Southern California’s Best Artists
Whatever type of interior design project you may be working on, you know that placing those final pieces of the puzzle makes the whole space come together. We know how difficult it can be to choose the perfect artwork to round out a room, so we’d like to introduce you to someone who can make the process of finding your perfect piece easy: Ann Goldblatt.
With a background in advertising, art, interior design and architecture, Ann Goldblatt instinctively found herself
offering marketing ideas to burgeoning artists while studying interior architectural design at Santa Monica College. For the past 5 years, Ann has helped both new and re-emerging artists find opportunities for their works to be shown. Simultaneously, she consults with both businesses and individuals on how best to design evocative and artistic spaces using paintings, sculpture, and mixed media.
Ann’s favorite pastimes include film history, reading, traveling, walking her funny dog, Tootie, and enjoying nature. She is also a major foodie who enjoys seeking out new restaurants up and down the Pacific coast & entertaining friends at home. After numerous careers including advertising, catering, event planning and real estate; Ann has honed in on her passion for beauty to bring fine art to the blank walls of residences and businesses.
Currently, Ann is a consultant to 8 fine artists in Southern California:
Andrea Fellers is a renowned painter whose art has been exhibited and sold worldwide. Her work has been showcased alongside Andy Warhol and Shepard Fairey, among others. Andrea’s paintings have been featured in a myriad of galleries and institutions across the globe, including; “POP Austin,” which brings together works by several of the most renowned contemporary artists from around the world. Andrea is also a talented filmmaker and producer.
Barry Pogorel is a Los Angeles based artist who specializes in multi-media.
Bonnie Lambert graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a BFA in Theatre, moved to Philadelphia and became a professional actresss. Performing in live theatre further ingrained in her a love of the Golden Hour and its seductive opposites: Being offstage is like nighttime—private, quiet and hidden in shadows. Onstage is being exposed, energy-charged and bathed in radiant light.
When she moved to California, Lambert transitioned into graphic design. She attended the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, studying painting with David Limrite, Ray Turner and Mark Strickland. In 2009, Lambert attended a painting workshop given by the museum-collected Chicana artist Margaret Garcia. Ms. Garcia became Lambert’s mentor, which led to a solo show at the Garcia Studio.
Charles Lynn Bragg
Charles Lynn Bragg is an accomplished draftsman, painter, print maker (etchings, stone and plate lithographs, serigraphs, monoprints, and computer giclees), photographer, stone carver, clay and wax modeler, bronze and metal sculptor, and mixed media artist.
Born in Los Angeles, Bragg studied at the California Institute of the Arts, UCLA extension, Otis School of Art and Design, as well as privately with artists in the USA, Italy, and Japan. He is best known for his compassionate environmental and marine images of animals and our planet.
In 1994, Bragg designed four U. S. postage stamps (“Wonders of the Sea”) and Turner Publishing reproduced his work in the book “WILD LIVES, The Animal Kingdom of Charles Lynn Bragg.” His images have been shown by galleries, corporate offices, logos, conservation groups, zoos, toy stores and jewelry stores around the world, as well as on a multitude of products. His work ranges in size from palm-sized objects to colossal stone carvings and monumental constructions. Bragg describes his style as “Realism, Surrealism, Fantasy, Humanism, with a touch of Disney.”
Jennifer Rae Ochs
Jennifer Rae Ochs hails from Minneapolis, and resides in Los Angeles. JRO borrowed from her training as a classical pianist in developing her discipline as a visual artist. As a young adult, Ochs began to experiment with sculpture, photography and mixed media. Painting with acrylics / mixed media, rapidly emerged as her favorite form of expression.
Currently, JRO prepares for her 5th museum show at Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Recently, she partnered with Steinway & Sons and exhibits at many notable art galleries, both domestically and internationally. JRO participates in various art shows and festivals bringing her work to art lovers all over the western United States. Invites to such notable shows as Artfair Jackson hole, WY, Bellevue Festival of the Arts, WA, Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, AZ garnered JRO private and corporate collectors in over 20 states.
From Jennifer: “My work is a celebration of moments in time. I revel in conflict amid conviction. Resolution is found in the creative process. Texture becomes solution, color stages revolution. Raw emotion invites me to the canvas. Strokes are felt long after the brush is laid to rest. I check the canvas for a pulse and dig the vibrations.”
Judith Liebe was born in Munich, Germany. She’s the daughter of film director Eckhart Schmidt and actress Isolde ter Jung. Liebe had her first solo exhibit in 1987.
From Judith: “A painting creates a holy space. I take interest in painting light. Painting should speak about the understanding of our vision and not attempt to tell a story that can better be told by other media. I believe that the illusionist quality of a painting becomes real by revealing its visionary qualities.”
Phillip Graybill is from Atlanta, Georgia. He moved to NYC in 1996 where he lived for 20 years and now splits his time between NYC and Venice, Ca.
He has exhibited with celebrated artist [and Hamptonite] Julian Schnabel. He has also exhibited alongside such photographic luminaries as Peter Lindbergh and Nigel Barker. Graybill was the primary photographer for the Nine Inch Nails and Sigur Ros limited edition box set as well as numerous album covers for bands. He has also expanded his creative eye in moving image.
Phillip also runs Graybill Studio, which produces commissioned, custom-designed fine art for residential and commercial spaces. Working with his clients, Phillip uses his lens to tell a story and create emotion where there were only blank walls.
Sally Samins is an abstract artist, strongly influenced by a childhood in Australia. After studying graphic arts, she became a well known sports photographer, specializing in America’s Cup yachting.
After developing her artistic eye through photography, she decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a painter and has created a distinctive style that combines strong visual composition with rich color. She creates images that convey the inspirations she derives from her native Australia’s deserts, oceans and urban landscapes. Samins work has a strong visual impact while evoking feelings of comfort and familiarity, and continuing to reveal itself in its detail.
Samins lives in San Diego, California.
For more information or to purchase art, please visit www.AGArtConsultant.com and contact Ann Goldblatt directly.