“Art is my life. It is what gets me up in the morning and what I think about before I go to bed. I could spend all my days painting and creating. Our beautiful countryside in Mendocino County constantly inspires me. As I stop and look around me, I think: Can I capture that sunlit glow, or paint a tree with those dramatic long shadows? Can I express with paint the softness of the fog that rests in the valleys below our home each morning?”
I received my B.A. in Art, with an emphasis in painting, from San Jose State University. I have studied watercolor and fabric design for many years at Mendocino College and the Mendocino Art Center. I was awarded Best of Show for my painting entered in the Second Annual Animal Exhibition at the Mendocino Art Center, and I have received several awards for my paintings exhibited at the yearly WASCO Aqua Areas Juried Watercolor Exhibition. For twenty years I have taught art in all the schools in the Willits area, and five years at Mendocino College. In 2009 I was honored as the Mendocino County Art Champion in the category of Artist. Each year, this honor is given to an artist who demonstrates artistic excellence in their chosen discipline, and shows a commitment to strengthening their community by using their artistic accomplishments to benefit the wider community. I am a commissioner for the Willits Center for the Arts. I teach adult watercolor and young artist’s mixed media classes in Willits, at my studio in the Grange building, and welcome students of all ages. If you are interested in classes please contact me at 707-984-6747 or greengables(at)wildblue.net
We live outside Willits in a rambling house with three cats and two dogs. My artwork and cards are available at Trillium/Cat’s Meow in Willits. My husband and I create a line of cement garden art, Midnight Moon Designs, and are represented by Northcoast Artists Gallery in Ft. Bragg.
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