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Paula Fava

  • 5 Hillside Terrace, Novato, CA 94945, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

As a self trained artist … from a family of creatives … modern dance was my initial form of creative expression from the age of 5 until 20 under my Mamma’s and Zia’s guidance. At 7, I picked up a camera in the footsteps of my dear Uncle Julius. By the age of 16, my camera had become an important appendage to my anatomy. In my 30’s, along with one of my sisters, I had a small jewelry making business in San Francisco. In 2001, with an on-duty injury from the SFFD, I began to paint. Each of the mediums I work in keeps me on the edge of risk as I transitioned from a career as a San Francisco Firefighter into an artist healer, several years ago.
ART THAT HEALS

Ancient imagery and symbols are used in Fava’s art where viewers are whisked into the dynamic and transformative elemental world of nature and self … healing heartbreak through the pure joy of her visuals. Each piece creates layers of information, and stratums of possibility through every stroke of the brush and swish of her fingers. Fava moves easily between encaustic, acrylic and photographic mediums … often combining several modalities together. Capturing and reflecting light is her passion.

“Layering & subtracting, adding & removing, reveals the hidden facets of our souls, along with all the elements in creation” states Fava. Color and texture inform Fava’s work as she mirrors her infatuation with the natural and supernatural worlds. In her quest to define herself as a healer or an artist, Fava found a balance in the spiritual aspects of the Five Elements after she began studying with a living Saint in Southern India … creating art that heals.

Biography

May/June 2019: ArtWorks Downtown, Solo Show, San Rafael, CA

November/December 2018: Elements, Solo Show, Mill Valley, CA

May/June 2017:n Elements, Solo Show, Mill Valley, CA

February 2009: Toby’s Gallery, Pt Reyes, CA

January 2009: GRO 24th Annual January Juried Show, Pt Reyes, CA

January 2009: Big Brother Big Sister, Pins of Marin, Piati, San Rafael, CA

December 2008 – January 2009: GRO, Deuces Wild, Pt Reyes, CA

December 2008 – January 2009: Berkeley Art Center Members Showcase, Berkeley, CA

Nov – Dec 2008: AWD Small Works Juried Exhibit, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA

November 2008: PROS Group Show at Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

November 28,29 & 30, 2008: PROS Bi-Annual Event, Inverness Park, CA

Oct-Dec 2008: Elementals, Solo Show at GRO, Pt Reyes, CA

August 2008: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

July 2008: Marin County Fair Artist Exhibit, San Rafael, CA

June-July 2008: Gallery Route One 25th Anniversary Member’s Show, Pt Reyes, CA

June 2008: Wild Book Art Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

May 24-26, 2008: PROS Bi-Annual Event, Inverness Park, CA

April-May, 2008: KWMR Annual Art Show at Toby’s, Pt Reyes, CA

March-May, 2008: Falkirk Annual Juried Show, San Rafael, CA

December 2007 – January, 2008: Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Holiday Lites Show, Carmel, CA

December, 2007: Gallery Route One’s Annual Members Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

Oct-Dec 2007: Gallery Route One ‘Mini Show,’ Pt. Reyes, CA

November 26-28, 2007: PROS Bi-Annual Event, Inverness Park, CA

November 2007: PROS Group Show at Pt Reyes Books Gallery, Pt. Reyes, CA

Oct-Nov 2007: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, IEA Juried Group Show, Novato, CA

August 2007: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

July 2007: Marin County Fair Artist Exhibit, San Rafael, CA

June 2007: Wild Book Art Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

May-July. 2007: Pt Reyes Station Art Faire, Pt Reyes, CA

April-June 2007: International Encaustic Artists ‘Off The Grid,’ Lauryn Taylor Gallery, Carmel, CA

April-May 2007: KWMR Annual Card Art Show, Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

April 20, 2007: Coldwell Banker Annual Art Show, Sacramento, CA-Featured Artist

April 5-6, 2007: Marin Arts Council Open Studios, Inverness Park, CA

March-April, 2007: Gallery Route One Annex; Finding Balance, Pt Reyes, CA-Solo Show

