Jared Leake | Solo Show at Stockwell Cellars

Jared Leake, high school art instructor at Pinewood School, is the featured artist for the month of September at Stockwell Cellars in Santa Cruz (in partnership with First Friday Santa Cruz). Mr. Leake's solo show will exhibit his design work and paintings.

Jared Leake at Stockwell Cellars
1100 Fair St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Show will run for the month of September 2017

"Jared’s work is a blend of his love of abstract painting, photography, graphic design and found materials. He uses his photographs from the greater California coast as a source of inspiration when working with a variety of mixed media techniques. Jared’s design work focuses on his photographs while incorporating bright colors and simple shapes in their creation. The designs are inspired by the beach and outdoor culture of the area. 

Jared also tends to work with a number of found materials including driftwood and fabrics. Here he uses a photo transfer technique to embed the image onto the surface of the object. His collages use multiple materials such as silk, printmaking on paper and found imagery and the result is a clean minimalist look that captures the essence of the object in the photograph.

Jared has shown work across the United States specifically in Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Illinois and California."

from jaredleake.com

Mr. Leake has also launched his own brand WANDERER DESIGNS, where his personally-designed clothing, hats, and wall art can be found for purchase.

Mr. Leake is a practicing artist whose work has been shown across the country. He has had solo art shows in Massachusetts, Connecticut and California displaying his mixed media paintings. Currently his work can be seen in San Francisco in a variety of different venues. Mr. Leake received his BA in the Arts from Wheelock College and his M.ED - Teacher of Visual Arts degree from Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston. He also holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential, Visual Arts from Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston. Mr. Leake spent his first few years of teaching in Boston, MA and in Connecticut where he focused his teaching on the traditional art forms as well as Graphic Design. Since Mr. Leake arrived at Pinewood he has introduced Graphic Design and Digital Photography to the art department. He also collaborates with the theater arts department on the poster design, t-shirt design, and set design for the variety of productions that take place each year.

Jared Leake | jleake@pinewood.edu

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