Painting chose me. I’ve painted since I was a little girl. My artwork continually changes as I acquire a greater appreciation for the world around me. Painting is always an enlightened journey. A technical background in fashion illustration, graphic and textile design gave me a solid foundation to now paint intuitively. Layering of translucent and opaque colors along with textures offers infinite directions. Taking risks with my paintings always creates a finer and more enhanced piece of artwork. My paintings have evolved into Abstract Contemporary Figurative works that primarily depict the feminine form. Love, motherhood, sensuality, relationships, and dance are my inspirations.
Biography: EDUCATION B.F.A. Design/Industry, Academy of Art College, S.F., CA. 1979 B.F.A. Illustration/Design, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. 1977 Design/Painting, Color Concepts, Illustration San Francisco State University, 1976 WORK HISTORY 1993- 2006 Freelance Textile Designer Design Textile Prints for Apparel Manufacturers. Clients include: Quicksilver, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Guess, Pacific Sunwear, Patagonia, Big Dog Sportswear, Speedo, Rip Curl, Mervyns’s, Mossimo, May Co., Nordstrom’s, Bill-A- Bong, Club Sportswear, Rusty, Red Sands, Tori Richards, Montage. 1993-1995 In House Textile Print Designer, Big Dog Sportswear, Santa Barbara, CA Designing, Painting, Coloring Apparel Prints from Concept to Completion. Re-coloring Print Designs/ Technical Repeats for Copper Roller Printing. 1992-1994 Textile Print Designer, Lambs and Ivy Bedtime Originals, L.A., CA Designing Infant Bedding and Accessories From Concept to Completion. Painting & Drawing Designs; Color & Layout of Designs. Preparing artwork for Production 1987-1992 Textile Print Designer- Studio Coordinator, Fashion In Prints, L.A. CA •EXHIBITS ____________________________________ *NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION “FACES OF WOMAN” LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO MARCH 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI VALLEY ATHLETIC CLUB OJAI, CA SEPT-OCTOBER 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION DOWN HOME FURNISHINGS VENTURA, CA APRIL-MAY 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION BANK OF AMERICA, OJAI CA. JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2006 * SOLO EXHIBITION SHANGRA-LA GOURMET OJAI, CA SEPT-JANUARY 2006 * GROUP EXHIBITION NOHO GALLERY LA, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. AUGUST 2005 & OCTOBER 2005 * SOLO EXHIBITION THE OAKS SPA OJAI, CA APRIL 2005-JUNE 2005 * SOLO EXHIBITION ARIA DAY SPA OJAI CA SEPT-DEC 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION BAKER VENTURA CA AUG-SEPT 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION FINE JEWELRY WORKS VENTURA CA JUNE 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION THE ROASTING COMPANY OJAI, CA. MAY 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITON THE ART WORKSHOP OJAI, CA MARCH – APRIL 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI CITY HALL NOV-DEC 2003 * SOLO EXHIBITION STIR CRAZY COFFEE HOUSE OJAI, CA JAN-FEB 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION OJAI ART CENTER FEB-MARCH 2004 * SOLO EXHIBITION ZACK’S CAF? VENTURA CA JAN-MARCH 2004 * EROTICA ART SHOW ART CITY 2, Ventura, CA. Feb ’00-04 * SOLO ART SHOW CALYPSO’S Ojai, CA. Oct/Nov. 99 *JURIED GROUP SHOW * Figure Show –Ojai Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA. Feb ‘00 -05 *JURIED GROUP SHOW * Santa Paula Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Santa Paula, CA, March ’00-04 *JURIED GROUP SHOW * Awarded Honorable mention in Watercolors * California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, May ‘00 *JURIED GROUP SHOW *Awarded Third Place in Water Media * Ventura Artwalk – Ventura California, 2000-2005 * Ojai Art Stroll – Ojai, Ca, 2000-2005 * The Art Detour Ojai, CA 2000-2005 * Art in The Park Ojai, CA. *JURIED GROUP SHOW Ojai, CA. June 2001-2005 *Awarded First Place: “BEST OF SHOW” * Emerald Iguana Inn, Ojai, CA. 2001-2005 COMMSSION WORK UPON REQUEST PRIVATE STUDIO VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT
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