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Her early participation in children’s theatre provided the basis for her career as a scenic painter, principally for California’s Great America theme park in Santa Clara, CA. She also studied oil painting at Ohlone College where she earned her AS degree in fine art. Lacey spent several years independently refining her work before she began showing her oil paintings and occasional installations in the Bay Area, LA and beyond.
She creates nostalgic scenes with anachronistic elements in brushy oil paint. These paintings present an underlying narrative of shared human experiences such as connection and isolation.
Momo was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County with an appreciation for visual creativity all throughout her life. It began with the dream of becoming a comic book artist, but in high school, she began expanding her artistic expression, where she attained an interest in design and began street painting.
Momo continued her education at San José State University and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Japanese Language. She currently lives in San José as a UX Designer while maintaining hobbies in drawing and painting. Her designs and illustrations have been exhibited in galleries around the world and she continues to street paint across the Bay Area in order to keep growing as an artist and designer.
liked it right away. Oil is his preferred medium but he enjoys the quick loose approach to chalk art and, of course, all the creative vibes and atmosphere at the event. Waz appreciates the temporary nature of chalk art and looks forward to a fun event!
You probably recognize the meticulous QR codes contrasting with the breathtaking landscapes he creates at the festival. Here's a little bit about Joe in his own words:
"Drawing, painting, and handcrafting are passions of mine along with electronic design and programming. It may seem odd to have such divergent passions but they complement each other quite well and provide balance in my life. Painting provides me the tranquility and freedom to create without boundaries. Electronics provide me structure and organization to design something that can interact with the world. Whenever possible I try to combine both passions to make interactive electronic art!"
Here's more about the Renshaw's in their own words:
"Our adventures with street painting started way back at the turn of the century – Memorial Day Weekend 2000 in Santa Barbara, California. We got together with a large group of friends squished together onto a small patch of pavement and smudged out an image. We’ve returned each year since then, with our friends for a few years, and on our own since 2003. This year we will participate in six to eight festivals nationwide (but mostly in California, where we live).
The two of us bring different skills to a painting, which allows us to work on the same image without killing one another. It also allows us to complete larger and more technically challenging subjects. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting things to draw, but our favorite images are those that tell a visual story. We often include small “Easter Egg” treasures in our paintings—the TARDIS from Doctor Who, a dinosaur skeleton’s Game Boy or a really tiny parrot on a pirate’s shoulder. These sorts of things give people something to talk about, and make our interaction with the viewers even more fun.
When we are not out playing in the street, Wayne runs a small Architectural practice in San Jose, California. His work focuses on commercial projects – office buildings, restaurants, shops, high-tech companies and even toilet room remodels. Cheryl has a small Landscape Design business specializing in Mediterranean climate design and reigns over her loyal subjects in her garden Queendom. In addition to street painting, we both enjoy drawing and watercolor painting."
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