HAJIME (“Haj-Mae”) OHNO
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.

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.

Michael Craig Carrier is a self taught artist of Anglo/Hispanic heritage. His family was a group of highly creative individuals, whose encouragement inspired him to develop my own artistic voice. He has worked in various LA area galleries including Sunyata Gallery and Don O' Melveny Gallery. He works as an artist maintaining studios Cedarpines Park, and Temecula CA and also works as a Licensed Painting Contractor. His Eco Art has been seen in over 2 dozen solo exhibitions and over a 100 group shows. Widely collected, his work has earned several awards, as well as two Museum Residencies. 

Katinka Clementsmith works in two very distinct artistic styles. The offbeat, colorful portraits of her “Imaginary Friends,” series emphasis the uniqueness of individual personalities. The evocative, but simplistic “Silhouette Series,” tell stories with minimal detail.  Both series are expressive and use color as a means to communicate mood.  Katinka works in oil, acrylic and watercolor, often including mixed media. 

 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.

Marilyn Latimer Born in Detroit Michigan, Went to Wayne University. My favorite medium to use is oils and acrylics. Won many awards and have my art in residential homes in Europe, China and USA . Am in all three of the new "Angel books" for children just recently published .  I have judged the visual arts state contest for TEF students,  I have art on display at the Hemet art Gallery, and at the Canyon Lake Optometrist office  presently, also at the "Mercantile"in Temecula. I love to paint Plein Aire and I paint from photos from time to time. I have been past and current President of Temecula Valley Art LeagueVP at Canyon Lake Art Assoc. and Program Director at CLAA, HVAA and TVAL. I am a member of Gem of the Valley, Dorland Art Colony, and Hemet Valley Art Assoc. 

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. She has her BFA from Oregon State University. Her medium is in 3 dimensional art using stone (soap stone and more), bronze and clay. she is now teaching basic bookbinding at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and is continuing to take classes in live study with clay. 

Multimedia artist, Angela Briggs creates personal shrines/spirit dolls, masks, prints, artist books, assemblage, instruments and public art. Signature pieces in Briggs repertoire of art to wear include her one of a kind Khatiti JuJu bags and jewelry, generally made from gourds, coconut shells, leather, bone, fiber and copper.  Her art was placed at the tomb of Kushite nobleman, Karakhamun on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt. Over the past 45 years, Angela has worked with K-12 students and adults with disabilities, creating workshops that teach the history and traditions of African, Native American and Asian cultures at several school sites.  

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. 

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.

Originally from northern California, Carole Degnan moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1975. There she studied architectural drafting at UA, married, & raised two children. Carole has studied culinary arts in Georgia, visual arts at California Saddleback College & holds a state license in Medical Aesthetics in California. Jobs have included corporate catering for two separate companies, executive office assistant at a computer school in Seattle, medical aesthetics in Laguna Beach, and part-time assistant to a gallery corporate art director in Alaska. Now retired from wearing these hats, Carole focuses on her watercolor and jewelry making as well as giving back to her art community

MEMBERS

Nancy Alvarado

Curtis Horton

Sharon & David Marshall

Vicki Moran

Leslie Wolcott

Carol Zaleski

Ledda Barducci

Stephen Eldred

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, 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. 

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.

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

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 is an artist, writer, teacher, and soul guide. She empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams. Kathy’s work has appeared in We’Moon Datebook, Sage Woman Magazine, the Sawdust Art Festival and the Women’s Museum of California. She writes a moon column for Witches and Pagans and is a mentor at Wise Woman University, where she teaches a Divine Feminine eClass. Kathy lives in Temecula, California and the Thousand Islands, Canada with her two dogs and architect husband, Mark, in homes they’ve built themselves. 

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.  www.grassband.orgpe your paragraph here.

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.