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/
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.
I'm on my fourth life!!
My first life started on a farm in rural Michigan. I was a happy child who loved animals and art. I went to Western Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in art and elementary education.
My second life began in 1980 when I moved to South Dakota and started a career in teaching. I taught children for 17 years and added a Master's Degree to my credentials.
My three daughters are my third life. I retired from teaching to make them (and my extremely supportive husband) my top priority. But now that my daughters are beautiful young adults, I can start my fourth life as a fiber artist.
I started quilting with traditional patterns, but my interest in color and design led me to more modern pieces. And when my focus turned to emotion and memory, my quilts became art.
Now, in this fourth life, I'm teaching Art!
Johnathan Martinez delivers artwork with the express goal of enticing the audience to form an emotional connection to his work while reinforcing the ideals of family, love, friendship and the joy of living life. He is dedicated to promoting these values and strengthening his community by providing support to local community programs via donations of sales proceeds.
Considering his paintings a celebration of color, Johnathan focuses his themes around family and love. His representational works possess a primitive quality yet are quite contemporary. His pieces are painted without faces in order to allow the audience to project themselves into the painting and reminisce of a tender moment with one or more of their loved ones.