Gallery Artists

Duane Larabee


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

Jewelry


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. 

Sharon Sobraske

Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painter

I have always been an artist. If someone were to ask me how long I have been painting, I would say, "most of my life". I began as a child with crayons and pencil drawings and have painted either in my mind or on paper and canvas. A "perfect" day for me is a day spent painting.

I have studied with Robert Burridge, Roger Robinson, Tom Fong, John Barnard, Donna Zagatta, Eric Peterson, Jeanette Wolfe, Sally Tippman, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Dale Laitenin and many others.

I love to "experiment" so I have spent time exploring watercolors, acrylics, collage, mixed media and oil. There is nothing that I will not try and excel at! I have had paintings in numerous juried shows over the years and have work in several private collections. In 2010 I became a juried member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society and in 2013 I became a juried member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and won third place honors for my painting. I was also a juried resident artist in Studios on the Park in Paso
Robles, CA for several years.

It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy viewing my paintings as much as I have enjoyed painting them for you!

  



Joe Aleman

Crafter

Joe Aleman lives in Bakersfield and comes to the Central Coast once a month.  He does Letter Art—letter-tiles to put on a wooden holder so that people can spell out words and display them.


Carlo Christian

Photography


© 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

Photography

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.

www.alisonsalome.artistwebsites.com
www.facebook.com/AlisonSalomePhotography
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Jane Wells Nelson

Ceramics

Bowl © Jane Wells Nelson

Jane Wells Nelson lives in Templeton and creates unique porcelain pottery.
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Helia Shafa

Jewelry

Necklace © Helia Shafa

Helia Shafa is an artist who loves to create handcrafted jewelry using symmetry and mathematics. She uses natural minerals and gemstones in all her designs. Nature comes in many forms and she loves to use what the earth has provided. As a Virgo she has love and passion for art, she sees her art analytically and balances her work using patterns from nature.
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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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Ingrid Brink

Watercolor

Ebb Tide © Ingrid Brink

Ingrid Brink and her husband Jan live in Baywood Park on the Central Coast and part time on the Big Island of Hawaii. The interplay of land, sea and sky of these two places in paradise with their amazing colors and textures provide ever-changing inspiration.

Brink is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and has taught as an Artist-in-Residence for 23 years. Ingrid embraces Paul Klee’s belief that “Art does not reproduce what we see, rather, it makes us see.”

www.ingridbrink.com
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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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Marc Genet

Acrylic

Ocean Land 5 © Marc Genet

The act of creativity is a lesson in letting go, to let the art create itself, the rhythm, spontaneity must grow itself, all the Artist does is start the process, start the basic beat, working in terms of color and design the physiological reaction to the concept of aesthetics. That being said, it is all so important for the Artist to create artifacts, real tactile objects, to have a concrete form in front of you completes the communication, expression.

In my work, painting and dripping are pretty much a meditation, I get blinded in the process of the flow. I’m never afraid to jump into new ideas, there are no mistakes.

www.facebook.com/MarcGenetFineArtist
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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.

Online Portfolio:
www.geofferyrowe.com
www.dribbble.com/GeofferyRowe
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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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Carole McDonald

Fabric—Felted Bags

Felted Purse © Carole McDonald

Carole is a native Californian who loves to create felted bags and “ibags” to display and sell at the gallery. She is also a self taught oil painter, and she moved to the Central Coast in 2009 to pursue acrylics and water mixable oils.

“As a former Disney Imagineer, working at the happiest place on earth where art was everywhere and discussed every day, my imagination soared. More vibrant colors came to mind along with a general tranquil feeling… Little did I know I would retire to the happiest city in America. Small World.”
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Linda Loebs

Acrylic 

Ocean and Sky © Linda Loebs

Art is not new me. As a child I remember crawling behind our couch to draw on the wall a whole village of circle people. My skills have come a long way since my wall drawings, but the passion is still there. I love to paint, to create, to watch as an image appears. It’s always exciting to me to see how colors come together on my canvas, and my art reflects this love of color.

