August 29, 2022 | Author: webSman

Interview below with visual artist Daniella Batsheva

Visual artist Daniella Batsheva is a self-proclaimed “Illustrator with a design habit” whose aesthetic straddles the line between underground and mainstream. Her art boasts the beautiful detail-heavy, intricate linework of the Victorian era mixed with the dark goth imagery inspired by horror films. Softly stylized figures with deep color palettes. Whimsy with a creepy twist.

Q: When did you begin to take an interest in art and for how long have you considered yourself an artist?

A: I can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of my life in some capacity. I was always drawn to any utensil that could leave a mark, so I’ve been scrawling on different surfaces all my life, even before I could grasp the concept of art.

I still struggle with calling myself an artist, actually. To me, “artist” is a title that carries tremendous weight, something that, in my mind, would place me on equal footing with old masters. A title has to be bestowed and, while I have had others that I view as artists bestow that upon me, I’m still uncomfortable with presenting myself that way.

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February 8, 2022 | Author: webSman

Artist Olivia MacDonald

The surrealistic, imaginative ink artworks of Olivia MacDonald are conversation pieces. They draw on various elements, all combined into one image that carry a positive message for the viewer.

Olivia has been creating a drawing everyday on Instagram for over three years now, pairing them with thought-provoking captions that add another layer to each piece. She is inspired by her frequent walks in nature, her Swiss-American identity, her background as a creative writer, and her everyday experiences.

She began her journey when her cousin in Switzerland was going through depression and she couldn’t be there to support him. But her art traveled.

Each piece to her is a sort of raw metaphor for life and overcoming. It gave him hope and inspiration and continues to give him and Olivia’s followers of 23K and counting the same each day.

You can find her at Instagram @inkbyolivia, Tik Tok @inkbyolivia, and shop her art prints and stickers at

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November 13, 2021 | Author: webSman

Hera We Go Again – HERAKUT Solo Show

Hera We Go Again opens Saturday, November 6th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside a solo show from Bennett Slater, entitled Giving up the Ghost, in Gallery 2.

November 6, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
November 6 – December 11, 2021

571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(310) 287-2340

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November 12, 2021 | Author: webSman

5 Top Contemporary Photographers and Their Best Tools

Art is about capturing the world as we see it. For centuries, oil paints were the best tools for fine art and it was the commonly adopted medium for the Old Masters.
Today, while traditional media is just as important to art, new tools like digital cameras are coming to the fore. Photographers are now playing with the past and present in their work with the aid of tools, such as cameras, lenses, lighting, and mirrors.

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October 21, 2021 | Author: webSman

Artist Mary Chiaramont

I believe that each of us do, regardless of our career has a responsibility for the environment. Some artists, the ones that are in the limelight, would carry the message more easily, and be influential to others more so, and should. However, I also wonder how irreversible it all is at this point, and how, as humans, we’re here as another piece of this puzzle and meant to be as we are.

There is a four-hundred-acre plot of woods bordering our land that I get to hike, and it’s fundamentally the highlight of my daily life. There is so much wonder in a single acre of land, and I get to explore all of that. It has been the best gift, and I’m ever grateful for it. I have come to know those acres and I see the same animals over the years; deer families, box turtles, blue herons, and have since given most of them names. A fox often visits our yard that I call Saint Winifred Neko Chase Kitsune Reynardine. (I couldn’t settle on one name.) I can sit quietly in a chair, tucked into some foliage and watch her hunting, going unseen, so lately I’ve been doing a lot of that in the evenings. more » “Artist Mary Chiaramont”