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Joan Horsfall Young

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Joan Horsfall Young

Born in Toronto, Canada, Joan Horsfall Young had a passion for art even as a little girl. She knew that she was not inclined to become a nurse or teacher as expected by her parents. Instead she chose to pursue her passion for art and attended Central Tech Art School, Toronto. Her appetite for art education led her to the Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England and also California State University, Northridge in Southern California. While living in Europe and being very involved with her young children, Joan set her eyes on turning children’s toys and dolls into her own works of art. Her...

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Clyde Sunderland

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Clyde Sunderland

One of the premier aerial photographers in the nation, Clyde Sunderland mapped much of the Western states and documented the rise in commercial aviation after World War II during his illustrious career as an aviation photographer. Born in Oakland in 1900, Sunderland graduated from Oakland Technical High School. He also attended UC Berkeley where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Although photography was his hobby as early as 1915, Sunderland started his career as an animation moviemaker in the 1920’s. Photography quickly consumed his interests and he took a job as a commercial...

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Robin Wethe Altman

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Robin Wethe Altman

Robin grew up in Laguna Beach, California. Her uncommonly vivid watercolors have evolved over her 25 year art career. Robin’s art is known for its infectious optimism that can’t help but make people grin. The colors and subject matter simply say, “life, I love you!” She attended Principia College with the assistance of an art scholarship from the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and graduated in 1976 with a BA in Fine Art. Her professor at Principia was James Green. He was a noted “California Regionalist” in the 30’s and 40’s who studied with the...

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Kerne Erickson

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For the past 30 years Kerne Erickson has worked as a full-time artist, primarily producing freelance commissioned art and landscape paintings. His home and studio are located in Orange County near the edge of the vast O’Neill cattle ranch, with classic rolling California foothills and the distinct ridgeline of Saddleback Mountain in the background. To the south a few miles is Trestles beach, one of the premier surf spots in California. In this home he and his wife, Suzanne, raised their two children, Daniel and Anna. Erickson is soft spoken and friendly but prefers to work on his art with no...

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Scott Westmoreland

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Scott Westmoreland

Scott Westmoreland received a degree in art from Cal State, Fullerton in 1991. He then spent the first decade of his career as a designer and illustrator in the entertainment industry. Scott served as an artist for original posters, programs, brochures and multi-use images for major theatrical productions nation-wide, including tours and the Broadway stage. He served as a comprehensive artist for the motion picture industry and it’s advertisers, as well as a regular contractor for the Walt Disney Company and MCA Universal. In 1996, Scott was asked to become a full-time Staff artist at...

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Wade Koniakowsky

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Wade Koniakowsky

According to Surfer Magazine, “Wade Koniakowsky’s oil paintings are inspired by dreamlike point breaks in Polynesian paradise, jungles, clouds, shadows and mist … trees blow gently in an offshore breeze as a-frames peel and reefs fire in the distance.” The artist, known for these lush tropical interpretations, caters to a growing following on both coasts and in Hawaii, where his work is exhibited in the largest gallery chains in the islands. As an advertising art director, Wade’s 25-year career included campaigns for Fortune 500 brands such as Taco Bell, Reebok,...

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