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.
Thanks to the vaccine and improving conditions, my open studio presence this year will hopefully again be a more normal one. Unless unforeseen health department rules are put in place near the end of May, I will be greeting the public for Art @ the Source on June 4-5 and 11-12, 2022--Sat. and Sun.
10:00 to 5:00. My art barn studio #89A is locaated at 16120 Watson Road, Guerneville, CA 95446. My second-story 600 square foot art barn studio will feature a new series called "One Subject: Two Interpretation". It consists of pairs of paintings created in different styles. For a map and catalog of this self-guided open studio tour of 148 Sonoma County artists please visit https://www.artatthesource.org/
NOTE: I am almost always open year round for studio appointments. You can contact me at 707-869-9419 or email@example.com.
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