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artist Stan Davis says he’s probably worn out his fingerprints two or three
times by blending pastels to create art that hangs throughout the United
States and the world. Davis’ favorite medium is pastels, but he creates and
teaches in other mediums.
“A lot of people play
with pastels and crayons, but they don’t know what pastels can do. There’s
a depth to pastels,” Stan says.
Davis, who grew up in
Riverside, began drawing Disney characters with neighborhood friends when
Disneyland opened in the 1950’s. His talent was recognized, and soon, he
was creating art for a living. Because of his involvement in sports, he has
done portraits of many sports figures, and has had shops in Las Vegas, Old
Towne San Diego, the Queen Mary, and the Monterey Warf. He spend many years
working for the American Bankers Association, doing portraits for bankers
and their families.
Davis completed his
bachelor’s degree in 1999. Besides teaching, his goal is to create scenic
art for movies and TV and cultural and ethnic art. His art is displayed in
many homes and churches throughout Riverside, as well as Martin Luther King
“I just want to
continue making art and teaching with the grace of God. I am inspired by my
wife and children, says Stan Davis.
Raul G. Capella’s interest in the
arts stems from both branches of his family. His paternal grandmother
taught piano and first grade. His father learned piano and dabbled in art.
He adds, “One of my aunts studied art and drew an ongoing comic strip for a
Washington D.C. newspaper. When I was a kid in Puerto Rico, Mom sang and
danced in amateur “zaruelas”; (that’s Spanish for operetta).
Ray, as his friends call him,
studied at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in the 50’s, under the
G.I. Bill. “They didn’t have a full curriculum then, but the teachers were
great; a number of them moved to Los Angeles and founded Art Center.” Not
long afterwards, while employed near the Wall Street area, Ray entered a
painting in their art association’s annual show. It won an honorable
mention. He grimaces, recalling, “Nobody introduced the judge who shook our
hands---that would have encouraged us all. The judge was Ben Shahn.”
That same painting along with a
few others sold at a gallery in Puerto Rico where Ray worked doing paste-ups
and mechanicals for the island’s Sears Corporation advertising department.
Eventually, Ray became their Art Director. After 10 years, he and his
family moved back to the mainland to settle in Alhambra. He found
employment with the Southern California Rapid Transit District. He learned
to deal with the media while working in their news bureau. There he
polished his writing and even sold some stories. He also worked in
marketing where he could design brochures and other bilingual literature
regarding transportation. But the whole while, he never stopped painting
and studying art.
Ray moved to Upland a couple of
years ago. He enjoys his mountain views and continues his involvement with
art. His contributions of enthusiasm and participation in the Associated
Artists of the Inland Empire are appreciated by the membership.
PAINTINGS BY RAY CAPELLA
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS FALL ART SHOW
SEPTEMBER 26 - 28, 2003
Carnagie Cultural Arts Center
D Street Upland, California
Art Box Studio's
Tenth Anniversary Celebration Art Show!
visit for wonderful art, good friends, food, and music.
October 18, 2003 1:00-9:00 p.m.
ART BOX STUDIO
College Business Park
1302 N. Monte Vista, #9 Upland, CA 91786-8221
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