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Orr Marshall

Orr Marshall

HAC Member Since: 0
707-445-0118
http://orrmarshall.com

Art has been Orr Marshall's passion since childhood, through early schooling and at Yale University where he majored in art as an undergraduate and continued in graduate art school, studying with Josef Albers. He was a student assistant teacher of drawing and design at Yale School of Art and Architecture, and has taught at California College of the Arts in the San Francisco area, at College of the Redwoods in Eureka and in Humboldt State University extension classes.. Between teaching stints he spent five years in Japan with a Japanese government scholarship to study at the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo. His work is in collections throughout the U.S. and in Japan, and has been exhibited in museum shows, including a large retrospective at the Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, December 2006 ~ February 2007. His painting Graffiti Girl was included in an exhibition at the newly rebuilt M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, October~November 2005. Ideas for his work come from many sources: imagination, dreams, everyday surroundings, his earlier artwork, or any combination of the above. He develops an image through a series of sketches, studies, even small paintings, to prepare for the final work. His interest in experimentation has led to a variety of approaches, based in representation but ranging from real to almost surreal, incorporating methods such as painting in dots or in squares, drawing with black and white patterns, or combining visual images with verbal elements.A dominant influence has been his study of languages and cultures, particularly Japanese language and calligraphy. When dealing with Japanese subject matter he likes to contrast the modern and traditional aspects of culture as they coexist in contemporary Japan. The range of his work in various media, and the development of ideas from first sketches to finished works, can be seen at his website, listed above.Here are direct links to larger images of the works in the gallery at right --Graffiti GirlManga Fan: Sonya-MandalaCustoms of the Boss Lady, ContinuedSayoko and the Magic UmbrellaThe AudienceStudio PortraitGarden Party with GuestRozodaliskX & YLittle Me

Reuben T. Mayes

Reuben T. Mayes

HAC Member Since: 2014
7076335048
http://www.artinmyworkboots.com

Reuben T. Mayes, Artist
In the style of Abstract Expressionism

Back Room Gallery, 525 2nd St, Eureka
Wed-Sat 10am to --- And Arts Alive!

See more of my art at my website link above!

Hello All My Friends:
"My name is Reuben Mayes. I am 27 years old and I live in McKinleyville.  I am an artist and my style is named Abstract Expressionism. I feel excited and happy and proud and silly and crazy when I am painting."

Reuben uses acrylic on canvas because it dries faster than oils and acrylic
is easy for him to apply with his high-energy brush strokes on any size canvas,
representative of Abstract Expressionism, a painting style in which an artist
applies paint rapidly and with force onto a small to huge canvas in an effort to
show feelings and emotions, painting gesturally, non-geometrically, sometimes
applying paint with large brushes, sometimes dripping or even throwing it onto
canvas. Abstract Expressionism is characterized by a strong dependence on
what appears to be accident and chance but which may be highly planned.
Sometimes an Abstract Expressionist is concerned with adopting a peaceful and
mystical approach to a purely abstract image. Usually there is no effort to
represent subject matter. All of Reuben’s work is abstract and expressive with
the spontaneity of Reuben’s approach to his work drawing from and releasing
the creativity of his unconscious mind. The expressive method of his painting is
considered as important as the painting itself. Reuben insists on painting in his
work boots so he named his website "art in my work boots". World-famous
Abstract Expressionist Artist Jackson Pollack also insisted on wearing heavy
leather boots when he painted commenting it made him feel grounded and
connected to the earth.
                     Painting creates an unusual sense of focus separating the artist from every other daily concern.
...the spontaneity of the artist's approach to his work draws from and releases the creativity of his unconscious mind...

Member Redwood Art Association, Humboldt Art Council, Ink People, Westhaven Center for
the Arts with shows at Arts Alive! Arts! Arcata and at many venues from Eureka to Trinidad.
Acrylic Paintings on Canvas, Greeting Cards, Tshirts, Prints, Ceramics
Phone (707)633-5048 or (707)677-9310 www.artinmyworkboots.com & Facebook: Reuben T. Mayes, abstract expressionist

Kim Reid

Kim Reid

HAC Member Since: 2018
707-681-6819
http://KimARTandDesign.com

Kim Reid's lifetime interest in art began in childhood, then on to university studying fine art, art history and design.  Many years were invested in a large aircraft company as technical illustrator and graphic designer.
 
