San Diego Art Guide

2015 Mission Federal ArtWalk Featured Artists

Mission Federal ArtWalk
www.missionfederalartwalk.org
April 25 and 26, 2015 – On the streets of Little Italy

Mark Allen – Sue Britt – Ellen Dieter – Christina Leta – Dorothee Naumberg – Karen O’Brien – Scott Palmer – Tim Pattison – Hong Rubinstein – Christine M. Schwimmer

Selection was based on the following criteria: Originality, interesting use of materials, scale, boldness, energy and creative interpretation of subject matter.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Mark Allen
Los Angeles

Mixed Media
www.markandrewallen.com

A mixed-media collage artist, Mark Allen gained recognition for his trademark aesthetic, based on a narrative of modern American culture. He blends urban street art with his background in typography, mixed media collage, and abstract expressionism. His work has gained widespread notoriety, being featured on national television shows and films, and is showcased in numerous galleries throughout the world.

Sue Britt

Sue Britt

Sue Britt
San Diego

Collage, Sculpture, Other Media
www.papertapestry.net

Originally studying architecture, Sue Britt eventually found her artistic calling in contemporary landscape with one very unique medium – paper tapestry. Her passion for architecture weaves in and out of her art, creating vivid and colorful plaits of places she has been and seen. Inspired by her love of hiking, Sue Britt’s art depicts themes of the Southern California landscape: The fire cycle of destruction and rejuvenation, water’s force on the landscape, and change over time.

Ellen Dieter

Ellen Dieter

Ellen Dieter
San Diego

Mixed Media Paintings
www.AdelmanFineArt.com

Working in acrylics, mixed media, and oils, Ellen Dieter paints nearly every day. The result is a very diverse and dynamic portfolio. After studying in Paris for a decade, Ellen now splits her time between Hawaii and San Diego. In both her abstract and figurative pieces, viewers enjoy Dieter’s spectacular illustrations of balance, composition, light, color, movement, and feeling. Ellen’s work explores the highs and lows of the human experience in a clear expression of what it means to be alive.

Christina Leta

Christina Leta

Christina Leta
Pasadena

Watercolor
www.defectivebarbie.com

Christina Leta is a watercolor portrait artist, inspired by surrealism and the visceral technique of urban art. Her chosen medium allows for her works to develop lives of their own, with a deconstructed look that allows the viewer to fill in the blanks. Letting the paint drip and run, Christina’s compositions make as much of a statement with their use of negative space as the painted areas.

Dorothee Naumburg

Dorothee Naumburg

Dorothee Naumburg
Dana Point

Jewelry
www.dorotheenaumburg.com

Dorothee Naumburg is an accomplished jewelry artist who was trained in a formal goldsmith apprenticeship in Germany. Created in 18K gold, 14K gold and platinum, her pieces often show her signature texture and are accented with fine gemstones and pearls. Dorothee edits her design to eliminate unnecessary elements, resulting in a sculpted, contemporary feel to her pieces that allow the design and materials to reveal themselves.

Karen O'Brien

Karen O’Brien

Karen O’Brien
Grants Pass, OR

Acrylic, Collage, Mixed Media
www.keobrien.com

Karen O’Brien is a self-taught mixed-media painter, with an urban, primitive style. She began her creative journey as a teddy bear and doll artist. From there, she ventured into collage and painting where she creates a world of soulful, contemporary figures she calls her “Urban Folk”. Her approach to art is: “No mistakes, just dive in and see what happens.”

 

Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer
Mesa, AZ

Acrylic, Oil, Metalworking, Mixed Media
www.copperphoenixstudio.com

Scott Palmer is a mixed-media artist, using copper, acrylics and oils. After an initial pursuit of an impressionistic plein air style, he discovered the use of metals in his work and consequently, his true aesthetic passion. Palmer strives to create fluidity in his designs by sculpting the metal into dimensional shapes and adding patinas and paint that bring out the natural beauty of the copper.

Tim Pattison

Tim Pattison

Tim Pattison
Deming, WA

Acrylic, Collage, Mixed Media
www.tornillofineart.com

A well-traveled oil painter, Tim Pattison’s inspiration is drawn from ordinary people he meets on his extraordinary journeys. He is inspired by the remarkable dignity he finds in different cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups. His style features bold lines and colorful, yet muted tones, showcasing a variety of patterns and textures that keeps the viewer’s eye moving, only to refocus on the piece as a whole.

Hong Rubinstein

Hong Rubinstein

Hong Rubinstein
Palm Springs

Clay, Pottery, Porcelain
www.onedreamdesign.com

Hong Rubinstein, a ceramic artist originally from Jilin, China who now lives in Palm Springs, relies on her sense of adventure and excitement to create unique sculptural, ceramic art on the wheel. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, as she does not use any molds. Using this freestyle technique, she allows fluid movement to shape her highly-collected masterpieces.

 

Christine Schwimmer

Christine Schwimmer

Christine M. Schwimmer
La Mesa

Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media
www.chrisschwimmer.com

An abstract figurative artist, Christine Schwimmer paints to express her emotions as she explores them, mixing paint directly on the canvas and using fabrics, charcoal and scratching to create texture. Her figurative paintings are most often faceless, as the artist invites the viewer to complete this part of the painting. The beauty of her work is the journey she undertakes to create them.