Southern California native, coffee connoisseur, and hip-hop junkie Tim Maestas is an aspiring photographer. Just like you.
Luka Fisher is a Los Angeles based artist known for designing record covers (Death Hymn Number 9 and Feral Kizzy) and for his frequent collaborations with other artists. He began pursuing art while studying literature in St. Petersburg, Russia. His work has been shown in Detroit, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
Rollence Patugan loves dramatic portraits almost as much as he loves chocolate chip cookies.
Originally from Lake Arrowhead, CA, Heather McConnell graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Communications and a minor in Art History. She picked up her first DSLR after graduation in 2005, moved to LA and has been clicking ever since. She is a photographer inspired by the simple beauty of the natural world, lines and geometry, vivid colors and precious animal faces. Her goal for her photos is also her personal motto ‘making people smile.
David Hendrickson is a Los Angeles based painter. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. His work focuses on women who perform sexual services on the Internet via webcam for financial gain. These women are commonly referred to as ‘camgirls’.
“Exploring color, composition, the quality and attitude of a line, as well as various materials and subjects will always fascinate and be tools for me. It is my goal to draw the viewer into my space, see it through my eyes, yet at the same time, let them become involved in their own personal journey and discovery of the work.”
As an LA native, Mikey enjoys creating visual art through Photography and 2D Art. With a driving love for film, he has created an innovative way of portraying his most favorite movie scenes through 2D art of his favorite film makers. Mikey grew up making stencils on a daily bases. In time he began to see that the beauty of stencil-making was not the final product of the paint, but the stencil itself: Paper cut outs. Mikey began to experiment with cinematography and 2D art to create his own style of, ”stenciling cinematography”. Using his skill as a cinematographer, he transforms a scene in to one image leaving the viewer to decided what is truly taking place.
Hex Triplet is a mixed media visual artist based in LA and inspired by the universe. Hex creates under the Roycroft doctrine of the Arts & Crafts movement: “A belief in working with the head,hand and heart and mixing enough play with the work so that every task is pleasurable and makes for health and happiness.”
Tom Cruz is an artist, gallery curator, and graphic designer with an emphasis in color theory. He is also part of Slyde Handboards’ Art Syndikit. “I LOVE bright, bold and contrasting colors,” says Cruz. He started drawing as a kid whenever he got in trouble (which was often, he got A LOT of drawing done) and from it, developed a great love for art. Tom is self-taught and has been painting for over a decade. His artwork has been on display in coffee houses, galleries, walls, clothes and universities all over the United States and is owned by many collectors such as Christopher Moore, New York Times Best Selling Author. Currently, he is creating a documentary called, Hello My Name Is…, about the Los Angeles legal war on graffiti and street art.
Corona has work that composes of photography, video editing, artistic compilation, and a great smile; he delivers the essence of art in a nutshell. Much like bacon, Corona delivers “crispy” clear work, yet tastefully appealing at the same time. Not to mention a charismatic attitude that matches his work, socially acceptable on all levels.
I started College as an Art major but life went in other directions. I am delighted to find a creative outlet in digital photography and be able to share my work. I grew up mid-century and love the bold colors and graphic images from iconic artists like Andy Warhol and movies like Yellow Submarine. Many of my photographs contain bright colors and distinct shapes and reflect a mid-century theme.
Michael Aaron Smith
Michael Aaron Smith is an emerging artist originally born in Amarillo, Texas. He has lived in Los Angeles for the past twelve years perfecting his craft. Michael’s art incorporates sacred geometry ancient and esoteric symbolism utilizing pointism/stippling techniques.
Otha “Vakseen” Davis III
While music has played the driving force in his business career, Otha “Vakseen” Davis III’s passion for the arts has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced entertainment industry. Drawing inspiration from women, emotions, music and the African American experience, his mixed medium acrylic, oil and water color paintings on canvas have been sold to collectors and art enthusiasts throughout Los Angeles and the Southeast region of the U.S.
Tracey Nielsen Townsend
Tracey Nielsen Townsend enjoys experimentation and loud color. Using cut paper, linoleum reduction, acrylic paint, and various sculpting mediums, she regurgitates her colorful inner life.
I’m a self taught artist originally from Western Massachusetts and recently transplanted to SoCal. Ive been painting for 9 years and as of the past two animal skulls are my primary and favorite canvas because it combines death and beauty as well as impermanence and immortality.
Known for expressing the musicality of painting through the soul of a brush, Felicia Khong, also known as feliFRESH, is the true definition of an artist. The name feliFRESH was inspired by the legendary hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh both also being born on the same day, September 17th. Whether it’s through music, art, design, photography or film, Felicia expresses her passion for creativity into all of her work.
Carlos Nieto III
Carlos Nieto III is a professional, self-taught artist from Los Angeles California. The scope of his work is truly impressive. He creates masterpieces in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil. His mastery of the play of light and dark causes his works of art to literally jump off the canvas. Carlos has followed in the footsteps of great masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh and Mucha by doing what they did; Observing life, analyzing natural phenomena and creating a visual dialogue to express those things.
Graduated High School as a graphic art and design major. One of San Diego’s most notorious and prolific graffiti writers, commission to do graffiti artwork for several magazines, murals, and clothing lines. Moved to Paris, France to pursue art and music. Currently, my artwork is included in numerous gallery exhibitions and is included in numerous private collections.
Gianna Gianna is a performance artist/dancer/writer/visual artist best known for her music projects BLOK and Fortress also known for her annually published book series , All_Encompassing . Gianna has been featured in multiple media outlets such as Spin Magazine, OC Register, LA Record , etc and has had art work featured in multiple zines and art books distributed world wide . Also has been feat in multiple USA and Japanese fashion magazines celebrating her street style and authenticity on and off the stage.
Cassie Moi, LA based artist, explores societal and relationship issues by creating emotional narratives and interactions between unique characters. She blurs the line that separates animals form society, by giving furry creatures human emotions or human characters animalistic traits. Her compositions can hold more than one meaning relative to viewers personal connection with the work.
Preston, who is originally from Louisiana, earned an M.F.A. (with honors) in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2012) and a B.A. in Applied Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He studied acting at the Actors Institute in London, and appeared in a few commercials, plays and films. Deciding to devote his creative energy to the visual arts, he freelances as an illustrator, digital artist, muralist/scenic artist, art instructor and voice over actor in the Los Angeles area. He is experienced in creating portraits, book illustrations, computer graphics, fine art, magazine illustrations, and scenic art/murals.