Her ever-expanding repertoire of watercolor paintings and limited edition prints are displayed in many local galleries and venues in Humboldt, the most popular collection being the redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest and Lost Coast. (KimARTandDesign.com)  She is working on a series of portraits of the most iconic ancient redwoods, for example: Luna, The Corkscrew Tree, Giant Tree, Big Tree and Big Red.  She wants to extend her gallery reach into Mendocino County.  Other works by Kim include euro castle history (CastleColors.com), ancestral villages and California Missions (MissionPaintings.com). Larger viewing of these portfolio images are available on these gallery websites. Capturing nature in landscapes and history has inspired all her painting collections. She is very glad to be showing and selling her work through Humboldt Artists Gallery in the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Kim has a new series of art that is being shown/sold in the gallery. Its laser inscribed burl wood, done from her scanned line drawing of "Tall Tree" Sequoia Semperviren.

Laurie 'Arupa' Richardson

Laurie 'Arupa' Richardson

HAC Member Since: 2002
(707) 476-0635

 I consider myself primarily a watercolorist that finds inspiration in the beauty of my natural surroundings and the ordinary in life. For me, creativity is  an ongoing process, an "active" meditation and practice.

In addition to being a painter,  I am also an art instructor. Since 1994 I have worked as a Teaching Artist (and now credentialed art teacher) in many public schools and art organizations (like the Humboldt Arts Council and the Ink People). I currently teach museum art classes and summer art camps for children at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  During the summer, I facilitate painting retreats and offer adults watercolor workshops at the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta.  

A complete resume of my exhibition history and teaching experience is available upon request. My paintings can be viewed at my studion by appointment only. For more information about my artwork and classes, contact me at: arupasart1@gmail.com .

Tina Rousselot

Tina Rousselot

HAC Member Since: 1997
7078226619

I am a landscape painter in the minimalist tradition.My primary focus is with nature's color, my response and maturation of that color.  How I best convey the emotional impression of a particular hue is through the awareness and susceptibility of light.  My work is contemplative and a tool for meditation.  I don't give all the answers.  I want the viewer to enter the work and stay a while and have their own journey.  All my work is oil paint on canvas and the sizes range from as small as 20" x 20" to multiple panels extending up to eight feetPlease visit my web site at tinarousselot.com where I have posted my most recent work.

Laurel Skye

Laurel Skye

HAC Member Since: 0
707-822-6677
http://web.me.com/laurelskye

I am a mosaic artist, teacher and owner of Laurel Skye Designs Studio in Arcata,
California.  My daughter, Marley Goldman  and I, work together to create unique
mosaics as well as teach eleven different workshops in methods and techniques
that vary from basic to advanced.  We teach at my studio, Skyelab, in Arcata, as
well as throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico.  Our store carries
mosaic tiles and supplies and is open to anyone interested in exploring this
very tactile medium.    

I have been tiling for over thirty years, and doing mosaics for the last
fourteen.  Marley has worked in mosaics since she was 11 (she is now 24), and
studied with me at Luciana Notturni's Scuola Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy when she was
just 16.   FW Publishers (North Light Books) recently published my book : Mosaic Renaissance/Reviving Classic Tile Art with Millefiori.  This is the
first mosaic book to explore the use of Italian millefiori in mosaic art.

I work and teach in a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic,
broken dishes, beads, jewelry, findings, rocks, stones and 24K gold.  Our home
is a mosaic showcase, housing over 200 mosaics, Skyelab and three rooms
dedicated to  offering the largest selection of mosaic supplies on the West
Coast.  We are open to the public for shopping, workshops or simply visiting and
exploring our mosaic environment.

Gwen Thoele

Gwen Thoele

HAC Member Since: 2003
7078261556
https://humboldtarts.org/coming

Gwen Thoele is a prolific surrealist oil painter.  She lived for many years in San Francisco where she flourished and honed her craft.  She has had  shows in downtown San Francisco as well as in Big Sur and Marin.  Her art has also traveled around the world with the ArtRage Us exhibition.  Gwen Thoele is very happy to have settled in the Eureka Arcata area.  She currently lives in the woods near Arcata and is quoted as saying: "The life of a surrealist in a beautiful place is a pleasure."  Her local solo shows include Piante as well as 2 shows at the First Street Gallery.  She has also shown at Morris Graves in numerous group shows.  Each of her shows are based on a specific theme.     Her paintings sell for $500 to $3000 and her works are in collections all over the world.

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

HAC Member Since: 2005
707-599-4752

Ron's watercolors and oil paintings can be seen at Gallagher's Irish Pub, 139 2nd Street, Eureka

George Ventura

George Ventura

HAC Member Since: 2014
707-637-0371

I have always been intrigued by various types of light and how we use them. I was curious how visible light was transformed when projected through a prism or crystal. When I started taking photos I wanted to manipulate what the eye could see so the effect in my pictures is prismatic, and by trial and error, I succeeded. The process I use is diffraction. The whole technique produces photos I and hopefully you, see as paintings (trompe-l'oeil).

