P.O. Box 1593
Guerneville, CA 95446
I have been a full-time artist since 2002, when I left behind a career in corporate marketing to live in Sonoma County (north of San Francisco) and follow my lifelong passion for painting, drawing and fiber arts. I have studied with San Francisco and North Bay Area painters Michael Loffredo, Sandra Speidel, Maurice Lapp, Lisa Beerntsen, Philip Buller, Robert Dvorak, and Don Feasel.
During the 1960s when I was a student at the University of Bordeaux in France, I began a lifelong exploration and study of the work of painters such as Toulouse Lautrec, Denis, Vuillard, Degas, Bonnard, Matisse. In addition to painting, in 2007 I began re-visiting my earlier interest in fiber arts by creating multimedia pieces that incorporate clay, wire, and fibers that I have spun, woven and/or needle-felted.
I usually have participated in one or both of Sonoma County's open studio programs. This year, however, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts substituted its two renowned annual open studio programs in June and October with a single online art event: SAVOS: SebArts Virtual Open Studios -- http://sebartsvirtual.org. For the remainder of 2020*, you can find profiles and art work for sale from 140 Sonoma County artists. I am participating in this ongoing event, so you'll be able to find my work there as well as on this website.
*NOTE: If local health authorties allow, this coming spring 2021, Art @ the Source will once again hold an in-person open studio program. I will welcome visitors to my art barn/studio during the first two weekends of June 5-6 & 12-13, Sat/Sun from 10-5. This will be a masks-only, socially distanced event if permitted. You'll be able to find me at 16120 Watson Road, Guerneville, CA 95446--just a mile north of downtown and a block west of Armstrong Woods Road. For a current update, please check the "Covid-19 update" section of this website toward the end of May 2021.* NOTE: I am almost always open year round for studio appointments. You can contact me at 707-869-9419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partial list of my juried and/or invitational exhibitions and other representations:
*Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative – Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA ( ongoing since 2003)
*Sebastopol Center for the Arts -- *"Who Are You?"--virtual juried show --
*Occidental Center for the Arts --"Connections" --juried show--Award of Merit (Spring 2018)
*Russian River Art Gallery -- http://www.russianrivergallery.com --Guerneville, CA--(ongoing since July 2015)
*Art @ the Source-- http://artatthesource.org/--Sonoma County's annual June open studio program (2014-2019)
*Art Trails-- http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/ -- Sonoma County's annual juried October open studio program (2012-2014)
*Moshin Vineyards – 3 solo shows -- Healdsburg, CA (2007, 2009, 2014)
* Graton Gallery -- "Small Works" -- juried group shows (2013 and 2016 )
*Occidental Center for the Arts --"Light & Shadow" --Occidental, CA (2013)--Award of Merit
*Quercia Gallery--invitational small works shows--Duncan's Mill, CA (2009, 2010, 2013)
*Blue Door Gallery—solo show—Guerneville, CA (March 2012)
*Sebastopol Center for Arts -- “Innovations in Fiber Art V” –Juried group show—Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2010)
*Petaluma Art Center --“The Art of the Doll”—Juried group show – Petaluma, CA (July-Sept 2010)
*Sebastopol Center for the Arts --“Dualities”, a juried multimedia group show--Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2009)
*Sebastopol Center for the Arts -- “Portraits” – a juried group show--Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2010)
*City Hall Council Chambers – solo invitational show – Santa Rosa, CA (Spring 2008)
*Sebastopol Center for the Arts -- Invitational annual benefit shows -- Sebastopol, CA (Spring of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
*Plaza Arts Gallery --“Smitten” –Juried group show – Healdsburg, CA (February 2006)
*Motorola Building -- “The Silly, the Surreal and the Absurd”, a Barbara Thoulion--juried group show -- Rohnert Park, CA (Winter 2004)
Other gallery and public showings:
*Nexus– Gallery Guerneville, CA (now defunct) (2009-2011)
*Sebastopol Gallery (I was one of the co-founders) — Sebastopol, CA (Spring 2006)
*NUGALLERIA – Gallery in Rohnert Park, CA (now defunct) (2005)
*Cafes, restaurants, wineries, hotels, and various other locations in San Francisco and Sonoma County, CA