Erin Crociani is a Bay Area artist from Oakland with a B.F. A. from California College of the Arts in painting. Erin is known for her handmade paints and her dark portrait works. When Erin is not creating paintings, she makes sculptures and sugar skulls for day of the dead. She’s also inspired by doing research on the macabre and working in her garden. Dark Elegance is a series of multimedia art The pieces are based on poisonous plants from her garden. Each piece has hand cut paper with handmade watercolor and drawing elements.
Monkeynaut is a painter and printmaker who makes his home in Alameda and has regularly shown his work locally for the last decade.
He is inspired by dancing skeletons, whether from Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos or the dance of death and plague art of Hans Holbein and Pieter Brueghel. He also creates paintings and prints inspired by streamlined 1940s and 50s robots and science fiction designs.
Patricia Williamson, ceramists,
in collaboration with artist, Laura Eggett...
About five years ago my work took on a new direction when I started collaborating with my daughter, Laura, who is a painter as well as a digital arts and traditional art teacher currently working at Alameda High School as their Visual Art teacher. Laura earned her studio arts degree at UC Santa Cruz. I have been working with clay since I was 19 and have never stopped exploring with this wonderful material. We work together to combine our skills on one piece elevating my work to a new level. The work combines my daughter’s designs fired into my ceramics with iron oxide. All my ware is lead free and food safe – also microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.