|Introduction||I am a local California artist inspired by places and people I have met. I turn ordinary moments and memories into the extraordinary. My love of bold color and simply strokes celebrate women in a very positive way. My images tell a story, my story some shy some bold. They express a universal rhythm that reminds others of their own stories, seen in a myriad of color. I also love giving life to old worn chairs. How fun is that! Working in acrylics and oil I also enjoy ink. Time flies so quickly and people and places reappear in my mind one after another. I feel totally free to paint what I feel which is possible because in my heart I still feel so young. My story is many cultures and many backgrounds that inspire my mood painting. Long walks and my garden feed my creative spirit. Sights and sounds often ignite a passion to paint which I do daily. My paintings are in private collections in the United States, China, and Canada. Being creative, is a way of life. Affiliations include President, National League of American Pen Women, Santa Clara County Branch. San Jose Woman's Club. San Jose Musuem of Art Guild. ABBDJ Art Collective. email@example.com|
|Interests||Learning new languages, teaching myself to cook ethnic foods, writing poetry, letter writing to dear friends, traveling, motivating others to follow their passions with my speaking and workshops|
|Favorite Movies||Old black and white classics are at the top of my list.|
|Favorite Music||On any given day, my taste in music can change. I love soft jazz, chamber music, country, opera and of course Sam Cooke or the Five Satins. Remember In The Still Of The Night?|
|Favorite Books||The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Star Woman by Lynn Andrews, Blues in the Night by Whitney Le Blanc|
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