Artists in the Mother Lode of California

Amy Kinsch – Beeswax Rubber Stamps

Amy Kinsch - Beeswax Rubber Stamps

Ione, California

Works With

pen, colored pencils

Creates

rubber stamps

Scenic and artistic rubber stamps since 1995

Autumn Lindsey

Autumn Lindey author

Amador County, California

Works With

words

Creates

books

Brad Burns

Brad Burns Art

The Sierra Nevada Collection

Works With

oils, acrylics

Creates

cards, clothing, paintings, posters, wall art

Carla Fry Creations

Carla Fry Creations

Pine Grove, California

Works With

beads, metal, enamel, fiber

Creates

jewelry, apparel accessories

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Charleen Tyson – Jeweledweb

Charleen Tyson - Jeweledweb

Jackson, California

Works With

acrylic paint, Chinese gaming tokens, jewelry

Creates

furniture, jewelry

I enjoy painting furniture! Let me paint your mom’s old bedside table and make it into something you’ll enjoy. I also fabricate jewelry, especially Chinese Gaming Tokens – check out jeweledweb on Etsy.

Christine L Cox – Volcano Arts

Christine L Cox

Volcano, California

Works With

enamel, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, words

Creates

books, jewelry, signs

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Cynthia Dunn-Selph – All Dunn Art

Cynthia Dunn-Selph

Pine Grove, California

Works With

alcohol ink, found items, mixed media, encaustic wax medium, pastel, oil paint

Creates

photography, wall art

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Custom orders are welcomed.

Encaustic medium is made from purified beeswax and damar resin to which pigments can also be added. It is applied in a liquid state and each layer is heat fused to the previous layer with a torch or heat gun. It is a natural UV filter, works well with other mediums, and is especially versatile to use with mixed media.

Cynthia Griffin – Thia Fin Arts

Cynthia Griffin - Thia Fin Art

Pioneer, California

Works With

clay

Creates

monoprints

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Clay monoprinting is a process invented by Mitch Lyons over 50 years ago. I love mixing my own ‘paints,’ the freedom of loose compositions, and the surprise of the image that lurks below the surface when you pull a print. I was honored to have met Mitch when I took his workshop in Taos NM. He passed away last year.

Dave Christian Art

Dave Christian Art

Arnold, California

Works With

watercolor, and pen or colored pencil for the lettering

Creates

wall art, travel prints of the local area and beyond

I do the original watercolor painting with the location in either colored pencil or pen. I also try to implement some information about the location whether historical, the elevation, dates, name of the forest or region, etc. I then turn the original into a print, hence the idea of “travel prints” based off of the old vintage posters.

Ericka Lutz: Book Mentor

Ericka Lutz Book Mentor

Volcano, California

Works With

words and stories

Creates

books

Gives Classes

individual coaching and online groups

Haley Maciel – Seal Studio

Haley Maciel

Jackson, California

Works With

found items, polymer clay, resin

Creates

jewelry, sculptures, miniatures

I make miniatures out of polymer clay – my specialties are succulents and fairy garden accessories. If you would like a pair of succulent earrings, a succulent necklace, or a garden hose for your tiny fairy garden, I would love to make one for you!

Indigo Carlton Art

Indigo Carlton Art

Sutter Creek, California

Works With

acrylic paint, canvas, found items, mixed media, books that were destined for the landfill

Creates

paintings, wall art, altered books

Jeannie Vodden’s Art Studio

Jeannie Vodden's Art Studio

Jackson, California

Works With

watercolor, graphite

Creates

watercolor paintings, whimsical drawings, limited edition giclee’ prints and fine art greeting cards

Gives Classes

group workshops

Always willing to share my watercolor skills and knowledge with aspiring artists,
and more than happy when a collector buys my original paintings!

John Slot Photography

John Slot Photography

Amador and Calaveras County, California

Works With

film

Creates

photographs, calendars

Gives Classes

group workshops

Kathy Allen – Quilts by Kat

Kathy Allen

Amador County, California

Works With

textiles

Creates

quilts, quilt kits, tartan quilt pattern book

Kathy Allen is a retired scientist who has been quilting for 10+ years. She brings her love of travel and history into her modern quilt designs.

Kathy Zee – ZeeBlings

ZeeBlings

Fiddletown, California

Works With

beads, glass, leather, metal, ribbon, backing material

Creates

jewelry, key fobs

Kathy Davis (aka Kathy Zee) makes jewelry that is lead and nickel free. She also gives a portion of her profits to several dog rescues.

