San Francisco, Ca
Flirting with the subliminal in my work creates a cohesion between my internal and external realities. My romance with technology often facilitates my quest for the purely exuberant intuitive. I have been engaged in the process of painting portraits of empty chars, abstracts, fanciful botanicals....and now Im working on portraits of women's clothes...which always contain stories.
I have a small storefront gallery in San Francisco called Orangeland in what I call Nob Valley. I have hosted many group shows there over the years. I had mostly worked on my own art in the basement of the gallery....but now with Covid 19 I have the luxury of a beautiful studio in the sunlight. I don't know what's next, but Im enjoying this time to paint. Orangeland is right around the corner from my flat on Jackson, which I share with my husband Pete Stanwood. During shelter in place...I had the good fortune to live so close to my studio.
I was a founding partner in a ceramic jewelry company first called Parrot Pearls in 1975 which morphed into Ruby Z until 1998. or so. The jewelry was shown in many museum gift shops, galleries, aquariums, and the Smithsonian. When I had a serious back operation...I left off doing ceramic jewelry (more or less) and began to paint...which I have been doing for the last 20 some years. In 2010 I joined the Gallery Route One in Point Reyes. I was the January Juried Show coordinator there until I left in 2015. I did a Lucid Arts Foundation Residency in 2013. I have shown my paintings in Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sometimes Books, Studio Gallery in SF, Vita Collage, Gallery Route One, Orangeland Gallery, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 201 California, Gallery 1044, SF City Hall, Hotel Des Arts, Allied Arts, Palo Alto,