Ampersand recently launched our largest surfaces ever and wanted to collaborate with artists whose experience is primarily creating on a big scale. This led to our collaboration with aerosol artist Taylor Reinhold. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Reinhold attended Santa Clara University. In 2009, he founded Made Fresh Crew, a collective of artisans ranging in talents from glass blowing to painting. Since then he has worked to promote creativity amongst the youth through artistic community outreach projects.
“Piedra Lumbra” 24″x 36″ on Ampersand Gessobord
Santa Fe artist and environmental consultant, Jivan Lee shared some insightful details with us recently about his experience with Ampersand panels.
“I’m a professional artist with a Master of Science in environmental policy. As an artist, I paint large gestural oil paintings on location using big brushes and palette knives, creating finished works that are thick with impasto and end up somewhere between representational and abstract. I’ve had paintings exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and been featured in publications such as Plein Air Magazine and Art Business News. Continue Reading >>