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Kathleen Ossiander

Kathleen Ossiander

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Local Artist.

Oceanside Friends of the Arts - Board Member

Kathleen Ossiander’s love of art began during her 17 years of service with the US Army. An Army-trained Graphics Illustrator, she produced military-themed comic strips and later became an instructor for the Graphics Course on Lowry AFB where she spent 4 years teaching and inspiring fellow artists in training.

Following her service Kathleen joined the civilian work force and focused on raising a family. An eventual move to scenic Oceanside reignited her artistic pursuits. Seeking new mediums, she studied under talented local watercolor artists, William Dunn and Charlotte Colosia.

She still works in watercolors and acrylics today, blending bold color palettes and realism-meets-impressionism to capture Oceanside’s natural beauty and vibrant beach culture. Her love for community, sea, and surfing is apparent in her paintings.

Her subjects often include curling waves, seaside scenes, sunsets, landmarks, and coastal flora and fauna.

“As I observe the inspiring landscapes around me, I challenge myself to recreate those images in a way that that evokes a similar emotion”.

A volunteer with Oceanside Friends of the Arts committee, Kathleen assists with production and promotion of Oceanside’s First Friday Artwalk. You can view her artworks there and at various pop up shows in San Diego county

Pete Harwood

Pete Harwood

 

Local Artist

Oceanside Friends of the Arts - Board Member

My passion is capturing and sharing our local natural beauty with my camera.

I've lived in North San Diego County since 1987. My wife Lynette and I have raised a family and spent many happy hours on Oceanside beaches. We are Oceanside residents just a quick walk from the harbor and pier.

Find me in Artist Alley on Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Masters Kitchen and Cocktail features my artwork during their normal business hours as does Seaside Flowers & Gifts.

Check out more on the artist website.

Ivy Hall

Ivy Hall

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Local Artist

Photography and Digital fine Art

Oceanside Friends of the Arts - board member

Favorite quote: “Problems cannot be solved in the same level of awareness that created them.” - Einstein

A photographer and a fine art digital artist, a native Southern California beach girl, Ivy moved to Oceanside to be closer to her children and grandchildren as well as exploring new career interests. Ivy’s husband has advance stages of MS so she balances herself between a caregiver, artist and anything creative.

Ivy’s background is in Printing, Photography, Graphic Design, and Web Development. Currently she volunteers her expertise to the Oceanside Friends of the Arts as a board member, and by creating the media needed for their print and web promotions.