Nicole is a classically trained artist, born and raised in the East Bay outside of San Francisco, California. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with a specialty in painting and illustration. Inspired by her travels and the world around us, her work explores many themes and styles including the divine Feminine, natural abstraction, and the construction/destruction of art as a metaphor of life itself. When not creating or teaching, Nicole enjoys adventuring through life with her pup, Lemon, and her tortoise, Ro.
Jeff grew up in Bowie, Maryland and moved to Austin, Texas to attend St. Edward’s University in 2011. In the spring of May 2015, he earned his BFA in Studio Art. Since he was young, Jeff has grown to work with pastels, graphite and charcoal, but his main medium is the use of oil paint. While Jeff believes that art is an expression of all emotions with endless meanings, he likes to focus most of his work on cultural empowerment, equality and self-confidence. In his time here in Austin, he has completed three large-scale outdoor murals, participated in the youth-focused ‘Little Artist Big Artist’ program, and was also chosen to display his senior art series in the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport. When Jeff is not creating art, he enjoys eating pizza, watching football, and considers himself a movie connoisseur of sorts.
I am a Christian, Artist, Nerd, Otaku, and Kpop fan all wrapped in a little package. I love my family and strongly believe in always being yourself.
Brittany grew up in Austin, TX and graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas. She also studied painting at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in the south of France. While studying abroad, she had the opportunity to paint in Monet's Garden and along the canals of Venice, Italy. Her love of nature stems from early childhood when she began collecting animal bones and insect shells from the woods near her home. She has a unique style mixing the beautiful with the macabre which is demonstrated in her woodcuts. She also focuses in other forms of printmaking, illustration, and photography. Brittany is currently employed in the photography field, teaches art classes, and does freelance work.
Ari Reyes is an artist and illustrator located in Austin. She was born in the Canary Islands of Spain but moved to the United States in 2006. Ari is currently attaining her bachelor's degree in Art at St. Edward's University and aims to attain her Master's degree in the near future.
Ari's main interests in art range from a love for the natural world (seen through her Pantheist beliefs and practices), a captivation for astronomy and neural science, as well as an appreciation for folklore and the mystic/wiccan. Currently, Ari has been deeply interested in more political works focusing on environmentalism and conservation, which she will be exploring further in the months to come.
Aside from painting and illustration, Ari enjoys printmaking and photography. When she’s not busy with school or art, she also enjoys going hiking, gardening, petting dogs and cats, and watching horror movies.
Jessica Holmberg is an artist based in Austin, TX. Growing up in the Austin area gave her many opportunities to learn from amazing artists. Jessica has always been fascinated by paintings that seem to captivate you and take you into a different world or perspective. She believes in the power art has to expand one's mind and become aware of aesthetics in everyday life. Her life revolves around creativity and enjoys fixing or painting on things she finds on the side of the road. She works with oil paint and gouache most but enjoys printmaking, digital art and sculpture as well.
Angela is originally from the Houston, Tx area and graduated from TX State University in 2009 with a BFA in Art Education with an EC-12 certification and focus in painting. During college, she was given the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and Paris with the masters of painting and sculpture as her inspiration. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her friends/family, reading, hiking/biking, exploring new places, baking, and watching movies.
Logan is a quirky and fun loving artist adventuring through life. She enjoys cute animals—like her fluffy companion Theodore and wearing funky pants. Art fills her world with wonder and joy. Her love for art grew after minoring in art and design at Texas State University. She believes everyone is an artist and should embrace their own style and flare! Being surrounded by fellow artist and making art together is a dream. When she’s not up in the clouds, she’s out and about livin’ like Larry.
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