Local artists collaborate in a unique exhibit and provide support for the local community animals programs. Keep our friends "safe".

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Friday, January 24, 2014


Meet Krista Timberlake, one of 17 artists in the Zooinitas Exhibition coming July 2014.  She is wildly talented and an extremely versatile artist.  We are excited to have her exhibiting with us. 

"I hail from Western Massachusetts, where I grew up in a family and community of artists and craftspeople & developed my love of nature & the outdoors. After attending UVM for premed & Savannah College of Art & Design, I earned my BFA from UMASS, Amherst. As an avid cyclist, yogini, hiker, weightlifter, fitness enthusiast & general outdoors-woman, I have a great appreciation for the great outdoors and the natural world. 

Artistically, I have always been drawn to depict animals in addition to people, especially in a whimsical manner. There is no shortage of fascinating, unusual subjects in the animal kingdom. In all my work, I am intrigued by line, texture and color, and am most drawn to using watercolor as it is unpredictable. The most interesting things happen in my work when “mistakes” occur- unplanned reactions between pigment & paper that I will never be able to duplicate. 

I currently live in Vista, work as a graphic designer at The Upper Deck Company, & freelance as a graphic & web designer and fine artist".  Visit Krista at www.kristatimberlake.com and check out the various talents she excels in.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Meet one of 17 Artists of Zooinitas as we  “welcome”, Brian Bateman and his incredibly versatility, passion and talents to the exhibition in 2014.

Brian’s interest in history began as a child. He became enthused with model building, dioramas, and research books. Anything and everything Brian could get on the subject of history.  Brian has had the opportunity to live in an area where aviation was at the forefront, most notably Wright-Patterson AFB.  Brian moved to San Diego California, where there are many vintage aircraft and restoration facilities available, not to mention near perfect weather all year around.  In 1995 his first painting "Shadow of the Moon", was well received, and Brian went to print with it. The painting continues to be one his best sellers and personal
Approaching Thunder

Brian started Bateman Galleries in 1995, trying to make a well rounded business out of his love for history and art in general. The gallery has grown over the years to include many facets of his art, and not just aviation. Since then, Brian has released 16 prints on the market and continues to strive to produce quality work at a level where others can share. His edition sizes are small at 250 so they remain more collectible and have a better market value.  His website showcases his many talents and diverse styles, from aviation to military history, to wildlife and the human figure. 

Paying the Price
"I realize that there are many wonderful artists working in the field today: My wish is to be able to produce a true, quality representation of the subject, giving a sense of mood or a "feeling" to each piece of art. I think a well rounded sense of one’s self is just as important as one’s ability."  

Vist Brian at www.brianbatemanart.com.