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Artists

On this page you can read the biographies and see a sample of the work from artists who have displayed their work at Allegory.

Lynn Creighton

My work is about women learning to celebrate their own lives from a deep inner connection to the creator. This union with the creator is eternally and profoundly sensed by women because the creator creates through them. From this place, women experience their ...

Richard Phelps

Richard Phelps’ artistic process is patient, allowing impressions and ideas to incubate—often for years. He is stirred by the delicacies of the mood and environment around him, by the flux of nature, the power of subtle light changes, the repose or tranquility of a setting. He says, “The form an image takes on canvas is dependent upon the palette I mix, the music around me, and the first few ...
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Richard Byron

Although known locally for over thirty years for his very fine and sensitive portraits - one of which is a portrait of his long time instructor and friend Carlisle Cooper, owned by Ventura College - Richard Byron is at once as connected with his art as much as he is connected with the sea ...
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Hiroko Yoshimoto

Throughout her career, artist and teacher Hiroko Yoshimoto has explored the relationship between intangible thoughts and feelings and tangible, visual forms ...
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Shawn Zents

Shawn Zents , born 1965, in Lima, Ohio. Raised in Ventura, California, Zents became interested in studio art while in college, and subsequently attended the California Art Institute in Calabasas, California, where he studied under the school’s founder and master teacher, Fred Fixler, for three years. At the beginning of his professional career Zents worked as a commercial artist: first in the movie industry, doing one-sheet posters and designs for movie trailers; then in the advertising industry where his artwork was used in campaigns for Pfizer, Chevrolet, Levis, Old Navy, and Saturn among others. More recently, he took ...
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Carlisle Cooper

Carlisle Cooper, a native of North Carolina, attended Duke University, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, American Academy of Art (Chicago), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (B.A.E. and M.A.E. Degrees), and in the Los Angeles area, Chouinard and U.C.L.A. He is now a college art instructor in ...
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Edward Hudson

Edward K. Hudson was born in Mexico City. His father was from Syracuse, New York while originally his father's family was from Ireland. His mother was from Mexico City while her family was originally from Spain. This diversity in culture and language were fascinating and enriching to Edward who grew up immersed in two very different worlds ...
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Mel Rhoads

Mel Rhoads is a local (Oxnard/Ventura CA) artist who enjoys painting landscapes in oil, watercolor, and acrylic. He still remembers the joy of painting at an easel during the weekly art classes in elementary school. In college at Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo, he studied architecture and civil engineering. While attending school he won several design awards in architecture. Upon graduation in 1960, he, his wife Jan and three small children moved to Oxnard, CA. He continued to study art and to paint throughout his professional career as a registered civil engineer and surveyor. He retired in 1997 to become a full time artist. Since then, he has won many awards for his paintings ...
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Rebecca Riel

One of Rebecca's greatest loves is to create worlds and bring them to life. As a native Santa Barbaraian, she grew up surrounded by both the vistas and intricacies of nature. Rebecca's love of Natural Science led her to a career first in traditional Scientific Illustration, and later as technologies evolved, to high end 3D computer art and animation ...
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Carol Alvarado

Carol Jean Alvarado was born in San Jose California in 1943. Her early childhood memories are filled with memories of living with various family members including her Grandmother who was a gifted seamstress and her Grandfather, a carpenter and painter who exposed Carol to the excitement of colors and bringing things to life through art ...

Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz is the chairman of the art department at Ventura College. In his teaching and in his own work, he stresses the importance of mastering the fundamentals, of not taking short-cuts. His colleagues describe him as a superb portraitist and fine colorist ...
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Marjorie Moskowitz

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Marjorie Moskowitz did both her undergraduate and graduate work there at Washington University. She received an M.F.A. in Painting in 1979. Her work evolved from two dimensional abstraction, oil on canvas and paper, to minimal process pieces where paper was collaged onto fabric. The fabric was crushed to create an uneven surface similar to ...
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Kris Doe

A Southern California native, Kris was raised in the presence of the magnificent San Gabriel Mountains and the tall, sun- splashed palms of Pasadena, CA ...
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Lee Hodges

God's Creation is a continual source of fascination and inspiration to me. He is the Ultimate Artist. How thankful I am for His gift of creativity which has brought me such joy and fulfillment. My goal ...
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Seco

Born in 1958 near Mexico City, Seco came from a family of teachers, and he grew up cultivating a deep passion for the classics in literature and music. At age 20, in spite of his successful initiation as one of ...
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Lynn Le Tourneau

Growing up near New York City gave Lynn the opportunity to absorb great art. She learned how to draw nudes at the Arts Students League and was influenced by the Impressionists ...
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Blake Monson

Blake started his photographic career early when, by chance, he was drafted by his journalism teacher to shoot pictures for the school newspaper, while still in 8th grade ...
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Scott Saunders

I grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where my mom, a professional artist, has inspired and instructed me since childhood and continues to be my mentor to this day. My first experience with portraits was in a high school art class. We were asked ...
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Michael Gonzalez

Born in 1958, Michael Gonzalez has resided in Ventura, CA since 1974. Raised in L.A. and fortunate to have been born to an artistic family, he has worked with multiple creative mediums, including oil painting ...
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