Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ARTIST CLOSEUP ~ INGRID BRINK

Gallery at Marina Square presents a "Close Up" of Artist:

Ingrid Brink


Ingrid Brink has the good fortune of living in two of the world’s most beautiful places: Baywood Park close to the “Back Bay” and the Big Island of Hawaii. For nearly forty years she and her husband lived in Trinidad, on the California Northcoast, with its rugged coastline, giant redwoods and marshlands.

Making new friends, paddling the bay, and exploring the coastline have made the transition to the Central Coast rich with beauty, culture and people--perfect for art and life.

Ingrid attended Humboldt State University as an art major with an emphasis in ceramics and jewelry. After graduation her training switched from the college indoor environment to “on location” watercolor workshops.

Ebb Tide © by Ingrid Brink

The experience of painting outside for hours, getting to know the sounds, smells, temperature and color changes, quickly became an obsession.  She studied under such notable watercolorists as Milford Zornes, Dong Kingman, Katherine Chang Liu and Edward Reep.   Her paintings were accepted in many National competitions and she began teaching watercolor classes at the college level.


Lava Surf © by Ingrid Brink
In 1988, Ingrid Brink was unanimously accepted as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (one of approx... 600 in the U.S.). The following year she was awarded a grant from the California Arts council as an Artist in Residence to work in two elementary schools. Nine grants later, with unwavering support from parents and schools, her residency turned into a 23-year career.


Ingrid says “ As a teacher and artist knew I was successful when I would hear: ‘You’ve changed the way I see.’ Nature expands the way I see everyday. The colors and textures of the land, sea and sky, of this paradise, “wow” me everyday and inspire me to paint!”


Mauna Kea Beach © by Ingrid Brink

Mauna Kea II © by Ingrid Brink


Friday, October 2, 2015

ARTIST CLOSEUP - Spanky Anderson


Gallery at Marina Square Presents a “Close Up” of Artist

Paul "Spanky" Anderson



"A life well lived is like a very long art project, one of appreciation, variety, compassion and abundance.  I think we all feel at times like we are missing out on the "artistic life" but all it takes is an extraordinary moment to reestablish the vision and the dream.  For me a spectacular sunset is that gateway.  I believe we are defined by special moments in our life.  Hopefully my paintings can capture these moments and extend their power. "   




Spanky grew up in Georgia and learned to draw and paint at an early age. He later traveled the south and exhibited his artwork of the southern landscape. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BA in Art, where he was awarded two Permanent Collection awards from Peter Augustini, a world renowned sculptor from New York, and internationally known painter Donald Cooper. Upon graduation, Spanky began his career as a graphic designer and colorist with a major carpet and textile manufacturer.
Most recently Spanky has moved to the Morro Bay area where he says “My peripheral vision of the central coast virtually dictates the color palette and brushstrokes onto my canvas.”






In the mid-seventies Spanky accepted a designer colorist position in Southern California where he continued to paint and pursue his love of the local land and seascape.


Most recently Spanky has moved to the Morro Bay area where he says “My peripheral vision of the central coast virtually dictates the color palette and brushstrokes onto my canvas.”