Author Archives: Randall Holbrook

About Randall Holbrook

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The Cottage Gallery| Guest Artist

Tall Ships 2
Tall Ships 2 – Watercolor, 2019

I am honored to have been invited as a guest artist at The Cottage Gallery on Los Rios Street. I have original oils and watercolors on display, as well as some giclee for sale.

There will also be new works by artists Myrna Browne, Joan Gonzales, and Tracy Evans.

The new show runs from September 16 to November 8, 2020.
I will be in the gallery on Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 27, 11:00 – 5:00.
Please come by for a visit, and remember to wear a mask!

Gallery hours are:

Wednesday through Friday 11:00 to 4:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00

The Cottage Gallery
31701 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-340-6693
cottagegallerylosrios@gmail.com

Change 4 Good Business Card Design

Kerry was looking to enhance her brand with a new modern and clean business card design.

Change 4 Good offers essential services for home & office, such as internet, utilities, and phone service. 

Given a photo and some jpg images as resources, I created individual vector files of the service icons, and retouched and adjusted the color of the photo in addition to the new business card design layout. I think the modern, clean business card design is friendly and provides more visual information than the one she was using. Ed has a card now, too.

The QR Code opens up to an explainer video of their services. 

Through Project Feeding Kids, ACN and Change 4 Good has joined forces with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada and together have a single mission: To fight childhood hunger while empowering families to live healthier lives.

Visit change4good.acnibo.com to learn more about the services Ed & Kerry offer.

modern business card
Card Front
modern business card back
Card Back
modern business card photo retouching
Before color correction, retouching
clean business card photo retouching
After color correction, retouching

Plaza Art Gallery Website Launch

I am happy to announce the launch of a new, custom WordPress website design developed for the Plaza Art Gallery. Ted at Plaza Art Gallery has been framing my paintings in San Juan Capistrano for over a decade and I highly recommend him and his team.

A website ranks right up there with your best salesperson, so my goal is to design an online presence that fulfills its calling. From the desktop browser to a slick mobile experience, I strive to deliver an interesting, dynamic product.

Please take a look at Plaza Art Gallery at pagframes.com

12X12 | Gallery @ WorkWell

I have three pieces juried into this art show.

Strand Beach Wave Triptych
Strand Beach Wave Triptych. Print available in my store.

12″ x 12″ Group Exhibition
April 15 – June 15
Artist Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The gallery has asked that those who are planning on attending the reception to please RSVP.

At some point throughout their careers, many artists will impart upon the viewer a small square window into their world, and experiment within a 12″ x 12″ dimensional surface area. This spatial confine of 12 square inches, two-dimensions equal on all sides, lends the artist a perfectly balanced emptiness with which they use to freely express themselves, utilizing a vast array of subjects, styles, and mediums. Therefore, by imposing this spatial uniformity on themselves, the Gallery @ WorkWell asks artists to counterintuitively create a diverse vibrancy in their work. Our show 12” x 12” functions as a contradiction; a collection of these pieces is both a display of the artist’s individuality and a cohesive assemblage of equivalently sized works of art.

Harmoniously dissonant, uniformly distinct, these artists represent a surge through the conformity of everyday life. The Gallery at WorkWell wants our artists to activate this philosophy in their work. We aim to break through the mold of the traditional office setting, encouraging interaction between art, business, and community. In this, our third exhibition, artists break through their own mold: the canvas.

The Gallery at WorkWell
17322 Murphy Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
www.workwelloc.com
714.980.2994
hello@workwelloc.com

RIBBA 5 Show and Community Art Fair

Strand Beach Wave #4 • 2019, will be exhibited at the RIBBA 5 show and Community Art Fair in Newport Beach.

What is RIBBA? All the artists in the exhibition have submitted their work to the gallery in the same style of frame from IKEA.

You are invited to come out for the show reception and art fair.

RIBBA 5 show dates: April 6 – April 25
Show Reception: April 6, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Art Fair: April 6, 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Coastline Art Gallery
Coastline Community College
1515 Monrovia Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663

I hope to see you there!

Maritime Mortgage Website Redesign

A sample of what a website overhaul looks like. For the website redesign to responsive web design, I used Bootstrap 4. However, the client asked if I could convert the site to WordPress.
So, now the site is set up in WordPress, ready to take advantage of its SEO capabilities.

Visit the new maritimemortgage.net

Nature Prevails

“No one knew just why it happened or whether it would happen ever again on this fretful earth.”
2017
24″ X 36″
Oil on canvas

My entry for the “Nature Prevails” show at BC Space Gallery in Laguna Beach. For this exhibition, eighteen SCA artists responded to the challenge to present artwork that focuses on mankind’s complex relationship with nature at a time when sages and scientists alike are concerned about the future viability of that relationship. The exhibition, curated by gallery director Mark Chamberlain, includes painting, photography, and sculpture that collectively address many of those concerns.

The show ran from Sep 23 – Dec 21, 2017.