Latch Key 12" x 12" by Caia Koopman showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery
If you live in the Los Angeles area, make sure to check out an upcoming show by one of our favorite artists, Caia Koopman. Caia will be showing 10 new paintings in a group show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery from August 5-28, 2005.
A native of California, Caia attended UCSC in Santa Cruz, Calif., where she earned her B.A. in Fine Art. Santa Cruz also turned out to be the place that seduced her into the local skateboarding scene. It was there that she learned to skate ramps, streets, pools and Derby Park. Skateboarding led to skateboard graphics, and her first limited edition T-shirt design for Santa Cruz Skateboards. After earning her art degree, Caia moved to the mountains to snowboard and spent many winters following the snow. It was this love for snowboarding that inspired her to strive for a career creating snowboard graphics and later branching out to become a commercial artist. Since then, her artwork has been featured in numerous national and international magazines, including Surfing Girl, Mademoiselle, Details, Snowboarder Magazine, Teen and Teen People, and her paintings have been used commercially for many years as graphics for snowboards, skateboards and wakeboards. Caia has also been featured on MTV for her snowboarding and painting.
Inspired by color, dreams, nature, politics and life, Caia's paintings tend to incorporate a connection between people and the environment. She loves beauty and color and tries to capture a certain wisdom and knowing, as well as a sense of mischief, in her characters. Caia is currently working as a freelance illustrator and painter in Oceanside, Calif.
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
Get a sneak peak, find out more about the show and view Caia’s other work at Caia Design.