I start with a blank canvas and get out of the way. Rarely do I have a plan or vision of what is to come. My paintings speak to my inner joys and struggles embodied in color and texture. Their energy and texture comes alive when you see them up close and personal. I incorporate texture using molding paste, other mediums, and often collage in old pictures, magazine and newspaper clippings, and tissue paper. My work is inspired by my beloved Tim, Jack Scott my painting professor at the College of Marin, the creativity retreat at Spirit Rock, Mayumi Oda, Toni Littlejohn and Wild Carrots, Cuba and Mt. Tam. And my faithful companion Uma Doodle.
I am a self-taught artist inspired by a painting process workshop I attended at Esalen over 20 years ago and Toni LittleJohn’s Wild Carrots. I’ve attended over six Creativity Retreats at Spirit Rock, studying the Muyumi Oda and Barbara Kaufman. Starting in 2015, I have studied painting at the College of Marin (Painting I-IV, now an auditor). My first show, where I sold four paintings, was held at John Wilmer Gallery in Sausalito, California. My second show, Mojo Exposed, was at The Depot in February 2013. I’ve participated in numerous shows at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and in the Mill Valley Paint Off. My silk paintings were sold at Artifax in Fairfax, California.
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