While painting is not new to me, being in a gallery is a new experience. I’m so excited to join the many talented artists at Gallery at Marina Square. I have two degrees in art: an AA in Fine Art from Cuesta College and a BS in Art and Design from Calpoly. Since gaining my degrees this is the first time I’ve been able to dedicate myself to my fine art and I’m looking forward to where it takes me.
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Mike Swanberg

Music 

Mike Swanberg, performing
at a Gallery at
Marina Square reception.
Mike Swanberg is Gallery at Marina Square’s “resident musician.” Mike sings and plays his guitar at all of our receptions, and he sells his CD’s at the gallery.


Dan Morris

Photography

Hawk Late Afternoon © Dan Morris

Dan Morris is a local photographer who lives in Los Osos.

Jeff Odell

Oil

Main Street © Jeff Odell

Jeff Odell has pursued the “truth of color” for more than 30 years on the Central California Coast, painting rural/urban landscapes, seascapes, portraits and figures, interior studies, and “anything that will sit long enough to serve as a subject.” He has created public artwork within the City of Morro Bay, including two “Art Cans” (large concrete trash cans turned into murals); one is located at the top of the Centennial Stairway, next to Dorn’s Breakers Café, the other is at 845 Embarcadero. He has a large mural on the north wall of the Backstage Salon, located at 960 Main Street, and he has also worked with school children to create a large painting on canvas, which hangs in the multi-purpose room at Del Mar Elementary School in north Morro Bay.

A major influence for Jeff was his experience in the painting studio of nationally recognized painter and Professor Emeritus Wilbur Niewald, who taught that the only way to get at the visual truth of color is to work directly from nature.

Sarah DeLong

Watercolor

Early Morning in Morro Bay by Sarah K. DeLong


Sarah DeLong moved to Morro Bay at the end of 2011 after living in Grinnell, Iowa. Watercolor has been her medium of choice for over 24 years. She is in her element painting by a mountain stream or painting a boat in a harbor. In recent years painting people has been an interest of hers. Sarah loves the glowing transparent colors you get with watercolor and has developed a loose realistic style.

Sarah is a signature member of the Iowa watercolor Society and has won a 1st, a 3rd and two 5th place ribbons in their Annual Jury Show. She has exhibited in many shows in California, Minnesota and Iowa.

Bill Sima

Photography

@ Bill Sima

Bill Sima is a local orthopaedic surgeon who has been practicing in Templeton for twenty years. Growing up in Hawaii inspired his passion for photography. He primarily captures pictures of the coastline. Each picture is digitally enhanced to reflect the beauty of the central coast. Bill travels frequently to places like Costa Rica and Belize for missionary work. Besides doing photography he enjoys kite boarding, flying, tennis and bike riding. He also volunteers his time to his local church and to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department Flying Samaritans for humanitarian medical aide in the aero squadron.

Virginia Mack

Watercolor

Untitled © Virginia Mack

Virginia Mack is a native Californian. She has been exploring and savoring the wild lands of the state throughout her life. She has been living on the Central Coast for 10 years. She is a part-time instructor at both Allan Hancock College and Cuesta College in the fine arts departments.

Virginia, along with her late husband John, also an artist, has spent endless hours exploring the back roads of San Luis Obispo County seeking those bits of landscape that are visually stimulating. Virginia works primarily in watercolors and mixed media and is a colorist at heart. She builds most of her pieces in a wet-on-wet process (wet watercolor paints on wet watercolor paper) resolving the pieces as the paper slowly dries. She creates the forms with rich colors that she plays off against contrasting colors thereby subduing them while preserving their presence in layers of color. She often mixes the watercolor process with work using colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.

Virginia received her education in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taken additional classes at The California College of Arts and Crafts and in independent workshops.

