About the Artists and “Kids”

Maryam Abdelnaby

Abdelnaby-vangoghtMaryam paints still life, landscape, and abstract in oils and acrylics. Her work can be seen at ColorNerd.wix.com/FineArt. She is a member of the Destination: Art Associates, Torrance Artists’ Guild, and the Artists’ Open Group of Palos Verdes Art Center.

Van Goght adopted by Virginia Butler and Les Fishman

Robin Bott

Bott-spiritanimalRobin Bott is a versatile artist and art instructor, and finds joy in working in a variety of different mediums. Much of her artwork is whimsical and inspired by dreams. She teaches and creates drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, mosaics and mosaic murals. For the past 10 years, she has traveled to numerous schools, including each elementary and middle school in Palos Verdes, as an Artist in Residence, teaching students the art of creating mosaic murals. She has worked with hundreds of students of all ages through the years, creating beautiful mosaic murals. You can find her mosaic murals installed in every elementary school in Palos Verdes. Her work can also be seen at Hellada Gallery in Long Beach.

Spirit Animal

Leslie Chavez

Chavez-sunshineLeslie is an artist teacher for the Downey School District. She paints unusual situations in oil. Leslie is a member of Torrance Artists’ Guild and her work can be seen in local art shows.

Sunshine adopted by Nancy and Charles “Skip” Collinge

Don Crocker

Crocker-billythekidorganicweedeaterDon Crocker is a plein air (outdoor) landscape painter in oil. He is an artist member of the California Art Club and signature member of the American Impressionist Society. His art appears in juried shows at the Palos Verdes Art Center, California Art Club and other Southern California shows, plus at his barn studio in Rolling Hills by appointment. Learn more at doncrockerpleinairart.com.

Billy the Kid: Organic Weedeater adopted by Joyce Kochanowski

Bobbie Davison

Davison-shelldonBobbie paints fish, birds, and non-objective paintings in watercolor. Her work can be seen at Crafted, Fringe, and local art shows. Bobbie is a member of the Destination: Art Associates. Torrance Artists’ Guild, ISEA, South Bay Watercolor Artists and Third Dimension of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Shell Don

Joy Gonzalez

Gonzalez-poppypowerJoy is primarily a landscape painter, but she also paints from the model, makes jewelry and knits. She uses oils primarily, but she has also done watercolors and is now venturing into pastels. She has a studio at the LOFT Studios and Galleries, and her work is featured at the Corner Store in San Pedro, as well as on joygonzalez.com. She also shows frequently at the Malaga Cove Lawn Shows and in shows put on by the Pastel Society, Rejoice in Art and Destination: Art. Joy is a member of the Pacific Arts Group of the Palos Verdes Art Center, Pastel Society of Southern California, Destination: Art, California Art Club and Women Artists of the West.

Poppy Power adopted by Shirley Starke-Wallace

Barry Gordon

Gordon-goatBarry is a figurative abstract surrealist. He is both a painter and a sculptor, and he paints in both oils and acrylics. His sculptures are mostly bronze or cast marble (which is a combination of resin and marble powder). Sometimes, he sculpts in stone. A different form of sculpting. His work can be seen on his website, GordonArtPlace.com, and online at Saatchiart.com, Larkgalleryonline.com and Xanadugallery.com/studio. His work can also be found on the website for CaliforniaArtLeague.org. He is a member of the California Art League, Torrance Art Guild, and Voyzx Contemporary Art Group – a group of surrealist artists and an international art magazine.

Barry Gordon’s Goat

Mercedes Guzman

Guzman-ladybuggoatMercedes was fortunate to come to the US from Cuba at a young age, and she has always had the desire to express her artistic self in the form of painting. She began painting at a time in her life when she needed a way to achieve stress reduction, and to this very day, she can still accomplish a sense of relaxation when immersed in art. The use of color is very important to her, and she feels that over the years, she has enhanced her artwork with enough splashes of color that truly delight her. She has participated in art shows in San Pedro, Gardena, Torrance, El Segundo, Paramount, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles and Palos Verdes. She is an active member of the Palos Verdes Artists Open Group, the Palos Verdes Painters and the Torrance Artists’ Guild, for which she edits the monthly newsletter. Her work can be seen at Destination: Art, where she is a Gallery Artist, the Palos Verdes Library, Malaga Cove Lawn Shows and mercedesguzman.blogspot.com.

Lady Bug Goat adopted by ActivePDF, Inc.

Alfred Hagan

Hagan-goatcamoAlfred creates realist/impressionist landscapes/seascapes/urban scenes using oil. His work can be seen at Destination: Art, where he is a Studio Artist, and at www.alfredhagan.com. He belongs to California Art Club, Pacific Art Group at the Palos Verdes Art Center and the Torrance Artists’ Guild.

Goat Camo adopted by Terranea Resort

Pat Hinz

Pat Hinz Josie and the Blue ButterfliesPat has been a ceramist and sculpture since the 50’s. She is well-known for her stylized ceramic historical buildings, one of which is in the Ronald Reagan Library, and before that, in the White House in Washington D.C. She is an Ambassador for Duncan Enterprise, the first Ceramic Business in the US. She has traveled all over the world teaching ceramics with Duncan products. Pat has been published in the L.A. Times, several international ceramic magazines and a Japanese art and design magazine. She belongs to Third Dimension of the Palos Verdes Art Center, and one of her pieces will be shown at the Summer 2018 Show at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Learn more at pathinzstudio.com.

