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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.

Lindsay B. Scott

Lindsay B. Scott

Lindsay B. Scott Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2001 Lindsay Scott was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and grew up among the green hills of Africa. As a child, she was constantly exposed to African wildlife and its habitat. She has been drawing for as long as she can...

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Helle Scharling-Todd

Helle Scharling-Todd

Helle Scharling-ToddMosaic Artist Photo supplied by the artist “Her mosaics are knockouts!” said FOTM Master Artist Carlisle Cooper of Helle Scharling-Todd, internationally known mosaic and glass artist. He praised her design and color sense, commenting that they are...

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Richard Schloss

Richard Schloss

Richard Schloss Painter Shoreline Afternoon by Richard Schloss California, with its every-changing seas and rugged mountains, has long attracted plein aire painters. A movement of landscape painters known as The Oak Group has done more than chronicle our state’s...

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Seco

Seco

Seco (1958 - 2011) Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Although widely celebrated for his paintings, Seco interestingly began his career as a writer. Despite being only 20 years of age and already having received highly prestigious grants and awards, he began to...

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Lorraine Serena

Lorraine Serena

Lorraine Serena Assemblage Artist Founder, Women Beyond Borders Lorraine shown with She, 1998 by Elissa Greisz Lorraine Serena is the Artist/Founder of Women Beyond Borders, an unprecedented, cross-cultural exhibition which celebrates and honors women's voices and...

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Carol Shaw-Sutton

Carol Shaw-Sutton

Carol Shaw-Sutton Fiber Artist Our Bones Are Made of Stardust.... by Carol Shaw Sutton Carol Shaw-Sutton has earned numerous awards, including two National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships. She is Professor Emerita of Art from California State...

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Duane Simshauser

Duane Simshauser

Duane Simshauser Painter/Mixed-Media Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Duane Simshauser is a highly acclaimed mixed media artist who began his career in Ventura Couny. A resident of Fillmore, he works in the genre of assemblage, in which he applies paper and various types...

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David Singer

David Singer

David SingerClarinetist David Singer by Mike Peters David Singer, clarinetist extraordinaire, has performed at the White House and played with Yo Yo Ma at the Spoleto Festival. He is equally comfortable at Moorpark High School, nurturing and encouraging young...

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Joe Sohm

Joe Sohm

Joe SohmMusician Photographer Joseph Sohm (left) and Composer Roger Kellaway (far right) stand with a cut-out of Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart. Foreground image: Sohm's award winning book Visions of America. Donna Granata interviewed both Roger Kellaway, Grammy...

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Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith Photogapher Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Robert G. Smith was given advice early in his career to look beyond the lens and to discover his own unique vision. Whether the image reflects the natural landscape or discarded man-made objects, Smith’s...

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Douglas Spaulding

Douglas Spaulding

Doug Spaulding (1929-2012) Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 1999 Douglas Malcolm Spaulding was born in Danielson, Connecticut in 1929. He was raised in the family home built by his father Jacob, a skilled carpenter. His mother Francis, a school teacher, bore seven...

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Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend Glass/Mixed Media Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 For Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, inspiration comes from many sources, both mundane and elegant. Her unconscious doodles find their way from her desk calendar to sheets of glass and are combined with...

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