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Kendra K. Davis
Patricia E. Keefe
Margaret C. Graham
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.
"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."
Digital Panorama Photography by M.C. Graham
Though I have painted many subjects, my passion is nature, animals, specifically, both wild and domestic. I strive to catch the particular "expressions" of each individual as they convey their feelings in their posture, gesture and eyes. I want to express our need to preserve God's creatures before we, in our infinite wisdom, bring them to extinction. I am a signature member of the Society of Watercolor Artists. drrkaleidescapesart.com
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.
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
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
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.
In 2008, Thom joined an emerging pharmaceutical company, Pearl Therapeutics, in Redwood City. He chose Half Moon Bay as his new home, and Jane joined him in 2009, after retiring from a teaching career in San Diego City Schools. When Thom decided to participate in the Pumpkin Festival, Jane began designing beaded pieces to fill out their selection of jewelry art.
Barbara Grauke studied ceramics and glass design at the Tyler School of Art, at Temple University (BFA).
She and her husband own Moonside Bakery & Cafe on Main Street in Half Moon Bay, CA.
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.
California College of the Arts, Oakland, 2001 – 2005
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Major: Sculpture
Emphasis on Glass Casting
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington, 2002, 2003, 2008
Kiln casting with Susan Holland
Ladle Casting with John Lewis
Hot Casting with Nancy Blair
Nominated for Corning Award 2009