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About

  • Biography
  • As a native of a very flat Illinois, my fascination with mountains and oceans is understandable. I have been in California for many years now and love of the countryside and ocean seem s to grow by the day. I get excited by the roar of the water and the colors of the rocks.
  • After spending many years teaching on the secondary school level, I retired from that occupation and now my love of teaching art led to a part time job of teaching adult school.
  • Whatever excites my eye will become a subject of a painting. I use watercolors and mixed media, whatever seems appropriate to get the feelings across on the paper and to the eye of the beholder. I enjoy blending the colors and creating the motion that we see. Everything is transitory and what we see today in a certain light will assume different perspectives in a new brighter or duller light. Our own moods also color the views that we see.
  • My paintings are the emotions I feel expressed with color and texture.
  • JURIED ART SHOWS
  • Valley Watercolor Society, Studio City, CA 1985 - 2005
  • Burbank Art Club, Burbank, CA 1994-2000
  • San Fernando Art Club, Encino, CA 2000-2004
  • Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Ojai, CA 2000-2005
  • Burbank Fine Arts Center, Burbank, CA 1994-2000
  • Thousand Oaks Arts Center, Thousand Oaks, CA 2003-2005
  • City of Thousand Oaks Civic Theater 2003-2005
  • Community Center, Cortez, CO 1998-1999
  • Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA 2003-2005
  • ONE WOMAN SHOWS
  • Contempo – Ojai, CA 1998
  • Cortez Community Center – Cortez, Colorado 1998
  • The Oaks at Ojai – Ojai, California 1996 and 1999
  • PUBLISHED
  • Watercolors in a Weekend – Hazel Harrison 2000
  • Splash 13 , Rachel Wolf 2012
  • COMMISSIONS
  • Animal Portraits
  • Graphics for Earthquake Safety Manuals
  • Greeting Cards Brady Campaign to prevent
  • Gun Violence
  • TEACHING
  • Burbank Unified School District 1979-1995
  • Beverly Hills Adult School 2003-2004
  • Jewish Storefront 2001- present
  • Viva Gallery 2004-present
  • OUTDOOR PAINTING WORKSHOPS
  • Cortez Colorado 1997, 1998, and 1999
  • ART ASSOCIATIONS
  • Valley Watercolor Society
  • San Fernando Valley Art Club
  • Collage Artists of America
  • Women Painters West
  • Experimental Artists of America
  • GALLERY REPRESENTATION
  • Xanadu gallery
  • Art Exchange
  • Multiple awards at the different shows.
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