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"Looking over your Shoulder" is a mixed media on canvas by Canadian artist, Donna Winn

Meet Canadian artist, Donna Winn

For my interview with our first Canadian artist, I do not have to travel far. In the community of Redwood Meadows, AB, just down the road from Try it ART’s offices, I find Donna Winn. I know her as an artist; a talented painter. Then one evening, I heard her sing. What a voice! Deep, Read more about Meet Canadian artist, Donna Winn[…]

Meet the artist, Claudia Limacher

Meeting Claudia Limacher The rolling foothills of the Alps, sparkling mountain lakes; as I relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, the train takes me from Zürich International Airport to Lucern, where I am about to meet abstract impressionist artist, Claudia Limacher. After an enthusiastic welcome, Claudia shows me around her town. Small picturesque streets, lined Read more about Meet the artist, Claudia Limacher[…]

Dutch urban-artist

Meet urban-artist, Pee-Jay Czifra-Malawau

“Painting gives me a deep sense of satisfaction and purpose. It has been my path back to health; my life after cancer.” Building a life after cancer Dutch urban-artist Pee-Jay Czifra-Malawau has used his creativity to build a new life after a brave, and difficult fight with cancer. One of the most significant moments in Read more about Meet urban-artist, Pee-Jay Czifra-Malawau[…]

Mixed media on canvas

Meet expressionist Dutch artist, Janet Timmerije

“I have to create, and I have to paint. Painting is my life.” Meeting Janet Timmerije A two-hour train ride takes me to Eibergen, the Netherlands, where I am about to meet expressionist Dutch artist, Janet Timmerije. My second visit to this productive artist who gives workshops, does art history projects for kids, and who Read more about Meet expressionist Dutch artist, Janet Timmerije[…]

Meet Charley Jones, artist and capoeirista

“My paintings are a reflection and expression of unification. It is not about trying to represent beauty. It is about looking beyond that.” Meeting Charley, artist and capoeirista It would have been an absolute pleasure to visit Charley in Colombia, where he currently resides. However, a tight schedule before Try it ART’s San Francisco exhibition Read more about Meet Charley Jones, artist and capoeirista[…]

Meet visual abstract artist, Arngrim Larsen

“If my art touches your heart, I have found purpose in life.” — Arngrim Larsen A major power outage around Schiphol Airport threw a wrench in my visit with visual abstract artist, Arngrim Larsen in Gothenburg, Sweden. Unable to fly out, but thanks to technology, I was lucky enough to still meet this soft-spoken, articulate, Read more about Meet visual abstract artist, Arngrim Larsen[…]

Try it ART’s co-founder in the news

Marketing ART from the Heart Once in a while, someone finds your story interesting enough to write a blog about. Jennifer Pittmann, Writer/Editor at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension wrote one about Try it ART’s co-founder (and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension alumna) Bouwien Luppes and her road to founding Try it ART. Hoping you’ll enjoy the Read more about Try it ART’s co-founder in the news[…]

fundraising for charity in San Francisco

“Art on a Postcard” charity event

Artists inspire us Have you ever been inspired by an artwork? Touched emotionally, just by looking at art? Have you ever noticed how murals can uplift an entire neighborhood? Through their art, artists have the ability to inspire us. To gently encourage us to be more creative in our thinking and look at the world Read more about “Art on a Postcard” charity event[…]

At the Back to the Picture Gallery, 934 Valencia St in San Francisco.

“A Taste of the World”

Art Exhibition Join us for our “Taste of the World” Art Exhibition, bringing you some of the best emerging artists from around the world. The exhibit will take you on a tour; showcasing original, contemporary paintings, paired with a sneak-peak into the lives of the creating artists. Combined with the “Art on a Postcard” charity Read more about “A Taste of the World”[…]

Welcome, Arngrim Larsen

During a Skype meeting, while on my European tour, I first met this enthusiastic and humble young artist. A few months of regular contact followed and we are now proud and honored to introduce to you Arngrim Larsen, our new visual abstract artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. An auto-didact artist Arngrim is an auto-didact artist with Read more about Welcome, Arngrim Larsen[…]