Lompoc Valley Art Association Directory
Listed by Last Name A-Z.
"I love color and painting quickly. The paint actually seems to flow out of my minds eye... to fall off my arm onto the canvas. A viewer once told me he "heard music" when he looked at my paintings."
"My paintings and drawings are basically about places in nature, usually of specific time and place, that interest me and provide a framework for invention and interpretation. I like very much the idea of creating something that is lasting and timeless from something as transitory as a moment in the natural world."
"Nature feeds my soul and inspires me to paint." Diane recently completed a children's book.
What Do You Do At Night, Kitty?
"The astonishing creation all around us is most admirable, and I love to paint it! My favorite medium is acrylic because it's so forgiving - and I need a LOT of forgiveness!"
Visit Trish at Fine Art America
Claudette Carlton, doing business as cfcarltonart, specializes in watercolor paintings. Her interests vary, from floral arrangements, landscapes, buildings, and seascapes, to portraits of people and animals. Her inspiration comes from God's creation in all its forms. May you be inspired as well!
“My Artist Diary starts at age 8 after my home burned. Art is evidence of individual and collective transformation, footsteps from living our full potential. My artwork is interdisciplinary, it connects and illuminates the material nature of existence.”
"For the past 30 years, by experimenting with many different forms and materials gathered from nature, I have found an art media that enables me to express my love for abstract art.
"I specialize in etching, acrylic painting, pen and ink, and watercolor. My subject matter includes landscapes around Santa Barbara County, and along the West Coast."
"As a creator of photographic images, I am inspired by the people that I meet, the places I travel to, and new circumstances as I perceive them. I love geometric shapes, bright color, texture, and the essence of light. I've looked through the camera lens for many years, and I still feel excited about what I see!"
"I've always been attracted to watercolor with it's translucence and glow. I also enjoy working with acrylic on canvas and mixed media. My favorite subjects are birds, gardens, tromp l'oiel, La Purisima Mission and other familiar landscapes."
"Watercolor is the medium I love best because of its challenging nature and the ability to work either transparent or opaque. Sometimes I feel the need to accept the challenge of realism, and other times, a need to express an idea through the manipulation of the medium, playing with its dimensions, color, contrasts, forms, and illusions."
"I am interested in the ARTS, music, art, and photography. I studied photography at an early age along with music. I branched out into studying art off and on for the past 15 years. I enjoy oil painting, scratchboard, pencil and ink, and photography."
"My goal is always to search for the perfect light, react quickly to the amazing moments in life and continually rediscover the art of photography through inspiration, composition, creativity and technique. Photography is a challenging art -- there is always be more to learn and more to accomplish. How wonderful to be a part of the challenge!"
"When I paint, I try to capture and create the vibrancy and tranquility of this planets natural beauty for people to appreciate, be inspired and uplifted by, and have a more intimate experience with."
"For the last 30 years I have been doing what I enjoy most-painting. When I can manage it, I work from live models-the ultimate challenge as well as the ultimate pleasure for me."
"I paint to escape, to create beauty, and to express without words."
"My contemporary art reflects my fascination with rock formations and the evolution of landscape."
"Although I have been painting off and on for nearly 30 years, I still feel like I'm a beginner. Working with pastels to create cute little dogs, cats and birds is my latest fascination. Doing art is a life-long learning experience. AND I'M LOVING IT!"
"I have always been an artist, whether with paint, or pen and paper. My goal is to combine my two passions, writing and painting as a gift to the people that I love."
"I’ve been fortunate to witness the beauty of the mountains in Montana, the ocean and hills in California and the sights from the air through flying. All these experiences have given me insight in the beauty of the world and are my inspiration in painting. It is thrilling to be outdoors on any day painting a scene with my trusty dog or other painters who are also enjoying the experience, as well as in my studio lost to the world’s cares"
"I am inspired by the relation of color to matter that I find in nature and in old architecture. It is as if all that I take in visually dances with the creative part of my mind. Then, through the medium of paint, ideas burst into expression on canvas, and feelings are transposed into forms."
"I paint purely for the joy of painting."
"As a native Californian, I'm inspired by the West's hillside oak savannas, coastal vistas and images of local flowers and animals. I paint in both acrylics and watercolor using a warm palette, lots of color and sometimes with a whimsical touch."
"I believe being a painter is a gift from God. Sometimes it is very difficult, but it always brings me great joy."
"My painting is very important to me. Sometimes I crawl in it to hide, sometimes I wander in it, dreaming as I work, but mostly I just run to it, shouting, to celebrate."
BARBARA J WILLEY
"Painting has given me a tremendous energy boost. Having worked a lifetime in the logic-oriented world of computers, it has enabled me to escape into my artist brain and I love it! I still like working with websites, though, probably because of the artistic elements involved."