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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Linda Yao

2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. The San Francisco Bay is her home port; she observes and sketches the bay’s daily ship traffic, infrastructure, celestial patterns and aquatic residents. She distills her experiences into paintings and objects that explore the fluctuating ebb […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Katherine Meyer

Katherine Meyer makes 3×4 foot charcoal drawings, and much of her work depicts SF Bay parklands, as well as the high desert of New Mexico and the coast of Maine. Regardless of the location, every drawing is meant to invoke the restorative power of nature when we can experience it slowly, in solitude. Check out […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Tina Kraft

Tina Kraft grew up in a rural town near Cleveland, Ohio where she started drawing and painting at an early age. She has spent the last three decades on South Florida’s eastern coast, painting the native landscape. She recently completed her MFA at the New York Studio School. Tina will be exhibiting her paintings at Norton Factory […]

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2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Kanna Aoki

“Like those assertive painters of the Bay Area School, Aoki has a bold sense of color. Laying down swaths of blues, purples, and yellows, her brushstrokes bring to life our region’s glow. Aoki underpaints with an orange that seeps through the images, generating the fading warmth of autumnal light or the retina burn of summer.” […]

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Kanna Aoki

Kanna Aoki is a Norton Factory resident artist. Inspired by the everyday world around us, Kanna’s oil paintings illuminate the mundane with a quiet energy, a sense of tension and balance through the use of color, composition of shapes, and the physicality of paint.  Her studio doors will be open December 7 & 8, and you […]

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Welcome Painter Kanna Aoki, Studio 16!

Norton Factory is very pleased to welcome painter Kanna Aoki, one of our newest Resident Artists! Kanna’s paintings illuminate everyday life, reflecting her passion for light, color, design, and space. Often drawn to contemplative moments in time, her viewpoints embrace both the immensity of our surroundings and the smallness of the individual immersed within it. The result is […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Tom Cooke

Tom Cooke

We are very pleased to be showing the artwork of Tom Cooke during East Bay Open Studios.  After a long career as an urban design and city planning consultant, Tom now devotes more of his time pursuing his interest in graphic arts. Working out of his home studio in Oakland, Tom’s current art projects alternate between watercolors […]

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Welcome NFS Resident Artist Katherine Meyer!

Norton Factory Studios welcomes the extraordinarily talented artist Katherine Meyer!  Katherine’s lush and contemplative oversize charcoal drawings invite the viewer in to a human-less, yet very personal, landscape. Of her work, Katherine says, “Being alone in nature has always sustained and strengthened me. In my twenties, I lived for 5 years in a house in […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident, painter and printmaker inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. The San Francisco Bay is her favorite subject: she sketches the daily ship traffic, bridges,cranes,freeways, sunrises, sunsets, fogs, moon rises, tides, seagulls–and an occasional cruise ship and America’s Cup boat. She then summarizes […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Rachel Garber

Rachel Garber is a documentary photographer whose work uses place to highlight the human condition. Combining portraiture and landscape, her work conjures aloneness and humility in the face of landscape. At Norton Factory Studios, Rachel will exhibit a collection of work titled Landscapes of South America, a series shot over six years of traveling throughout […]

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