I like combining a variety of mediums and sizes and seeing what happens. Using watercolor, watercolor collage, alcohol inks, acrylic paint and mediums, oils, and basically anything available enables me to create art that has depth and interest. These compositions come from whatever is in my head at that moment.
Being light and whimsical is part of what I want to convey with my art whether it is abstract, non-objective or objective. I love line and bold color and want everyone to have art in their lives.
Christine has previously exhibited at the San Diego Watercolor society at Liberty Station, San Diego and has won numerous awards for her work.
Ron DunnRon Dunn has worked in graphic design and advertising and illustration while juggling his lifelong passion for art. In the early 2000s he gave up his art director position in St. Louis to move to Los Angeles. There, he immersed himself in the ‘low-brow’ art and gallery scene to hone his craft. He met many great artists including Sebastian Kruger of Germany, a leader of the New Pop Realism movement of which Ron considers himself a proponent. In addition to displaying work at Copro Nason, Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery, The Venice Contemporary, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and the Key Club in Hollywood, he also attracted some upscale collectors like Frank Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. “My current work is the culmination of many interests and influences ranging from classic portraiture, celebrity, advertising, physical culture, kitsch and editorial humor. I try and transform low brow elements and often over exposed pop culture remnants into iconographic high art. Underlying themes using celebrities, ads and consumer products as props or metaphors are common elements in my work.”
I was born in Miami in the 70's. Life was easy back then. We traveled a lot. My parents loved to be on the move. I spent my summers in Toronto, Canada with my sister and grandparents. When I was 7, we moved to London, England for my father’s job. My dad was busy with work, so my mom made sure that she, my sister and I saw every castle and traveled to all corners of the UK while we had the chance. I loved all of it. The history was incredible and the monuments and architecture are still etched in my brain. When we came back to the States, we left the east coast and moved out to Newport Beach, Cali. After high school I studied, traveled and lived abroad.
Living in European cities (Paris, Florence, Cortona and Vienna) and studying the great masterpieces of art was beyond inspiring to me, while being completely immersed in the local culture. After my travels abroad, I came home to the beaches of Southern California. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach.
Out of college, I went on to work in the music industry for about 10 years before starting my own business, Wendy Stillman Jewelry. You can see my Jewelry in many women’s clothing boutiques across the country - Oakwood Drive (MB), RedFox Clothing (CDM), Pitkin County Dry Goods (Aspen), Cami (MB), Tabula Rasa (MB), Hummingbird (Carpenteria), Fortunate Discoveries (Chicago) and Copper Penny (NC). I have continued to paint throughout my years of running my Jewelry company and being a busy mom of two.
Locally in Manhattan Beach I have had the honor of painting with Terri Burris who has been a tremendous guide in my recent artworks. I am a member of The Hermosa Beach Artist Collective, a workspace gallery in Hermosa Beach. I have also been privileged to teach art at the elementary level for the past 9 years through an amazing art program called Young at Art. Wake, Make, Create and Repeat!