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Artist's statement

In my art, whether it is in the subject matter or the technique, I always ask: “What is behind all that?” It can be a message or a feeling. I create art that reveals and hides, exposes and conceals. I like the viewer to wonder and imagine.
I create non-representational abstract paintings. I express balance and movement using layers of texture, color and marks. Abstraction allows me the freedom to create without comparing to an existing object, it is all my imagination, my memory or my dream and later it is the interpretation of the viewer. When I begin a painting, I never know what the end results will be. I start by laying in the larger shapes which define the structure and set the movement of the piece.  I further enhance the design to establish a strong composition. I add texture and color to generate tension within the elements, and I use the layers to add depth and a three-dimensional illusion. As a mixed media artist, I work with ordinary, everyday materials, such as paper, cardboard, sand, and spackle. 
The biggest challenge I face comes at the end of creating a piece. I stop  when the painting is pleasing to my eye, and I see balance in the composition and colors.
The real interpretation of the paintings is not what I see, I cherish what the individual viewer sees.

Artist's resume



  • ‘An Artist’s Playground. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, CA

  • ‘My Treasure Map’.  School of Visual Philosophy, San Jose CA

  • ‘Driven to Abstraction’, San Pablo Community Center,  CA


  • Loggia Gallery at Berkeley City Club, CA


  • ‘Behind All That’, Gallery 9, Los Altos, CA


  • ‘Colorful Personality’, Gallery 9, Los Altos, CA




  • ‘Bold and Botanical’ , ACCI gallery, Berkeley, CA

  • ‘Fresh Works XI’ Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA. Juror: Ashley Voss

  • ‘48 Pillars’ - invitation by Arc Gallery, SF

  • A New Perspective. O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA.juried by Orin Carpenter

  • 5th Anniversary Show. J.Mane Gallery, Online Gallery

  • ‘Water’ -Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA. Juried by Kim Eagles-Smith

  • ‘Vivid’ - D'Art Center  Norfolk, VA. Juried by Amanda Bradley, Rachel McCall


  • San Francisco Open Studios, CA 2017-2022 

  • Silicon Valley Open studios,  CA  2006- 2022

  • Bay Area Abstract Art Exhibition,  Belvedere/Tiburon Library Art Gallery

  • Tiny, Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA

  • Brushed, The compound Gallery Emeryville ,CA

  • More the Merrier, Ark Gallery , San Jose, CA 2021-2022

  • Mixed Doubles collaborative exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley

  • Abstract² - Square Foot Show

  • 14th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show. Juried by Julie McCray

  • “Wild Side”, Arc Gallery, SF; Juried by Cinthia Brannvall

  • “Out Of Balance”, John O’Lague Galleria Hayward City Hall

  • “Nocturnal”, Jen Tough’s Artist Alliance on Artsy

  • “Simultaneous Company”, 6th st gallery, Gilroy

  • “ECO Sculpt”, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. Juried by Ann Hazels

  • “SHIMMER”, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA

  • Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU,CA. Juried by Preston Metcalf, and Julie Ericsson

  • “Women Rising” 2020, 2022, The Drawing Room Gallery, SF

  • Chicago WCA - The Best of Women,Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL


  • Pacific Art League 100th Anniversary Exhibition, CA. Juried by George Rivera

  • National Collage Society 37th Annual Juried Show 2021, 2022

  • Artist Alliance online shows , 2021, 2022 

  • “UNPRECEDENTED”- Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA. Juried by Melinda Cootsona

  • 24 Annual small exhibition - National collage Society, 2021, 2022

  • “Composing the future”, NCWCA, CA. Juried by Marianne K. McGrath

  • “There’s no place like home” - ArtSpan, SF, CA


  • “Art as Gift” - SFWA Gallery SF  CA, 2020-21

  • “Art in the Time of Corona” - New Museum Los Gatos, CA Juried by Craig Krull

  • “2nd Half” - 50 and Over exhibition. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • “All-Media Show 2020” Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