Jarien de Ham

Chinese Brush Painting

Swallows in Willows © Jarien de Ham

Jarien de Ham has lived on the Central Coast since 1974 with her husband, Gerald, and has raised two sons here. Her interest in art began as a child, then on to a BA from UCSB, working as an artist from home, followed by classes in Chinese painting and calligraphy at Cuesta College in the early 2000’s. This added to a lifelong interest in Asian culture from martial arts to Zen Buddhism leading, naturally to study at an art academy in Hangzhou, China. It is ever a challenge to master traditional techniques as well as push the boundaries of spontaneity. The climate and locale of the Central Coast continues to inspire and feed the need to express landscapes and forms with an Asian feel.

Thomas Mackenzie Brown

Ceramics

Blue Crystalline Vase © Thomas Mackenzie Brown 

Thomas Mackenzie Brown received a BFA Degree in Art with specialization in technical ceramics from California State University at Long Beach.

In 1983, Thomas studied crystalline glaze development with little direction as there was little experience or documentation published on the subject of crystals. Working with crystalline glazes quickly became his passion.

Thomas has been an Art Instructor in California during the past 16 years. He is currently working on his post graduate degree in technical ceramics and glaze calculations. His constant endeavor in the subject of ceramics is to produce new, exciting colors and versions of crystalline glazed pieces that are well made, beautiful to look at and help add value to the understanding of form as it relates to crystalline and other glazes.

Nina S. Litvinoff

Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor

Angry Bear © Nina S. Litvinoff

Nina Litvinoff studied art at a very early age with her father. Both could be seen sketching and painting on the Morro Bay Embarcadero, or other coastal areas, with Nina's mother by their side. Nina later graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and obtained a credential to teach art from CSUN. Nina sketches, paints with oil, acrylic or watercolor.

A native of the Central Coast, Nina enjoys sketching subject matter on the spot, in the open air. Nina likes to sketch scenes that evoke fantasy and the whimsical in her very detailed works of ships, Coastal scenes with peaceful bays, otters and seals basking in the sun with their pups in tangles of seaweed, boats moored and Victorian homes, to mention a few.

Nina enjoys commissioned paintings, sketches or other assignments utilizing fantasy and her imagination.

Beth Sargent

Photography

Sunrays Through the Pier © Beth Sargent

Beth has a love for nature’s beauty and mystery. The vision that she sees when she looks through the lens of her camera is a world of wonder. She shares that wonder of nature with everyone through her photography.

Beth says that the Central Coast of California has beauty like no other. It is rich with wildlife and beautiful views. Though Beth’s photography takes her to many wonderful places, the Central Coast of California is her home and she feels blessed to live here.

Beth’s interest in photography started in the 1970’s while in college. In time, her interest grew into a passion that really shines through her award winning photography of today.

Her work is shown worldwide. Her passion is photographing nature for all to enjoy.

http://BethSargentImages.com

Diane Miller

Glass

Hen salt and pepper shaker © Diane Miller

If you attend local craft events you have watched Diane Miller improve over the last 25 years. Her medium is pyrex glass. She starts with rods and tubing and works over a small bench torch. She melds, fuses, cajoles and defines her original pieces. The rods and tubing become earrings, scent bottles, ornaments, salt and pepper shakers. Diane is also a watercolor painter. Cartooning is her muse. She is sure to keep a watercolor journal of her travels and life's notable events. Diane is a native of the Central Coast and lives in Morro Bay with her husband, Ed, who is also a glass blower.

www.luckyducksglass.com
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Don Doubledee

Graphite, Pen and Ink, Colored Pencil

My Yen© Don Doubledee

Don Doubledee has been an Architect since 1982. Don has become known locally for portraits he has completed with graphite, color pencil or pen and ink.

His “Postcards of Amsterdam” began a number of series of what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches featuring line drawings he has completed while vacationing around the world. Now, his “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features detailed pencil drawings of Morro Bay’s waterfront.

James A. Crawford

Photography

Sailboats in the Fog #7 © James A. Crawford

Crawford’s interest in art began in high school and further developed at Orange Coast College where he majored in Architecture and minored in History and Art.

