Delta Gallery's Instructors

Catherine Foster is an international artist with artwork in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, England, France, Russia, Italy and Greece. She is a professional gallery artist, an expressive arts coach/creativity coach. Expressive Arts comprises all creative modalities: painting, sculpture, drawing, dance, movement, voice, sound, writing, theatre arts and psychology. To learn more about Catherine visit, or

Nancy Hoover began as a sketch artist at age 12, drawing illustrations for an instructional book about ceramics. Later, she acquired a degree in graphic design and also became a watercolor artist. Ten years ago, Nancy found her passion for jewelry design. She has attended William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Georgia, and Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Her silver and goldsmithing skills along with her love of gemstones combine to create unique and eye-catching art jewelry pieces. Nancy  aspires to have each jewelry piece be a piece of wearable art. She tries to think "out of the box" and use her metal-smithing skills to create jewelry which shows balance and beauty yet not always be symmetrical. Her goal is to use precious and semi-precious gems to showcase their color and energy to give the wearer that special feel.

Jennifer Lagerbom was born in 1973 in Walnut Creek, California. Lagerbom has no formal training in the Arts. She received her BS in Biochemistry at the University of California Davis in 2001. Lagerbom stumbled upon her talents while she and her husband furnished and decorated their family home.  Many years of analytical work has pushed Lagerbom to seek creative outlets to restore balance to her life. She creates fine art primarily with acrylic paint. Most recently she is producing mixed media pieces that tell a story with texture, shape and color. Jennifer Lagerbom currently lives and works in Brentwood California. Her website is

Carol Ligon  East Bay Artist, Carol N. Ligon, displays the allure and joy of painting, as a portrait of her artistry. Carol is a graduate of the University of Pacific, where she earned a Master of Education Degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Liberal Studies) and various professional and administrative credentials. Carol demonstrates an innovative perception of color and balance, with a convincing expression of content on the canvas, while relying on the stability of the visual design. Combining art with life experiences, while paying attention to the beauty, mood and challenges of each day — many times the bits and pieces of life are captured in her paintings. God’s beautiful creation, and its quality of light, is observed in all of its splendor—as Carol extracts, what she observes, and applies paint to the canvas. Carol’s repertoire of ideas, styles, techniques, interests and approaches have evolved over the years. She embraces a richer and deeper lifestyle, because of these artistic expressions, which allows the thread of creativity to intertwine through all aspects of her life.

Peggy Magovern   I am a self-taught artist, but I'll always consider myself a lifetime student of art. I hope to never deceive myself in thinking I've reached a pinnacle or ultimate goal in my work. If I ever tell myself that I have finally become all that I can be as an artist, I will deny myself a future full of possibilities.  To me, the essence of being an artist is not about the easy path to a completed piece. It is about discovery and working from a place of uncertainty. Artwork should be malleable and ready for inspiration and change, especially when it is unexpected. From the first pencil stroke up until the last one, the final outcome remains unclear. It seems that with each and every moment of work, I'm taking slow steps forward and faulting steps backward, and never at a pace faster than the art requires.  My art is pure. There is no computer manipulation, no projected composition, and no photographic copy underneath. One line at a time - just pure, hand-drawn art. The rest is from my heart and soul.  I'm a visual messenger. I'll begin the thought, but you'll have to complete the story.  Learn more about Peggy at

Nancy Roberts is a professional artist, art instructor and retired architect.  Her paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor are in public and private collections across the country.  She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Career highlights have included the Carmel Art Festival, the Frank Bette Plein Air Paint-Out in Alameda, 14 years at the Scene on the Strait in Martinez and several solo exhibits at galleries in Brentwood and Antioch. To see a gallery of her work visit