My paintings at the moment reflect my interest in horizon lines, muted pallets and the subtle changes of light and time on waterscapes and farming areas. Even though my work quite often mimics the coast line and fields of California, it is primarily through my months spent each summer on Lake Michigan and frequents visits to Telluride, Colorado, that inspire the layouts and palette. The many lakes and orchards in the areas I choose to paint are constantly changing with the erratic weather patterns. I try to document these changes; the serenity of an abandoned beach, pounding waves on the shore line after a thunderstorm, dark, cruel rushing water and snowy orchards. My Telluride pieces are usually quite simple and filled with light because that that is what I experience each time I go. I want to capture the drama of sky vs endless fields and the sharp hike of mountain. Each site that I have chosen to paint is lovingly detailed, solitary and actually exists.
My work begins with quick watercolor sketches and the use of multiple photos taken of each area. As I love the twilight time, I must be quick to get my subject laid out or the light will be gone. The aim is to capture the shimmer just before sundown, the wild cloud formations and colorful sky. All work is begun on site then completed in the studio using a combination of both acrylic and water based oils. I like pieces that are part of a series, because they are able to tell a more complete story. These are just a few pieces of the many that I have recorded while in Michigan and Colorado.
Delbar Azari is a multi-disciplinary artist with over 25 years of experience. Throughout her art journey, she has utilized many different mediums and techniques, including oils, acrylics, ceramics, and photography. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Tehran and a Master of Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. Her engineering background and attention to details serves her well in perfect execution of concept and flawless finishes. Currently she works as a full-time artist.
"Often in my paintings, I aim to illuminate the human connection with nature, especially a surfers call to the water. I want to capture the coastal creature in their element; playful, contemplative and immersed in the great beauty of the Pacific Ocean. The subject matter can be described as esoteric, but I think it can speak to that place of joy we all feel inside when we know, in that moment, we are grateful to be here."
Janessa Bookout never really does the same thing twice. She began as a painter and explored her way into mixed media sculpture, digital illustration, web design, product design and fabrication. Whatever medium, tools or technology she may use, Janessa’s fine art is created by hand with great care, as an outward expression of love and respect, celebrating skilled craftsmanship and the act of creation as a sacred and powerful activity. Janessa believes artwork can be used as a tool for manifesting one’s greatest desires while also celebrating the intrinsic beauty of nature and a creative power much greater than ourselves.By surrounding yourself with beautiful images and authentic handmade fine art, Janessa believes you can create an environment that will uplift and empower you on a daily basis. Janessa creates her art as an act of service, made in gratitude for the mystery and magic of our infinite universe. Art is much more than just a product or decoration to match your couch. Art is a therapeutic process for the maker and the observer to connect through the ethereal energy of love and respect for one another. Janessa's fine art truly is a labor of love.
Having been raised on the Monterey Peninsula and spending her teenage years living in Carmel, California, instilled in Jessica a great love of the natural world and a compelling need to record the beauty of the California landscape. After graduating from high school, Jessica relocated to San Francisco and enrolled in San Francisco State University to study painting. She graduated from the university in 2001, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in painting.
Jessica's great love of the natural world provides her with an endless amount of inspiration for her artwork. Almost everywhere she looks, she sees a painting. She finds great joy in the process of painting, sometimes leaving thick areas of paint in certain places on the canvas which creates texture in her work. Jessica mostly paints in oil paint, but also enjoys painting small works in watercolor, often using these smaller works as studies for her larger paintings. Jessica enjoys the immediacy of watercolor, how it can be taken out and worked with in a very short amount of time and how it dries quickly. "Every painting is evoked by a memory or a place that has touched my heart. I love how the viewer then looks at my artwork and it invokes a feeling in them of a time or place. This is a shared connection that I enjoy very much."
In 2004, Jessica moved to Southern California to enjoy the sunshine and the beaches of this beautiful region. Since 2005, she has been working at the breathtaking Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, where she is a museum operations manager. This has allowed her to be in daily contact with some of the most impressive artwork ever created. Being able to peruse the galleries daily and appreciate the great works of art on a closeup and personal level has made her own work richer and more varied. Being able to contribute to arts awareness and arts education through her work at the Getty has enriched Jessica's life greatly.
Jessica is drawn to painting the California landscape, especially the ocean and all things involving water. Next to light, water is the most beloved subject of hers to paint. Jessica has been featured in multiple publications, including most recently in the September, 2018 issue of Victoria magazine, where her artwork was featured in their "Favorite Things" column. Jessica became a member of the Malibu Art Association in 2021. She has been selling her artwork online for several years, being collected in private collections throughout the United States and France.
