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. All books are available at www.amazon.com. 

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.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837 ~ www.dorlandartscolony.org ~ info@dorlandartscolony.org
A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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 has two degrees in the social sciences and is thus well prepared for his current profession in IT. He learned to read at age three and has had a book in his hand ever since. Born in Iowa and raised in Maine, he currently lives in Aguanga, California, with his artist wife and their two young boys. Trond’s short story First Date won second place in Running Scared, a 2015 online horror contest. He participated in the 2017 Writer’s Games team competition where his team, The Dark and Stormy Knights, took second place. 

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. 

“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”.

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist and astrologer forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts while painting with her non-dominant left hand. Her oracle decks can help awaken your intuition and her readings heal and guide. She is proud to have her art featured in women-centric places such as We’Moon Datebook, Women’s Museum of California and Sage Woman Magazine. She writes for Witches and Pagans, belongs to Hey Grrrl Collective in Temecula and teaches a Divine Feminine eClass at Wise Woman University. She makes her home in Southern California with two pooches and architect partner, Mark in an adobe style home they built themselves.

Hajime’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.

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.

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.

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!”

 Cat Okamura is an intuitive artist residing in Escondido, CA. She recently exposed her work to the public in 2018 after accepting and honoring her gift through a physical awakening. Her materials consist of objects found in nature, semi-precious stones, feathers, leather and any other necessary items that speak to her. She is often inspired by rock shapes and silhouettes, through which the creative process allows their true beauty to be recognized and revealed.

Lanie Galceran is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Drawing & Painting. She worked for 10 years as a Production Artist for the Shopper magazine and painted the Award Paintings for the Lompoc Marathon runners. She has shown her artwork in several galleries in Central and Southern CA. Also a writer of poetry, Lanie was presented with the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by The National Library of Poetry in 1993 and has recited her poetry in various local venues including Dorland Mt. Arts Colony. In addition, she enjoys photography, hand painting on silk, and the creation of mosaics and stained glass windows.

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. 

Four of the stories are featured in the anthology 72 Hours of Insanity, Volume 3. He placed 5th out of over 2500 writers in the 2017 NYC Midnight Flash Fiction contest.  In 2018, he had three stories published in the anthology Writings to Stem Your Existential Dread.

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.Type your paragraph here.

Phyllis Mauldin is a visual artist with a BFA in printmaking from Oregon State University. Her other medium is 3 dimensional art using soap stone and other stones, bronze and clay. She has a Big Head out of terra cotta color clay on display by the reflection pond at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. 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. 

 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 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.

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.

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.


Nancy Alvarado

Curtis Horton

Sharon & David Marshall

Carol Zaleski

Stephen Eldred

Martha Minkler

Kathy Morgan

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.

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, at the Brandon Art Gallery in Fallbrook CA.

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 currently serves as the Director of Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook and is responsible for putting up six art shows per year at the Fallbrook Library. She is an artist/member of the Del Mar Art Center, a member of The Arts Colony in Corona, a member of the Ramona Art Guild, a member of Paradise Textile Artists. 

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.