Past exhibits and events with Northwind
2017 Showcase artist (click to see all 2017 artists) | 2016 Small Expressions | 2016 Poem Inspired | 2016 Bits and Pieces |
The works you are viewing are from the past two and a half years. I have been working with natural imagery primarily flower/plant, tree and water forms. In my work I use a variety of sources for imagery and subject matter: real objects, photos I have taken on trips, garden views, sketches, pattern pieces, old book illustrations, transfers, etc. I also use a variety of medium, e.g. collage, transfer, pastel, charcoal, acrylic and oil. These diverse stimuli and the intermixing of materials allow me to explore and discover ideas, feelings and relationships. I am attempting to balance the abstract and the specificity of forms, exploring more the essence, energy, layering, relatedness and co-mingling that occurs in the natural world. As I walk from the house to studio each work day or explore on hikes or trips, I take in the hard/soft, moist/dry, thin/thick and bright/dull qualities of branches, stems, leaves, buds, petals and dew. These along with text, botanical drawings, maps and diagrams fuel the development of each image.
I hope you explore the multiple layers in each piece. I encourage close encounters to see and sense the paint energy, the mark making and the remnants of collage elements in most pieces. I see each piece as an elaborate dialog between all elements, not just a landscape or still life scene.
M.F.A., Painting and Drawing: San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Studio Courses at California State University, Sacramento and Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA
2016 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA: Small Expressions, Juried Exhibit
2016 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA: Poem Inspired, Juried Exhibit
2016 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA: Bits and Pieces, Juried Exhibit, Merit Award
2015 Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA: Group Exhibit
2015 Transitions Gallery, Oakland, CA: Juried Group Exhibit
2014 Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA: Solo Exhibit
2014 Cosumnes River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA: Faculty Exhibit
2011 Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA: Group exhibit, Los Rios Art Faculty