Past Artists

Jim Darke

Jim Darke

Painter

When Jim Darke received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1966, his plan was to pursue his art and support himself as an art instructor. However, the Navy made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Erica Straus

Erica Straus

Stained Glass Artist

Erica Straus creates delightfully expressive works of stained glass art. Whether her pieces lean towards being realistic or whimsical, they connect deeply with the beauty of the natural world. Her background in Zoology, Entomology and Botany drive her expression, bringing forth imagery with depth and clarity.

Gina Covello

Gina Covello

Painter

Los Angeles artist Gina C has been creating and painting since early childhood. Self-taught, she blends the colors from her dreams with life experience and emotion to transform the “paintings inside her head” into vivid outer expression. Painting primarily with

Sophia Frame

Sophia Frame

Painter

Sophia Frame is
an upcoming artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Sophia has been drawn to art since she was just a toddler, and from that young age she scribbled and drew on just about any surface she could find.

Yuliya Yasenetska

Yuliya Yasenetska

Painter

Yuliya Yasenetska, who recently moved to California from New York City, was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine. She began her art career at the age of 6 when she started attending art classes at the Lviv National Academy of Arts.

Janice Byer

Janice Byer

Artist

Janice Byer is an award-winning fine artist and successful book illustrator who masters in watercolor and oil. “My oils are classically driven and watercolors expressive. My favorite tool is a pencil.”.
She began oil painting at age 8, continued through high school, studied at Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT and

Alison Ehmig

Alison Ehmig

Painter

Alison Ehmig grew up in Southern California and established herself as a successful artist while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts during which she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris where she created Plein Air street scenes and took courses in art history and French.

Andrew Petrov

Andrew Petrov

Oil Painter

After a number of years experimenting with painting only with his hands, Andrew picked up brushes again to return to pure painting. Experiments, he thought, are vital to the growth of an artist, but nothing replaces the joy experienced by cutting loose with a brush in hand and subject

Matthew Felix Sun

Matthew Felix Sun

Oil Painter

Matthew Felix Sun grew up in Manchuria (northeast China), and has been perfecting his craft since childhood, when a visit to an exhibition of Italian Renaissance art cemented his passion for painting. After an education and brief career in the sciences, which enabled him to escape his repressive native country

Michael Manente

Michael Manente

Artist/Painter

Mr. Manente was raised in Cleveland Ohio and earned his BFA at Ohio University. He remained in Cleveland for several years after graduation, teaching art in the Cleveland Public School System while working on his MA at Kent State University and exhibiting locally in group shows at the prestigious Cleveland

George Lockwood

George Lockwood

Painter

George was born and raised in Santa Paula, CA. He developed a passion for the outdoors while camping, hunting and fishing in the Western United States and Mexico as a boy. While earning his Agricultural Business Management Degree at California Polytechnic State University