Creela Martin Villani
A native San Diegan, Creela began her love of art as a teenager. However, as with many women, because of marriage, children and a successful business career, her artistic endeavors were postponed for a while. In 1990 Creela, with determination and full time attention to the study of art, picked up her brush and paints to pursue her dreams. Although well versed in many media she prefers oils. She paints realistic work, with attention to detail and color. She loves to create drama by controlling the light source of the composition. In her paintings she wishes to show the viewer the beauty of the every day objects used in her still life's.
An award-winning artist, Creela is a member of the Foothills Art Association, where she received 2 Grumbacher Gold Medals and one Silver Medallion. She is a member and past president of the East County Art Association. She is also a member of the La Jolla Fine Arts Assn, the Coronado Art Assn., and the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. She attended The Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, San Diego State, and Scottsdale Art School workshops and many workshops locally plus private lessons and self-study. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States, Turkey, England and Mexico. She and her husband travel widely and maintain a vacation home in Mexico where she has a studio and is involved with