She brings her paintings to town from “The hills of Laytonville”.
I am a self-taught artist. I have learned by reading books, observing the world, having a family and dreaming my wild dreams. I have learned from other artists as well as from people who say that they “can’t draw a straight line.”
I have been an artist my entire life. Now, at age 63, I experience the creative process as a form of prayer.
For the past two years I have been focused primarily on re-imaging saints and angels. I also paint retablos, portraying the Divine that exists in everyday people.
Stacey loves the immediacy of digital photography. The instant gratification of seeing her images helps her work for the best photograph she can possibly make.
I especially love photographing and painting flowers and birds, as I never seem to tire of their marvelous colors and delicate natures.
A fascination with nature and trees has pervaded most of my 30-year career in art. I attended ceramics courses at college; later studied Chinese brush painting, from which I learned the subtleties of brushwork and the Chinese philosophy that influences my work.
“Art is my life. It is what gets me up in the morning and what I think about before I go to bed. I could spend all my days painting and creating. Our beautiful countryside in Mendocino County constantly inspires me.”
Loves the shapes of Nature and is trying to take clay as far as it will go.
Sculptor, web designer, graphics illustrator and more. I was raised in an environment that provided freedom of thought and creativity.
Jan and Gary Stephens have over 80 years of combined experience as visual artists . . . Working together as a collaborative team, they have created a line of unique, hand-dyed and hand-printed organic cotton clothing with a theme of naturalistic flora and fauna.
“I am a lifetime visionary oil painter, and I am interested in portraying spiritual concepts that seem of import – survival of indigenous peoples, Life after Death, our personal relationship with the Divine.”
For me, life drawing is collecting visual data to be referred to later when I make sculpture or paintings. The human form has always been my metaphor for self expression.