Michael Welch is a Northern California native who majored in art at California College of the Arts. Although he got his start using traditional medi-
ums, Welch quickly became enamored of the possibilities
presented by new media. He lives in West Sonoma County,
but loves to travel to Marin for hiking and dinner.
“I love town squares. There’s something really special about
a centrally located space in the middle of town dedicated specifically to people,” Welch says about what inspired this portrait.
“It’s always an unpredictable combination of moments of
solitude interspersed with various degrees of interesting conversation, people watching, book reading and life contemplation.”
24” x 28”, mixed media
James van Kriedt is a Mill Valley resident inspired by Mount Tamalpais, vintage typography and the beauty and bounty produced by Marin’s artisans and crafters.
He has a degree in industrial arts and graphic design and is the
founder and owner of VK Design.
“I centered this artwork around the iconic places we all
know, then imbued it with recognizable images, each evoking a
different meaning for different people,” van Kriedt says.
JAMES VAN KRIEDT
Icons of Marin
9” x 10. 75”, digital illustration