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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.

Rafael Perea de la Cabada

Rafael Perea de la Cabada

Rafael Perea de la Cabada is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage. The artist describes himself as a visual poet, offering a powerful dialog that resonates with the plight of humanity. His intuitive approach draws from his personal experience, incorporating deep narratives layered in symbolism.

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Susan Petty

Susan Petty

Susan Petty Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Susan Petty paints because she has to. Her works chronicle timelessness and continuity. Her technical expertise resonates in both tightly detailed images of delicate lace and barren tracks of land. Yet she continues to...

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Joseph Piasentin

Joseph Piasentin

Joseph Piasentin Painter/Mixed-Media Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Joseph Piasentin is a professor of painting and drawing at Pepperdine University. It has been said that Piasentin encourages his students to be responsible for every choice, every decision made...

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Gail Pidduck

Gail Pidduck

Gail Pidduck Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 “There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor.” The quote is Oscar Wilde’s and the words have a special significance for Gail Pidduck. She has, with paint and the eye of a discerning...

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Elisse Pogofsky-Harris

Elisse Pogofsky-Harris

Elisse Pogofsky-Harris (1941 - 2018) Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Dreamy and surreal images, ripe with symbolism, gradually reveal to the viewer a world of multiple possibilities. Elisse Pogofsky-Harris worked mostly in oil on canvas. She spent 11 years...

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Patti Post

Patti Post

Patti Post Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 “The arts exist, so that we might give voice to what we cannot say any other way. I am amazed and inspired by the profound insight and awareness that our students realize through their images and their willingness to...

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Len Poteshman

Len Poteshman

Len Poteshman (1925 - 2014) Painter/Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Len Poteshman‘s dreams of being a concert violinist came to an end due to injuries sustained in World War II. He pursued an arts education at the Chicago Art Institute, the American Academy of...

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Peggy Pownall

Peggy Pownall

Peggy Pownall is a mixed media painter working as an Artist-In-Residence at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo since 2008. She received her B.A. from Pepperdine University and has undertaken further studies at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.

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Astrid Preston

Astrid Preston

Astrid Preston has been called “one of America’s most important contemporary landscape painters.” She joins a love for Renaissance and Chinese/Japanese art with the emotions and feelings she has for nature. The resulting landscape is ultimately a reflection of her internal expression.

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Sandra Price

Sandra Price

Sandra Price Tatoo Artist Photo supplied by the artist Grandmothers want them. Rock stars and celebrities sport them. A tattoo can be decoration or can express solidarity among those who have served overseas. An exquisitely colored song bird may be a way of overcoming...

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Bob Privitt

Bob Privitt

Bob Privitt Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Visiting with Bob Privitt is like gliding through a history of civilization on roller skates. His conversation is peppered with references to Plato, Icarus, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. We are dazzled with the...

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Chris Provenzano

Chris Provenzano

Chris ProvenzanoSculptor Sculpture by Chris Provenzano The mystery of stones guides sculptor Chris Provenzano’s fingers. “There’s always a surprise within each stone. I never know how the rock will behave when I began my work, if I’ll find a fossil, or what colors lie...

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