Claremont Art Studios


Claremont Art Studios consists of approximately one dozen artists, photographers, and more, who work independently and in groups.

Artists and Organizations include:

Sol Invictus, elephant painting by Sarah SowardSarah Soward
Contemporary Surrealist

Soward’s work is often colorful, surreal, and has an impressionistic style to it. She focuses mainly on endangered animals and is best known for her rhinoceros paintings. Her artwork was accepted into the Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 exhibition (as well as 2013) at the Mall Galleries in London. One of her rhino paintings was selected to travel with the Artists4Rhino exhibition currently on tour in Italy. Also of note, one of her equine paintings was purchased into the Churchill Downs Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Principia, encaustic by Carol AaronCarol Aaron
Encaustic Artist

Artist Statement:
Texture drives my art.  I am looking to conceptualize, refine and visually explain the feel of what I see. The consistency of the encaustic medium offers a tangible depth and luminescence along with a tactile quality that allows me to create paintings that can be looked into as well as looked at. I strive for these multiple dimensions in order to pull the viewer close to the raw beauty of nature and it’s inhabitants as I see them.

squid tree 240dpi smallJill Watt and Lorna Watt

Bay Area native sisters Jill and Lorna are freelance knitting and crochet designers who bring imaginations to life with yarn. Together they design, engineer, construct, and install yarnbombs like you’ve never seen before. Using various needle arts from micro crochet to machine knitting, their art transforms common objects into surprising characters.

Mixed media by Rosine FerberRosine Abergel Ferber
Mixed Media Art

Rosine was born and raised in Paris, France and immigrated to the United States at age 15. She first lived in NY, moved to California in 1983, and has been living here with her family since then. Rosine is a trained Registered Art Therapist, and has completed a Ph.D in Transpersonal Psychology in 2005. She has been creating art for the past 20 years, and has taken part in numerous solo and group shows.

Melissa von Bunau
Encaustic Mixed Media

Encaustic art is the process of painting with melted beeswax. The technique was used as far back as 300 A.D. by the Egyptians.  I have adapted the process to impact the earth as little as possible.  I love using recycled imagery.  I paint on birch panels with a combination of clarified beeswax and tree resin for hardening.  I add paint and imagery and then fuse each layer with heat.  Once the image is completed, it is polished to a soft sheen leaving an archival piece of earth friendly art.

Passiflora DesignsPaige Benjamin
Passiflora Designs

Floral + Event Architect

PastedGraphic-1 copyLeighsa Montrose, AIFD, PFCI
Branch Out Flowers

branch out (v.) To enlarge the scope of one’s imagination.

Lois White

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