About Us
John and Daniella Martin founded The Pasadena Atelier art studio in 2009.  

OUR MISSION is to enhance the fundamental artistic skills of our students and to promote knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts.  At the atelier, we place great emphasis on a more traditional approach in painting and drawing to form a solid foundation while allowing creative exploration of modern art forms.

Daniella Martin, 
Studio Manager
John Francis Martin,
Daniella received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona in 1996.  She spent over 12 years working as building designer and project manager on various public projects for two major architecture firms in the Los Angeles area.
Her design experience and management skills contribute greatly to the everyday operations of the studio.  Her goal is to ensure that each student will have a fulfilling and positive art experience at THE PASADENA ATELIER.
John received a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 1995 and subsequently began a career as a freelance commercial artist.  In 2002, he earned his MA in Studio Arts from Cal State LA.
Since 1995, John has been teaching students of all ages and levels in various institutions throughout Southern California.
With his patient and careful instruction, John is committed to help each student reach his/her artistic potential.
Committed to help each student reach his/her artistic potential