|Detail of a painting - Sandra Gallegos|
Every Saturday morning, a small group of devotees meets in his downtown studio to pursue our own individual projects and experiment with exciting new media and techniques Quinton demonstrates.
|Paintings - Dan Sweetman|
The home of Jamie and Dan Sweetman is full of Dan's plein air figure paintings of Southern California scenes, including his amusing series from a nude beach. His wife, Jamie Sweetman, draws precision tree roots and anatomically detailed figures, inspired by a collection of tangled roots, and skeletons which have escaped the closet, instead hanging out in the open around the studio.
The abstract composite paintings of Sandra Gallegos incorporate patterns from multiple sources - motifs from rugs, vessels, vases, flowers and other found objects - "stuff I find on the sidewalk," she says. Her greatest inspiration is the work of Henri Matisse.
|Art - Richard Osaka|
I took many away many gems from that day - bits of inspiration to be stored away for the future.
Do you surround yourself with special things that inspire you - catalysts for creativity? If so, do tell.