Displayed in WEV's Ventura Office
Jen Livia's passion is creating with color, light and movement in a variety of mediums including photography, acrylic paint and computer graphics. Much of her art relates to natural elements in the world and vibrant colors; and her pieces have a sense of quiet movement to them. The camera was her first tool. As a kid she explored a variety of textures in nature and in small details. While at UCSD working on her Photography degree, Jen began exploring these same elements in paint, focusing on how different colors interact with one another on canvas, as well as the play of light within painting.
Displayed in WEV's Santa Barbara Office
Beth Taylor started Taylor Design with the aim of inspiring others with her digital artwork. Graphic design has been a passion of hers for many years because she always finds new, fun and creative techniques to transform her photographs. Her current process takes print images to another level by using photo collaging in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Beth was a graphic designer for a local commercial real estate company but decided it was time to start her own business. Having heard about WEV, she decided to enroll in the Self-Employment Training (SET) course. Fourteen weeks later, she graduated with honors, has already begun selling her vibrant digital prints and will soon be designing her own greeting card line!
Like any artist, her creativity takes several shapes; however, after months of searching for a medium to print her art, she's found the perfect printing process to compliment her work—it's archival, waterproof and scratch-resistant, too! The process involves preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into metal sheets, giving them a magical luminescence. Because the images are infused into the metal surface and not onto it, the archival qualities are unparalleled! Check it out for yourself—visit her at TaylorDesignSB, or stop by WEV's Santa Barbara office to peruse her work! Keep in touch: at the beginning of September, Beth will also have her blog and Facebook pages available to view her new designs!