Portrait of the Artists

Barbara Smithson

Bow Bells - Barbara Smithson

Barbara is a watercolor artist living in Fairfield, California. She developed a passionate interest in art during childhood trips to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her appreciation of art developed into taking art classes and painting on her own about ten years ago. Adventures on the road have inspired plein air watercolor paintings […]

Kalinka Corbacho

Kalinka Corbacho Artwork

Kalinka Corbacho was born in Valencia, in 1966, and spent her childhood years in both Venezuela and Spain. Her interest in art was cultivated during her adolescence, and she has continued to develop throughout her life as a self-taught artist. Toward the end of the seventies, when she was studying in Madrid, the seeds of […]

Patricia Hughes

Sea Caves at Terranea - Patricia Hughes

Patricia Hughes paints the shore, the desert and the mountains near her home in Southern California. Favorite painting spots are the cliffs of Palos Verdes and the surf at El Porto. Painting “en plein air” is a passion for the artist, and she revels in the joy and the challenges of painting outside. Inspired by […]

Dolores Garren

Dolores Garren Seascape

“Without words, Garren’s brush, paint and canvas allow her to capture fragments of God’s creation with a unique balance of color, light, and shadow. She lures the viewer to experience beauty, harmony and tranquility in her work.” Dolores Garren’s oil paintings reflect her love of landscapes and seascapes of the California coast. She comments, “I’m […]

Christina Centofante

Alisal Ranch - Christina Centofante

Christina Centofante was born in New Brunswick, Canada and currently resides in Southern California on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She has worked as a professional artist since graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in commercial art and advertising design. Captivated by an array of subjects — portrait, still life, […]