Artists

Tom Heath Presents My Life Along the Streetcar to Roger Pfeuffer at Mission Gardens

Tom Heath

Tom Heath 2560 1707 The Tucson Gallery
Tom Heath
Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Tom Heath

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Listen to Tom's Weekly Podcast!
Listen to Tom’s Weekly Podcast!
How a Tucson author fell in love with downtown after living here for 20 years
Arizona Daily Star – How a Tucson author fell in love with downtown after living here for 20 years
Cowboy Up Podcast with Russel True and H. Alan Day featuring Tom Heath
Cowboy Up Podcast with Russel True and H. Alan Day featuring Tom Heath

Tom’s Story

Where did you grow up?  

Columbus Ohio

Tell us about your family. 

My dad was a workman’s compensation attorney who travelled around the state for his firm. My mom had the tough job of being home with my sister and me.  My mom, sister and nephew still live in the Columbus area despite my constant updates on our Tucson weather!

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them- 

Archie is an 11 year old mutt with lots of Shar Pei.  He loves eating, napping and walking (in that order) and can sniff out a morsel of food from 100 yards away.

When did you know that you would be an artist-

I don’t think of myself as an artist like the other amazing people in this Gallery, but I noticed a creative side popping out in grade school and was always able to come up with clever topics to write about or share. 

What is your favorite media to work with? 

Computer,  mianly do to spellchek

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?  

My life revolves around my hobbies which led to the creation of the book you so nicely call Art.  I love exploring our urban core and learning more of our history and culture.  Of course, none of this would be possible without the time and freedom created from my paying gig in the mortgage industry.  For almost a quarter of a century I’ve been helping Tucson homeowners purchase and refinance their real estate.  

Tucson Gallery Artist Tyler Bentley

Tyler Bentley

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Tyler Bentley - Artist with Tucson Gallery
Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Tyler Bentley

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Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Tyler Bentley
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Tyler Bentley

Tyler’s Story

My name is Tyler Bentley but my artist name I go by is New Hue. A play on words that means a new shade, a new color, a new HUEmanity one that extends beyond race, religion, and self differences. My art journey has all ways  been in the undercurrent of my life for as long as I can remember but was always over shadowed by sport, girls, partying and everything else involved with being a kid figuring this world out.

In middle school I started down a road of partying and substance abuse this started young around 12-13 in a search to belong I kept down that path until 2017 at the age of 22. I felt at my lowest in search of something more then that path I was on. A slippery down hill slop leading me no where but deeper into a pit that takes so many life’s each and every day. Early in 2017 on a day much like others prior, I was in my natural state at that time intoxicated or on anything I could get my hands on. It was a night of xanex and alcohol  a mixture knows to be a “blacked out” kinda of night. As I was blacked out something came threw and asked my father for help, pleading to help me in a drunken but clear whisper. And help me they did, within a week I was in a rehab in the redwoods of California...

After a few months I was faced with a new reality, a life I never knew a life out side of substance and the numbing to life. With this new found freedom I didn’t know what to do with my free time and something clicked to go back to drawing like I loved in middle school. I did a little drawing but then got triggered to paint. And paint I did I found something that gave me such a high a high I never knew, and a high with no drugs. One night while painting I felt the presence of past great artist in my room watching me, cheering me on as I tap into the flow state and discover the high that is life and creation it’s self. As the painting was coming to end and the energy slowly returning to normal I heard very clearly you “found it about time.” In that very moment with tears of wonder, joy and happiness running down my face hysterically laughing at the same time as I was crying.

 I then realized what I wanted to do and what i was meant to do in life. And that is to create art in all form as life is art and we are the artist. We have the ability to create the life of our dreams. Our body the paint brush our thoughts and imagination the paint and our earth the canvas. My mission is to inspire creativity in anyone who views my work, ignite emotions for the viewer to explore and to spark deep conversations that bring a deeper level of connection to one’s self and the world around them. The beautiful self that is walking threw life creating there existence as you read this. We are all artist and conscious creators, What will you create with today.

I use  bright saturated color mixed with movement texture and geometry and a intuitive process in my abstract painting infused with emotion and life energy each peace is as unique as each of us are, that also has its own energy that provokes a response in the human mind conscious and subconscious. A response that is received different by each viewer. Witch is what I hope to accomplish with my abstract work is to realize we all may see or fell something differently but it’s all the same painting, we need not to prove our point of view but rather respect the individual beauty that of each others views 

I also do visionary art as well, I receive pictures or messages in my minds eye provoked buy music life deep thought or just a word. These paintings all depict that interconnectedness of all human life. It explores spirt in all the way it’s speaks threw in the very life we live and air we breath.  With these paintings my mission is to ignite the inner flame that burns within all creation and humans. A call back to our creator and the Beauty of this very creation that is life. 

