Gallery Artists

Brian Johnson
Mixed Media

Brian Johnson received a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art from California State University Chico in 2015.

Like many abstract artists, Brian prefers to not title his abstract work. Brian also prefers to leave each abstract art piece open to be displayed at any orientation. Similar to how the Architect Antoni Gaudi' knew his building models would suffice once they stood solidly right-side up, and upside down, Brian typically knows his abstract compositions are pleasing when they work in at least 2 orientations. (Each Johnson abstract piece is original and singed on the back)

Newton Hightower


Newton captures birds in flight, at rest, eating and nesting! His work shows the color, movement and beauty of the wildlife around us!

Brady Cabe


The astounding nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California, and beyond continuously inspire me. This world is a beautiful place and I thoroughly enjoy documenting that and sharing it with others.

I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way late into the night. My passion for capturing the night sky overflows into my astrophotography workshops, where I share my experience photographing the stars with a small group of eager students during the Summer months.

I'm based in Grover Beach, CA where I reside with my wife and two kids, whom I drag along with me on adventures of all sorts. They keep me on my toes and make my life richer.

Anita Moore Wells

Mixed Media

Anita creates Día de Muertos inspired mixed media creations, each of which is infused with both color and music!

Roy Matlen


Mast Confusion - Roy Matlen

The colors that make up the spectrum are everywhere. In front of you, behind you, above you and to your left. They occupy every nook and cranny of open space and are just waiting to be discovered. I refer to it as “trying to capture the psychedelic motion of light.” With the right colors, right light, right camera, right lens, 3000 clicks… and a whole lotta luck…sometimes, there’s a “fluke,” and the magic works. These “flukes,” can never be repeated. To use colors and light are to use the things that attracted our attention as babies. Beautiful things. Still to be enjoyed. You are NEVER too old to be young.

There are other interesting photographs in here: Rock & rollers including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Gregg Allman, Dave Mason & more. Celebrities including Elliott Gould, Sara Rue, Jason lee, Beau Bridges and morew. Portraits, black & whites, cool places, weird places and even stranger things.

Please, take a look around. Enjoy your stay.

And remember, if you had to say “smile”, you missed the shot.


Yael Korin


In Yael's own words, "I am intrigued by the complexity of the light and shapes reflected by the water's surface, as well as by what can be seen when light penetrates the surface, revealing the forms, colors and textures that exists in the space below.

When out with my camera, I seek inspiration from the surrounding environment. I look for combinations of texture, color, shape and composition that may work as foundations for finished photographs. 

Every photograph is from a single exposure; there are no combined images or software filters. i work with selective cropping as well as manipulations of color, saturation and contrast. 

I live in Los Osos. like many others, i was drawn to the beauty of the central coast, and am fortunate to call it my home."

Mary de Wilde


Mary de Wilde graduated from East Surrey College of Art and Design in

Surrey, England. After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, she studied ceramics at Glendale Community College and drawing and design at Los Angeles City College.

Mary’s interest in photography originally was to take visual notes for possible future paintings. Her favorite locations to work are the natural wonders and beauty of the Central Coast. Her work is representational, but sometimes she combines images which she calls her "Ghost Photos". She loves the textures of the natural world around her and refers to them as "Nature’s Fabric”. Her most recent exhibit was at Gallery Western in Los Angeles.

Dottie Phelps Visker

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Embrace life and enjoy the ride! You decide your life story! Happiness is your choice-so take it. Smile and people will smile back at you. 😍

Born in 1963, south Jersey. I was always busy creating as far back as I remember.
I am a self taught painter and but watched my Mom paint sometimes. I had several art classes in high school (that I loved) and oil painting class in college. I have done some smaller classes off and on for watercolor painting and jewelry making. However it wasn't until 2005 when I had breast cancer that I wanted to express myself and leave my mark on the world. I did drawings, watercolors, acrylics painting, card making and jewelry making. I started selling my jewelry in local boutiques and spas in 2006 in the Bay Area, Je T'aime Paris. In 2009 I was in full swing doing acrylic painting, especially abstract. 2014 knocked down with diagnosis of cancer left breast, but after a month, and returned from christmas holiday, the confirmed cancer mass was gone! It was my Christmas Miracle, documented in my chart at UC Davis Cancer Center.

In my backyard I get inspiration-Colors in the flowers, sky and birds. I like to paint outside and inside. I adore the sunshine and have to be in a sunny room near the window. Hopefully I am wearing something new-it always seems to inspire me. Or is it that I'm already inspired and that's why I went shopping and bought something new to wear because I'm happy?

I hope this art will enliven your surroundings and make many sensations! Enjoy and live life to the fullest. Dottie.

