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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[…]

"Princess Parrots" by Dutch artist Janet Timmerije

Meet Dutch artist, Janet Timmerije

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

“If my art touches your heart, I have found purpose in life.” — abstract artist, 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 Read more about Meet 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[…]

Welcome Urban-Artist Pee-Jay

After an introduction over Christmas involving Alicia Keys and RTL News, we are very proud and honored to welcome UrbanArtist Pee-Jay, aka HippeShit-013, to our growing group of talented artists. This inspiring Dutch artist has used his creativity to build a new life after a brave, and difficult fight with cancer. On his sickbed, an Read more about Welcome Urban-Artist Pee-Jay[…]

A meeting in San Francisco

Meeting the Artist: Martín Revolo, or Shulka

No airplane travel required for this artist’s meeting. Just the usual crazy rush-hour traffic as I drive up to San Francisco. My GPS directs me to the Hunters Point Shipyard Studio’s; an artist community founded in 1984, currently providing studio space for around 300 artists. Amongst them, artist Martín Revolo, or “Shulka” as he likes Read more about Meeting the Artist: Martín Revolo, or Shulka[…]