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.
It means so much, in these turbulent times to have several pieces, juried into RISE: Empower, Change and Action! a Gutfruend Cornett Art show at Whitney Modern, 24N Santa Cruz Ave in Los Gatos California!
Reception – Saturday, July 21 from 12:30-3:30 pm Artist Talk at 2:30 pm.
In the Pink
RISE: Empower, Change and Action! brings artists into dialogue and brings forth what is important to self, community, our nation and the world at large through art that reflects on, addresses and seeks solutions for a more positive, empowering future, particularly for self-identified women and girls as well as their families. It is underpinned by the feminist principle that believes in political, economic and social equality for all. RISE emphasizes the commonalities of our human experience.
How exciting…. the book launch for the national edition of the Red Wheelbarrow is this Tuesday, December 12 from 7-9 pm at Works/San José, 365 Market Street, San Jose, California! Doors open at 6:30pm and performance begins at 7:00pm.
Free appetizers and affordable wine, beer and soda. Suggested admission $2 – but no one will be turned away. Books will be available for purchase with my painting Magnolia Tea II smack-dab on the cover! This volume of art, poetry and prose was compiled by Ken Weisner who invited Sara Cole to curate the art!
Bailing Out is one of a number “container” painted especially for Repository, an exhibition of Bay Area women upcoming in September of 2018 at Works San José curated by Sara Cole! Artists include Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Jhina Alvarado-Morse, Natalya Burd, Marie Cameron, Sara Cole,Susan Drews Watkins, Kim Frohsin, Karen Gutfreund, Julia E Jacobson,Mila Libman Starbird, Kristin Lindseth-Rivera, Amy Street, Margaret Wherry.
In the Pink has also been included in the Idiosyncratic Monochromes 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.