Art

Viewing DISPERSPECTIVES

Viewing DISPERSPECTIVES

Artist Stephen Kladder invented a word to describe his newest series of paintings. DISPERSPECTIVE dis-per-‘spek-tive (noun) a: incapacity to view things in their true relations due to lack of context, b: familiarity obscured through missing context or intentional inaccuracies in representation. We know up from down, small from large, front from back, solid from atmospheric […]


Samuel Fleming Lewis ART

Samuel Fleming Lewis ART

Samuel Fleming Lewis is a multi-talented creative who works equally as an exhibiting artist, interior designer, manual draftsman, craftsman, interior architect and furniture designer all while being partner of the San Francisco art based design firm INSTUDIO. Samuel’s new website http://www.samuelfleminglewisart.com is entirely devoted to his art work including his contemporary geometric drawings, prints, collages, […]


African Prince arrives at the Bayview Underground Food Scene on July 17

African Prince arrives at the Bayview Underground Food Scene on July 17

Now that we’ve got your attention it’s really African Inspired PRINTS making their debut at Pier 70 as part of Bayview Underground Food Scene. Artist and Bayview resident Samuel Fleming Lewis was first introduced to the Thursday night happenings at Pier 70 through his association with the African American artists of San Francisco’s 3.9 Art […]


TOM-BOY reveals a TOM-BOY

TOM-BOY reveals a TOM-BOY

Artist Nancy Cato is a Black Woman who bravely revealed the happiness and heartache of growing up as a Tom-boy. For her first Solo exhibit she went deep into her past to capture the emotions that came along with just being a kid who was just being herself but was called a Tom-boy. Nancy didn’t […]


Samuel Fleming Lewis MAGAZINE SERIES

Samuel Fleming Lewis MAGAZINE SERIES

Artists approach creative projects with a vision that is brought to life through their skills with chosen media. When a work of art matches what they see in their minds eye the artist is fulfilled. Sometimes in the creative process an artist stumbles upon new techniques or unexpected results by mistake. When the new and […]


A Bowl of Art?

A Bowl of Art?

INSTUDIO interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis is always on the lookout for new artistic accessories to put the finishing touches on his client’s home décor.  As an artist he was on his way to buy paint from an art supply store when he decided to take a shortcut through Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco. A […]


Artist William Rhodes Reflects on Water

Artist William Rhodes Reflects on Water

There are deep currents reflecting African and African American history and culture seen in the art created by William Rhodes. Libraries have media with the qualities that can take you back in time to any place in the world and the trans-formative information that can propel your thoughts into the future. The choice is yours […]


New African Inspired Paintings by Samuel Fleming Lewis

New African Inspired Paintings by Samuel Fleming Lewis

The creativity of African cultures influenced both modern and contemporary artists for generations. Artist and INSTUDIO Interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis continuously found timeless appeal in the patterns, details and motifs seen on African artifacts. Expanding from developing drawings, collages, mixed media works and linoleum block prints Lewis has recently completed the first of […]


Samuel Fleming Lewis featured at The Reclaimed Room at Building REsources

Samuel Fleming Lewis featured at The Reclaimed Room at Building REsources

Samuel Fleming Lewis is no stranger to discovering unique architectural salvage, furniture, hardware and lighting at Building REsources. The INSTUDIO Design Director and exhibiting artist regularly reuses items otherwise destined for landfills when developing interior design for clients. His creative reuse of recycled goods extends to his art, craft, lighting and furniture. Months ago Lewis […]


INSTUDIO & 15 Favorites at ARTPRIZE

INSTUDIO & 15 Favorites at ARTPRIZE

INSTUDIO Artists and Interior Design Directors Stephen Kladder and Samuel Fleming Lewis visited Grand Rapids, Michigan for the international art fair in its fifth year “ARTPRIZE”. Stephen accompanied his thought provoking “Self Portrait” on exhibit at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater.  At ARTPRIZE over a half million dollars in total prizes are awarded to the […]


Stephen Kladder’s Self Portrait at ArtPrize

Stephen Kladder’s Self Portrait at ArtPrize

The creation of art is a large factor in the lives of INSTUDIO Design Directors. Each have dual careers as exhibiting visual artists and maintain a schedule that allows them to produce drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media works and furniture as art. Artistic talents allow them to bring something special to interior design clients in […]


Artistic Collaboration Created at Big Umbrella Studios

Artistic Collaboration Created at Big Umbrella Studios

Works by artists who are part of art collectives is the innovative thought behind the current exhibit at Big Umbrella Studios. The idea of collaboration is the foundation of the art collective’s shared gallery, studio and workspace which were created by visual art graduates of the University of San Francisco in 2007. Artists can be […]


Artist Michael Ross is Drawing Living Houses

Artist Michael Ross is Drawing Living Houses

A portrait of a house is usually thought of as the perfectly rendered ideal drawing of a home as envisioned by an architect or builder.  Bay Area artist Michael Ross uses a vivid complementary color palette of artist crayons along with his free form drawing style to capture a deeper life of home.  Michael’s imaginary […]


The Secret Life of Plants Exposed!