Josie and the Blue Butterflies adopted by Dr. Michele and Paula Del Vicario

Penny Kastagir

Kastagir_blackwithflowersPenny creates decorative painting in acrylics and watercolor using canvas, paper, and wooden items. Her work is exhibited at Organically at Your Best Spa and various local art shows, as well as at penelopekastsgirart.com. She is a member of Torrance Artists’ Guild, South Bay Watercolor Society and Peninsula Artists of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Black with Flowers adopted by Jean Adelsman

Suzanne Kuuskmae

Kuuskmae-blackwithsunflowersSue paints botanical subjects, landscapes, and cityscapes in pastel, watercolor, oil, colored pencil and graphite. Her work can be seen at Destination: Art, where she is a Studio Artist In Residence, and at www.suzannekuuskmae.net. She is a member of Pastel Society of Southern California, Botanical Artists’ Guild, Torrance Artists’ Guild, and Paletteers of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Black with Sunflowers adopted by Torrance Refining Company

Margaret Lindsey

Lindsey-walkinginthelightanddaffodilsMargaret paints scenic beauty, mostly California landscapes, in the medium of soft pastel. Her work can be seen at Destination: Art, where she is a Studio Artist In Residence, at various local art shows, at the Laguna Beach City Hall, and at www.margaretlindsey.com. Margaret is the Founding President of the Pastel Society of Southern California, the Founding President of Destination: Art, and a member of the Pacific Arts Group of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Walking in the Light and Daffodils adopted by Sandra Sanders, RE/MAX Estate Properties

Kelly Lingel-Crowder

Lingel-Crowder-circusgoatKelly Lingel-Crowder’s mother encouraged her creativity – she and her godmother would take her to art museums and galleries throughout the US and Europe. As a child, she studied art at the Asian Pacific Art Museum in Pasadena. Kelly has worked as an elementary and secondary art teacher in the US, Spain, and Japan. She paints landscapes, still lifes, portraits and figurative works. She has exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Art in the Garden juried show in Sherman’s Gardens, the Palos Verdes Art Center, and the California Art Club’s Long Beach Bicycle Race Art Show, where her painting was used for the Long Beach City Bicycle Race homepage and poster. In addition, Kelly won First Prize at the Lake Arrowhead Art and Wine Festival 2018.

The Circus Goat adopted by Bennett Landscape

Vickie Myers

Meyer-collageVickie works in watercolor, acrylic, and collage. Her work can be seen at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles and at local art shows. Vickie belongs to Torrance Artists’ Guild, Pacific Art Guild, and the International Society of Experimental Artists.

Collage adopted by Susan and Ray Seager

Erika Snow Robinson

Robinson-usmccorporallibbertgoatErika paints Redondo Beach icons, including the murals in the children’s sections of both Redondo Beach libraries. She paints in acrylic or anything she can get her hands on! Her work can be seen at the Destination: Art Gallery, where she is a Gallery Artist member. Erika is also a member of the Redondo Beach Art Group. Learn more at www.redondobeachartist.com.

USMC Corporal Libber T. Goat adopted by De De Hicks

Vickie Sekits

Sekits-bluewithflowersVickie is a true artist in that she paints a variety of subjects in many media, including watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic. Her work can be seen at Destination: Art, where she is a Studio Artist In Residence, and at local art shows. Vickie is a member of the Pastel Society of Southern California and Foundation of Local Artists.

Blue with Flowers

Doug Shepardson

Shepardson-gilmoreDoug paints pictures in oil and acrylic. His work can be seen at local art shows and at Torrance Artists’ Guild meetings. He is a member of the Torrance Artists’ Guild and the Palos Verdes Art Center.

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Jennifer Siegal

Siegal-picassosblueJenny is an oil painter whose work can be seen at www.siegalstudio.com and at the Artists’ Studio Gallery at the Palos Verdes Art Center. She has taught in many of the local venues and is a member of the Destination: Art Associates, Paletteers of the Palos Verdes Art Center, and the LA Printmaking Society.

Picasso’s Blue adopted by Anne and Ray Destabelle

Richard Stephens

stephens-samRichard’s work can be seen in his studio at The Loft in San Pedro, as well as at Destination: Art, the Torrance Artists’ Guild and the San Pedro Art Association. He has also been a member of the Pastel Society of Southern California and the Redondo Beach Art Group, and he ran Cannery Row Studios, a local studio in South Redondo Beach, for 25 years. He has judged the Rose Float High School Competition for the past five years and has painted school murals with local students in San Pedro, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes and other cities in southern Los Angeles County. The latest mural was completed at Parras Middle School in Redondo Beach. Learn more at canneryrowstudios.com.

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Dennis Sullivan

sullivan-apleasingarrangementofcolorDennis paints landscapes and portraits in oil and pastel. His work can be seen at www.fineartamerica.com/DennisSullivan and in local art shows. Dennis is a member of the Destination: Art Associates, Torrance Artists’ Guild, the Pastel Society of Southern California, and the Pacific Arts Group of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

A Pleasing Arrangement of Color

Linda Thompson

thompson-pouredoutLinda paints whatever suits her eye in watercolor or acrylic. Recently, she has been experimenting with pouring the acrylic paint and medium onto the canvas, or in this case, the goat. Linda is the Gallery Manager at Destination: Art, where her work is on display. She is a member of Peninsula Artists of the Palos Verdes Art Center, South Bay Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Torrance Artists’ Guild.

Poured Out adopted by Griswold & Griswold Insurance, Inc.

David Wolfram

Wolfram-getoutandtravelDave paints landscapes, mostly on location, in oil or pastel. His work can be seen at the Malaga Cove Lawn Shows, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, and at Destination: Art, where he is a Studio Artist In Residence and the current President. Dave is a member of the Pastel Society of Southern California, Laguna Plein Air Painters and Pastel Society of the West Coast. He is the current President of the Torrance Artists’ Guild.

G.O.A.T. (Get Out And Travel) adopted by An Uncommon Journey