Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer in the Studio

I'm loving this Summer in the Studio. The kids come and hang out... a little bored.... and then we're off to swim or home for lunch....then back to paint some more. It's been a nice calm before the busy schedule of art shows and the Furniture Market coming in the next couple of months.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seaside Greens

When I worked in my family's furniture business I was surprised to learn that for a time green was the number one selling sofa color. I don't know if it's the same today (I'm thinking "greige"), but I'm finding green to be such an intriguing color. Here are some new paintings exploring green....
Garden Party 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas

Lakeview Soft Green 16 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Blue Green Mix 22 x 28 Acrylic on Canvas

Green Landscape 16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Art Studio and Gallery Space

The before photo

I'm so excited about being able to share my paintings in a new studio and gallery space. 
It's in Petaluma in the Southpoint Lofts and open by appointment. 720 Southpoint Blvd. Space 203
 Visitors are welcome and can email me to come for a look.

Here's how it happened: 
When my family's San Francisco furniture showroom closed over the Summer I had the luxury of 5000 sq. ft. of storage space for art, shipping supplies, framing and files. Now that we have a tenant I tried to fit it all in with my home studio and suddenly had to shimmy through the front door to get into the house.
During all this moving I visited a friend from the Petaluma Arts Association at her class room and glass art studio. I couldn't believe what I saw and that there was an available space down the hall. Two days later with the help of my family we made an art studio and gallery space. The kids helped paint the walls and my husband took care of the heavy art desk.
It's been a dream to be able to paint and display the art in one space. 
The studio is open by appointment and I welcome you to visit.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Bay Meets the Desert -Seascape from Start to Finish

Painting large is great exercise. This new 48 x 60 Seascape was challenging but fun and is filled with life. It's inspired by a combination of the San Francisco Bay and a recent trip to Death Valley National Park. Inspiration comes in many forms and I'm finding you can't always control it or make things happen. 
They just naturally evolve. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Visit to the Desert for Inspiration

Darwin Falls 11 x 14 
Panamint Springs 14 x 11

Furnace Creek 16 x 16
I had the pleasure of driving with my family to Death Valley National Park this holiday season. It was like visiting another planet and if you like rocks.... WOW! I love neutral colors and it was a learning experience to be so absorbed in them. These are some recent paintings inspired by the trip. I can't wait to go again next year.