REX KOCHEL - Rex has only recently become a full-time artist. For 34 years he was an educator in the Ventura Unified School District. His whimsical and lyrical style evolved primarily from the use of blind continuous line drawings. Artwork begins on location, then is modified and adjusted in his studio before he begins painting. He maintains a strong compositional focus in all of his artwork, frequently moving in the direction of abstract realism. The variety of his work can be seen at the new Remax Building in Ventura.