In 1966 while in Viet Nam, he purchased his first 35mm camera and with limited time, he was able to begin his craft. Upon his return to the States, Crawford lived and worked in Laguna Beach, Ca. pursuing an Architectural career while continuing to photograph and interacting with area artists. In 1976, James moved to San Luis Obispo to further his education at Cal Poly where he majored in Architecture and minored in Photography. James continues to further his photographic education through yearly workshops with varied Master Photographers. James Crawford’s work is a part of many private art collections.

www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/crawf/
www.flickr.com/photos/jacrawf/

Gregory Siragusa

Digital Photography

Stillness and Light © Gregory Siragusa

Gregory Siragusa is a digital photographer whose photographs capture a variety of subject matter representing nature, performance and architecture.

Greg presents his photographs to the viewer and marvels how the context of each image is interpreted.

Having relocated to the Central Coast approximately 15 years ago, Greg is traveling constantly, perpetually refining his focus on nature, architecture, music and mood.

Greg’s photos focus on subjects that are subtle or commonplace to grand in nature.

Karen Peterson

Photography

Gas Station in Bodie © Karen Peterson

Karen’s interest in photography began when she received her first camera on her 9th birthday. After earning a B.S. in Recreation Administration her interest in photography was rekindled by her father’s gift of his old Ziess Contaflex 35mm SLR.

Karen began creating images using the Polaroid Image & Emulsion Transfer processes in the early 1990’s. She has also explored other photographic techniques including hand coloring traditional darkroom b&w and infrared prints, Polaroid SX-70 Manipulations and digital “hand coloring”.

Karen’s images have won numerous awards including the Central Coast Photographic Society’s juried fine art photography shows, the Mid-State Fair, San Mateo County Fair, KINSA, New Times & Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contests.

Alice Cahill

Photography

A Sense of Place © Alice Cahill

Alice Cahill is an award winning nature photographer. Her inspiration is the Earth – she is fascinated by it, and she believes in nature as a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life.

Alice’s photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines, including Outdoor California, Photographers Forum, Outdoor and Nature, and Oprah’s O Magazine.

Alice is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

www.senseofwonderphotography.com
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Ardella Swanberg

Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor

Bridal Veil © Ardella Swanberg

Ardella was raised in Garden Grove, California, lived in many locations, and relocated to the Central Coast 10 years ago. Ardella’s inspirations have been the subjects found in the many places she has lived—she now lives on a cattle ranch north of Cayucos.

Ardella received a BS in Art Education, from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she teaches art classes in Cayucos.

Deb Festa

Watercolor, Acrylic

Fantasy Garden © Deb Festa

Deb finds immense joy in capturing natures light, color and ever-changing moods in her refreshing watercolor and acrylic paintings. She is known for her vibrant color combinations.

Painting exclusively in watercolor since 1991, she added acrylic in 2007, and has become well known throughout the central coast, with local and international art lovers collecting her work.

In addition, Deb makes beautiful Rosary Beads.

Deb’s purpose is to capture and share the serenity and joy of nature – a serene refuge from the modern world. Deb lives in Los Osos, California with her husband Ray. They have two grown children, Stephanie and Isaiah.

www.DebFesta.net

Galen Griswold

Oil and Acrylic

Cayucos 2 © Galen Griswold

The dean of Galen’s graduate school suggested that along with a professional career one must find a connection with culture. For Galen, painting became that connection.

Galen studied with Ted Goerschner and Ted Christensen, and has also studied at Alameda College and San Francisco Art Institute.

His art has emerged through experimentation and a deep appreciation for the work of others.

Selling over a thousand art pieces, Galen’s collectors express appreciation for his use of color, vibrancy, and energy.

Gay McNeal

Fiber Art and Jewelry

Sevens © Gay McNeal

Gay’s love of textiles and the fiber arts started when her mother taught her to sew when she was ten years old.

Gay received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Interior and Textile Design from C.S.U. Long Beach. She continues to take classes in order to explore and experiment with all aspects of the fiber arts.

Gay possesses an appreciation of the multifaceted role that fiber has played in the art and material cultures of many ethnic societies, and her creative high comes from the actual process of trying out the multitude of techniques, both old and new available to textile artists today.

