Canyon Lakers are invited to see the work of local artists tomorrow, November 14, in the annual Canyon Lake Art Association Open Studios Tour. Residents and their guests can tour any or all of the studios without charge and on their own time schedule. Light refreshments will be served at several of the home studios, along with the opportunity to purchase art.
Start at the Canyon Lakes Senior Center where there will be a prize drawing and where a few members will be displaying their work. Pick up a map to the other locations or download it from www.canyonlakeartassociation.com. Many of the artists will show their work together in the same home studio, so there are only a few houses to visit.
Barbara Perryman, Rhonda Strickland, Lori Gundrum, Joan Fakhoury, Lisa Mack, Joanie Evarts, Ila Goldstein, Carol Davis, Anita Harris, Loretta Gundrum, Joanie (Deehr) Evarts, Marilyn Latimer, Ines Miller, Leann Kluck and Robin Golden are among those showing their art. Below are brief biographies of a few of the artists.
- Barbara Perryman is president of the Canyon Art Association. Raised in Southern California, Barbara has been an artist since childhood and sought to develop this passion throughout her life. Although painting is her passion, she also explores other mediums such as charcoal, pastel, graphite and mixed media.
- Rhonda Strickland, aka RestLeSs D, creates digital paintings and art from her own photographs using Photoshop CS6 and her Wacom tablet. She also uses self-generated, original fractals created in Apophysis in many of her pieces. In addition, she uses Picture Window Pro and Corel Photo. Rhonda has a small web development and graphic design business called RestLeSs Designs.
- Loretta Gundrum has been the treasurer of the Canyon Lake Art Association for four years. While living in San Diego, she took classes at the Mira Mesa College and has enjoyed doing her own acrylic paintings at home. She studied oil painting with a local artist and switched to oil at that time. She is back to acrylic painting, and does mostly landscapes and florals.
- Joanie (Deehr) Evarts started drawing at the young age of 9. She has taken several classes from different artists like Tom Fong and Jude Mathis, but is mostly self-taught. She is past president of the Canyon Lake Art Association.
- Anita Harris is a traditional oil painter who majored in art at Luther College, Iowa. She moved from the Midwest, continued lessons and began teaching in Huntington Beach. Anita currently lives in Canyon Lake and enjoys teaching, commission work, and displaying her work at local businesses.
- Ines Miller is a self taught professional artist working in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, graphite, color pencil, pen and ink and digital art painting. Many of her art pieces have won awards and her artwork is collected nationally and internationally as far as Hong Kong and Netherlands.
- Marilyn Latimer has been painting and drawing since she was a child in Michigan. Her artwork is in collections all over the world and on exhibit in many galleries. She works in many mediums such as oil, water/oil, acrylic, gouache, pastels and water colors. Marilyn is vice-president of the Canyon Lake Art Association, president of the Temecula Valley Art League and program director at Hemet Valley Art Association.
- Robin Golden is a California native who has been painting murals and commissioned pieces for more than 25 years. She studied art and painting at various schools in Southern California, working in the graphic arts field just prior to her mural painting career. She loves pairing signage and lettering with mural design. Her passion is painting. Several of her murals can be found in Canyon Lake.
The Art Association’s next monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, November 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center. Members are encouraged to bring food to share. To learn more about the Canyon Lake Art Association, visit www.canyonlakeartassociation.com.