The Artists of 2016
Bradley Begent – Mixed Media
Bradley is a contemporary multi-media artist who is an environmentalist and uses recycled materials to put his vision on canvas.
David Begent – Metal Sculpture
David is a sculptor and multi-media artist. His work is contemporary, and in many cases defies description.
Molly Jaeger-Begent – Acrylic
Molly has been painting for many years, and is a contemporary acrylic artist who lives in Ramona. She attended the Art Students League of NYC, and is currently showing in the Del Mar Art Center. mjbegent.com
Lynette Bredow – Acrylic, Watercolor & Oil – Barrel Artist
Lynette and her husband had a decorative painting business for a number of years, they participated in conventions, and sold instructional painting packets and wood surfaces that they designed for painting her designs. Lynette also taught nationally for several Society of Decorative Painting Chapters. It was a fun and exciting time in her life.
Casey Buonaugurio – Acrylic – Barrel Artist
Casey enjoys painting southwestern landscapes, and animals. She is a local Ramona artist who teaches painting classes at local wineries. Casey has exhibited in juried shows in the San Diego area. Casey also has a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Lauren Chiara* – Various Mediums
Lauren Chiara is a local, award winning, Ramona artist who has spent the last 8 years revitalizing her love of artistic exploration in watercolor, pen and ink, and acrylic. Actively involved in the Ramona Art Guild, the Ramona Art & Wine Festival and the art community, Lauren also teaches monthly art classes at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room.
Marsha Cook – Mixed Media
Marsha Cook creates recycled art sculpture and hand painted silk scarves. She lives in Ramona, is a member of Ramona Art Guild, and the Tuesday Nights Artists Group. Marsha enjoys working with discarded and found objects.
Lyn Feudner* – Glass, Jewelry & Metal – Barrel Artist
Lyn Feudner* – Glass, Jewelry & Metal – Barrel Artist
Inspired by the beauty of nature Lyn reinterprets her artist talents in glass, wire and plasma cut metal. Fused glass and fused glass jewelry are the main body. Lyn is a local North County San Diego fine artist. She expresses her love and appreciation for nature through her artwork. Lyn studies art locally at UCSD, SDSU, and Palomar College. Her education includes studying at the University of West Florida, and working on her B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. facebook.com/lyn.feudner
Evelyn Goldschmidt – Photographer
Evelyn devotes much of her life to her dream of being a proponent of natural imagery for her own and others’ pleasure and enlightenment. Her present work concentrates on macro and black & white imagery, but she also greatly enjoys scenic and animal photography. Her photographic and artistic goal is to encourage people to view flora and fauna in extraordinary ways that might be overlooked otherwise. heliotropephoto.com
Janene Hanson* – Watercolor, Acrylic, & Mixed Media
Janene received her BS from the University of Minnesota, and a MA from USIU in San Diego. Her love of animals and nature inspire her paintings. They reflect knowledge gained through raising, training and breeding dogs, and Arabian horses for over 30 years. She has worked as a commercial artist designing magazine covers, calendars, catalogs, illustrations for various publications during and after college. Janene is currently a member of Ramona Art Guild. She enjoys learning new techniques through classes at San Diego State, University of California, and Palomar College. Her commissioned work is found in many private homes.
Mike Holder – Pyrographer, Wood Burning Artist
Mike applies the wood burning technique of Pyrography to create images on wood, paper, and leather, and then uses colored ink to embellish his works of art. artavita.com/artists/8084-mike-holder
Michelle Irvine – Mosaic Artist
Michelle makes hand crafted, one of a kind mosaic jewelry, and décor using cool beads, fun vintage stuff, stained glass, tiles, smashed pottery, and any other interesting finds. facebook.com/MichelleIrvineArtist
Linda Kelly* – Acrylic Artist
Linda loves to paint on unique and interesting surfaces. Her subjects are endless, horses, flowers, landscapes, birds, and old world angels. As a self-taught artist she likes to capture the fleeting glimpses of beauty to which all can relate. She is inspired by the concept of recycling older elements and turning them into beautiful pieces of art. She is thrilled to work on commissioned pieces, and strives to create works of art in every piece she takes on. She paints on old plates, antique metal tiles, canvas, wood and other amazing materials she discovers. Her works are included in private and corporate collections, and local galleries.
