June 2022

June’s Local Artist

Madisyn Huntress Hein

I’m a recent SLVHS graduate attending Cabrillo College. I’ve lived all over the Santa Cruz Mountain areas. My interest in art started at a young age, and my first art teacher, Lisa Alexander, sparked my passion for creating art. She was encouraging and helped me believe in myself as an artist at a young age. Many of my skills are self-taught, with some instruction from various high school art teachers. I paint mostly plant life and landscapes. I also enjoy focusing on bringing my imagination of fairies and magic to life. I’ve been oil painting on and off since my sophomore year of high school. While I am majoring in psychology and not art, it’s still a large part of my life. I’ve started learning ceramics recently, which has been a bit of a learning curve. The people who work at the Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center are helpful and friendly. I’ve also recently taken up painting classes at the art center. I generally paint from photos taken while out and about at the beach or hiking in the woods. Most of the pieces I’ve done recently have taken about a month to a month and a half to complete.

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