Lance Anderson's art is strongly influenced by his work in the film industry as a special effects make-up artist. He draws his inspiration from a combination of childhood memories, classic black and white films of the thirties and forties and his observations on the many movie sets he has worked on.
My paintings at the moment reflect my interest in horizon lines, muted pallets and the subtle changes of light and time on waterscapes and farming areas. Even though my work quite often mimics the coast line and fields of California, it is primarily through my months spent each summer on Lake Michigan and frequents visits to Telluride, Colorado, that inspire the layouts and palette. The many lakes and orchards in the areas I choose to paint are constantly changing with the erratic weather patterns. I try to document these changes; the serenity of an abandoned beach, pounding waves on the shore line after a thunderstorm, dark, cruel rushing water and snowy orchards. My Telluride pieces are usually quite simple and filled with light because that that is what I experience each time I go. I want to capture the drama of sky vs endless fields and the sharp hike of mountain. Each site that I have chosen to paint is lovingly detailed, solitary and actually exists.
My work begins with quick watercolor sketches and the use of multiple photos taken of each area. As I love the twilight time, I must be quick to get my subject laid out or the light will be gone. The aim is to capture the shimmer just before sundown, the wild cloud formations and colorful sky. All work is begun on site then completed in the studio using a combination of both acrylic and water based oils. I like pieces that are part of a series, because they are able to tell a more complete story. These are just a few pieces of the many that I have recorded while in Michigan and Colorado.
"Often in my paintings, I aim to illuminate the human connection with nature, especially a surfers call to the water. I want to capture the coastal creature in their element; playful, contemplative and immersed in the great beauty of the Pacific Ocean. The subject matter can be described as esoteric, but I think it can speak to that place of joy we all feel inside when we know, in that moment, we are grateful to be here."
Ms. Carr's work reflects her reverence for growing things and the magic of natural phenomena. Her abstract paintings boldly depict nature at her wildest and most exciting -- a feast of color.
Maureen Haldeman was born in Holland, raised in Montreal and now resides in Malibu, California. After settling in Los Angeles, she established MJH Photography in Malibu, specializing in portraiture and then expanding her photographic horizons to include architectural and street photography. After art history and fine art photography studies at UCLA she began shooting nature – primarily the ocean and its surrounding landscape. Maureen has taught photography and darkroom skills at the College level, done freelance work for publications including The Los Angeles Times, and has been commissioned to do private photographic projects for the entertainment industry. Her work is frequently used in set design for film, television and commercials and her photographs are exhibited in galleries nationally and abroad. In addition to being part of private collections her photographs are also part of the Los Angeles Public Library and the Bieneke Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Haldeman was appointed to serve as a member of the Malibu Arts Task Force, to identify public art opportunities and implement a public arts policy for the city; she continues to be active in Los Angeles art-related events.
"Be who you are
And say what you feel
Because those who mind don't matter
And those who matter, don't mind" --Dr. Seuss
"After writing about art for American Artist magazine for 20 years, and then teaching visual arts to students for another 20 years, I am RE-tired, but never too tired to stop enjoying and painting the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Malibu and the Santa Monica mountains where I am so fortunate to live
Lanna Duncan is an artist who enjoys her life in both west Texas and southern California. Her oil and pastel painting is inspired by God's gift of beauty in both of these places.
Jessica is drawn to painting the California landscape, especially the ocean and all things involving water. Next to light, water is the most beloved subject of hers to paint. She loves that light is not that by which we see, but rather, that by which we see everything else. And the flow of water is both meditative and hypnotic in its form, or lack thereof. She loves the way that water is both representational and abstract in its form.
Jessica has been featured in multiple publications, including most recently in the September, 2018 issue of Victoria magazine, where her artwork was featured in their "Favorite Things" column. Jessica has been selling her artwork online for several years, being collected in private collections throughout the United States and France.
Painting is Helane Freeman's forté; she has been an artist all her life. A distinguished student, Helane graduated with honors from Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration. After graduation, Helane enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator working with companies such as Disney, Mattel and Warner Brothers.
Her uncanny ability to turn paint and canvas into emotion, movement and perspective comes from her artistic lineage, traceable to Leonardo da Vinci via master/apprentice relationships. She has shared her lineage and inspired other artists by teaching anatomy figure drawing at the California Art Institute.
At the age of 14, Helane began selling her paintings, and her work soon adorned the walls of local banks and several neighborhood businesses. During her career as an illustrator and art director, Helane worked on over 100 record album covers, including Frank Sinatra - Radio Years and NWA's Straight Outta Compton, named one of the 25 best album covers of all time by Digital Arts Magazine. Helane has earned six RIAA Gold and Platinum Albums, a Hollywood Reporter Key Art Award for ad design for the film Dumb and Dumber, and numerous other accolades over her distinguished career.
