If you have read my bio, you might be asking yourself, "What happened in the missing years from 1996 to 2016?" Let me explain; but let me go back even further.
I wanted to be an artist from a very early age. In high school art classes, I was encouraged to pursue my artistic interest. Growing up with a single mother, and in a town where the arts were not of significant import, I ended up in a junior college with an art career in mind. I found the art classes that I took were geared toward either abstract art or commercial art. I was interested in a classical art education - I became disillusioned. I continued on and graduated with a bachelors degree in Mathematics, got a job, got married and had a family. However, I never lost my interest in art.
When my circumstances permitted, I began taking classic art classes in life drawing, painting and print making at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, California - but never a sculpture class! Somehow during this period, I was introduced to the sculpture of Chaim Gross; a sculptor working in unusual hardwoods. I was "born again" and began trying my hand at wood sculpting. At the same time I became aware of a wood sculptor that had a studio at the Twin Pines Art Center in Belmont, California. Her name was Ruth Watters, and I met with her and she agreed to let me work under her supervision. I did so for a couple of years. Eventually I was invited to join the Peninsula Sculptors Guild, of which I was a member until 1996.
In 1996, the Gallery that represented me was sold and the new owner decided to change the gallery emphasis to photography - painting and sculpture were no longer to be promoted. At about the same time, I was experiencing a career "modification." The change took my full time both mentally and physically - no time to pursue my sculpture or look for a new gallery. The embers were still lit, but no oxygen was available!
Since retirement, my sculptural passion has been re-kindled, and I am now able to devote my energies to my long-lost love. I hope you find my work of interest!
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