Meditative Minimalism

Meditative Minimalism

By Amelia Fleetwood

“Art has always been a natural path for me!”
local artist Ryan Snow exclaims. After graduating from University of California-Santa Cruz with a fine arts degree, Snow returned to his hometown of Ventura. His work, which can be described as environmentally conscious meditative minimalism, incorporates various modalities. Says Snow of his development, “Originally I was obsessed with sculpture and bronze casting, but my passions morphed to creating wall art. I just fell in love with painting and I started to get my sculptural ideas onto canvas.”

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4 reasons to love Ventura’s art scene

4 reasons to love Ventura’s art scene

VENTURA IS CAPTIVATING FOR SO MANY REASONS
and the art culture here is one of them. Wall murals adorn exteriors, old and new, whispering a commonality among the creators here. In swashes of vibrant hues depicting powerful women, bold abstract patterns, and glimpses of vintage signage, they send one simple message: “you belong here.”

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Chemically Enhanced

Chemically Enhanced

by Amelia Fleetwood

Lindsey Ross has spent the last 10 years honing her photography skills in her Santa Barbara studio. Based in the city’s hip Funk Zone, Ross is a master of the fine art of wet plate collodion photography.

37-year-old Ross was born in Columbus, Ohio, where she attended a high school for the arts. In 2008, her decision to embark on an MFA program at the Brooks Institute brought her to Santa Barbara.

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