Ramona artist Susan Bainbridge developed a recognizable painting style over the years featuring strong color laid over a red foundation. Her paintings, which have received numerous awards, are in private collections throughout the country. After years of success painting commissioned pet portraits, she is now transitioning into photography and monoprinting. Her work can be seen at 2Create Gallery on Ramona and her web site susanbainbridge.com.
I’ve recently moved here from Northern California. I was a member of the Arts of Bear Valley in Calaveras County. My work was on display at the Aloft Gallery in Sonora. I was also the Coordinator of the Gallery Group in San Andreas. For two years I was in charge of the Calaveras County Professional Art Exhibit at the County Fair.
I’ve been painting for at least 25 years in several different mediums.
My training developed over the years and through attending several workshops. The instructors are well known artists such as Kathleen Dunphy, Judy Cann, George Derkee and Rich Brimer.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ramona has such a strong art community.
Marsha Cook is a native San Diegan, now residing in Ramona, California.
After pursuing a 30-year career in the environmental field, Marsha is enjoying retirement and living a creative life. Environmental issues have been a strong influence on Marsha’s art and creativity. She is working on a certificate in Art and the Creative Process at UCSD.
Her artwork has been exhibited in public and private collections.
Lyn Feudner has a Bachelor of Fine Art University of Minnesota, also studied Art at The University of West Florida, UCSD La Jolla, San Diego State, and Palomar college.
Lyn has been working in Fused Glass in recent years and teaches workshops making Fused Glass and Wire jewelry.
"I like to express my creative energy in a variety of mediums, always exploring and sharing enthusiasm in the creative process."
Pat Kelly is an accomplished and versatile artist known for her large-scale floral paintings in oils. Proficient in plein air, landscape and still life, she is especially respected as a colorist and for her color theory workshops. A dedicated and experienced painting instructor, her teaching method includes elements of art history, classical painting technique, and color theory. Pat received a BA in Visual Art from UCSD and currently maintains a studio in Ramona. She teaches painting classes and workshops at the Athenaeum and The Art Center in Ramona and is represented by Santa Ysabel Art Gallery. More information is available at her website: www.patkellystudio.com
Helen Munroe is originally from Tucson, Arizona and now happily resides in Ramona. She spent many years as a Special Education Teacher in the Poway School District and really enjoys combining her love of teaching with her love of art. Since being certified to teach Precious Metal Clay in 2008, she has taught Jewelry Making with PMC in the Poway Adult Education School as well as individual classes. She is part of the Art Glass Guild in the Spanish Village Art Center and her fused glass work and art jewelry can be seen there.
Charlene Pulsonetti was born in New York and now resides in Ramona, California. After graduating with her BFA from The Art Institute of Boston, she participated as Artist In Residence at Petrified Forest National Park. This opportunity exposed her to the beauty of the southwest's public lands and soon spent time in exploring Arizona and New Mexico in her '97 Toyota Corolla "Sheila". Today, she enjoys drinking coffee and sharing her art with others.
Her work can be found in the collections of the Boston Public Library, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park & Petrified Forest National Park. www.charlenepulsonetti.com/
Carol Ravy taught for thirteen years as a watercolor and mixed media instructor for Palomar Community College. She also teaches watercolor for Poway Adult Education in Poway, as well as The Art Center. She laughingly says, "Have brush, will travel." It brings her great joy to help and instruct artists of all levels of expertise. Visit her web site at http://carolravy.com
Helen Wilson, the Director of The Art Center of Ramona, is a Fine Artist and educator with a Masters of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelors in English from the United States International University, which she attended in San Diego and Bushey England. She also attended the Free Academy of the Arts in Den Haag, The Netherlands. She has taught Design & Composition, Introduction to Art, Drawing I, II & Figure Drawing, Sculpture I & II and Foundry at Palomar College. She is the facilitator of the Artists Group Tuesday Nights.