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Ayris Hatton

  • 520 Woodland Rd, Kentfield, CA 94904, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I paint the figure, landscape, still life and all combined. I paint with oil, watercolor an pastel. I especially enjoy painting and drawing the figure from life using a variety of media. I also sculpt and cast in bronze.


I grew up in Westwood and moved to N. CA when I went to UC Berkeley. My parents owned a restaurant in Hollywood on Vine St. for 35 years. My father put my 4 sisters, brother and me in movies as soon as we could walk. My three older sisters were a singing and dancing trio until they got married and had families. They cut records, entertained the troops and won washing machines on amateur hours. I’ve written a memoir about those years, several short stories and countless poems. I got an MA in art and another in Art Therapy. I worked as an Art Therapist in the Bay Area for many years while I made art. I paint and sketch the figure, face, landscape, still life and all combined. I use w/c, oil, pastel, ink and multimedia. I also sculpt the figure and head and have cast some in bronze. Please check out my website and click on Art in the Barn to see a short film about my exhibit of life-size female figures. Feel free to contact me for announcements of future shows.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Prints and Printmaking, Mixed Media, Sculpture

Studio Information

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

My studio is in my home 1 mile up Woodland. Parking on the street.

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

415-279-7096 cell; 415-464-1007

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Solo: Art in the Barn, Sonoma Co, 2019 & 2018
College of Marin, Kentfield CA, Line & Shadow 2015; Local Landscape 2015
Pt. Reyes Natl. Seashore 2012, 2010, 2007, 1998
Gay Gordon Gallery, San Anselmo CA
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland

Group: Sheridan Prize for Art, First Place Women Artists, 12- 2022                            Pocket Star Gallery, Athens, Greece, The Art of the Poem, 2022                                                  Brentwood Gallery & Falkirk Cultural Center:  CA W/C  Assn Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, Contemporary Botanicals, 2022.                                                Art Show International, 2022 & 2023, Five Group Exhibitions:  Figure, Landscape, Still life          Honorable Mention, Floral Talent Prize                                                                                                      De Young Museum, San Francisco, Online Gallery – Alice Neel 2022.  Las Laguna Gallery, Human Faces & Figures,Laguna CA 1/ 2022Women Painting Women, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA, January 2020
Bay Area Printmaking, Falkirk, 2017 & Group Shows 2001 – 2020
Seven Magic Realists, Falkirk, 1998
Marin Museum Contemporary Art, Group Shows,  2011 – 2019
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, Group Shows, 2009 -2017
Bolinas Gallery, Art on the Farm 2012, 2009
Figuratively Speaking, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax CA 2011 & Group 2008-2013
Exquisite Face, 750 Gallery, Sacramento CA, 2002
F  L. Wright Civic Ctr. Gallery, 1997 – 2014
California Collector’s Gallery, Kentfield CA, 2000-2001
American Assoc. Of University Women, U.C. Davis, CA

Please see resume on my website for more exhibition information.


Sheridan Prize for Art, website & local media, December 2022

Zawanda. 48 Artists, Just Press International 2011


Sheridan Prize for Art, First Place, Women Artists, December 2022

Awards, Marin County Fair, Fine Arts Exhibits



Sheridan Prize for Art website and local publications;  Pacific SunMarin;  Independent Journal;  San Francisco Chronicle;  Sacramento Bee;  Marin Magazine;  North Bay Bohemian;  Marin Arts;  Marinscope Newspapers



University of California, Berkeley, BA
California State University, Sacramento, Master of Arts in Fine Art
California State University, Sacramento, Master of Arts in Art Therapy
Post Graduate:  University of Hawaii; UC Extension SF; Academy of Arts SF; College of Marin; Classical Realism Atelier of David Hardy, Oakland


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