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ARTIS LANE

ARTIS LANE 

The breakthrough came in the form of a crack. The shell holding Artis Lane’s female head intact during the foundry process was split down the middle. Coiled wire and chalky casing stuck to the pristine bronze figure underneath. Normally that’s all chipped away and the piece is polished before anyone can see it. But through […]

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KIPP STEWART

KIPP STEWART 

For eight decades Kipp Stewart has rarely colored outside the lines. The representational artist, furniture designer and architect has followed a roadmap with very clear instructions. It’s not that things were handed to him; Kipp has simply trusted his instincts. They’ve led him to Italy, Spain, Bermuda and throughout California, and have kept him from […]

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Art of Hearst Castle

Art of Hearst Castle 

“Miss Morgan, I would like to build a little something…” a simple comment from newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst to architect Julia Morgan in 1919. And just like that – Hearst Castle was born. For the next twenty-eight years the two collaborated and constructed, but never finished La Cuesta Encantada. “The Enchanted Hill,” as it […]

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ELDON DEDINI

ELDON DEDINI 

Eldon Dedini has nothing but funny bones in his body. His mind is inquisitive, his spirit – free, his artistic talent – unique. It’s a combination that’s kept the world laughing for more than six decades. It’s not that Eldon thinks life is a joke; it’s simply that he sees humor in everything. Plus, he […]

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Ken Auster

Ken Auster 

Ken Auster is a born and bred Southern Californian who is most comfortable with a brush in his hand or a board beneath his feet. Painting is his passion; the surf is his sanctuary. He’s smooth and successful at both, the crème of the contemporary California impressionist crop and a legend in the surfing industry. […]

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Mari Kloeppel

Mari Kloeppel 

At age 26, Mari Kloeppel lay in an open field dying. As her body slowly broke beneath a 1,000 pound horse, she prayed – her body of artwork was not yet complete. The horse involved in the accident helped to save her life, but the experience left her temporarily blind. Then, Mari made a pact […]

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CECILIA MIGUEZ

CECILIA MIGUEZ 

Curious objects are everywhere. Bins of antique clock faces. Bags of strange gears. Boxes stuffed with random metal parts. Little jars full of lost trinkets. Big shelves stocked with evocative slabs of wood. Racks overstuffed with rusty tools and saws. A workbench with blobs of delicate, partially shaped clay and elongated sets of bronze extremities […]

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Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting 

Frans Lanting is a magician at mixing artificial and natural light and blending himself into the majesty of nature. He’s seen the world in all its splendor, but to him nothing is more beautiful than home. Lanting has lived in a house overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz for two decades now. In fact, […]

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Roland Petersen

Roland Petersen 

Roland Petersen goes on an artistic picnic every day. His basket of influence includes the push-pull of Hans Hofmann, symbolism of Miró, character of Cézanne and harmony of Seurat. Under this umbrella of art history, Petersen fills up on abstract feasts of color, texture and form. Light and shadow play never-ending games on canvases blanketed […]

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Fidencio Duran

Fidencio Duran 

They were poor, but they had each other. No TV, no fancy toys and none of the modern things most kids take for granted. Fidencio Duran lived with his eight brothers and a sister on a tenant farm in south Texas. Dad broke his back picking cotton, corn and maize in the sticky, hot fields. […]

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