Leslie Leathers

Leslie Leathers 960 960 The Tucson Gallery
Leslie Elkin Leathers - Artist with The Tucson Gallery
Leslie Elkin Leathers – Artist with The Tucson Gallery

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Leslie Leathers is the Featured Photographer in Tucson Lifestyle
Leslie Leathers is the Featured Photographer in Tucson Lifestyle Magazine (April 2023)
Meet The Artist with Leslie Leathers
Meet The Artist with Leslie Leathers

Brooklyn born and raised, Leslie Leathers attended film and photography classes in the Catskills and fell in love with wildlife- especially hummingbirds. From the moment she saw their petite nests, it was love at first sight and she was hooked.

Next, came her deep sense of passion for raptors and as they say, the rest is history because she became absorbed in photographing animals in their natural habitat.

Though Leathers is reluctant to discuss her awards and accolades, she has been on the calendar page and honorable mention in the Arizona Game and Fish contests. She also won an honorable mention in Arizona Highways magazine. Leathers also received an award at Cochise College. Besides being featured in Arizona National Conservancy, she is an ongoing contributor for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

Leslie Leather’s photographs can be enjoyed at Tucson Medical Center and most recently at the world-renowned Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch. Leslie’s 86 photographs were selected and purchased from her extensive collection of photographs to be permanently installed at Hacienda Del Sol and on the walls of their Spa.

Leslie Leathers is honored to have her collection at the stunning and prestigious Hacienda del Sol Ranch, Tucson’s Jewel of the Desert.

To view her collection, call to make an appointment: 520-982-2520


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Brooklyn NY.  My grandmother lived upstate so even though I’m a city girl, I spent a lot of time in the country about 2 hours north of NYC. That’s where I spent summers and vacations, and loved being out in nature...

Tell us about your family.

My parents and grandparents were from NY.  I have a sister and brother  We had lots of family around us to spend time with. I loved growing up in New York.  I married in 1984 to Paul, we have two children, Nikki and Charlie.

Do you have pets, if yes tell us about them.

I’ve always loved animals and my first pet when I was young was a turtle. I got my first dog in my teens and have had a dog or two ever since. Now I have one dog, his name is Mordi, he is 16 years old and spoiled as he should be.

When did you know that you would be an artist?

When I was in high school I loved to draw. I also took a photography class where I learned to develop my own film. I loved watching the images appear right in front of me. After raising my kids I got into the digital world and bought my first camera.  I was photographing weddings for a while so I could upgrade my equipment.  I started going out into the desert and fell in love with all wildlife.  I will communicate with anything that is living. I started my love of birds about 13 years ago with hummingbirds.  Then I started seeing raptors and the rest is history. I spend many hours a week driving to different places to see what I can find. It’s my saving grace.  When my mom was declining, photography and nature was the only thing that brought me peace and calm.

What is your favorite media to work with?

I love photography and I love creating art with my images.  I try to get the picture I want right out of the camera.  I rarely adjust my photos but every so often I will crop or adjust color.

What do you do when you’re not doing your art?

When I’m not taking photos, I work in a mental health office as office manager. I’ve been there for the past 22 years. It’s nice to know I’m part of a business where we can help people.

I moved to Tucson in the late 70’s and fell in love with the desert. I call myself a desert rat.  I love communicating with wildlife. Most of the time I’m alone with my camera but I also enjoy being with my photo friends. 

All Artworks by Leslie Leathers

Meet Adam Homan | Artist with The Tucson Gallery

Adam Homan

Adam Homan 1680 1930 The Tucson Gallery
Meet Adam Homan | Artist with The Tucson Gallery
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Adam Homan

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Adam Homan Speaks with Danielle Audrey
Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Adam Homan
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Adam Homan

Adam’s Story

Adam Homan has been working in steel for over 25+ years and has been blessed to create beautiful works of art for clients all over the world. Steel is his medium of choice due to its forgiving nature and strength. He uses various tools including MIG welders, grinders, plasma cutters, chop saws and dozens of others.

Adam incorporates many recycled and repurposed items into each piece, adding  to the history and story of each sculpture. HIs style is a mix of fantasy,  animation, steampunk, and science fiction, which have all been a huge influence  in his life. Adam’s passion, excitement, and respect for his medium has allowed him to produce over 7000 one-of-a-kind sculptures in his life and he’s still going strong. 

