Artists' Blog

5 Ojai Artists at The Art Center (4 of them OSA artists)

5 Ojai Artists at The Art Center (4 of them OSA artists)

The Ojai Art Center is presenting a group exhibition of “5 Ojai Artists" Gayel Childress, Mark Thompson, Carlos Grasso and Bruce Tomkinson (from Ojai Studio Artists) + Peter Fox, from May 1 through June 2nd, 2021.  (Ojai Art Center: 113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai, CA...

Carlos Grasso – ” Mind Tapestries” New Series

Carlos Grasso – ” Mind Tapestries” New Series

Hello Art Lovers, Some weeks ago I started a new exploration into calligraphy, shapes, color and design. The result was and is the “Mind Tapestries” series. Every artist reveals her/his own psychology in every piece of art created (my teacher and friend David Leffel...

Climate Park Project Exhibit

Climate Park Project Exhibit

I’m honored to be invited to participate in the first climate park in our nation. I’m a minimalist photographer and want to share the intimacy of my experience in nature. I approach my art meditatively, communing with the pregnant awareness that everything springs...

Painting Here and There

Painting Here and There

The previous year in the life of this painter—Painted in my own tiny yard during the first few weeks of lockdown, staying safe in my perimeter as instructed—experimenting with palette knives and finding a new, looser, freer style.Many early...

Elaine Unzicker & Silver Chain Mail

Elaine Unzicker & Silver Chain Mail

Did you know I also work in sterling chain mail? At least for a little while longer I can. I've slowly been using it up and have discovered it's not replaceable. And, this is even more delicate than the small ring stainless chain mail. It has a...

Carlos Grasso Light Show at Victoria Ave and Moon Dr.

Carlos Grasso Light Show at Victoria Ave and Moon Dr.

Hello Art lovers!Organized by The Ventura County Arts Council, I am honored to be one of the chosen artists to exhibit my piece COLORSPACE at the junction of Victoria Ave and Moon Dr in Ventura. If you happen to pass by at night there is a light show that makes the...

Artist for Peace Wins an International Award

Artist for Peace Wins an International Award

Here’s an image of one of my HOLOS designs which I titled Oneness. We are cells in a connected universe.I am so honored as I just received this 2021 award. https://thevisioneers.ca/connect/brian-bermanAs an “Artist for Peace” my life has focused on ways that art...

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Combing Beaches and Foraging in Forests

Over a decade ago, I read Julie Cameron's book, "The Artist Way."  Like so many artists have experience, it is a wonderful journey and invaluable guide to living the artist life. I gained insight into understanding myself and my creative...

Exploring Still Life

Exploring Still Life

Oftentimes, artists are asked to submit to themed group shows.  I always seem to be 'that one' who never has something to submit within the required theme.  Sometimes, it is as simple as needing a 'landscape' or a 'still...