Making Lens Cloths Cool
MADE WITH LOVE AND CARE
San Diego and North Park have a history rich with culture and art that brings the city to life. We want to help keep San Diego, and North Park vibrant by supporting local artists through access to eye care. Vision allows us to dream, imagine, and gives the world hope. In exchange for eye care, local artists will help design limited edition lens cloths. We hope you love the beautiful lens cloth designs this collaborative initiative creates and learn more about the artists below!
LULU YUEMIN QU
Lulu Yueming Qu is a professional artist and art teacher with the US Arts Education Center in San Diego. She moved from Beijing to New York in 2014 and relocated to San Diego in 2018, and founded her LLC “LULU.LIVE ART” in 2019. She has a Master’s degree in traditional Chinese painting at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and a second Master’s in Illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York; granting her a unique artistic style. Her clients Include magazines, restaurants, fashion studios and education programs, such as GoodWill NYNJ, Eurostar, China National Radio, Joe’s Pizza, Angelika Film Center, FIT Foundation, MILK x HongKong Magazine, Institute of Culinary Education, Edible Magazine, ArtReach, SDG&E, Serena & Lily …
You can view Lulu’s portfolio at her personal website: lululiveart.com
Follow her on instagram: @qululululu.
Channin Fulton is an artist and designer from San Diego, California. She runs a studio business specializing in branding and illustration. Aside from Beyoncé and chocolate chip cookies, a huge inspiration for Channin is the environment around her, bringing a “California vibe” into her work through bold shape and vibrant color. Think: graphic equivalent of a smile or a hug.
See more of her work at channinfulton.com and follow her on instagram @channinfulton.
Shirish Villasenor is a local San Diego artist that specializes in surreal portraits but loves the idea of just creating something new. She dedicates her time as a muralist and loves adding color and dimensions to walls to redefine an area, to recreate the narrative of a surrounding neighborhood. You can follow her team efforts at ArteAtolondrada.com
“My artistic inspiration derives from my Latin American roots, nourished by vibrant aspects, from the particularities of everyday life, the connection with my inner child, and the ability to create something from nothing without judgment” – Sandra R. Escobar
Born in Colombia, based in California. Her art is the hybrid of evolving cultures, and a mind that does not cease to create. Her work has become her autobiography, speaking volumes about who she is, what she has seen and where she has been.
Exploring the coexistence of the unseen and the observed and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things that the world had to offer. Escobar’s work is the result of years spent immersed in the urban scene practicing aggressive in-line skate, downhill, and riding motorcycles. Escobar’s diversity as a visual artist flows into vibrant canvases to murals and hand made rugs. Her creations are characterized by its sheer busyness: it’s packed with strange symbols, odd characters and complex scenes, inviting viewers to be immersed and decipher them more. Sandra’s art communicates freedom and passion.
Each work is infused with the devotion to conceive vibrant and unique pieces of modern art full of liveliness. She won her first international art competition in 2014, and since then, she has exhibited her pieces in Laguna Beach, USA – Santa Ana, USA – Friedrichshafen, Germany – Amsterdam, Holland and Antwerp, Belgium.
You can find more of her work on her website: www.SandraRescobar.com
And be sure to follow her on Instagram @SandraREscobar
Sarah Ann is the multi-faceted local San Diego artist behind Sarah Ann Artwork. She works with all types of mediums such as drawing, painting, tattoo design and graphic design. She believes art and creation is a form of self love and healing. She has been a freelance artist and graphic designer for 6 years now and absolutely loves being able to create art. She loves incorporating the feelings of love and positive energy in hopes that the viewer will feel happiness when viewing her art. You can see more of her artwork on Instagram, @sa.s.art or by using the link: www.instagram.com/sa.s.art. If you would like to contact her directly please email her at email@example.com.
Erin Bowman is the local illustrator and muralist behind Soul Flow Creations, living in North Park, San Diego. Her biggest inspirations are love, nature, and magic. She makes art with the intention of bringing light and color to the world. Her hope is that her art brings a bright spot to your day! You can check out her work and artwork for sale at www.soulflowcreations.com and on instagram @soulflowcreations.