If we were to take a few days off in the name of finding great art, and set out from one coast to the next, our trip might look a little something like this..

Stop #1.

Dyanna Dimick, San Francisco, CA.

Dyanna in her home on the coast of San Francisco.

Dyanna in her home on the coast of San Francisco.

Camp by dyanna dimick

Camp, 12″ x 8″, $300

If you’re ever in the bay, you might find her collecting washed up plastic at Ocean Beach, getting lost in the scenery of Lands End, or soaking up music at the Fox Theater for inspiration.”

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Stop #2. 

KR Moehr, Tuscon, AZ.

desert in AZ

The desert scenery in Arizona.

painting by kr moehr

In a World of Her Own, 30″ x 20″, $400.

Living in the desert SW, I often use the glorious sunsets we get to inspire me, but sometimes my inspiration comes from a great jazz tune that’s playing on Pandora or a good old movie on TCM I like to listen to in the background when I paint.”

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Stop #3.

Shawn Shea, Arvada, CO.

Roadside view in "Colorful Colorado."

Roadside view in “Colorful Colorado.”

geisha mid-century modern

Geishas Gone Bad #2 – Torch Song, 18″ x 24″, $1000.

“In the case of the retro, Mid Century modern style of painting I am always looking at beautiful examples of that genre. Either in advertising art of the period or old noir movies. Pulp novel book covers or movie posters. These will often spark an idea which I will conceptually explore.”

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Stop #4.

Meg Marano, Nashville, TN.

Nashville, TN

Nashville from across the river.

ivar by meg marano

Ivar, 20″ x 24″, $300.

Meg Marano collects oddities and makes art in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Ithaca, New York to a family of natural artists, she began taking advanced art courses in high school and studied theatre production in college before spending several years touring in the music industry. These years spent in theatre and music led her to a deep fascination with facial expressions, her portrayals of which have quickly become her most recognizable work.”

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Final Stop.

Ilan. New York, NY.

ilan leas

Ilan practicing what he preaches: “Don’t think, just draw.”

ilan pop art

The Kinetic Core, 36″ x 36″, $750.

My current work incorporates lines which influence the ones to follow, maintaining a distinct flow, despite being wild. Thus, the rhythm and energy of the piece is largely dictated by the first line I put down. I create art with acrylic paint, ink, paint-marker, and pen and seek to harmonize the properties of each medium in a visual dance with the space and texture of the surface.”

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