Marin Art Directory
Katy Drury Anderson is a conceptual artist working in mixed media, felting and wool fleece: “By using wet and dry techniques, laminating gauzy silks to the wool fibers, inlaying embellishments, and blending colored fleece, I create painterly art-to-wear fabrics or whimsical three-dimensional forms.” Katy studied Fiber Sculpture and Surface Design at the College of Marin, and Fiber Art at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Eva Belishova creates oil paintings and drawings, and digital collages. Her subject matters include dreamlike “inner landscapes”, figurative landscapes, and abstracts.
Stuart Bradford is an abstract illustrator, working with collage, mixed media, and paint.
Kris Richardson Brewer is a mixed media painter, and sculptor. who often explores the concepts of spirituality and inter-connectedness. Her paintings are characterized by bold colors, thick paint, and multiple layers. Her sculptures are made with metal, plaster, fabric, resin, fiber cloth, as well as objects found in nature such as sand, bark and twigs. They often light up from the inside.
Laurel Burch (1945-2007) was a American artist, jewelry designer and painter. She was born in the San Fernando Valley, and moved to Marin County, California. From an early age, Laurel made jewelry, dolls and sewn art. She sold her early jewelry designs on the streets of San Francisco from tackle boxes. In the 1960’s, Laurel worked full time as a fine artist, commissioned to paint by restaurants, businesses and private collectors. She traveled to China in 1971 and there discovered cloisonné enamel designs, that inspired many of her paintings and jewelry designs. Burch also worked with cast metals and wood, and made spin-off products in paper, porcelain and fabric. She licensed her designs to a dozen or so companies that now make and distribute her creations worldwide. See also her books and art prints:
See also her books and art prints:
Sara Burgess is a cut paper artist who creates cut paper artwork and other crafts, offered at PaperSaw at Etsy. She is a trans-atlantic artist, illustrator, animator and graphic designer and has designed product lines (table linens, dinnerware and bedding) in the UK, Canada and USA.
Jill Culver works with acrylics and mixed media, and paints “soul portraits” and pet portraits.
The artist Anne-Maria De Rivera works in oils, acrylics, mixed media and collage. Her subject matter and style is a cultural symbiosis, and includes Latin American chromatic freedom and themes. She was born in New York City, educated in Canada, Chile, and Switzerland, and graduated from lEcole des Beaux Arts de Genève.
Ami Diallo creates gourd art and custom made leather crafts, inspired by Africa, Jamaica and Santa Fe styles. She works with leather as a medium, and composes large scale wall sculptures using musical themes.
Gabriella Spina Drake is an expressionist painter and art educator. Her artist statement online includes this wisdom: “Anyone can learn how to render anything. Art is a human spirit expressing oneself via pigment, instruments, words, etc. And hopefully the end result is evoked emotion. I do not decide to create, rather it is an uncontrollable passion.”
Gabriella also founded Art Abloom in Santa Barbara in 1990, that relocated to San Anselmo, California, in 2002. Art Abloom offers art classes for all ages, from toddlers to adults in drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, sewing, sculpture, collage and found object assemblage.
Kathleen Edwards is a fine artist and illustrator working in ink, paint, mixed media, artist books, and scratchboard. She is currently at work on a graphic memoir. Her first graphic non-fiction book, Holy Stars! Favorite Deities, Prophets, Saints and Sages from Around the World, was published in 2009 by Sentient Publications. A Los Angeles County native now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University.
Jaleh Etemad is known for mixed media art, digital photography, and art installations. She has lived in Marin since 1985, and has always been active in creative arts and volunteering for art organizations. She has been a Heritage and Arts commissioner for three years, and has accepted the Tiburon Artist Laureate for five years.
Paula Fava moves easily between encaustic and acrylic mediums in her paintings and mixed media artworks, the layered possibilities of the ancient art form of encaustic painting directs the majority of her work.
Louise Forbush creates mixed media artwork with papers, fabric, reeds, seeds, and silk threads. A quote from the artist: “My art is about paper. How it feels, how it tears, how it reflects or absorbs light.”
Ellen French is a native Californian who has pursued art since childhood. She enjoys painting, printmaking and collages. She paints abstracts, landscapes and still life. From her artist statement: “In my imaginary landscape paintings, I use the traditional characteristics of naivism; vibrant colors, unusual perspectives, exaggerated scale and a touch of whimsy.”
Leslie Friedman enjoys making artworks in mixed media, abstract painting, and crafting wreaths.
Terri Froelich is an abstract painter and mixed media artist. A quote from the artist: “My challenge is to reconcile diverse and sometimes conflicting experiences into a balanced piece of art that exposes strong personal meaning.”
Yvonne Dassdorf Graham is an acrylic painter and mixed-media artist. Her paintings are known for vivid colors and glass mirror accents.
Deborah Darling Gray focuses tempera painting and collage using themes from mythology. She also teaches art.
Pattie Grey is a mixed media artist. She uses broken tiles, ceramic and glasses on old mannequins and structures made of cement and Styrofoam, to create unexpected, one-of-a-kind sculptures. She also creates hand fabricated books using recycled or deconstructed materials.
“I play with texture and color and I explore multiple mediums including collage and painting.”
The San Anselmo artist Cynthia Jensen explores the concepts of impermanence and inter-connectedness in her artwork. She uses materials such as paper, bark, fabric, wood, leather, plastic, clay, and metal, recycled items and found objects. A statement from the artist: “All of my work is a statement about the impact of civilization and industry on our environment.”
Christine Kelly is an artist who works with mixed media, acrylics and monotype prints. She has a studio at the ICB Building in Sausalito, California.