Artist Biography coming soon!
“I paint to portray the softer side of emotion and humor in a whimsical manner.” Born and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, Virginia. She learned to love art at an early age. She found inspiration in the illustrations of her favorite children’s books and in watching her Father sketch humorous little pictures at the dinner table and then sharing… Read more →
“My creative expression is painting in watercolors. My paintings encompass brilliant colors, amazing textures, and bold designs. I enjoy new applications, and exciting challenges. My style is bordering on the abstract with a touch of realism. Utilizing watercolor paints and black ink, I also illustrate pets and other living things. I am very fortunate to have studied with locally and… Read more →
Watercolors have been her creative source since the 1980s and she loves exploring the endless possibilities this medium allows. Kay is both enthusiastic and passionate about painting in her colorful, loose and interpretive style. Currently her art is in collections in Koln, Bachingen and Reinsdorf, Germany; Krems and Vienna, Austria; Ryd Sweden; Wales, UK and many states throughout the USA…. Read more →
Raised and educated in Santa Cruz, California, Roy Musitelli moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1977 with a reverence for compelling visual images through photojournalism. After a 30-year award-winning career in the newspaper field came to a close, a passion for illustration and design called him back to the drawing board. He now resides in Medford, Oregon, spending his days… Read more →
Since childhood, art has played an important part of my daily world whether in the form of abstract doodles, pen and ink drawings, and colored pencil renderings. Running in the background, though, was always a desire to work with metal. So, in May 2008, after retiring from a multi decade career in human resource administration, I plunged feet first into… Read more →
I find inspiration and motivation from all things in nature – especially animals and flowers. I am a fairly new artist having started watercolor painting in 2002. Since that time, I have been completely hooked on the media because it offers so much variety and flexibility regarding textures and techniques. My first instructor for 5+ years was the late Marshal… Read more →
Sheryl Swift was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She came to Southern Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University in 1970. She decided to make this her home, working as a commercial and fine artist. She has received numerous awards for her work. Sheryl teaches classes in drawing, watercolor, and oil painting. Sheryl enjoys painting wildlife, landscapes, horses, people and… Read more →
A Rogue Valley native, I learned to enjoy and study nature from an early age. Being outside, playing, working and interacting with nature have always been my way of life. I have a keen appreciation of light and how it plays on all of life from shinning through the cells of a leaf to the shimmering reveal of the earth’s… Read more →
I draw most of my inspiration from my local surroundings. While I sometimes refer to myself as a “fledgling watercolorist” I have been painting and drawing my entire life. I was first drawn to watercolor in the 80’s when introduced to the beautiful artwork of Polly Hammett. During that time, while living in Houston, I took my first watercolor class… Read more →
Ginny Matheson lives and works in Southern Oregon but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage.
Carol has been an artist since childhood. Professionally she has expressed her talent for art and design through her vocation as an interior designer. Over the years she has also pursued many different art forms including painting, collage, ceramics, and scrimshaw.
Mary Jo Heath was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. She moved to the Rogue Valley with her family at the age of five, attended school in Central Point and graduated from Medford High School. Higher education includes Bachelor of Science Degrees from Southern Oregon College, Graduate Studies at the University of Oregon, and numerous workshops.
Her highly detailed renderings exhibit not only her knowledge of anatomy, but they also bring out the personality of each subject.
Art came naturally to Susie. With stubs of #2 pencils from school, on spare newsprint from her father’s newspaper office, she constantly drew the family dogs, cats and hamsters, the horses in nearby pastures, and the creatures she saw in the Sierra mountain wilderness.
My life took on a new dimension when I decided to try painting. I had thought about it for many years, with the emphasis on “many.” I’ve always loved the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso so I began by copying one of each artist.
Richard “Dick” Woods has enjoyed creating art for many years. Dick has served as President, vice-president, treasurer and gallery director for the society over the years.
Judy minored in art during her college years and continued to study under local artists in Klamath Falls and Medford, Oregon working in oil, pastels and watercolors.
The beautiful world the Lord has created is an adventure and joy to me. My desire is to use the ability He has given me, as an artist, to share what I see with others.
Marilyn’s journey into art began with Calligraphy becoming a passion that led to her teaching this art form for more than 20 years. In 2009 a friend suggested that she try doing watercolours and a new passion was born.