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Andy’s been busy caregiving, teaching school, and studying the human soul, and not doing as much art as she desires. That is changing. She is currently working on a set of tarot cards having to do with ecology and another set of cards for ecological learning that is designed for children to share with their adults.
Lyla majored in art during high school. Years later, her daughter gifted Lyla a large stash of studio supplies, which awakened her passion for painting. Numerous artist workshops sharpened her skills and she has now been a popular artist at the Valley Art Gallery for 6 years.
Many artists consider painting a difficult process, but Lyla paints to relax.
Judy Willis was first introduced to painting the California landscape when she studied oils under marine artist Bennett Bradbury in 1988. Her passion is plein air water color painting of local seascapes and landscapes. She also enjoys creating with pastel and acrylic. Ms. Willis has participated in the Salinas Steinbeck Museum Art Gallery and the Monterey Bay Artisan Gallery, Pacific Grove. She currently exhibits in local fund raising venues throughout the peninsula and sells her work at Reflections Elegante Gallery in Willow Glen, San Jose. To view her work visit: https://reflectionselegantegallery.com/artist/judy-willis/
Joan mostly learned by reading, sketching and collecting books on different artist books - she has many! "As far as I can remember, my 1st joy was pencil and paper and then colors. I have been into many artistic endeavors such as ceramics, china painting and kiln firing but when I found water colors they became what I loved most, this began at a Senior center. I hope to expand my interest in painting flowers to possibly portraits and architecture painting. and at 85 yrs old I had better hurry."
Born and raised on the German North Sea coast, Helma has by now spent over two thirds of her life on and near the Pacific Coast of Central California. Arts and crafts have always been close to her heart and remained a hobby while she worked in the field of foreign language teaching.
Mediums she has used are watercolor, watercolor and other colored pencils, photography, video and more, while subjects range from abstract to land- and seascapes, from buildings to flowers and from people to animals.