Featured in various magazines, news shows, art shows, Adam has won numerous best of show awards in juried shows all over the country.  Clients include private collectors, corporations, celebrities, athletes and a menagerie of characters. Adam finds it an honor and a privilege to be one of Tucson’s  many talented artists and he hopes you enjoy his work as much as he does creating it...


Where did you grow up?

I grew up hard and I grew up fast in the vast desert of Tucson, AZ! I went to  Palo Verde High School and graduated cum laude from the U of A.

Tell us about your family

I’m an only child and my parents got divorced when I was 8. I stayed with  my dad, who is awesome, and supported my art career without waver. My  mom and I are close as well and my workshop sits on her property called  Tintown, one of Tucson’s greatest secrets. 

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them

We have a golden doodle named Yoda, a beagle/pitbull named Ginny, and a  king snake named Medusa.  

When did you know that you would be an artist?

I was on track to be a baseball player, but got burnout big time. I received a  degree in English and Creative Writing and started teaching 8th grade  language arts…hated it. Started doing metal work for fun and it started to  sell. I knew I was fully in as an artist at around 25…7000 sculptures later  here I am.  

What is your favorite media to work with?

I love working with steel, the challenge of taking a rigid medium and making  it look fluid just lights me up. 

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?

When I’m not doing art I’m spending time with my wife Megan, or watching  my daughter, Sedona, ride horses. I also tend to love anything Star Wars.

Sculptures by Adam Homan

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Tamara Scott Anderson

Tamara Scott Anderson

Tamara Scott Anderson 1917 2560 The Tucson Gallery
Meet Tamara Scott Anderson
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Tamara Scott Anderson

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Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Tamara Scott Anderson
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Tamara Scott Anderson

Tamara’s Story

Tamara Scott Anderson is a mixed media fiber artist that lives and works in downtown Tucson, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art Education at the University of Arizona. After working as an art teacher for several years she transitioned using her art and design skills into the field  of interior design. Continuing her education she became a certified and licensed interior designer and spent 28 years in the field. During that time she continued her appreciation of fabrics and textiles, preparing for her launch back into creating art.  Retired as a designer she does now work almost full time in her art endeavors.

Her passion for fabrics and textures, led her to the development of her own distinctive form of 3-dimensional, fiber, wall sculptures. The textural compositions and impressionistic, patterning are rich in depth, created with multiple layers of beading and stitching embellishment. Her distinctive technique takes the woven wall sculptures beyond craft into the realm of art.  Living in downtown Tucson she began using reclaimed materials collected from the streets to create a different body of work known as her Street Series...

Tamara has built a local reputation for her sculptural fabric wall art, participating in many juried exhibitions. A feature article on her work was published in the February/March 2022 issue of the Phoenix Home and Garden.  At that time her story was picked up by Tucson Channel 9 News and a special segment was aired on her work. During that same time a videographer for the city of Tucson produced a documentary segment on Tamara’s reclaimed, recycled and repurposed art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gnYfz3qLks

Tamara’s work is currently represented at The Tucson Gallery and the Southern Arizona Artist Guild Gallery.

www.TamaraArtist.com

Tamara Scott Anderson (@urbanartnymph) • Instagram


 Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Southern California, Indio to be specific, a low desert compared to Tucson being a high desert. I consider myself a “desert rat” and embrace the heat.

I have been married to my  husband, Jerry Anderson (retired), for 40 years. We have a son, Sinclair Anderson, who is a nurse. My daughter, Zoë Anderson, is a media entrepreneur and is one of the creative directors of Cirque Roots, a Tucson circus arts performing group.

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them

Our pets include our orange Tabby cat, Big Head, whose head was proportionally big for his body when we first got him. He has since then grown into his head. He loves to help out in my studio. Our little dog, Freeway, is a Sonoran Terrier, who was rescued off the frontage road of Interstate 10. Freeway served as shop dog and store greeter at Contents Interiors  for 10 years until we  both retired four years ago.

When did you know that you would be an artist?

After graduating high school in Indio, California , I moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona to study art. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters of Fine Art in Art Education. I taught in public schools for 4 years when I found my way into the field of interior design. In  addition to working in residential design I continued my art and developed my unique fiber sculptures, completing many commission works for my interior design clients. When  I became a partner in a furniture showroom and design center, my own art was on hold. Once my retirement plan was put into action I began working on my own art again.    

