Size: 11"W x 18"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
The inspiration for this painting was my favorite relative. She was dynamic, exciting and always ready for adventure – yet, kind enough to take me along!
This painting was created with no brushes or tools – just the oil pastels and my fingers. By rubbing and smearing the colors on to the paper, the piece is a combination of painting and drawing depicting a beautiful a very exciting woman.
Oil Pastels on Paper require framing behind glass with matting so as to avoid touching the glass.
A Detroit native, I moved to the San Francisco bay area in 1970 where I founded a printmaking collective, East Bay Media. Our focus was social justice leaflets and posters, including the “Bring the Monster Down” poster, included in the “All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area” exhibit at the Oakland Museum in 2012. I had a successful 12 year art career in Spain with exhibitions at The Galeria La Cortina in Barcelona, The Galeria Internacional in Ibiza, and the Galeria Torres Begue and Galeria Kandinski in Madrid. I later worked as an arts conservator at S.F. bay area museums; including the restoration of the Jade Pagoda at the Oakland Museum and the conservation/installation of the Spanish ceiling at the Palace of Legion of Honor. My newest work can be seen at various locations in northern California.