The Artist




Artist's Statement

I paint people and objects realistically in traditional oils on canvas. The subjects are active, within a moment or situation with a particular mood. Even the objects in a "still life" are skewed, as if they have just moved or are about to move. Painting allows me to express these narratives which crowd my mind, and each one suggests to me others, so I never run out of ideas for painting.

Biography


Seattle Academy of Fine Arts (Gage Academy)
Beginning figure painting (3quarters) Michael Stasinos
Figure painting studio (3 quarters) Suzanne Brooker
Components of the landscape (1quarter) Suzanne Brooker

North Seattle Community College
Beginning painting (3quarters) Elroy Christianson

Workshops at the Frye Art Museum
Figure drawing with Robert Hoggard
Sculpting the human head with Boris Spivak
Color theory with Betty Merkle
Figure painting with Rebecca Allan

BS in biology and BS in medical technology
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Recent Juried Shows and Exhibits

2013
ERALiving "Head to Toe" University House, Seattle, WA
Macy's Gallery, Solo Show, all figurative, Downtown, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA
Pacific Reagent Tower Show, Bellevue, WA
Studio 103 Summer Show, Seattle, WA
Parklane Gallery Summer Show, Kirkland, WA
Women Painters of Washington, fall show, Seattle, WA
Tsuga Fine Arts miniatures show, Bothell, WA

2012
Women Painters of Washington Traveling Show 5 galleries across the state, 1 year
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA, WPW Gallery Seattle, WA, Childhoods End Gallery, Olympia, WA, Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA, Clymer Museaum, Ellensberg, WA
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland WA "Around the Block" Show
Kenmore Art Show Bastyre Univ. Kenmore, Washington
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA
Studio 103 Summer Show, Seattle WA
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA
Gilmarin Gallery, two person show, Seattle, WA
J. Rankin Jewelers, Solo Show, Edmonds, WA
Gallery North, Edmonds, WA
ERALiving, "Shadows and Reflections", University House, Seattle, WA
Women Painters of Washington, "Observations" Show Seattle, WA

2011
Women Painters Of Washington members show (Sept) Mercer Island Center Gallery, WA painting "Sunset Reds" chosen for show postcard
"The World Through Story", ERA Living, Ida Culver House, Seattle, WA painting "Demeter-Spring" chosen for show postcard
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA
Eastside Association of Fine Arts, spring members show, Design Center, Seattle, WA
Live Arts, Bothell, WA
Women Painters of Washington show (Feb-Apr) Columbia Center Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2010
4 For Art, Group show, Angle Gallery, Tashiro-Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA
"The Art of Food" ERA Living, University Housem Seattle, WA
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA
Bothell Arts Alive Festival, Bothell, WA
Women Painters of Washington, Remnants show (Nov-Jan)
"Looking In, Out and Through", ERA Living, University House, Seattle, WA
Eastside Association of Fine Arts, Bellevue, WA, spring show
Women Painters of Washington, Columbia Center Gallery, Seattle, WA (Aug-Oct)
Eastside Association of Fine Arts, Columbia Winery Gallery Woodinville, WA


Publications

2009 Poster for Gage Academy, Seattle WA, The Drawing Jam, Winter Catalogue
2009 Poster for Greenstage Shakespeare in the Park, Seattle, WA

Awards

2011 Golden Award, Women Painters of Washington,(Feb-Apr) Columbia Center Gallery "Barely There"
2010 Honorable mention Eastside Association of Fine Arts, Columbia Winery Gallery "One of Each"
2009 Women Painters of Washington Award, Eastside Association of Fine Arts "Totem"
2009 Third Place Award, "Base Camp" Art Show King County Fair, Enumclaw, WA "Breakfast Whites"

Affiliations

Women Painters of Washington
Eastside Association of Fine Arts
Oil Painters of America
4 For Art Critique Group