Jerry de Wilde


Jerry, aka "Dok," was born on January 1st, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, where he lived until he left to attend college at Columbia University in 1955. After graduating Columbia with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1959, he moved west to Los Angeles in the spring of 1960. He then enrolled in the Theater Academy at Los Angeles City College to study acting, directing and producing. In 1964, after appearances in several plays and a few TV shows, he was introduced to fine art photographer Robert Frank.

In the fall of 1966 he moved into a small cabin in Big Sur to simplify his life and emerged the next spring to work in production on the Monterey Pop Festival. Using "The Farm" as a home base, he traveled around the country and Europe photographing Art Happenings, Love-Ins, Anti-War demonstrations, and the Counter Culture of the late 60's and early 70's.

He met his wife Mary in London, England, and they were married in late 1969 in Los Angeles. Their daughter, Autumn, was born in 1970 in Woodstock, NY and son Jacob was born in Los Angeles in 1973.

In 1992 he was invited to be an associate professor of fine art photography at Woodbury University where he taught for 7 years. Most recently he has been photographing and printing large and medium format black and white abstract landscapes shot mostly in the American Southwest and Scotland.

Mark Clark


I'm self-educated in my art, it results from experimentation and reading, failing and trying again. I love the joy of trying new ideas and the new insights that comes with successes and failures. It's the "happy accidents" and new materials that allow me to really add movement to my sculptures.

Creativity has been the guiding constant of my whole life, whether it is building wooden chairs for the front porch, a playhouse for my grandkids, painting a watercolor, working on a drawing over coffee, or, especially, working on a sculpture in my studio, I strive to always be creative and to show others the power and joy of creativity.

I also try to show the wonder and magnificence of nature in my work and I hope you can see that when you look at what I’ve made.

Above all, I hope you enjoy the movement and color I strive to put into each piece.

Walter Saul

Composer & Pianist

Walter's mission as a composer is to create musical icons, windows of sonic light, that ushers listeners into the presence of Jesus Christ and reveal a little of His heavenly glory to us.

Walter has 6 CD's avaliable in Gallery at Marina Square!

Jeremy Baker


Whether a scenic landscape, a star filled night, the story kept by rural and urban decay, or trying to reveal the soul of a person through making their portrait, I am in constant search for the beauty life holds. And with this search, I find it difficult to fit my photography into one photographic genre. 

In the creation of my art, I use several different types of cameras, but nothing connects me to the spirit of the photographic process like shooting film. I find the beauty of the cameras and their use as much a part of my craft as developing the film and seeing the image to print. To me, my film images have a soul all of their own. 

It is truly a pleasure to be able o share with you, a glimpse of the world through my eyes. 

Christina Lievanos

Hand Made & Wire-Wrapped Jewelry


Christina has been creating and selling Jewelry throughout the United States for many years. Her skill with wire is readily apparent - you can see the tremendous quality and detail in all of her work. Christina is featuring her work in both the Upper and Lower Galleries here in Gallery at Marina Square!

Aris Zavitsanos

Photography & Digital Mixed Media

They say Space is the final frontier but the mind and imagination can take you further than the depths of space ...

Space has always been so fascinating to me and has influenced my art throughout the years. My inspiration started in Crete Greece, when I saw a street artist making a beautiful space scene using spray-paint. The different techniques the artist used surprised me. When he finished he turned his spray can upside down and made a comet, the spark to my inspiration. When I returned back to my home in Pacific Grove CA, I spent hours upon hours trying to re-create the Greek artist’s style and I eventually succeeded. That wasn't enough, I wanted to do more, so I took more and more art classes and eventually got into AP art where my teacher, Mr. Kelly, pushed me to try new techniques and mediums. I am grateful Mr. Kelly did so because I would have never found my niche. My art is a mixture of the photographs gathered from friends and family and my different adventures along with lots of time on a tablet with Photoshop. Once I manifest my idea on the computer I print it out on canvas or watercolor paper and add acrylics with gloss varnish. This saturates and brings the highlights out allowing me to control the focus of each art piece. My art is always evolving and I am working on some new techniques right now; I hope to share my results with you soon!

Duane Laurabee

Mixed Media Painting

Duane is a painter in various media and paints wonderful landscapes both in the representational style and abstract style.

Duane lives in Santa Ynez. Welcome aboard Duane!

Suzanne Leon

Acrylic Painting

Suzanne paints still life, nature and Landscapes. She uses acrylic paints to create amazing, beautiful paintings of our wonderful Central Coast and the fantastic life within it!

Suzanne's paintings can be found in our Upper Gallery! 

Suzanne lives here in Morro Bay.

Craig Harrill

Acrylic, Oil, Pen and Ink and more

Craig B. Harrill is a teacher in the central valley with deep family ties to Morro Bay. He has done several murals, and many sets and backgrounds for theater productions.

