Jessica is an LA based Creative Director/Photographer specializing in movement. Her work is a fun mix of vibrant colors, youthful energy and dynamic lighting concepts, combined with a playful sexiness. Her portfolio includes a variety of projects including Travel, brands, Commercial, Advertisement, Portraits and personal projects. Jessica has developed a deep interest in mixed media photography and cinematography and loves working with different creatives to construct eye capturing projects.
A CSU Long Beach Alumni, Jonathan Godinez is a street artist whose bright vivid style blends contemporary color palettes with traditional techniques. He works in association with the Eastside Arthouse in Riverside, CA.
Juan Navarro is an artist, videographer, and photographer from Riverside, California. He has gained a large following behind his brand Luvmonsterz on the social media app, Periscope. Utilizing his unique street style, he captivated viewers and began sharing a message of love and acceptance. It’s a message for everyone – despite our weaknesses and our past mistakes, we are capable of giving and receiving love. Juan encourages his fans to spread love, positivity, and acceptance.
He believes that everyone can make a difference, especially through creating. Juan has painted murals in collaboration with nonprofits and has private and public collectors or his artwork all over the world. Whether through his art, broadcasts, or donating time and skill to a foundation, Juan is here to make a positive impact.
Jasmine G is an expressive artist who has developed a highly emotional self-taught style of art that explores the relationship between the melody behind the music and the emotions of a young woman expressing herself through color. Her art includes paintings of expressive art, mixed media collages, and 3D visual representations of the intersection of music and emotion. As her technique constantly evolves, you can see a labyrinth of melodies in each of her pieces.
Billy Morrison is one of the few rockers who can truly say he made it all the way to the top from the very bottom. 20 years ago, Billy was homeless and close to death. Today he is on the road with Billy Idol in support of the new Idol album (on which he co-wrote a number of tracks with Idol and Stevens) “Kings and Queens of the Underground” and able to share his ultimate success story of overcoming addiction and becoming one of the world’s top rhythm guitar players. From playing guitar in the Los Angeles-based celebrity supergroups Camp Freddy and Royal Machines to joining rock band The Cult on their 2001 reunion to writing and recording with his own bands Stimulator, Doheny, Circus Diablo, releasing his own solo material, and playing guitar for Billy Idol since 2009, Billy makes music at all levels.
In recent years, Morrison picked up paint and canvas and proceeded to paint prolifically. He has now not only amassed a body of work, but has also found a customer base that appreciates his darker introspective imagery. When asked about his new creative outlet and the subject matter, Billy replied, ”I just paint what lives inside my head. Sometimes that’s skulls, hand grenades and naked chicks. Other times its a statement on something I see in the world that I want to comment on or draw attention to.” His provocative and thought-inspiring statements embrace concepts of duality and mixed metaphors, and his use of color and mixed media has been embraced by both the music and art worlds.
Erik Vincent (aka “Roshi”) is a Los Angeles based muralist and illustrator who masterfully blends color and fantastical imagery. Roshi’s work focuses on moments of personified narrative within subjective experience; the moments of revelation, transformation, and illumination that happen within ourselves. By creating images to encapsulate these stories and myths, Roshi provides a new framework for onlookers’ to reflect upon their own interpretations and personal stories. He aspires to help others better divine their own paths of understanding and meaning through his colorful and intricate artwork.
BLACK BRAIN is a pop-noir artist disrupting beauty and thought. His gifted, art psyche develops stories that bring color to the mundane, dialogue to the mute and personality to the dull. His work is a voice for the transitional generation. His in-demand talents have globally guided him to award winning design firms including Hasbro, Takara, Eleven, and Karten Design. Since then, BLACK BRAIN has joined forces with philanthropic groups and other artists/designers/dreamers to pursue his first love – art – most recently working with Generosity.org helping end the world’s water crisis. BLACK BRAIN also is co-owner of Vergez, Inc., an arts-centric, high-concept environments design firm alongside his artist/designer wife.
Lino Martinez’ career spans over 20 years. While in Mexico, Martinez formally trained under Muralist Mario Orozco Rivera. Their latest collaboration was the restoration effort to the Polyforum Siqueiros. After arriving in the US, he discovered printmaking and lithography, now an integral part of his professional practice. Martinez became a Master Printer at Cirrus Editions where he has worked closely with artists like John Baldessari and Denis Hollingsworth. Through his printmaking oeuvre, he challenges image destabilization, not aesthetics, and digital expression while defragmenting collage and blending multiple processes into each configuration, such as drawing, painting, lithography or watercolor.
