Meet The Artists

Barbara Richardson

Barbara Richardson

Artist Barbara Richardson makes steampunk inspired jewelry at her Benicia home.
BENICIA — Every generation has a cult fad. In the 1960s, it was the beats, a generation inspired ...See Bio

Beth Grimm

Beth Grimm

I am a baby boomer who practiced law for 30 years while also studying photography. As I neared retirement I took all of the art workshops and classes I could fit into my schedule a...See Bio

Carolyn Appenzeller

Carolyn Appenzeller

After many years as a health care administrator, I have been grateful to fully nurture my creative side when I retired three years ago.  I have a passion for design and enjoy find...See Bio

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes

Wildlife artist Dave Hughes is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer who served as an Occupational Therapist in Airforce Hospitals for 20 years. Since retiring in 1983, he has been a fu...See Bio

Eric Carlstrom

Eric Carlstrom

I’m Eric. I’ve lived in the Bay Area my whole life.   I paint the things that I like or inspire me. Most of the things come outta my crazy head but I’ve been known to do com...See Bio

Gina Rothman

Gina Rothman

Along with being a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Iron Worker, I am also a proud multi-media artist. My passion for creativity started many years ago with seed bead jewelry. I moved...See Bio

Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson

I have always been drawn to the arts. My clearest memories of growing up are my attempts and struggles to create some kind of art. In high school I found a mentor in my art teacher...See Bio

John Richard Lloyd-Flynn

John Richard Lloyd-Flynn

I started taking night art classes at City College of San Francisco. I enjoyed drawing and painting and then I finally discovered clay. After a few years, I decided to get serious ...See Bio

JoRene’ Danel

JoRene’ Danel

JoRené creates fused glass art and enhances metal with glass.  Viewers often find Japanese cherry blossoms in her work.  Having lived in Japan as a child, JoRené developed a li...See Bio

Kathy Canfield Shepard

Kathy Canfield Shepard

Kathy Canfield Shepard has been an artist for most of her life, working in a variety of mediums and techniques. Most recently, she has received a certificate in textile and sur...See Bio

Kathy Matsumura

Kathy Matsumura

My inspiration and love of art comes from my family.  My father who was a designer and artist, worked in many mediums- oils, pen & ink, pastels, watercolors.  I have vivid me...See Bio

Kerry Lee

Kerry Lee

Kerry Lee left her corporate career in 2014, well before retirement to follow her lifelong dream of living an “artist’s life”.

​She is GOLDEN Paints Artist Educator, Cer...See Bio

Linda Schreiber

Linda Schreiber

Linda Christine Schreiber is an artist who currently photographs scenes in Benicia and other parts of the Bay Area and West Coast. Linda previously worked with photos and painted a...See Bio

Linda V. Hubbard

Linda V. Hubbard

Hi, I’m Linda V. Hubbard, a local Benicia resident and fiber artist. My background includes music study in Europe as a teenager, a degree in art (ceramics) and a career in sales ...See Bio

Marilyn Hertzberg

Marilyn Hertzberg

When I was a young child my parents enrolled me in a   New York City neighborhood dance class. An important aspect from studying dance was learning how to create  and improvise ...See Bio

Mary Danko Williams

Mary Danko Williams

Mary was born and raised in Southern California where her love of the beach began.  Her grandmother taught her china painting in her late teens and is when she first learned about...See Bio

Mel Christopher

Mel Christopher

I am engineer by training which has influenced the way I think about the world around me.  Art has expanded my thinking beyond finding a single solution to problems.  I’ve lear...See Bio

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Born long ago in England, I was sent to boarding school on the Isle of Man and took art class as a diversion from trying to absorb math and science.  I never did have the head for...See Bio

Rejina Christopher

Rejina Christopher

Growing up in the Southwest, Rejina Christopher was continually influenced by Santa Fe artists and her artistic style developed through years of creative expression in many forms. ...See Bio

Renee Riggert

Renee Riggert

Growing up in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio, I spent lots of time playing in my Dad's wood shop with saw dust in my hair and scrap wood in my hands. First observing, then co...See Bio

Richard Flores

Richard Flores

As a child, my imagination ran wild, whether on a carousal, a trip to the zoo or reading about exotic far-away places. I was always fascinated with Jules Verne's "Around the World ...See Bio

Robyn Brakel

Robyn Brakel

I took a wheel throwing class on a whim 11 years ago and became mesmerized by clay and its ability to be manipulated.  I then changed my major to art and received my Bachelors of ...See Bio

Sondra Perry

Sondra Perry

As a child, I was always interested in art, but it was not until I retired from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1994, where I worked as a Machined Parts Inspector, that I really embr...See Bio

Tania Valetsky

Tania Valetsky

I have recently became a resident of the lovely town of Benicia, and decided to try my hand at being an artist as well!

I've always loved art in general; playing around with dif...See Bio

Ted Trammel

Ted Trammel

My Art is created in Adobe products and started mostly with silhouettes. The idea of something looking recognizable and yet different. I create my own coloring books in a sense. Th...See Bio

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