Growing up in the Inland Empire, I showed an early interest in art. I sketched and painted all through elementary, junior and high school. Taking the occasional art class. During that time I also played football for 5 years and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1975.
After graduation I joined the Painters and Tapers Union and became a union painter. After a 38 year career as a professional construction painter, I retired in 2015. There was a 40 year stretch where I went “dormant” and did not paint or sketch. The reasons for this are varied—working and raising a family.
Just before my retirement I began taking art classes at the Redlands Art Association under Chick Curtis. Since retiring I have devoted much of my time to continuing my painting. I have “rediscovered” the world of art—“the agony and the ecstasy”. I work exclusively in oil and have completed 90 paintings in 4 years.
RAA hosts guest artists and lecturers on the 4th Tuesday of each month, September through May.
David Fairrington will be conducting critiques of the art brought in on January 25.
David Fairrington is highly qualified and has held many critiques in all media, encouraging artists to go further and reach their best. Named ‘Master Artist’ by International Artist magazine, he has won multiple awards and over a lifetime career has been commissioned by clients as diverse as the major film studios to the Pentagon.
Bring in a piece of art for his critique.
Join the group on Tuesday, January 25from 7 to 9 pm. No Charge. Public welcome.
2-22-22 PROGRAM ... Jeannine Savedra.
Jeannine will demonstrate/lecture on a painterly approach to landscape from start to finish, and the use of the palette knife.
Redlands Art Association presents Programs on the 4th Tuesday of the months September through May, from 7-9 pm. These Programs may be a lecture, a painting demonstration, a power-point show, or a hands-on experience for the audience.
We decided against a September program due to the Redlands Cinema Classic dates. Come to see what we've planned ...
October 26 - Larry Dierdorff
November 23 - Monica Foulston
Mark your calendar for the 4th Tuesday of the months: October through May, 7-9 pm. (Maybe not December. Too close to the holidays?)
I know it's a blurry photo of her but she just doesn't sit still! Linda specializes in the Redlands landscapes ... landmarks in Pastel paintings, photography, and ceramic tiles. Her art is perfect for RAA's new REDLANDS CORNER, dedicated to all Redlands. Example of her Photography. Left and Below: samples of her pastel paintings.
Kathy Paulus began her art passion in her early 50’s after working in Special Education Programs and as an Infant Specialist. She considers herself a self-taught artist specializing in pastel work. She loves both domestic/wild animal portraits and still life subjects. She enjoys the challenge to capture the real beauty in animals, especially for horses and all wild cats.
She is also a scratch artist and became a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artist in 2018. Scratch art enables her to achieve fine detail in realism in her animal studies. She alternates working with pastels and scratch work.
Although she resides in Moreno Valley, CA she’s been a member of the Redlands Art Association for many years, displaying her art.
James Bowden Flintnapping arrowheads for display and jewelry.
I am James Bowden. I have been flintknapping for 37 years, passionately creating images of the past. At first I was largely self-taught. Later I studied with other knappers to advance my skills and knowledge. Early on, sizable stone was unavailable to me, which directly affected my style of flintknapping.
Today I work with a wide variety of materials to flake many different types of stone implements. The tools and methods I use closely follow traditional ones. My forte continues to be intricately flaked eccentrics, and small delicate gem points with long, drawn-out ears. This work fills a special niche in the world of modern flintknapping.
All of my pieces are permanently initialed and dated using a diamond-tipped scribe, making them collectible museum quality replicas and artwork. My knapped work is represented in the Modern Lithic Artists Journal, Volume 3, the Sept./Oct. issue of the Gold Prospectors Magazine, the #5/Summer 2018 issue of Knapper’s Quarterly, the 2022 “Flintknapping, The Art Of The Ancients” Calendar, and in collections of over 30 museums and visitor centers across the United States.
Over and over we hear how much RAA has meant to those wanting to grow as artists – people of all ages. They thrive within the RAA community. They find a place to connect with other artists, to build their skills, and to sell their work. They learn best practices and networking tips and how to build their courage to try new things. For many, the gallery and art center is the place where their dreams become real and are shared with the community. There is no other place quite like the Redlands Art Association. And you are a part of that dream with every piece of art or membership that you buy.
We know we have generous patrons and members. Earlier this year we thankfully accepted the gift that paid off our mortgage! Now we want to do more for our art education programs, our artist members, and the gallery where people come in for solace and inspiration. We want to offer scholarships and support for art students who can’t afford their classes.
Whether it’s a one-time gift or an ongoing gesture of financial support, please know that we appreciate anything you can spare. It makes a difference.