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Wenda Pyman

  • 1515 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
  • Space #6

Studio Information

Building Name

Marin Society of Artists

Studio Or Unit Number

Space #6

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Open both weekends of the Marin Open Studios, May 4 & 5, and May 11 & 12, 2024

COVID Precautions

About The Artist

Artist Statement

For me, photography is a means of self-expression, but also I seek to convey a sense of place for the viewer. I want to draw the person into the scene and experience that awe and oneness with nature that speaks to me. I also want to elicit the viewer’s emotion. It’s is not just about light, composition or location, but finding harmony and balance between color, lines, textures and rhythmic patterns.


My work has been particularly influenced by Larry Ulrich, David Muench, Ansel Adams, and Eliot Porter as well as other well-known landscape photographers. My challenge is to intercept the light and capture the scene in all its glory. Recently, I feel I have gone full circle. I started with black & white photography in high school, then switched to color since 1983, and then more recently, I’ve returned to black & white.  I feel black & white conveys drama and emphasizes patterns and lines that could be lost in color. For that, I look to Ansel Adams and Edward Weston for inspiration and some of the other Group f64 members. My images have appeared nationwide on cards, calendars, music CD album covers and magazines.  My fine art prints grace the walls of art lovers and photography collectors. My work can be found at the Moraga Art Gallery. I belong to several art alliances: ArtSpan, LAA and OAA, and participate in solo exhibits & group shows. My fine art prints & stock photos are available for purchase at:

Art Medium(s)


Group Studio Details

Marin Society of Artists, Weekend 1;  Open 11-5pm  Open to the Public

Marin Society of Artists, Weekend 2;  Open 11-5pm  Open to the Public

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

415 859 8030

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Recent exhibitions:

“LAA Spring Group Show”, Papillion Cafe, Lafayette, February-May, 2024

“Stories on Canvas”, group show at the Moraga Art Gallery, 432 Center St, Moraga CA

“Intercepting Light” solo show at the Moraga Public Library, December 2023.

“Winter East Bay Open Studios & Holiday Show, Studios11, Oakland, December 2023.

“San Francisco Open Studios, Pier 2, Fort Mason, Nov 11-12, 2023.

*Marin Society of Artists, 1515 3rd St, San Rafael, CA

“Art & Cultures of the World” Group Show; Exhibition runs from March 10-April 1, 2023.

*Oakland Art Association Group Show @John Muir Hospital Aspen Surgery Center

The exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2023.

*Moraga Art Gallery; 432 Center Street, Moraga CA 925-376-5407

Now showing, “Light and Fire”. Show runs from Jan. 18 through March 26. 2023

*Solo Exhibition @The Sound Room, 3022 Broadway, Oakland CA

30 pieces of work The month of December 2022.

*San Francisco Open Studios, Weekend 4 @ The General’s Residence, Fort Mason, SF

November 11-13, 2022.





The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah

Country Magazine

Best of Photographers’ Forum

Teldon Calendars

Palm Press Cards

CD Album Covers



*Oakland Art Association Group Show @John Muir Hospital Aspen Surgery Center,

Honorable Mention for: “Quiet Ecstasy”, framed 20×24, Ltd Ed Archival Pigment Photograph




Studied with Ansel Adams. Yosemite Workshops 1978

Yosemite Workshop with Ansel Adams         1978

Ilford Cibachrome Workshop

UC Berkeley Extension courses @

University of San Francisco

San Francisco State University

ASUC Studios, UC Berkeley

Numerous other workshops and meetups for photography.



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Open late April to Mid May, 2024
May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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