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| ||Anne Jackson |
My name is Anne Jackson and I am a mixed media artist. I work with a broad range of materials such as stained glass, shells, stone, tile, metal, and anything else which inspires me. Working with mixed media can be technically challenging, but I find that the challenges foster a great deal of creativity and become a source of inspiration for me as I complete each piece.
My work is rooted in the nature and the landscapes of my hometown of San Diego. Each piece is an expression of my own passions and joy, and I hope that you, by viewing my work, can feel and experience the same emotions I felt while I was creating it.
| ||Bill Riley, Sculptor/Woodworker |
San Diego by the U.S. Navy, Bill has been at the coast ever since. Living happily
in Ocean Beach, CA, the beach lifestyle is a primary influence in Bill’s series
of surf sculpture: iconic surfers on period boards, as well as Tiki art. In
addition, he has experimented with various sculptural forms, human, feline, and
architectural, in often daring applications. He creates busts, torsos, and
bas-reliefs as well as planters in many exciting shapes and finishes. He is
available for custom commissions and can hand build from photographs, live
models, and sketches that can then be executed in ceramic or wood.
to creating art for art’s sake, I also incorporate my creativity and fine
craftsmanship into the home repair and restoration business I share with my
wife and partner Candy. Building custom
garden furniture, gates, and arbors, I am a versatile artist/craftsman and love
My artwork is
currently on display at the Surfindian Gallery in Pacific Beach, CA, the
California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA, Chicweed Gallery on South Cedros in
Solana Beach, and in private and international collections.
| ||Cher Pendarvis |
with a child's fascination with art, Cher graduated from college with a BFA
with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art, specializing in painting and
printmaking. Today she enjoys working with watercolor, pencil, pen-and-ink,
pastel, acrylics, and digital media. Her work has been exhibited in group
exhibitions and individual shows, and can be found in private collections in
the United States and overseas. Cher is the author of The Photoshop and Painter
Artist Tablet Book, Creative Techniques in Digital Painting and all editions of
The Painter Wow! Book.
work reflects Pacific Coast roots. I paint real places, based on studies done
on location, not to imitate nature, but to express a personal vision. I am
passionate about light and color in nature and how these properties affect
| ||Christine Calvano |
I was introduced
to Intaglio Print/Etching by my sister, who was an art student at Chico State. All it took was one try and I was delighted
to see nature’s perfection imprinted on paper.
From then on, I was addicted and inspired by natural landscape and still
life settings. I have been printing now
for over 12 years and enjoy it more than ever. Other mediums that I explore are fine silver
jewelry making, watercolor and drawing.
I have had the
pleasure of taking first place award at the Del Mar Fair Fine Art Exhibit and
special award from San Diego County Printmakers Association. It has been a great and fortunate experience
to share an exhibit many times with such creative and talented artists.
| ||Donna Napolitan |
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, I was influenced at a young age by my grandfather who taught me how to use tools and inspired me to see the possibilities an every scrap heap! Creativity has played an important role in my life and led me to San Diego in 1981, where I earned a degree in Theatre Arts from SDSU. Largely self-taught, I pursued my passion for pottery which eventually led to my interest in mosaic work. I am thrilled to have found a way to incorporate my love of re-purposed objects into my pottery and mosaic creations. Inspired by the colors and textures found in nature, I do both indoor and outdoor (garden) mosaics and pottery. A perfectionist at heart, working with clay and glass has taught me to embrace the Japanese aesthetic of “Wabi-sabi,” in my work, learning to see the beauty of things imperfect.
La Dolce Vita Clay and Glassworks
| ||Donna K. Pikus |
Donna Kay is passionate about her subject matter, fish. Her juicy wet, vividly pigmented acrylics of Koi fish look as if they're about to swim off the canvas. Donna is a master Gyotaku painter who has been invited to teach workshops on this Oriental technique in the San Diego area. These paintings have an antique quality. Think of fossils in stone but full of lively color.
Donna was one of the founders of the Point Loma Artists and remains very active in the many activities of the group. She leads and organizes group shows in alternative spaces around San Diego where she and the group sell many fine art pieces.
| ||Jean Silva |
After retiring from a 30-year career as a graphics artist with the Federal Government, I am enjoying being a mixed media artist, experimenting with new materials and techniques. Nature is very important to me since so much of my inspiration and energy comes from it. I try to spend as much time as I can painting in Idyllwild, an artists’ community located in the San Jacinto mountains and also at Lake Almanor, a mountain retreat in northern California. My style is representational, painting landscapes and the figure. After taking an exciting mixed media collage workshop from the Southern artist Carrie Burns Brown, I now am discovering the excitement of new combinations of materials, continuing with nature themes but gravitating also to the abstract and nonrepresentational. I am active with the San Diego Watercolor Society, the Point Loma Artists and several artists’ crtique groups.
| ||Joanne Newman |
a Point Loma native, I am pleased to be part of the Point Loma Artists
has always been a big part of my life. I have an art degree from SDSU and have worked
for a leading edge international textile company for over 30 years.
most of my paintings are landscapes, although I have painted other subjects and
abstract compositions. The mediums I enjoy working in are acrylic on canvas and
watercolor on paper. My work is frequently selected for SDWS shows and I have
been accepted to Spanish Village.
| ||Julie Anderson |
I am a shape painter who
loves color but requires value - my adventure with watercolor has led me to
this realization. Unlike the subject
matter shift from landscapes/cityscapes and florals in my early work to figures in my
recent creations, this basic way I perceive painting will not change.
