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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.

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Richard Keit

Richard Keit

Richard Keit Ceramist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 RTK Studios are tile artisans steeped in the architectural ceramic traditions of the early 1900’s. The partners, Richard Keit & Mary Kennedy have brought back the old world techniques of the exquisite Malibu...

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Roger Kellaway

Roger Kellaway

Roger KellawayMusician 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,...

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Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy Ceramist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 RTK Studios are tile artisans steeped in the architectural ceramic traditions of the early 1900’s. The partners, Richard Keit & Mary Kennedy have brought back the old world techniques of the exquisite Malibu...

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Maggie Kildee

Maggie Kildee

Maggie Kildee Scultpor Grief by Maggie Kildee   If you’ve ever been accused of being an uppity woman or have known the charm of uppity women, then you’re going to love Maggie Kildee. Her resume includes jobs as mother, teacher and politician; jobs that require...

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Norman Kirk

Norman Kirk

Norman Kirk Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1994 Having explored a broad spectrum of styles and media throughout his career of 35 years, Norman Kirk at present devotes his principal work to watercolor landscapes. Kirk skillfully weaves large areas of white paper...

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Karen Kitchel

Karen Kitchel

Karen Kitchel Painter Presentation and Representation by Karen Kitchel Karen Kitchel’s landscapes are definitely not traditional. Of her work Karen states: I paint them with the traditional craftsmanship of the genre’s past, and a critical eye on the geography of the...

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Gerd Koch

Gerd Koch

Gerd Koch Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1992 Every great achiever knows that at least one person who has come before them has greatly influenced their life at some point. This influence can derive from close study of this mentor's work, formal instruction, workshop...

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Virginia Kron

Virginia Kron

Virginia Kron Cellist Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Accolades abound for Ojai resident Virginia Kron. She is called “a remarkable musician [with a] distinctive cello style.” Virginia received her Bachelor’s in Music degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison in...

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Jonny Kwan

Jonny KwanCreative Director, Walt Disney, Inc. Kwan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Oxnard. He has been drawing for as long as he can remember. While attending Channel Islands High School, his art teacher, Mr. Don Burrows, encouraged him to further develop his...

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Jordon Laby

Jordon Laby

Jordon Laby Inventor Photo supplied by Jordon Laby Credit for much of the vibrancy of our arts community can be traced to a pool vacuum. How is that possible? Jordan Laby, dyslexic and partly color-blind, knew from an early age how to take things apart and put them...

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Howard Lamar

Howard Lamar

Howard LamarPainter Howard Lamar "She's An Angel" series, work on paper A playful, joyous quality infuses the art of Ojai artist Howard Lamar.  His work can be found in private and public collections internationally.  Lamar has come a long way from his early...

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Gary Lang

Gary Lang

Gary Lang Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Gary Lang is a radical painter in the modernist tradition whose free hand process has earned the artist international acclaim. Brilliant lines and circles of color draw the viewer deeper into the canvas. Freeform plaids...

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