Pacific Wave Surf Shop – Jared Leake

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1502 Pacific Avenue

Santa Cruz

Jared Leake is a high school art teacher and practicing artist in Santa Cruz, California.  He earned his BA as an arts education major at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Jared received his MED-Teacher of Visual Arts degree from Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston where his concentration was high school visual arts.  Currently Jared teaches at a small private high school in Northern California.

Jared’s work is a blend of his love of abstract painting, photography, graphic design and found materials. He uses his photographs from the greater Santa Cruz county as a source of inspiration when working with a variety of mixed media techniques. Jared’s design work focuses on his photographs while incorporating bright colors and simple shapes in their creation. The designs are inspired by the beach and outdoor culture of the area. 

Jared has shown work across the United States specifically in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois and California as well as internationally in Greece, England and Canada.

You can see more of Jared’s work at jaredleake.com and on instagram at: art_teach

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