Helane received the rare honor of having her work proudly displayed in the Smithsonian Institution as part of its Priority Records "The California Raisins" exhibit, now part of the museum's permanent collection. She has also been commissioned to draw many celebrity likenesses; her pictures of Charlie Sheen and Oprah Winfrey each received first-round approvals on the spot from Charlie and Oprah themselves.
Helane is now focused on fine art, using her talent and knowledge of light, color, illustration and design to create beautiful waterscapes, landscapes and more.
I paint scenes depicting the beautiful environment and the ways in which we enjoy it. I donate a portion of sales proceeds to wildlife and domestic animal rescue and local environmental conservation groups.
During the day, Tim is a Social Worker- Child Abuse Investigator. There he sees and takes photos of the ugliness society has to offer. He also teaches Forensic Photography basics to the new Social Workers.
Off duty however, he cleanses his soul by soaking up the beauty around him. Based in Malibu, Tim has been smitten with the photographer’s curse; seeing the world through a lens. He can no longer walk down the street without noticing a colorful rusty hinge, a weathered window fame, or the way the sun shines through a leaf… or the shadow that same leaf casts on the wall. But his first photography loves are the seascapes and sunsets of Malibu, as well as the surprising abundant nature in the Malibu Lagoon.
Water is her calling and an oil brush is never far from her reach. The visceral impact of the creatures and seaweed washed up in her canvas, transports you to the ocean’s paths.
The creative process begins with collecting materials from her long walks on the beaches. She artfully places them together so that the onlooker has a visual story that is pleasing to the eye and evokes the essence of sea life and nature. After taking several pictures for reference she is ready to begin her inspirational paintings.
Lori’s work is inspired by the nude body, the human heart, and nature of Southern California. Lori can be found with her portable easel and paints at the seashore, the mountains, and the Malibu Farmer’s Market.
Derek is an abstract expressionist and his art is influenced by his father's works from the 60's with mid-century modern vibe. Growing up with a father who was an architect/artist and art collector and a mother who owned an art gallery and helped cultivate new artists, Derek was exposed to a variety of arts and styles and from a young age showed a great appreciation and his own artistic style. Without formal training Derek expresses himself via strong emotions and life events, conveying from his mind's eye to the canvas. Working primarily with oils and acrylics his non-traditional style produces unique and vivid works with multiple details and depth which draws in the viewer and allows them to discover different nuances.
Suparna Sain is a contemporary artist and best known for her figurative paintings with an aesthetic appeal that portray a spirit of feminism and romanticism. She has been highly inspired by the works of Robert Hagan and Cécile Desserle. Suparna was born in Chandigarh, India. As a child, she sketched and drew in her notebooks, cultivating her soon-to-be passion with every new stroke. She would draw portraits of her friends and teachers alike, taking inspiration from and materializing her surroundings in the pages before her. By age 12, she made the jump to oil paintings, and by age 15, she began entering art competitions, and won multiple awards. She currently resides in Calabasas, CA, and continues to follow her passion in art.
There's a quite vibration and unexpected beauty in commonplace elements found in the urban environment. My work describes this in an atmospheric and dreamlike, yet familiar, manner.
I am a visual artist living in Southern California, working in watercolor and pastel. My interests are capturing light in a landscape, color transitions and creative use of various papers and materials.
Bio: I graduated with a Fine Arts Degree. I attended UCLA with an art major and Pepperdine University, California. I have been a member of the Allied Art Association and the Malibu City Cultural Arts Association. My artist statement is: As a resident in the Latigo Canyon my senses have become excitingly acute. The beauty that exists in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Beaches and the Crystal Blue Sky encourages my soul to dwell on those images. I have let my spirit form images including the white sands, and colorful trees and flowers and of course the Malibu sunsets.
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Love what you do and do what you love has long been the mantra of artist Terah Tidy. Whether she’s styling hair or directing photo shoots, working with local sculptors to craft unique surfboards or studying textiles, she embodies the idea of chameleon. She’s an artist, photographer and hair stylist, and inside her studio along Pacific Coast Highway, Terah effortlessly fuses beauty and wellness with art and fashion.
Terah’s creative process is both intuitive and deliberate. She has a unique ability to understand the trends in art and to then explore how that trend applies to her Glamifornia eye. Glamifornia Style Lounge is where her physical art lives. But the world is where her emotional mind’s eye explores. It comes down to loving the new, the exciting and above all, the possible. This is what always guides Terah’s art and style.
Vicky Todd is a Los Angeles painter and artist. Starting at a very young age and exploring various forms of art forms from pencil drawing and oil painting,
easily transitioning to watercolor ad loving it, then to experimental mixed media, acrylic and photoshop. Her art education includes Valley College, California
Art Institute, the Atelier, ArtCenter College of Design and Brentwood Art Center.
Vicky has a bold, confident use of color and loves exploring many styles and mediums. Love of beauty, passion, love, diversity, nature, sky, universe is
reflected in her work. She is an accomplished, award winning artist. Also a professional astrologer and hols her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition.
She is a member of California Art League, Malibu Art Association and Los Angeles Art Association.