Joe Tanous was born in North Dakota. He received a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, spent ten years in commercial art and then studied art at the University of California at Davis (MFA). He has had solo shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento, U.C. … Read more

Irene Robinson was born in Gilroy, California and raised on a 2200 acre cattle ranch. She studied painting with John Cunningham at the original Carmel Art Institute. She has resided on the Monterey Peninsula since 1962 and has been a member of the Carmel Art Association since 1985. Robinson is noted for her vigorous, yet … Read more

After moving to Carmel Highlands, California in 2007 and becoming fascinated by the Hereford cattle of El Sur Ranch and the Longhorn cattle of Bar 46 Ranch in the Central Valley, Daria Shachmut focused on portraits conveying each animal’s temperament through its body gestures, and in the unique light conditions of the Coast and the … Read more

Joseph Nordmann American, 1922-2015 Raised in the Midwest, Joe Nordmann grew up painting, playing musical instruments and excelling at science. He became a professor, winning the “Award for Excellence” in college chemistry teaching. After moving to Pacific Grove, he began painting full-time and teaching private workshops in plein air painting, and at Salinas Adult School. Concentrating … Read more

Brenda Morrison was born and raised in England where she received a five-year scholarship to Bournemouth College of Art. After study there she lived and painted in France before returning to England and further studies at the London School of Art. This was followed by travels around Europe before she finally settled in Carmel where … Read more

Shirley Holt was known for her fantasy paintings, drawings and etchings. Her work is in public, private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad and has shown in gallery and museum exhibits.   She took part in the Kaiser Center Art Show for contemporary carousel artists and was commissioned to create a cover painting … Read more

Alex Gonzales, award winning contemporary artist and Professor Emeritus of Monterey Peninsula College, was a long-time member of the Carmel Art Association. He is known for his large abstracts and landscapes as well as smaller figurative works.  He was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts, … Read more

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