Well known for her award winning architectural stained glass windows in public buildings and 21 churches nationally and internationally, Nadya Penoff, has escaped from her studio to the great outdoors to paint “plein air” landscapes. “It’s the best!” The UCSB graduate, taught for SBCC for 18 years, and became a fully certified ski instructor in 2002 at Mammoth Mountain. “Painting in nature nurtures my soul indescribably and brings me great peace.” Sharing that experience is a joy.
Rosemarie C. Gebhart
I am drawn to the limitless landscape of creative stimulation. Each one of these images was created out of an inner belief that line, color, and texture can co-exist on the same flat plane producing patterns that seem to evolve into each other and resonant.
Nancy Jensen is a native of Southern California. She received a BA in Fine Arts at Bethel College in St.Paul, Minnesota and has studied individually with noted watercolor and oil painters. She currently works professionally in landscape design with a specialization in container gardens and hanging baskets. Her gardening interests have inspired a new series of watercolors themed around succulents and flowers. Jensen resides in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Efale Mcfarland’s paintings establish a link between the landscapes reality and her deeper imagination. Exploring the varied dynamics of landscape, she is influenced by the nostalgia of place, as well as the simplicity of form and atmosphere. She manipulates factual reality with illusion creating a bridge to the realms of imagination. Her work is notable for craftsmanship and tactile nature. Efale is a painter and photographer. She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara.
Beda Marc was born in the San Francisco Bay Area to a photographer father and a painter/ printmaker mother. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute before getting a degree in anthropology and film. She started a decorative painting company specializing in murals, paint restoration, special finishes, and wallpaper. She worked in San Francisco for 16 years, and moved to Santa Barbara in 1989 starting Marc Decorative Finishes.
“I study light, color, form, and energy. I paint plein air, and these studies are the starting point for more involved studio works. I often present the human imprint on “natural settings”, including wharfs, formed ponds, and telephone poles. I paint the edge of man’s world where it meets untouched beauty.”
Jamee Aubrey was raised in Santa Barbara, received a BFA from the University of Washington, and spent an additional three years studying at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The next twenty years were consumed with raising her son and running a silkscreen and manufacturing business. Now she is painting full time.