Julianna O’Hara

Painting What I Love

Julianna O’Hara was born in Florida, moved to South Carolina when she was a teenager and, after graduating college, moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She started oil painting at the ripe young age of twelve and has been exploring her artistic pursuits her whole life. She studied art at UCLA, USC, Santa Monica College, and Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica, California.

Julianna currently resides near Monterey, California, and is affiliated with various art organizations – she paints almost daily and works almost exclusively from life – she only paints what she loves – she has to be moved in some way to put paint to canvas and luckily, many things move her. Although she has worked in other mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, gouache and “mixed”, she is most passionate about oil painting. Lately, she is particularly interested in capturing the beauty of interior still life scenes composed of family heirlooms and flowers from her garden. She is willing to spend as much as three weeks designing a still life set up. Her concentration right now is to excel as a fine Intimist artist and she is enjoying the exploration of interior analogous scenes. Julianna has paintings in private collections in the US, UK, Asia, Australia and Germany.

Julianna’s paintings are easily recognizable for their vibrancy of color, texture and expressiveness of brushstrokes.

Deanna DeChauron

Watercolor artist
Deanna DeChauron

Plein Air watercolors and acrylics of the Monterey Peninsula focus on favorite walks along the waterfront.

Capturing the essence of the moment before everything changes gives the work a freshness and energy that can’t be achieved working from photos
in the studio.

Working on location in water media is full of challenges, but allows the artist to select elements from all around that add richness in telling the story.

The artist doesn’t touch the work in the studio afterwards. The artist has been painting locally since 1979.

Call Deanna DeChauron

Bobbie Belvel

Bobbie Belvel

I am a lifelong artist. I grew up in the SF Bay Area and received my BA in Art from UCSC in 1983. I then went on to study on my own and through workshops with Terri Ford, Kim Lordier, Thomas J Kitts, Tom Soltesz and others to hone my skills in pastel and oil. I eventually joined Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters, the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of the West Coast, finding my chosen subject in the pure landscape.

I moved to the Central Coast in 2014 and have been juried into dozens of shows and exhibits over the years. Following my artistic muse to the Monterey peninsula was one of the best moves I ever made. The cypresses and rocky shores beckon me to paint and express my love of this land. In addition to my other affiliations, I hope to make more artist friends and share and grow from my membership in the Central Coast Art Association.

Website: www.bobbiebelvel.com

CCAA’s Demo Artist, Nov. 25: Mark Monsarrat

Mark’s painting concentration is heavily outdoor painting (plein air), but since this is an indoor demo, Mark will be re-creating the plein-air experience from photo reference, showing how he “mixes in chains and paints in layers for marvelous results.”

Mark follows in the classic traditions of the 19th-century romantic landscape painters, inspired by the Hudson River School, Early California painters, and American and California Impressionists. His work is best described as tonal-colorist, Craftsman style. With heavy emphasis on plein-air (outdoor) painting, Mark seeks to capture the many moods of the atmospheric landscape, from picturesque to sublime, always with a warm sense of place.

A professional fine artist in San Francisco for over 30 years, Mark first painted outdoors as a teenager in Columbus, Ohio. After a time in engineering, he moved to California to complete his art education, eventually earning a BFA, an MFA, and taking numerous plein-air workshops.



The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the El Estero Park, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.

January 2019: Scott Hamill -Intro to Plein Air Sketching with Gouache

February: Rich Brimer- Painting Using Photo Sources

March- Michael Armstrong- Trees of Monterey-Landscape painting; Oil

April- Erin Hunter- Botanical Art, Watercolor Pencils

May- Steve Maher,  “Acrylics to Oils and Back”

June- Bobby Belvel- Landscape, Pastels

July- No scheduled meeting

August- Maria Boisvert- Composition, Color Harmony, Oil

September- Sadashiv Phadnis, Watercolor

October- Tamara Keiper, Perspective for Artists

November- Mark Monsarrat

December- No scheduled meeting

January 2020: Bonni Carver, Watercolor

February 2020: Barbara Furbush, Print Maker

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