Meet the Artists
Meet renowned artists and learn more about their art through the Artist in Residence program at L’Auberge. The types of artwork being created range from multimedia, impressionist, and pointillist painting, to clay and wax sculpting for bronze casting.
Each week, watch our Artist in Residence at work, and ask any questions you may have regarding the art, the artist, or Sedona’s expansive art scene. For upcoming artist events, please view our Event Calendar for times.
For over four decades, Kevin has been creating sculptures enjoyed by art collectors around the world. His devotion to detail and pursuit of perfection has earned him a loyal following of sculpture enthusiasts.
Rachel tends to focus on connections to the natural world and the relation of self through the cycles of time. She will typically use more traditional art mediums such as charcoal, acrylic, watercolor and pastel to create Impressionist and Representational works. These often times represent the cycles of human life and thought processes.
Marilyn is a lifelong artist who paints using mixed media and multiple layers—sometimes more than 300 layers on a single painting—and often incorporates actual Sedona red earth into her paintings.
Jourdan Dern Powers
Always painting what she feels, loves, and wishes to honor, Jourdan’s medium of choice is acrylic paint on clayboard, allowing her to create soft and stunningly detailed paintings with a smooth finish.
A multi-media artist for over 30 years, much of LauRha’s time is focused on creating line drawings that capture the pure line of the three-dimensional body along with her love and respect of the female form.
Patricia A. Griffin
Utilizing subject matter as a testing ground for concepts of color, organization, and structure, Patricia’s portraits of animals are thrilling and evocative, and explore the subjects of humanity’s earliest artists.
Recipient of several awards in national and international shows, JA is represented in many permanent art collections, including the International Space Hall of Fame and the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.
Inspired by childhood memories of the ancient City of Jerusalem, her travels around the world, and her daily life in the majestic Arizona Desert, Dorit’s jewelry is classic, timeless, and elegant in style.
Michael Chesley Johnson
One of the country’s top plein air painters, Michael paints primarily outdoors—choosing locations from the American Southwest, Downeast Maine, and the Canadian Maritimes—and is the author of several books.
Accomplished painter, sculptor, speaker, and writer, Sherab “Shey” Khandro draws inspiration from her years of philosophical study and over two decades of work as a professional in the visual arts.
Award-winning artist Reagan Word’s calling is to make visible ideas that inspire and motivate others to look at the beauty of not only this creation, but venture beyond and imagine what is yet to be.
Part Cherokee, Ben Wright draws from Native American ceremony, symbolism, and tradition to attain the attributes for which he strives in his life and in his work: balance, connectivity, and spirituality.
Recreating the mass, the unusual multi-colors of the Red Rocks in Sedona, the play of light, shadows, and bold compositions on canvas may be Syri’s challenge—but they’re all integral parts of her designs.
The evolution of Ray’s work is inspired by his surroundings and continues to emerge through his passion: understanding and depicting the indigenous southwestern people and wildlife in their dramatic environment.
Trees have always been one of Ali’s great loves. She has always felt a deep sense of connectedness with trees, sensing their life force and respecting the symbiotic relationship mankind has with them. Ali’s trees are a mixture of the earth’s wonders and the mind’s fancy. She combines ordinary scenes with bold colors, dramatic texture, and a variety of fun extras, such as shimmery crystals and epoxy, to create magical settings.