“I love to surf, and the ocean has cradled me in her arms for over 50 years now. I paint scenes, or draw images, that evoke emotions. I enjoy doing different types of medias and I am always wanting someone to look at my work and say “Aaah” or “hmmm?”

“I do portraits, murals, commissions, sculpture, charcoals, oils, acrylics, inks and I also make spirit bags out of Deer Leather.”

Craig lives in Exeter California, his artwork can be found in our Upper Gallery!!

Marjorie Zlotowitz


There’s plenty of evidence that since the rise of humankind, we’ve been making art. For lack of a cave wall, my first masterpiece, a maroon Crayola giraffe, was executed on the upholstery of a new piece of furniture. My mother assured me that was when I began suffering for my art.

Ever since we humans figured out how to string stones and bones, we’ve adorned ourselves with things we find aesthetically pleasing. I got in on that action after a half-century of drawing and painting. Now, I view jewelry-making as 3-dimensional painting. I love the colors, shapes, and textures of natural stones, various metals, and vintage beads. The breathtaking beauty of the Central Coast provides endless inspiration. If you share my obsession with shiny, sparkly, and natural things, please have a look. If you make a purchase, you'll be supporting Alzheimer's and cancer research. Wear my jewelry in good health!

Ryan Carroll

Paper Cutting Artwork.

Paper-cutting  is the art of cutting paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles.

Ryan lives in Santa Maria. 

Melanie Peterson

Jewelry & Photography

Melanie creates incredible jewelry using local materials and local photography! Come on by to Gallery at Marina Square to see more!

Carlo Christian


© Carlo Christian

Artist Statement
From a young age, I have been in love with the craft and art of photography. I was fortunate to work as a commercial printer in two prestigious photo labs, as well as, an assistant photographer in a high-end fashion studio. Today I work as a chemist and own a small studio and photography business.
My interest in history, both natural and human, informs my choice of photographic subjects. My favorite mentor taught me when outdoors nature tells us about relationships, the cycles of life and matter, organic and inorganic: “just look around and listen.” This lesson still inspires my photographic vision.
I love revisiting deserted buildings, farms, ranches and junk yards over time as they return to nature—the sacred circle. These abandoned places whisper stories of our ancestor’s dreams and lives when we take the time to look and listen. My ambition is to share those impressions.

Alison Salome


Secret Grove © Alison Salome

Oh, to walk where the ocean kisses the land!! To have my feet in the sand while the surf surges over them and swirls around my ankles - this is pure bliss. If only I could capture this feeling and share it with you!

I have always felt that I belong on the California Coast, where I can hear the ocean and taste the salt in the air. My images bring to life the sand, the sea, the playful otters, the majestic pelicans, or a dramatic sunset over the ocean.

Most of my photographs are from the area between Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo, although occasional road trips to the North provide images from the Mendocino area.

Thank you for viewing my photographs. I hope that they bring you the feeling of having your feet in the sand.
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Jane Wells Nelson


Bowl © Jane Wells Nelson

Jane Wells Nelson lives in Templeton and creates unique porcelain pottery.
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Linda Hill

Jewelry and Glass

Pocket Vase © Linda Hill

Linda Hill lives in Los Osos and creates glass and jewelry pieces.
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Susan Manbeian

Mixed Media

Sunrise © Susan Menbeian

“Bright, lively and fun is how I would describe my works of melted crayon, watercolor, and cut and torn painted paper. They are meant to delight the eye and bring a smile to one’s face.”

Susan Manbeian has made a life long study of art and education. She is a graduate of Dominican University and UC Berkeley, in the field of Art, and did post graduate work in Art at the University of London. She recently retired to Pismo Beach after 25 years as an art teacher in the public schools in Alameda County.

In addition to teaching Art, Susan was the Art’s Chair for the Fremont Unified School District, and (northern area) President for the California Arts Education Association. Among her many distinguished awards, in 2010 she was named Art Educator of the Year for the State of California.

Susan remains an arts advocate today and is working with the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation to bring the arts back to public education on the Central Coast. Susan’s artwork has won numerous awards and has been shown in many group and two-man shows throughout the Bay Area.
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Linda Richardson

Stained Glass

Crane © Linda Richardson

Linda has lived in Morro Bay and worked as a professional land surveyor on the Central Coast since the mid 1980’s and loves the profession. Surveying will always be her first love. However, Linda felt she needed a hobby so she taught herself stained glass from a book. After taking her first class years later she found out just how much she didn’t know.