  • “H2O”. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. Juried by Zea Morvitz

  • “The Ground Upon Which We Stand”, NCWCA and Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA


  • Artist Showcase, Pacific Art League, CA 2018,2019

  • Los Gatos Art Association Juried show, Los Gatos CA, 2018, 2019

  • Rotary Los Altos Fine Art in the Park, Los Altos, CA 2018, 2019,2022

  • “Go Figure”, Bankhead Gallery, Livermore, CA

  • “SNAP!” Arc Gallery SF CA 2016,2019

  • Art of Water Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI 2018, 2019


  • Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU, CA 2017. Juried by George Rivera


  • Small works, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

  • 'The painted Chair', Woman's Club, Palo Alto, CA 


  • “Transformation” exhibition, New Coast Gallery, Mountain View, CA




  • February - Loft Gallery, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA



  • ACCI Gallery, Berkeley 2018 - Present

  • Gallery 9, Los Altos CA 2014 - 2019

  • The Main Gallery, CA 2016 - 2017   



  • VCFA - Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in fine Art (2023 - 2025)

  • At home Winter Residency (Jan 3rd - March 31, 2023) by Artist Alliance, Jen Tough

  • UC Berkeley Extension- Post-Baccalaureate Visual Art classes 2023 

  • Art Classes with Kassem Amoudi, Woodmere art museum online, on going

  • Art class with Lesa Chittenden Lim, Woodmere art museum online 2022

  • At home Autumn Residency (Oct 1 to Dec 31 2021) by Artist Alliance, Jen Tough 

  • Art Classes with Diane Williams 2020

  • Art Workshop with Michael Shemchuk 2020

  • KCI Foothill College, Los Altos -Certificate in Makerspace coordinator 2019-2020

  • Art Residency at Sedona Summer Colony, Sedona, AZ, 2019

  • Stanford Continued Education, Palo Alto CA—  Painting under Katie Hawkinson 2017

  • Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA—Painting under Stella Zahng 2014-2019

  • De-Anza College, Cupertino CA—Classes in Painting, Business, Color, Design, Photography, photoshop 2005-2020

  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology—Bachelors of Sciences, Education – Electronic Technology 1986-1990 



  • ArtSpan SF open Studio committee, 2022 -present

  • Palo Alto Art Center — Museum Docent 2016 –Present, Palo Alto, CA

  • Peninsula WCA (Women’s Caucus for Art) board member 2018- present

  • Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA) board member 2019-2021  

  • Senior EE Design Engineer, CA 1995 -  2004 



  • 48 Pillars 2023 Paperback – March 20, 2023 by Michael Yochum (Author), Arc Gallery (Author) ISBN:9798387835490

  • American Artwork 2023. By Juror: Howard Eige

  • Wild Side, NCWCA. ISBN:9798841399445

  • Artists of the Bay Area, Vol 2: The best                contemporary artists living in and around the Bay Area of California, curated by Jen Tough, Publisher : blurb LINK

  • Composing the Future.  NCWCA. ISBN: 9798743266395

  • The Best of Women. Chicago Women’s Caucus for art, CWCA. ISBN:9798414028444

  • National Collage Society: 2021 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, Publisher:, LINK

  • Peninsula WCA “Cohesion”: Exhibition in Perpetuity, Publisher: Amazon, ISBN: 9798467347066, LINK


  • The Sheridan Prize for Art,  regional art prize in the San Francisco Bay Area. Honorable Mentions at the Women Artists category 2022. Juror: Melinda McCrary. 

  • Featured Artist on Artsy Shark LINK

  • Best of show. H2O at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA 2020. Juror:  Zea Morvitz  

  • Honorable Mention, FALC, CA 2019.  Juried by Jeff Bramschreiber

  • Honorable Mention. Great Bay Area Open at the Los Gatos Museum of Art, NUMU, CA 2017. Juried by George Rivera

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