Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications (Veteran, RN/MSN) is a visual artist (emphasis - nature photography), poet (emphasis - Haiku), writer and public speaker located in Del Mar, CA. Her current emphasis is teaching her "Capturing Your Creativity with Haiku" Workshop, including her nature photography as writing prompts, in the San Diego area.
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is the author of Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within (Harcourt, re-released by Mars Street Press), a Los Angeles Times bestseller. She’s published short fiction and essays in USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series, Serial Magazine, Shotgun Honey (Down & Out Books), Crossing Borders (Down & Out Books), Inlandia, Antarctica Journal, Authors Guild Bulletin, and Belle Ombre. Her journalism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, The Writer, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Since 1998, she’s hosted Writers on Writing, a radio show on KUCI-FM and podcast on iTunes. She’s editor of the upcoming Palm Springs Noir (Akashic, April 2021). She’s president of Sisters in Crime, Orange County Chapter. She has taught at UC-Irvine, where she was named Distinguished Instructor, and currently teaches at Gotham Writers Workshop (NYC) and Saddleback College (Orange County, CA).
Watercolor enthusiast and local artist Carole Degnan started exploring watercolor in 2003 And pastel in 2020. She attended two years of art classes in drawing, design, and watercolor at Sadddleback College in Orange County. Carole likes to focus on the eyes in her paintings to capture the emotion of her subjects. Her work never feels forced and is always unique in its statement. Carole’s other passions are jewelry making and cooking.
Nancy Alvarado holds both a BA (Santa Clara University) and an MFA (San Diego State University) in writing. She worked for nearly five years as a columnist for the Chula Vista Star-News, winning awards for Excellence in Journalism from the San Diego Press club, the California Reading Association, and the Greater San Diego Reading Association. Her fiction has been published in Relief Journal, San Diego State University MFA Anthology, Santa Clara Review, and LatinoLA "Expresate!" She earned an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Annual Short Story Awards, and 9th place in the Writer's Digest Poetry Awards. You can read samples here: Santa Clara Review, LatinoLA, and The Star News. "Give him a soft landing place, but give, oh give him wings to fly and perhaps someday he will touch the heavens."
As Jasper Johns said, “it’s simple; you just take something and do something else to it. Keep doing this and pretty soon you’ve got something”. Carol Zaleski has the same philosophy. A mixed media artist, traveling from collage to paint and back again, Carol loves combining paint, crayon, ink, textured paper and discovering unplanned surprises in each painting. Director/owner of an advertising agency in downtown Chicago for over 20 years, Carol relocated to California in 1998 and has been an active member of the Southern California art community ever since. Judging, giving demos, curating shows are her passion, in addition to creating art. For the past five years, she’s been Fine Art Director at the Fallbrook Library developing six exciting art shows per year.
Odessa Cleveland, a talented poet, author and artist, continues to develop her skills as a writer and mosaic artist. She is a lifetime member of NEA, SAG/AFTRA and GLAWS. She is a member of the Writers' Group in Temecula, California and a member of the Diamond Valley Writers' Guild as well as a member of SAMA. As an Associate artist of Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, she is writing another poetry book and creating mosaic art. Being a member of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, she has participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and the Orange County Children’s Book Festival. Her published works include Water Colored Soul which acknowledges and rejects love, focuses on images of people in life, and deals with social issues. Her latest book is Of Age and Edges. All books are available at www.amazon.com.
Vicki Moran is a watercolor artist living in Hemet, California. She began her watercolor study in 2014 upon retiring from a career in book publishing. At Hemet Valley Art Association, she has enjoyed classes by Joyce Thomas and Betty Pilley and has attended watercolor workshops by Janice Cipriani-Willis and Susan Keith. She continues to study under Betty Pilley and, at Dorland, Robert Willis. Vicki has won three Best of Show awards at HVAA, shown at Redlands Multi Media show, Brandon Gallery, The Merc in Temecula, and at Dorland. Her current focus is portraits.
Marilyn Latimer's favorite medium is oils and acrylics. She has won many awards and is in collections in Europe, China and USA. She often has art on display at the Hemet art Gallery. She loves to paint Plein Aire and from photos from time to time. She has been past and current President of Temecula Valley Art League, VP at Canyon Lake Art Assoc. and Program Director at CLAA, HVAA and TVAL. She is a member of Gem of the Valley, Dorland Art Colony, and Hemet Valley Art Assoc.
Steven Morris is an American figurative abstract painter with a surrealistic vision. His paintings fall within the lineage of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist and European Surrealist painters, as defined by artists such as Willem De Kooning, Mark Rothko, Nicolas Carone and Robert Motherwell. Like these artists, Steven explores both the real and unseen worlds that inhabit the human experience.
