San Rafael, CA
Show up. Keep at it. Trust in the process.
My latest works combine my original watercolors with scanned imagery from currency and stock certificates. They're basically digital collages where elements are digitized and assembled in Photoshop. They're printed as archival permanent pigment prints (giclée prints). My interpretation is that they speak to the further empowerment of women and equality for all, holding a place of understated elegance in the asymmetry of human existence.
I'm a proud graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL (yes, those Ringling Brothers). In 1970, leaving my first job at a design studio in St. Louis, I headed to San Francisco and landed a job in the art department of Rolling Stone magazine. Their book division, Straight Arrow Books, provided the opportunity to design the book of memoirs by Derek Taylor, the Beatles' press agent. Later on, I was the art director for Francis Ford Coppola’s City magazine and U.C. Berkeley’s Alumni magazine, California Monthly. Subsequently, I held positions as Senior Designer, Art Director and Design Director at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle during my 25 years on staff. Leaving newspapers in 2002, I began a solo career with clients ranging from ballet to booze and beyond. I am responsible for branding Marin Open Studios and production of the Tour Guide, Advertising campaign and web site maintenance.