Friday, April 5, 2024

Touching All Things!

My curatorial experience during the first phase of feminism took place in Walnut Creek, CA at the Civic Arts Gallery.  These are images and reviews from that exhibit 


Friday, December 31, 2021

2022 is very welcome here!


It is December 31,2021, and I am impatiently waiting for the new year to manifest and along with it the joy of physically sharing with my artist friends , colleagues and students. When last I chatted with you I had sold my painting to a new collector in Osaka,  Japan.  The painting now resides in an office of a school  AND I have received my $$. 

Spurred on by this sale, I have begun working on a 7 ft oil primed canvas that I was graciously given by a dear friend.  While the primer is drying I begun working on this diptych and am so enjoying its playful informality that I hope to continue this process very soon. Here is a pic of its current state:

And, yesterday, much to my surprise, one of my images  showed up on Artsy- on the same page with Rosenquist, Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst.  Here:

 So,we get to see what the New Year brings-- Hopefully, some of my classes and workshops will meet enrollment!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Hourglass Time now lives in Japan!

 I recently sold this large diptych to a new collector in Japan!  It arrived safely in Tokyo, was framed there as one piece and arrived a few days ago at its new home.  The collector graciously sent me a photo  and I feel honored!  The painting definitely fills the space ( it is 32"x80") . In fact, to me, it looks like the other elements in the room were designed around the painting.

Here is a larger shot of the painting:

Thursday, June 24, 2021

My art showing currently with Pamela Skinner

Just Traveling 2019 triptych
 Here are pics from Pamela Skinner
Emanation #1  and 3 small encaustics

Small collage triptych, can hang vertically or horizontally.

These works are available. through Pamela Skinner

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Newest News!

 I am so happy to say that I am now represented by Jen Tough Gallery.  She just formed this extraordinary online gallery.  The pieces she will sponsor are listed on my website.

My other exciting news is my alliance with Sylvia White and she currently is exhibiting 5 of my pieces in her gallery in Agoura Hills.  I am so happy to get some actual physical representation in addition to my relationship with Pamela Skinner in Sacramento, who is also showing several of my smaller works ( they are designated on my website. Here is a snap from the exhibit at Sylvia White's gallery.  My piece is the black & White that Clayton Frameworks framed so beautifully.

Living Lines #3

Serendipity 2019 

one wall of gallery with wonderful art around mine

2 framed pieces
 I just wanted to share this news - and now I have to get ready for the second day of my workshop.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

An Extraordinary work day in the studio

 Some kind of new rhythm within me.  I have been working in the studio almost daily , mostly the mornings, but today it has been most of the day.  Upping my game, prepping cradled panels with shellac, applying cold wax medium to a couple of finished, mounted watercolors.  And I do not know what to call these works:


Flip & Flop, 20"x10"
The diptych watercolor was done on a panel previously mounted with blank watercolor paper.  The painting has now received 1 coat of cold wax, back and sides have been coated with shellac. When the wax dries I will buff and apply a second coat. 

#1 Experiment June 6
This 10"x10" watercolor/ collage was done on a piece of watercolor paper about 12"x12", with the idea that I would mount it after it dried. Well, I also used some soft pastel, so after drying, I fixed it with my fixative, mounted it securely on to a cradled panel that had been previously gessoed- with sides and back having already received shellac.  I then coated it with a coat of cold wax.  When it dries I will buff and wax again.

#2Experiment June 6
This watercolor collage is 10"x24" and I don't know what I am going to do with it. I may have to get a custom panel, as I really do not want to frame it behind plexi.

I wonder what's next- I have 6 12"x12" panels mounted with watercolor paper and my original intention was to make this into one large multi-paneled  piece. Who knows?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Behind the scenes...

 I am sending 3 6ft paintings south  for a 2 month exhibit.  It is rare that I have the opportunity to show big pieces. I found a transporter who will take them for me and that freed me to go ahead and get them ready.  For 3 days they lived on my painting wall ( they are not leaving right away), but now I want to work and so I had to move them to my hall;

Wrapped in plastic with cardboard and towel spacers

Feeling so betwixt and between, very much in transition, I decided to organize my flat files and ended up ripping up for the shredder ( dumpster) about 50 older figure studies- after so many years of just laying around in a drawer- It felt good, cleansing in fact, to make room for new work.

Of course, in my space, 3 6 ft pieces lived on the walls, and taking them down required that I put new work up- or work that I hadn't seen for some time.  I so love those big pieces, but I love even more having breathing space around work.  These replaced the big pieces:

Waterways, mixed media 22"x30"

Afloat, Acrylic , Collage 30"x40"

Visitation, Acrylic, collage 48"x60"(not so small

So, enough cleaning and moving art around- back to work!