Barbara Freund

Style - Representational

I am primarily a plein air artist. The attraction of plein air painting for me is being in the natural environment that I attempt to capture on canvas. I am better able to witness changing atmosphere, shadows, clouds, brightness, and the myriad effects of wind on the mountain and coastal sites I favor, than if I were only passing by. And while hiking and mountain biking are favorite activities, being in one place for a time while painting offers much more time to observe the beautiful, transitory details. The sensation of mountain air, the fragrance of plants and dirt, the movements of animals and insects, the immense sense of presence.

I have had the extraordinary pleasure of spending time painting with, and learning from, truly wonderful artists here in California, including Ken Auster, Karl Dempwolf, Randy Sexton, and Debra Huse, to name a few. I have exhibited in both group and solo venues, including the Santa Monica Mountains Anthony Beileson Interagency Visitor Center, La Galleria Gitana, Malibu City Hall, Santa Paula Art Museum, and Topanga Canyon Gallery.

I am honored to be currently serving as President of the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, a group of local fine artists with a long history of painting representational art of the Santa Monica Mountains and beaches to promote appreciation of the environment and to support conservation and maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and local parks.

Barbara Freund

Style - Representational

I am primarily a plein air artist. The attraction of plein air painting for me is being in the natural environment that I attempt to capture on canvas. I am better able to witness changing atmosphere, shadows, clouds, brightness, and the myriad effects of wind on the mountain and coastal sites I favor, than if I were only passing by. And while hiking and mountain biking are favorite activities, being in one place for a time while painting offers much more time to observe the beautiful, transitory details. The sensation of mountain air, the fragrance of plants and dirt, the movements of animals and insects, the immense sense of presence.

I have had the extraordinary pleasure of spending time painting with, and learning from, truly wonderful artists here in California, including Ken Auster, Karl Dempwolf, Randy Sexton, and Debra Huse, to name a few. I have exhibited in both group and solo venues, including the Santa Monica Mountains Anthony Beileson Interagency Visitor Center, La Galleria Gitana, Malibu City Hall, Santa Paula Art Museum, and Topanga Canyon Gallery.

I am honored to be currently serving as President of the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, a group of local fine artists with a long history of painting representational art of the Santa Monica Mountains and beaches to promote appreciation of the environment and to support conservation and maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and local parks.

Derek Schimming

Style - Abstract

Derek is an abstract expressionist and his art is influenced by his father’s works from the 60’s with mid-century modern vibe. Growing up with a father who was an architect/artist and art collector and a mother who owned an art gallery and helped cultivate new artists, Derek was exposed to a variety of arts and styles and from a young age showed a great appreciation and his own artistic style. Without formal training Derek expresses himself via strong emotions and life events, conveying from his mind’s eye to the canvas. Working primarily with oils and acrylics his non-traditional style produces unique and vivid works with multiple details and depth which draws in the viewer and allows them to discover different nuances.

Derek Schimming

Style - Abstract

Derek is an abstract expressionist and his art is influenced by his father’s works from the 60’s with mid-century modern vibe. Growing up with a father who was an architect/artist and art collector and a mother who owned an art gallery and helped cultivate new artists, Derek was exposed to a variety of arts and styles and from a young age showed a great appreciation and his own artistic style. Without formal training Derek expresses himself via strong emotions and life events, conveying from his mind’s eye to the canvas. Working primarily with oils and acrylics his non-traditional style produces unique and vivid works with multiple details and depth which draws in the viewer and allows them to discover different nuances.

Monica List

Style - Representational

A self-taught artist lends a sense of humanity, unabashed originality, and a feeling of accessibility in her craft. One word that best describes her style is bold. Her color isn’t shy, nor subtle. She addresses it fearlessly. The composition and expression in her work shows such an intriguing approach that is both powerful and sensitive.

“I consider myself an idealistic painter by only choosing to capture joyful experiences using a vibrant array of colors. Each of my paintings are snapshots of my daily life.”

Monica strives to create work that the viewers can relate to their own personal experiences. She paints en plein air, which necessitates immediacy of decision-making and an instinctive response to her environment. This informs her studio work to respond and translate intuitively and spontaneously.

A native Californian, Monica List is a member of the California Art Club, Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Monica List

Style - Representational

A self-taught artist lends a sense of humanity, unabashed originality, and a feeling of accessibility in her craft. One word that best describes her style is bold. Her color isn’t shy, nor subtle. She addresses it fearlessly. The composition and expression in her work shows such an intriguing approach that is both powerful and sensitive.

“I consider myself an idealistic painter by only choosing to capture joyful experiences using a vibrant array of colors. Each of my paintings are snapshots of my daily life.”

Monica strives to create work that the viewers can relate to their own personal experiences. She paints en plein air, which necessitates immediacy of decision-making and an instinctive response to her environment. This informs her studio work to respond and translate intuitively and spontaneously.

