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The Lady of Style: An Interview with Artist Jessica Van Hulle

The Lady of Style: An Interview with Artist Jessica Van Hulle

  Jessica Van Hulle has a classy and classic style that she uses to create works both worldly and otherworldly. She creates sensual scenes with subculture themes that easily lure the viewer into her world. I was fortunate to be able to spend some time online and ask her a few questions about her style and craft. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Hello, and thanks for the chat! Your work embodies many classical elements, yet has a contemporary feel…

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The Journey to Peace – An Interview with Artist Jason Humphrey

The Journey to Peace – An Interview with Artist Jason Humphrey

Jason Humphrey is a skilled artist and one of eight featured at this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy. Jason’s story is of self discovery, evolving from a troubled youth to an accomplished artist. Jason was kind enough to share correspondence and give us a glimpse into his journey. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Congratulations on being a featured artist at this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk. How did you learn that you were chosen? Jason Humphrey: Thank you!…

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Deep Expressions: An Interview with Michelle D. Ferrera

Deep Expressions: An Interview with Michelle D. Ferrera

The art of Michelle D. Ferrera is a journey into emotion and self exploration. The wood she creates on is an extension of the natural beauty of her subjects. Her work has been displayed all around San Diego County and continues to gain accolades for its passion, grace and elegance.  I caught up with Michelle this week and was able to interview her via correspondence, between her many responsibilities. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Hi Michelle, thanks for taking…

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The Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Erica Putis

The Renaissance Woman: An Interview with Erica Putis

This week I interview the multi-talented Erica Putis.  She is a renaissance woman, producing an impressive amount of diverse work. She was able to break away from her many responsibilities to spend some time to chat online. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: Hi Erica, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day! Erica Putis: Thanks for having me! AGSD: I know you are an artist of many mediums, sculptor, gallery curator, musician, clothing designer, skincare alchemist, makeup artist…  All…

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Art of the New Economy: An Interview with Alex Dikowski

Art of the New Economy: An Interview with Alex Dikowski

It has been a busy time for Alex Dikowski, going from one side of the country to the other showing work for his exhibition “Attention Economy”. He now he has new work and a new show at Basile IE opening this Saturday, February 11th. Alex took a few moments from his busy last minute preparations to answer few questions. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego: It has been a couple of months since I last saw you at Art San…

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Discovery and Dedication: An Interview with Patric Stillman

Discovery and Dedication: An Interview with Patric Stillman

A life’s journey can take many paths.  For Patric Stillman that journey has sometimes taken the parallel paths of artist, administrator and mentor. His accomplishments as an artist and and mentor have influenced many in the San Diego art community, and as director of The Studio Door has given exposure to many other artists. I chatted online with Patric this week to find out where that journey started and where is has taken him. Brian Baxter, Art Guide San Diego:…

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The Creative Balance of Art and Science: An Interview with Artist Melissa Walter

The Creative Balance of Art and Science: An Interview with Artist Melissa Walter

Melissa Walter has achieved that artistic nexus, where art at science meet and something extraordinary emerges. Her artwork is at once precise and loose.  Balanced geometric lines and solid tones fade into multiple points and scatter, leaving the void to be filled by underlying coloration. Wire and thread emerge from precisely cut holes in solid material to create patterns both beautiful and mesmerizing. Paper cut and manipulated or holes created in random precision give a feeling of order and impending…

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Impressions in Light and Texture: An Interview with Artist Matthew Snyder

Impressions in Light and Texture: An Interview with Artist Matthew Snyder

It is an exciting moment when you find an artist whose style captures your eye and transports you into that other-worldly place within your own imagination. That happened for me the first time I saw Matt Snyder’s work in August of last year.  Since then we have had a few conversations which are always interesting and intelligent. As luck would have it I was able to get some time with Matt this week and get some of his thoughtful insights…

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Deconstructed: An Interview With Optimus Volts

Deconstructed: An Interview With Optimus Volts

By deconstructing and incorporating discarded cans and other materials Optimus Volts, a.k.a. Isaac Coronado, creates a unique style of visually striking, bold and colorful art. His is a unique style that stands out in galleries and exhibitions. Optimus Volts has a dedicated following and avid collectors. He routinely sells most of his works at each show. His solo show at Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar downtown, “Kill Bitches, Volume 1”, a take on the “Kill Bill” duo of films, was…

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