McCain received a bachelor’s degree in art/interior design from San Jose State. She then operated a design and plant shop for a few years in the Bay Area before becoming a high school history teacher in the Central Valley. While working and raising a family, she put her art on hold. But five years ago, her art career ramped up after she and her husband, Howard, moved to Cambria. 

“Discovering my paint brushes again, along with an incredible group of artist friends, has been soul-nourishing,” said McCain, the CCA’s former gallery director, who paints primarily with oils. “These friends introduced me to the plein-air group, the Wednesday Irregulars, which I credit for much of the growth I've been able to achieve in my work, along with classes from other wonderful artists.

“The experience of painting outside surrounded by such beauty is unmatchable. I would call my style ‘evolving,’ as I like to experiment with styles, techniques and color combinations.”


(This was taken from a article in the paper) 

 Walking the Estuary  9"x12". $300.00

Walking the Estuary  9"x12". $300.00

 Vineyards on Santa Rosa 9"x21". $300.00

Vineyards on Santa Rosa 9"x21". $300.00

 Technicolor Beach  14"x14". $275.00

Technicolor Beach  14"x14". $275.00