Back for my sixth year at the fantastic “W” Exhibit in my hometown of Whittier, CA. The city is so supportive of the artist in our city giving us a great exhibit venue and certificate of thanks. This year I was challenged to provide a large painting so I unveiled Rest, 36x48. The painting is from a photo I took of a room up in Napa Ca at a sweet B&B. I replaced a bistro table with a vintage classy blue chair to set the mood to encourage you to take a seat, grab a book, a cup of Joe and rest.
Honored to be asked back once again for a solo exhibit for Crown Capital Securities. Each year they put together a lovely event with Great music by Ry Bradley, Wine & Chocolate tasting, Essential Oils, jewelry and my art display. Blessed to have sales with my art traveling to NY City, Nashville, TN, Lake Oswego OR, San Diego, Lancaster and Orange County, CA
I love to be challenged in my work, my friend, Roberto Chavez and curator of the W7 art exhibit challenged me to do a large painting for this years 2018 exhibit. Here is the result of that challenge.
Solitude 3’x4’ Mixed Media on panel
Hot off the press...my first art book with 10 pieces of my art. Check back, it will be available soon for purchase in my print gallery. More details to come.
Next live painting at Shepherd's Glen during their Mother's Day Tea
May 12, 2018
15807 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90603
Today I had a feature post on the SBVoyager with a future more in depth interview for their artist & creative focused series called The Thought-Provokers. Here's the photo and link, once on the page scroll down a look for this photo. http://sdvoyager.com/san-diego-arts-culture-weekly-review-2/
I am enrolled in Art2Life as well as a member of the Art2Life Academy. Best investment I have ever made for the ongoing process of learning and improving my art. Top notch instructor's who teach and challenge you to take your art up a notch as well as working with artist through out the world. Priceless! 12 weeks of class, so far we have made Inspiration, Desire and Past, Present and Futures boards about our art and this weeks assignment was to work on 3 boards, two for play and the third is called a throw away board that you wipe off your brushes and extra paint on. Artist have shared that the throw away board often becomes one of their best paintings in the series or shoots them in a new direct of their art by just applying paint without thinking.
Pictured are a few assignments up to date to give you and idea of this amazing class that inspires as well as pushes me to make better art.
As of March 9th my art now is featured at a wonderful new store in Whittier, Shepherd's Glen. Come in and stroll through European products, personal care pampering items, olive oil blends, specialty foods and home decor. You will love it!
I soon will be setting up an easel and painting in the store, announcements will be made on Instagram and Facebook on the days I will be in the store. Here is a link to their Instagram account to check out the store. https://www.instagram.com/shepherdsglenwhittier/?hl=en
Preview of my art tucked into this fabulas store, stop on by.
Honored to be apart of the 58th Hillcrest Fine Art Exhibit. A place to reconnect with fine artist in the area, meet new artist and spend the weekend connecting with old and new collectors of art. This year I submitted three pieces for the exhibit pictured below.
Two giants of the Whittier art community, Armando Baeza (his bronze pictured) and Yoshio Nakamura another fine artist and one of my treasured cheerleaders who encourages me in my art making.
W6 Thew Art Exhibit What a great opening of the W6 Art Exhibit on Nov.17th, many friends honored me by coming, City of Whittier honored each of the artist with a certificate and the bonus was sales. Thank you, you touched my heart deeply!
This website represents the start of stepping into my current work of mixed media. My creative progression started in the field of Fashion Design back in 1974 where I spent 16 years working in the fashion industry. When we started our family in 1992 I stopped working full time and did freelance work to be able to stay home and raise our children.
In 1997 I changed professions and started a tile painting and mural business for home decor for a number of years then in 1998 I began my passion into painting starting with oil than transitioned into my current form of mixed media in 2011.
What you see in this website represents years of creative work learning from books and some amazing teachers I have had the privilege of studying under. I am for ever grateful to Segrim Stewart, Desiree Baker, Kwok Wai Lau, Lisa Cyr, Crista Cloutier, MOMA NY, Nicholas Wilton and my art tribe in the Art2LifeAcademy.
It all started when...
The day I transferred from my drama class to a art class and discovered I could draw. I always doodled on all my papers but now I was learning to do so much more and have done some form of creative work ever since. Life is just off a beat if I am not doing something creative.