A native Californian, Monica List is a member of the California Art Club, Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Avi Boyko

Style - Pop

LA based Artist & Illustrator

Avi Boyko

Style - Pop

LA based Artist & Illustrator

Debbi Green

Style - Representational

I have always been an artist at heart but took quite a few side tracks before I decided to be a full time painter. A B.A. in Fashion Design, a sportswear designer, freelance textile and surface designer, a costumer in the film industry, owner and creator of a hand painted children’s furniture company and partner in a “recycled” clothing design venture.

Then, at 50 years old, I studied with Signature Artists from the California Art Club and Los Angeles Art Academy.

Painting is a meditation, a passion, which directs me. My lifestyle is the backdrop and muse for my artwork. I live on a lake, at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, near 40 acre ranches with every type of farm animal and minutes from the beach. I have a family of friends that inspire me by how they live their lives and are my cheerleaders for my endeavors. I live with a black doggie with a white spot and a white kittie with a black spot. I own an original Barbie doll (I never played with) yet today, she is dressed as Frida Kahlo. am a frustrated writer (though published) and a closeted wannabe comedian a la Lucille Ball. I see beauty in everything. I admire excellence. I can find humor in almost anything. I paint with those values in mind. “Learn to live and live to learn”. It is one of my favorite mottos. (Douglas Horton). I am so grateful that you stopped by and took the time to get to know me. I hope it gave you some insight as to what motivates me and keeps me painting on a daily basis.

Debbi Green

Style - Representational

I have always been an artist at heart but took quite a few side tracks before I decided to be a full time painter. A B.A. in Fashion Design, a sportswear designer, freelance textile and surface designer, a costumer in the film industry, owner and creator of a hand painted children’s furniture company and partner in a “recycled” clothing design venture.

Then, at 50 years old, I studied with Signature Artists from the California Art Club and Los Angeles Art Academy.

Painting is a meditation, a passion, which directs me. My lifestyle is the backdrop and muse for my artwork. I live on a lake, at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, near 40 acre ranches with every type of farm animal and minutes from the beach. I have a family of friends that inspire me by how they live their lives and are my cheerleaders for my endeavors. I live with a black doggie with a white spot and a white kittie with a black spot. I own an original Barbie doll (I never played with) yet today, she is dressed as Frida Kahlo. am a frustrated writer (though published) and a closeted wannabe comedian a la Lucille Ball. I see beauty in everything. I admire excellence. I can find humor in almost anything. I paint with those values in mind. “Learn to live and live to learn”. It is one of my favorite mottos. (Douglas Horton). I am so grateful that you stopped by and took the time to get to know me. I hope it gave you some insight as to what motivates me and keeps me painting on a daily basis.

John Von Buelow

Style - Representational

John von Buelow is a creative guy. He was born in Santa Monica and spent most of his life in Southern California. He first took to the brush and canvas when his fourth grade teacher suggested art lessons as a way focus his inquisitive intelligent restlessness. That foundation led him to constantly create with his hands and his head. His love of drawing and making things led him to his degree and career in Industrial Design. The creative problem solving process as well as the represenational and aesthetic art skills of design are imbedded in his approach to art.

John Von Buelow

Style - Representational

John von Buelow is a creative guy. He was born in Santa Monica and spent most of his life in Southern California. He first took to the brush and canvas when his fourth grade teacher suggested art lessons as a way focus his inquisitive intelligent restlessness. That foundation led him to constantly create with his hands and his head. His love of drawing and making things led him to his degree and career in Industrial Design. The creative problem solving process as well as the represenational and aesthetic art skills of design are imbedded in his approach to art.

Patricia Scoponich

Style - Mosaic Tile

Mosaic artist Patricia Scopinich has been creating mosaics for the last twenty years. She splits her time between her administrative job in the Science Division at Pepperdine University and creative time in her home studio in Calabasas. Patricia’s inspired fine art mosaics are represented in private homes and local art shows. Patricia studied art history at UC Santa Barbara and assisted in managing two Los Angeles art galleries. Her mosaic work is vibrant, festive, and uplifting.

Patricia Scoponich

Style - Mosaic Tile

Mosaic artist Patricia Scopinich has been creating mosaics for the last twenty years. She splits her time between her administrative job in the Science Division at Pepperdine University and creative time in her home studio in Calabasas. Patricia’s inspired fine art mosaics are represented in private homes and local art shows. Patricia studied art history at UC Santa Barbara and assisted in managing two Los Angeles art galleries. Her mosaic work is vibrant, festive, and uplifting.

Robert Scoponich

Style - Representational

While primarily a self taught painter, Robert has studied at Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, and Santa Clara University. He is a member of the California Art Club and he is a board member of the plein air club, Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. His early work in sculpture earned his recognition by New York’s 57th street galleries . His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Surfer Magazine, and Vesage. His experience as Visual Effects Artist in Feature Films has honed his sure sense of composition, light, and color. Robert describes his painting experience by a favorite quote, “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake”.

