Tamal Vista Artists

We want to recognize some of the wonderful artists that make up our practice and are proud to highlight their passion and beautiful work both at our office and here on our website.


Janice Best

Janice has been a long time patient and gets her inspiration from surrounding Marin landscapes. A native Californian, she grew up locally and spent many summers on the beach at the coast, all of which influence the subject of her work. Her process begins by canvas with color and texture, using brushes, palette knives, oil sticks, sand paper, and graphite, then continuing to glaze, paint out, draw over, and scribble. Out of this chaos, symbols and shapes appear spontaneously until some ineffable sense of order or meaning emerges

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Jeremy Cline

The work of Jeremy Cline examines the vessel as an art form, taking cues from the glass itself, as well as from antiquity and contemporary sources. A native of California, Cline began working with glass in 1987 at Santa Monica College, then furthered his education at the California College of Arts and Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School. In 1991 he apprenticed with Pino Signoretto, Master Glass Artist, in Murano, Italy.  This experience was a turning point in Jeremy’s career, whereby he heightened his level of proficiency in Venetian glass techniques and achieved a comprehensive understanding of the artist-designer relationship.

Returning from Italy in 1992, Cline opened his Incline Glass studio in Northern California. Besides creating his own unique work, the studio produces a wide variety of commissioned pieces for other artists and designers, including custom lighting installations, solid sculptures, and industry prototypes.

Golden Gate Sunrise

Golden Gate Sunrise

David Safanda

I am a landscape photographer from San Rafael, CA. My images focus on California’s natural beauty. A favorite subject is Marin County which consists of dramatic seascapes, mountain landscapes and iconic landmarks. My photography is not heavily edited or processed but it is to be sure a romantic vision.

I’m thankful for my business success in graphic design but over time I realized that it does not entirely fulfill my desire to make art. I have always owned cameras but now I turned to photography with same passion that I had previously invested in painting. Landscape photography has allowed me to come full circle and combine my love for the natural world with my need to make images.

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laura Culver

Laura Culver was raised in Orinda, CA and earned a B.S. in Graphic Design from UC Davis. After a career in stock photography and advertising, she settled in San Rafael CA, and for several years was an artist specializing in Hand-Colored Photography. However, her life changed in 2006, when she chanced upon a local oil painting class. A little fun quickly became a driving passion, and she left the photography behind, to pursue the creativity and challenge of plein air (outdoor, on location) oil painting. Focusing on the “Colorist” approach, she gradually developed a distinctive style and palette of intense warm and cool colors. She has studied with Camille Przewodek, the Marin Art School and many others. Her oils have earned invitations to annual art shows including West Marin Wild, the Bolinas Museum and MarinScapes. She is a member of the BayWood Artists, a small group of plein air painters dedicated to the preservation of local open spaces.