Photographer Jan Watten has a passion for expressing the essence and core of her subject's being. Watten chooses black and white, because "I see in black and white. It reduces an image and you don't have distractions of color. You are getting rid of extraneous information, and it's very pure." 2889 Ford Street #32, Oakland
She received her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Appleton has exhibited her work throughout the Washington DC area, including The Gudelsky Gallery and The International Sculpture Center. Before pursuing her degrees, she studied painting with the late Leon Berkowitz for many years.
Often described as a true “Renaissance man”, a.k.a. an artisan with many hats, I have been designing, fabricating and installing custom art and craft works and installations for hundreds of clients over the past two decades. My copper artistry has gained international recognition and continues to be the base material for the majority of my commissions. 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland
Photography, the most joyous art of my life. Being able to capture emotional pieces of life in an image to tell a story is what excites me most about photography... a life's moment! I have had the privilege to be a sports photographer for over 11 years, covering elementary and high school sporting events, to Division 1 college NCAA sporting events. My experience and capabilities surpass the sporting green, as I've conquered other photography specialties such as headshots, portraits, and weddings.