I was thrilled seeing these amazing insects for the first time in Texas near the Gulf. In Texas, everything is big including walking sticks at 6"-8" long! Walking sticks can blend into their surroundings making them very difficult to see. Nature in camouflage was my favorite page in the encyclopedia as a child.
Last Friday many artists of the 50/50 Show got together to share our pieces, and discuss the process of making 50 pieces in 50 days. It was great to see the variety of work and hear about the spirit behind each artist's inspiration. This show is a great fundraiser for the the Sanchez Art Center that offers classes, exhibitions and studio space, so buying work at this show is really a win/win event and the work is offered at very affordable prices.
Please come to Pacifica for the Preview (a ticket event) or the Grand Opening for first choice on art. Buyers are allowed to take the work home as soon as they purchase it, so be there early for first dibs!
This was actually my first painting and I got it finished only to discover I didn't orient the painting to the hanging hole on the back, so I painted a second painting for Day #1. I decided to drill a new hole in the proper place so I can use this painting for #25 today. Meanwhile, I finished tomorrow's painting since I will be unable to paint. Stay tuned!
There are great video clips of the best yo-yo-ing on the net. There's even a world yo-yo championship coming up in Florida in August. Who could have known? You'd better start practicing now as this has really turned into an x-event!
My work is a journey of visual and emotional discovery. Transformation is taking place in my art and life in surprising ways. Unearthing buried histories by peeling away layers is a process I explore by mixing media and materials that resonate with me. Through this experimentation, I realize truth is only reality as it is currently perceived.
I grew up with creative parents who influenced my focus. My father a photographer; my mother a painter and excellent cook; and both musicians.
I loved the outdoors of the Santa Clara Valley; its birds and wildlife. I played in extensive orchards surrounding our house. I delighted in my grandfather's gigantic edible garden and abundant flowering plants.
I got my Brownie camera at age 7, and began capturing my visions. Painting and drawing soon followed. I enjoyed sailing and swimming and camping with my family. Through school I took as much art as possible. I got an A.A. in Graphic Design with honors at Foothill College, then attended the San Francisco Art Institute where I earned a BFA in Painting.
As a birder, I travelled to remote places in far and offbeat corners of the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, and the Philippines to enjoy nature and get inspiration.
I currently live in beautiful Pacifica, California.
I serve on the Board for The Art Guild of Pacifica and am the Membership Chair. Since 1995, I've met monthly with The Bookgangstas, who read and discuss books. I contribute to their blog. When time and mood allows, I make beaded jewelry.
I show and sell work locally, and have received awards for my work. My continuing study includes workshops with prominent artists who inspire me.