A variety of styles & media are shown in this section, including graphic art, collages, early paintings and drawings. During my student years, I divided my time between music and art. I was a cellist for many years beginning with school orchestras & chamber groups, junior and adult orchestras (All CA State High School Symphony, Southern California Honor Orchestra, San Gabriel Valley Symphony,) Entering Scripps College as an art major, my focus turned to art classes working with various media. Remembering always my musical instrument, "THE CELLO" is an early painting - oil on cardboard. My senior thesis was entitled "Music in Art," a dissertation exploring the creative influences of music as a subject in art. A 30 x 40 oil on canvas painting, "DREAMING CELLOS," accompanied my paper. The diverse art curriculum at Scripps allowed for student experimentation and development. Design class with Jean Ames led to collage work such as "TRIO" shown below. Other favorite professors were Phil Dike, Phil Paradise, David Scott, Paul Darrow and Richards Rubin, all prominent California artists. During and after college, I continued to play cello in several community orchestras (Orange County Symphony, Monterey County Symphony & Cabrillo College Orchestra) as a perfect compliment to my art.
MUSIC IN ART
DREAMING CELLOS, 30 x 40 oil.TRIO - Mixed media - 18 x 30
CELEBRATION - 20 x 28 - Watercolor & ink
MUSICAL THEMES in various media - oil, mixed media, ethching, collage and serigraph.
BIWA PLAYER - Etching - 5 x 7;
MUSICAL BRIDGES - Collage
GOLDEN MANDOLIN - Serigraph
LIFE DRAWING is a basic requirement for art students, and I enjoyed classes at Chouinard Art Institute & Scripps. Here are a few examples.