Steve Emery, a full-time artist since 1980, is an active participant in the arts community of Marin. He helps produce the annual exhibit and fundraiser
MarinScapes and even finds time to play accordion and
piano in Band of Pirates, which includes four other members of his Sir Francis Drake High School graduating class.
He and his wife, artist Kathleen Lipinski, were named
Marin County Cultural Treasures in 2015.
“I run the trails to experience the wonders each
season brings,” he says of
the inspiration guiding his
work. “I love getting way out
in the hills, running with
my camera to get that last
After growing up in a family of artists in Hong Kong and Canada, Elizabeth Gorek came to Northern California in 1996; here, she found inspiration in the landscapes, sea-
scapes and the people themselves. You can often find her in her barn
studio or at her Sam the Butcher art space in Ross.
“The figure for me has the most power and is what challenges me
the most,” Gorek says. “This woman is all dressed up and alone sip-
ping tea. I’m drawn to images of women contemplating things, maybe
because that’s what I do.”
45” x 36”, oil on canvas
Loma Alta Rocks
36” x 36”, acrylic on canvas