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I have always been interested in art, oil painting in the old masters style in particular. It is so exciting working with oils because of their rich colors and the way the paint can be pushed over the canvas until I capture the picture I envision. By mixing my own vibrant colors, I’m able to use a limited pallet. Because oils are slow drying, they are a more forgiving medium to work with. I take my own photographs as a reference for my artwork but do not limit myself to painting exactly like the photo. Using my creativity enables me to paint a more pleasing composition. I appreciate the beauty in everything from lighthouses, landscapes and a still life to the smallest details of ordinary items and the unusual shapes of things around me in everyday life. It’s those details that I love to capture on canvas. My goal is to create paintings that viewers can identify with whether it reminds them of a favorite place they’ve visited or triggers a fond memory from the past.
My oil painting started out as a hobby but has grown over the years, and I feel very fortunate to have great art teachers. One of my teachers is Brenda Berg who teaches art at UCSC. The other teacher is Lloyd Turner, architect, inventor, watercolorist, who taught drawing at the San Jose State and much more.
"I am a Sunday afternoon potter, who loves glazes, and the process of creating in clay. My current passion is to develop sparkling luster glazes that enhance my sculptural and sprigged ceramic work. Asian themes, especially Quan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and sea mist figures of a neoclassical style are subjects of my current work."
Maurice Walcott, Woodcarver
All along, I have kept my hands involved with arts by remodeling a series of my own homes, and doing woodworking, drawing, and painting. Carving became an obsession in the mid-90’s, focusing initially on NW Indian totem images based on my interest in Anthropology. Developing my own carving style has resulted in a variety of wood sculptures ranging from realistic fauna and buildings, to the fanciful.
Another of my passions is scrimshaw, the traditional medium of carved images on ivory. Despite my use of all legal ivory sources, these pieces are not usually displayed for sale due to valid sensitivity on environmental issues, which I fully support.
Thomas Goodson, Silversmith
Thomas Goodson has been creating sterling silver jewelry for the last 15 years. Thom studied ironwork at Salem College, in West Virginia, in the late 70’s, and worked as the Village Smithy at Fort New Salem from 1977 to 1980. With a degree in Chemistry, Thom laid his hammer down and went to work in the pharmaceutical industry, but the love of working with metal never left. Thom met his wife, Jane Lewis, and moved to San Diego, California, in 1996. There he taught himself jewelry making, using the old blacksmithing skills, and seeking new skills through books and mentors.
Patricia E. Keefe
is the universal communicator,
From ancient wall drawings and carvings,
To the graffiti on our city walls,
It tells us about the past and
Where we are today.
I am sharing a little of the present
Through my sculptures and painting,
Some very serious and
Others pleasing to the eye,
Patricia Keefe is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco. She received her B.A. in Art and her M.A. in Sculpture and fine Arts. Her work has been described as surreal, whimsical and metaphoric, each piece described as one of a kind. Whether the work hangs on the wall or stands free, she continually experiments with new ideas and material. She is actively involved with the Coastal Arts League, The Sculptor's Guild, The Women's Caucus for Art and several other art organizations.
Linda Curtis, Watercolorist
Linda L. Curtis www.paintingsbylindacurtis.us
It may seem cliché, but the older I become, the faster time seems to pass. My work is an attempt to encapsulate moments that will never be repeated in exactly the same way. My background is as an acrylic painter which was my chosen medium in art school. About 10 years ago I discovered watercolor, and without taking a class, I joyfully began experimenting. Now water-media are my focus, since I believe I can capture the transitory nature of my subjects by using techniques which are available to me primarily in these media. Glazing is a technique I use frequently in order to give vibrancy and glow to my subjects. I enjoy hard edge in juxtaposition to areas of “wet on wet”. I believe my fascination with color intensity is a counterbalance to being raised in the gray “coal region” of Pennsylvania. The act of painting is meditative for me, and often results in a painting which engenders a peaceful feeling in others. That feeling is my intent. email@example.com
Kendra Klauber Davis - Mixed Media
Kendra Klauber Davis, a resident of Moss Beach for 30 years, has been an artist all of her life. Sculpture, painting, pine needle basketry, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics and photography are Just some of the media she works in. Kendra has been an award winning artist for most of her career including the San Mateo County Star Arts Award, Grumbacher Gold Medal in Painting, Numerous Best in Show Awards and Gold Medals. Sushiart54@gmail.com
Letty and Mal Dolmatz attending an opening in the Arabella Decker Gallery
Alexandra Dolmatz invites you to enter her world of art where she has lived most of her life. The University of California at Los Angeles provided her training, however, her learning did not stop after graduation. Constant growth and experimentation is a lifelong process for her.
Watercolors, acrylics, oils, stained glass and photography have provided exciting mediums in which to create, and recently Dolmatz has been investigating the computer as a fine art tool. She derives her inspiration from her California home and from the many countries she has visited.