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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.

David Rivas

David RivasEnvironmental Artist/Ceramist "Well" by David Rivas It’s tempting to say that David Rivas, photographer/metal sculptor/ former boiler operator, sees beauty where others see trash. What this talented artist really does is let us, the viewers discover the...

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John Robertson

John Robertson Painter Photo supplied by the artist John Robertson is a self-taught, primitive, impressionistic painter, whose paintings are much more than a visual, realistic copy of the subject. Full of movement and depth, the works are created with a variety of...

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Michael Rohde

Michael Rohde Weaver Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Michael Rohde’s works are the result of a process that starts with a question, “What if?” Subtle changes in color and yarn create works that become meditative objects that delight the eye and capture the imagination....

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Frank Romero

Frank Romero Painter/Muralist Cousin Mary Helen and Her Chevy Nomad by Frank Romero, serigraph As a pioneering figure in the rise of the Chicano Art Movement, Frank Romero is best known as a muralist but now spends most of artistic energy in his studio practice. In...

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Adrielle Rose

Adrielle RoseSurrealist Painting of  Adrielle Rose by Carol Rosenak (1955 – 2006) Adrielle, daughter of renowned realist painter Carol Rosenak, displayed exceptional artistic talent as a young child and drew tremendous attention from experts in child art. She spent...

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Carol Rosenak

Carol Rosenak Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 Known for her hyper-realist style, Carol Rosenak (1925 - 2002) considered still-life painting her best, most evolved work. With perfect linear precision and a heightened vibrancy of color, her interior scenes...

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Teal Rowe

Teal Rowe Glass Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2006 The medium of glass blowing chose Teal Rowe, a talented and, at times, provocative glass artist.  From her first experience she knew it was something she would be doing.  Her works celebrate color, nature and life...

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Nancy Rupp

Nancy Rupp Brush Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 Nancy Rupp  (1943 - 2001) was a widely exhibited brush painter known for the bold ink work that underlies traditional Chinese brush painting. She captured the energy and emotion of her subject through strong...

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Alison Saar

Alison SaarMixed Media/Found Objects Alison Saar "La Louver Hither Bareroot" Can artists help us understand and deal with complex issues of the day? Alison Saar uses bold symbolism, literature and mythology as she explores the role of African-Americans, especially...

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Phil Salazar

Phil Salazar Musician Photo supplied by the artist From jazz to bluegrass, Phil Salazar has explored a world of violin and fiddle music over the last 50 years. The son of former Ventura County Symphony Director and Conductor Frank Salazar, Phil started playing violin...

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Tesi Sanchez-Halpert

Tesi Sanchez-HalpertSculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2009 The sculptures of Tesi Sanchez-Halpert are welded bits and pieces of steel discards made new through her imagination, sense of humor and zest for life. They will arouse your curiosity, make you smile or laugh...

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Audrey Sanders

Audrey Sanders Mixed Media Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 The work of Audrey Sanders, in her own words, “takes a middle ground between painting and sculpture.” She “compares her non-objective works to rhythmic linear relationships between order and chaos, architectural...

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