Luis Aguilera

Luis Aguilera’s vibrant drawings of figures and animals are multi-layered, personal narratives that include icons of popular culture, buses and trains, fantasy creatures, musical …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

David Albertsen

David Albertsen’s Prismacolor works on paper immerse the viewer in a cosmic field of psychedelic colors and intricate geometries. In his lyrical, abstract compositions …

By Jessica on 06/22/2011

Sherrie Aradanas

From Johnny Depp to Lady Gaga, Sherrie is extremely passionate about movies, TV shows, and other celebrities that attract cult followings. It is this …

By Jessica on 01/16/2015

Olga Bielma

Olga Bielma makes drawings and paintings in response to the images she sees in books and magazines. Her work employs an economical line that …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Terri Bowden

Terri’s whimsical and quirky sense of humor is delightfully evident in her artwork. Having befriended albinos–who, like herself, are legally blind–Terri often uses albino …

By Jessica on 06/22/2011

Kim Clark

Kimberly Clark first came to Creative Growth Art Center through the Summer Scholarship Program in 1999. Kim is heavily influenced by pop culture, idolizing …

By Jessica on 02/20/2014

Maureen Clay

Maureen paints with thickly brushed impasto, layering colors repeatedly until the entire composition has been covered several times. She has an intricate sense of …

By Jessica on 06/08/2015

Kerry Damianakes

Kerry Damianakes powerfully manipulates the materials she uses in the production of her art. Working in a bold and colorful style, she recreates images …

By Jessica on 06/15/2011

Zina Hall

Zina Hall has a deft hand when it comes to embroidery, employing a needle and thread as her primary “drawing” device to create intricately sewn …

By Jessica on 12/02/2016

Carl Hendrickson

Carl Hendrickson’s explorations of the way wood works are extravagant, magical, and yet paradoxically pragmatic. While cerebral palsy prevented him from pursuing very many …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

John Hiltunen

John Hiltunen has attended Creative Growth since 2003.  He began making collages in 2006. Before this time, John focused on rug making, wood work …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Susan Janow

Highly animated and ever-enthusiastic, Susan’s extroverted personality belies the quiet and ordered nature of her artwork. She is quick to engage in conversation or …

By Jessica on 01/16/2015

Cedric Johnson

Fractured planes and a Cubist style of portraiture are prominent in most of Cedric’s work, and he is equally adept at incorporating vibrant palettes …

By Jessica on 06/27/2016

Franna Lusson

At the core of Franna’s work is the immediacy of drawing, whether that is seen in the swift movements of an animal in the …

By Jessica on 10/11/2013

Dwight Mackintosh

Identified by the well-known art historian John McGregor as a great American Outsider Artist, Dwight Mackintosh began making artwork late in life and after …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

John Martin

John Martin creates drawings from his memories of time spent with his family on their Arkansas farm. Each drawing is instantly recognizable through the …

By Jessica on 06/15/2011

Paulino Martin

Paulino has a congenial aura and a generous attitude with his peers in the studio that ultimately spills over into his artwork.  The ethereal, …

By Jessica on 01/16/2015

Dan Miller

Dan Miller’s artwork reflects his perceptions. Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often creating ink layered masses, hovering on the page and built up …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Donald Mitchell

Donald Mitchell’s early work consisted primarily of obsessively crosshatched fields of lines that covered the page and hid any trace of an underlying image. …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

John Mullins

With a street-graffiti sensibility, John Mullins exudes a modern aesthetic that recalls the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Boldly colored in a Pop palette of neon …

By Jessica on 12/02/2016

Charles Nagle

Charles is an artist who recognizes few limitations. He has worked at Creative Growth for more than thirty years and arrives each day with …

By Jessica on 10/11/2013

Carrie Oyama

Carrie Oyama’s work dances across the page in a kind of multi-layered visual performance. The artist repetitively draws with her ‘wrong’ hand, recording figures …

By Jessica on 06/27/2016

Tony Pedemonte

Tony Pedemonte started at Creative Growth making abstract drawings, rarely limited by the paper’s edge. Often incorporating his surrounds, Tony would use whatever objects …

By Jessica on 10/11/2013

Laura Jo Pierce

Laura Jo Pierce always maintains a positive attitude, beginning and ending each day with a friendly “ Good Morning” and “Have a Good Evening.” …

By Jessica on 10/11/2013

Aurie Ramirez

Aurie Ramirez’s sophisticated, delicately rendered watercolor and ink compositions create an ever-expanding fantasy world where fragments of 18th century dandyism, neo-Victorian decorum, psychedelia, Venetian …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Judith Scott

Judith Scott was a visual artist isolated from outside influences as a result of the impact of deafness and Down’s syndrome. She was independent …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

William Scott

William Scott is a self-taught artist capable of rendering his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. William draws, paints …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Dinah Shapiro

Dinah has been drawing and working with ceramics for over twenty-five years. Her stylized ceramic work exemplifies the trial and error process of working …

By Jessica on 06/08/2015

Gerone Spruill

An aspiring DJ with an encyclopedic music collection, Gerone Spruill’s street-smart graphic sensibility illuminates his work. His prismacolor and ink drawings take the form …

By Jessica on 06/15/2011

Christine Szeto

Christine is an outgoing personality around the studio. Passionate about fiber arts, Christine often brings in finished work from home. Christine shined as a …

By Jessica on 06/08/2015

William Tyler

William Tyler has been working at Creative Growth Art Center since 1978, one of the longest attending artists in the studio. He is a …

By Jessica on 06/06/2011

Monica Valentine

Upon entering Creative Growth, Monica began two distinct bodies of work that both build on her passion for jewelry making and express her offbeat, …

By Jessica on 06/08/2015

Ron Veasey

Ron is a quiet, thorough artist who enjoys working methodically and independently. His paintings and drawings all possess a careful precision that is evident …

By Jessica on 12/28/2015

Ray Vickers

Ray Vickers has been an artist at Creative Growth since 2009. Ray loves pop culture–he reads comics and sees every action movie. In each of …

By Jessica on 02/20/2014

Merritt Wallace

Merritt brings his idiosyncratic, interior world into clear focus within his drawings.  Black and white lines become a large matrix, appearing as city streets …

By Jessica on 06/15/2011

Edward Walters

Edward is an architect of space in his artwork. Modular and geometric forms reminiscent of skyscrapers present like a Bauhaus metropolis, handily realized through …

By Jessica on 01/16/2015

George Wilson

George Wilson is a man of few words, usually offering a whispered comment as he moves quickly through the studio. His eyes and hands …

By Jessica on 06/15/2011

Alice Wong

Alice’s interpretation of the natural world is an enlivened—often neon—version of animals, plants and landscapes. Both in her drawings and ceramics, Alice often takes …

By Jessica on 02/12/2014

Ying Gee Zhou

Ying Gee came to Creative Growth with a strong aptitude for drawing and painting. Though relatively new to the studio, Zhou has created numerous …

By Jessica on 02/20/2014