818 Artists

Shiela Cavalluzzi

Shiela Cavalluzzi was born in France and is an adopted Air Force brat. She moved to the United States at a young age. Like many artists, Shiela has done a variety of work from scenic painter for commercials and film to portrait artist at Disneyland. In addition, she has sculpted numerous Public Art pieces.She is currently working on several monumental scale sculptures to be installed at municipal and commercial sites. Shiela lives in California with her husband and two children.

Jamie Oliff

Jamie is a classically – trained animation artist. He has drawn since childhood, counting among his many influences such diverse artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Heinrich Kley and Al Hirschfeld. Successful painter and author of Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG, Jamie continues to push the boundaries of classic and comic art.

Karen Blackwood

Karen earned a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of N.H. and studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Student Art League (N.Y). Since then her landscape paintings have been included in exhibitions organized by the Huntington Museum, the Pasadena Historical Society and the California Art Club. A professional fine artist, she has mpainted landscape murals and landscapes on canvas for clients in the Los Angeles areas of Hancock Park, Hollywood, Pasadena and the Bay area of Northern CA. Recently focusing more on Golf Landscape, Karen’s commissions include the 11th & 12th holes at Pelican Hill South, the 1st hole at Griffith Park, Wilson and an invitation to paint Pebble Beach. Tommy Fazio (Designer) has submitted Karen’s work to his Trump National Course Bedminster, N.J. for consideration.

Tak Ioka

Mr. Ioka grew up in Sacramento, California, where he attended and graduated from Sacramento City College. While there, he studied under Wayne Thiebaud and Greg Kondos.Following two years in the army, he attended the Art Center School of Design. After graduating from Art Center, he worked at McCann-Erickson advertising agency. In 1971 he opened three art studios to service most ad agencies in Los Angeles. In 1980 he closed each of the three studios and began free—lancing. Also, on a yearly retainer, he was head of the art department for Chanson Cosmetics in Japan. He retired in 1998, and to this day, still continues to draw and paint. “Painting everyday, I learn something new, and plan to continue learning”. His favorite mediums are: acrylics, charcoal and pen & ink.

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One Response to “818 Artists”

  1. Tak, Good to know you’re still active even after retirement. I also retired in 1998, and have been doing world travel having visited 82 countries. Still living in Sunnyvale.
    Met Dan Piel, a graphic artist who once worked on Madison Avenue, then taught at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He passed away recently. Getting to that age, I guess.
    Have you kept in touch with Robert Matsumoto?

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