I recently began sending monthly e-newsletters to keep people up to date on my art, and art happenings in the area, as well as any other art-related things I find amusing. Please read and enjoy! If you would like to be added to the mailing list feel free to send me a note from the contact page.
I have been working primarily in watercolor but occasionally in pastel. My focus for the past few years has been the landscape genre. I prefer painting a location I have visited so I have some informed ideas of atmosphere and local color.
This is my introductory monthly newsletter intended to keep you up to date on what's being created in my studio and where I'll be exhibiting next. Also included will be critiques of local museum exhibits I have toured. My intent is that one or all of the museum exhibits will appeal to your artistic tastes and provide insight as to what informs my artwork.
The title "View from the Edge" is meant to give you, the viewer, a peak into my artistic space. The studio space where I make my art and the museum space/exhibit that inspires me and allows me to exercise my art historical knowledge.
A little about who I am. I was born in Los Angeles, raised in South Pasadena and reside in Altadena. In 1994 I returned to school and earned two BAs, one in Art and the other in Art History both from the University of Southern California. In 2003 I earned my Masters Degree in Italian Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University, New York/Florence, Italy.
Since completing my MA, I have focused on making art. I am a member of the California Art Club, College Arts Association, Pasadena Society of Artists, and Verdugo Hills Art Association. I have exhibited at MorYork Gallery, Highland Park, CA, the Jamison Gallery, Sierra Madre, CA and in group exhibitions at The Brand Library, Glendale, CA, McGinty Gallery, Altadena, CA, Towns-Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA and Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, CA. I also participate in a variety of local art fairs.
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College | 1933 - 1957
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles California
This fascinating exhibit at the Hammer focuses on the students and faculty who attended this experimental college during it's short tenure. The artists - painters, ceramicists, photographers, choreographers, weavers - not only perpetuated artistic influences of the Bauhaus closed by Hitler in 1933 but also built a foundation for the modern art world of today. Principal players at Black Mountain College were Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Elaine and Willem De Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg to name a few.
The exhibit is curated by Helen Molesworth, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She wrote in the exhibition catalog "...this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught and studied there..."
This is an exhibit not to be missed. It runs through May 15, 2016, admission is free.