Meet the Team

Katherine Bradford

Katherine is a writer and landscape painter working in California and the Southwest. She studied with visual anthropologist John Collier, Jr. at San Francisco State University and at the San Francisco Art Institute, and is a member of SCAPE. She has also enjoyed a career in archaeology, with a particular interest in the Channel Islands. "I'm inspired by the landscapes of places I've lived and worked, including coastal California and the high desert of the Southwest. Underlying my paintings are questions about what happened there in the past and how should we protect these unique places for the future."

"The Portraits of the Central Coast" project is a wonderful way to help celebrate our extraordinary neighbors and their day to day contributions, providing a sense of the unfolding history of our region, and illustrating the connections between all of us. I'm a longtime fan of Holli's work -- her approach to portraiture echoes the masters of past centuries and her project will no doubt be a valued resource for generations to come."

Tina Love

Tina is both a filmmaker and writer. 

Quastra Productions is a Santa Barbara based corporation formed by filmmakers Michael and Tina Love.  Their documentaries, feature films, and TV movies have been shown nationally and internationally, in movie theaters, film festivals, film series, and cable and network television.  

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Their films include the feature documentaries

Santa Ynez River Wilderness (2013),  Much Ado About W. (2007)Last Man in Paradise(2011), and the feature dark comedy Hold It Like A Baby (2009), all of which had world premiers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Other works include the shorts Autumn Leaves(premier 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival)  and 

Destroying Angel(premier 2011 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival-winner best narrative short over 30 minutes) both written and directed by Tina Love.  tina@quastrapro.com