Tracey Sylvester Harris
In her paintings, T.S. Harris presents a dazzling iconic vision of the female form that merges the past with the present. Inspired by found black and white snapshots from the mid-century, her paintings are colorful yet bittersweet, depicting fleeting moments captured almost a lifetime ago. Suspended in time, Harris’ stylish and elegant cropped figures put on scarlet lipstick, dream by the pool or sit in contemplation. With the context of their actions removed, the women become mysterious; they are alluring not for their bodies, but for the secrets they hold. Raised by two professional artists, Harris’s art career began at an early age. Initially showing in her family’s gallery and then branching out into other venues, her work has since shown in museums and galleries nationwide and featured in the movie, The Face of Love. Harris lives in San Luis Obispo.
Julia studied Classical painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, the Aegean Center for Fine Arts and in apprenticeship with Austrian master-painter Michael Fuchs in Vienna. Raised partially in Paris, France, she is also fluent in French. One of her greatest joys is sharing her appreciation and love of Italian art, history and culture. Living in Italy full-time for 7 years and part time for an additional 7 years since, Julia is fluent in Italian and is a devoted and knowledgeable student of many aspects of Tuscan culture; art, food, language, nature and the history and local customs. An award winning painter, she now divides her residence with Big Sur, California. She regularly exhibits her painting in Europe and the U.S. Julia has taught drawing, watercolor and oil painting privately and for Women's Quest Retreats.
We carry many framed photographs from The Devil's Churn collection
Photographer Jason Olive was born and raised in Los Angeles. Jason received a B.A. in literature from the University of Hawaii. His relationship with the ocean goes back to his earliest childhood memories growing up on the beaches of California and later while attending college in the islands. "I have always been drawn to the ocean. Its power and its mysteries never cease to fascinate me."
"Before Things" Onyx 2000.00
Erwin Binder (1934-1993) was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Joe Magnani. He became a sculptor and opened a studio in Mexico City in the mid 1970's. He had numerous one man shows all over the Southwest. His large outdoor installations were commissioned for several commercial buildings. A bronze sculpture was included in a trio with Henry Moore at the Palm Springs Desert Museum.
Mary Liz Houseman
Carmel Resident and Artist, Mary Liz Houseman draws and paints from live models letting the variety of personalities, shapes and moods come through.
Andrew T. Jackson
At the age of 19 Andrew had one thing in mind: to become an artist. Filed with an unquenchable thirst for painting, he quickly established himself as an artist of skill and merit. His art has been received in venues from Hawaii to New York. At 26 he opened his own gallery in downtown Carmel By the Sea. He then spent three years traveling in Europe where he was influenced by Dali. Blurred nightlife scenes are now on Andrew's easel.
"For Materia Lumina, I design and make a series of simple and elegant off the shelf tableware pieces as well as highly custom vessels for special restaurants and dinner venues. These works in clay are always rooted in the natural world and her sacred elements: the magical soil of the Earth herself, the nourishing water it takes to turn this earth into clay and the strong fire and air currents it takes to heat and melt it into lasting stoneware vessels. Through these works, I celebrate all of the textures, colors, shapes and feelings that come through this ancient material and I feel so grateful to be able to work with the Earth and offer some of her to you."
Local Artist, Helene Daniels creates unique jewelry pieces for us at Ami to share with you. This one is called "Rain Dance". She says it is piece to end the drought in California. Yes. It is cast silver with Kyanite beads. Kyanite is the stone of channeling. It helps with visualizations and also promotes a calming effect to the whole being. $425.