One of the other ways we support entrepreneurs is through the display of works of art by local Tucson artists. Additionally, the great art adds to the pleasant work environment at Galileo's coworking space. Below is a list of artists currently featured at Galileo 1632 Properties. Most artwork is available for purchase.
Brian Hooker combines an extensive technical background in optical sciences and engineering with decades of artistic expression in B&W and color photography. He earned a Ph.D. in optical sciences through his research into optimizing the quality of optical images. His early interest in black & white photography has expanded to include color, digital photography.
He enjoys finding the harmonies as well as the dissonances in his photographic subjects. Color, geometry, and texture all play a part in the visual response he tries to evoke. His photographs span the range from expansive landscapes to a focus on the details of nature.
Roberta Warshaw - mixed media artist
For most of my adult life I have been a painter. I have worked in pen and ink, watercolors, gouache, oils, acrylics and now collage and mixed media. I have always painted the world around me in all its splendor. For many years I lived in the Florida Keys and painted the lush plant and sea life that surrounded me. When I left the tropics and moved to a small farm in rural upstate New York I painted landscapes and scenes of the local farms and my wonderful vegetable garden.
When I moved to Boston, I began a career as a graphic designer, working for two textbook publishers, Houghton Mifflin and Pearson Education. Being a graphic designer influenced my work in an important way as well as giving me the software skills so crucial in today’s world.
Now that I am living in Tucson, Arizona, I am influenced by the very unique and wonderful looking cactus and flowers that surround me here in the Sonoran Desert.
Nancy Drigotas - various media
My work is inspired by the organized abstraction of nature and the universe. I also take inspiration from many abstract expressionists, particularly women painters who are finally being recognized. I rarely include any representational references in my work, mostly making a point of not doing so. Neither do I title most work as I want the viewer to see the painting or print from their life experience, not mine. I am particularly fond of mark making - scribbles, splashes, lines, glyphs, splatter, etc. I am also drawn to color.
I have exhibited in Southern Arizona since 2004 at various art fests and community shows from Phoenix to Ajo. I have exhibited at Con-treras Gallery of Fine Art, Raices Taller 222, Steinfeld Community Art Center, Tubac Center of the Arts, Gallery 2 Sun, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson International Airport, Tucson Mayor’s Office, Tem-ple of Music and Art, The Drawing Studio, Remarque/NewGrounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, River Oaks Square Arts Center in Al-exandria, Louisiana, Murphey Gallery at St. Phillips, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, The Manhattan Graphics Center (NYC), Toscana Gallery in Oro Valley, Gallery Azul, aVita Gallery in Ajo, Un-der the Arches in Ajo, Curley School Cafeteria Gallery, University of Arizona Art of Planetary Science exhibits, and the State of Arizona Executive Office Building in Phoenix, The Cube Colony, and Untitled Gallery. I was Artist in Residence for four months in 2019 at Gallery 2 Sun.
I am affiliated with Contemporary Artists of Tucson and Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, Tubac Center of the Arts, and various on-line groups.