Elektro-sketch & paint

 

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Rosa

This is selection of my iPad artwork. I refer to it as elecktro-sketching. I never would have imagined that one day I would be drawing with electrons.

These pieces are available for purchase as limited edition giclee prints.

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Topo

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Raizes y sombra

 

 

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Raizes y sombra

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Tripa

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Adonis

 

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Alambres

 

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Manchas

 

 

 

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Well dressed

 

 

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Techos

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Bandera

 

 

 

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Rosa

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Nariz illuminado

 

Updates for November 2014

Abstract art show- Karpeles
Abstract art show- Karpeles

One of my untitled pieces is hanging in an ongoing show at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Santa Barbara.  There will be  opening receptions on two First Thursdays, December 4 and March 5. Please drop by.

Now at the Karpeles:

Untitled, 2013, 16”x20”, framed, acrylic on board, © A. Michael Marzolla
Untitled, 2013, 16”x20”, framed, acrylic on board, © A. Michael Marzolla

 

I have finished my last panel for the Vera Cruz House here in Santa Barbara. The panel is a light-hearted flash-back of symbols of my time in Roma from ’58-’62’; La Boca de Verita, a Roman theatre mask and the She Wolf with Romulus & Remus.

“Roma Memories” - acrylic on hardiback panel, 8.5”x36”; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla Panel installed on Vera Cruz House, Santa Barbara, CA
“Roma Memories” – acrylic on hardiback panel, 8.5”x36”; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla
Panel installed on Vera Cruz House, Santa Barbara, CA

Reunited with Abstract Artist Friend

On a recent trip to New York City I reconnected

with an old friend and fellow abstract artist, Peter

A. Bradley. We had not seen each other for over

thirty years.

Peter and I first met in Guatemala, where I was

serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He and his

Basenji dog Kota appeared at my door step lost,

looking for lodging. A Peace Corps colleague told

Reunited with Abstract Artist Friend

Michael and Peter Bradley in the Village, NYC
Michael and Peter Bradley in the Village, NYC

him to look for an artist named Michael living

in the town of Mixco, just outside of Guatemala

City. Peter ended up traveling with my black

Labrador Mars and me for three months,

throughout Guatemala. I learned that

Peter was an extraordinarily well-know

member of the arts scene in New York

City and an accomplished abstract artist.

He was a member of the color field

school. I also learned that his father was

Miles Davis.

Peter has done well as artist. On one

occasion he traded one of his paintings for

a brand new custom-made Ferrari. His

biography is impressive. Here is a link to

his web site: www.peterabradley.com

Our recent reunion was joyous. Peter

credits me with having saved him from

wandering aimlessly in the jungles of

Central America. On our most recent

vist we spent time at his East Village

apartment and then we travelled north

along the Hudson River to his studio and home

in Saugerties, near Rhinebeck, New York.

Peter Bradley in his studio in Saugaties, NY
Peter Bradley in his studio in Saugaties, NY

There I was able to view his recent work, as well as

some of his earlier pieces, including several

sculptures. It was inspirational experience.

Peter and I are committed to staying in touch.

We talked about him visiting Santa Barbara

and the possibility of Peter teaching an artist’s

workshop while he’s here. Perhaps organized by

the Abstract Art Collective.

Peter Bradley showing his studio
Peter Bradley showing his studio
Peter and a recent work in his viewing room.
Peter and a recent work in his viewing room.
A recent painting by Peter Bradley
A recent painting by Peter Bradley

Last chance to visit the Abstract Artist Collective’s “SB Abstract Open” show at the Faulkner Main Gallery

Do you appreciate abstract art? Then take a moment  and visit the Faulkner Gallery at the downtown library here in Santa Barbara to see one of the best art shows on the South Coast.  I  am happy to report have two pieces in this juried show.  Hurry over. The show comes down this Friday, October 31st at 10 AM.

“Excogitation to the 3rd Power”, 2013, framed triptic; acrylic & mixed media on board & canvas; framed, 16”x36”; © A. Michael Marzolla $2,500.00
“Excogitation to the 3rd Power”, 2013, framed triptic; acrylic & mixed media on board & canvas; framed, 16”x36”; © A. Michael Marzolla $2,500.00
Two of my works hanging in the AAC Abstract Open
Two of my works hanging in the AAC Abstract Open

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A panoramic of the AAC show at the Faulkner
A panoramic of the AAC show at the Faulkner

“Beyond Your Dreams” gallery exhibit September 29 thru November 1st, 2014

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This piece is located on the upper part of the gallery.
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Look for this piece at the foot of the stairs on the left.

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You are invited to visit Gallery 113 (http://sbartassoc.org/gallery-113/) Located at 1114 State Street in the picturesque La Arcada court in downtown Santa Barbara. Gallery 113 is open seven days a week, excluding major holidays.  The gallery hours are:  Monday- Saturday, 11am – 5pm and Sunday, 1 – 5pm.  Call 965-6611 for more information.

