Marin Art Directory
Susan Bahary is a sculptor of horses and other animals, combining accurate form with lifelike expression.
Aiko Morioka is a figurative sculptor working out of a studio at the ICB Building in Sausalito, California. Her styles range from classical to abstract.
Alice Sturges Steinman is esteemed for her figural, ceramic sculptures, that celebrate the qualities of the clay. She also creates clay vessels, collages, and figure paintings.
Alissa DiFranco is the creator of pen and ink drawings, and assembled, mixed media animal creatures. “You are invited to see Dr. Octo, The Angry Mermaid, The Little Devil Who Lost His Pants and more of the shipwrecked crew.”
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.
Angelique Benicio is a painter and sculptor, working in many forms: watercolor, gouache, pastel, pen and ink, Chinese lacquer, mixed medium patina effects; bronze casting; gypsum cement, plastilina clay modeling, polyurethane and foam sculpture. She is affiliated with Art Works Downtown of Santa Rosa, California.
Ani Jenkins is a Marin County artist who creates both abstract and functional wooden sculptures. She taps into deep mystical themes such as temples and shrine. She likes the process of “melding reality and dream”.
Arin Wiscomb creates stone and bronze sculptures, plein air oil paintings, and large format oil paintings.
Art Holman (1926-2015) painted and sculpted for over 50 years, including landscapes and outer space oils. His artist statement includes: Living in the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County and walking and hiking in the woods and hills has given me my subject matter: nature, light, color, with an abstract matrix. Holman had a BFA from the University of New Mexico. He exhibited at the Whitney, Smithsonian, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the DeYoung Museum.
Ayris Hatton paints faces, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. She grew up in Southern California, attended UC Berkeley and has a Masters in Fine Arts.
Barbara Andino-Stevenson, artist and owner of Sweet Spirit Ceramics Center in San Rafael, creates abstract, mixed media sculpture and ceramic art, and teaches ceramics at the center. She has a masters degree in fine art from San Francisco State with an emphasis in ceramics, and has taught art and ceramics at the de Young Museum Art School, San Francisco State, North Peralta Community College, San Francisco City College, and College of Marin.
Bette Golden Lamb creates abstract and functional ceramic art. She was born and raised in New York City before settling in Marin County, California.
Charlie Kleiman (d. 2016) was a Marin County stone sculptor, specializing in marble and alabaster. “Charles Kleiman of San Rafael, a 62-year-old retired computer programmer who was enjoying a second career as a stone sculptor, was killed in a head-on crash in New Jersey.” (MIJ 03/18/16)
Claudio Cohen is an artist of ceramic and bronze sculptures with a studio in Sausalito, California. Her works are often figurative.
Crystal Lockwood creates figurative sculptures in wood, stone and bronze. She often uses collected driftwood gathered from the California and Oregon coastlines in her projects.
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.”
Darcy J. Sears specializes in ceramic and bronze sculpture, in a style that ranges from realistic and figurative to whimsical. Born in Southern California, she received a B.A. degree at the U.C. Santa Barbara.
Don Rixman designs and carves large corporate sculptures, sculpted furniture, trunks, boxes, screens, doors and entrees. His finely carved pieces often depict Marin’s mountains and majestic trees, such as the Redwoods, Eucalyptus, Bay Laurel, and California Live Oak.
Douglas Andelin often paints landscapes and figures, directly from life. His sculptures include terracota abstracts, and bronze heads and figures. A statement from the artist “When you love what you do, the love will shine through….”
Emily Dvorin is a basketry artist and “fiber sculptor”. Emily uses traditional basketry techniques with non-traditional, recycled, up-cycled and recontextualized materials.
The artist Georia Goldberg is a painting, drawing and installation artist. She also has been an instructor at the College of Marin, Kentfield since 1988. She has a MArch from the Princeton University School of Architecture, in NJ.
Giuseppe Palumbo creates sculptures of animals, portraits and figures, and specializes in iron and bronzework, sustainable art and artistic furniture. He works from the Duckspit Studios located on the Sausalito waterfront, and in the mountains of Eldorado Springs, Colorado.
Griffe Griffiths is a master of functional metal art for house and garden. He was born and schooled in the Lakes District, England, and now teaches metalwork from his studio in Woodacre, CA. Griffe has a very strong affinity for Celtic design and art.
The metal artist Jack Kamesar works with stainless steel and bronze. Through forging, warping, cutting, gouging and welding, my sculpture expresses the inherent qualities of these materials.
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.
Jane Casner Mothersill is a painter and sculptor. Her body of work includes landscapes, still life, figurative paintings, and drawings. She divides her time between her studios in Marin County, Northern California, and the Loire Valley, France.