On display beginning Wednesday, November 27, 2013:
Lois Zanteson, a local La Cañada artist, paints in watercolors, creating realistic landscapes, floral paintings, and portraits in motion. She takes much inspiration from the amazing photographers in her life, including family and friends, as well as her own photographs.
When she was a child, Lois’s father encouraged her love of drawing and painting. As a result, she is a UCLA graduate with a BA in Fine Art, specializing in Interior Design. She worked as an interior designer for over 40 years, working on major hotels and large private residences across the nation, including Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Atlantic City.
After 40 years in the interior design industry, Lois semi-retired to spend more time with her family and her love of painting. She began studying watercolors with flowers from Descanso Gardens and her own back yard, and has graduated to landscapes from Pasadena to the Sierras, studying under many well-known local artists.
Commissions available upon request.
Now on display:
Photographs by Matt Donegan
To me, the essence of humanity means our very own spiritual component. In failing to acknowledge this component, we deny ourselves the natural security we need, which is solely derived from our intregral connection to one another, and to all
of the earth's living systems.
Unfortunately, we now seem to be at odds with our own natural element. Due to our actions, our natural world is under constant assault. I feel that we are losing our humanity, especially now during these trying times. It is therefore imperative that we understand the interconnectedness of humanity and assume collective responsibility.
I hope that, in some way, my images can revive within us a spirit of renewal. If possible, I want to reintroduce viewers to what it really means to be and feel human. This is why I approach every shot with one thing in mind: whether it be animate of inanimate, I try to find the human connection.
About the Artist
Matt Donegan's work is based on his interest and empathy for the world of nature and people across the globe. He began with underwater photography on diving trips in the Caribbean and South Pacific. Later, his curiosity led him to different parts of Asia and Africa, where he became more interested in cultures and people. Current interests and subjects include mostly the common and indigenous peoples of the world, who seem so vividly affected by the rapidly changing environment. Donegans’ deep love for animal life and the solidarity he feels for all
humanity are evident in his work.
Donegan's evocative monochromatic photographs make up the majority of his work and have garnered the attention of publications such as Black and White Magazine and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.