Depending on the day, I may mix watercolor pigment, paper, and found objects to express political/historical events or the intricacies of natural forms or I may let pure watercolor express what is in my heart, mind and eye.

 

I have always loved "doing art" as well as getting my hands in the dirt, hiking, painting out of doors and now creating in my Ben Lomond, CA studio. I desire to transport you somewhere else using bold colors, textures, pattern…to help calm you or perhaps to puzzle and provoke you.

 

The cultural climate, the Sierras, the Pacific, the coastal mountains, Hawaii, and the wonderful possibilities of watercolor and paper all inspire me as do my years of being a psychotherapist, a volunteer in Yosemite and a watercolor and art journaling art instructor.

 

Throughout college and graduate school I pursued art classes alongside my training in psychology and psychotherapy. I continue to take art classes whenever I can. I credit the Santa Clara Watercolor Society, the Yosemite Conservancy,  Bay Area Creatives, Cabrillo Community College and the Santa Cruz Art League for pointing me to additional art instructors who have been instrumental in deepening my skill level in watercolor and mixed media.

 

Photographs by Brian Person

Group Exhibitions (past 10 years)

Santa Clara Watercolor Society Member Shows

    (Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; county libraries)

 Bay Area Creatives

    (various Santa Clara & San Mateo county gallery/retail venues) 

 Human Anti-Trafficking Exhibition (Redwood City, CA)

Solo Exhibition

 Grounded: The Sierras and the Sea

 Oct-Sept 2018  (Felton, CA)

Recent Art Instruction 

Art Journaling: mixed media/collage/writing/ image transfer

                Deborah’s Palm: A Community for Women, Palo Alto, CA

                       5 week intensive: 2014, 2015, and 2016

Basic Watercolor & Creative Collage 

                Fremont Unified School District/Adult Education,                                          Sunnyvale, CA

                       6-8 week quarters: 2017-2019

Watercolor one day workshops

               Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center- Ben Lomond, CA

                       April, July  2019

"Paint and SIP" - 2 hour workshops for creative fun & team building

               Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA

                2018, 2019