Artist Interview: Marisa Murrow 11/16/16


Q: How long have you been painting?

A: Including college, 20 years of painting.

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: I was inspired by an exhibition of Amish quilts in San Francisco at the age of 12. When we exited the museum I proclaimed, “I want to be an artist.” I loved being enveloped in a whole new world of color, texture, and pattern through art.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: The first painting I sold was at the Rhode Island School of Design student sale. I actually sold a lot of work that day. It was a great feeling, not necessarily the money I received, rather watching people get excited by my work. I liked knowing that my work was going somewhere out in the world.

Q: Why painting rather than another medium?

A: I love to mix paint; the juicy colors, thick and thin, layering, blending, scraping, sanding across the surface. I have never had the patience to enjoy watercolors. Acrylics are fine to sketch and explore with… there is nothing better than oil paint.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: My favorite materials to work with are: new paint brushes, oil paint, paper/photographs for collages, pens and fresh flowers.

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: The philosophy in this work: What is my/your definition of home? What is community? What is a valuable lifestyle?


Salon Viewing/Melissa Wenke, 9/13/16


Art Dimensions Inc. and Melissa Wenke are excited to present the ‘Fall Salon’ viewing series. The Los Angeles-based artist, Melissa Wenke invites you into her creative space to preview her new body of work, ‘Meditations in an Emergency.’ Guided by the “felt experience,” the artist taps into a matured part of her energy while maintaining her intuitive nature. “What drives me to paint has always been the process and the love of the medium, the way I’ve understood my relationship with these things has evolved over time and is expressed in these works. Like a consistent panic, there is a calm I’ve achieved in this work, without losing the beat. I’ve always looked to inspire energy. I’m excited to do this in a new, evolved way.”

Please join us for a preview, by appointment only. Contact

Ceramic Rabbits by Trine Churchill, 7/5/16

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I created the series of the ceramic rabbits thinking about individuality.

In a larger perspective we are all alike, made up of equal components: heart, stomach, brain, legs, arms, fingers and toes, skin, hair and teeth. We share this mold. What we do with it, and how we react to it, is all unique.

Likewise, the body of the rabbits are all made from the same mold. Then various glazes are added, and their ears are made individually to fit their unique personality.

I have over the years very much enjoyed watching people selecting “their” rabbit. Which rabbit fits your person? Or that of your friend’s? We connect with each other, and ourselves, on what at first seems to be by aesthetics, but our true connections go much further and deeper than that.

  • Trine Churchill

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Young Collector’s Club, 6/23/16

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Today we are highlighting these fabulous and affordable pieces including:

1. Untitled #11 by Ben Gordon, 24 x 16, acrylic on medium density fiberboard, $500

2. Barcelona Slant by Seth Familian, 16 x 20, digital print mounted on foam core, $750

3. The Slab by Adam Gordon, 16 x 20, digital print, $375 framed

4. Scotland by Mike Gordon, 16 x 20, digital print, $750 framed


All Your Home’s a Stage, 6/17/16

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Oftentimes all it takes is a new piece of art to rejuvenate the feel of your home. With a bold colored painting you can create that exciting “pop” your white walls are needing. With sculpture, whether it be a tabletop piece or a free standing sculpture, your space can be transformed into a dynamic and sometimes playful environment, while black and white photography can provide a sophisticated and authentic look. Sometimes a new piece of art can create a whole new experience.

Are you a home seller? If so, why not let Art Dimensions Inc. assist you with your staging needs? In order to make your home more appealing to buyers, we can provide artwork to accent your home while complimenting your style and existing furnishings. Art Dimensions Inc. offers various media including painting, print, sculpture and drawing so there is plenty to choose from.

Most recently, Art Dimensions collaborated with Bella Casa Home Staging located in Sierra Madre, and provided six beautiful paintings for a home on the market in Arcadia. We worked closely with the stagers at Bella Casa to help choose appropriate and complimentary art for the home’s interior. That expedited the sale of the home.

Let us assist you with your next project. For more information, please give us a call:


The Perks of Art Leasing, 5/31/16

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If you are a fan of contemporary art but cannot afford the hefty prices, leasing through Art Dimensions Inc. may be your answer. Art Dimensions Inc. (ADI) is a Sherman Oaks based art leasing and sales business specializing in the rental of contemporary art with option to buy. We deal with various media including painting, print, sculpture and photography and work with more than eighty-five exceptional artists. Most ADI artists live in and around the Los Angeles area.

Why lease? Leasing art is a fabulous way to collect fine art by well-known and emerging artists at affordable prices. Leasing allows you to develop and tailor your own personal art style, by “test driving” different pieces before committing to a purchase. Whether you are leasing art for a personal or corporate space, it gives you the opportunity to “live with the art” before purchasing.

With the help of Art Dimensions Inc., you can rotate your artwork every few months to enhance your work environment, and businesses can write off their lease as a business expense. Want to provide an appealing environment for your clients and associates while deriving tax advantages? ADI can help you do just that!

We visit you and give you ideas of artwork that works well in your home or office. Let an ADI consultant help you in choosing artwork for your space. We also consult with interior designers who are decorating residential and commercial spaces. Art Dimensions Inc. offers leasing programs for one-day photo shoots, parties and special events.

How does Art Dimensions Inc. work?

  • Works in various media including painting, print, sculpture and photography available for lease/option or sale
  • Lease fee is 5% of retail price of artwork per month
  • 60% of lease fees applies towards the purchase of the art

Please call us with any questions and for more information on this fantastic opportunity to collect fine art at affordable prices.

Owl Prints by Christina Hale, 5/23/16

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Check out these fun owl prints in blue, copper and gold. Need a gift for a grad or a dad? At just $150 they are a great gift idea. Each measures 14 x 11 and comes with a white wood frame. Email ADI at for more info.

Young Collectors’ Club, 5/2/16

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Check out these incredible pieces! Today we highlight the following works of art:

Untitled Yellow, Lisa Adams, monoprint, 25 x 18 (paper size), $900.00 framed

Untitled Splat #18, Charlie Edmiston, water & oil based enamel on plastic, 24 x 18 (unframed), $750.00 framed

L.A. Skyline, Amy Smith, digital print, 18 x 24 (unframed), $875.00 framed

Santa Monica Chicken Toss Invitational, Brady Smith, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 20, $725.00



Studio Visit with Robert Toll, 4/19/16

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I had a great visit with Robert Toll last week at his new loft downtown. Above are images of new work including a small figure and a tabletop sculpture titled, “Rising Circles.”

Young Collector’s Club, 3/29/16

highlighting fabulous works of art available for lease and/or sale. From left to right, the works are:  Amethyst 1 by Lori Dorn, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 Night Train by Bryan Ida, acrylic & epoxy on panel, 17 x 23 Rock Out of Water by Adam Gordon, framed digital print Vessel IV by Eric Ernest Johnson, acrylic on wood, 10 x 8

This week we are highlighting fabulous works of art available for lease and/or sale. From left to right, the works are:

  1. Amethyst 1 by Lori Dorn, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20, $700
  2. Night Train by Bryan Ida, acrylic & epoxy on panel, 17 x 23, $2,000
  3. Rock Out of Water by Adam Gordon, framed digital print, 18.5 x 22, $375
  4. Vessel IV by Eric Ernest Johnson, acrylic on wood, 10 x 8, $650