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John Halemann is a humble, gracious and giving blue collar type of guy. His aspiring creativity encourages anyone who takes the time to get to know him.  I encourage you to reach out to him any time if you have a picture that could use his talented accents.

Based on the premise that art is meant to be shared and experienced, the ArtMob was founded in 2012 with the goal of being a gathering place for artists and art admirers. More than merely a place to look at art (though there is certainly value in that), theArtMob seeks to offer opportunities to learn and interact with artists and discuss process, techniques, materials, and ideas.


Los Angeles native Dennis Bredow examines and celebrates the tireless optimism of mid-twentieth century America in his retro-modern artwork. Using acrylic, serigraphy, and found object assemblage, he creates smart, streamlined pieces which bear the hallmarks of 1950's craftsmanship and graphic design -- offering a present-day revival of the exuberant ideals of a bygone era.

Bredow abandons traditional canvas supports in favor of solid birch panels, which allow for heavy distressing of the paint as well as the application of vintage advertisements, hardware, and other found materials. The finely crafted panels instill the paintings with a sturdy sense of permanence, while the application of multiple layers of distressed paint imparts to each piece a unique narrative of process and history.

Bredow secured his first advertising agency internship at the age of 15. After studying illustration and graphic design at California State University Fullerton, he transitioned to full-time advertising work. He spent nearly two decades in the advertising and film industries before turning his attention to his own work.

Bredow currently lives and paints in Los Angeles, CA.

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I have personally had the privilege of getting to know Emily through having her in a class I was teaching at a local high school. Not only is she a great artist, but she is also an incredible young lady who shares an unconditional love for her fellow human beings. Her talent and creative expression truly reveal themselves through her use of mediums and color. Check her out on her Instagram.