Fullerton Art Walk
Pro Desk Space has been a participant in the Fullerton Art Walk for quite some time. Therefore, we are always looking for new artists to showcase in our space. So whether you’re an experienced artist with numerous exhibitions under your belt, or you’re an up-and-coming artist just starting out your career, we welcome everyone to our space. If you’re interested in seeing whether or not your artwork will fit in our space, you can also drop by and take a tour of our space.
How to Apply
Please email us at email@example.com for more information on how to have your artwork featured at our space for the art walk!
Set-up and display is FREE and we charge 20% commission on all sales of pieces showcased at our space.
There are no size or theme requirements, but we do suggest 24” or larger based on our wall space. Depending on the size of the pieces, we can fit about 8-10 pieces on one wall.
We currently have space available for our monthly art walk! (Updated: 1.06.2017)
Fine Art Paintings, Custom Paintings, and Commissions
My favorite mediums are oil and watercolor. As I live in Southern California, I love to capture local scenery – particularly beaches, harbors, street scenes, etc. I also enjoy painting human figures in various settings. Occasionally I would stretch myself to any subject matters that catch my attention.
I’ve been painting since I was in kindergarten where I still remember my clothes were more painterly than the paper in front of me. My passion for painting has never ceased all my life, and nowadays I paint on a daily basis.
Most of my paintings are for sale, and I also take commissions to produce custom paintings of portraits, memorable places, and vehicles, and illustrative works for promotional materials, stationary. Interior, and children’s books.
Professor at Fullerton College
I was born in Duluth Minnesota to parents who met at the Kansas City Art Institute. My Mother was there on a scholarship in sculpture and my Dad was studying commercial art on the GI bill. I grew up with art, began playing upright bass at the age of 10, and started painting the summer after my sophomore year in High School.
I worked as a musician after attending Fullerton College ( then it was Fullerton Junior College), and later while I attended Cal State Fullerton, studying art. After graduating with an MFA in 1986, I began teaching and working as an artist / musician/ teacher. I have been fortunate to have lived my life as an artist involved in music, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, painting and occasional excursions into other art forms. Primarily, I consider myself to be a musician-painter-explorer who could become more of a sculptor if the opportunity presents itself again. I have been fortunate to have completed four public sculptures. After a lengthy interest in non-objective “abstract” art, I began simply doing paintings of things that interested me. I take a lot of digital photos, look through them, and select the images I paint.
Shirin Moosavi was born in Iran into an artistic family where painting, poetry and writing were a major part of life. Inspired by her uncle, she started oil painting in her early teenage years and taught herself through trial and error. At the age of 17, she produced her first illustrations for two children books in addition to illustrating stories in a children magazine.
She immigrated to the United States after graduating from high school and earned her Bachelors of Science to satisfy her interest in that field. Though she has been working in technology for many years, her passion for art remained strong and alive.
She has recently completed a Master’s degree in Fine Art at Laguna College of Art&Design. As a result she has been busy with illustrating children books, commissions for private collections and exhibits her painting.
Acrylic Paintings & Commissions
South Pasadena Artist
Several of those who see my artwork usually express the desire to be able to draw too, or ask if I could teach them, or where I learned how to paint like that. Drawing was just something I enjoyed since kindergarten, because we had to draw little pictures along with our daily journal entries. I always wanted to create the images I had in my head so others could see them as best I could. And I never stopped doing that. Throughout school, drawing and painting was my best subject, so that’s what I’ve chosen to pursue.
Going through art classes and courses now, I’ve been able to expand the mediums I use and I’ve discovered all sorts of materials I could create things with. Acrylic paint became my favorite, and it was simple for me to use. I’ve been able to gain some recognition as ‘that girl who does art’, or ‘that girl who paints really good’, which is fine for now. All sorts of people come up to me for commissions, which I enjoy doing. My favorite subject are portraits of people, and I enjoy being able to capture all the moments people send me so they can gift it to a loved one. It really is the best feeling, when they send pictures back to me of their friend or partner or family member holding my artwork and absolutely loving it.
That’s the moment when I knew I could really create things that bring people joy; that it is my artwork that could be appreciated though the recreation of people’s special moments.
Digital & Mixed Media
Orange County Fine Arts Association
In my career as a psychologist, I found I was being moved profoundly by people’s stories. So, in 2015, I left my practice in psychology to be an artist because art was an extension of connecting with people in a different way. As a psychologist, I’d gotten good at listening and helping people uncover the emotional center of their feelings. I value giving those emotions expression. My art allows me to showcase emotions connected with interactions between people and their surroundings. My goal is always to make the viewer stop and connect with the story.
While his initial introduction to glass art started with a course in stained glass window making, Phillips quickly recognized that in order to be the best in this medium, he needed to learn more and from the best. He studied at Pacific Art Glass and under the tutelage of glass artists Roger Thomas, Dan Fenton, and Patty Gray.
From his La Habra, CA studio, Phillips diligently focuses on growing his body of work. His unrestricted uses of bold colors have given him the freedom of expression — unlimited and without any constraints. This freedom opens the door for him to experiment in creating his own variations. Never allowing the word ‘no’ to enter the possibilities with his glass, Dichroic then becomes his palate. In the process of mixing and matching colors, Phillips never knows what will develop.
In 2012, his work earned top honors at the Pacific Art Glass Festival and in 2013, received first place and honorable mention recognition in the 53rd Annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts.
Cal State LA – Art Education
From as long as I could remember, art has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been taking art classes from the age of eight to eighteen, taught by Ixchel Amor.
What I enjoy painting the most is people, whom I create in my head, or whom I find fun to paint or admire. I would describe my style as a mixture of realism and surrealism, but I want to leave that mostly up to the viewer.
The artists I look up to or have inspired me greatly is Margaret Keane, Magritte, Ixchel Amor, Bruce Timm, Charles Burton Barber, Michael Hussar and Vermeer, just to name a few.
I’m currently a third year Cal State LA student majoring in Art Education. My goal is to become a teacher in art or elementary education.
If you’d like to see more of my artwork, feel free to connect with me on instagram:@dinkpaisy or through email.