The reason for my current
interest in figures is twofold. First, I
enjoy the interesting shapes, both positive and negative, that are present in
the body language of single and multiple figures. But most importantly, I am fascinated by the
stories of everyday people doing everyday things – things with which I can
identify. I paint what I know – places
I’ve been, things I’ve done, emotions I’ve experienced, etc. I work in my studio from photos I have
taken. My wish is that viewers can make connections
and complete the stories being introduced in my paintings.
But a good story needs a
good presentation. It needs great
design. To get great design there need
to be interesting shapes and good movement of both dark and light passages
through the composition. I attempt to do
this in each painting.
To learn more about me and my artwork, please visit my website: julieandersonartist.com
| ||Linda Bienhoff - Watercolor |
Linda grew up in Southern California and moved south to attend San
Diego State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Business. After spending 30+ years working in the
business world, she felt a strong urge to nurture her creative side. She started painting with Joan Schonberg at
Midway Adult School 20+ years ago and never stopped. Once retired, she was able to devote much
more time to her passion and joined the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Point
Loma Artists Association.
| ||Maureen Blackhall |
Artist in Oils
Art is a passion. I grew up surrounded by drawings and paintings. In our
family of art lovers, everyone painted. I found true love in oil painting.
After layering darks and mediums, the paintings find their light.
Details emerge. Colors blend. A painting builds. Brushstrokes finish. Oil painting.
I paint scenes of places that I love, portraits from old photographs,
and memories from family. I want my paintings to make you can remember a special
day, or pretty porcelain knickknacks that adorned a
grandmother’s mantel, the path by the bay or an old cedar chest of linens.
These are the images I cherish and paint to remember them today.
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| ||Roberta Dyer |
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Roberta attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Art History. She returned to Atlanta where she worked in the financial industry, but spent her spare time studying art at the Atlanta Art Institute and Georgia State University.
Moving to San Diego in 1971, she continued her part-time study of art, taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered by the public school’s continuing education program. She married Eddie Dyer in 1973 and they have lived in Point Loma since 1976.
Art remained one of Roberta’s main interests while she raised her children and volunteered with their schools and the San Diego Museum of Art. She was chairman of the committee at the Museum that installed the very first hands-on exhibit for children, the “Cowboy”, and the first “Art Cart” for the instruction of children in the galleries of the Museum.
Almost a decade ago, Roberta’s art career took a more serious turn when she began working with a local interior designer, painting murals in residential spaces. That endeavor has evolved into commissioned art as well as murals and painted furniture
Traditionally working in oils and acrylics, she has recently turned to the very challenging medium of watercolor. Roberta joined the San Diego Watercolor Society a year ago, and in that time has been awarded a Juror’s Commendation as well as a “Best of Miniatures” in their monthly shows. She is serving as President of the SD Water Color Society in 2010.
Roberta loves the challenge of creating art, and believes that art should improve one’s space and create a moment of pleasure.
Roberta’s art may currently be viewed at the San Diego Watercolor Society, Belle Maison Seacoast Interiors in Ocean Beach, Tender Greens Restaurant and Pacific View Real Estate.
| ||Sally Ault, Wood Turner |
“New Life for old wood”
Sally Ault was born and raised in San
Diego, California and graduated
with a BA degree in Art with a 3-dimensional emphasis from San Diego State. Sally enjoys all types of wood turning but
she often creates lidded containers including the sea Urchin series, open bowls,
embellished pieces and jewelry.
She has won several prizes over the past 3
years at the Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair. In 2010 Sally was awarded
a “Best in Class’ ribbon for a Myrtle Wood Platter and in 2011 her Maple Hollow
Vessel was awarded the San Diego Woodturners Special Award. Her Sea Urchin Box
won a special purchase award at the 2012 Small Image Show at Spanish Village
in San Diego
and a Jurors prise at the 2014 Small Image Show
She is a member of the San Diego
Woodturners Association, AAW, Point Loma
Artists Association and Spanish Village Art Center in San
Locally her work can be seen at
Studio 38 in Spanish Village.
| ||Sheila Schwede |
Sheila has been working with fine silver metal clay for 10 years, has been featured in Metal Clay Today Magazine as “Up and Coming Artist”, as well as won Fire Mountain Gems 2012 1st place Grand Prize Gold Medal for her Fine Silver, Copper and Bronze “Chain of Shells”. Sheila is also a juried artist at Spanish Village Art Center, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, as well as may be seen in many of San Diego’s Fine Art Artshows. Sheila’s designs have been displayed in local Art Galleries, as well as is currently on display at Liberty Station’s Women’s Museum.
| ||Shirley Elswick |
As a lifelong San Diegan, there was always a time for sketching and seeing form in my surroundings.
After retiring from a career in Cosmetic Dentistry I began a renewal of a passion in painting Oil landscapes and nature throughout family travels in America, meeting noted artists and acquiring their works. These artists have been a major influence in my artistic journey. In recent years the freedom and discovery of watercolor completes and artistic need with occasional classes and additional workshops through the San Diego Watercolor Society.
My paintings have awards from the San Diego County Fair and are in both private and continuing Exhibits.