Our MEMBERS (I-p)
Gail's father and mother painted with oils as a hobby and gave her paint, a color wheel, small canvases, paint brushes and an art book when she was 7 years old. Her father patiently let Gail paint when he painted.
Gail continues to have an interest in painting landscapes, seascapes, western/cowboy/horse paintings and folk art as well as some illustration for craft fair programs. She now paints in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pen and pastels.
PAT MAHER.. Jewelry
Pat started designing jewelry out of frustration. She needed something to complete professional outfits suitable for corporate training venues, but had trouble finding appropriate colors, shapes and sizes. She likes to work in glass and gemstone (quartz, tiger eye, hematite, etc.). Her work includes necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
STEVE MAHER... Oils and acrylics
Steve was a designer and occasional painter until 2010 when those roles
He is inspired by sunlight and shade. Subjects include mostly landscapes from or near the Salinas Valley.
He is our current Website administrator and he films then posts highlight videos of visiting artists' demonstrations on our website.
Following an early art education from his grandmother, Ed earned his degree in fine arts from Chouinard Art School of California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He was an agency Art Director for Mattel Toys, Baskin Robbins, Max Factor, Revlon and others. He was also the Graphics Manager for a major semiconductor company in Silicon Valley.
Now a full time painter, he enjoys traveling and painting outdoors and in his studio. Click her to see more of his terrific art: www.edpenniman.faso.com