| After majoring
in advertising art at the University of Cincinnati where I studied
fashion design and illustration, I began my career as a junior
sportswear designer one summer during a work-study-internship program.
I dreaded pattern drafting but loved thinking up original designs and
sketching them for presentations. My designs turned out to be the best
selling items for the company and my illustrations appeared in
Seventeen magazine, Mademoiselle, and Women's Wear Daily.
Living in the Midwest where summers are unbearably hot and humid and winters are icy cold, I had visions of moving to sunny California. Crossing the states in a Volkswagon bus, I landed in Silicon Valley and became a freelance advertising artist, working for fashion boutiques, department stores and advertising agencies. Naturally, being in Silicon Valley, somehow my illustration and design experience found its way into the hi-tech industry. I designed technical documentation and product packaging for software companies and always made sure to liven up even the driest documentation with creative, visual elements. For the past 30 years I have continued to design software documentation, packaging, advertising, brochures and other marketing pieces for hardware and software companies as well as retail businesses and services. But on weekends and evenings you'll find me in my art studio sketching, printing or designing a whimsical fabric collage.
Advertising Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
• Japanese woodblock printing, San Francisco State, SF, CA
• Etching, UC Berkeley, CA
• Artists' Books, instructor Linda Goodman, California State University, Hayward, CA
• Monotype with artist, Tim Berry, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
• Monoprinting with artist, Enrique Chagoya, California State University, Hayward, CA
• Monoprinting with master printer, Rick Dula, Magnolia Press, Berkeley, CA
• Lithography and etching, California State University, Hayward, CA, under master printer Kenji Nanao
• Dry point engraving with master printer Kathy Cain, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto CA
• 1997 Catalogued original artist prints for Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts under direction of Karen Breuer, Associate Curator. My documentation was acknowledged in exhibition catalogue for exhibition: Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press
|EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:|
1980: Adobe Art Show, Castro Valley, CA - 1st place graphics
• Alamo/Danville Art Society, CA - 2nd place "Night Dreams",
• Area Artists Annual, Hayward, CA - honorable mention "Male Study"
• 1981: Creative Arts Center, Sunnyvale, CA - One of four artists in Women in Print Group Show
• 1982: Inside Design Gallery, Los Altos, CA - 10 lithographs selected for group show
• 1984: Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA - (Juror Dede Evans, Smith Anderson Gallery),
1st place graphics "Interiors", 2nd place graphics "Male Study"
• 1986: Pinnacle Gallery, New York - "Interiors" selected for national exhibit,
• Images of our Elders theme exhibit, Berkeley, CA - "Ages Ago" selected for national exhibit
• 1987: Wedge Gallery, Rochester, New York - "Beckoning Figure" selected for national exhibit,
• Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA -(Juror Raffaelo Dvorak,) figure competition, 3rd place "Male Study"
• 1991: Juniper Gallery, Napa, CA - "Muffins #3" selected for international small print exhibit,
• Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA - (Juror Dorothy Burkhart, art critic), 2nd place "Muffins #2"
• 1992: Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA - solo exhibit of 12 monoprints,
• Juniper Gallery, Napa, CA - "Night Reign" and "Spiracle" selected for international print exhibit,
• Calif. Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA - "Spiracle #1" selected for Calif. Small Works Exhibit,
• Center for Arts, Sebastopol, CA - (Juror Ginny Stanford,) "I'll Have No Frenchman's Hand" juror recognition
• Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA - Featured artist, exhibited 18 monoprints and etchings, "Elizabeth's Closet"
• 1993: Center for Arts, Sebastopol, CA - "La Femme de Lune" selected for exhibit honoring women,
• San Diego Art Institute, CA - (Juror Bill Kelley) "I'll Have No Frenchman's Hand" selected for juried show
• Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA - Exhibited 22 monoprints and etchings,
• Juniper Gallery, Napa, CA - "Cappuccino for Two" selected for international small print exhibit,
• Mission Coffees...And More, Fremont, CA - Exhibited 21 monoprints inspired by coffee,
• Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA - Invitational Holiday Show
• 1994: Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA - Featured artist - 20 monoprints & etchings, "Once Upon A Bicycle"
• Gregory Condos Gallery, Sacramento, CA - Exhibited monoprints of shoes in A Shoe Show Invitational,
• Mission Valley Coffee Roasting Company, Fremont , CA - Exhibited 20 monoprints, Fresh Brewed Art series,
• Mission Coffees and More, Fremont, CA - Exhibited "Once Upon a Bicycle" series,
• Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA - Holiday Invitational
• 1995: Ridge Side Cafe, Portola Valley, CA -13 monoprints and etchings, "Once Upon A Bicycle" series
• 1996: Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA - 3 monoprints included in group show,
• Ohlone College Art Gallery, Fremont, CA - 3 monoprints included in group show,
• 32nd Fine Art Open Show, Fremont Art Association, Fremont, CA , "Metamorphosis" (color lithograph)
• 1997: Fremont Art Association, Fremont, CA - Nudes in Niles Group Show - 12 monoprints and lithographs
• Arts Benicia Juried Exhibition, CA - "Earth, Wind, Sky" lithograph selected for “Working from the Figure”
• Danville Fine Arts, Danville CA - "Secret Garden", "Elizabeth’s Closet" selected for “Home & Hearth"
• 2000: Fremont Artist Association Gallery, Fremont, CA
Featured artist, exhibited series of fabric collage & mixed media, "The Secret Garden"
• 2002: Nexus Gallery, New York City, NY (Juror Lee Muslin, curator Nexus Gallery) "La Femme" selected for Small Works
• Fremont Art Association, Fremont, CA - 37th Juried Fine Art Show, "My Best Friend Julie", "Time Cycle", "Birds of a Feather"
• 2003: Danville Fine Arts, Danville CA - Bicycles Series selected for exhibit theme Motors, Wheels, & Transport
• California Institute of Integral Studies, SF, CA - "Interiors" selected for juried exhibit theme Source of Empowerment: Woman as Symbol
• 2003: Fremont Art Association, Fremont, CA - Featured artist in two person show, "Duality", exploring artistic collaboration
• 2003: Treasure, Los Altos, CA - 1 person show "Geishas and Courtesans"
• 2008: Hakone Foundation Japanese Gardens, Saratoga, CA – "Geisha and Gardens" featured artist, Geisha series
• Gallery Concord, Concord, CA - Guest Artist