Coastal Creatives was started in January 2012 by Gaylene Golden. In September 2016, Chantel Fernow accepted the role as the primary leader of the group.
Gaylene Golden: BA in Fine Arts from UCSB; certification in Production Art from Torrance Regional Occupational Center; certification to practice Art as Therapy from Murlyhurst University; graduate of Vineyard Leadership Institute: many years experience in teaching art, gallery work, and freelance mural creation and painting sales. Experience in church ministry including Worship leading, home group leading and children’s ministries.
Chantel Fernow is a writer, editor and make-up artist. She is a former beauty editor of Make-Up Artist magazine, where she wrote and edited beauty stories and produced high-fashion make-up pictorials with some of the world’s top make-up artists (including Oscar and Emmy winners). She has presented her fiction and literary writing at a national level, and with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing, English literature and philosophy from Colorado Mesa University, her creative works have appeared in such publications as MiPOesias, Tusk and Portland Review, among others. She is currently working on her first novel and playing with watercolors. chantelfernow.com