Artist Survey #9: Corey West

Corey is a local artist who’s work has exploded in our county. She is a really hard worker, attending all of the festivals and craft fairs in the county. She also beautifully frames and mattes work. I go to her for all of my presentation needs. Even Jesus was prepared by her! Name: Corey West …

Artist Survey #8: Tim Musso

Tim was my instructor in Computer Graphics at CSULB. He is well versed in the letterform, printmaking and design. His work is saturated with nuances and details, personality and nature. Under his guidance I learned to experiment through method and to look for the art in everyday experience. If you ever get a chance to …

Artis Survey #7: Paris Raupach

(Domestic Spying) (Gay Marriage) (Capital Punishment) Name: Paris Raupach Location: San Francisco, CA Medium(s): Watercolor, Digital What do you consider yourself (artist/designer/other)? Artist/Illustrator/reluctant designer Where can we see your work (place/publications/url)? www.parisraupach.com When did you start gaining interest in artistic forms of expression? I’ve been drawing and creating art for as long as I can …

Artist Survey #6: Joey Fumar

Joey grew up in Sonora, CA just like me. We got to know each other in an advanced placement biology class we probably should not have been in. We were the only kids in our graduating class to attend Long Beach State, where we became good friends. I even lived at his grandma’s house down …

Artist Survey #5: TaVon Sampson

TaVon is an art director at Island Def Jam Music Group along with my friend Todd Russell. Check your local music store for some of his work. (Malcom X : Graphite) (Beanie Siegel CD Packaging) (USDA CD Packaging) (NAS CD Concept) Name: TaVon Sampson Location: MANHATTAN (Keeps on makin’ it) / BROOKLYN (Keeps on Takin’ …

Artist Survey # 4: Kyle Marmesh

I got to know Kyle through MySpace. That’s right. I said it, MySpace. We grew up in the same town and went to the same elementary school, but he was a few years younger than me and our paths never properly crossed. He has work throughout the Bay Area hardcore scene and select bike shops. …

Artist Survey #3: Ape-Bo-Peep

I met Ape, as she likes to be called, during my 3rd year at CSU, Long Beach. We had Computer Graphics with Tim Musso (a total badass designer) and became quick friends. She is absorbed with the smallest details and is relentless in the pursuit of perfection. She is a fantastic designer, the only student …

Artist Survey #2: Megan Tucker

I have known Megan Tucker since we were very young. Living in the same small town we went to the same elementary school and knew a lot of the same people. She recently became active in our local art scene and is someone I can always count on to help further our local underground arts …

Artist Survey #1: Todd Russell

Todd Russell and I met at CSU Long Beach. We had some design classes together where we critiqued each other’s work and became good friends. He has since moved to New York and became a big shot Art Director for Island Def Jam Music Group. Jon McLaughlin – Ok Now, Kerli – Love is Dead, and Rise …