Maureen Haldeman was born in Holland, raised in Montreal and now resides in Malibu, California. After settling in Los Angeles, she established MJH Photography in Malibu, specializing in portraiture and then expanding her photographic horizons to include architectural and street photography. After art history and fine art photography studies at UCLA she began shooting nature – primarily the ocean and its surrounding landscape. Maureen has taught photography and darkroom skills at the College level, done freelance work for publications including The Los Angeles Times, and has been commissioned to do private photographic projects for the entertainment industry. Her work is frequently used in set design for film, television and commercials and her photographs are exhibited in galleries nationally and abroad. In addition to being part of private collections her photographs are also part of the Los Angeles Public Library and the Bieneke Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Haldeman was appointed to serve as a member of the Malibu Arts Task Force, to identify public art opportunities and implement a public arts policy for the city; she continues to be active in Los Angeles art-related events.
"Be who you are
And say what you feel
Because those who mind don't matter
And those who matter, don't mind" --Dr. Seuss
"After writing about art for American Artist magazine for 20 years, and then teaching visual arts to students for another 20 years, I am RE-tired, but never too tired to stop enjoying and painting the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Malibu and the Santa Monica mountains where I am so fortunate to live
Lanna Duncan is an artist who enjoys her life in both west Texas and southern California. Her oil and pastel painting is inspired by God's gift of beauty in both of these places.
Jessica is drawn to painting the California landscape, especially the ocean and all things involving water. Next to light, water is the most beloved subject of hers to paint. She loves that light is not that by which we see, but rather, that by which we see everything else. And the flow of water is both meditative and hypnotic in its form, or lack thereof. She loves the way that water is both representational and abstract in its form.
Jessica has been featured in multiple publications, including most recently in the September, 2018 issue of Victoria magazine, where her artwork was featured in their "Favorite Things" column. Jessica has been selling her artwork online for several years, being collected in private collections throughout the United States and France.
Painting is Helane Freeman's forté; she has been an artist all her life. A distinguished student, Helane graduated with honors from Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration. After graduation, Helane enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator working with companies such as Disney, Mattel and Warner Brothers.
Her uncanny ability to turn paint and canvas into emotion, movement and perspective comes from her artistic lineage, traceable to Leonardo da Vinci via master/apprentice relationships. She has shared her lineage and inspired other artists by teaching anatomy figure drawing at the California Art Institute.
At the age of 14, Helane began selling her paintings, and her work soon adorned the walls of local banks and several neighborhood businesses. During her career as an illustrator and art director, Helane worked on over 100 record album covers, including Frank Sinatra - Radio Years and NWA's Straight Outta Compton, named one of the 25 best album covers of all time by Digital Arts Magazine. Helane has earned six RIAA Gold and Platinum Albums, a Hollywood Reporter Key Art Award for ad design for the film Dumb and Dumber, and numerous other accolades over her distinguished career.
Helane received the rare honor of having her work proudly displayed in the Smithsonian Institution as part of its Priority Records "The California Raisins" exhibit, now part of the museum's permanent collection. She has also been commissioned to draw many celebrity likenesses; her pictures of Charlie Sheen and Oprah Winfrey each received first-round approvals on the spot from Charlie and Oprah themselves.
Helane is now focused on fine art, using her talent and knowledge of light, color, illustration and design to create beautiful waterscapes, landscapes and more.
I paint scenes depicting the beautiful environment and the ways in which we enjoy it. I donate a portion of sales proceeds to wildlife and domestic animal rescue and local environmental conservation groups.
Derek is an abstract expressionist and his art is influenced by his father's works from the 60's with mid-century modern vibe. Growing up with a father who was an architect/artist and art collector and a mother who owned an art gallery and helped cultivate new artists, Derek was exposed to a variety of arts and styles and from a young age showed a great appreciation and his own artistic style. Without formal training Derek expresses himself via strong emotions and life events, conveying from his mind's eye to the canvas. Working primarily with oils and acrylics his non-traditional style produces unique and vivid works with multiple details and depth which draws in the viewer and allows them to discover different nuances.
During the day, Tim is a Social Worker- Child Abuse Investigator. There he sees and takes photos of the ugliness society has to offer. He also teaches Forensic Photography basics to the new Social Workers.
Off duty however, he cleanses his soul by soaking up the beauty around him. Based in Malibu, Tim has been smitten with the photographer’s curse; seeing the world through a lens. He can no longer walk down the street without noticing a colorful rusty hinge, a weathered window fame, or the way the sun shines through a leaf… or the shadow that same leaf casts on the wall. But his first photography loves are the seascapes and sunsets of Malibu, as well as the surprising abundant nature in the Malibu Lagoon.
Jazan Kozma was born in Southern California, and is a self taught photographer currently pursuing her passion for exploring and interpreting the western landscape. Being a true California girl, she surfs and snowboards, which is how she began traveling to many of the beautiful places that she photographs today. Formerly a professional model, musician, and graphic designer. Jazan is refocusing her artistic energy, by capturing the natural world through the lens of a camera. An award-winning photographer, her work is shown and collected nationally, and is in both public and private collections including The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Las Vegas.
“My mission is to reveal beauty. Of the land and ocean, the animals, and the cultural landscape of ancient peoples - to photograph the still wild places that exist, even within view of our domesticated world.” J.K.
