Artist Statement

What I like about being a painter is the process of seeing/becoming empty, and without thinking painting from that place.

Have you ever noticed that no one asks a writer to paint about their writing?


1966 – MFA Mills College, Oakland, CA
Studying with Ralph DuCasse

2001-2005 – College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Studying with Chester Arnold


Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Contemporary Art
69 Maple Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
603-284-6692 (fax)

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
fax 415.381.3128


Solo Shows
2010 – Earth and Air, Loft Gallery,O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.

2006 – Gestures, 142 Throckmorton Theatre Gallery, Mill Valley CA

2005 – Recent Oil Paintings,Depot Bookstore & Cafe´, Mill Valley, CA

Group shows
2010 – Bay Area Women Artists, juried by Donna Seager, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.

2009 – Bay Area Women artists, juried by Donna Seager, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.

2008 – Invoking Spirit, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2008 – Intuitive Landscape, Bucci’s Restaurant, Emeryville, CA

2008 – Open Studios, Marin Arts Council, Mill Valley, CA

2008 – Annual Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2007 – Two Views with Virginia Fauvre, Sebastopol Center for the Arts

2006 – The Lay of the Land: The Landscapes & Environments Around Us, Artisans Art Gallery, San Rafael, CA *Received Award of Merit

2006 – January Juried Show, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA

2006  – Small Works Juried Show, Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa CA

2004-2006 – To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen, national touring show:
College of Marin, Kentfield CA: Syracuse University, Syracuse NY;
Pitzer College, Claremont CA; Sonoma Valley Museum Art, Sonoma CA

1975-1990 – Art to Wear, Mill Valley CA, Artist/Owner of hand-painted clothing and fabric business, including a piece in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum