Gallery I

by Victoria Mimiaga and Fran Whitnall
Gallery hours: 2pm-6pm, Mon-Sat

Images Shown:  High Flying by Victoria Mimiaga;  Bolinas Ridge by Frances Whitnall
Victoria Mimiaga was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She attended Punahou High School and received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her formal training includes four years at the Honolulu Academy of Art, two years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, four years at College of Marin and Master workshops with internationally known artists Jove Wang, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Skip Whitcomb and Randall Sexton.  A former jewelry and furniture designer,Victoria has had work featured at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores. Additionally, articles about Victoria’s Pet portraits and Plein Aire paintings have appeared in two national publications, Victoria magazine and Northern California Home and Design.



Frances Whitnall
has been living and painting in Mill Valley since 1981. She fell in with Victoria Mimiaga in 1994 and they became plein air painting partners­ traveling to Italy, Hawaii, Jamaica, the Sierras and of course rural Marin County. Last September Frances began a year-long adventure and moved to West Marin. The paintings in this show represent the last twelve months of her experience
as a wanderer in the thickety woods and and rolling pastures from Bolinas Ridge to
Nicasio. She moves home in December.
Before painting became all consuming, Frances worked as an art director in advertising and raised three artsy children.
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