My Talk Art interview on YouTube!

Still from Marie Cameron's Florilegia Talk Art Interview

Still from “Marie Cameron’s Florilegia”  Talk Art  – click on the photo to see the interview.

My recent  TV  interview Marie Cameron’s Florilegia – Talk Art has been posted on YouTube. In this 30 minute piece I talk with host Sally Rayn about my background and process, I relate a few stories about some of my pieces and demo the process of making my Florilegia assemblage paintings.

I do have a few corrections I’d like to make ( one take, no edits):

1) The Acadian’s were fleeing the expulsion of 1755 (not 1777).

2) 60 to 90 of the original band of Acadians are said to have survived the winter at Morden (not the 30 I postulated).

3) The early Greek shallow cup I was trying to refer to is called a kylix or cylix (my tongue was debating what to say and I finally went for “bowl”).

4) It’s from 490 BC (not the 1490 BC that slipped out of my mouth).

I hope that’s it!

My TV debut!

"Marie Cameron's Florilegia" Talk Art episode #61

My TV debut is tomorrow at 5:00 am – cable access here I come! I haven’t seen how the episode turned out yet but I was in good hands with host Sally Rayn and producer Nance Wheeler and the entire crew at the Mid Peninsula Media Center (thank you everyone!) In this half hour interview I give a bit of my background and talk about my paintings on linoleum, Odessa’s Kitchen Floors and my mixed-media assemblage Florilegia series. I even do a demo – tune in to see if I pulled it off!

I will post a You Tube link to this show once it is made available.

TV Show?

I’m normally in bed soon after the sun sets but I made a special exception last night. I’m being considered for a guest spot on SV Talk Art and the director, Nance Wheeler had asked me to come in to their Mid Peninsula Media Center studio to learn the ropes while they taped an episode. I got to be a colorful fly on the wall as the crew set the lights, cameras and microphones for host Sally Rayn to interview artist Judy Gittelsohn. I had no idea how much was involved in getting everything ready to go!  All the lights are angled and tinted, the paintings tilted and adjusted, all the cords plugged in and equipment checked to see if it’s working properly. Testing, testing testing! I must remember to wear something cool under all those hot lights or I will be running like a watercolor wash! These broadcasts are designed to provide insight into the art and artists that participate in the Silicon Valley Open Studios. I took part in SVOS last spring, and it was such a magical event I can’t wait to do it all over again this year! You can find SV Talk Art on You Tube, information on Silicon Valley Open Studios at and more about Judy at

Judy Gittelsohn on Monitor - Marie Cameron 2012

There is a monitor in the studio where the guest artist, Judy Gittelsohn, can comment on her paintings as they are shown on screen while taping.

Cables - Marie Cameron 2012

Pretty cables coiled like snakes.

Demo Camera - Marie Cameron 2012

Camera #3 will shoot Judy’s Demo Painting.


Director Nance Wheeler, host Sally Rayn and guest artist Judy Gittelsohn prep.

Sally and Judy Rehearse - Marie Cameron 2012

Sally and Judy sit and make light banter for lighting and sound check.

Crew Adjusts Lighting  - Marie Cameron 2012

The crew makes final lighting adjustments.