Caitlin Dinkins was raised in Ojai, California by a family with a long lineage of artists. She received a BFA in art from UCLA and an MFA in Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After Cranbrook, Dinkins was awarded an affiliate artists residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and later relocated to Los Angeles to work as an illustrator at Stila Cosmetics. She succeeded an eleven-year career as exclusive illustrator for the brand, ultimately holding the position of Creative Director. In addition to garnering numerous awards in publications such as AdWeek and P.E.I. Books, Dinkins’ illustrations have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and have been published in magazines such as Vogue, W and Harper’s Bazaar. She has developed several successful co-branding illustrations for Stila and stores such as Anthropologie, Barney’s, and Japanese fashion and home store, Free’s Shop. She has designed interiors for the House of Stila, Stila at Fred Segal, and has reimagined several private residences. In 2011 Dinkins partnered with Minh Nguyen, to establish Zoe Bios Creative, an Art and Design House in Los Angeles. Along with Minh, she creates art, innovative home accessories, and high design, while representing an evolving cadre of artists to offer the singular vision that is Zoe Bios Creative.
Gary Dinkins holds a degree in Russian from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.A. in French from U.C.Santa Barbara. His study of foreign language led to an interest in the language of visual art, through which he pursues an understanding of nature's aesthetic.
Gary describes his work as impressionistic renderings of the natural environment, where reflected light, and intense color are the dominant elements. He studied under noted California artist Ray Strong.
Rebecca D. Heitz was born in Los Angeles, California, but was raised in the idyllic Ojai Valley, 50 miles north.
After receiving her degree in Anthropology at University of California at Berkeley, she went on to pursue a career as a textile designer for Esprit, Levi’s, Mattel, and other fashion houses in San Francisco. After a six-month sojourn through Nepal, Southeast and East Asia, Rebecca embarked on her next profession, as Producer and Creative in the newly established film and video company, Hotbed Media. Rebecca helped produce and create commercials and branded entertainment with innovative storytelling and marketing savvy, including playing a key role in Hotbed’s receipt of an East Bay ADDY award.
Meredith Heuer grew up in Detroit and spent a decade in New York City. Her work has taken her around the world for publications such as Fortune and Gourmet. Meredith was chosen as one of Photo District News' 30 emerging artists in 2001 and has received numerous awards for her photography including, most recently, a grant for her Beacon Portrait Project from the New York State Council for the Arts. She currently lives in Beacon, NY with her husband, two sons and a couple of chickens.