Linda says she tends to jump into things with both feet so her first large project was a 2.5' x 3.5' dragon with two babies hatching from eggs beneath her. It’s still her favorite. A friend offered to buy it but she didn’t want to sell it so she made one for her to her size specifications. Since then Linda has filled all her windows (and most of her friends’) with colorful stained glass art.

Linda has donated pieces to scholarship and Wounded Warriors auctions and California Land Surveyors Association chapter barbeques as well as various other fund raisers.
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Spanky Anderson

Acrylic & Oil

Cloudburst © Spanky Anderson

Spanky grew up in Georgia and learned to draw and paint at an early age. He later traveled the south and exhibited his artwork of the southern landscape. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BA in Art, where he was awarded two Permanent Collection awards from Peter Augustini, a world renowned sculptor from New York, and internationally known painter Donald Cooper. Upon graduation, Spanky began his career as a graphic designer and colorist with a major carpet and textile manufacturer.

In the mid-seventies Spanky accepted a designer colorist position in Southern California where he continued to paint and pursue his love of the local land and seascape.

Most recently Spanky has moved to the Morro Bay area where he says “My peripheral vision of the central coast virtually dictates the color palette and brushstrokes onto my canvas.”
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Louise Luthi

Ink Wash and Graphite

Queen 2 © Louise Luthi

Louise Luthi is an artist with expertise in printmaking, drawing, and painting. Her work can be described as a fusion of observation and revelation; through her feeling for light and atmosphere she imbues the visible with evidence of things not seen.

The “Heads,” drawn from the kings and queens of the Royal Portal of Chartres, represent a current study inquiring into the visual expression of the gracious transforming power of the Holy Spirit in broken but still living stones.

The “Late Afternoon Landscapes” were drawn on her parents’ property in the hills west of Templeton. Years ago Louise discovered in these bright hills with their massive dark oaks and lithe bay laurels the timeless joy of drawing and returns to them again and again.

Louise received her BA from UC Santa Barbara in printmaking and art history and an MFA in printmaking from Yale University School of Art. Her prints are in the collections of Washington University, Purdue University, UC Riverside, and ten US embassies around the world. She has taught all her working life at all levels from college to kindergarten and in many different settings.

Louise’s favorite artists: Delacroix, Matisse, Michelangelo, the great Venetian masters, Rembrandt, Hopper and Klee. Louise’s favorite poetry: The Psalms, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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Alexandra S. Iorio

Iconic Paintings on Stone

Madonna & Child © Alexandra S. Iorio

Alexandra S. Iorio is “Zamba Arts.” Zamba Arts provides handmade religious icons for homes and hearts around the globe. The goal is to enhance a spiritual experience, to help in creating a connection for miraculous intervention, or simply complement that place for quiet prayer in the home. Alexandra creates the images on stone, in of itself representing the spiritual and earthly creation. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
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Lisa Kanofsky

Mixed Media & Jewelry 

© Lisa Kanofsky

Lisa Kanofsky is a California native. She has an A.A. degree in fashion design from Brooks college in Long Beach, California This is where she discovered her affinity for textiles, textile design, silk ainting and fashion accessories. She also holds a B.A degree in liberal arts from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California.

Having lived in Europe and Africa broadened her aesthetic scope and palette. Always influenced by her surroundings, she draws inspiration from the beauty of nature and urban landscapes.

In 2011, Lisa created an online shop featuring her tiny art pieces and her “tiny tableau pendants.” This collection now includes rings and earrings. These are created from portions of original mixed media paintings and are secured under a glass cabochon. Each piece is an original work signed by the artist.
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Geoffery Rowe

Graphic Art 

Bixby Creek Bridge © Geoffery Rowe

Geoffery Rowe has a BFA in Communication Design with an emphasis on Illustration. He’s been working in the fast-paced world of advertising for over ten years as a commercial artist.

Living on the Central Coast of California has inspired his new collection of digital illustrated art which is influenced by the poster designs of the early 20th century.

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Mark Allen

Oil Based Enamel

Prefumo Canyon Road © Mark Allen

I have always painted for myself. Painting is how I explore the world around me and express how I perceive it. Art and science may seem mutually exclusive in today's world, but it wasn't always thus, and I strive to revive art as a scientific instrument. I find painting and drawing to be powerful tools in teaching us to see what's all around us – through the simple act of following an amazing line or pattern into infinity.
 I've always viewed my paintings as entries in my journal – part of my reference library that reminds me of where I've been and how I saw the world, which often leads to what's next. I had never considered selling my art – until I discovered giclée  reproductions. They can so precisely replicate the original, I feel I have as full-dimensional a “journal entry” as ever.
 I judge a painting by its ability to always please me, and, even better, to be an ongoing source of discovery and rediscovery.
 I hope this is what you'll find in my collection of paintings and giclée prints.
Mark Allen resides in Los Osos, California.

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