Bethan Clayton, Mural Artist & Glass Painter
Born in England, Bethan gained a degree in Surface Pattern Design at Manchester Art College. After designing new patterns for Royal Doulton, she came over to California where she painted and designed custom tiles. She has been a muralist for the last 25 years. Now she paints anything that doesn't move! She is available to create a custom mural for you at your request by contacting her through her website.
Lauretta Lowell, Assemblage Artist
Raised in Japan through 5th grade, and Hawaii through college, Lauretta moved to Palm desert from 28 years of living in Santa Barbara. After working in Marketing and Interior Design for 30 years a head trauma introduced her to the world of becoming a full time artist. Since 2008 Lauretta has been an award winning artist who has shown her work in galleries and at fine art festivals locally and along the Southern California Coast. Using antique and vintage findings, she produces assemblage sculptures, shrines, wall-art and furniture with the intention to capture your curiosity, make you smile, and create an experience for you that you have never experienced before!
Cheryl, Western Artist
Born into the equine world, Cheryl got an early start into the western lifestyle. Her father was a horse shoer and her mother was a race horse trainer.
Cheryl has enjoyed many years of competing, and at one time was Rodeo Queen. Currently, she is a horse trainer. She enjoys making her western inspired creations from her small ranch in Indio, CA, that she shares with her husband. He also enjoys the western lifestyle, as a team roper. She has taken her natural born love of the western lifestyle, and turned it into a hobby, making western décor for the home, and a variety of women’s accessories.
Joe Oakes, Painter
Open Studio Acrylic Painting Classes are designed to inspire you. Whether that means finishing one painting or starting a lifelong adventure in art. My relaxed,
loosely structured class is designed for everyone, all skill levels are welcome.
You can start a painting, work on a current piece or get help finishing a painting.
Paint together with others, while working on the project of your choice. Bring
whatever you’re working or start something new. Bring your own supplies or
use mine! Plenty of individual attention plus discussions and demos that will be
helpful to all. Be a part of the fun, get the help you want and learn more about painting!
Janice Osborne, Glass Artist
Janice, who lives in La Quinta, started her career in Glass in the late 70’s doing stained glass, windows, doors, lamps chandeliers and even room dividers. About ten years ago she decided to broaden her glass knowledge using the kiln to fuse and manipulate glass. Each piece is hand crafted and takes several days to make with multiple firings. Today she is enjoying making her jewelry from glass she designs herself and her standing glass cats, dogs, wind chimes and the “Galaxy of Colors” Wall hangings are all made to decorate your home and hopefully, put a smile on your face.
Alana's background is in Ceramics and Fine Jewelry with a education in fashion merchandising and interior design. Her passion since 2009 has been in glass fusing and assemblage art / mixed media. She also enjoys instructing.
DeAnn Foster, Artist
Art is therapy. Art is hopefulness. Art helps me breathe. So says DeAnn Foster an artist who creates with paper, paint, wood, rust and wire. DeAnn makes her home in La Quinta. She is a Southern California native who has fallen in love with the desert. Her joy is to do anything “art”, creating, teaching, admiring……Art.
Kenneth Brown, Photographer
Kenneth’s first camera was actually a Brownie. His grandfather had his own dark room and Ken learned about photography by helping him as he grew up. He then made his own darkroom and has now been taking pictures for 60 years.
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