Kathleen Morgan creates abstract paintings, prints, and combined media that represent her response to visual or internal experiences. Her undergraduate degree is in painting, and she has worked as a graphic designer and gallery owner. Kathleen’s ongoing study of painting, textile design, and printmaking has evolved into considerable use of combined media. She builds her imagery with acrylics, monotype, solar etching, collagraphy, and pigment prints, usually incorporating multiple techniques. She tries to approach the work from unexpected points of view and with a spontaneity that she hopes will translate to the finished work. Kathleen exhibits throughout southern California and online.
The Associate Artists are visual artists, writers, musicians, and supporters of the arts who meet to discuss, plan and implement activities that support Dorland, the regional arts community, and each other.
John Lane has been an Associate Member in our music realm for many years. He is an educator, a father and a singer/songwriter. He has written many of his original songs here at Dorland and has an original band called Grass.
Stephenie Bushra Khan was originally from Massachusetts and then married a man from Bangladesh, whose culture greatly influenced her poetry and art. A converted Muslim, Ms Khan's art is suffused with Islamic mysticism or sufism. The women in her paintings are women dervishes..or mystics. All her paintings represent the worship of God in the New England woods and display the New England birds and flowers, where she sought refuge and the Oneness of God as a child. Her name Bushra is her Islamic name, which means the Gospel or good news and she seeks to express this concept in her art.
Phyllis Mauldin is a visual artist with a BFA in printmaking from Oregon State University. Her other medium is 3 dimensional art using soapstone and other stones, bronze and clay. Her scullpture Big Head out of terra cotta color clay on display by the reflection pond at Dorland Mountain Arts. Phyllis is also a Dorland office staff volunteer.
Kelly Shire is a writer born and raised in southeastern Los Angeles county. The landscape and neighborhoods of Southern California play a large role in her work and influences, as does family and pop culture, particularly in the form of music. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Cal State Long Beach, and her essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in the literary journals Brevity, Under the Gum Tree and The Coachella Review, among several others. She is currently teaching an online class through Pen & Paper Writing Workshops, and has taught writing and literature classes at Cal State Long Beach and Chapman University. Kelly has lived in Temecula with her family for over 15 years, and is completing a memoir about family, music, and road trips.
Janice Cipriani-Willis is an accomplished watercolorist who lives and works at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula. She began her art education by earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Traveling and observation have inspired Janice Cipriani-Willis to find and express in watercolor the subtle and often obscure beauty she has seen. Her current work has been inspired by watching people from all walks of life in situations that engender a range of human emotions. Janice is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and of Watercolor West. Original works and giclee reproductions are available and can be seen by appointment at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.
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Award Winning Contemporary Artist Sacha Hope is best known for her bright, cheerful and vibrant paintings. Her color choices and painting styles swing from Pop Art to Abstract to Post-Impressionism. She is a British born transplant to the USA. She paints and teaches art lessons in her home studio. Sacha continues the fight to keep art in Public Schools, and volunteers much of her spare time to community outreach programs. “I paint, because it lets the sun shine through me!”
Kathy Stradley is an oil painter who grew up in a beach community near Los Angeles. Kathy has been creating art from the age of 4 and is currently painting in her home studio in Temecula and en plein air in the surrounding areas. Kathy shows her work in Temecula as a member of the Temecula Valley Art League, in Fallbrook as a member of the Fallbrook Art Association, and with the Dorland Arts Colony Associate Artists, where she is on the Board of Directors. Her art is currently on display at the Fallbrook Art Gallery. She participates in shows at the Merc and History Museum in Temecula. She is a past winner of the Ralph Love Plein Air Festival and her work was recently presented as a gift to the Temecula Sister City of Daisen-Nakayama, Japan. She continues to grow and expand her talents.
For many years, Penny Fedorchak of Fallbrook, Ca, has been making the weekly trip to Dorland to study watercolors under the tutelage of Robert Willis, Dorland Artist in Residence. Robert has been instrumental in her success as an accomplished painter; with his vision and instruction, she has won many awards for her Plein Air landscapes, florals, still life and old vehicles. Penny has also studied portraits with Janice Cipriani-Willis. “Art is a journey, one that gives me the opportunity to learn from each painting I create. Color excites me and I love the way paint does its own thing. My goal is to let the paint do the work creating its own path while I nudge it here and there.” Penny is represented Fallbrook by “Gallery 105”, 105 North Main St, and the Fallbrook Art Association Gallery, 127 North Main St.
