I have been in the studio during these months of isolation. It has afforded me time to reflect on what new direction I want to go. The work has gotten generally bigger and more open, as I have experimented with using raw canvas on the wall, which then gets stretched. This allows me to crop when I determine how big the end piece will be and where the edges will fall. I am working in a space at The Aptos Warehouse Studios that makes it possible to throw paint around to express myself without concern for making a mess. I think the floor under where I work is probably a work of art itself! The act of making this art gives me great joy. It is physical and full of movement, an aid in keeping spirits up in spite of the craziness of the world. I am in my own world when I am painting, an altered state that has a spiritual sweetness. Many of the images shown are placed in a “virtual” room, using an app, to better demonstrate how they might work in one’s space.
Here is my resume:
Education: 1976 UCLA Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts
Corporate: IBM, TRW, Hughes Aircraft, Visa USA, American Savings, Fidelity Savings, Metropolitan Life, Coldwell Banker, The Sutro Corp., Sitmar Cruise Lines, Brentwood Associates, Mitsu Bank, McCambridge and Dexler, Comptroller of the Currency, San Diego Credit Union, Bailes and Associates, and many others.
Hotels: Cable Beach Hotel in the Bahamas; Ana Hotel in Tokyo, Japan; Maxims in Palm Springs; The Bel Air Hotel; The Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott and Hyatt Hotels in locations throughout the world.
Private: Joe Spano and Joan Zerrien, Gary Goldberg and Diana Meehan, Nathalie de la Roziere, Lynni Hutton, Solanges Dione, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Diane Lindsay, Mark McGuire, Dr. Joan Johnson, Stilson Snow, Dr. Beverly Dalby, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Eadie, Chris Leone, Christina Floyd, Carolyn Biddick & Alisa Van Dissen, Suzanne Dowling & Marsha Keefer, Mary Offerman, Claire Sanders, Gary Reese and Rini Van Every, Anna Oneglia, Lisa Ford, and many others.
Ongoing Exhibit at the Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz 2012 through 2020
Ongoing Exhibit at Gallery 125, Santa Cruz 2016 through 2020
Feb. 2020 Driven to Abstraction: 4 Regional Painters Vargus Gallery, Santa Clara CA
Jan. 2020 Take Aways Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville CA
Sept. 2019 20/60: Women Artists in Their Prime Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
Jan. 2019 Take Aways Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery, Watsonville CA
Aug. 2018 Abstract Santa Cruz Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
Mar 2018 Paradox/Solaire, Santa Cruz CA
Sept. 2017 Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica 50/50
June 2017 Pajaro Arts Gallery Color!
Oct. 2016 Santa Cruz Art League Energy and Stillness
Feb. 2016 Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz Abstract Santa Cruz
Sep. 2015 Art Ark Gallery, San Jose CA Elemental: Earth, Air,Water, Fire
Feb. 2014 Pajaro Valley Gallery Off the Wall.
Mar. 2013 Davenport Gallery Big Love (large format)
Dec 2011 Art Hang, Santa Cruz, CA
July 2010 Stripe, Santa Cruz
Apr 2010 Oswald, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 2009 Pearl Canyon Gallery, Carmel, CA
June 2008 Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz CA Art for Art, Group Invitational
Mar 2008 Santa Cruz County Bank Arts Collaborative Abstractions
Feb 2008 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
Sept 2003 Monterey Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Monterey, CA
May 2002 Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz Exemplary Contemporary Juried Exhibition
Oct 2001 Monterey Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Monterey, CA
May 1998 Many Hands Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 1997 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA One Woman Show
Jan 1995 Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
Sept 1984 Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Participation in: Los Angeles Art Museum Rental Gallery, Santa Cruz County Art Museum Rental Gallery, The Splat Art Tour 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. The Santa Cruz County Open Studio Tour 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Art & Chocolate Tour 2008, 2009, 2011. Santa Cruz Open Studio Committee, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Member, Tannery Arts Artist's Advisory Committee 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Rydell Arts Nominee 2008, 2013. PVAC (Pajaro Valley Arts) Board Member 2015-2020. PVAC Board VP 2015-2016. Owner: Gallery 125 at The Tannery, 2017 to the present.
804 Estates Drive, Aptos, CA, USA