Hey folks! I am getting ready to go to the San Francisco International Gift Show tomorrow. There are SIX unfinished pieces that are going into my catalogue and will be on display wether they like it or not! I'm sure I will finish them today.
I am one of 40 artists selected from 150 applicants to have my 'Stop Bullying Me!' project funded by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Arts Commission.
BULLYING ME!' is an art series I am creating that takes aim at bullying
LGBTQ youth and the ways people can intervene, culminating in a public
presentation at a local gallery and a Seattle Public School.
I am a retired theatre geek living in Seattle, WA. My theatre career was a decade long love affair ending with my receiving a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology From the University Of South Dakota. My training in theatre prepared me for my current work life, painting commissions for private/commercial collections and running my own cottage industry.
Over the past 11 years my commissions have included murals, portraits, wildlife art, and delightful pet portraits.
Five years ago I started a cottage industry of making decorative bird print plaques from original paintings, and selling them in locally owned stores around the country.
In 2012 I was awarded the City Artist Project Grant for my anti-bullying art series from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Arts Commission.
Bazaar Del Mundo, San Diego, CA The Earth Store, Nevada City, CA
Orchard, Lafayette, CA
Chico Paper Company, Chico, CA
Rare Earth Decor, Ridgefield, WA
Olive & Tweed, Park City, UT
House of the Potter, Cannon Beach, OR
Kava Home, Ojai, CA
Lina Floral, Santa Cruz, CA
EcoCentric, Graeagle, CA
Coquelicot, Larkspur, CA
Nicholson-Hardie, Dallas, TX
The Garden Shed, Cambria, CA
The 915, Lincoln, CA
Jane Consignment, San Francisco, CA
Compass Rose, Olympia, OR Mountain Laurel Florist, Sonora, CA Donner Flower Shop, Bend, OR Cultivate, Sebastopol, CA Northwest Nature Shop, Ashland, OR Imagine Great Things, Gig Harbor, WA On A Lark, St. Joseph, MN