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Cassandra Tondro

Cassandra Tondro Green Art

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that between 35 and 103 million gallons of post-consumer architectural paint are disposed of in the U.S. each year. By repurposing discarded house paint for my artwork, I am helping to reduce this waste. I take the mistakes and the blunders, and through creativity, transform them into art."

Cassandra Tondro has found a unique use for leftover house paint—she uses it to create colorful abstract paintings. She rescues the paint from recycling centers and combs the "mistint" shelves of home improvement stores to assemble a palette of unusual hues. This is paint that would otherwise go to waste, and potentially end up in a landfill.

Cassandra has developed several methods of working with the paint, including pouring, pulling, pressing, and dripping it onto canvas. While the paint is wet, she often uses tools, washes of water, or her fingers to create imagery. The paint dries slowly, and in the process of drying, serendipitous things sometimes occur, such as bubbles that pop to reveal another color below. Cassandra's eco-friendly paintings create a unique focal point for contemporary interiors, and the green materials complement sustainable design.

Cassandra is a second generation artist. Her mother is a painter and a sculptor, and she grew up in a creative home. She began her artistic exploration in the fiber arts, studying with Esther Parkhurst, Mary Ellen Hopkins and Bee Colman. From there, she moved to painting, studying at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

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Abundance
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,500
Heartfeather
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 450
Climber
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 450
Making Waves
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 450
Sun Kissed
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 900
Safe Harbor
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 450
Spring Break
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,800
Rooted
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 350
Secret Oasis
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,200
Lift Off
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 350
Dawn
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 700
Spring
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,200
Anthurium
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 350
Trail
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,800
"Orchids 2"
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 700
"Orchids 1"
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 600
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 1,200
Windswept
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 700
Magnificence
Acrylic Painting
by Cassandra Tondro
$ 600
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Cassandra Tondro Green Art, Ventura, CA, Community Memorial Hospital, 2015
Cassandra Tondro Live!, Ventura, CA, Conash Gallery, Cosmotion, 2014
Millennial Abstractions, Novato, CA, Marin Community Foundation, 2013
Green Art, Los Angeles, CA, Ethos Gallery, 2013
Expansions, Los Angeles, CA, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, 2012
Color! Color!, Los Angeles, CA, Bridge Gallery, 2011
Symphony of Color, Ann Arbor, MI, Pierre Paul Art Gallery, 2010
Re-Appropriate, Pomona, CA, OBJCT Gallery, 2010
Insight/Inside LA, Los Angeles, CA, Mount St. Mary's College, 2009