David was born in Aspen, Colorado where he lived until he graduated from high school.  He grew up on the ski hill. His dad was a ski instructor and had him on a pair of skis almost before he could walk. Living in Aspen helped David develop a passion for art and the surrounding environment, and spurred his love for the outdoors. After high school David moved to Boulder, Colorado where he received his Bachelors Degree in Studio Art.  His pursuance of art and design has led him from Colorado to San Francisco to Portland, Oregon where he now resides.  David loves to ski, snowboard, hike, climb, and whatever else he can find to do enjoying the beautiful landscape around him.

DAVID RICE

XPLR (ex^plore) studios is the creation of David Rice, artist, illustrator and designer.  Its goal is to showcase the past and current projects he has done for clients as well as his personal work.  Much of David's work focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics.  Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors.  David uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter.   

Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a mixture of the natural world with a geometric presence.  The combination of the organic with the human engineered.  This speaks to how instead of only a natural world existing, or one that is manmade, the two can coexist harmoniously if the dominant party yields to this cohesive existance.  A balance is needed for both parties to survive.

He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Carlos Revilla was born August 19, 1940 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the son of a Peruvian diplomat and a French mother. His father’s profession took young Revilla to several countries in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Between 1956 and 1961 he was a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam with his first exhibitions presented in Brussels, Paris and Rome. While living in Cadaqués, Spain, he formed a strong friendship with Salvador Dali, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp who had great creative impact on him and his surrealist style. In search of his roots, from 1960 he traveled to Peru, the country he felt was his true home.

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Curator’s Office in Washington D.C., and Foley Gallery in New York City.

Beastman aka Brad Eastman is a husband, father and well known visual artist from Sydney, Australia. With an overwhelming desire to slow down and absorb inspiration from somewhere new, Brad Eastman and his family made the decision to pack up their lives in Sydney and relocate to Bali for a little while.

British artist Jonathan Yeo (b. London, 18 December 1970) is one of the world’s leading portrait artists.

EDWIN USHIRO Aloha. My name is Edwin Ushiro. Transplanted from Maui to California, I attended the Art Center College of Design and attained a BFA in Illustration with Honors. Since then, I have been working in the amazing world of entertainment as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer.

Nicola Caredda was born in Cagliari in 1981. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari and undertake an independent and singular pictorial search path rather secluded compared to the most popular movements by local artists of his age