Artist of the Month for August

Lamar Allen Waters

Lamar Allen Waters is a trained dancer, actor, model, stand-up comedian, and painter. Lamar is called a renaissance man by those who come to know him. Growing up with natural inspiration all around him, he learned to make interesting artistic choices that were pleasing to the eye while balancing color and composition. Being gifted and experienced in performing arts, his love of creating with paints developed as an afterthought. Not formally trained in art he creates according to mood and emotion using the elements of nature in concert with his own techniques. To be earth-friendly, he creates as often as he can with recycled and found materials. Lamar's studio is currently in Desert Hot Springs, California USA.  The L.A. Waters Collection represents artwork from 2010 to present. His creativity will enhance the atmosphere of your home or business. 


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January Artist of the Month

Tysen Knight

Tysen Knight’s love for Art has always been in his DNA. As a teenager Tysen would express his art thru graffiti on walls and vacant buildings. He also sprayed painted and airbrushed jeans and t-shirts for classmates and local neighbors for money.

Tysen’s parents became alarmed with his method of expressing himself artistically. So, they brought him art supplies and encouraged him to pursue his art in more traditional ways. His parents entered him into an Art Competition (NAACP ACT-SO PROGRAM) Tysen placed 2nd in the State of N.J. for his oil painting of an African Queen. Qualifying him for the National Competition in Houston, Texas. This experience gave Tysen exposure to all different types of art styles from around the Country. Street, Fine, Pop, and Urban Art defines Tysen’s artwork.

Tysen’s artwork touches the subconscious of his collectors. Tysen Knight artwork is recognized all over the world.







February Artist of the Month

JoAnne Windsand

JoAnne Windsand; photographer, artist, illustrator and composer of free verse, lives in rural Sky Valley. A long career as a Nurse and adversities in life nurtured a deep appreciation of the fragility and preciousness of life. This developed into passion for life and art. A need for healing found photographing nature and painting a healing pathway. JoAnne hopes to share through her work the peace that she has found on her journey.

Windsand’s works have been exhibited in the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artist Council Exhibitions, the Open Desert Music and Photographic Showcase at the Museum’s Annenberg Theater, the College of the Desert and a Senator’s office. She has illustrated a Coachella Valley author’s books and also taught art at Indio Juvenile Hall under the Coachella Valley Arts Alliance’s More Than Art Program. Currently she is working on a series of landscape photographs and ephemeral art; ‘Sand, Bones and Words’.

March Artist of the Month

Joan Hangarter

Inspired by her own intuitive abilities since the age of ten, Joan of Angels helps bring higher energies and spiritual self-revelation to people around the world through her art, public speaking and consulting.

Joan of Angels, also known as Dr.  Joan Hangarter, D. C., is a spiritual teacher, soul artist, intuitive coach and author, who helps people remember who they are, overcome their challenges, and step into their destiny. When you work with Joan of Angels, you will find your visions clear, obstacles dissolve, and renewed courage to follow your callings and, hear what your guides and angels want you to know now.

April Artist of the Month

Deana Boney

Deana Boney is a California native being born in San Bernardino, Ca. She has always painted and abstract doodled since she could hold a pencil. Both her parents were and are artistic so it’s in her blood. This past couple of years she started to paint again, for mind therapy and to help her release the stress in her mind and body. She has LUPUS and Fibromyalgia and Graves’ disease, in June she’ll be 13 years cancer free. 

She is a mom of 3, on temporary disability. With her health jumping all over the place and amazing people in her life, she had to make self-change happen and she has through art. 

May Artist of the Month

Bijan Masoumpanah

Bijan Masoumpanah Studied art in London, England. He also studied Graphic Production at Portland State University. He Moved to Southern California in 2000.
Winner of many awards including:
International Graphic and Photography Competitions.
First Place at Palm Springs Chalk Painting Festival.
First Place at Indio Chalk Painting Festival.

He works in the field of Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Illustration, Calligraphy,
Murals and Sculpture. Bijan's focus of work is in Public Art.

June Artist of the Month

Dave DeGeus

Dave DeGeus was originally interested in a career in fine art and pursued that dream in 1964 by taking art classes at the celebrated Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. In 1975, he turned his attentions toward a career in commercial artist and graphics, and advertising designer at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia. But he was soon invited to attend the prestigious Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. where he studied advertising design and filmmaking. After attending art school for some time. 

Dave returned to California where he entered the motion picture industry and enjoyed a long career in motion picture post-production before returning to school at the California State University, San Bernardino where he earned Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and in Computer Information Management. Here, his artistic background served him well in areas such as product conceptualization, development of business models, creating mock ups, logo design, technical and instructional illustrations, graphic arts, and computer-generated artworks. 


Other creative endeavors include business writing, copy writing, script writing and instructional writing as well as writing directions for various processes. He has written several short stories and has two e-books in publication and on Amazon.com: “Where It Began” and “How We Were”.

July Artist of the Month

Lisa Longnecker

Lisa Longnecker is originally from Ohio and moved out to Laguna Beach in her teen years, where she was introduced to jewelry making by a friend and did it as a hobby before she turned into a part time business. She moved out to the desert about 3 years ago and is now a resident of the Coachella Valley. She has been doing jewelry for a long time and has done jewelry shows.

  

If you are interested in some of her jewelry give her a call at (949)301-2465 or email at liaison4u@gmx.com

Lisa does beautiful jewelry!