Salon Artists for 2010 included (names in bold are featured below): Dulcie Adams, Jason Brain, Selina Cheng, Lore Eckelberry, Debra Hintz, Susan Gesundheit, Beverly Grossman, Walter Hurlburt, Christina Lynn Johnson, Stuart Kusher, September McGee, J. Dale M’Hall, Kuniko S. Ruch, Marjorie Sarnat, and Dorothy Shepherd.
Jason Brain is a native of the San Fernando Valley and finds constant inspiration from the world that weaves itself within, through, and around him. When not drawing his ‘Color Lines,’ Jason is often writing poetry and one-acts, playing guitar, taking photos, performing at open-mic’s, frequenting his favorite coffee shops, meditating, and/or breathing deeply.
“To me every painting is an adventure, it transports me to places where I am free to explore and create.” Selina’s paintings express her love of adventure and nature. With the use of vibrant colors and loose, bold strokes, her watercolors are expressive and sparkle with life. She loves the spontaneous quality of water media and uses them effectively to capture the subject matters she paints. Visit Selina’s website.
Lore Eckelberry is an international contemporary artist. Her paintings are featured in galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Japan, England, Germany, Spain, Korea, Canada, Mexico as well as a contemporary museum in Japan. She believes that the soul of man can be reflected and recorded in his art. Visit Lore’s website.
Susan Gesundheit’s paintings, prints and collages explore the surface of a two-dimensional graphic world with an extensive range of color and texture. Her work displays a sense of interpretation and experimentation with multiple layers with processes visible all the way through to the final image. Visit Susan’s website.
Bev Grossman’s paintings are often technique-driven. She works primarily in mixed media and collage, usually experimenting, but using watermedia for the foundation of her work. Her paintings are often layered in material and meaning. A recurring theme is the exploration of the concept of time. Email Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org
“My landscape paintings have been described as places you’ve never seen but you've been there. I translate this landscape into a visual expression of my own internal space. Art is a vehicle for me to transport my feelings outward into the physical world. Furnishing those feelings with an environment of form, color, texture and beauty is a necessary release for me.” Visit Debra’s website.
Walter began painting with oils after a 20-year career as a sign painter and a 5-year career as a technical illustrator at Lockheed. His favorite medium is oil and he likes to paint landscapes, portraits and figures. He is a member of the Valley Artists Guild, Burbank Art Associations and San Fernando Valley Art Club.
Christina Lynn Johnson works in two fluid mediums – watercolor and glass. She is a self-taught painter whose works evoke the sense of calm and wonder that Mother Nature provides. In contrast, her abstract fused glass pieces use strong color and design elements that artfully take advantage of the unique properties of glass. Visit Christina’s website.
“Color opens my mind allowing it to go deeper into my subject. My intent is to create harmony. My Japanese heritage has opened my mind to her culture and much of her beauty, such as Wabi, Sabi and Zen. To me, Japanese art seeks beauty in the imperfection and profundity of nature. It accepts the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered.” Visit Kuniko’s website.
Dorothy Shepherd’s paintings are not only an expression of the moment but are also based in the old lines and forms of Chinese Brush painting. A Chinese master painter once said that one must strive diligently to learn all the rules of painting, and then “forget” them. Dorothy’s paintings are attempts to give that structured form to an idea of the moment. Email Dorothy at email@example.com