Donna Attar, Abstract Acrylic Painter
“I start with color and form, the movement decides the rest. I do not know what will be the beginning or end – it’s a surprise.”
Effie Boudreaux: Artist and Sound Thereapist
Sound+Art Sound creates a vibration.
The vibration makes a shape.
My inspiration for this Art is Sound. Cymatics is the study of visible sound.
As a young aspiring artist, I traveled the world looking to broaden my horizon’s, hone my craft, and learn various applications and techniques. I was very excited and eager to absorb everything. University after University turned me down citing that there is no room for a derelict of my caliber in their fine institution of higher learning. So after yet another rejection, I walked down to the river and the ocean, and it hit me… Hi, I’m John. I like to sand shells, make copper brackets, and attach them to driftwood.
Sandra Czaja, Photographer
“Words will never be enough to explain the wild beauty of this area. Photos bring Shelter Cove to life.“
Richard Foe Fatu
Avakasi Samoan artist with modern touch to traditional Polynesian tatau. All art has a meaning just like a tatau (tattoo) on the body.
Crazy about art, she is inspired by her indigenous culture. She paints visions and dreams in watercolor.
Amy Lundstrom : Photography and Textile Design
My first love is portrait and wedding photography, and after 20 years in business I’m still amazed that I’ve been lucky enough to work at what I enjoy. I continue to photograph events in California and New England. https://amylundstromphotography.com.
Since moving to Shelter Cove I’ve been inspired to share the exceptional beauty of this special spot on the coast through photography and design. My designs are inspired by the details of things found in nature combined with fashions. Enjoy some of Amy’s textile designs and fashions for sale on : http://amylundstrom.com
“I love to paint landscapes; where the ocean meets the mountains, locations where nature dominates the scene.“
My earliest recollection as a small child, my maternal grandmother painted her kitchen cabinet doors with Pennsylvania Dutch patterns. She was also an oil painter, who taught my father painting techniques. He used one of my family home’s bedrooms for his studio. On the weekends I would watch him paint. My parents along with my grandmother started a monthly art group where they meet and critique their works. I don’t remember any Plein Air activities. Although I never got formal training from my father, my mother and I made many crafty projects growing up. My creativity went all over the map, knitting, crochet, embroidery, paper mache, silk painting, water colors, and beading.
So when I face the canvas with brushes in hand, I mentally call on them to create magic!
Susan Sack Native of Lancashire, England, Susan Sack is a self-taught artist who loves art so much she traveled the world to see the masters in person. Inspired by the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Patrick Woodroffe, Erte and local artist Frank Cieciorka, her goal is to create powerful images that fill our sacred places with joyous inspirations from the ocean and nature. Her mixed media artworks can be described as a mix of traditional realism, contemporary impressionism and symbolism.
Paints on silk with dyes. Her subject matter ranges through mandalas, still life, scenery, nature divas, mermaids, flowers…
Is best known for her mixed media assemblages, influenced by Art Nouveau, Deco, Arts & Crafts design. Themes include local California history.
Jessica Willis ‘Taking time to immerse myself in nature is where I find inspiration and peace of mind. Whether its a walk in the woods, fishing, and painting on a river, or scuba diving out to sea, each moment overtakes my senses & is imprinted on my soul. I find compositions everywhere and my imagination soars. Colors, light, textures, and intuition guide my work, transforming the painting surface with impulsive brush strokes and layering techniques.
I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Sculpture from Ohio State University in 2013. Learning trades such as welding, woodworking & making molds led to unique sculptures and installations where I emphasized expressing growth and decay and the web connecting everything living. I still focus on the beauty of nature and change while I’ve adapted and developed a unique painting process, surrendering to improvisation with my brush.
Since graduating, I have been exploring four different painting mediums & documenting my adventures. Upon moving to California in 2015, I was introduced to plain air painting which drastically changed my art practice. Acrylics give me the ability to paint expressively and freely while my style continues to develop, but I look forward to more encaustic paintings as well. The tactility of creating my own eco-friendly paint from beeswax and tree resin, and using fire to manipulate the surface is mesmerizing and excites my senses and my sculptural background.’