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.
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!
Fade, a solo show at Mission College’s Vargas Gallery is a collection of my Fade to White work, exploring albinism and leucism in our flora and fauna, laced with larger pieces I’ve done over the years that touch on themes of vulnerability and tenacity, beauty and mystery. Located in the Gilmore Center at 3000 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, California, the show runs November 8 – December 14, reception Wednesday, December 6, 4-7pm. Bed of Ghosts is one of the pieces on loan from a collector for the exhibit. Fade to White - Moose is just one of the pieces available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday & Wed 11am – 2 pm, Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 pm.
Bailing Out is one of a number “container” paintings I did especially for Repository, an exhibition of Bay Area women at Citadel Gallery, 199 Martha Street, San Jose, California 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. Opening reception Jan 12, 5-9 pm. Closing Book Launch Jan 28 5-9 pm.
I am pleased to announce that Stilla Maris and California Water Rites will be included in Waterlines at NUMU in Los Gatos, California October, 6 2017 – March 18, 2018! This group exhibition will explore diverse interpretations of what water means to us in the Bay Area and our relationship to it. Both my pieces are based on the notion that all water is sacred. Artists include, Judith Belzer, Barbara Boissevain, Marie Cameron, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Christel Dillbohner, Linda Gass, Nancy Genn, Liz Hickok, Theodora Varnay Jones, Pantea Karimi, Cheryl E. Leonard, Danae Mattes, Marsha McDonald, Klea McKenna, Ryan M. Reynolds and Linda Simmel. I be giving an artist talk at Saturday, November 4 at 1pm.
Retriever in the Orchard is on exhibit at Gallery 24 in downtown Los Gatos juried into a collection of Dog paintings in the front window for the month of November!
A flock of my Birds and Teacups are on exhibit at Gallery 24 in downtown Los Gatos including Violet Tea II, Nasturtium Tea I, Poppy Tea I, Lilac Tea I and Strawberry Tea I, starting October 3. There will be a holiday party ( free and open to the public Thursday, November 30 in case you are interested in meeting the artists and sharing a cup of cheer!
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.
Talk Art – YouTube “Marie Cameron’s Florilegia” Sally Rayn interviews me about my work and process as I demonstrate how I assemble my Florilegia pieces.