Since a child, Laurie Roberts has always sought to be surrounded by nature and earn a living creatively as an artist.  She began her artistic career as a welder in ornamental iron and blacksmith shops eventually using those skills for designing custom metal furniture, landscape elements, lighting and sculpture. In her 30’s she went back to college, got a BS in Landscape Architecture and created native plant gardens that looked like the wild.  In 2012 she moved to Warner Springs, began taking oil painting classes and feels forever blessed and inspired to be surrounded by nature. 

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 

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.

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”.

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.

Kristen Cameron is a multi-media artist having produced works of art using high-fire clay sculptures, and paintings in acrylic. More recently creating sculptures using natural materials and paper clay.  Her style is described as "whimsical".  She has participated in many shows and galleries in Oregon, Montana, New Mexico, and California.

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!”

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.  Since 1998, she’s hosted Writers on Writing, a radio show on KUCI-FM and podcast on iTunes. She’s the 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). 

Angie MacCambridge is a painter living in Los Angeles. Her first artist residency was at Dorland in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carole Warburton was born in the Bronx, New York, and a native New Yorker, Carole now permanently resides in Temecula California. She has taught High School and Community College Art and received her MA in Art Studio Art from the State University at Albany, NY. Carole’s business, “Studio 5 Art” provided art classes for both children and adults for over 20 years. Private and small group instruction continues to be provided from her home/studio in Temecula, CA.

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 ReviewLatinoLA, 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." 

Candace Flint appreciates the power of the written word - how it shapes our perceptions, infuses meaning and richness into the most mundane or sublime of human experiences. She is currently editing a series of poems she began under the tutelage of Taylor Graham, a boots-on-the-ground poet laureate from Northern California. Nothing is too ordinary to write about – from reflecting on driving past the Mr. Pickles deli (ah, those ornamental grasses that bow to ground), to the sound that a Heron’s wingpit makes (a swoosh that opens sky and mind). Candace lives in Temecula and attends the monthly Scribblers group and Coffee on the Deck. What would life be without art and music?

Karen Rohlin has been an artist creator her entire life. Throughout her career, she’s worked in both clothing design, as a graphic artist, as well as having taught art in a K-8 school setting. For the past few years, Karen has been painting on her own again, exploring the natural world in her work. Karen uses watercolor and ink primarily but loves to paint in oils and acrylic as well. In her watercolor pieces, she focuses on a singular subject in order to capture the subtle tones and mood of each subject—trying to capture the emotion she associates with them.

Jean Sackin's lifelong dream of becoming an artist was put on hold while she raised a family and pursued an unrelated career, but she never gave up hope. Nearing retirement, she refused to believe that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks." She promised herself she'd fulfill her childhood dream to take lessons and learning more about painting, which she did. She loved it! Jean also took up photography as a hobby, which has helped inspire many of her paintings, and taken on a life of its own. Her dream having been fulfilled, she now has time to devote to creating art as well as taking photos, and sincerely hopes you enjoy the results!

Sonja Schenk is a multi-disciplinary artist from Los Angeles. She began with video installations and has since turned to other types of installation, painting, and sculpture. Her work explores the intersection of humankind and the natural world through traditional, technological, and transformative processes. She exhibits both locally and internationally and she has created several large, site-specific installations. She has been an artist-in-residence at two colleges and the U.S. National Park system. Influenced by early mentors Allan Kaprow, DeeDee Halleck, and Manny Farber, her work relies on a strong grounding in conceptual thought that is then translated into various media.

Micaiah Seborowski creates vibrant shimmering energy paintings with watercolors, often on textured or modified paper. He also loves to work on his mad scientist creations where he redesigns animal toys into playful mixed species. He sells both on his Etsy page, MASmotif.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
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Katinka Clementsmith is a working, teaching artist in Southern California. She loves to be the creative vessel for whimsical expressive works to come into creation. She often paints with migraines and credits the migraines for both her use of color and the disproportion of features that are essential to her signature style. Katinka has shown at art shows and galleries throughout the country, and her work is in private collections throughout the world. She teaches a variety of art classes in person and online. 

Sheryl Stradling is an award-winning author and artist. Her book, Faith, Power, Joy: Spiritual Guidance from 5 Generations of Remarkable Women, highlights her maternal ancestors. It was an Amazon bestseller and won the 2018 Body Mind Spirit book award for Spiritual Healing, as well as a Readers’ Favorite Five Star award. She is a contributor to Journey of an Empath, a compilation of empaths’ stories, and to Akasha: Spiritual Experiences of Accessing Our Soul’s Infinite Intelligence, scheduled to be published in August 2023. As a mixed media abstract artist, Stradling’s work is inspired by nature, Asian culture, and spirituality, and focuses on the interconnection between humankind, nature, and the cosmos. Sheryl minored in fine art at Western Washington University, studied printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA, and developed her approach to abstract art with watercolorist James Farrah.

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. 

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

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.

Alicia Jones is a visual artist who graduated with a BA in Art.  She is currently employed at a Waldorf school.  Born in 1969 she began focusing on art at Los Alamitos High School in Orange County, CA. Jewelry-making was her emphasis. 
At San Diego State University, she continued metal smithing, but because the cost of materials was high she turned to ceramic sculpture. Often chosen to participate in injured exhibitions, Alicia was president of the Ceramics Arts Association (SDSU) and managed the Faith Nightingale Gallery.  She went on to organize the monthly art rotation at Gelato Vero Caffe. Her last solo show at Gelato was in 2008.  

Liisa Kyle's unique hand-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels have been featured in galleries and art fairs in Southern California. Her metal sculptures and fused-glass pieces have been in juried exhibitions. More recently, she has added painting, textiles, and multi-media pieces to her portfolio. These diverse creative pursuits enrich her work as a life coach. A Ph.D. in Psychology, she specializes in helping her clients express their creativity, channel it productively, and overcome challenges along the way. She is also the author of two dozen self-help books (

Angela Briggs, drawing from the myriad of cultural, social, and spiritual aspects of gourds, metals, wood, clay, organic and recycled materials I create personal shrines, spirit dolls, wearable art, instruments, masks, prints, artist books, and public works of art that have history and purpose. The journey of creating art starts from deep in my soul, from my ancestors. I come from a culture that respects nature, asking permission to plant and harvest. Therefore, it is important for me to create functional art, such as a shrine, an altar, or art to wear embellished with natural objects which have a specific meaning. If the art creates an emotional response then I've done my job.

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. 


Curtis Horton

Sharon & David Marshall

Martha Minkler

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.

Maurice Cassidy was born in Ireland and graduated from Trinity College Dublin. He paints portraits utilizing oil on paper. His subjects are drawn from his surroundings. They are the people he cares about: Family, loved ones, and friends. Inspired by Lucian Freud his paintings are an autobiographical account, an attempt to create a record. His portraits are an intimate exploration of the person, and his relationship to them. There is a conversation with the subject which he seeks to convey, to capture the spirit of the person so the viewer feels they are already acquainted.

Kathy Crabbe, a visionary artist, draws inspiration from her shamanic practice, residing in homes crafted with her architect husband in Canada and California. Through daily painting, she transforms her creations into oracle decks, utilizing acrylic gouache. Her work has garnered recognition in publications like the LA Times and institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Women's Museum of California. Kathy’s art is displayed in public collections, including the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, San Diego Library, and UCLA Arts Library. Additionally, she has participated in group exhibitions: "Dark Matter" in Baltimore and "Making Zines=Making Herstory" in San Diego.