October 2014 Featured Artists – Marcia Cummings & Spencer Westbrook

Every few months we feature a different artist in our Tasting Room. Come sip wine and enjoy the works of a local painter, photographer, or sculptor.

Marcia Cummings (painter)

Marcia Cummings | photo © Donna Granata

Marcia Cummings | photo © Donna Granata

Marcia Cummings has been a resident of California since 1979. She was born in northern Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming, Laramie,  with a B. A. and an M. A. in art. She continued her studies at the Art Students League in New York, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, and at the California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Marcia Cummings’ art includes oils, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture.  Her work is included in numerous art collections. Cummings has been documented in Ventura county as a “Focus on the Masters” artist.

She has both exhibited and won awards in numerous venues and competitions, including The Studio Gallery in Oxnard, The Buenaventura Gallery in Ventura,  the Ventura Art Walk, the Orlando Gallery and the Whispering Spirit in California, Studio Unique in Colorado, the Shiloh Gallery in Wyoming, Long Beach, Women Artists of the West, the Ventura County Fair, and the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard.

Since graduation, she resided in Denver, Colorado; Kamas, Utah (outside of Park City), and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Marcia has taught art at the University of Wyoming and various classes for adults in Denver, CO., Oxnard, and Ventura. She spent a number of years doing commercial art, mostly sculpture and illustration for Special Effects, Inc., in Morrison, CO, outside of Denver.

Marcia is married to Eugene “Doug” Hubbard, now a retired Special Effects artist for the motion picture industry. They have twin daughters, born in 1983.

Spencer Westbrook (photographer)

Spencer Westbrook

Spencer Westbrook

Spencer is a Southern California born, self-taught photographer of California back roads, landscapes, environmental sensitive areas, and native wildflowers. He produces images in both color and black and white, film and digital, 35mm and medium (6×7) format. Spencer has been taking photographs for 30+ years in California and throughout the west. 

Spencer is currently retired and living in Ventura, California for 20+ years, volunteering at Channel Islands National Park, member of California Native Plant Society, Nature Conservancy, Friends of Los Padres National Forest, Ocean Conservancy, Theodore Payne Organization, and other environmental organizations. He has led wildflower photo tours throughout California, has been an active group leader with Macro Photo Tours, a San Francisco based photo touring company, for 10 years.

Spencer has displayed and sold photography for 20+ years at various art and wine festivals while living in the bay area. He continues to sell images through Art Concepts in Walnut Creek, California.