About Debbie Claussen
I have always enjoyed sketching…actually sketching the students around me instead of paying attention in class. I took my first art class as a senior in high school and after winning a county-wide art contest, there was no turning back.
After attending San Francisco State University and majoring in business, I decided to try acrylic and porcelain painting classes…dropped the acrylic…continued with the porcelain painting…and added watercolor, then oil painting. My love of animals and the desire to capture the essence of the subject is my challenge. The structure is important; the essence is mandatory.
I am currently exhibiting my work at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley, CA and am teaching watercolor and porcelain classes at the gallery.
Expanding my love of animals, and especially dogs, I have become an AKC dog show judge and live with my Golden Retriever loves.
About Korianna Kisielprice
Self-taught painter that works in acrylics and the newly found love of epoxy resins. I find the modern and vintage collaboration of both worlds intrigue me the most. Mixing those polar opposites or constant alternating between the two seem to be the more current motivator for some of my work.
I receive inspiration from various things such as comic books, cartoons, people, places and things. As a kid I was fascinated with drawing cartoons of the people I knew, and became very good at the art of decorating my school desk with these images.
Now as an adult, I am drawn to images composed of everyday life with twists of fun. My style is one of no style at all. I sometimes will have a vision of where I want my work to go, or just an idea with no vision and play it out. I am drawn to certain brush strokes and sometimes repetitively find myself trapped in those movements that almost conjure an image on its own. I will sometimes go over the same spot a hundred times and something new will start to reveal itself. At times my work seems to generate itself while I feel like i just watch.
My newest work have a light and fun theme about them. I tried to incorporate a vintage throwback feeling with a modernized twist. Between realism or cartoon my work is so polar opposite that sometimes I feel like art shouldn’t be confined to a specific style.