Gary & Dezerae Matthias – Mixed Media
Hand painted and hand carved wood that has naturally fallen to the ground. instagram.com/matthiasarts_
Samantha McBee – Photographer
My goal is to photograph the memories that will make you laugh years later. It could be the face of shock caused by a sibling’s shenanigan’s, how their hair would stand up naturally in a Mohawk the first few months of life to even the breakdown from having to be told, “No, you cannot eat that habanero pepper, and I don’t care you think it’s a pretty shade of orange.”
Chuck McPherson – Watercolor Artist
My artwork has been referred to as “Intuitive” ~ with loose, stylistic splashes of attitude. chuckmcphersonart.com
Mary Morgan – Mixed Media
Vivid mixed media using alcohol ink & acrylic paint as well as beautiful fibers for accessories.
Barbara Nigro – Jewelry Artist
Barbara creates one of a kind pieces of jewelry, which is hand crafted using antique and vintage items. Many items are hand painted. etsy.com/shop/BNDJewelry
Charlene Pulsonetti – Mixed Media
I aim to document my experiences in nature through colorful landscapes and surreal scenes. Inspired by far-away places, I am often found wandering on a never-ending journey to experience what the world has to offer. Being on the road, on a trail, or in the wilderness, my preferred tools are a journal and watercolor paints. In these journals, I aim to document and record life, geology, colors of the sky and emotions experienced along the way. These notes are then transformed into minimal landscapes, maps or depictions of travelers making their way through sky scraping canyons and scrub brush plains. charlenepulsonetti.com
Janice Reich – Acrylic
Janice’s artwork includes original watercolors, and photography of Ramona Valley Vineyards and Wineries, including Vineyards and Wineries in Tuscany. She’s been a member of the Ramona Art Guild since 2008, and has served on the board.
Her mediums of choice are life drawing, watercolor, photography, and acrylics.
Janice has been involved in art classes since the late 1960’s. facebook.com/janice.reich
Angela Simpson – Watercolor • Acrylic • Oil • Photography
She enjoys painting landscapes and still life from her own photos as well as the many flowers in her garden. She has been commissioned to paint portraits, residences, wineries and landscapes. firstname.lastname@example.org
David Van Gough – Oil
A self-proclaimed Necrorealist, David Van Gough is an artist originally from Liverpool, England, now living and working in California. David delves into an esoteric, alchemical, and spiritual quest for life’s meaning through dark painted symbolism. Using allegory and alchemy to chronicle a heightened sense of mortality, and the madness of the minds subterranean fathoms, his work is an emotional and spiritual excavation for purpose. davidgoughart.com/staging
Beryl Warnes – Fiber Arts
Hand woven clothing and tapestries, using fibers, such as wool, cotton, silk, alpaca, and other materials. facebook.com/JulianWeavingWorks
Terry Whyte – Jewelry Artist
Hand crafted jewelry that is influenced by organic shapes, movement and the natural world around us. Our jewelry is wearable, elegant and inspired. goldenartistry.com
Pamela Wilder – Acrylic – Barrel Artist
Pamela’s original paintings depict a naturalistic view of southwestern landscapes, vineyards, grapevines, and floral art. Pamela Wilder is a self-taught artist with a love of finding beauty in nature. Working primarily in acrylics she brings out the vibrant color and light of the world around us. Her artwork can be seen at The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery, and she is a member of the Ramona Art Guild.
Nancy Wiley – Jewelry Artist
Nancy studied Fine Arts at Santa Monica City College and at Long Beach State. She has a background in many different mixed media arts, which include: Jewelry, Drawing, Painting, Stain Glass, Sculpting, Etching, and many more. Nancy presently has her own studio in a small town in San Diego County.
Helen Wilson with The Art Center – Various Mediums
The Art Center is an inclusive Community Art space, where art as a process is paramount, and where the community and the artist are put into direct contact. “Tuesday Nights” is an Art Workshop for local creative types, facilitated by Artist Helen Wilson. Each Workshop is built around a project idea that ends in an exhibition. The Art Center provides a way to advance creative skills while socializing with others of the artistic ilk. The goals of our group are the building of an artistic community through socialization with other artists and through exhibitions. (There is something to be said about breathing the air of other creative souls.) It’s not about selling; it is about developing artistic energy through sharing with a larger community. “A Happening.”
*Legacy Recognition: We will be recognizing our “Legacy” Artists. Artists who have supported and participated as artists in our event every year since 2013, will be specially recognized in our online and printed promotional materials.