Robert Scoponich

Style - Representational

While primarily a self taught painter, Robert has studied at Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, and Santa Clara University. He is a member of the California Art Club and he is a board member of the plein air club, Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. His early work in sculpture earned his recognition by New York’s 57th street galleries . His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Surfer Magazine, and Vesage. His experience as Visual Effects Artist in Feature Films has honed his sure sense of composition, light, and color. Robert describes his painting experience by a favorite quote, “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake”.

Kim Bennett

Style - Mosaic Tile

Kim Bennett holds a Bachelors of Art from Vermont College in creative writing and worked as a Hollywood film editor for nearly two decades. She also worked as a clothing designer and had her own vintage clothing line, which was sold in over 150 retail stores through out the United States. Kimberley’s photography has been sold, rented and featured in a solo art show at the Rental Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as other retail stores and galleries.

Kim Bennett

Style - Mosaic Tile

Kim Bennett holds a Bachelors of Art from Vermont College in creative writing and worked as a Hollywood film editor for nearly two decades. She also worked as a clothing designer and had her own vintage clothing line, which was sold in over 150 retail stores through out the United States. Kimberley’s photography has been sold, rented and featured in a solo art show at the Rental Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well as other retail stores and galleries.

Martha Meade

Style - Still Life

Martha Meade is a Los Angeles based artist who works VERY LARGE on murals and much smaller on canvas. Attracted to and excited by the forms nature gives to living things, she celebrates their shapes and stills them for contemplation. Whether in oils on canvas or acrylics on walls, her work has been described as being infused with a kind of energy or inner light.

Martha Meade

Style - Still Life

Martha Meade is a Los Angeles based artist who works VERY LARGE on murals and much smaller on canvas. Attracted to and excited by the forms nature gives to living things, she celebrates their shapes and stills them for contemplation. Whether in oils on canvas or acrylics on walls, her work has been described as being infused with a kind of energy or inner light.

Cynthia Underwood

Style - Representational

I’m an artist, an encouraging, FUN art teacher and a lover of happiness. I adore the mess of paint all over me after a day immersed in my studio. I’ve been an artist all my life. Making art feeds my soul, brings me joy and makes me think.

Cynthia Underwood

Style - Representational

I’m an artist, an encouraging, FUN art teacher and a lover of happiness. I adore the mess of paint all over me after a day immersed in my studio. I’ve been an artist all my life. Making art feeds my soul, brings me joy and makes me think.

Tim Horton

Style - Photography

Malibu Photographer

Tim Horton

Style - Photography

Malibu Photographer

Pamela LeGrand

Style - Representational

The creative process begins with collecting materials from her long walks on the beaches. She artfully places them together so that the onlooker has a visual story that is pleasing to the eye and evokes the essence of sea life and nature. After taking several pictures for reference she is ready to begin her inspirational paintings.

Pamela LeGrand

Style - Representational

The creative process begins with collecting materials from her long walks on the beaches. She artfully places them together so that the onlooker has a visual story that is pleasing to the eye and evokes the essence of sea life and nature. After taking several pictures for reference she is ready to begin her inspirational paintings.

Michael Hartstein

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Michael has been painting for the last 50 years. He has always enjoyed creating paintings about nature. From his early childhood, he studied every art book that was out there, learning art techniques from famous artists. His education in art has been in classes at The Art Center, Long Beach University, and Santa Monica College. His paintings have evolved over the years to an impressionistic style. In his love for nature, he likes to use bold colors, textures and creating a feeling of movement. Many paintings have water elements.

Michael Hartstein

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Michael has been painting for the last 50 years. He has always enjoyed creating paintings about nature. From his early childhood, he studied every art book that was out there, learning art techniques from famous artists. His education in art has been in classes at The Art Center, Long Beach University, and Santa Monica College. His paintings have evolved over the years to an impressionistic style. In his love for nature, he likes to use bold colors, textures and creating a feeling of movement. Many paintings have water elements.

Janet Yoo

Style - Representational

I am an Art teacher at Canoga Park High school. I have 2 children who are my inspiration for my paintings.

Janet Yoo

Style - Representational

I am an Art teacher at Canoga Park High school. I have 2 children who are my inspiration for my paintings.

Leo Ramey

Style - Mixed Media

I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles. I have a passion for illustrating vivid and relatable creatures and characters. I developed my skills while studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art. My work takes a lot of inspiration from local wildlife, music, science fiction media, and my experiences as a queer person. I work in a variety of mediums, and I love to combine the organic elements of traditional paints with digital tools.

Leo Ramey

Style - Mixed Media

I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles. I have a passion for illustrating vivid and relatable creatures and characters. I developed my skills while studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art. My work takes a lot of inspiration from local wildlife, music, science fiction media, and my experiences as a queer person. I work in a variety of mediums, and I love to combine the organic elements of traditional paints with digital tools.
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