Diffraction is the manipulation of parallel lines on a grating tool, an optical component which fools the camera's eye, creating a unique image. This occurs in the field (en plein air) as I'm taking my photographs. Each signed piece of art is a monoprint.

My art gives me "the armor to survive the reality of everyday life". It involves me almost daily in the intricacy of nature while allowing me to spend time hiking and taking photographs.

My art is how I found my current joy.
There are no time limits to your dreams.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Redwood Arts Association, Gallery One in Eureka: April 1st - October 8th
Umpqua Bank, Upstairs Galley in Arcata: April 12 - May 11th
Rio Dell City Hall, April 1st - May 30th
Umpqua Bank - 1360 Main Street in Fortuna: June 1st - July 31st
Redwood Arts Association w/ Fortuna Arts Council, Gallery One in Eureka: October 9th - December 8th

Thank You for taking my Visual Tour.

Don R. Walker

Don R. Walker

HAC Member Since: 1993
707 825-8010

My abstract watercolor and acrylic paintings express and celebrate the dynamics of life forces.  Creation, growth, expansion, decay and transition occur at various levels and scales.  Interaction of these forces create clashes, mixes and entanglements everchanging in the flow of time.  Finding strokes, marks and colors, that in particular combinations, express life's wonderful variety and fluidity in unique and engaging images is my goal.

Joseph Wilhelm

Joseph Wilhelm

HAC Member Since: 2001
(707) 826-7184
http://www.meridianphoto.com

I photograph the twenty-first century cultural landscape and am most influenced by the photographers associated with the New Topographics of the 1970's. In addition to my own landscape photography, I am self-employed as Meridian Fine Art (est. in 1996) where I provide photography and digital print services for the art and craft community. For more info about services click here: Meridian Fine Art.___________________The conceptual nature of my landscape work is focused on how people influence the natural landscape and how this reflects cultural values and expression. In this regard, I not only document the scene as it appears at the time of being there but I aim to capture the feeling of its place. 
Subject matter runs a range from ancient and disappearing alterations associated with cultures prior to Euro-American settlement to contemporary North American development and decay. This can included prehistoric ruins and petroglyphs, modern subdivisions, water and electrical delivery systems, mining, industrial and military environments, popular roadside attractions and outsider expressions associated with graffiti and vandalism. For more about my work click here: Joseph Wilhem.

Linda Wise

Linda Wise

HAC Member Since: 2005
7074453135
http://artbylindawise.com

I am a manager for a garbage company in Eureka, California. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of waste humans generate. Objects seem to lose their usefulness so quickly in our society. But many things are still useful. The reality of waste is that there really is no such thing as waste. Most items that are discarded still have usefulness. Today waste is used as a raw resource that can be transformed into building materials, playground mats, new containers, compost, energy and in my case, ART! When I go to the dump, I don’t see waste. I see the potential for sculptured deer, cows, goats, warrior women, benches and gates. I let the objects that I find give me direction to what forms my sculptures will take, some abstract, some functional, some serious and some are whimsical. I am an artist who is moving from an emerging to a mid-career level. I have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries located in northern California including the Morris Graves Museum, Kronos Fine Art Gallery and the C Street Hall Gallery. My work has been recognized by art critics and received many awards in professionally juried shows.

Melissa Zielinski

Melissa Zielinski

HAC Member Since: 0
707 496-8227
http://www.millcreekglass.com

I love color and sunlight so it is natural that I love colored glass. I have been designing and creating traditional stained glass windows, light fixtures and window pieces since 1985, but I began working in fused glass in 2005. Patterns, shapes and subjects found in nature inspire me so most of my pieces involve leaves, jellyfish, dragonflies and other beautiful plants and animals.  I have been educating people about nature through most of my career as a natural history museum professional and I see my glass art as another form of teaching.I work with iridized translucent glass - glass that you can see through but with a special chemical coating that gives a subtle sparkly rainbow effect. I draw patterns for  my designs, cut and grind the glass pieces and assemble each piece using ground glass (frit), stringers (long, thin noodles), or glass confetti depending on the design. The glass is fused in one firing up to 1450 degrees in my kiln and then is slumped or softened to take the shape of a mod in a second firing.  There is some unpredictability with each firing, so it is a surprise each time I open the kiln.  This appeals to me and is a marked difference between traditional stained glass and fused glass.Glass work has brought me hours of creative enjoyment. I hope that, through my artwork, others can share my appreciation of the beauty in nature.