Artists of Marin

Marin Art Directory

mixed media

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Lara Myers

Lara Myers is the artist in residence at Art Works Downtown for 2016-2017.

Deborah Sullivan

a mixed media artist

Carol Durham

a mixed media artist

Maggie Saxon

a mixed media artist

Peter Neibert
artist, sculptor

sculpting with wood, stone, and occasional mixed media

Sawyer Rose
artist, sculptor

Sawyer Rose is a sculpture and mixed-media artist, and the artist-in-residence for the Town of Fairfax in 2015 and 2016. She has a BA in Art from Williams College, Mass., and studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland.

Carolyn Cappai

Carolyn Cappai creates graphic paintings and book art.

Jill Culver

Jill Culver works with acrylics and mixed media, and paints “soul portraits” and pet portraits.

Louise Forbush

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.”

Leslie Friedman

Leslie Friedman enjoys making artworks in mixed media, abstract painting, and crafting wreaths.

Cynthia Jensen

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.”

Bebe Kuhr

Art by Bebe includes mixed media, Infinity Rocks, large scale prints and altered book art. Bebe inspiration from nature and her work is environmentally friendly.

Jenny Keys Lawler

Jenny Keys Lawler creates abstract art, and mixed media works. Her art often evokes scenes of the Pacific Ocean, surfs and beaches.

Patricia Leeds

Patricia Leeds specializes in encaustic paintings, often mysterious and dreamlike in nature. She likes to combine her photography, found objects and plant materials into her paintings.

Karen Meadows
artist, art educator, writer

A native of Northern California, Karen Meadows is an encaustic painter and mixed media artist. Karen has a M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, and became an Artist in Residence in San Francisco to make art for public buildings with recycled materials.

Sandi Miot
artist, sculptor

Sandi Miot is a mixed media artist, working in an abstract style and primarily in encaustics. She also creates art with altered books and sculpture.

Sam M. Parry
artist, writer, sculptor

Sam M. Parry creates sculptures in paper and copper, as well as paintings on tile. He was born and raised in Calcutta, in British-India, and lived in London and Glasgow, working as a research developmental psychologist, before settling in Marin County, California and turning to metal and paper sculpting.

Holly Sorrelle
artist, interior designer

Holly Sorrelle creates dimensional mixed media art, with acrylics and characterized by reflective surfacing. She also works as an architectural interior designer.

Helen Steele

Helen Steele is known for abstract and figurative works, and what she terms “internal landscapes”. She uses paint and mixed media in her work.

Lisa Swerling

The artist Lisa Swerling was born in Cape Town, South Africa, grew up in London, England, and presently lives in San Anselmo, California. Lisa is best known for her Glass Cathedrals dioramas. The dioramas are glass-fronted boxes that feature scenes with hand-painted and customized miniature figures. She is also known as co-creator of the illustrated characters Harold’s Planet, Vimrod and The Brainwaves,  in partnership with her husband, Ralph Lazar. (source:

books by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar

Sheila Marie Tuffanelli
artist, sculptor

Sheila Tuffanelli creates mixed media and fiber art, abstracts and animals. Her sculptures are often made with glued layers of tar paper on a wire frame. Sheila immigrated to America from Manila, The Philippines, and settled in Marin County, California. She majored in art from Stanford University and also studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and the College of Marin..

Michael Welch

Born and raised in Northern California, Michael majored in art at California College of the Arts and Sacramento City College.

Gale Starr McKee

Gale S. McKee is a Northern California painter and works in acrylics and mixed media on canvas and linen. Gale was born in San Francisco, attended the Croydon College of Art in London, and has a BFA from the University of Denver.

Anne-Marie De Rivera

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 l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Genève.

Ellen French

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.”

Eva Belishova

Eva Belishova creates oil paintings and drawings, and digital collages. Her subject matters include dreamlike “inner landscapes”, figurative landscapes, and abstracts.

Jamie Weinstein

Jamie Weinstein is a mixed media artist, using layers of paper, paint and words in her collages and symbolic works of art. A quote from the artist: “Creating art has become how I process what is hard and hold fast to what is beautiful in my family and the world around us.”

Nancy Heydemann

“I play with texture and color and I explore multiple mediums including collage and painting.”

Stuart Bradford
artist, illustrator

Stuart Bradford is an abstract illustrator, working with collage, mixed media, and paint.

Victoria Falk

Victoria Lee McKesson Falk uses collage as an expressive medium.