Kim Frohsin – Studio Visit

Kim Frohsin Studio Visit -6- photo Marie Cameron 2017 sm

I am absolutely smitten with Kim Frohsin‘s work! I first encountered her figurative drawings in More Than Your Selfie at New Museum Los Gatos last year and then I fell in love with her figurative painting at Connect and Collect at the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose (even making an early bid on her piece which I sadly did not win) in October. This year I was able …

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Charlotte Kruk – Open Studio

Me and Charlotte, Sugar! 2016 sm

Sweet! I finally got to meet Charlotte Kruk, at her open studio last weekend! I first saw her work through Image magazine (the M&M Toreador and Flamenco Dancer couture) and then I saw Let Them Bake Cake (the Marie Antoinette inspired convection made of sugar and flour bags and all the cake making ingredient trappings) at the Triton Museum of Art.  I’m such a big fan of her fun and …

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Lorraine Lawson – Studio Visit

Lorraine Lawson Studio - Purple Underpainting - Marie Cameron 2016 sm

Lorraine Lawson’s paintings have a spare, zen-like quality about them, which comes through in her fine and carefully balanced compositions, her restrained, often metallic palettes and suggested in her use of calligraphic references. Her work is textured and layered, but so refined, which is quite amazing considering the intensive process involved in creating these pieces!  Inspired by the time worn, weathered surfaces that bear the cultural fingerprint of places she’s encountered …

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Linda Christensen at NUMU

Linda Christensen - Self - Oil - More Than Your Selfie - NUMU -  photo Marie Cameron 2016 sm

In conjunction with the ongoing More Than Your Selfie exhibit, Linda Christensen gave a great talk at NUMU last night in which she talked about her painting philosophy, process and studio tips! In Self, Linda Christensen’s oil painting in the More that your Selfie exhibit at NUMU, as in most of her work, the artist  is interested in the “honest body language of the unobserved figure”. Her paintings are not about capturing …

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Julie Heffernan at NUMU

More Than Your Selfie - NUMU - Julie Heffernan - Self Portrait with Falling Sky - 2011 - oil on canvas - photo Marie Cameron 2016 sm

We were so lucky to have Brooklyn based artist Julie Heffernan speak with us Sunday at New Museum Los Gatos in conjunction with their current exhibition, More Than Your Selfie.   Included in this exhibit is her oil painting, Self Portrait with Falling Sky. As with many of Julie Heffernan’s paintings, she uses the self portrait as a vehicle to explore her relationship with outer and inner worlds in magical …

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Elizabeth Barlow – More Than Your Selfie

Elizabeth Barlow- Self Portrait (In Absentia) detail oil on linen - 2015 - NUMU - courtesy of Gallerie Citti- photo Marie Cameron 2016

In conjunction with the current NUMU exhibition, More Than Your Selfie, curator Marianne McGrath has been hosting a series of fascinating conversations with exhibiting artists. Saturday was with Elizabeth Barlow who is known for her Portraits In Absentia, hyperrealist pantings of people and relationships as seen though their personal objects. Beyond the beauty and masterful technique of these paintings (seen above in postcards), they invite the viewer to feel what …

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What the Triton Means to Me with David Middlebrook

What Triton Means to Me - David Middelbrook - Haywire - photo Marie Cameron 2015 sm

David Middlebrook is one of five artists, whose careers have been greatly influenced by their association with The Triton Museum of Art in the currently running exhibition,  What the Triton Means to Me. Los Gatos sculptor David Middlebrook, represented by The McLoughlin Gallery, has lived and worked all over the word. I love his playful approach to substantial ideas, by using scale, drama, incongruity and enticing finishes Middlebrook engages viewers immediately, with the puzzle …

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Studio Visit with Shannon Amidon

Shannon Amidon Studio Visit - photo Marie Cameron 2015

I was so happy to enjoy a visit with artist Shannon Amidon in her San Jose studio preparing for her upcoming show, Diary of a Naturalist at TechShop 300 S Second St San Jose, CA 95113  where she is currently artist in residence – the opening reception is Friday, September 4 from 7 -10 pm with live music by Mark Camp! In this series Amidon has used laser cutting tools to create …

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Jenifer J. Renzel – Studio Visit

Jenifer J. Renzel and Bon Bon - photo Marie Cameron sm 2014

I first came across Jenifer J. Renzel‘s assemblage art a number of years ago at Kaleid Gallery and was struck by the erie and magical worlds she created with bits of vintage ephemera and lots of imagination and sensitive handling of materials. Not long after, I found this beautiful sample of her match box art at Three Sisters and scooped it up. I loved how she threaded the worm shell with …

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Studio visit with Veronica Gross

Veronica and Olive in the garden - photo Marie Cameron 2013 sm

I love visiting artists in their working and living spaces! You can learn so much about what shapes their art from their environment. What’s in their personal collections?  What inspirational objects and materials do they have lying about? What are their hobbies, and passions – it’s all revealed!   Artist Veronica Gross and Olive enjoying the winter sun on my recent studio visit. You can visit her website: Sentinel Snow  watercolor …

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