Fire Mountain Artists: Annemarie Walther, Sally Pierce, Barry Robson, Ann Robson, Joe Luz, Kris Nelson

Joe Luz

Joe works with an acrylic medium on porous paper, creating ethereal images that bleed through to the reverse side. He selects the side which appeals to him most for outward  display. His frames are all handmade, or altered and reworked for each piece. Joe also creates water features using glass tiles.
Suzette Lau

Suzette makes otherworldly collages using lace, bird prints, hearts, stamped lettering and antique papers of all types. She is currently working on handmade journals with wooden covers and a series of artist’s aprons featuring songbirds, handpainted pockets and miscellaneous sewn-on buttons.

Kris Nelson

Kris works with encaustics (hot wax and oil paint), antique papers and found objects to create paintings, collages and household shrines. She also makes large format expressionist acrylic paintings in a continuing series featuring black jazz musicians.

Nancy Nunez

Nancy began making jewelry four years ago with her granddaughter (who is now 11 years old).  She makes her jewelry with the best materials available:  Sterling silver, 22K gold vermeil, copper, semiprecious stones, fresh water pearls, Swarovski and Czech crystals and natural  seashells..  She also makes purses by hand and each is unique, just like her jewelry pieces.

Nancy Waite Parke (She’s actually a Carlsbad resident, but comes to Kris Nelson’s Fire Mountain studio to work frequently!)

Nancy paints in watercolors, acrylics and oils. Her works are done in the classic Naive Style, and depict pastoral locales which project a gentle and inviting atmosphere. Her paintings are displayed by patrons throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. www.nancyparke.com

Sally Pearce

Sally is a dedicated abstract artist who creates luscious, colorful pieces—and teaches at MiraCosta College, as well. Her large scale oil abstracts are usually available in galleries on Cedros Street in Solana Beach and in Fallbrook. For our show, Sally has brought some smaller oil pastels and a select few paintings.

Barry Robson

Barry carves hardwood panels with lyrical, semi-abstract images of people, both full body and facial portraits. His well-crafted images are clearly derived from the time spent growing up in South Africa. Barry and his wife, Ann, are Fire Mountain residents.

Ann Robson

Ann is a fine landscape painter, but chooses to show her latest project with us: Caffeinated Cards. Each greeting card is handmade, featuring a teabag (yes! FOFM recycles!) and various bits of paper, thread, fiber and ornament as suits her fancy.

Burt Staack (Burt and his wife, Pam, live in South O)

Burt makes sculptural hand cast clay tiles featuring sea life and primordial animals, paper relief hangings in rich earth tones, and large scale nature-oriented watercolor paintings.

Pam Staak

Pam creates hand dyed silk scarves under the trade name PJ. Each scarf is one of a kind, using a technique called Shibori — the inventive art of Japanese shape resist dyeing. PJ creates various patterns, styles and sizes of diaphanous silky accessories.

Annemarie Walther

Annemarie’s dog, cat and “other” pet portraits are charming interpretations—realistic, but created with just enough personality that you know they are a little bit different than your average pet painting. Always upbeat, vibrant and utterly engaging, these small oil pastels on wood panels are perennial favorites!

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