Ailee’s artistic influence comes from her home town, the beautiful tropical island of Penang in Malaysia. Growing up, she attended an all-girls Convent School next to the sea. Her art teachers encouraged her artistic talent and she had the privilege of painting vivid murals in the school hallway, which are still on display today. Ailee was a teacher in Malaysia and pursued her Fine Arts degree there before immigrating to the United States in 1997. Her dream of exploring Europe’s Renaissance art came true when she became a flight attendant, allowing her the opportunity to travel.
Ailee is a current member of the Corona Arts Association where she has received numerous awards for her artwork. Her artistic collections focus on acrylic paintings, pastel, and colored pencils.
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Janet Griffith taught at Norco High School for 26 years before retiring. Her art career began years ago with tole painting and then expanded to framed acrylic and watercolor paintings.
“We say Janet paints on anything that holds still, with everyone acknowledging that her animal portraits painted on palm fronds are unique and truly outstanding,” - CAA