March 2015

Judy Nachazel

Judy Nachazel

Our speakers, Judy Nachazel and Jolinda Marshall, will tell us about their artistic talents. Judy, a California native and resident of Ramona for 32 years, studied art at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. She extended her studies through workshops with many noted artists. Working in pastels and acrylics, Judy paints what interests her. Her goal is to capture and convey that interest to the viewer. She has taught pastel and given pastel demos and workshops throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties and in Oregon. She is now spending more time traveling with Joe, her husband of 46 years, and with family. They have 4 grown children and nine grandchildren.

Jolinda’s background and education in glass comes from life itself, (and shows in the beautiful Cobalt Blue Platter photo) rather than through any specific artistic training. Says Jolinda, “I grew up in a house where there was original art on the walls and fresh flowers in the vases. Art was an offered and important elective. However, my formal education is mostly focused around psychology and parapsychology, rather than art. I have a M.A. degree in Psychology and have worked in the area of counseling during the majority of my adult life.

Jolinda's Art Glass

Jolinda’s Art Glass

I would like to think that I bring the depth of that perspective to my art – a wordless expression of the human condition. I owned a stained glass gallery many years ago in Northern California, where I learned and taught all the basics in stained and sandblasted glasswork.  After raising our three children, I came back to glass… this time focusing the majority of my artistic expression in the area of glass fusion.  I have a wonderfully accommodating and beautiful studio, here in Ramona, provided through the genius of my creative husband.  I enjoy greatly translating the visions of my clients into the beauty of glass!”