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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.

Dane Goodman

Dane GoodmanMixed Media/Installation Installation view of the exhibition Consorts, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California Santa Barbara, October 13, 2018 Dane Goodman is one of the Central Coast’s most accomplished artists. Working in a broad...

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James Graca

James Graca Creative Director / Designer / Illustrator Photo by by Donna Granata Highly acclaimed graphic artist James Graca discussed his extraordinary work and career. Graca is an award-winning creative director / designer / illustrator with over 30 years of...

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Donna Granata

Donna GranataPhotographer/Art Historian/Archivist Photo supplied by the artist Donna Granata is the Founder and Executive Director of Focus on the Masters (FOTM), a highly respected non-profit educational program documenting contemporary artists. Founded in 1994, the...

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Colin Fraser Gray

Colin Fraser Gray Draftsman/Sculptor/Public Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Colin Fraser Gray’s eye on world events, ear for social nuance, and wry sense of humor have shaped his artistic path. His drawings, sculpture and public art are quirky, sometimes...

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Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutierrez Weaver Portrait © Donna Granata 2018 Porfirio Gutierrez is an extraordinary weaver who combines ancient Zapotec traditions with a modern sensibility. Growing up in Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico, he was immersed in the ancient art of weaving....

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Tony & Daphne Hallas

Tony & Daphne Hallas Astrophotographers Portrait © Donna Granata 1999   Tony and Daphne have always worked together as a team. They became enamored with the stars in 1986 when they bought his first 8 inch telescope. They viewed Saturn and were so fascinated,...

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Mary Beth (MB) Hanrahan

Mary Beth Hanrahan Muralist Portrait © Donna Granata 1991 While attending a field trip from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, Mary Beth toured the Foster & Kleiser Billboard manufacturing facility. Later that day, staring at the awesome billboards as...

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Lynn Hanson

Lynn Hanson Painter Longing 2016, oil on canvas by Lynn Hanson Lynn Hanson’s work stems from a rapt attention and visceral connection to the natural world: from a childhood stalking garter snakes at Whiskey Ditch in rural Minnesota to a daily ritual of exploring...

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Tim Hauf

Tim HaufPhotographer Deadvlei_Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, photograph by Tim Hauf 2017  We can explore the world’s most interesting places without leaving home.  Pick up Sunset, Smithsonian Magazine or a National Geographic publication and chances are...

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Wayne Alaniz Healey

Wayne Alaniz Healey Painter/Sculptor/Muralist Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 “I think of myself as a journalist,” says Wayne Alaniz Healy, a painter, sculptor, muralist and retired aerospace engineer who understands the passion and political power of art. Through his...

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Otto Heino

Otto Heino Potter Portrait © Donna Granata 1996 Otto Heino (1915 - 2009) Otto Heino was a man who dedicated his life to his passion. In doing so, he was rewarded with serenity, true contentment and peace of mind. He was born to share his gift with others: his...

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William Hendricks

William Hendricks Photographer Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Photographer Bill Hendricks is drawn to disappearing and shifting cultures, to the vulnerable among us, to the moment that separates today from tomorrow. His lens captures time and isolates it, giving us the...

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