When Mary Serphos isn’t out on the Marin trails, traveling the world or working her other job as a psychotherapist, the New York native and current
Fairfax resident teaches others to manipulate digital photos
and turn them into works of art as she has learned to do — a
process that took many years to perfect.
“ ‘Limantour Dunes’ was taken at a memorial for a dear
friend, Deb Hubsmith, a Marin resident who died of leukemia,” she says. “Deb was an inspiration to many, locally and
across the country, as she played a prominent role in implementing Safe Routes to School. This photo, shot at Limantour
Beach in Point Reyes, is dedicated to Deb, a courageous, generous and dynamic soul.”
Growing up in Novato, Spence Snyder always loved to draw and make mazes in school. He eventually decided to pursue that passion, first at Academy of Art University in San Francisco
and now as a freelance designer and illustrator with clients including
Yahoo!, Intuit and EA Games.
“This piece is from a series called ‘Sticks and Stones’ and refers to
the materials of nature that make up the great majority of our environment including most ‘man-made’ materials,” Snyder says. “This series
has environmental concerns at its heart and is generally an exploration of how we humans perceive and manipulate nature.”
30” x 22”, casein on watercolor paper