3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ricardo Estella (b.1951, New York City) was raised in the Philippines. He is an accomplished artist and credits much of his inspiration to his father who taught him how to paint and sculpt as a child while living on the island of Luzon. He returned to the United States in 1973, and created art at Creativity Explored from 1996 to 2006. Estella began working at Creativity Explored again in 2010.
Estella is an accomplished artist best known for his dramatic and colorful ceramic work and acrylic paintings. He works with paint, collage, weaving, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and papier-mache. His subject matter is often spiritual in nature with an imaginative twist, such as cathedrals with crucifixes and mermaids. While his work often features religious imagery and/or iconic figures, he paints animals and landscapes as well.
In addition to numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored, Estella's artwork was featured in Outsider Artists, at the Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA, in 2013.