Freezing moments in time and enlightening our perspective on human interactions through his paintings, artist Ned Axthelm will be exhibiting his work at The Art Center this August. Axthelm currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, but was raised in Grand Junction, CO. He began his journey with art through a love of comic books as a child; he continued his appreciation of artwork by going to museums and galleries as an adult. He had a rooted history in appreciating the storytelling quality behind the artwork which directly influences his paintings today. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Academy of Art University. Axthelm is a teacher at the Richmond Art Center and the San Quentin Prison in their Arts in Corrections program, and he offers private lessons and travels for workshops. He exhibits his work nationally and was recently juried into the Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition.