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SEAN FOLEY

YOUR ADVOCATE IN EVERY TRANSACTION!

Successfully Representing Sellers & Buyers for 32 years

Woodside Menlo Park Portola Valley Atherton Palo Alto Los Altos Hills Redwoods City Los Altos

Homes, Estates & Investment Properties Direct: 650-529-2486 | Cell: 650-207-6005 SeanFoleyCB@gmail.com 2969 Woodside Road, Woodside Cal BRE 00870112

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Celebration of the Arts

nce again the much anticipated Connoisseurs’ Marketplace will be showcasing the talents of more than 200 fine art and contemporary craft exhibitors as well as the NEW Culinary Arts Corner featuring demonstrations by ten talented Bay Area chefs. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 29th annual event will be held July 18-19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. along beautiful Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Menlo Park. “We are delighted to bring this unique celebration of the arts to the community. We hope you will enjoy the wonderful art, food and entertainment as well as all the terrific restaurants and retail businesses that make downtown Menlo Park such an inviting place to live and visit,” says Fran Dehn, President/CEO of the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. Stroll tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue while enjoying the vast array of fine art from all around the country: from shimmering glassware as it sparkles in the sunlight to unique jewelry as it captures the light; masterfully crafted paintings in lush oils, delicate watercolors and bold acrylics; ceramics both functional and decorative and photography images that captures moments in time. These are only a few of the many mediums you will enjoy in addition to the specialty foods at Gourmet Island, where food purveyors will entice you with some tasty bites both sweet and savory to sample and purchase to share with your family and friends. Stop by the Culinary Arts Corner on Chestnut

and view some fabulous cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend. A special thank you to Edible Silicon Valley Magazine for sponsoring many of the chefs demonstrations and to Kitchens by Meyer for providing the appliances. These gifted chefs will entertain and offer some creative tips to the inner “foodie” in all of us. A feast for the eyes will certainly awaken the senses so be sure to enjoy some of the great food throughout the festival paired with a nice wine or refreshing microbrew to quench your thirst. Enjoy the exciting glassblowing demonstrations from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday located at Johnson. Then relax with friends and neighbors while enjoying a variety of music on stage at Fremont Park with some soothing jazz with the Doug Miller and Mike Keating Quintet or for a more high energy pace you won’t want to miss Singing Wood’s marimba music. Don’t forget to bring the kids to the NEW Kids’ Creative Center presented by Sungevity where the City of Menlo Park Community Services representatives will offer free art activities all weekend. These young art connoisseurs will leave with their own handcrafted memento. Enjoy the art, food and music at this fun-filled art experience when visiting this popular event. Admission and parking are free. Public transit information: www.511.org. For more information please call 650-325-2818 or visit www.menloparkchamber.com. 2015 • Connoisseurs’ Marketplace • 3


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Exquisite New Construction located in the Heart of Menlo Park Finished with the finest details, this home offers:

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• Open floor plan with beautiful hardwood floors on main level • Two car attached garage • Spacious terraced yard with patio and lawn space perfect for entertaining • Award winning Las Lomitas school district

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ll weekend long you can hear a variety of genres from soothing jazz with the Doug Miller and Mike Keating Quintet, a local favorite, to high energy marimba music performed by Singing Wood. Both groups can be seen on the Main Stage in Fremont Park. Singing Wood a favorite of locals in Santa Cruz is comprised of nine talented musicians who will WOW you with their polyrhythmic variety from the very simple to the extremely complex sounds of marimba music. They will be making their debut both Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 6pm in Fremont Park. To add to the rich musicality seen at this show Maybe sometimes you wish you enjoy our street performers as they serenade you with romantic Italian ballads from Heartstrings had a good friend who knew Music on guitar and mandolin, Celtic melodies Real Estate well. by Aryeh Frankfurter performed on a harp and nyckelharpa, and Bob Culbertson, well known Someone who would care about for his unique sounds as a touch guitarist on the you but who could treat a Real Chapman Stick and his engaging music styles from Estate transaction professionally. jazz, folk, blues to classical.

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1706 El Camino Real, Suite 220 Menlo Park, CA 94025


Glass by Glass

320 Hillside, Woodside Listed at $2,695,000

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hat started as a hobby soon developed into a bi-costal glassblowing Mobile Hotshop now called Glass by Glass Studios. Based out of Knoxville, TN and Los Angles, CA, Johnny Glass has made it his mission to bring a new awareness and interest back to the art of glassblowing that he loves so much. Passionate about his work, this accomplished glass artists’ interests range from fine Italian cane work to abstracts. He also designed and constructed all of his own studio equipment to be completely mobile. If you want to know what’s “HOT” at Connoisseurs’ Marketplace visit Glass by Glass located on Santa Cruz Avenue near Johnson and witness some extraordinary glass creations as he brings his artistry to the streets. For more information please contact www.glassbyglass.com.

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culinary sensation awaits you with an exciting line-up of Bay Area chefs and culinary specialists. Sponsored in part by Edible Silicon Valley Magazine who coordinated many of these talented Bay Area chef demonstrations and Kitchens by Meyer who provided the appliances and equipment. These chefs will share culinary techniques and unique ways to utilize produce, offer tips of the trade, and stimulate your interest along with your taste buds. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask the experienced chefs for culinary advice and watch a full cooking demonstration. Special thanks to our emcees Cheryl Sternman Rule and Margo True, cook book authors who will be happy to sign their cook books later in the day and to the many participating chefs and restaurants; Left Bank, The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, LV Mar, LB Steak, 31st Union, Menlo Grill and Homemade for their spectacular contributions.

This custom home was built from foundation up in 1999. Updated again in 2003. The private location is centrally located in the heart of Woodside. Deck with views of western hills in the front of the house and patio off the back. Bright living area to kitchen with breakfast bar and separate dining room. Master suite wing is privately located away from the other bedrooms. Office has built in desk and shelves with separate entrance. 2 car detached garage. Lawn area offers serene setting along with lovely landscaping throughout the 1/3 acre. Award winning Woodside Elementary Schools. Call Margot for a private tour. 650 400 2528

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ARTIST DIRECT C E R AMICS An Urban Potter Lee, Rose ........................................126 Ancient Hands Tile Baranowski, Steve ...................... 118 Eileen P. Goldenberg Art Goldenberg, Eileen ...........807 Goldgewicht, Hannie ............................................... 112 Jon Price Price, Jon ....................................................437 McCracken Ceramics McCracken, Kurt .....................506 Mud & Rocks Pottery Takara, Ken & Brenda .............303

FIBER Creative Endeavors Smith, Julie Anna ......................503 Dress To Kill Mohr, Jane ............................................ 813 Hildegarde Handwovens Wilson, Hildegarde ...........205 Jax Hatz Ryan, Jacqueline ...........................................946 Jennifer Shors Design Shors, Jennifer .......................307 Lynne McNulty Knitwear McNulty, Lynne ................927 Paint Misbehavin’ Thomas, Suzi ............................... 612 Poshaque Ghose, Joyita .............................................423 Tote Bella Westover, Merrie .......................................806 Via Ripatti Designs Ripatti, Steve & Linda ................906 Zarjo Vizbaras, Jolanta ................................................907

FINE ART 3D Artistic Designs Suchta, Michael ......................... 121 A. Stone Originals Stone, Adam ................................207 Ali Golkar Studio Golkar, Ali .....................................505 Anderson, F.J. ...........................................................902 Andy Welds Byrne, Andy ............................................ 416 Black Oak Studios Moore, James ..............................900 Cheryl Wilson Wilson, Cheryl .....................................406 Crystal Canyon Art Eckels, Nancy .............................808 Delia Bradford Fine Arts Bradford, Delia ..................705 Donny Hahn California Landscapes Hahn, Donny ..600 E J D Designs Drew, Evelyn Jenkins ............................809 Fine Art By Aref Aref, Sadegh ....................................422 Gallery Leu Leu, Michael ...........................................822 GPY International McShepard, Gwendolyn ...............929 Halvorsen, Ganna .................................................... 911 Hydrangea Studio Legault, Karen .............................433

IB Wise Art Wise, Iris .................................................931 Jeff Owen Artworks Owen, Jeff ................................700 John Muir Reid Studios Reid, John ..........................308 L Noel Howes, Louise Noel .........................................821 Liz Lyons Friedman Friedman, Liz Lyons ....................624 Lynn Jaye Fine Art Jaye, Lynn .................................... 412 Marlatt Studios Marlatt, Tom ....................................440 Marta Collings Watercolors Collings, Marta ............ 411 Mindy Goldman Studios LLC Goldman, Mindy ........936 Nzalamba Artworks Nzalamba, Paul, Rubadiri, L. ......604 Ora’s Art Tamir, Ora ....................................................802 Pan Hung Wong Wong, David P-H ............................. 119 Pat Cranor Cranor, Pat ............................................... 914 Rachel Shultz Shultz, Rachel ......................................500 Richard Curtner Curtner, Richard .............................. 817 Riggs Art Riggs, Donald & Octavia .............................608 Rodman, Michael ..................................................... 216 Rodman White House Rodman, Mindy, White, P. .......222 Sacred Stone Bridges, Deborah & Casey ....................407 Schwibach, Gabriele ................................................ 419 Sculpture By Marv Poulson, Marv .............................701 Sharon Medler Fine Art Medler, Sharon ................... 917 Sten Hoiland Art & Design Hoiland, Sten ................904 Terry Steinke Steinke, Terry ........................................928 Zen Modern Design DeChauron, Deanna .................829

G L A SS Dave Strock Glass Strock, Dave ................................203 David P Salazar Glass Salazar, David ........................ 812 Erickson Arts Erickson, Gigi .......................................502 G. Santana Art Glass Santana, Gustavo ....................400 Glassstudiovia Chesson, Sylvia .................................220 Hanson and Kastles Hanson, Ingrid & Ken ................947 Josh Fradis Art Glass Fradis, Josh .............................910 Michael K. Originals Barnett, Michael ......................420 Slow Burn Glass Goldenberg, Bryan ..........................926 Starburst Glass Eller, Peter ........................................609 Trigere, Gunn ............................................................932 Viscosity Aloysi, Cristy, Graham, S. .............................704

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TORY AND MAP Zajda Glass Studio Zajda, Peter & Nancy ..................300

Flag Forge Borthwick, Cathi .......................................827 Grape Craft Lafrenz, Richard .....................................909 Metalworks Art Beier, Mary ......................................434 Santamarina Santamarina, Alex .................................428

JE WELRY Ava Austin Studios Austin, Ava ................................ 613 Bareket Design Inc Bareket, Rami ............................ 210 Birgit Kupke-Peyla, Inc Kupke-Peyla, Birgit ............... 219 Birgitt Hellemann Hellemann, Birgitt ........................800 Cindy Bolin Bolin, Cindy ............................................431 Claudia A Designs Abderhalden, Claudia .................. 218 Cocco Jewelry Rodriguez, Andrea & Marco ................950 Fabrications Chang, Paula .........................................938 Francine Fiesel Fiesel, Francine .................................823 Fun Girls Jewelry Mayhew, Gayle .............................310 Gotlibowski, Leo ...................................................... 112 Halem & Co. De Sonoma Halem, Michael ................201 Harper Designs Harper, Susie ....................................438 J. Dubson-Design Odyssey Dubson, Jerry & Joan .....501 Jayne Thomas Designs Thomas, Jayne ......................404 Jewelry by Ina Hohensee, Ina .................................... 814 Jewelry For The Soul Wight, Janet ........................... 415 Kayoko Designs Tachibana, Kayoko .......................... 116 Kelly Morgen Jewelry Morgen, Kelly ........................ 815 Krista Sheldon Jewelry Sheldon, Krista ....................908 Liane by Design Okamitsu, Liane ..............................826 Mendy Marks Fine Jewelry Marks, Mendy ..............301 Mountain & Robbins Mountain, Judie, Robbins, W. ... 211 Pearls of Whimsy Keyani, Roxanna ............................204 Pietra Jewelry Punches, Brian ...................................903 Ramos Designs Ramos, Barbara ................................405 Santamarina Santamarina, Viviana ............................426 Sasha Samuels Samuels, Sasha .................................805 Soni Bergman Designs Bergman, Soni ..................... 915 Upswings Jewelry Thoolen, Plonneke & Janis ............930 Wood Images Blanck, Neil & Vivian ...........................933

MIXED MEDIA 7th Mountain Design Durnford, Jack ........................430 Clever Clocks Chalk, Douglas, Letts, E. ......................122 Denis Minamora Minamora, Denis ............................304 Dominique Blanchard Blanchard, Dominique ........... 617 Eileen Blodgett Fine Art Blodgett, Eileen ................. 113 Eriknelsonstudio Nelson, Erik ...................................221 Fortune’s Gallery Sitole, Fortune ............................... 212 Funsters-Motionobjects Tubio, Horacio ................... 217 Harut’s Studio Hakobyan, Harut ................................923 Jeni Bate Bate, Jeni ....................................................948 Karen Hale Mixed Media Paintings Hale, Karen ..... 312 Minerals In Symmetry Franzen, Victor Eric ...............602 Mistura Barreneche, Juan ........................................... 117 Paihia Mosaics Embry, Julia, Blaker, P. ........................402 Rae Art Enterprises Ochs, Jennifer Rae .....................120 Raw Art Blacona, Laura, Toscano, A. ...........................401 Stephen Schubert Studios Schubert, Stephen ..........200 Stone Soup Designs McCall, Richard ........................820 Terenia Offenbacker Offenbacker, Terenia ................ 114 Time Craft Designs Mackenzie, Lance ....................... 214

PHOTOG R APHY Cieslikowski, Zeny ...................................................601 Crosby, Glenn ...........................................................940 Dirk Yuricich Photography Yuricich, Dirk .................951 Donovan, Roma .......................................................942 Fonarow Photography Fonarow, Craig .....................825 Fred Mertz Photography Mertz, Fred ....................... 919 Georganna Dean Photography Dean, Georganna ...816 Ian Ely Fine Art Photography Ely, Ian ...................... 616 John Gavrilis Photography Gavrilis, John ................444 Keith (Guo Ji) Liang Photography Liang, Keith .......952

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A RTI ST D IR EC TO RY Continued from previous page Life And Nature Photos Studio Pan, Kuan-Tung ......123 Mayberry/Archuleta Photography Mayberry, Tom ..801 Proehl Studios Proehl, Susan & Matt .........................427 Two Wanderers Pecherskyy, Sergiy ............................ 213

WOOD Hardwood Creations Levy, David & Teresa ................206 Hudson River Inlay Nelson, Jeffrey ...........................828 Michael Frazier Designs Frazier, Mike ......................125 Moonlight Shenanigans The Spoonmaker Rully, David .................................................................934 Peter Dziulak Blocksmith Dziulak, Peter ..................124 Spring Garden Cedar Andersen, Steven ...................408 Takota Templeton, Nancy ...........................................949 Van Ornum Woodworking Van Ornum, Phillip .........905 Whitmire Woodcraft Whitmire, Newman & Judith .... 115 Wood Turning Obsession Davison, Jeff ....................605

FOOD BOOTHS Aroma Concessions F12

barbequed oysters, fried calamari, portobello mushroom sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, tri-tip sandwiches, garlic fries, fresh-squeezed lemonade, iced tea

Barrett’s Lemonade F02 & F10

lemonade with blended strawberries or blueberries

Big Ed’s Buzzard BBQ F14

beef brisket, pulled pork, cole slaw, potato salad, lemonade, tea

California Corn Roast F06

bacon-wrapped hot dogs, roasted corn, roasted corn in a cup, lemonade

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ore and more people are looking for foods that are sourced locally, usually made on a small scale, handcrafted, using traditional methods and recipes, and using high-quality ingredients. Look no further than Gourmet Island and try some special and uniquely delectable bites. Talk to the artisans themselves who crafted these foods. They refer to these artisan foods as “catnip to foodies”. In our busy lives it’s nice to have access to some of these tasty treats we sometimes don’t have time to make ourselves. Treat yourself to some of these uniquely combined ingredients that tantalize the taste buds and add gusto to any meal. California Balsamic

custom infused balsamics & oils, salt & peppers, gift sets, cinnamon

Central Valley Gourmet Nut Co.

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50 flavors: almonds, pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc.

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mustard blends, marinade, fruit curds, dessert sauces, honey products

chocolate covered fruit crepes, caramel apples, nutella smoothies hawaiian shave ice, fresh hawaiian fruit cups, vanilla ice cream, fruit punch, snapple

Gourmet Temptations Honey Bear Farm

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variety of honey jellies

Lockeford Sausage F15

beef jerky & other meats, kernel free dazzle corn

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balsamic vinegar, olive oils, gluten free pasta

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russian german smoked brats on hoagie roll oaxacan nachos, wa•ha•ka bowl, oaxacan rice, oaxacan black beans, agua frescas

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teriyaki chicken with chow mein, teriyaki chicken with rice, teriyaki chicken with steamed vegies, fried zucchini, garlic fries, lemonade

Suitcase Ron’s Kettle Korn F07 kettle corn

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frozen juice bars, tropical juices: mango, guava, coconut water, juice

The Tamale Factory F11

burritos (chicken, beef, bean, cheese), soft tacos (chicken & beef), tamales (pork, chicken, jalapeno), rice, beans, horchata

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Jerky Hut

Nan’s Gourmet Foods/Pastamore R & J Toffees

chocolate almond toffee

Skylake Ranch

pomegranate syrup, jelly, vinegars, grenadine, grill, marinades

Spice Hound

spices, salt, spice candies & accessories

Tantalizing Toffee From The Lady Who Kissed The Cow

almond toffee, toasted coconut almond toffee, toffee topping, spicy almond toffee with sea salt, pecans dipped in toffee chocolate & sea salt

The Smoke Stack Co. Inc.

