My life list... I've been a birder for decades, recording what I see in my journals. These needle paintings are a labor of life. This piece is titled "Fishing," and I observed the heron on my morning commute across Hwy 37.
Just when I think I've said it all...
A new word or phrase pops up into my vision and begs to be embroidered onto a doily. It's an obsession. I love finding the doilies, sorting through my cache of beautiful lacy linens. Each word or phrase requires just the right size doily. I have a few new word doilies and have revisited some earlier pieces. I'm playing with watercolor backgrounds to set-off the textures of the fabric. You can take a look here on the recently updated artwork section "Wordplay"
Upcoming exhibition: Refuge
I'm in a 2-person exhibit titled "Refuge"
Showing with fellow CCA alumni Susan Taira
Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14 - Oct. 21 2017
Artist’s Reception on Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 pm
Special Event Saturday, Sept. 30, 4 pm: Art Talk and “Stitch with the Artist”
Come learn more about the artists and their process, stay and stitch on a communal embroidery.
The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery presents “Refuge,” a two-person exhibit featuring new work by Susan Sharman and Susan Taira. Opens Sept 14 with an Artist’s Reception from 6-8 pm. Sharman and Taira both find inspiration, and solace, in nature, translating their personal experience through a variety of mediums. Sharman creates layered mixed-media work using thread, fabric, paint and paper. Taira creates intimate assemblage panels and mixed media drawings. “Refuge” explores our interconnections with the natural world around us and viewers will delight in the unique visual voices of these two artists. Exhibit on view through October 21, 2017. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6PM, and by appointment.
The Daily Fabric
A solo exhibit!
Opens September 13 and runs through October 16
Artist's Reception on Sunday September 18 from 3-5PM
The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery
Benicia Public Library
150 East L. Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Some new work and some old work including the pieces from my doily series entitled "Wordplay"
Very happy to be included in this group exhibit "Paper",
curated by Inez Storer.
Opening reception on April 30 at 1-4 pm
Toby's Feed Barn
11250 State Route One, Point Reyes Station
Hours: 9-5 Daily; Sunday: 10-5
I'll be showing this piece at the ArtsBenicia 2016 members exhibit. Opens January 23, 2016. Title: "Summer Sunlight" mixed media collage with archival digital print on silk; vintage linens and hand embroidery using cotton and silk thread. Mounted on canvas.
I'm thrilled to have this piece included in the Richmond Art Center's upcoming juried exhibition: "Family Portraits".
Exhibition Dates: January 12 – March 3, 2016
Reception: Saturday, February 6, 2 – 5 pm
Notes, musings and updates from my studio.