What is your favorite media to work with?

I began working in fiber art during college. Over the years I have explored off loom weaving,  spinning, batik, natural and chemical dying processes, felting,basketryand many needle crafts. It was my experience with these various techniques that led me to develop my unique form of fiber wall sculptures. After moving into downtown Tucson I began collecting materials off the streets and out of the washes to use in my wall sculptures.

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?

When I am not working directly on my own art, I am an active volunteer member in the Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona (FASA) and the Southern Arizona Artist Guild (SAAG). For both these organizations I work to help promote my fellow members. I also enjoy spending time with my family and am extremely blessed that they live in Tucson and seem to enjoy spending time with me and my husband.

All Artworks By Tamara Scott Anderson

These Originals are Sold in the Gallery and Subject to Availability.  Please Visit Us at The Gallery for More Information and to See These Amazing Sculptures and More in Person!

Randiesia Fletcher Painting

Randiesia Fletcher

Randiesia Fletcher 1080 758 The Tucson Gallery
Meet Randiesia Fletcher
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Randiesia Fletcher

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Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Randiesia Fletcher
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Randiesia Fletcher

Randiesia’s Story

Randiesia Fletcher, M.Es is an Artist, Storyteller, and Social Entrepreneur specializing in Social, Cultural and Diverse Relationships. 

Randiesia grew up on Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles, and subsequently joined the Marine Corps and later retired as a disabled veteran.

Currently, she strategizes with businesses, through storytelling, to explore a groups Emotional Intelligence, a process called Social Mindfulness. She is a friend to international communities where she provides advocacy and education and training. With an educational background, in Anthropology, Writing, and Education, she uses these skills to serve Arizona and the world around it.

Additionally, she teaches sustainability through urban farming, maintains a podcast, called Portraits of Sustainability.  Follow her @livng2portraits

Randiesia Fletcher paints the non-smiling face; a normal face, the face of contentment for every day people, particularly people in the Pan African community. It’s an expression to show that Black-skinned people do not have to smile to be excepted. Randiesia’s images express the ideas of W.E.B Dubois’s Double Consciousness- the dichotomy of how one sees themselves versus, how the world sees them through a lens of racism. There should be no fear in normal facial expressions... 


All Artworks by Randiesia

Jeff Brack - Filmmaker

Jeff Brack

Jeff Brack 1444 902 The Tucson Gallery
Jeff Brack
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Jeff Brack

Jeff’s Story

Where did you grow up?
Small mining towns – born in Ajo, AZ. Lived in Morenci, AZ. Graduated High School in Silver City, NM. Have lived in Tucson for since 1993.

Tell us about your family
Married to Julie Bonner and we share three kids. My mom’s family has long Arizona roots as my great grandmother came to Arizona via wagon. My dad’s family came to Arizona via Texas, North Dakota, and Colorado. Our love of our Grand Canyon state runs deep and we have a large extended family in this region

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them
No pets. But, three kids is plenty to feed and house train.

When did you know that you would be an artist?
I was always an artist growing up. Drawing, painting, designing, building. However, I went to college to be an Engineer. It was three years in when I realized I wanted to be a filmmaker and writer instead. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a film degree, but also work as a Creative Director doing graphic design, video production, and marketing using the same visual and written communication skills.

What is your favorite media to work with?
Film/Video/Motion Picture. But, also love writing and graphic design.

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do? Or what do you do when you’re not doing your art?
I love active living. I’m a triathlete and marathoner. I’ve competed in over 50 races including 5 Ironman races around the world and have qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. My wife and I love being out hiking, running, or riding. Cycling is my favorite. Most mornings you may get a glimpse of me running or riding around Tucson, enjoying our spectacular weather and desert environment!

Meet Amy Blankenburg

Amy Lynn Bumpus

Amy Lynn Bumpus 1434 1008 The Tucson Gallery
Amy Lynn Bumpus
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Amy Lynn Bumpus

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Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Amy Lynn Bumpus
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Amy Lynn Bumpus

Amy’s Story

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing. One of my Mom’s stories is that, when I was small, I had drawn a chicken and given the drawing to her. She asked me what I had traced it from. So, it seems, my form of expression even before I had real memory, has been pen to paper.

I don’t tend to be a verbal person…. though I do have lots to say. My preferred form of expression is visual so I speak with various tactile mediums to share my ideas.