Water is her calling and an oil brush is never far from her reach. The visceral impact of the creatures and seaweed washed up in her canvas, transports you to the ocean’s paths.
The creative process begins with collecting materials from her long walks on the beaches. She artfully places them together so that the onlooker has a visual story that is pleasing to the eye and evokes the essence of sea life and nature. After taking several pictures for reference she is ready to begin her inspirational paintings.
Malibu resident of 20 years, Neel Muller has explored almost every medium, from painting to sculpture, from furniture design to photography and fine art.
After he graduated as a designer from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 1970, he working creatively in some of the biggest and influential ad agencies in Johannesburg, London and here in Los Angeles.
Many of Neel’s creations can be seen in private homes all over the world, some dating back to Neel’s high school years.
In 2014 he published a book named “Drawings of Women”In 2017 another book “Going to the Dogs” was published.
Seda B Saar, (she her/ hers) is a British educated Artist and Interior Designer and veteran industry professional with over two and half decades of experience designing and directing a variety of architectural environments for themed interiors, dining and retail, show-set and attraction design, combining her knowledge as a California Certified Interior Designer, Production Designer, and a Fine Artist in the diverse mediums of Painting, Photography as well as Sculpture and Installation. After three decades of work as a concept designer she is now following her passion in Art.
As a freelance concept designer and artist she occasionally works with many experts in the field, and enjoys collaborations with other creatives.
I have experimented with various materials, casting in bronze, which requires many steps to complete the arduous process. I then moved into carving in stone, a very different kind of sculpting. Both my bronze and stone sculptures feel simultaneously contemporary and ancient. Stone, my current passion, has been part of the earliest human artistic communication. It is seen in prehistoric cave paintings incorporating the shape of the rock to evoke a three dimensional animal, as well as the ancient Egyptian tomb paintings, often incised directly into the stone of the pyramids. Its’ fascinating history for me is part of its’ allure.
Suparna Sain is a contemporary artist and best known for her figurative paintings with an aesthetic appeal that portray a spirit of feminism and romanticism. She has been highly inspired by the works of Robert Hagan and Cécile Desserle. Suparna was born in Chandigarh, India. As a child, she sketched and drew in her notebooks, cultivating her soon-to-be passion with every new stroke. She would draw portraits of her friends and teachers alike, taking inspiration from and materializing her surroundings in the pages before her. By age 12, she made the jump to oil paintings, and by age 15, she began entering art competitions, and won multiple awards. She currently resides in Calabasas, CA, and continues to follow her passion in art.
There's a quite vibration and unexpected beauty in commonplace elements found in the urban environment. My work describes this in an atmospheric and dreamlike, yet familiar, manner.
I am a visual artist living in Southern California, working in watercolor and pastel. My interests are capturing light in a landscape, color transitions and creative use of various papers and materials.
Bio: I graduated with a Fine Arts Degree. I attended UCLA with an art major and Pepperdine University, California. I have been a member of the Allied Art Association and the Malibu City Cultural Arts Association. My artist statement is: As a resident in the Latigo Canyon my senses have become excitingly acute. The beauty that exists in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Beaches and the Crystal Blue Sky encourages my soul to dwell on those images. I have let my spirit form images including the white sands, and colorful trees and flowers and of course the Malibu sunsets.
Love what you do and do what you love has long been the mantra of artist Terah Tidy. Whether she’s styling hair or directing photo shoots, working with local sculptors to craft unique surfboards or studying textiles, she embodies the idea of chameleon. She’s an artist, photographer and hair stylist, and inside her studio along Pacific Coast Highway, Terah effortlessly fuses beauty and wellness with art and fashion.
Terah’s creative process is both intuitive and deliberate. She has a unique ability to understand the trends in art and to then explore how that trend applies to her Glamifornia eye. Glamifornia Style Lounge is where her physical art lives. But the world is where her emotional mind’s eye explores. It comes down to loving the new, the exciting and above all, the possible. This is what always guides Terah’s art and style.
Vicky Todd is a Los Angeles painter and artist. Starting at a very young age and exploring various forms of art forms from pencil drawing and oil painting,
easily transitioning to watercolor ad loving it, then to experimental mixed media, acrylic and photoshop. Her art education includes Valley College, California
Art Institute, the Atelier, ArtCenter College of Design and Brentwood Art Center.
Vicky has a bold, confident use of color and loves exploring many styles and mediums. Love of beauty, passion, love, diversity, nature, sky, universe is
reflected in her work. She is an accomplished, award winning artist. Also a professional astrologer and holds her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition.
She is a member of California Art League, Malibu Art Association and Los Angeles Art Association.
Tommy Tucker Time is renowned for their amazing and beautiful mural paintings. Such famous institutions as the USC School of Law and Walt Disney Studios have enjoyed the colorful and majestic murals created by Tommy Tucker Time. For over 30 years they worked with Hollywood studios and many murals have been commissioned for a variety of purposes and celebrations. The art of the mural is something that has been perfected over many years of hard work and experience.