I describe my work as contemporary with a traditional flair. Many would classify my work as abstract, meaning art that does not attempt to represent the appearance of objects weather real or imaginary.
My art encompasses soft pastels intermixed with many textures, boards surfaces, and vibrant colors in which I then create a layering effect. Various applications techniques such as blending, dabbling strokes, cross hatching and much more allows myself to create a design I can build on.
When asked what inspires me to be creative I simply say, "Abstract work is a feeling process with design knowledge. It is important to be free of all expectations and let yourself paint who you are"
Starting with Traditional styles and subject matter my love of the abstract was evolving and I worked mostly with Acrylic and Oils. I soon found myself working with Soft Pastels and loving it. I sill love the Acrylics and work with the medium as another way to express myself. Paint "what you are" and "how you feel" is something I have always told my students. My passion is to paint, my vision is the "Journey of Possibilities"
I feel that artwork should be admired, and engage the viewer to be in a happy place, creating a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, and Healthy Environment. All my experiences have been full of growth and adventure. Always leading me to the "Journey of Possibilities"
Exhibits, Private shows
Thomas Lee Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
D'Vine Furniture & Design Center, Rocklin, CA.
Fusion Gallery, Placerville
Crocker Art Museum, CA
Northern California Art Center-Fair Oaks CA
Town & Country Art Fiesta-Sacramento CA
KVIE Art Auction-Sacramento, CA
Art on the River -Old Sacramento CA
Spectrum Gallery-Sacramento CA
Sacramento Art Council (Festival of the Arts)
Broadway Art Festival, Sacramento, CA
On Purpose Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA
Midtown Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Fire & Rain Gallery, Folsom, CA
Prudential Gallery, Downtown Sacramento, CA.
El Dorado Hills Artist Affair, El Dorado Hills, CA
Juno Gallery & Salon, El Dorado Hills, CA
Mother Lode National Art Exhibition, Placerville
2007 Splash Event, Roseville, CA
All State Insurance Co., Downtown Sacramento, CA
Bold Mark Gallery, Co-Owner, Sacramento, CA
Kerry's Gallery and Salon, Auburn, CA
City of Roseville "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Environment" Group Show Roseville, CA
Crush 29 Fine Wine & Art Festival. Roseville, CA.
WLC, Sacramento, CA.
The Fountains, Roseville, CA
Rancho Murieta Holiday Festival, Rancho Murieta, CA
Roseville Home and Garden Show, Granite Bay, CA
Sacramento Fine Art Center, CA
Enchanted Evening of the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Tower Corp. Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Daniels Village Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Art Calendar-Merit Award
Guide to the Artist Sacramento Addition
Sacramento Entertainment Magazine
Published on CD cover Lynn Tilla-Offspring Records-UK
Sutter Creek Newspaper
Sacramento Bee Ticket
Lessons in Pastel applications
Art Consultant-Art Renditions Gallery
Parker D. Serveraid & Associates Remodeling Management Consultant
Custom artwork for Corporate & Residential Design Firm