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This is a selection from the current collection of Focus On The Masters artist documentation. Click on the picture or artist name to view the portrait, biography, media presentations and website of the artist.

All artists’ portraits are by Donna Granata. The photographs and artworks shown on this website are copyrighted by the artists and may not be reproduced without permission from the copyright owner. By entering this website, you agree to these conditions.

Viqui McCaslin

Viqui McCaslin

Viqui McCaslin Ceramist Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 Ojai ceramist Viqui McCaslin is a Native American Yaqui Indian respected for her public art. Her work, which encompasses historic and environmental themes, is explored primarily through ceramic tile. McCaslin's...

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William McEnroe

William McEnroe

William McEnroe Painter/Pastel Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 1996 William McEnroe (1922 - 2015) With his wonderful wit, playful sense of humor and quotes of wisdom, Bill McEnroe shared with FOTM how, in 1950, he was plucked upon graduating from Stanford University...

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Bill McEwen

Bill McEwen

Bill McEwen Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2001 Bill McEwen (1936-2016) A major, universal principle of nature’s construction is that the greatest most intense activity and emphasis occurs at transition points. “I make theoretical, absolute experimental art objects...

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Katherine McGuire

Katherine McGuire

Katherine McGuire Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2005 Katherine McGuire, artist and advocate for the arts, captures quintessential Ventura landmarks with meticulous attention to architectural detail, not at all surprising when you consider that she once studied...

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Debra McKillop

Debra McKillop

Debra McKillop Mixed Media Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 With over 200 group and solo exhibitions, her art has been widely collected, reviewed, and published in artist catalogs and books, including IMAGERY: Art for Wine by Bob Nugent, foreword by Donald Kuspit. Debra...

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Tom McMillin

Tom McMillin

Tom McMillin Environmental Artist/Ceramist Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Sculptor Tom McMillin has made an impressive artistic evolution from sea captain and ceramist to conceptual artist of dynamic installations. “My art has been devoted to process and environmental...

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Leslie McQuaide

Leslie McQuaide

Leslie McQuaide Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Clay, bits of old jewelry and thrift shop cast-offs are the tools of Leslie McQuaide’s trade.  Her work can at first seem humorous, but humor is merely the door through which we enter into her personal history. ...

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Nuvi Mehta

Nuvi Mehta

Nuvi MehtaViolinist/Conductor Portrait © Donna Granata 2003 Mehta began violin studies at the age of six. Attending Indiana University as a student of the famed Josef Gingold, he was named a vice-presidential scholar, awarded a Performance Certificate, and received...

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Mary Michel

Mary Michel

Mary Michel Painter/Printmaker Portrait © Donna Granata 1999 Mary Michel was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin and has been an artist as long as she can remember. Known for her bold yet delicate paintings and serigraphs, her signature style was an elegant and refined...

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Sally Miller

Sally Miller

Miller’s reputation as a local treasure whose influence will long be felt in the community is well-deserved.

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Carole Milton

Carole Milton

Carole Milton Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1995 Carol Milton was born and raised in the state of Washington and received her degree in Studio Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She also attended the University of Washington and Ventura College...

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Cynthia Minet

Cynthia Minet

Cynthia Minet Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Cynthia Minet’s sculptures, often larger than life and composed of synthetic materials, immediately capture attention.  The choice of subject and materials is not accidental; it is a comment on our consumer...

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