Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.

In retirement, Dr. Robert Ghatan has discovered a surprise passion paralleling his devotion to orthopedic surgery — landscape painting.
The longtime San Marino resident has dedicated an upstairs wing of his Shenandoah Road home to his art, allowing himself a comfortable corner in which to re-create his memorable vacations amid the comforting sunlight and view of trees that his wide windows afford. Numerous mounted canvases in varying stages of completion adorn the walls, as Ghatan waits for just the right color to come to mind before he takes the next stroke. Continue reading “Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter”

That’s Entertainment: Exec Tells of His Hollywood Odyssey

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Longtime film production man Craig Darian responds to a question from friend Andy Barth, who used an interview format to make the most of Darian’s appearance as guest speaker at Rotary Club of San Marino’s luncheon last week.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Longtime film production man Craig Darian responds to a question from friend Andy Barth, who used an interview format to make the most of Darian’s appearance as guest speaker at Rotary Club of San Marino’s luncheon last week.

Asked about his 45 years in film production and distribution, Craig Darian said some describe him as entrepreneurial and others simply call him “a jerk of all trades.”
Darian, the CEO of Hollywood-based Occidental Entertainment who was the guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club of San Marino meeting, didn’t quibble about either description. Continue reading “That’s Entertainment: Exec Tells of His Hollywood Odyssey”