What is your all-time favorite piece of art? Back in 1968 after two years of college, I learned the history of my people and culture. Things that I didn’t learn in high school. In tribute to that, I did a silk screen called “My Name Is Black.” READ MORE
I’ve created over 150 fake album covers for bands that don’t exist, as well as fake concert posters and T-shirts. I’ve also enlisted a music company called Jingle Punks to create original music and we’re releasing our first record on vinyl called “Rohit Records Greatest Hits Volume 1.” I’ve also directed a music video for one of the songs called “Coastal Elites.” So to answer your question, that’s my new favorite piece of writing/art/music. READ MORE
I use mechanical pencils, so I don’t have to sharpen a point constantly. Then black ink, BIC pen. Then paint in Photoshop. When I paint in oils, I use a spoon to give a thick relief. READ MORE
I like to skateboard in my time off. I meet a lot of free-spirited individuals and other unique creatives through skateboarding. Most of the skaters I’ve met are so interesting because they have such artistic rebellious spirits. READ MORE
The best advice that I’ve been given is to work from Life a lot. A lot of Life drawing sketches because that’ll give you a good solid knowledge of reality, but at the same time work from your imagination and try to be honest and genuine with your vision. Own what you do. READ MORE
“I’ve been told that I have a golden and magnetic aura, and love that description which I hope to always live up to. I think of myself as a 68 year old petite woman with the heart and energy of a child. I’m always open and love to embrace new ideas, and creative challenges.” READ MORE
A native of Los Angeles, Alexandra Dillon received her B.A. in film from UCLA, then returned to her lifelong passion for making art. Her love of Old Master painting led her to study classical realism in Florence, Italy, then New Orleans, finally settling in Venice, CA. She has since appeared in group and solo shows in Los Angeles. READ MORE
I cherish my time in the studio by myself just working. That’s the space to experiment and work out the formalistic issues I have been following. Usually I am excited by internal fixations rather than things in the objective world. I love color and movement and playing with figures in action. Also learning new techniques and discovering different ways to use materials is my joint. READ MORE
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Harold Cleworth Harold Cleworth, Automotive artist. Time off from what? I love what I do! I am 78 years old and have painted professionally for 40 years. I was born to paint and I will die doing it. I would like to share that it is not about the accumulation of “stuff”! It’s about reaching a level of contentment, allow your dream to become your reality and it should happen. I would choose the 1950’s in America. Industrial design, Automobiles, Furniture, etc., was in glorious Technicolor. My 1950’s was the North of England in black and white. Looking at a READ MORE
Photograph by Leroy Hamilton http://photographybyhamilton.com TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Dr. Synthia SAINT JAMES “The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES” — I’ve used this description for many years because of the variety of my creative work and endeavors, such as in the visual arts I am a painter, architectural designer (ceramic tile designs for the Ontario International Baggage Claim, Ontario, CA, and Cowan Elementary School, Westchester, CA, stained glass window designs for the West Tampa Library, Tampa, FL, elevator door designs for a government building in the East End Complex adjacent to the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA, and mural designs for two affordable READ MORE
I love making any good painting, but I think the Superhero’s are my strongest concept. My Writing would be my lurid oversized art comic: Happy Comics, a very dark humored one-shot book published by 3A. READ MORE
photo by Johnny Ramos California Newgaze. T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA Magazine): Give your band a Tagline. Pony Curtis (guitar/vocals in Forget Your Friends): Down till we’re underground. Charlie Kennedy (vocals/guitar in Forget Your Friends): Forget Your Friends, but don’t Forget About Us. J. Peters (bass/backing vocals in Forget Your Friends): Heavy and hypnotic. Adam Jackson (drums/samples in Forget Your Friends): California Newgaze. R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? PC: I got started in music when I was in middle school, my older brother had some friends in bands and I always thought it was so rad, once I READ MORE
My favorite written work is a play entitled “Earth.” It is a magical realistic piece that tells of a mythic time in the history of an original New Mexican family. I love its language, its imagery, its storytelling. My favorite visual work is an oil pastel called Benevolence. READ MORE
I’ve been vegan for a long time now, and while I love so many vegan restaurants, at the top of my list at the moment for a consistently innovative and excellent meal is Satdha in Santa Monica. READ MORE
Meet Eagle Rock’s “Dirty Velvet” Rockers. T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA Magazine): Give your band a Tagline. Sonny Wong (Fake Furs): Two boys making noise. László Bolender (Fake Furs): Reviving ghosts and setting them on fire since 1989. R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? LB: I was lucky enough to be raised by musicians, so I was introduced to a wide variety of music at a young age, but also, to music technology which I think just blew my mind more than video games. Beyond that, I have things to say that can’t just be spoken, READ MORE
I make almost all of my photographs close to home, with the exception of a few series. I shoot against my garage and throughout my house. I have a pink office where I surround myself with inspiration. But most of my creativity comes from inside my head, not in a room, pulled from a deep well of influences. READ MORE
ND: What is the best advice you’ve received and the best advice you can Impart on us?
Cassie: Don’t cry over someone who won’t cry over you.
Nick: It’s far better to have a dream than to achieve it. For both.
Geoff: Try to not care so much. READ MORE
My partner Max has my heart for sure. We’ve been together for almost 10 years now and he’s been there through thick and thin. Being partnered with someone who supports your dreams is the most wonderful thing and what it’s all about. READ MORE
I really don’t think about how I want to affect people with my art work. I do it for very selfish reasons. I paint for my own well being, but I hear it has some good side effects on others. READ MORE
At the time I worked at Fox, so I was able to get access to the helipad on Fox Plaza to capture the once in a lifetime occasion. READ MORE