Portrait of the Artists

Michal Artal

Portofino Harbor - Michal Artal

Michal Artal is an impressionist oil and pastel painter. She has been painting full-time since retiring from her medical career. Her subjects include still life, landscape and portraits. She had a solo exhibition in the Saint Louis University Art Museum in 2011 and participated in several juried art exhibitions locally. Michal says: “I find inspiration […]

Lynn Attig

Suey Ranch Wildflowers - Lynn Attig

The Pastel Journey I paint with pastels. That’s what I do. Several generations of painters before me set the stage for my entry into the art arena. As a child, I lived in the country, sitting in the tall grass with a drawing pad and pencil while my horses grazed beside me. At age 11, […]

Ann Marie Rode

Ann Marie Rode Painting

I am generally a plein air painter. That means in simple terms that I paint outside. The smaller studies that I create en plein air provide me with all the information I need to take into the studio and create larger works. I also enjoy doing still life paintings. I have a large garden that […]

Arthur Dubinsky

Arthur Dubinsky Painting

Arthur Dubinsky is an audio and visual artist from Redondo Beach with a degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). From a young age he has sought to express himself artistically. “I don’t remember not being an artist.” He cites Matisse, Monet, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Rembrant, Raphael, Gustav Klimt and […]

Joy Gonzalez

Tejon Foothills - Joy Gonzalez

Joy Gonzalez paints landscapes of San Pedro and Palos Verdes as well as scenes from her travels, especially in the Southwestern U.S. and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Her goal is to paint expressively, yet maintain a sense of realism, as she conveys her deep appreciation of the beauty of nature. Her goal in painting outdoors […]