Born and raised in Studio City, California Andrew started painting seriously when he was 16. At UC Santa Cruz he developed and individual major entitled “The Arts and Social Action”. Through this major, he created art exhibits and experiences in which participants were encouraged to interact with the art. Andrew continues to put himself in the middle of things, capturing the movement and the mood of landscapes and historical events. Andrew was artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2005. His work has been published in American Artist, in the Santa Cruz Cultural Council Calendar and most recently in the Catamaran Literary Reader.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ron Himler attended the Cleveland Institute of Art where he majored in painting and illustration. In 1972 he illustrated his first children’s book, “Glad Day and Other Classical Poems for Children”. In the following years Ron went on to illustrate more picture books for children, becoming one of a very few working artists in the world to illustrate more than 150 children’s books, and still at it today. In addition to children books, Ron has also painted hundreds of book covers for young adult novels. His work has been featured in Art of the West magazine, and on PBS television. Ron’s work on the Plains Indians culture is in private and public collections, including the Bennington Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum.
Nathalie was born and France and works in Havre, France. She has been trained in architecture, before becoming a successful painter of landscapes, animals, sports and portraits of today’s leaders and conflicts. Nathalie’s work has been characterized as fearless, no compromise depiction of sometimes charged and controversial subjects, by a sensitive woman. Her art has been exhibited in the Carrousel du Louvre, Grand Palais and Palais de Chaillot (both in Paris), as well as in the Museum of the Foreign Legion and many private collections. She is a member of the French National Company of Fine Arts, the 2010 winner of both the Vermeil Medal of the French Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters and the Gold Medal of the European Academy of The Arts.