We have quite a few artists at Gallery at Marina Square who work in “mixed media”—combining two or more media in one piece.
Ingrid Brink—Mixed Media
Ingrid creates many of her paintings using cut out pieces of watercolors and assembling them in a collage to achieve a unique effect.
Brink is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and has taught as an Artist-in-Residence for 23 years. Ingrid embraces Paul Klee’s belief that “Art does not reproduce what we see, rather, it makes us see.”
|Mauna Loa Waiting © Ingrid Brink|
Don Doubledee—Mixed Media
His “Postcards of Amsterdam” began a number of series of what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches featuring line drawings he has completed while vacationing around the world. Now, his “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features detailed pencil drawings of Morro Bay’s waterfront.
|Sunday Morning © Don Doubledee|
Lisa Kanofsky—Mixed Media
Having lived in Europe and Africa broadened her aesthetic scope and palette. Always influenced by her surroundings, she draws inspiration from the beauty of nature and urban landscapes.
In 2011, Lisa created an online shop featuring her tiny art pieces and her “tiny tableau pendants.” This collection now includes rings and earrings. These are created from portions of original mixed media paintings and are secured under a glass cabochon. Each piece is an original work signed by the artist.
|Untitled © Lisa Kanofsky|
Linda Loebs—Mixed Media
Linda has two degrees in art: an AA in Fine Art from Cuesta College and a BS in Art and Design from Calpoly.
|A Poe Moon © Linda Loebs|
Mari O’Brien—Mixed Media
Her work is rendered mainly in acrylic, collage, and mixed media. She paints in a primarily intuitive, adventurous, and experimental way, resulting in abstract or non-representational pieces, using multiple layers and creating a rich, complex tapestry. Some folks describe her and her work as eccentric and eclectic, and she freely admits that I like these descriptors!
For Mari, a successful painting evokes an emotional response on the part of the viewer, even when no identifiable subject is depicted.
|Rock the Boat © Mari O’Brien|
Nona Jane Siragusa—Mixed Media
|Nona Jane Siragusa|
When asked why she paints angels, Jane has said, “I believe that Angels move among us and encourage us along in life by their will and intellect. I can feel them invisibly directing my actions.”
Nona Jane is also a plein-air artist. Her landscape and seascape paintings in oil capture the clear and intense light of the Central Coast.
|Grigori Angel II © Jane Siragus|