Jan-Feb, 2007: Wild Carrots 10th Anniversary Group Art Exhibit, San Rafael, CA

December, 2006: Gallery Route One’s Annual Members Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

Oct-Dec, 2006: Inverness Park Gallery, Inverness, CA

Oct 2006: WCEA Wax Works Group Show, Mill Valley, CA

Sept-Dec, 2006: Pelican Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

August 2006: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

June-July 2006: Marin County Fair Juried Art Show, San Rafael, CA-2 pieces selected

June 2006: GRO Juried ‘Forest’ Show, Pt. Reyes, CA-3 pieces selected

June-Aug 2006: So. Cone Trading Co, SF, CA-Featured Artist

June-July 2006: Inverness Park Gallery, Inverness, CA

June-July 2006: Wild Book Art Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

May 2006: KWMR Card Art Show, Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

May 2006: Marin Arts Council Open Studio & Group Show, San Rafael, CA

Feb-Mar 2006: CalRHIO, San Francisco-CA- Solo Show

February 17-18, 2006: Claudia Chapline Gallery, Bolinas, CA

Sept-Nov 2005: Via Diva, Santa Rosa, CA-Featured Artist

September 2005: SFFD Toy Program Benefit, S.F., CA

September 2005: Dance Palace Duck Derby Art, Pt. Reyes, CA

Aug-Sept 2005: Dana W Salon, Corte Madera, CA-Solo Show

August 2005: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

May 27-30, 2005: Pt. Reyes Open Studios (PROS) Bi-Annual Event, Inverness, CA

May 2005: PROS Group Show at The Red Barn, Olema, CA

May 2005: KWMR Card Art Show, Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

April 30, 2005: Coldwell Banker Annual Art Show, Sacramento, CA-Featured Artist

Feb 2005: Wild Carrots Group Show, Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

November 26-28, 2004: PROS Bi-Annual Event, Inverness, CA

November 2004: PROS Group Show at Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

September 2004: Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA-Juried Exhibit – 2nd Place

August 2004: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

July 4-6, 2004: PROS Bi-Annual Event, Inverness, CA

July 2004: PROS Group Show at Toby’s, Pt. Reyes, CA

June 26-27, 2004: Wild Carrots Open Studios, Inverness, CA

April 30, 2004: Coldwell Banker Annual Art Show, Sacramento, CA-Featured Artist

August 2003: GRO Annual Box Show, Pt. Reyes, CA

April 25, 2003: Coldwell Banker Annual Art Show, Sacramento, CA-Featured Artist

Sept-Nov 2002: Keter Salon Art Exhibit, Berkeley, CA-Solo Show

July 2002: Wild Carrots Group Show, Sight & Insight, Mill Valley, CA

Other

2004: Photography – Jazz CD cover & insets for Jazz Musician Dean Devener

2000-2002: Silk Paintings – I of the Beholder Creations, California & Hawaii

1997-2000: Sacred Alters – Hawaii, Mill Valley & San Francisco, CA

1993-2007: San Francisco Firefighter

1990-1993: Jewelry – PJ’s Designs, San Francisco, CA

1970-2004: Various Photography Projects

1960-1980: Modern Dancer

 
Affiliations

Artist Member Gallery Route One – Pt. Reyes, California

Marin Arts Council (MAC) – San Rafael, CA

IEA – International Encaustic Artists

WCEA – West Coast Encaustic Artists

Pt. Reyes Open Studios (PROS)

Marin Open Studios (MOS)

Berkeley Art Center Member – Berkeley, CA

Press

Petaluma Post October 28, 2008 (page 18) shows an image from Elementals Exhibit

Pt Reyes Light, November 2008

Petaluma Post has been a great support for my work, February ’09 issue, page 16

SF Gate  has a nice mention and photo of my exhibit at Toby’s Gallery, Feb 2009

 

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media, Photography, Watercolor

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