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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


Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Current: The Beauty of California, CA Watercolor Assoc., 4/7-7/1/2022, Delta Gallery, Brentwood, CA,
Contemporary Botanicals, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, 4/1-5/21/2022

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: Human Faces & Figures, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna CA 1/6 – 1/29, 2022
Women 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.


Zawanda. 48 Artists, Just Press International 2011


Awards, Marin County Fair, Fine Arts Exhibits



Pacific Sun
Marin Independent Journal
San Francisco Chronicl
Sacramento Bee
Marin Magazine
North Bay Bohemian
Marin Arts
Marinscope Newspapters



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, Kentfield: Classical Realism Atelier of David Hardy, Oakland

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