May 16 - 17 , Site: 185
1065 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Inspired by the flowers in my beloved California native garden and the interesting day-to-day events in my life, I paint with bold colors, figurative and abstract elements, contrasts and textures. The color, depth and stories of my art are aimed at bringing onlookers into my world to stop for a moment and smile – a small but powerful thing.
Painted loosely and intuitively, my works develop on the canvas from my imagination, using unusual tools to express movement and emotion. I work primarily in acrylic with mixed media for effect. Many of my favorite art tools are found objects. Join me for my Open Studio, where I'll demonstrate for you the textural effects of drywall joint tape, roofing nails, a broken bamboo skewer or something I picked out of the recycling pile.
I'm a self-taught artist with a Master of Science in Computer Science degree. That educational foundation has influenced my own particular way of perceiving the world. I love education and strive to step out of my comfort zone taking art classes, meeting other artists and learning new skills. My art is on display at KALEID Gallery and also in my studio at the School of Visual Philosophy, both in San Jose, California.