I have two juried pieces that are in the show. Please stop by!

"Creatura”, acrylic on panel, 18”x24”x1.5”; © 2014, A. Michael Marzolla  $750.00
“Creatura”, acrylic on panel, 18”x24”x1.5”; © 2014, A. Michael Marzolla $750.00
"Cosmic Splash”, acrylic on panel, 16”x20”x1.5”;© 2014, A. Michael Marzolla $650.00
“Cosmic Splash”, acrylic on panel, 16”x20”x1.5”;© 2014, A. Michael Marzolla $650.00

 

The Vera Cruz House

Thanks to my architect friend Glen Deisler who introduced me architect Jeff Shelton who designed the Vera Cruz House at 521 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara. The house is unique as it is covered with paintings by local artists. I have contributed four paintings to the project, two of which have been mounted on the house.  Treat yourself- stop by the house and feast your eyes. (It is a private residence, and you need permission to walk around the house).

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Quality prints of my Vera Cruz paintings are available for purchase.

Oso & Einstein on the Beach in Santa Barbara
Oso & Einstein on the Beach in Santa Barbara, acrylic on panel; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla
Zambezi Crocodile Mask in honor of Babatunde Folayemi, acrylic on tuff panel, for Vera Cruz House, 15 1/4”x 45 1/2”; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla
Zambezi Crocodile Mask in honor of Babatunde Folayemi, acrylic on tuff panel, for Vera Cruz House, 15 1/4”x 45 1/2”; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla

Samples of my early work

Untitled Engraving,1973
Untitled Engraving,1973

While living in Humboldt County I was inspired by old photographs and images from the Mexican revolution and the images of Native Americans. These are images from that period.

Prints are available upon request. Price is determined by size.

"Dos Sombreros after Alfonso Casasola", mixed media on paper, 16"x20", © 1973 A. Michael Marzolla
“Dos Sombreros after Alfonso Casasola”, mixed media on paper, 16″x20″, © 1973 A. Michael Marzolla
"Ho'néhevotoomáhe/Wolf Robe", Southern Cheyenne,  (b. 1838-1841, d. 1910, Oklahoma)
“Ho’néhevotoomáhe/Wolf Robe”, Southern Cheyenne, (b. 1838-1841, d. 1910, Oklahoma)
"Mixed Time Niches", Pen, ink and pencil on paper, 10 3/4"x 13", © 1973 A. Michael Marzolla
“Mixed Time Niches”, Pen, ink and pencil on paper, 10 3/4″x 13″, © 1973 A. Michael Marzolla

Art for Causes: Join me at the Voices closing reception August 17th.

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There are still many wonderful paintings available for purchase.  I have several small pieces that are available:

The following 8″x8″x1.5″ pieces are still available for sale at the show at $45.00 each. All sales benefit the SMHS Performing Arts Fund.

“raizes”, acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5",  © A. Michael Marzolla 2014
“raizes”, acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5″,
© A. Michael Marzolla 2014
”Cicli”, acrylic on canvas, 8”x8”,  © A. Michael Marzolla, 2014
”Cicli”, acrylic on canvas, 8”x8”, © A. Michael Marzolla, 2014
"Horizonte", acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5",  © A. Michael Marzolla 2014
“Horizonte”, acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5″,
© A. Michael Marzolla 2014
"Sorriso torto", acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5",  © A. Michael Marzolla 2014
“Sorriso torto”, acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5″,
© A. Michael Marzolla 2014
"Excogitation on metamorpho", acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5",  © A. Michael Marzolla 2014
“Excogitation on metamorpho”, acrylic on panel, 8”x8” x1.5″,
© A. Michael Marzolla 2014

This larger piece is also available for purchase:

“Cartooning in the abstract” 2013, 12”x16”, mixed media & acrylic on board; © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla
“Cartooning in the abstract” 2013, 12”x16”, mixed media & acrylic on board; © 2013 A. Michael Marzolla  $450.00

 

A Tribute to my Labrador Buddies

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“Four labs”, acrylic on canvas, framed 24”x36”; © 2014 A. Michael Marzolla 

My painting in tribute to my four Labrador friends.  Originals and prints are available.

Bear, Mars, Humboldt and Oso.

Oso & Einstein on the Beach in Santa Barbara
Oso & Einstein on the Beach in Santa Barbara

This painting is hanging on the south wall of the Vera Cruz House on Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara.

"Bear the Dog" etching Ink on paper
“Bear the Dog” etching Ink on paper

My first zinc engraving from way back in 1970. Bear was my first Humboldt County Lab. He was half Lab and half McNab.  Prints available for sale.

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Oso was my most recent Lab buddy. He passed in January of 2012 at the age of 13.  November, 1998-January 2012.

"Oso the Wonderdog"
“Oso the Wonderdog”, photograph printed on canvas. © 2011 A. Michaewl Marzolla

My formal portrait of Oso.