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.
So proud to be part of the Santa Clara University virtual group art exhibition show, To Hear & Be Heard, conceived and curated by Marianne McGrath. This timely show is about civillity, community and that which unites and divides us.
We Are Stardust is my response to what civility in community looks like – my take on a Garden of Eden where we are our best selves.
Exhibiting artists: Alice Beasley, Sandow Birk, Sheila Pree Bright, Marie Cameron, Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Brian Dettmer, Julie Heffernan, Philip Hua, Sherry Karver, Lisa Kokin, Roberto Lugo, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, Priscilla Otani, Maria Porges and Chelsea Ryoko Wong.
October 16 – January 22, 2021
I am honored to share that out of 11,518 submissions from 6,190 Bay Artists, my painting, Modern Midden, was one of the 881 pieces, selected for this rare open exhibition at the de Young Museum!
Judged by Hung Liu, Mildred Howard and Enrique Chagoya, with help from the de Young curatorial team, this salon style show will be on view in their Herbst Galleries.
October 10 – January 3, 2021
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.