We’re excited to showcase original art from some of California’s most inspired artists. All artwork on display at our store for sale with 100% of proceeds going directly by the artists!
Current Artists on Display
Roger James is a self-taught Los Angeles artist and visual philosopher specializing in abstract expressionist contemporary art. James’ artwork is influenced by his many years of work in the fashion industry. His pieces reveal flexibility in thoughts, chaotic forms, vigorous hues, and intentional toughness. James creates beauty through his own imperfect, psychedelic world. As James describes the pieces in this exhibit, “the amalgam of several colors is like notes in classical music. There is deep meaning, but that depends on your personal interpretation.”
The current exhibit at The Artist Tree West Hollywood features over a dozen of James’s pieces, including “Song of Nibelungs,” “Frolic Rainbow Dolphin,” and “The Land of Havilah.”
Hunter Reynolds has his roots in Los Angeles. As a runaway gay teenager, he escaped to LA in 1975 at the age of 15. He experienced 1970s West Hollywood, attended the Fashion Institute Design and Merchandising, and graduated from the Otis Parsons School of Art and Design in 1984.
Reynolds notes, “I could not have survived that journey which as you can imagine was filled with difficult obstacles and amazing stories. It was the new Gay and Lesbian Services Center which had just opened and the many gay men I had met of the 70’s who helped to mentor me through that difficult time, and I owe them and their spirits eternal gratitude.”
His pieces, “Healing Hands Flying With Patina du Prey” and “Healing Hands on the Beach” represent that gratitude and is currently on display at The Artist Tree. (Gold hands photographed by George Lyter. Patina du Prey photographed by Michael Wakefield.)
Cody The Creative.
Cody is mainly a painter of unconventional canvases. He believes that art can (and probably should) be everywhere. Cody takes the commonplace and gives it another life.
The Artist Tree West Hollywood is thrilled to showcase of number of pieces from Cody’s collection of #PennyPopArt. Code created the works by either altering Abe’s appearance with acrylic paint using numerous methods, to turn him into iconic celebrities such as Leonardo di Caprio, Rihanna, or even Waldo, or painting over Abe altogether, replacing him with whomever or whatever he feels inspired by (in this case, well known cannabis enthusiasts).
“I have always taken the roll of challenging the status quo, of making people think about things differently. When I was younger, I wasn’t aware this was a gift and it rarely worked out in my favor. I’ve learned from those experiences, and I’m now having nothing but fun with it!”
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.
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.