In March of 2015 we visited Jamieson Ranch Winery in Napa to view their first Fresh Coat event where they unveiled art by 13 artists on one exterior side of their tasting room. Their intention was to periodically invite new artists to come refresh their art. See the art that was created last year. Jamieson Ranch Winery
This weekend they hosted a celebration event to showcase new art by 6 artists and 1 mural by children at Aldea Art Therapy Program. Several of the artists were present doing live painting. Proceeds from the event benefited the Aldea Children & Family Services. Petaluma based Ricky Watts curated the art.
It was a pleasant afternoon and best yet the art will remain for visitors to the winery to view while lingering over a glass of wine on their lovely covered porch.
Haste is a self-taught artist with roots in graffiti. He started writing in 1991 in Los Angeles, where he had been living since 1988 when his family settled there after a sojourn in Chile. His artwork crosses styles and mediums and can be found indoors in galleries and museums and outdoors in different parts of the world. He still has his hand in graffiti and is a member of the Lords Crew. Visit his website: The Wolf Counsel
Quake grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and began writing in 1986 en plein air. He did that until 1989 when he was forced to take a more conventional approach to creating art and enhancing his skills through practice and experimentation. He has always had a deep rooted interest in typography and has kept his close ties to the graffiti community and promoted its’ popularity through the establishment of the first worldwide artist collective. You can see his art on Quake1653
Chris Jehly hails from San Rosa in Sonoma County the heart of the wine country in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has both a BA and MFA in printmaking. He did his graduate studies at Columbia and stayed on in NYC where he is currently based. He has shown his artworks in California and New York and internationally. As quoted on a plaque at Jamieson Ranch Winery “His work is derived from personal fears, anxieties and confessions, and the sometimes real, sometimes imagined eruptions of the hidden chaos and threatening forces underlying his experience of everyday reality. Chir’ drawings, paintings and prints mask, distort, and amplify the reception of natural disaster self-image and memory, and the candy-coated brutality of everyday life.” Check out his art at Chris Jehly
Griffin is a fusion of street artist, fine artist & mixed-media designer, based out of Oakland CA. His graffiti & street art roots stretch back to the early 90s, and throughout his journeys and the different cities he’s lived & explored, he has developed a unique style and span of many mediums & themes. When he is not creating his own works in the studio or painting murals, he collaborates with a diverse span of music producers, artists, creatives, grass-roots organizations, and other client-collaborators in North America and abroad. His work can be found in galleries, with private art collectors, to large walls all over the world. Much of his work often incorporates a fusion of elements from our modern technological age with motifs from the old world, whether it’s through his lettering, character driven pieces & or more abstract works. Through his art, we catch a glimpse of the world of Griffin One, a unique surreal illustrative style, that is like no other!
See other local art by Sean Griffin and find links to his online presence in the right column of the page. Sean Griffin
Meagan Spendlove is an Oakland based contract artist. For 5 years she was a teaching artist with the San Francisco Arts Commission and involved with workshops with the San Francisco Unified School District. Her art is infused with color and her style as been compared to Art Nouveau, stained glass and waves. You can see several of her murals in San Francisco in Soma and the Lower Polk area. Get to know her art: Meagan Spendlove
Ducexone is a self taught Los Angeles based artist with roots in graffiti. He is skilled not only in spray art but other mediums as well. He has been painting for 30 years. Get acquainted with his art: Ducexone. He is also on Instagram and Facebook.
Ricky Watts is a Bay Area native. He has been creating art since childhood. While in high school he became interest in graffiti and traveled up and down the West Coast upon graduation leaving his mark and improving his skills. He attended the Art Institute of California for two years but decided to branch out on his own to refine his skills and concentrate on fine art. His style is very recognizable on the street. He is also an excellent illustrator.
This is quote from his website.
“Painting brings my mind to a Zen-like place of consciousness. It simplifies the everyday chaos that surrounds me. Often, I can’t remember working on a piece after completion. When I work, I completely let go of any tension. I always start in the top right corner of a painting. I call it the sweet spot. As a lefty, I find it easier to work backwards than the traditional left-to-right. I love color. I obsess over it. Warm hues, cool shades, mid-tones and shadows. Using spray-paint as a medium intrigues me. Both the excitement of spraying an enormous wall and the challenge of painting a small canvas. Spray painting captured my heart over 20 years ago and to this day, I still get the same rush of energy racing through my body when I pick up a can.”
Check out Ricky Watts art and find his web presence: Ricky Watts
Wash your cares away, reduce your stress level in the sun and feel reborn and invigorated with a visual feast. Bring your children and immerse them in art.
Jamieson Ranch Winery
1 Kirkland Ranch Road
American Canyon, CA 94503
Tasting Room Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Tasting Room: Ext. 119