Holli Harmon is a painter who lives in Santa Barbara. Her art is a journal of the world that surrounds her.
She started this project in order to share the fascinating stories she has learned about the Central Coast of California. The portraits capture both the microcosm of each individual and the macrocosm of the culture they represent. These individual portraits stand as ambassadors for our historical landscape and the most current view of our community.
Katherine is a writer and landscape painter working in California and the Southwest. She studied with visual anthropologist John Collier, Jr. at San Francisco State University and at the San Francisco Art Institute, and is a member of SCAPE. She has also enjoyed a career in archaeology, with a particular interest in the Channel Islands. "I'm inspired by the landscapes of places I've lived and worked, including coastal California and the high desert of the Southwest. Underlying my paintings are questions about what happened there in the past and how should we protect these unique places for the future."
"The Portraits of the Central Coast" project is a wonderful way to help celebrate our extraordinary neighbors and their day to day contributions, providing a sense of the unfolding history of our region, and illustrating the connections between all of us. I'm a longtime fan of Holli's work -- her approach to portraiture echoes the masters of past centuries and her project will no doubt be a valued resource for generations to come."
Tina is both a filmmaker and writer.
Quastra Productions is a Santa Barbara based corporation formed by filmmakers Michael and Tina Love. Their documentaries, feature films, and TV movies have been shown nationally and internationally, in movie theaters, film festivals, film series, and cable and network television.
Their films include the feature documentaries
Santa Ynez River Wilderness (2013), Much Ado About W. (2007), Last Man in Paradise(2011), and the feature dark comedy Hold It Like A Baby (2009), all of which had world premiers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Other works include the shorts Autumn Leaves(premier 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival) and