Randy Honerlah California artist, Randy Honerlah grew up in the San Francisco bay area and currently resides in the Sierra foothills. Randy has been painting since he was a boy. He studied art in college and with various artists and workshops. His recent retirement from a 30 year career in IT Managment has now allowed him to paint at his leisure and as inspiration strikes. Past artworks have been both representational and abstract: in oils, watercolrs and acryilcs. Today he focuses mainly on contemporary abstracts in acrylic medium. Through his use of vivid color and composition he enjoys maniuplating shapes, textures and flowing colors - stirring the human emotion and placing the viewwer in an unfamiliar perspective. Most of Randy's paintings have seven or more paint layers and all are finished with a minimum of three varnish coats for protection fo the piece.
Claudie Hiles South African, Claudie Hiles, relocated to Sacramento in late 2011. She received her BA in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1974. After freelancing for ten years, she landed a Display Artist job with the Buffalo City Metro Municipality (on the east coast of South Africa) where she serviced 21 regional libraries – a post she held for 27 years until she moved to the US. Claudie mainly concentrated on graphic design work and only started painting in 1995. She is not tied down to a particular style, but feels that her life drawings are her strong point. She has had various exhibitions around South Africa and her art work can be found in Britain, Europe, Australia and, of course, her own country.
"At the moment I am experimenting with different textures of the medium I am working with. There are many flops, but every now and then we have a winner!
I have fallen in love with 'blue' again. I like playing around with the different nuances of blue and the emotions they evoke. One could say that I am in my blue period (...again).
Just to remind me of where I come from, I will paint a "poster" painting – simple, uncomplicated, but a lot of fun."