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Featured Artist: Erin Berrett

Featured Artist: Erin Berrett

Gessobord artist Erin Berrett is a contemporary realism oil painter best known for her still-lifes. Some of our favorites are meaningful commissions that have sweet or fun and quirky backstories. We checked in with Berrett to share with us some of her most memorable commissions and the stories behind the paintings.

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Featured Artist: Taylor Reinhold

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.

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En Plein Air and Gessobord with Cynthia Rosen

Across the Fields 12×24 oil on Ampersand Gessobord

En Plein Air and Gessobord with Cynthia Rosen

From a background making non-objective art in NYC to a move to Vermont, the tides changed and a passion for plein air took hold. This love of the outdoors is additionally translating into larger studio works. Painting in the field, to limitless color. Ever-changing light, and the sound of a spinning world engages and challenges both perceptions and expression. No sooner do I embark on one path when the road turns introducing new sights and inspirations, broadening my visual vocabulary with no end in sight.

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Four Artists, 12 Months: Month #12 – “Romantic”

Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun! This is the final month of a year-long collaborative project with Ampersand Gessobord! Each month for the past year, four artists have been interpreting a theme utilizing the medium of their choice on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord. Now that they are finished, they will all come together for an exhibition that we will be sure to announce and feature here! See our original post for the details of this wonderful collaboration.

The final month’s theme is “Romantic” and is to be interpreted using warm reds.

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Four Artists, 12 Months: Month #11 – “Meditative”

It’s month #11 of a year-long collaborative project utilizing Ampersand Gessobord! Every month, four artists have been interpreting a theme with the medium of their choice on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord. They will all participate together for an exhibition at the end of the 12 months. See our original post for the details of this year-long collaboration.

Month 11’s theme is “Meditative” and is to be interpreted using cool purples and blues.

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