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Meet the Artists

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Alan Baker

Alan has been an artist at Kindling Studios since 2015. He enjoys weaving and painting and primarily creates abstract portraits based on celebrities, musicals, and some of California’s greatest fun spots. Alan enjoys creating artwork because it allows him to express some of his favorite things, including visiting vacation attractions, watching famous Hollywood movies, enjoying musical icons, and celebrating family culture. Kindling means a lot to Alan and where he enjoys making and selling art from his inspirations and celebrating fun times with his fellow artists.

Ann Marie Martinez

Ann has been an artist with Kindling Studios since 2021. She specializes in weaving, painting, clay, and jewelry. Some of her favorite mediums are tie dye and making pom poms out of multi-textured yarn. Ann describes herself as a weaver and designer inspired by color, texture, and variation.

Brandon Moreno

Brandon has been an artist with Kindling for about 6 years. His favorite mediums are drawing with markers and creating designs with wood burning. Brandon is inspired by colors, bold shapes and lines, and symbolism of holidays such as Christmas and Halloween. He enjoys sketching while observing images, breaking them up into segments and linear patterns of color and intricate designs. Brandon feels that Kindling is a good place, where he enjoys the friends he's made and creating artwork.

Daniel Bass

Daniel has been with Kindling Studios since 2022. Some of his favorite mediums are sculpture, paper mache, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, and story writing. He looks forward to learning new art skills including sewing, knitting, pottery, and photography at the studio. Some things that inspire him are looking at different artists’ work, traveling, and comic books. He enjoys that art allows him to use his imagination, write his own stories, and create his own style. For Daniel, Kindling is a place where he can be inspired by different art mediums, look at different art, and create new kinds of artwork.

Daniel Schneider 

Daniel has been with Kindling Studios since 2022. Some of his favorite mediums are sculpture, paper mache, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, and story writing. He looks forward to learning new art skills including sewing, knitting, pottery, and photography at the studio. Some things that inspire him are looking at different artists’ work, traveling, and comic books. He enjoys that art allows him to use his imagination, write his own stories, and create his own style. For Daniel, Kindling is a place where he can be inspired by different art mediums, look at different art, and create new kinds of artwork.

Erin Schleich

Erin has been an artist with Kindling Studios since 2015. She enjoys working with texture, including textiles, weaving, drip paintings, and resin. Erin is inspired by the 70s generation, drawn to the age of the “flower child." Erin expresses how art is a therapeutic experience for her, allowing her to feel calm and relaxed. Above all, Erin enjoys creating artwork that described who she is. For Erin, Kindling is a happy place, one she feels she can escape into her inspirations and create artworks that advocate for people of all abilities.

Flair Garner

Flair has been an artist with Kindling Studios for about 4 months. Their favorite mediums are working with pencil and watercolor pastels. Flair is deeply inspired by fiction, fantasy, and folklore, which drives them to dream of mystical ideas within their artwork. They enjoy creating art because it allows them to imagine wacky, imaginative ideas and turn them into something real. For Flair, Kindling is a place where they can work with other like minded artists and enjoy a community space dedicated to artwork.

Isabel Pino

Isabel has been an artist with Kindling for about 2 years. Some of her favorite mediums include painting and drawing. She is inspired by bold shapes, color, and creating her own sets of color schemes through patterns and texture. She enjoys how creating art makes her feel happy, calm, and like she can create her own worlds of color.

Lee Burke

Lee has been an artist with Kindling Studios since 2015. He enjoys painting, drawing, and photography. Lee is inspired by buildings, architecture, locations, and iconic Disney characters, television shows, and movies. Lee enjoys documenting memories and sharing his ideas with others in his artwork. For Lee, Kindling is a place he can be with his friends and colleagues, creating artwork alongside other artists within the community. Lee’s artistic style includes lots of detail and observation, and practicing for his goal in becoming an animator at Walt Disney Studios.

Logan Ellis

Logan is a new artist at Kindling Studios. He enjoys different forms of painting, stamping, paper mache, and creating abstract pieces with vibrant color palettes. Logan is inspired by marine life themes, including squids and octopuses, and music. At Kindling, he enjoys being in an environment dedicated to making artwork, exploring new mediums, and being around like-minded people with the same common interests.

Matthew Heathcote

Matthew has been an artist at Kindling for several years. His favorite mediums are drawing and painting. He is inspired by many things, including color schemes, shapes, and scenery. Matthew enjoys being around fellow artists at Kindling and being in a studio dedicated towards creating. He appreciates being able to learn new mediums and new ways to create different artworks. Aside from creating abstract designs, Matthew also likes to draw and paint from memory.

Monica Hutchinson

Monica has been an artist with Kindling Studios since 2017. Some of her favorite mediums are drawing, coloring, and painting. Monica is inspired by her friends, flowers, animals, and bright colors. She enjoys creating bold shapes and color in her drawings, using lots of texture and lines. For Monica, Kindling is a place where she can create art with friends, explore new mediums, and be in a community that supports creativity.

Shannon Murphy

Shannon has been an artist with Kindling Studios since 2017. Some of her favorite mediums include beading, clay, painting, and drawing. Shannon is inspired by vintage 1960s - 70s culture, marine life, along with films, TV shows and cartoons. Aside from art, Shannon also enjoys story writing, fan fiction, and acting with her local theater. Some of her favorite genres are fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and thriller. Shannon finds creating art relaxing and fun, and enjoys the ways it allows her to create her own ideas. For Shannon, Kindling is a place she can enjoy being with a community of artist friends, explore new mediums, and sell her work.

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