Karlos Ramon Marquez, “BUMPS,” was raised in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. Karlos has been contributing to the local LA art scene since 1984 when he created his first graffiti art pieces with friends under the name “Kartoon”. In 1985, he joined K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) graffiti crew as one of the original members. He continued to develop his style by studying art at Los Angeles City College and Associates of Art in Sherman Oaks. Due to his keen eye for detail and his polished technique, he’s collaborated with some of the most prolific Graffiti artists in the world including Joe “Prime” Reza and Kris Cunz. His art has evolved and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and fabric, furniture and metal pieces for CISCO Home.
Sara Sandoval is a spray paint and stencil artist who creates a wide range of images using stenciling techniques. There is something mesmerizing about watching her cut her stencils and masterfully layer paint to create complex images. Even without the paint, Sara’s detailed hand-cut stencils are their own work of art.
Juicy Queen CoCo is a Los Angeles based abstract artist, curator, model and host. She is passionate about inspiring others to be comfortable in their own skin and “love your body”. In Coco’s words, “I want everyone to enjoy all of life‘s creativity as it relates to beauty, fashion, art and their overall lifestyle.” She takes a unique approach to her art, mixing abstract techniques, with luxury design and urban grit to create pieces that are authentic to her interpretation and expression of her inner and outer worlds. The “Love Your Body “ and “Sarah Baartman” series reflect her authenticity as an artist and tastemaker, constantly breaking traditional standards of what is deemed beautiful.
Creative Vice is the brainchild of Randy Richard Morales – a Los Angeles based artist, designer, writer, and overall creative. His passion is to create works for others to enjoy. As a kid he would take paper from his father’s work and design shoes and clothes just for fun. He is a US Navy veteran and FIDM alumni. His favorite thing to say is “life for a creative is lonely, it’s like living in a world only you can see ” which is why he started Creative Vice: as an outlet for him to share what’s on his mind. His goal is to continue creating so one day he can share his creative work that he can’t afford.
Amy Smith is a contemporary artist challenging the idea of excessive consumerism directed at women to manipulate their true sense of value. Her work destroys society’s ideas of this fake reality and creates a brand new portrait of strong feminine culture. Using different techniques, her work celebrates unity and empowerment, feminism, social, and environmental justice, and messages that inspire love and hope.
6oldie (“Goldie”) is a self-taught contemporary visual artist currently living in Los Angeles. He loved to draw as a child and first picked up a paint brush in junior high school. This is when his “lightbulb” was turned on! Art gave him a voice. With every brush stroke he was able to express his emotions.
In 6oldie’s words, “Art showed me freedom when it didn’t exist and gave me peace when it was nowhere to be found.’ His art allows him me to take his vision wherever he desires with no regard to boxes and opinions.
Lucine began her art career in her hometown of Bucks County, Pennsylvania at age seventeen. Known for her portraits in Nylon on Velcro, she won many awards early in her career. She jumps between mixed media, digital illustrations, and paint throughout her collective body of work. Conceptually, Lucine is described as a posh-surrealist, eco-feminist painter and mixed media artist. She describes how her work dismantles the culture of toxic masculinity. You can find her work sold internationally and in galleries across the U.S. and as NFTs.
Now based in Los Angeles, Lucine is also the co-founder and lead curator of Twin Flame Productions, a 1-of-1, eco-centric, gender-fluid wearable art company featuring over 60 artists and designers worldwide
Artlanta specializes in portraiture and NFTS. His vibrant depictions of public and private figures are widely treasured by collectors, and his art has been displayed in over 50 galleries across the US. View his portraits of Drake and Rihanna at The Artist Tree West Hollywood.
Joseph Brandon Thomas is a mixed media artist and designer from New Orleans who now lives and works in Southern California. He graduated from Otis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Toy Design in 2018. You can see Brandon in action at Be Immense Studios and Proving Ground at the Hawthorne Arts Complex, where he paints, sculpts, designs and builds products, toys, and collectibles.
Eddy Lee is a fine artist based in Los Angeles. A figurative painter with an illustrative base, much of his work revolves around female portraiture on wood. Works are heavily influenced by painter Audrey Kawasaki. The common subjects of his painting are emotive sirens who evoke a sense of mystery, damage or an element of seductiveness. Works are primarily acrylic on wood panel and mixed media incorporating coffee, ballpoint pen and gouache.
“A native to Manhattan Beach, Sinister Monopoly grew up during the 70s and 80s. He started detailing cars while attending high school, eventually opening his own shop called Paradise Auto. His clientele was representative of the South Bay drug scene at the time, inevitably shifting his career from cars to cannabis. By 2006, Sinister became the largest marijuana trafficker, managing and delegating multiple international networks of weed distributors with multiple drops per day. His success was solidified after sending California kush clones to Canada for growing and cultivation. After introducing Kush to Canada, Sin became the first supplier of the infamous Bubba Kush strain to Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit.
