Young Collector’s Club, 6/20/18

Today we are proud to showcase these 4 fantastic pieces all priced at $2,000 or less. From left to right they are:

1. Central Ave #18, Kymm Swank, 24 x 24, acrylic, spray paint & lacquer on wood panel, $1,200 or 60/month.

2. The Painter, Marisa Murrow, 24 x 12, oil on canvas, $2,000 or 100/month.

3. Wild Horses, Ashley Prikryl, 16 x 20 (paper size), $950 framed or 47.50/month (additional sizes available).

4. Meander in the Garden, Lynda Pizzuto, 24 x 24, oil on canvas, $1,800 or 90/month.

“Residence II,” Group Exhibition

Check out this amazing video from our group exhibition, “Residence II.” Come down to the Open Mind Art Space in West LA at 11631 Santa Monica Blvd. to view fabulous works of art by Laddie John Dill, Christina Hale, Brian Hodges and Dave Zarick. The show runs through May 25th.

Meet Painter, Mark Acetelli


Check out my intimate visit with Mark Acetelli and hear all about his process. Click on the video above.

Meet Artist, Christina Hale, 12/18/17

Check out the video above for details on Hale’s amazing drawing, “Chance.”

Q: How long have you been painting?

A: Seriously and with focus since 1994.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: Rothko, Basquiat, R. Crumb, Pollack

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: Boredom.

Q: Why drawing rather than another medium?

A: It’s good for introverts.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: Pencil, eraser and paper.

Q: What kind of work do you own or show in your house or do you only have your own work displayed?

A: I own art my friends have made…a Kevin Evenson triptych – my roommate in the mission district, a drawing of a woman in bondage by SANO, an L.A. based graffiti artist, a photo of Cypress Hill by Estevan Oriol, etc.. I like looking at work that takes me back to a time and place I remember myself.

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: Women are allowed to express themselves.

Young Collector’s Club, 11/13/17

Today we present 5 beautiful works of art all under $3,000. These artworks would make fabulous additions to any home, office or set.

They are, from left to right:

  1. Sangre by Kathe Madrigal, 30×30, oil on panel, $2400 or 120/month
  2. Driving PCH by Lesley Grainger, 22×28, acrylic & mixed media on canvas, $1,000 or 50/month
  3. Port Hueneme #0019 by Morgan Hagar, 16×20, archival pigment print, $850 framed or 42.50/month
  4. Cinders by Lori Dorn, 30×30, acrylic on canvas, $1,300 or 65/month
  5. Lovesick by Trine Churchill, 24×30, oil on canvas, $2,700 or 135/month


Interview with ADI Artist, Lesley Grainger, 10/9/17

Q: How long have you been painting?

A. Sort of on and off my whole life. I have always been creative, since childhood. I went to art school in England, first for my Art Foundation and then a BA Honors in Illustration. I took a break to raise my children. In 2007 I started illustrating again. I found success in licensing my art on products. I wanted to move away from licensing and began painting over a period of time and started selling originals in my shop in 2014. I’ve never looked back.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: There are so many current artists available to us today that inspire me. I love social media and how it makes art and artists so accessible. My favorite artists are: Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Rich.

Q: What inspired you to get into the arts?

A: It’s been my passion my whole life. I started as a illustrator and moved into abstract painting. That’s why I still love to do abstracted faces.

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

A: It was a painting of a guitar still life I sold for  £20 that I painted in high school.

Q: Why painting rather than another medium?

A: Abstract painting is pure, creating something that has never existed or been seen. There is such beauty in something that is not recognized.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: I love using mixed media, acrylic, pastels, graphite, spray paint, oils, collage. Just whatever I’m feeling for the painting.

Q: Why do you like using acrylic more than oil or watercolor?

A: Simply because it dries faster, I love oils too but I’m not into watercolors, for me they are too simple.

Q: Do you have a message in your work?

A: The messages are always different, but I do hope that my work inspires the viewer. I want one to feel something, whatever that is to him/her at that moment in time…like listening to a meaningful song.

Q: What is the philosophy behind your work?

A: My work is about being in tune with myself, my thoughts, emotions, what I’m feeling. My work is intuitive but also thought out. It’s a collection of marks, color, practice, discovery, exploration, failures and joy! Sort of a creative library in my head created over the years. Each painting is an evolution from the past.

Check out Lesley’s paintings by clicking here:


How to Care for Your Art, 9/11/17

Check out this short video on “How to Care and Handle Art” that was made with my good friend, Valerie Mekki from House Therapy Staging!

Introducing Artist, Shelley Lake, 8/21/17

“Son of Man,” digital metal print, 54 x 36, #5/8

In the artist’s own words: “Thinking of the computer as an intellectual and creative partner, instead of an inanimate tool, can lead to completely new esthetic experiences, making the computer analogous to art, as numeration is to the mathematician.  The computer, the most sophisticated machinery to date, and the camera, the most sophisticated art form of our time, when combined, can yield images of insurmountable quality and when divided, may never have been conceived at all.

To consider every variant of the problem and every effect of the possibilities, I focus on the attributes of the computer, i.e. its ability to store, process and organize information, not on its efficiency or precision.  An understanding of the computer’s core differentiates the machine from being a slave to being an alternate nervous system.”


New Installation at Bar Toscana, Brentwood, 8/3/17

The Giclees are works by Los Angeles-based artist, Melissa Wenke. Her work reflects a focus on the aesthetic experience and the inspiration of energy. Mixing an elevated palate of colors with prints are a reflection of the artist’s process and overall aesthetic. Part of her 2015 collection, “Travelers,” these works are prints of original collage on canvas paintings.