Over the years I have developed several types of armatures that begin most all of my shapes. I have learned how to tear and manipulate paper into smooth contoured shapes used for muscles and form. My art ranges from very small to very large pieces. This art is very durable as well and there are no supplies to buy.
Dick Kennedy is a retired graphic designer and illustrator. Dick received his art degree at Michigan State University before moving to Chico. He worked as a production artist at Quadco Printing and as art director at Advertising Associates before running his his own freelance graphics business.
Kou Lee has many years of mural artist and children's book publishing experience. He says, "I believe that, Art is not only a hobby but it will lead you toward the careers such as mural artist; book illustrator; postcard designer; interior designer; architectural designer; fashion designer; engineering designer; computer animation; game programmer etc.In addition to this art will help out in terms of concentration, motivation, focusing, stress reducing and self-discipline as well."
Carol Preble-Miles, born and raised in Northern California, studied with Richard Hornaday at Shasta College, learned watercolor basics from Julie Shaw, and went on to take workshops and classes from, and become dear friends with the late Ann Pierce.
Like many Artists, I have worked in a number of mediums, however my favorite is watercolor. It's seductive qualities, illusiveness, accidental happenings, and challenges keep me coming back again and again. It is a well that never goes dry.
Local color in the form of landscapes, buildings, crops, etc... are my favorite subjects, along with the people who inhabit the area. I also enjoy painting on location and have traveled locally and in Europe for that purpose.
I have enjoyed teaching watercolor through the Chico Art Center for a number of years, and my best reward is turning out a “new” watercolor painter!
Jon Shult is an award winning artist and has exhibited locally and in the Bay Area. He runs a gallery showing his paintings and prints in Oroville, and has experience in cartooning and illustration. Degrees include a BA in Art from UCSC and a MA in Art from San Jose State University. He has taught art and cartooning for over 20 years.
Erin Wells is well-known to the Chico Art Center community as an active artist and contributing member. She took 1st place in the 3D category at the CAC 6th Annual Contemporary Woman Show for her unique teapots.
(aka IPC - I Paint Creatures)
Tazuo Yamaguchi (known as ipaintcreatures IPC) has been inspiring, entertaining, educating and empowering folks of all ages worldwide for over two decades. Through performance poetry, visual storytelling, illustration, painting, and multimedia digital arts. He applies the power of the media and fine arts as a vehicle of learning integrated into the education process to develop self awareness and empowerment knowledge in his students. He holds a bachelors in media arts and a masters in education with an emphasis of integrating technology and the fine arts within the California State Art Guidelines. Tazuo is a two time performance haiku champion and has worked with George Lucas and many high tech creative entities. He specializes in visual storytelling, painting and illustrating creature art and the creation of graphic novels, comics, picture books and movie making. He works in oils, watercolors, acrylics, ink, graphite and the digital mediums.
Tazuo lost his father at a early age and then overcame a life threatening illness at age eleven. “The arts have always been a way for me to apply creativity and express my imagination to overcome adversity and expresa truly who i am.”
Tazuo offers an artistic experience that teaches fantastical painting, illustration and the application of the arts for self development and awareness. He is a performance poet who uses visual storytelling and the application of media arts as vehicles for learning and empowerment. Through the artistic creation, performance, and publishing of ones own mythology. Students acquire self knowledge and awareness, providing them essential life skills to work through adversity and any of life’s challenges.
You can experience his work on the following sites: