Harry Gruenert

Harry Gruenert is an abstract painter based in Berkeley. About his art, he says "my work is about using less and creating a space the viewer can appreciate.....other tools are used besides brushes to create my paintings and my work is almost never predetermined, chance, coincidence, destruction and multilayered paint are involved in the creation of my work." Visit Harry's website to see all of his work.


Audrey Kral

Audrey paints how color sounds in her mind's eye, using the vibration of the colors to compose an atmospheric emotional impression. Her greatest inspiration comes from nature, introspection, and philosophical reflection. She draws upon experiences collected during travel in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific, as well as experiences in silent retreat, creating choreography, and listening to music. See her oil paintings and learn more about her process on her website.

Follow her on Instagram: @audreykral2020


Connie Ryan

"I am drawn to paint the beauty in the natural world as well as the beauty in what is old, neglected and discarded. I usually start a painting with an image or a feeling, and if the painting goes in another direction, I follow it, giving the painting permission to be itself. I paint by making forms and then dissolving them, searching for structure that allows breathing space. My paintings are composed of many layers and journeys before finally arriving at a resting point. In my recent work I am using collage, acrylic paint and pencils.

Follow on Instagram: @connieryanart


Yarra McClure

Yarra graduated from Humboldt State University in 2000 with a degree in Art and an emphasis in Art Studio. Abstract expressionism, color, and landscape area my main influences. She aims to create paintings that are imbued with feeling. When someone looks at her work, she wants them to feel the aliveness of the image through her use of color and the way that the paint dances on the canvas. Her process is fairly simple; after an initial paining is established she likes to draw into the painting and apply many layers of paint. What comes across is a story in paint; you see the process of the painting and the history of the layers of paint. She works in all painting mediums including watercolors, acrylic, encaustic, and oil paintings.

Follow her on Instagram: @yarra_mcclure



Susan Adamé

Susan Adamé lives in the East Bay and has a varied history of working in the arts and experimenting with new ideas. " Movement is at the conception of each piece as I often begin with large gestural strokes that are full of energy. In my finished work I strive to bring a sense of balance and harmony to a piece while it also partially reveals more dynamic elements. It is my intention that my art has a positive influence upon the viewer."

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Mati Rose McDonough

Mati Rose is an Oakland-based artist, illustrator, painting teacher and author of “Daring Adventures in Paint”. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art used by clients Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, and her very own home decor line. She also has illustrated several children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by ee cummings. Feast your eyes on Mati's work (and sign up for one of her e-courses) on her website.

Follow her on Instagram: @matirose


Kristen Jensen

Kristen Jensen is a Bay Area native who has been painting professionally since 1999, and currently works from her studio at Studios Eleven in Oakland, California. Her abstract and representational paintings are composed of organic textural elements superimposed with a conscious linear structure. Many of her abstract paintings include architectural elements that hearken back to her childhood fascination with the blue prints her father brought home from his architectural practice, and the seeds of her landscape series, “Sea Ranch,” were planted during a family road trip in the 1960’s, when the famed coastal community was in its infancy, and sheep still roamed its meadows.

Follow her on Instagram: @kristenajensen


Alix S. Mitgang

Alix Mitgang is a visual artist based in the SF Bay Area. She began in photography, pottery, and oil pastel and pen and ink drawings. Her current abstract work in acrylics has been called at once primitive, modern and futuristic. Layering random veils of color, she plays with texture and saturation, sometimes punctuating the canvas with geometric shapes or calligraphic forms, removing pigment to reveal patterns and images.

Call Visual Jill at (415) 302-6874 if you're interested in seeing more of her work.

Please visit her Facebook page: AlixSMitgang the Art of Politics

Darril Tighe

Darril is an Oakland artist that is fascinated with abstraction as a visual expression using the medium of water color on paper. She is committed to abstraction as a means for expressing a range of feelings through color, layering of washes and choices about composition.

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Patricia Ziegler

Patricia Ziegler is a local Bay Area artist who specializes in seascapes, figurative, portraits and still life paintings.

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Follow her on Instagram: @patriziaz

Mel Ziegler

Mel Ziegler is a Mill Valley based painter, photographer and writer.

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AMiguel works in mixed media, painting, and photography. There is so much to express and so many ways to do it and AMiguel does it all very well. He is an artist and Jazz musician. "I am very much in an experimental phase as far as painting and mixed media goes. It is a constant process of exploration, doing, and un-doing."

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Diane Jorgensen

"Painting has always allowed me to escape into an alternate universe as do all forms of art. It's a momentary pleasure when we can take ourselves out of hectic life. I've been painting for 40 years and have painted still lifes, landscapes and portraits in all mediums but my actual delight is painting abstract oils."

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Gene Erickson

Gene creates fabulous sculptures using wood and beautiful ceramics. A native of Pennsylvania, he has spent most of his adult life in California.


Ev Dennington

Ev is a local ceramist working in Point Richmond. Originally with a background in illustration and graphic design, Ev creates organic, stoneware vessels for cut stems and branches that are informed by the Japanese wabi sabi aesthetic.

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