The Secret Life of Plants Exposed!

San Francisco artist Ron M. Saunders expresses his interests and talents in three diverse ways:  landscape architecture, photography and as an artist. He is a professional landscape architect who creates his visions through the natural world with horticulture. His fascination with photography developed into an interest in creating photograms.  (A nineteenth-century photographic process which captures […]


The Art of a Spiritual Evolution

The Art of a Spiritual Evolution

San Francisco Artist William Rhodes expresses his spiritual evolution through his works of art. His solo exhibit, “What is Your Spiritual Evolution?”, at the Sargent Johnson Gallery of the African American Art & Culture Complex asks about yours. Rhodes is an Artist, Wood Carver, Craftsman and Furniture Maker who combines his talents with his interest […]


BLOBS by San Francisco Artist LUCAS SEVEN

BLOBS by San Francisco Artist LUCAS SEVEN

Lucas Seven’s new “BLOBS” series of eight by ten inch stretched canvas acrylic paintings were developed with a few key words in mind:  Shape, Color & Fun. The black background of the paintings shows the character’s carefully thought out details and is a great contrast to the BLOBS bright colors. The playful characters created from […]


The Award Winning Octagon Table Realized

The Award Winning Octagon Table Realized

As a celebration of its one hundredth year of creating fine hand-made furniture in North Carolina; Hickory Chair Furniture Company launched a Centennial Design Challenge.  San Francisco furniture and interior designer Samuel Fleming Lewis of INSTUDIO submitted a table design inspired by an Asian influenced Frank Lloyd Wright designed candlestick. Lewis’s Octagon Table won the […]


Unofficial Open Studios at INSTUDIO

Unofficial Open Studios at INSTUDIO

INSTUDIO invites art & interior design enthusiast to visit their new studio at “Unofficial Open Studios”, Saturday & Sunday, November 3 – 4, 2012 from 11am to 6pm. The Design Directors of INSTUDIO are equally fine artists and interior designers.  INSTUDIO interior design clients often select works that were created by the Design Directors to […]


Mark Bradford Retrospective at SF MOMA

Mark Bradford Retrospective at SF MOMA

INSTUDIO Design Directors are active in the artistic communities of San Francisco. They are constantly advising interior design clients to attend art exhibits, visit open artist’s studios and tour galleries to view or collect original art. It seems during the last four months that every conversation with fellow artists or designers has ended with “Have […]


Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Artist Rosemary McDermott – a continued favorite of INSTUDIO – takes color to new levels of compassion and interest in her artwork.  Rosemary discovered she was an artist about 10 years ago when she picked up a sketch book and began drawing through copying the works of the masters Degas, Sargent, Klimt and Schiele, an […]


The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

Miami artist Caryne Havican-Mender creates artifacts pulled from the urban landscape.  She finds discarded man-made objects in abandoned houses, junkyards, and flea markets and allows the viewer to re-discover the discarded in her works of art providing hints of traditional art subject matter such as landscapes, as well as contemporary abstract works. The art is […]


In a Pipe Wrench, the Artist Sees a Table

In a Pipe Wrench, the Artist Sees a Table

Artist, craftsmen and furniture designers contact the INSTUDIO Design Directors with their new products. Jonathan Niemuth refers to himself as “creative” because he encompasses art, craft and design in his varied work. Creative people have the vision to see beyond what things are to what they can be. In big red pipe wrenches Jonathan saw a […]


Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

San Francisco Design Directors Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO while visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan over the holiday break spent an afternoon at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  Recognized as one of the finest sculpture parks in the country and named one of the top 30 must-see museums in the world by […]


Atmospheric Paintings add Splendor to Decor

Atmospheric Paintings add Splendor to Decor

Selecting art that you enjoy is one of the best ways to bring your personal style and taste into your decor. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors recently accompanied clients to San Francisco’s Naval Shipyard for Open Artists’ Studios in the quest to acquire art for their home.  Seeing where art is created, meeting artist and viewing […]