George William Asdel

Pen & Ink, Pencil, Watermedia


Artist Meets Bear © George W. Asdel

George was raised in Monterey Park, California, obtained an art education at East Los Angeles College, and C.S.U. Los Angeles and Fullerton, and now resides in Atascadero.

George has taught art at the Hibbs’ Cove Art Centre in Newfoundland, Canada, and at the Charles Paddock Zoo. He has owned art galleries, and his scenes of fishing villages have sold to collectors from around the world.

George is a member of the Central Coast Printmakers and OPAG. He enters art shows, helps in the schools, illustrates books and greeting cards, and involved in many other projects.

Gregory Stephen McIntosh

Gouache & Pastel

Magus © Gregory Stephen McIntosh

“Figurative and atmospheric expressions emerge in gouache, pastel, powdered pigment, ink and oil, as monotype and painting. The form and content are neither abstractions nor representations, not ornamental nor a likeness, but rather exist as reality unto themselves, providing perhaps a glimpse into that vital inner world of unrealizable dreams, Chimera.”
Gregory Stephen McIntosh

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Hope Myers

Watercolor & Jewelry

Chub © Hope Myers

Hope Myers is an award-winning artist who paints watercolors and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry in her "An Artist's Garden" studio in Los Osos, California. She began to work with art forms as a child and continued her interests through a B.A. degree in Wisconsin with a minor in Art History.

In California, Hope has extended her fine arts studies through academic classes at Cal Poly, and through professional workshops with Robert Reynolds, Helmuth Wegner, Kolan Peterson, Tom Lynch, and others.

Her primary medium is transparent watercolor. Using vibrant colors in sometimes unusual combinations; in clean and at times simple settings, she emphasizes her love for the beauty
of living things and outdoor scenes that can brighten our lives.

Jack McNeal

Photography

Shark Inlet © Jack McNeal

I have always been a wanderer. As a child I would explore the hills around our home in Highland Park, CA. Later after we moved to Long Beach, I would explore the salt flats and dunes of dredging spoil near the San Gabriel River and Alamitos Bay. A few years later I had a small boat and spent days on Alamitos Bay. Around this time, I began to photograph during my explorations. Not many years after that I started to dive. This led to a series of home made underwater camera cases and participation in underwater photo exhibitions.

My explorations continue to the present with a clear bias toward the sea. I attempt to capture my love of water while hiking, cycling and paddling canoes and kayaks.

Nona Jane Siragusa

Oil Painting and Mixed Media

Grigori Angel © Nona Jane Siragusa

Plein-air artist, Nona Jane Siragusa’s landscape and seascape paintings in oil capture the clear and intense light of the Central Coast. Among California’s Impressionist-inspired painters, Nona Jane is trained to paint “en plein-air” or out-of-doors.

Nona Jane also paints various types of Angels using different kinds of paper, cloth, paint, inks, and varnish—a collage and photomontage of other mediums.

When asked why she paints angels, Jane has said, “I believe that Angels move among us and encourage us along in life by their will and intellect. I can feel them invisibly directing my actions.”

www.nonajanestudio.com

Patricia Newton

Oil

Simple Pleasures © Pat Newton

As a child gazing into the dreamy landscapes painted by a favorite aunt, I decided early on that I wanted to explore painting in oils! Although raising a family and a career slowed this goal down a bit, I continued to pursue lifelong dreams and began to paint. I have been painting with oils for over thirty years now.

A career brought me to what became my second love... the Central Coast of California! I planted roots, worked hard, painted when time permitted and raised a family. I have been a resident of the Central Coast for over 25 years and paint whenever there is a spare moment!

I love to paint with lots of fine layers (glazing) to give each piece that translucent effect. There are endless skies, sea and hillsides to fill the heart of an artist.

My hopes and dreams are that each work of art I produce goes to a happy and loving home, because it feels a tiny bit of my soul goes with it.

www.artbypatricia.com