Betty Pilley, Watercolor Artist and Instructor was born in Jefferson, Texas but spent most of her life in San Diego County. As a child, she showed an interest in art by her early attempts at sketching and painting. As a young adult, Betty enjoyed using her creative, artistic talents for various projects. Her love of nature has motivated her to focus mainly on landscapes but she also paints still-life and abstract, and has recently been taking a portrait class. Currently residing in Hemet, Betty has shown her work at the Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery, Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook, Santa Rosa Plateau, and Redlands Gallery. She has won awards at the Fallbrook Art Center, Redlands Gallery, and the Hemet Valley Art Association Gallery. She was named Hemet Valley Art Association’s Artist of the Year several times. Her lighthearted and fun-loving approach to life spills over into her classroom, encouraging and inspiring her students.
Leslie Wolcott is a graduate of UC Berkeley and University of London, England. She studied at Art Center and later became an Asian antique dealer. These drawings are from an Italian series made from her travels to Italy where last year some of her oil paintings were featured in an exhibition in Tuscany. She now spends time in Dorland with Robert Willis learning how to capture landscapes in watercolor.
Pamella Bowen is a native Californian who earned her B.A. and teaching credential in English from Cal Poly University, Pomona, then went on to teach for thirty-three years in various inland area high schools. After retirement, she gladly put down her red pen and took up her laptop to write a novel, several pieces of non-fiction, poems and many song lyrics. Her latest venture is self-publishing inspiring books for adults and children. As of 2020, she had written and published ten titles, available on Amazon. She lives in Temecula with her husband Don.
Trond E. Hildahl learned to read at age three and has been in love with the written word ever since. He lives in rural Aguanga (California, USA), at the base of the Palomar Mountains, with his wife/artist/best-friend and their two boys.He placed top 5 in the 2018 New York City Midnight Flash Fiction Contest and has been published in the Scribes Divided anthologies "Writings to Stem Your Existential Dread" and "Dread Naught but Time."
“The City of Temecula is proud to support Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, celebrating the arts and culture of Temecula through special events and programs open to all”.
Noreen Ring graduated from USIU with a degree in International Business Administration and has a minor in Management from Palomar College. Her career was always focused on the textile industry as she worked for Crompton Company (US based manufacturer and exporter of corduroy and velveteen) for ten years as their International Operations Manager and then for Velcorex of France (largest textile manufacturer in Europe.) Noreen now shows her award winning textile collages in a variety of regional galleries and art shows with a nationally based collector following. She is past director Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook. Noreen serves on the board of directors as secretary for Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. She also participates in the Fallbrook Library Arts Program.
Donald Smith combined art and theater into designing sets for theater and later, a special effects career and instructor at MSJC. Retired, he is adding playwright and puppeteer to his list; creating “Table Manners”, a new play reading series at Dorland. Don’s life is proof that everything learned will find a purpose.
Raised in Southern California, Barbara Perryman’s passion has always been to create and she has sought to develop this passion throughout her life. She feels a certain energy while creating, that fails to come through any other way. When the viewer sees and feels this energy, she knows her work has a living, moving quality. Most of her work is inspired by the human figure in one way or another. Her motivation comes from those images that move her and sometimes from pure emotion. In either case, she seeks to capture her perceptions and their continuous movement. Although painting is her medium of choice, she also explores other mediums such as charcoal, pastel, graphite, and mixed media. She served as President of the Canyon Lake Arts Association in 2015 and 2016. Her exhibitions include several group and solo shows over the past 30 years.
Artist, writer, teacher and soul guide, Kathy Crabbe invokes faerie goddess spirituality to heal, make whole and holy. She is Mother of the Lefty Oracle, Elfin Ally Oracle and Goddess Zodiac Power decks and has self-published two books and numerous zines. She’s also sort of ambidextrous. Her work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine, the Sawdust Art Festival, and the Women’s Museum of California. Kathy writes a moon column for Witches and Pagans and has taught at Mt. San Jacinto College, HGTV, and is a mentor at the Wise Woman School where she teaches a Divine Feminine eClass. Find her online at http://KathyCrabbe.com
Nathan Rivera is a native of the Writing words and music on the accordion, guitar, voice, piano, what else? Traveling to share the gift of music with those willing to accept it. Spreading positivity and joy one note at a time.
Hajime (“Haj-Mae”) Ohno's specialty is portrait art, both humans and animals. The primary media he uses are oil and mixed media (mostly charcoal and colored pencils). His other projects include “roots” paintings based on the photographs of his childhood days (the early 1960s) in Hokkaido, Japan.
Sharon & David Marshall