The following are links to websites of family and friends that I highly recommend.
Cosentino’s Nursery is my family’s plant nursery in Malibu, CA. They specialize in succulents (growing many of them at the nursery,) and other plants that flourish in Southern California’s characteristically Mediterranean climate. On PCH about a mile north of Malibu Canyon, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Beautiful plants for your home and garden in a spectacular setting!
Expert art restoration by Guillermo Parada, specialzing in Sergio Bustamante sculpture and Amphora pottery. Restoration of sculpture, ceramics, plaster, paper mache, stone, wood, metal and more. So good you’ll never think it was broken!
Graphaids Art Supply, Agoura Hills
For art supplies, choose Graphaids, known to be the #1 shop for artists in L.A. Family owned since 1971. I have been buying art supplies from them for over twenty years. The staff who have waited on my there are wonderful; I remember them all. The owner is one of the most gracious entreprenuers I know and bends over backwards to satisfy his customers. They take orders over the phone and have curbside pick-up during this corona virus pandemic. Try them, you won’t be disappointed.
Michael Korney, self-portrait
Michael Korney is a practicing CPA turned artist. He has been a dear friend of mine for many years. View his masterful portraits and landscapes.
Ryman Arts transforms lives by creating access and opportunity for a diverse community of young artists through rigorous education in fundamental art skills and mentoring. As one of the nation’s top youth art programs, Ryman Arts offers professional studio art instruction along with college and career guidance to artistic high school youth who are serious about a future in art—all at no cost to the student. More than 95% of graduates go on to college, many alumni work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success. A most worthy cause to give your support to, please donate today!