Panamanian-American artist Rudy Cole produces charcoal drawings, 3D paper collage, mixed media works, and portraits by commission. Developing a style all his own, Rudy mixes photorealistic charcoal figures and silhouettes with paper collage and mixed-media to create 3D scenes bursting with color and pattern.
He has exhibited in numerous galleries and has sold to private collections worldwide. His work has been featured for ArtNight Pasadena, Pasadena Public Library’s Black History Festival, ongoing exhibition at Lanesha Cole Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Pasadena Art Walk and brought a high contribution for the California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Fundraiser in Pebble Beach.
He recently participated in a 3 person exhibit at the Walt Girdner Gallery after his previous “Women of Culture” exhibit in April 2018, followed by a solo show at the Pasadena Public Library in 2019.
See more of his work by visiting his website at: CharColeStudio.com
Girl Combing Hair
by Rudy Cole
Although new to the exhibiting scene, Jeff Stridde started painting in recent years and much to his own surprise has found his work attracting art collectors almost immediately. One of the rising stars in the Los Angeles abstract art community today, the over-used term "Overnight Sensation” is very much true in his case.
Unable to paint a tree he found comfort in the strange land of abstract art, and is quite at home attempting to express the in-expressible. He recently participated in a 3 person exhibit at the Walt Girdner Gallery in Pasadena, CA Different Art Same Heart.
Jeff initially chose a career as a deep sea diver for Oceaneering International’s Gulf Coast Division before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Music is still a large part of Jeff Stridde’s life as a member of the eclectic and highly abstract band Saucer X.
See more of his work by visiting his website at: JeffStriddeArt.com
Shaken Not Stirred
by Jeff Stridde
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Patricia is the Visual Director for Vast Image Media. She is also an abstract painter and curator.
In 2004 she made a bilingual documentary about present-day Latino artists in Los Angeles,
A Language of Passion, among other curatorial endeavors. Plans for future shows include a retrospective of Rudy Cole's various series works throughout his prolific career and a show that focuses on the duality of Atanas Karpeles' work, Gemini.
Exhibits of her own artwork include Color, Paper, Vision & Canvas and Different Art Same Heart.
She wrote a weekly art column, City Palette, for the now defunct LABeat and is a past publicity chairman for the Pasadena Society of Artists. She also produces promotional videos for artists.
Before becoming a painter, Patricia was a couturier designer and costumer.
See more of and learn more about her artwork here.
by Patricia Cunliffe
Exhibition video of Different Art Same Heart