Liz McComb – Fabrefaction Studio

Liz McComb Fabrefaction Studio

Pioneer, California

Works With

fabric, fiber

Creates

clothing, costumes

Gives Classes

individual tutoring

I am a costume and clothing designer. I specialize in creating unique, handmade clothing with a historic and romantic feel, especially inspired by the Victorian and Medieval time periods. I make both men’s and women’s clothing, and my focus is coats, jackets, tailcoats, vests and waistcoats. I moved to Amador County from the Santa Cruz mountains about a year ago. I sell my work at art shows and conventions throughout California, including some local events. I also sell my products online, and do many custom orders.

Mark Ellis – Creative Redwood Designs

Mark Ellis Creative Redwood Designs

Pioneer, California

Works With

wood

Creates

plaques, signs

Custom orders welcome. Bring your ideas to wood!

Mary Honeycutt Nahhas – Custom Bags by BFF

Custom Bags by BFF

Pioneer, California

Works With

leather, textiles

Creates

apparel accessories

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Nedra Russ

Nedra Russ

West Point, California

Works With

acrylic paint, beads, canvas, film, found items, mixed media, watercolor, oils

Creates

apparel accessories, cards, furniture, jewelry, paintings, photography, posters, wall art

Gives Classes

individual coaching or group workshops

Nedra Russ is also a musician, a singer, and a songwriter. Recordings of her original songs can be purchased from her web site. You can find a schedule for her appearances at local events there, too.

Ree McLaughlan Brown

Ree McLaughlan Brown

Jackson, California

Works With

alcohol ink, mixed media, encaustic wax and create on unusual surfaces

Creates

wall art, fused glass pendants, limited signed prints

“Call of the Sea,” above left, was created with alcohol ink on 20″ round aluminum with resin. Feel the roar of the sea and the conch shell. On the right is “Blue Iris Ballet,” using encaustic wax on archival, acid free paper

Rhett Regina Owings – Rhett’s Studio

Rhett Regina Owings

Stanislaus County, California

Works With

acrylic paint, beads, mixed media, paper, watercolor, oils, pastels

Creates

cards, paintings, embellished paper cranes

Rhett has been painting and creating art for over 40 years. Her work has been shown in a number of galleries in the foothills and the central valley of California. She also makes embellished paper cranes and sells them at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival in November. Her note cards, paintings and cranes can be found in a number of galleries and she sells from her website as well.

Rochelle L. Wilcox

Rochelle L. Wilcox

Roseville, California

Works With

words

Creates

books

Lost Long, Book I of the Freyr Chronicles, is available on Amazon. In this first book of the series, the Norse God of Love, Freyr, has no choice but to drag Lia into the strange world of Gods and giants hidden in our midst after she witnesses the impossible in the sky above her on a cold, wet Los Angeles morning. Hoping to save her life from members of his family determined to end his, Freyr takes Lia to the other side of the world, into the realm of giants far below it, and finally to the mythical land of Asgard. Along the way, as Freyr discovers a love he couldn’t have anticipated and didn’t want, he must decide whether his life is more valuable than Lia’s, and how far he will go to protect her from the fight that his brothers started, and he will end.


If you enjoy Lost Long, please review it on Amazon. Your thoughts and recommendations make such a big difference for writers.

Ron Bennett – Hoof Hearted Horseshoe Art

Hoof Hearted Horseshow Art

Pine Grove, California

Works With

metal, found objects

Creates

sculpture, wall art

Rosemarie Silva – Enchanted Treasures

Rosemarie Silva

Pioneer, California

Works With

acrylic paint, beads, canvas, found items, glass, leather, metal, polymer clay, tile, watercolor, wood, felted wool, rocks, bottles, dried florals,

Creates

jewelry, paintings, sculpture, signs, wall art, bookmarks, magnets, rock sculptures, harmony bells, key chains, gnome dolls, dried floral designs, polymer fairy doors

Rosemarie’s original works can by found at Gifted, 8 Main Street in Jackson, CA.

Shilpa Rasmusson – Shilpa’s Notions

Shilpas Notions

Mace Meadows, California

Works With

found objects like old fabric, yarn, feedsacks, baling twine, scrap wood

Creates

baskets, bags, totes, pouches, folders, and other practical yet pretty home-use items

I upcycle fabric, yarn, wood and plastic meant for the landfill into beautiful and useful items. My aim is to reduce waste and reduce the consumption of disposable items in order to protect the Earth’s resources.

Custom orders are welcomed.

Vickie Stillman – Paradox Fox

Vickie Stillman Paradox Fox

Pioneer, California

Works With

metals, sterling silver, gemstones

Creates

jewelry

Feel free to contact me by email for any custom orders.