CCAA’s Demo Artist June 22: Mark Farina

We look forward to having our June demo via Zoom with Mark.  He will be demonstrating his process for doing a larger studio piece (18×24 oil) using plein air studies and photos as references.


Mark earned a B.A. Degree, Florida State University, Art, Minor: Art History, two trimesters in Florence, Italy. He  attended  Florida State U. on a partial golf scholarship until he became interested in art which became his main interest for the remainder of his collage education. After graduating from college, he made a livelihood in both golf and commercial art. Mark moved to the Monterey Peninsula in the early 80’s and freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator. During this period, he was also painting in watercolor and oil. Inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula he started painting en plein air (outside on location). This became a passion and eventually fine art painting became his full-time vocation.

Unfortunately we have to cancel our on-location meetings following directives from Monterey County in response to Covid19.  Our June demo will be “on-line,” as a Zoom call and recording.  Members will be notified of the Zoom link.



During non-Covid concerns, 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: Bonni Carver, Watercolor

February: Barbara Furbush, Print Maker

March: Meeting Cancelled

April: Meeting Cancelled

May: Erin Gafill  Recorded Zoom call link:

June: Mark Farina

July: No Meeting

August: Bunny Pavine, “Paint & Sip”

September:  Jolene Anderson ,Watercolor Exploration

October: Reda Rackley


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