A B O U T

Kristian Talley currently resides in Santa Cruz, California where he studies painting, printmaking and bronze casting.

Contact him at ktalley@ucsc.edu with questions or commission requests.

illustration, woodcut and intaglio prints now available. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KristianTalley
 M A I L B O X

volume 5
paint pen on moleskin binding
2014

Just finished my 5th sketchbook which I began in September of 2012. It details my journeys through Turkey as well as the last of my undergraduate experiences here in Santa Cruz. Designing this cover doodle really drove home how fucking mind-blowing these past two years have been on an artistic, individual and spiritual level. Making final touches on drawings from months and years back really imparts that the pursuit of these sketch ‘volumes’ are an eternal work in process and a constant becoming. To those I’ve met in passing and those I’ve grown to know more intimately in the past 24 months: thanks for contributing. Our mutual experiences, no matter how significant, brief, direct, indirect or 6 degrees separated— all fuel this pointless and life-fulfilling pursuit of mine. cheers,
happier times
watercolor and pen on paper
2013
stitched together with good intentions
pen and ink on paper
2014
made entirely of flaws
pen and ink on paper
2014
detail of the gaze
pen
2014
the gaze
pen
2014
pfeiffer beach crucifixion
pen
2014
the gentle indifference (of the night)
pen
2014
detail of a collaboration between Daniella D’Acquisto and I

Ink on rives bfk paper

2014
detail of optimism
copper etching with aquatint and whiteground
2014
optimism
copper etching with whiteground and aquatint
2014
Caulfield
acrylic on panel
2014
just another flyer
pen on paper
2014
selective memory
pen on moleskin
2014
flyer
watercolor on paper
2014