My current preferred medium is paper. I use old National Geographic’s that I cut up to make my images. I chose National Geographic magazines because many of my pieces are about our environment, different cultures and current events; the magazine’s predominant themes. I also like the idea of my work using recycled materials.

Using cut paper to form an image, by its nature, creates layers. The layers bring the viewer closer to the image to better see all of the deeper messages I have included. Paper helps me to get my idea across; helps me say what I want to say and, at the same time, leaves the viewer to relate to the piece in their own way. If there is any question or curiosity as to what the message is, my titles leave no ambiguity and are as much a part of the piece as the image. They leave no doubt about my intent and are the exclamation mark so to speak...

My creative process manifests from an interest in our place in Earth’s evolution. We are in a time of extreme change from the climate crisis to acknowledgement of racial disparity, political movements and global responsibility; all issues that will determine life going forward. My current work speaks to naming issues but also calls for solutions. Though we have undoubtedly had the deepest influence on our planet, we are part of the Earth’s process, not separate from it. The questions I seek answers to are what do we want our role to be and how do we want to affect the story?

I create my images by drawing with paper. I keep my work graphic and simple with a straightforward message.

Amy Lynn Bumpus


Where did you grow up?
Lewisville, Texas (outside of Dallas)

Tell us about your family
I have been married for 7 years to my husband Ben Blankenburg. I met Ben when we were both living in Breckenridge, Colorado over 20 years ago. We lived different lives until we reconnected 9 years ago. We lived various places, together, until we landed in Tucson and decided to stay.

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them
no pets (yet)

When did you know that you would be an artist?
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember.

What is your favorite media to work with?
Currently my medium is cut paper. Basically, I draw with paper. I cut up old National Geographic magazines and create original images with a predominant theme being the environment and human nature.

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do? Or what do you do when you’re not doing your art?
Ben and I love to travel and camp. We have traded in our skis for water sports so we can be found in Hood River, Oregon in the summers playing in the Columbia River Gorge. We both play instruments so wherever we go, a guitar and ukulele are in the car.


All Artworks By Amy Lynn Bumpus

Jessica Gonzales

Jessica Gonzales

Jessica Gonzales 2560 2048 The Tucson Gallery
Jessica Gonzales
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Jessica Gonzales

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Tucson Gallery Podcast - Meet The Artist with Jessica Gonzales
Tucson Gallery Podcast – Meet The Artist with Jessica Gonzales
Meet The Artist Event with Jessica Gonzales

Jessica’s Story

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Oklahoma City, where I lived until age 6. I remember very little about OKC, but the things that stand out are my babysitter, our above-ground pool, and one very specific snow cone stand. My father was in the Air Force, and we got stationed to Germany, where we lived in a tiny farming town near the border of The Netherlands from age 6-12.

Our town was called Schalbruch, and it was pure magic. Filled with beautiful brick homes, flower planters hanging from every window, wheat fields, cows, and the unforgettable smell of manure, it was a place my friends and I could roam and explore freely. I still have dreams about it to this day! From there we moved here to Tucson, where I’ve lived ever since. I went to Tucson High and spent a lot of time downtown as a teenager, which had a huge impact on the development of my creative expression...

Tell us about your family

My dad is from south Texas, and my mother is from northern Michigan. They met when my father was stationed in northern Michigan when he first joined the military. They could not be more opposite people, so they went ahead and had a Gemini daughter who most definitely feels the polarization of being raised by them! My father now lives in New Mexico with my stepmother and is the most hard-working and high-integrity person I know, and my kind and loving mother is my very best friend. I get my artistic genes from her, and grew up being creative with her and my grandmother (her mother), who also enjoyed making art. 

I have an older sister, whom I have looked up to my whole life. She’s older than me by 13 years, so we have never experienced sibling rivalry of any kind. She was the coolest older sister and my absolute hero growing up, and still is to this day.

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them.

I have one dog, and her name is Lucy. She’s a mix of Australian Cattle Dog, Chihuahua, and Parson Russell Terrier. She’s got one perky ear and one floppy ear, and she’s white with orange patches. She was a rescue, and when we saw her at PACC we made eye contact and the connection was instant. She’s a quirky little thing! She’s super loving, yet independent. She’s very mellow but also high-strung. I always joke that she’s a Gemini like me. We’ve taught her that the signal for going on a walk is dancing, so all we have to do is start a little jig and she gets all excited. 

We had a dog when I was a small child, but other than that Lucy is my very first pet.

My husband and I love her so much! We’ve had her since March 2021, and she’s brought so much warmth and joy to our home. 

When did you know that you would be an artist?

I can’t recall a time that I didn’t know I’d be an artist. I think my abilities were recognized at a young age by my parents and teachers, so it was always supported and encouraged. I can’t say I ever really had a clear vision of what being an artist would look like, I just always knew I’d be doing something creative in life. The most exciting moment for me though, and one that I believe was pivotal in the way I perceived myself as an artist, was in 4th grade when I began drawing my friends on the school bus during our morning ride. I discovered I was able to create a likeness of them, which was super exciting for me and busted my creative mind wide open. I realized I had the ability to make things look the way I saw them and make them recognizable, and it solidified in my kid brain that I was in fact an artist and would continue to pursue it forever, though at that age it was more of a feeling than a conscious thought.

What is your favorite media to work with?

I love working with acrylic paint the most. I like that it has a quicker dry time and can be built upon easily, that it is forgiving, and the textures it creates. I feel the strongest sensory connection to working with acrylic paint, which makes the process a very visceral experience. As a result I can get lost in the painting process more effortlessly, and the work always benefits from this sense of harmony. 

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?

When I’m not making art I am probably thrifting or antiquing with my husband. It’s one of our favorite things to do together! I absolutely love second-hand and vintage fashion, and I get a ton of joy out of adding to my collections of clothing & accessories. I’m always thinking of new and interesting ways to dress creatively. I’m in painting clothes most of the time, so sometimes I’ll get dressed up just to go to the grocery store. Any chance I get, I’ll take! I also enjoy looking at art other people have created, from gallery works, to hand-made jewelry, to driving around and finding things people have painted on their houses. I find inspiration everywhere! And finally, I love listening to and discovering new music, reading, dancing, singing (and practicing my singing impressions!), watching movies, learning about any and everything that I happen to be curious about, and finding ways to harness peace and serenity.

All Artworks By Jessica

Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio Garcia 2560 1920 The Tucson Gallery
Meet Ignacio Garcia
The Tucson Gallery is Proud to Feature Local Artist Ignacio Garcia

Meet The Artist

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Ignacio Garcia Greskul Mural Live Painting
La Mujer Empoderada by Ignacio Garcia
Community Mural Painting – Ignacio Garcia | Relaxing Art
Banner Medical Mural Series: Ignacio Garcia, Fourth Avenue

Ignacio’s Story

Muralist/Public Artist and 2022 Arizona Artist Leader of the year from the Arizona Capital Times Ignacio Garcia is well known throughout Arizona and throughout the west coast for his 3D chalk art, Large photo-realistic murals like the Empowered Woman in Downtown Tucson and also often plays on whimsical, playful pop art ideas and blending his street art and abstract contributing of the Sonoran lifestyle.

Garcia’s artistic studies graduate of East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona as well as the Gnomon Workshop in Hollywood, California. Ignacio offers innovation and unique point of view, a fundamental motivation to his work is to challenge the viewers audience and curiosity. Ignacios craft thrives on the emotional and physical reaction of his works. The research, reflection, and exploration of a topic that precede a finished piece of work are meant to invoke authentic, unpredictable, and organic responses from each member of the audience. Connect with the artist on Instagram @ignacio_garcia_art for purchase inquires contact email [email protected]

Ignacio Garcia


Where did you grow up?

Benson, AZ

Tell us about your family

I have an adorable son, Valente, who is 12. He is my everything. I have a close Hispanic family who mean the world to me. My mother, raised me on her own and taught me the value of family and taught me that working hard is the key to overcoming all obstacles. My upbringing in Benson, gave me a sense of community and independence. I was given the freedom to explore who I am and discover my artistic roots. I am grateful every day for where I come from!

Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them

My girlfriend and I adopted the cutest Carin Terrier 2+ years ago from a local rescue. She came from the Mexican side of Nogales, MX. We named her Pilar Garcia. She is a character who cracks us up on a daily basis. She loves people! Everyone who meets her is left with a loving impression of her!

When did you know that you would be an artist?

I knew at a young age I wanted to be an artist (it came and went in waves). I always knew then I could draw. Since then, art has been the part of my life that makes the most sense to me.

What is your favorite media to work with?

Graphic design is my favorite because that medium branches out into all others for me.

What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do (Tom’s way of asking)? Or, what do you do when you’re not doing your art?

I was a radio DJ in my 20s. I LOVE music. I have a collection of tapes, records, and mixtapes. I also just got myself a DJ turn table. I am having a ton of fun putting new sounds together and gathering classic sound systems from past eras.

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