A Southern California native, Linda grew up with equal passions for nature and art. Becoming a professional landscape artist was inevitable. Essentially self-taught in the basics of oil painting, she has been painting most of her life. She has worked relentlessly in the field and studio, as well as study with contemporary masters Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, and Kathleen Dunphy, to perfect her craft.
Native Californian, Laura Wambsgans began landscape oil painting sixteen years ago, after working as the managing director of a major recording studio and then as a sculptor for two decades. Between studying intensely with Scott Christensen, among well-respected landscape painters and painting daily, Wambsgans strives to capture the effect of light on the land, though color and paint quality. Since 1986, Wambsgans' work has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions.
Debra earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and studied for six years at the Art Student’s League of New York. Highly collectible, Debra’s work is frequently included in juried museum and themed gallery exhibitions and invitational shows. Debra is an Artist member of the California Art Club, a co-founder of Studio2310, and a founding member of the PAC6 Painters.
Kelly Lingel was born and raised in southern California. From an early age, she knew she loved color and wanted to be an artist. She would spend hours alone painting and drawing. Kelly was fortunate to be exposed to great artwork from a young age. Her mother encouraged her creativity and she and her godmother would take her to art museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. As a child, she studied art at the Asian Pacific Art Museum in Pasadena.
Ghislaine graduated from Laval University in Quebec City and after a successful career as a nurse and nursing manager in the South Bay, art became her main focus. She studied design and drawing at Santa Monica City College. She has done work with the Plein Air Painters of America and has studied with many master artists.
John is an award-winning artist born and raised in Southern California. He has been drawing and painting his entire life and studied graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After college, John went to work for a number of design and advertising firms in Los Angeles before opening his own creative agency in 1989, winning numerous awards for his work as well as inclusion in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.
Julie R. Evans prefers to work in oils, painting realistic scenes that are little slices of life. Her main inspiration is the natural world and day-to-day life, and she is often struck by spontaneous observations that yield successful paintings. Her landscapes convey a feeling of calm and serenity, a place for quiet contemplation.