Marin Art Directory
painting and drawing
Abigail Goldberger is known for illustrative oil paintings, sometimes enhanced with metallic leaf powders and monoprint elements. A quote form the artist: “My paintings are inspired by fairy tales, myths, dreams, memories, experience, longing, religion, and nature. They are intensely colored, multi-layered, multi textured, and multi-themed.”
Aia Bower is a fine artist and painter, born and raised in Mill Valley. She paints with oils and watercolors. Aia enjoys “exploring the poetry available in paint.”
Alexander Carl Bratenahl (1946-1993) was an artist of West Marin who was associated with the Bay Area figurative and abstract expressionism movements, before his untimely death from AIDs. Alexander had studied at Stanford University. The Marin Independent Journal and contemporary artists paid tribute to him, during his retrospective show in Point Reyes Station, April 2015: “Bratenahl would bring members of the Cockettes, the San Francisco drag troupe, to sleepy West Marin, shocking some people and delighting others.” (source: marinij.com)
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.”
Allegra Gibson is an abstract expressionist, whose washes and other artwork explore the painted surfaces and texture, as much as content.
Andrea Wedell is an abstract painter of light and shadow, and semi-abstract landscapes. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied and lived abroad, as an artist in Paris for 27 years.
As a fine artist and painter, Andy Skaff enjoys painting the landscapes of the American West, the mountains and coastal regions of Northern California, vintage trucks and boats, barns and the like.
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.
Ann Curran Turner is a Marin County painter, concentrating on figurative work. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Ann Switzer is an oil painter working in the classical realist tradition. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and now lives in Marin County, California. She has a B.A. from Northwestern University and a BFA (with distinction) from the California College of Art. “My goal is to portray the beauty and charm that can be found in ordinary things.”
Anna Rochester paints with encaustics and acrylics, and makes monotype prints on surfaces such as zinc, copper, plastic, cardboard, and with oil, water-based inks, paints and other pigments. Barbara has a masters from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in new print media.
Anne Wolfe is a symbolic artist of acrylic and paperclay masks, mixed media, acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, photographs, and wearable art: “Anne uses characters from the I Ching (Chinese book of wisdom), the Viking Runes, Morse code, and objects from the many temples of life.”
Anne Garden loves to paint Marin and Sonoma area animals and landscapes. In her current series, <em>Reworking the Wetlands</em>, she is using multimedia, paper and wood, to depict wildlife and area wetlands maps, as a metaphor for land and wildlife conservation. She also has a textile line of silkscreened linen accessories, pillows and home decor.
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.
a fine artist and painter, Areta Newland paints with oil and encaustic techniques
Arin Wiscomb creates stone and bronze sculptures, plein air oil paintings, and large format oil paintings.
Arlene Whiting is a Sausalito artist and oil painter. She attended Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and received her BFA from the California College of Arts in Oakland. Her art is represented by the Richardson Gallery in Reno, Nevada.
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.
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: wikipedia.org)
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.
Barbara J. Morris is a writer and painter. Her artwork includes figurative works, abstract gouaches, a Hong Kong series, hummingbird prints, Koi fish prints, and automobile paintings. Barbara is also an art critic writer for Artillery and art ltd. magazines, and for 10 years was a contributing editor for Artweek magazine.
A fine artist and painter, Barbara Libby-Steinmann often depicts the rural scenery of Marin and farm animals, cats and dogs. A quote from the artist: “My upbringing on a dairy farm built the foundation of my deep connection with nature and the land.”