Guest Artists: Roger Combs & Julie Dunn

March 2 – April 30, 2017

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, March 5th, 2 – 5 pm

Esalen by Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is an accomplished artist and art educator. She presents an unusual and refreshing style of painting known as Tempera Batik painting on paper. Her unique work is characterized by vibrant color and an appealing textural surface, beautifully combined with compelling imagery. Admirers of her paintings find them reminiscent of traditional fabric batiks, silk painting, woodblock prints, and even stained glass. Her subjects include Central Coast and desert landscapes, endangered and exotic species, and incredibly beautiful flowers.

Montana de Oro by Julie Dunn

With a BA degree in drawing and painting, and a teaching credential in Art Education, Julie’s art career has spanned over 35 years. She now enjoys painting, exhibiting, and sharing her specialized technique with others, offering demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Julie also participates in local and regional art festivals and juried exhibitions, where she has won several awards for her paintings.

Spooner’s Cove by Julie Dunn

Bench by Roger Combs

Roger Combs is an original designer and accomplished woodworker. He crafts limited production and one-of-a-kind pieces in select domestic and exotic hardwoods. Best defined as a combination of an Asian style with the elegant simplicity of Danish design, the aesthetic beauty of each piece will enhance a variety of home and office environments.

Stool by Roger Combs

A native of Central California, Roger graduated in 1982 from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a BA degree in Industrial Arts, with a concentration in furniture design and construction. His woodwork is distinguished by timeless design, seamless joinery, and fine finishes.


“I believe in creating functional art that combines good design with hand selected domestic and exotic hardwoods. Lumber is my palette – a variety of colors, textures, and grains that reveal themselves to me. The process of creating pieces begins by following the flow of the wood. I love the passion of feeling a piece coming together – rough cutting, final dimensioning, solid joinery, shaping, and diligent sanding to detail. Finally, I hand finish with numerous, nurturing coats of oils to enliven and preserve the wood. My pieces call out to be touched, caressed, and appreciated for a lifetime.”


Stool by Roger Combs

Roger Combs is passionate about his craft. His love and respect of wood is evident in his attention to detail, and in his excellent hand-rubbed oil finishes. The beauty and sophistication of Roger’s furniture is enhanced by his use of natural materials that will always be in style. His sculptural, functional work is designed to be enjoyed for years to come.