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Licita Fernandez

San Rafael, CA

I’ve always considered myself an artist. I remember standing at an easel in kindergarten, painting wagon train scenes (I grew up in an era of cowboys and Indians, as politically incorrect as it is) and wedding cake boats: these are ocean liners that in my kindergarten mind looked like tiers of wedding cakes floating in the sea. Sixty plus years later, these wedding cake boats have reappeared in my imagery! For years I painted in watercolors, mostly botanical subject matter, mostly representational. More enjoyable for me to paint and for the viewer to view are my more whimsical, imaginative paintings. I created some of these in watercolor, and have moved to acrylic on canvas almost exclusively. All my work shows my love of color. My work now: colorful, whimsical, joyful and imbued with humor and mystery. I’ve also spent many years teaching art to people of all ages, from preschool children to seniors. I have exhibited my artwork in California; Portland, Oregon; New Mexico; Tijuana, Guadalajara and Mexico City in Mexico. My work is in collections throughout the United States; in Mexico and in Colombia, South America.

Time spent making a living and being ill has made for a spotty career history. I'm able now (as of 1 and 1/2 years ago) to devote myself to making art full time.

EXHIBITION HISTORY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1999 Third Street Grind, Oakland, CA “Botanical Rhythms, Part II” Watercolors
1997 Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR Watercolors and monoprints
1996 Red Oak Realty Gallery, Berkeley, CA “Botanical Rhythms, Part I” Watercolors
1993 Glenview Realty, Oakland, CA Watercolors
1992 Dow and Frosini Gallery, Berkeley, CA Watercolors
1988 Koncepts Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA Watercolors
1984 Grand Oak Gallery, Oakland, CA “Dancers of Color” Watercolors
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2017 The Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA Acrylics
2002 Los Medranos College Gallery, Pittsburg, CA Watercolors and acrylics
1992-1999 ProArts Open Studios, Oakland, CA Watercolors
1995 Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA “A Devotional Legacy: Día de Los Muertos 1972- 1995” Watercolors
3COM Corporation Exhibit, Santa Clara, CA Watercolors
Patricia Stewart/Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA “Hispanic Perspective” Watercolors
1990 Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA “A Multi-Cultural Perspective of the African-
American Experience” Watercolors
1989 The Bottger Mansion Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico “The Emerging Hispanic
Woman” Watercolors
1988-89 The Jessel Gallery, Napa, CA Watercolors
1987 Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA Watercolors
Lotería Nacional Building, Mexico City, Mexico “Mexican-American Artists” Watercolors
(Show traveled to Guadalajara and Tijuana as well)
1985 The Watercolor Gallery, Berkeley, CA “in shades of spring & summer” Watercolors
Galería de La Raza, San Francisco, CA “Women X Women” Watercolors
The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA “New Directions: Artistas Chicanas, 6
Women Artists” Slide presentation, watercolors, Prismacolor pencil drawings
1981 The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA “Two Sources: A Survey of Mexican-American
and Mexican Women Artists” Watercolors
Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA Watercolors and Prismacolor pencil drawings
1980 Nuevo Graphics Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico Prismacolor pencil drawings
1976 The Glenn Gallery, El Cerrito, CA Watercolors


MELTING MARBLES

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CONSTRUCTION

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It's Gotta Be Around Here Somewhere

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Shooting Stars

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Shooting Star

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Loop de Loop

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Intersection

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Intrepid

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Bailando

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye

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After the Whirlies

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Angry Bird

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Jubilation

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