While Nancie Bailey loves gardening, being a wife and mother of two girls and taking photos, nothing for her is really as much
fun as meeting new people while exploring Marin and
beyond in the family’s 21-window 1967 V W bus.
“This particular photograph was shot at the beauti-
ful Cypress Grove Preserve just outside Marshall,” she
says. “Clearly van life suits our youngest daughter.”
San Rafael’s June Yokell got her first exposure to painting while living on the East Coast and visiting her grandparents in the Adirondack Mountains.
Her grandparents lived next to a painting school known
as the Old Mill School, and Yokell saw her grandmother
start painting at age 60. It didn’t take Yokell as long; she
knew she wanted to be an artist by age 8.
“I’ve been working on California landscapes, specifi-
cally in regards to water or lack thereof,” she says. “I
thought the brown hills on Ring Mountain told a story of
how the lack of rain was impacting the landscape.”
On the Other Side
36” x 48”, oil on canvas