At the height of his career, Sinister was supplying the Los Angeles market with 800 pounds of marijuana a week. In 2011 Sinister was arrested by the feds, and, in 2012, sentenced to 11 years and four months for conspiring to distribute marijuana and cocaine and conspiring to launder money.
While serving his sentence at Terminal Island, Sinister taught himself how to paint. He was released on probation after serving 8 years and now lives and works in Manhattan Beach. His paintings are representative of memories and experiences during his career as one of the first chronic kings of America.”
Duairak Padungvichean (aka Lun) is a Los Angeles based artists originally from Thailand. Working across many different mediums, including traditional watercolours, digital platforms, sculpture and many more, Duairak’s art is a joyous, creative explosion that seems like it has one foot in our world and another in a fabled, surreal domain all of its own. Automata sculptures of dancing sardines cut from aluminium sit alongside illustrations of creatures that only appear in dreams. Yet, the whole collection hangs together in a way that seems strangely cohesive.
Accordin to Lun, “I really enjoy making fun images that would either make people laugh or feel happy by looking at them.” For us, they certainly do.
Mike Sedano is a Riverside based artist who finds inspiration in everyday living and uses each of his works to express a little piece of himself. His art often showcases pop culture imagery and his signature raccoon, which can be seen in two works at The Artist Tree Riverside. Why the raccoon? In Sedano’s words, “I recycle art. I take one person’s trash and make it into someone else’s treasure.”
Upendo Taylor combines fonts, verbiage, illustrations, apparel, abstract art and design to create what he calls “Graphic Poetry.” Upendo is a Watts, California native, artist, designer, and lover of life. His inspiration is drawn from the streets, sports, music, fashion, friends, political and social issues, pop culture, cartoon characters and his favorite food – the hamburger. Through hand drawn skills, computer design and a can of paint, Upendo has developed an original design aesthetic that has led to collaborations with a wide variety of brands and artists. In 2005 Upendo partnered with Ron Upperman, and together, two artists started the apparel brand, Leroy Jenkins, which has built a global audience.
The Artist Tree Koreatown is the permanent home to an original mural and a custom painting by Upendo.
Matty Mo is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist best known for creating the conceptual art group, “The Most Famous Artist.” Through this platform, Monahan makes social media-themed installations, performance art and exhibitions to challenge viewers to examine how technology and the Internet impact society. Mo is a multi media artist who has created numerous murals throughout the city, including the “most instagrammable wall” in Venice. His moniker, The Most Famous Artist, pokes fun at our social media driven culture.
Mo’s colorful geometric mural spans the entire exterior of The Artist Tree Koreatown storefront.
Danielle Garza aka “Ellierex” is a Los Angeles-based mixed media and installation artist. An avid practitioner of paper marbling, Ellierex captures swirled, kaleidoscopic colors and intricately designed patterns painted from an aqueous surface and then transfers them onto paper or fabric. She uniquely combines traditional marbling methods with her own innovative and meditative techniques, utilizing the concepts of intuitive or automatic painting. The “flow” within her work creates a space where viewer’s minds can truly wander.
Ellierex’s creative achievements include large-scale installation public artworks, album covers for musical recording artists, print design for film and television, and exhibitions throughout galleries across the United States. For The Artist Tree West Hollywood, she created an original, mesmerizing mural, which adorns the walls of the store’s VIP shopping lounge.
Contemporary American artist Jahlil Nzinga seeks to transform the art world from the inside out with his highly emotional visual art, avant-garde techniques, and an understanding that an artist cannot be separated from any component of his life-affirming work.
Nzinga understands his art to be the purest expression of himself. So improvisational is his work that he equates it to a passion murder—exploding with emotion and without constraint or premeditated design. Nzinga has no desire to instruct his audience by using literal imagery but instead calls his viewers to wonder, be provoked, and conjure individual interpretation and analysis of his often-surreal renderings.
Nzinga created a custom floor-to-ceiling mural in his trademark freehand style for The Artist Tree West Hollywood. The mural, positioned at the rear of the retail showroom and the entryway to the VIP shopping lounge, inspires viewers to examine each of Nzinga’s unique interpretations of the human face.
The Couto Brothers are two self-taught artists who share a passion merging their kaleidoscopic style with cultural imagery in contrasting ways.
As brothers who were raised in Brooklyn and Brazil, and having traveled extensively around the world, they connected later in their lives to suddenly create works of art together and simultaneously.
Their work juxtaposes historical and social themes against bright colors and shapes to channel a refreshing perspective and challenge the ideas of the world. The Couto Brothers’ original “Wish You Were Here” mural welcomes visitors to The Artist Tree West Hollywood, reaffirming The Artist Tree’s mission of creating a welcoming destination for community, cannabis, and art.