Marsha and her husband are from Iowa. She enjoys all art mediums but has a special fondness for beading. When they bought their winter home in AZ, Marsha became fascinated by the beauty of stones. she joined rock clubs and took lapidary lessons and now cuts and polishes stones which she incorporates into beaded collars and wire wrapped pendants. She wants everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty that lies under the dust.
Gail spent her entire life in St Louis, MO. In the 8th grade, her interest for art began
and even while working as an RN she was drawn to art. Upon retirement, she and he husband moved to Arizona. She was able to participate in art classes at the Via Linda Senior Center and studied under her friend and co -show particiant Shelia Schneider. She also paints, knits, needlepoints and makes jewelry.
Judy started painting late in life thinking if Grandma Moses could, so could she. At the young age of 60, she took up painting for fun and fell in love with watercolors. Most of her work is in watercolor but every once and a while, an acrylic is thrown in for good measure, she's come to see the world in different shapes and colors and has enjoyed painting both realistic and abstract offerings on paper. Judy is basically self taught but has been very fortunate to have many artistic friends and teachers in both AZ and MN, and WI where she spends her summers. She is forever learning and has not really settled on any one "style". Maybe that IS her style...you know "the jack of all trades"!!!!!
Sharon's love of art revolves around the female figure. Loose figure sculpture is the vehicle she uses to explore emotions ranging from humor to grief. Her work has been produced in kiln fired clays, cast bronze, cold cast bronze and fiber clay finished with various patinas from paint and wax to exotic glazes including exciting raku;. Her Altered Torso Series shows the body is beautiful even when altered by breast cancer. An Altered Torso she contributed to the Silent Auction at The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch Annual Art Show was donated to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center by the bid winner. It is on display at the entrance to Tina's Treasures at the Center in Scottsdale. All proceeds from the sale of Sharon's art go to fund the Niki L. Martin Scholarships.
Wendy is the Chief Button Officer of The Frustrated Florist, a division of her WeeAttic collection of exotic eclectibles. She retired in 2012 after 35 years as a local healthcare executive. Now she spends her time bringing smiles to the faces of her patrons with flowers made from buttons, beads and anything with a bit of whimsy. Her repertoire includes bouquets, corsages, hats and clothing embellishments, table decor and anything to which a button can be affixed.
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Maryann started designing jewelry 13 ears ago and besides her private customers, several gift shops in Illinois carried her designs. When she moved to Wisconsin, her jewelry designs expanded to reflect her deep connection to nature. Involved in her local Art Community, their juried Art Show and as many as 7 gift shops, she yearned for a warmer climate. Accepted into
the Fountain Hills Art Festival, she made the move to Arizona!
Arlyne is an accomplished multi-media artist. Agraduate of the University of Miami, She has continued her professional studies including pastels, sculpture, batik, watercolor, pen and ink and acrylics. She utilizes a process oriented approach, in other words, enjoying the journey and having fun. Arlyne is influenced by her mother Anita Pasco an accomplished and prolific acrylic artist.
From painting with my Dad, to designing one of a kind jewerycreations, art has always been present in my life. My designs have been sold in many fine Scottsdale boutiques and featured in magazines and even on television. I actively donate many of my pieces to various charitable organizations and always tell the recipients to wear my jewelry "in the best of health".
Sheila has been a pastellist and jeweler for many years and teaches pastels at
the Scottsdale Senior Center. This medium has been a long-time passionof hers. The process is so immediate and vibrant and the pigment pure in color. She hopes you enjoy her work as much as she enjoys creating it! Sheila also creates jewelry. She attributes her jewelry art to a need to design and create. Originally making jewelry for herself, it was an instant hit and now she designs for others. She hopes her artistic approach appeals to you.
Penny's Russian grandmother was an artist and she is her inspiration. The Sonoran desert and brilliant skies are the source for her paintings.
The inspiration for Mary's watercolor paintings is drawn from her love of travel
and nature. Her interest in architectural details and the strong expressions of color
and texture in her paintings were honed during her years in the School of Design,
Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati.Th e depth and breadth of Mary’s
life experiences and travel are apparent in her paintings…and, the meticulous details
in her paintings instill the viewer with a sense of personal relationship with Mary's artistic expressions. Mary's work has been included in various hurried shows and exhibited in galleries across the valley as well as private collections across the USA.
Shari's original designs are from soft & romantic gemstone-beads & blown glass to bold & dramatic ancient exotic amulets. it is wearable art to bedazzle.
Canvases of bold color, floral and landscapes and a little whimsy are the focus of Kay’s art. She is a self-taught artist who began painting 7 years ago with oils and some acrylic as her mediums of choice. To paint, has been a life-long dream for Kay and it is with joy that she paints and shares her work. If it brings a smile to your face, then it is a success!
The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch and our neighboring communities are diverse and unique. Each artist tells a story through their art, whether love of nature, people, places and things, experiences, new and different techniques and materials or just plain whimsy, you are sure to be awed and delighted.
Jeanie has lived in Scottsdale 30 years after moving here from Denver, CO.She has tried various mediums such as oils, acrylics and pastels. Six years ago after trying watercolors, she found here favorite.
Hank is an award winning photographer who began taking pictures with a
Brownie camera as a child. He strives to make his photographs emulate
oil paintings in style, subject and vibrancy. His particular goal is to present
a vivid image that helps the viewer see ordinary objects and scenes in an
extraordinary way. His subjects range from desert southwest agave to
California seascapes, each presented to enhance the viewer’s
appreciation of the subject matter. Hank resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and
is a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League and the Art35N in Flagstaff.
His work has been exhibited in the Gallery at El Pedregal and the
Westminster Village Art Show in Scottsdale, AZ.
Jim's pottery is mostly functional with a Southwest flair! Jim and his wife, Peg, spend their winters in Scottsdale and love the Desert . He spends two to three days a week "potting," and his reward is seeing others enjoying his work.
My work is inspired by the intriguing elemental qualities and mysterious beauty of natural phenomena. Compositions are saturated with pigmentation and light. They incorporate various texture, form, and movement to engage the viewers imagination into feeling a sense of familiarity yet seeing something new each and every time they view the work..
Art by Sheila
Beads by Sheila
Color and Black & White Photography
Roy is based out of Scottsdale. He photographs in color as well as black and
white. Creating stunning pictures of nature in abstract, landscape and natural patterns and portraits. He also photographs animals and portraits of objects.
Linda "Lili" Perez
Lili's pottery journey began in 2012 shortly after moving to Phoenix from the Midwest. As a lover of art she began creating her own outlet through pottery and painting. Her pottery pieces are primarily wheel-thrown and functional but often times a slab-created piece is thrown in for good measure as well as a Raku-fired decorative piece. Adding textural and glazed design elements are exciting, challenging and rewarding additions to her pottery.