Martha Stewart.
I'm a problem solver by nature, so it's not any wonder that I lean towards detective novels. The author Tana French said it best in 'Faithful Place' by her detective, "I have always been caught by the pull of the unremarkable, by the easily missed, infinitely nourishing beauty of the mundane." Coupled with my penchant for organizing two-dimensional materials and my interest in color and form, what often shows up is stitched together photos of priceless moments that tell stories. I capture those stories through Tales Bloom, sophisticated beauty of luminous color on durable aluminum.
From his studio, Scott taught privately and created colorful monotypes and screenprints. As he moved into abstraction, he explored new materials while often incorporating found objects into large-scale works. Scott uses a highly textured 'sanded' paint on heavy paper to create a rough surface for drawings. He paints landscapes using soft pastel in the rich, brilliant colors of the southwest desert.
Growing up in Europe, I knew very early that black & white was the medium where I could express myself best and "render" more than a photograph. That learning path also taught me to look at color differently. I've embarked on a new series of photographs taken in the desert, specifically close-ups of cacti. My cacti come to life; bright, energized, and fun. My photographs are my vision of nature's best: a sense of evasion, serenity, warm spirit, and excitement.
Based in Cedar Rapids, IA, Candice Luter creates one-of-a-kind designs using remnant scraps of wood and fabric. Inspired by her grandmother's love of fiber art, her work is made of soft, natural cotton rope. Her work invites conversation, sparks inspiration and evokes the Bohemian spirit with its free-form design.