I am interested in our relationship to each other, to other species and to our environment and am drawn to the narrative behind a painting, one that I try to express through symbolism and loose associations that spark connections and allude to truths that lie just beneath the surface. Often dark or playful, but always beautiful because it is beauty that touches our soul and opens our hearts and minds.
I have been invited to exhibit in 31 Women at Whitney Modern in Los Gatos, California. This show, curated by Suzanne Smedt, Marianne McGrath and Karen Gutfreund, to honor Women’s History Month will include: Shannon Amidon, Elizabeth Barlow, Marie Cameron, Linda Christensen, Jennifer Cole, Sara V. Cole, Kim Frohsin,
Karen Gallagher-Iverson, Carla Goldberg, Michelle Greggor, Laura Gurton, Christine Hayman, Ellen Heck, Rozanne Hermelyn, Kelsey Irvin, Ivy Jacobsen, Julia Jensen, Pantea Karimi, Sherry Karver, Michelle Mansour, Brigitte McReynolds, Lisa Noonis, Sandy Ostrau, Stephanie Peek, Jennifer Pochinski, Astrid Preston, Carole Rafferty,
Sawyer Rose, Jeanne Vadeboncoeur, Josette Urso, and Elena Zolotnisky.
Forte Pink has been juried into Intersectional History, a Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, sponsored by Bianca Lago (Young Women’s Caucus) to be held at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago Illinois! Guest Juror – Donna Meeks!
Modern Midden and Zoë in the Garden have been selected for the Triton Salon 2019, the Triton Museum of Art’s Statewide 2D Competition and Exhibition in Santa Clara. Guest Juror – George Rivera!
Zoë in the Garden
I have a number of paintings on exhibit at curated. a lovely new gallery that has just opened in the charming seaside town of Capitola, California! curatedbythesea.com
309 Capitola Avenue
Eden Rose V
Eden Rose VI
Petunia Tea I
Petunia Tea II
Anemone Tea I
Tulip Tea I
Poppy Tea I
Lifeguard Tower 7
Lifeguard Tower 11
For the first time ever I am offering archival inkjet prints or “giclées”! In the Pink has been so popular I am now offering prints on either heavy rag paper ($90) or stretched canvas ($200) in editions of 100 each. The image is 12″ x 12″ (just like the original) and the canvas print has pink edges and is wired ready for hanging. I plan on listing these with Etsy or Satchi soon but feel free to contact me directly in the mean time.
Magnolia Tea II is on the cover of the national edition of the Red Wheelbarrow a volume of art, poetry and prose compiled by Ken Weisner who invited Sara Cole to curate the art within. Along with the beautiful poems, there a may images from Bay Area Women artists, including Bailling Out and selections from My Container Idiom paintings.
In the Pink was included in Idiosyncratic Monochromes, the June issue of PoetsArtists – Issue 85. 37 international artists are featured in this literary art journal curated by Lorena Kloosterboer and published by Didi Menendez.
Shelagh Rogers interviewed author Christy Ann Conlin on her program The Next Chapter, June 4 in anational broadcast on CBC! Checkout my cover art on her book The Memento! Podcast available.
The Art Docents of Los Gatos held an absolutely delightful High Tea at my studio last May. This fancy, catered event was sold out, raising funds to bring art to the students of our community. We were treated to tiers of gourmet treats while drinking tea from my antique teacups. I shared the process behind my Birds & Teacups.
I am proud to announce that my painting End of Spring has been licensed by Doubleday Canada to grace the cover of The Memento, a stunning new novel by acclaimed author Christy Ann Conlin. Orders can be placed at Amazon.ca or through your local bookstore.