Artamo Gallery begins the New Year with New Art. We present a selection of new works by Judy Hintz Cox, Elana Kundell, Donn Angel Pérez, and Julia Pinkham — all arrived just days before this exhibition. We also celebrate the 12th anniversary of our gallery. The show will run from January 5th through January 29th, 2017.

Judy Hintz Cox is a contemporary abstract artist and started painting thirty years ago while living in South America after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Her initial shows were in Peru and Brazil and through the years she has had over 60 exhibits (including single, dual and group shows) around the globe. Her work is in collections throughout the world and has appeared in numerous magazines including a cover spread in InStyle magazine featuring Kelsey Grammar’s home and art collection.

Judy’s abstract expressionist paintings are characterized by the presence of thick and vibrant color. These works serve as a striking contrast to her minimalist pieces, which evoke a sense of serenity via a mostly white palette.

Elana Kundell creates imaginary environments in the abstract that are based on emotional rather than physical spaces. Based on memory — where experience is recycled and distorted — the paintings occupy an ambiguous zone between what is seen and what is felt. The process at its best reveals clues about the deep, usually hidden nature of meaning/feeling/being in the world, bringing to light possibilities for transformation.

Working in oil on panel, the surfaces are developed intuitively using knives, brushes, fingers, and cloth to form dense, intersecting layers.

Donn Angel Pérez was in Venezuela where he lived until the age of nineteen and began his art training. After moving to the United States in 1986, he continued his studies and received a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan with a concentration in design and human behavior.

His art career as an abstract painter began about fifteen years ago during a time when he faced brain cancer and years of recovery. Throughout this experience he developed an art type that he calls “Art of Resiliency” which embraces his art, design and teaching style.

Today he works as an independent architectural designer and artist in Southern California where he continues to advance and explore unique works in writing, object making, art and architecture.

Julia Pinkham has been working full time as an artist since 1979. In addition to fine art, her artistic career has included a wide range of creative endeavors including twelve years in business creating a line of clothing of her own hand painted fabric designs, designing a line of best selling prints for a textile company in New York and creating cloisonée jewelry designs for Zarah Company of California. She has written and illustrated a series of Nature Encyclopedia coloring books for Stemmer House Publishers and her watercolor paintings of endangered species were published as a line of greeting cards and T-shirts that were sold worldwide. Since January of 2000 she has been concentrating on creating fine art.

Julia’s artwork has been strongly influenced by the natural world and the ocean in particular. Her current abstract surrealist works in mixed media and acrylic on canvas reflect her ongoing interest in natural forms. Her work expresses a spontaneous sense of freedom, energy and movement.

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