Kurt Wedgley | Painter, Sculptor, 3D Artist
I have always been attracted to those things complex. I like making them. There is no greater fulfillment for me than coming up with an idea and building it from scratch. To see something in my head and with my hands, create it in reality. Back when I was building props and sets for commercials, one of the producers called me a "space manipulator" because of my ability to imagine something and produce it a short time later. I love tools. They are a direct extension of my mind. I am a craftsman, artist and technician. I have wanted to build everything I own since I was a kid. I think I would need a few lifetimes for that.
Today I am working on simplifying the complex. It's my nature to over design things. I realize the design is much better if you whittle away at it, to get down to the essence of the piece. Now I look at things differently, I take a design and strip away the unnecessary. Hopefully to reveal something more pure. Less can truly be more.
I have so many interests in art and science that it is hard for me to find one thing only to continue with. For now, sculpted canvases are a good fit for me. I can take them many directions. I hope you enjoy my work. I enjoy doing it.
Victoria Kloch | Multi Mediums, Abstract Painter
Following in the footsteps of the second generation abstract expressionist artists, Victoria Kloch creates her story through color and paint. Raised in the Bay Area in the 50’s - 60’s, mid-century art naturally brings a comfortable fit for her. Victoria now lives in the California Bay Area where she paints full-time with a growing list of on-going support by collectors throughout the USA and internationally in18 different countries.
TELEVISION AND MAGAZINE FEATURED:
_The BBC's DIY SOS: The Big Build used both of Victoria Kloch's paintings, 'Mind Travel' and 'This Side of Town' for their 27th season - 2nd episode in the award winning DIY TV show for deserving families.
_COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE has featured Victoria's painting 'Transcend' in their May issue 2015. Look for 101 Beach House Must - Haves.
_2017 Became a contributing artist at ARTFULLYWALLS.COM
COMMISSIONS CONTRACTED WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS:
_Robin Gonzales Interiors
_MOI Interior Designers
_Hickok Cole Architects | Washington, DC Architect Firm, two paintings for the Fort Totten Community Center
_Sheela Black INC.
_Sabra Ballon | Ballon Studio interiors & remodeling
_studio mg interiors, inc. | Megan Hersch
Other Exhibits and On-Line Features:
2011 The Great Society Life Edition
2012 Painting ‘Hope’ used for the Women’s Cancer Forum’s inaugural notification Women’s Cancer Research Program University of Southern California (USC).
2014 Solo Exhibit – San Mateo Highlands Eichler Home Tour
Commission painting and finished pieces are being offered. Working with a number of professional designers as well as personal clients on commissioned paintings world wide. Home and office consultations are available. $75. an hour with additional fees for driving time that is over 25 miles. $50. per every 25 miles traveled to and from.
Area Served - USA and International