Tuesday, May 31, 2022

June at Sutter Creek Gallery: Artists Marcus and Chelsea Tikotsky

Artists Marcus and Chelsea Tikotsky come from the same family but their creativity takes very different paths.  Marcus works in ceramics, both functional and decorative, and his daughter Chelsea is a painter. The artistic twosome will be Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artists in June with an opening reception on June 4 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Marcus was introduced to ceramics in high school, resulting in the artform becoming an outlet for creativity and a lifelong passion. He earned a Bachelor of Art from Sonoma State University and later served in the U.S. Air Force where he taught recreational pottery.  Currently, Marcus volunteers at the pottery studio at Chabot Community College in Hayward, providing background support and assisting students in developing their throwing skills.  His decorative vessels feature patterned surfaces and are often topped with a hand-formed deer antler. Functional pieces include bowls in a variety of sizes, casseroles, and mugs, all of which are safe not only for food but can also be placed in the dishwasher, microwave, and oven. Marcus pays close attention to form, fit, and function, striving for balance and beauty in simple forms and shapes.  “I focus on the little details that most might not notice, always striving for perfection.”

Chelsea’s love for art started at a young age growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her parents’ recognition and encouragement of this passion are what led her to pursue her creative and artistic side.  She graduated from California State University, San Francisco, with a Bachelor of Art in studio art, emphasizing painting. During her university years, Chelsea studied abroad in Florence, Italy, at the California State University of Florence and the Accademia di Belle Arti. It was a unique experience that enabled her to travel and explore a variety of art and cultures throughout Europe. Chelsea’s abstract waterscapes and landscapes in oils employ vibrant colors and strong contrasts.
“My work reflects fluidity and motion through different brush strokes, textures, and colors.”  Lately, she has been working on commissioned pet portraits in watercolors and prints which will be included in the exhibition.



Sutter Creek Gallery is open Thursday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 40 Main Street, Sutter Creek.  In addition to artwork created by 20 local artists, the gallery offers a diverse array of frame styles and a large variety of mat colors for all your framing needs.   

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