Marin Art Directory
Susan Bahary is a sculptor of horses and other animals, combining accurate form with lifelike expression.
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….”
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.
Rich Aubin is known for figurative sculpture, printmaking and paintings. He was born in Colorado and grew up in New Orleans. He can now be found showing with the San Anselmo Artists Open Studios, of Marin, California. Rich has taught classes in the Tam Union Community Education Department, the Petaluma Parks & Recreation Community Education program, and the Las Positas College Community..
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.
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.
Claudio Cohen is an artist of ceramic and bronze sculptures with a studio in Sausalito, California. Her works are often figurative.
Louis DeLuco is a photographer who uses a 19th-century wet plate Collodion photographic process to create unique photographic prints. Louis is also known for sculpture, painting, mural design, advertising design, and printmaking. Louis has a M.A. in Fine Art Photography from Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, and a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
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.”
Emily Dvorin is a basketry artist and “fiber sculptor”. Emily uses traditional basketry techniques with non-traditional, recycled, up-cycled and recontextualized materials.
Marguerite Elliott is a sculptor and curator, and her work has been concerned with feminist, anti-nuclear, social/political, and environmental issues. Her current art includes small and large scale welded and mixed media sculpture. She is also the author of book, The Woman’s Building and Feminist Art Education, 1973-1991: A Pictorial Herstory.
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.
Tebby George creates clay sculptures and cold cast bronzes. Her artworks are in clay, wax, plaster, cast paper, forton and coldcast bronze, and Tebby often adds color with oxides, underglazes, glazes and oils.
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.
Paul Gray, painter and sculptor, comes from Oklahoma and has resided in Marin County, California many years. He also worked as a creative director for two Southern California firms and as a freelance illustrator for major national accounts. A quote from the artist: “I don’t try to explain my work. When everything clicks in the creation of a piece, it is a spiritual experience beyond my ability to describe.”
Jessica Green creates ceramic sculpture, urns and plaques. A quote from the artist: “Nature has always entranced me and so I love to capture it as best I can as it brings me closer to it: Landscapes, flowers, animals etc.” Jessica grew up in Greenwich Village in New York City, worked as a painter, and is settled now in Marin County, and part time in Mexico.
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.
Ayris Hatton paints faces, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. She grew up in Southern California, attended the University of California, Berkeley and has a Masters in Fine Arts.
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.
Jonathan Hyman is a metal sculpture artist based in Marin County, California. His work incorporates multiple metals using the TIG welding process. He has been creating sculptures since 1970.
Mark Jaeger is a ceramic artist with a studio in San Anselmo. His portfolio includes clay sculptures series of Superheroes, San Francisco Founders, and other heads and figures. He studied ceramics at the University of California, Davis.
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”.
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.”
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.
Kathryn Keller grew up at the New Jersey shore, and previously worked as a television series set designer in Johannesburg, South Africa. She settled in Sausalito, California and now pursues abstract painting and sculpture.
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)
Bette Golden Lamb creates abstract and functional ceramic art. She was born and raised in New York City before settling in Marin County, California.
Laura L. Lengyel is a contemporary artist of Marin County who is interested in painting, sculpture, modernism, abstract expressionism, monotypes, monoprints, and color field painting.
Wendy Lilienthal creates abstract art, with fiber and mixed media. She creates painted, collage like and sometimes sculptural artwork with handmade papers, marbling, textiles and recycled materials. She has taught art at the University of California as well as many other Northern California locations, and demonstrated art and paper-making on the PBS channel of national television.