My name is Shirley Lehner-Rhoades. I am a fine art teacher to kids and adults in the Santa Cruz Calif area. I have been a life-long student of fine art drawing and painting. I am always learning something new about my work, my craft and my students and I try to incorporate this into my paintings. I am fortunate to live near California’s Santa Cruz coastline, where I encounter compelling subjects everyday. I am fascinated and stimulated by those moments where light, shadow,
inspiration and mood intersect, and I can hardly wait to get out my paint and brushes. Watercolor painting has been my medium of choice for many years because it has allowed me a level of spontaneity that isn’t as accessible in other media. But more recently, I’ve concentrated on oil painting, because I find it an even more satisfying medium. I am fascinated by the freedom to apply successive layers of color and watching the image emerge from the canvas.
6222 Highway 9, Felton, California 95018, United States
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Off-hour appointments available.
Making interesting whimsical ceramic Splutters that capture the imagination. Nora's creations a made out of mostly ceramics, but some also included interesting beads and plastic toys.
Shirley creates beautiful landscapes, portraits, and still life's in Watercolor & Oil Paintings. She enjoys painting in watercolors a fair amount because of its ability to be spontaneous. However she enjoys the slow growth of oil, and the ability for oil paint to be layered and become deeper is something she finds quit interesting.
Jan makes creative abstract watercolors. Painted with bright colors. Originally trained in the art of painting with her eyes closed she began to brake off from that and paint open eye abstracts.
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