Artists of Marin

Marin Art Directory


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Ann Langston
artist, illustrator

Ann Langston is an artist and illustrator who works in watercolors and oils. She has been painting and exhibiting her work for 35 years. Her studio is located at ArtWorks Downtown in San Rafael.

Arthur Okamura
artist, painter, illustrator

Arthur Okamura (1932-2009) was an American artist who worked in screen printing, drawing and painting. He lived in Bolinas, California, and was Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. His work is in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum in New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is associated with the San Francisco Renaissance. He illustrated numerous works of literature and poetry, including Just Space: Poems, 1979-1989 and 1234567890, and also created illustrations for the TV movie The People.  (source:

Barbara Reinertson
artist, illustrator

Barbara Reinertson is an oil painter of Marin County who grew up in Virginia and enjoys the plein air (outdoor) painting. She also has illustrated children’s books. She is married to a fellow artist, Spencer Chen.

Cathy J. Locke
artist, illustrator, writer

a fine art painter, illustrator and writer

Kathryn LeMieux
Outlaw Mermaid
artist, cartoonist

Kathryn LeMieux is an artist of Tomales, California who specializes in oil paintings and antique photos turned into digital, surreal art prints. She comes from Washington State and was formerly a cartoonist and graphic designer. Kathryn studied painting and printmaking at Western Washington University.

Kip Westerfield
artist, illustrator

Kip Westerfield is a Marin County artist, freelance artist and illustrator. Kip is the mastermind behind the artist collective called The Near Future Ago.

M. Kathryn Thompson
artist, illustrator

M. Kathryn Thompson creates art on scratchboard, depicting the local nature and wildlife around Marin County. She graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle and has been a long career in illustration.

Nelson W. Hee
artist, illustrator, printmaker

Born and raised in Hawaii, Nelson Hee is a watercolorist who has made the Bay Area his home for over 40 years — mostly in Marin County. He has held senior designer/illustrator positions in both the private and public sectors. He showed his work as a “contemporary printmaker” during the 1976 US Bicentennial at the National Gallery/Smithsonian. He also worked as a board-certified medical illustrator for 20 years.

Phil Frank
artist, cartoonist

Phil Frank (1943-2007), was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the San Francisco-based comic strip Farley and the artist on nationally syndicated comic strip The Elderberries (written by Joe Troise). Frank and Troise worked together on other comic strip projects, including Chateau Defeat (published in the Wine Spectator) and Miles to Go, plus Nigel Shiftright, Automotive Anachronism and the eponymous Frank and Troise, both for Road & Track magazine. Frank and Troise also collaborated on a series of Teletoons for Network World magazine.

Frank started cartooning at Michigan State University first by creating illustrations on classmates jackets and then with the university newspaper for $5 a strip. (source:

Ralph Lazar
artist, writer and illustrator
Ralph Lazar is a writer, artist and illustrator who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now lives San Anselmo, Marin County, California with his wife. Partnering with his wife Lisa Swerling, he is well-known for their co-created cartoon characters in Harold’s Planet, Vimrod and The Brainwaves book and greeting cards.  They also wrote the books, Me without You and We Without You.
 books by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Spence Snyder
artist, illustrator, designer

Spence Snyder is a Mill Valley painter, artist, and freelance illustrator. He has a degree in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a degree in fine art from the University of San Francisco. He has provided illustration and design work for Yahoo!, Intuit, EA Games, among others.