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From Painting to Sculptures, Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Written By: Locale Editors Favorite Artist in Greater Palm Springs

Sofia Enriquez

 

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This muralist-slash-fashion designer is well known throughout the Greater Palm Springs area for her artwork that can be seen from Wildest Green in Palm Desert to the walls surrounding the Palm Springs Art Museum. She even paints her work onto home decor pieces and clothing to give everyday pieces personal pizazz.

Favorite Artist in Greater Palm Springs

Adam Enrique Rodriguez of Adam Enrique Rodriguez Fine Art

 

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This 27-year old muralist has been making a name for himself since childhood. By high school his work was being featured in the Palm Springs Museum of Art. He creates murals for music and art festivals across California, having done 13 in the last year alone. Today he works out his studio in his hometown of Indio.

Favorite Artist in Greater Palm Springs

Nalani Hernandez-Melo of Caramelo Manifestations

 

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Focusing on printmaking, painting and digital illustrations, Hernandez-Melo brings her Mexican heritage to life through her artistry. Focusing on portraits, her work embodies her cultural history and family while seeing it, at times, through an abstract lens. The Palm Springs-based artist also holds classes to teach others in the area.

Favorite Artist in Greater Palm Springs

Cory Hamilton of Cory Hamilton Design

 

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Painter, sculper, woodworker, muralist, furniture maker—what doesn’t Cory Hamilton do? The Yucca Valley-based artist is most well known for his his award-winning sculptures which he has been creating for the last 15 years. With an artistically inclined father and uncle, he grew up honing his craft supported by his family.

 

Caitlin Deane of Urthen

 

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After receiving her BFA in Ceramics and Concentration in Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Deane moved to Joshua Tree to create a home studio where she would be surrounded by the inspiration of the desert. Her sculptures and pottery use local and natural materials, and she teaches others the practice pottery and pit firing through classes around the valley.

 

Lindsay Hollinger of Casa Joshua Tree

 

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Hollinger not only paints in the picturesque area of Joshua Tree, but also holds workshops and classes to teach others how to capture the artist inside. Her work captures the beauty of the desert through the soft textures and shades of watercolor. After her years as an artist, her work has been sold in Barnes & Noble, The Container Store and HomeGoods.

 

Ryan Campbell of RMC1 Studio

 

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This self-taught artist may not be painting desert landscapes or mountain views, but his work is no less influential in the Coachella Valley. Campbell focuses on geometrical shapes, line segments and abstracts to create his unique and colorful pieces. As he’s also a muralist, his work can be seen on walls around SoCal.

Lisa Burford of Mojave Macrame

 

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Burford has been working with macrame since childhood. Growing up with macrame designs in her home, her mother was fond of the material and had planters and macrame art pieces around the house. Today, Burford handmakes all her pieces in the desert, inspired by the color and texture of nature around her.

 

Robert Dougherty and Janelle Pietrzak of All Roads

 

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Textiles may not immediately come to mind when you think of art, but the pieces All Roads created are absolutely beautiful. Their creations have been sourced by brands like J.Crew, Proenza Schouler and Ulla Johnson, and together Dougherty and Pietrzak create stunning pieces of wood, textile and metal art.

 

Thomas and Amara Alban of MazAmar

 

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Find the right gallery paintings for your wall might be difficult, but it’s easy to add a little homemade art to your home with the pottery pieces from MazAmar. Thomas and Amara Alban weren’t potters before moving to the desert, but the idea of creating their own designs on a potter’s wheel made them give pottery a try to great success.