Wheel Thrown Ceramics
Fine Art Photography
Adeola is a mixed media/ wearable-art artist working with various mediums. A mostly self taught artist, Adeola continues to expand her artistic endeavors through various workshops with such noted artists as Ron Prokrasso, Lynne Parella, Jesse Reno, Mary Beth Shaw, Linda O’Brien and Susan Lenart Kazmer. Adeola’s ability to create joy, love and positive outlook in her painting is credited to her consistent endurance! “When you take a look at my paintings or wearable-art you instantly feel the joy and happiness the colors convey. I am very aware of colors and forms and how they work together to create a visual sensation. From the beginning composition/design to the final stroke, my work prevails in revealing the complex inner spirits within us”. Her art is private and public collections.
Janet Edwards is a Redlands artist whose work reflects her love of the natural beauty of California, as well as her respect for sites of historical importance. While working primarily in the etching medium, she is also an accomplished watercolorist, a watercolor-like style is often reflected in her work. Many etchings include embossing as part of the design.
Janet is a graduate of the University of Redlands, having earned a B.A. degree in Art Education. She taught public school art before raising a family. A past president of the Redlands Art Association. Janet is currently chair of that organization’s art endowment fund. Her work has been chosen by educational, cultural and civic organizations to honor dignitaries, professors, musicians, ambassadors and politicians.
Janet’s work may be seen, in her home studio in Redlands, at the RAA gallery and at Haven Home Essentials in Redlands, in galleries in Cambria and Mendocino, CA and in Yachats, OR.
Margaret Goodward has a passion for paper. In college, she studied both art and psychology, working in monoprint, collagraph, blind embossing and hand-papermaking. Today her art making still shows her love for paper. She uses solid papers in brilliant colors to create layered, dimensional collages that abstractly reference both human and natural growth. The works’ artistic foci are positive-negative space, transparency and an active visual balance. The collages are mounted so they appear to “float” in the frame. Several recent series are on the themes of, “Burning Bushes”, “Stars” (the kind in the sky) “Fans” and the beginning of a new series of flowing, rhythmic “Ribbons”. In addition, she will offer the new 2010 Mindful Advent Garland.
I love adding wood colors and textures together for a striking or contrasting effect. I always keep an eye out for wood that has an interesting color or grain to it. I can find it anywhere! Many people see a piece of firewood where I see a future lid to a box or a bowl or vase. Nothings better than a well finished product, polished to a high gloss. I have been working with wood for almost 50 years. I’m a perfectionist… it’s not done till it’s done right. The Boxes and Bowls I make have a very unique look and feel. Achieved by attention to detail in grain, texture and color. Having sold over 500 Boxes and Bowls through Art Galleries and Craft shows for the last 10 years, I know my customers appreciate the Quality that goes into every Box or Bowl I make and sign. Many of my woods come from all over the world… I currently have over 30 species on hand. Many of my beautiful burls come from here in the United States.
Shane M Keena
As an avid scuba diver marine forms are sources of visual and formal inspiration, yet my agenda is not to recreate what already exists in the world but rather to create objects that are chimeras; the result of a blending of ideas begging the question; “is it animal, mineral or vegetable?” I am for my work to come to life within arm’s reach, where eyesight blurs into touch with the objective of creating new, enigmatic and uncategorized art forms.
Cindy Jones Lantier
I make art because I can’t not make art. It’s my way to work and play, simultaneously. And it’s my way to maintain my balance in life. There is a certain timelessness that I experience when I’m creating that encourages me to be present in my life. Making art brings me a joy that nothing else does. Contemporary Mixed-Media is my main mode of artistic expression, although I also write and play with photography.
I do this kind of play-work because I am a dabbler at heart, and mixed-media allows me to experiment with all kinds of tools (papers, paints, stencils, inks, rubber stamps, etc.) in the same piece. Nothing is off limits. If it can be used to make a mark, I use it! I do, however, hope to paint more and collage less in the future and use my own photographs in my work, too.
I am constantly making decisions about where to put a certain element , what color to use next, or what technique will best communicate what I’m feeling. Most of my decisions are made by whim in the early part of a piece, when the most important part is to cover the empty canvas. Later, as I continue to build layers, I start to be concerned about balance and color harmony.
Making art not only brings me joy, but allows me to share that joy with others. The delight I feel when I am creating shows itself in the layers of paint and paper that make up my work. That pleasure is why I create in the first place.
Dan is an artist presently working in metal. His work ranges from public art, kinetic sculptures and garden art, to one-of-a-kind, period correct gates for historic homes.
Many of his sculptures and kinetics are in collector’s homes throughout Southern California, Oregon, Washington and Kansas. There is a large collection at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation in Alta Loma as well.
His gates can be seen in private homes locally as well as the Emporia Arts Community in Ontario.
Glass fascinates me with its contradictions; its many moods and versatile nature make it an exciting medium to work with. It is so fragile, but so durable, so sharp, but so smooth. It draws the eyes into its center even as it reflects light at its surface. It is colorless, vivid, transparent, opaque. The same piece can couple great visual texture with a captivating sleakness of surface. Glass can be molded by other substances or envelop them seamlessly in its depths. Especially with dichroic glass, its appearance can be fiery; yet the glass itself is pleasingly cool in the hand, then warms to the touch. A piece of glass can radically change character with alterations in light or the background. The medium itself is so beautiful that it is a joy to work with.
I am trained as a biologist, and this training informs my artwork. Many of my designs are inspired by the natural world in color or form. In both laboratory science and in creating art one poses queries, then uses one’s hands and brain to try to answer them. In addition, glass fusing is an art form in which the piece undergoes much of its development in the kiln, separated from the artist. My laboratory training has honed my ability to observe and to learn from the outcome of constructing or treating a piece in a particular way. Thus, although the kiln is still full of surprises, I am better able to get the effects that I want during that mysterious period in the kiln when the magic occurs.
Redlands photographer Judith Sparhawk is well-known for her beautiful Redlands scenes, her intricate dimensional collages, and her unique close-up photography. She has recently taken her art to new levels, working with photo art techniques to create interesting beautiful special effects. She is especially intrigued by color, line and patterns, which is reflected in her work.
She has had her work accepted into juried exhibitions, and has won numerous awards in the last ten years. Her work hangs in many homes and businesses in the local area, and she has had her photographs published in two anthologies and in a calendar.
Sparhawk has published a book of her close-up photographs titled “The Spiral Path: Visions Along the Way”, and a book of her poetry and photographs, “The Captured Heart”. She is a past President of Redlands Camera Club and Redlands Art Association. Her work can be seen regularly at Redlands City Hall, Redlands Community Hospital and at Redlands Art Association.