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ames Moore’s remarkable art career began more than 30 years ago when he contemplated a life changing career from a commercial banker and competitive bodybuilder. Moore a Bay Area artist uses a simple geometric concept, the cube, when constructing his artwork in stainless steel. The shapes are usually abstractions of the human figure and when applying the rules of figurative proportions and balance each piece evokes a specific movement and gesture. “In spite of the obvious solidity and strength of my metal sculpture, it somehow captures and expresses something more ephemeral, more human. It’s the contrast of a solid structure and fluid gesture that I believe makes my work interesting and compelling. My work has been described many ways but “powerfully playful” may be the best I’ve heard yet. Above all, I want to add something positive to the world by sharing my optimistic view of what it means to be human,” states Moore. For more information visit: www.jamesmooresculpture.com.

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laudia Abderhalden is a contemporary jewelry designer who resides in Santa Barbara. Her work is primarily in sterling silver incorporating enamel, gold, copper, gemstones and other up-cycled/repurposed materials. Whether it’s earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings her sense of composition exhibits an edgy sophistication with clean, geometric shapes. Inspiration of these textures and patterns are often inspired through architectural expressions that appeals to lifestyle trend-setters. “I’ve incorporated wool felt in the past and more recently I’ve been working on a collection with up-cycled bicycle tubing, packaging plastics, music record vinyl into some pieces of jewelry. My goal is to create minimal yet interesting pieces for everyday and special occasions,” says Abderhalden. Abderhalden’s career in jewelry design began over ten years ago leaving behind a career as a social worker which started in Switzerland and continued in California. After completing an interior design program and attending jewelry classes she has since pursued her passion as a jewelry designer full time. Visit her web site at www.claudiaadesigns.com to view some of her latest creations.

A man of his word

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n fact, Richard Curtner is well known for his many words and his attention to detail as he skillfully arranges these words and colors from magazine clippings of written text into expressive collage portraits and landscapes.

As a self-taught artist he’s been fascinated by art in many forms, “I also had a love for the literary arts, (poetry, short stories, etc.) and I was seeking for a way to incorporate both into one single art form. Thus, I created the self-developed new art medium - “textual collage” (or word collage),” says Curtner. The creative process begins with sketching out the design and then searching for the right words, phrases and colors which are carefully glued into place for each subject and theme and then varnished. A work of art he’s perfected over the last 13 years. While every picture tells a story, here you can always read a lot more into it – literally.

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1 ADOBE CREEK WAY, LOS ALTOS

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xperience your own private redwood preserve tucked in an exclusive cul-desac just steps from the vibrancy of University Avenue, Shoup Park, and the charming downtown Village. This home is a private jewel in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Bay Area.

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ne of a kind. Enjoy your own sanctuary on over a half-acre of lush land with gated entrances. Two Master sized bedrooms; two bath home with rooms that extend to the outdoors for year round relaxation and entertaining.

Offered at $2,689,000 650-917-5811 Direct terricouture.com terri.couture@cbnorcal.com CalBRE #01090940

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Los Altos Hills Retreat PALO ALTO SCHOOLS 14700 Manuella Road, Los Altos Hills | 14700Manuella.com $4,975,000 | Beds 3 | Baths 2.5 | Home ±3,285 sf | Lot ± 22,880 sf

Portola Valley Estate 6 Blue Oaks Court, Portola Valley | 6BlueOaksCt.com $4,500,000 | Beds 4 | Full Baths 3 | Half Baths 3 | Home ±7,280 sf | Lot ±2.76 acres MICHAEL DREYFUS 650.485.3476 michael.dreyfus@dreyfussir.com License No. 01121795

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A taste of Napa

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s if the beauty, tranquility, and award-winning wines weren’t enough to draw you out to the Napa Valley country, you can add this award-winning plein air painter to the list - Marta Collings. Collings has lived in Napa Valley, with the scenic and picturesque settings for the past 29 years so it’s

no wonder why she has such an appreciation of the landscape which she has so fittingly captured with her subtle nuances of color from the soothing blue sky touched by whimsical clouds to the riches of the earth and its vine laden fruit. Plein air is a style of painting done in the open air or outdoors. Collings describes her technique as “wet on wet” which allows her to layer colors creating a translucent like quality. Her exciting watercolors are given a richer depth by contrasting values of light against dark through glazes and by her saturation of paints. These subtleties in plein air painting offer a unique sense of place and moment.

Visit Marta Collings at www.martacollings.com.

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1 Fa xon Roa d, At h erton

A MAGNIFICENT ESTATE IN THE MENLO CIRCUS CLUB AREA Custom estate home completed in 2003 5 or 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 2 half-baths Approximately 12,840 sq. ft. of living space

Solar-heated pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and golf hole Approximately 1.71 acres Menlo Park schools

Detached 4-car garage Offered at $20,700,000

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