Maria Boisvert, award-winning artist, developed her interest in art at an early age. Due to her artistic accomplishments and intuitive ability she was recognized and encouraged by her instructors throughout her academic years. Art became a lifelong passion. “It is important for me to put down on canvas or paper the places and moments in … Read more

“I am interested in a process of picture making that encourages unconscious imagery to emerge from the canvas. The surface quality of the paintings is important to me. I have been working with tar, wax and oil for many years, to create a rich and textured surface that is both mysterious and revealing. I prefer … Read more

A native of Southern California, Jeff Daniel Smith began winning awards for his art while in high school.  At El Camino College in Southern California he focused on drawing, painting and art history.  In his mid-twenties, Jeff created paintings and murals for commercial spaces while working for an art studio which eventually led to painting backdrops for … Read more

Miguel A. Dominguez, (also known as Miguelin) a Carmel native, was born in 1971 and showed an early interest in art. At the tender age of nine he began studying with renowned regional watercolorist Nancy Johnson, and continued working with her for three summers. The spontaneity of his paintings still reveals her influence on his … Read more

Growing up in Big Sur inspired me to paint what I love and understand. Both of my parents were professional artists. My five siblings and I were free to explore our incredible surroundings, so it was only natural that I would become an artist. I paint with oils and palette knife. Painting alla prima and “painting … Read more

Watercolorist Miguel Dominguez’s paintings are widely acclaimed and collected in the US and abroad. In addition, feature articles about him have appeared in three national publications (The Artist’s Magazine, American Artists, and Southwest Art). Dominguez attributes some of his influences as a painter to “the landscapes of George Innes, Childe Hassam, and Willard Metcalf, the … Read more

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