Although I come from a family of artists, I had not pursued painting until moving to Santa Rosa, CA: the perfect spot to be inspired by gardens, vineyards and the countryside. I started painting for friends and family, until receiving multiple requests for custom work. Painting has become my passion. My artwork encompasses a variety of subjects: landscapes, portraits, and still life.
I have shown artwork/paintings in galleries, won watercolor competitions, and exhibited in galleries and shows in Northern California. I am excited to have a showing of 20+ pieces on exhibit at the Laguna de Santa Rosa environmental center, September through December, 2020.
View the gallery of my favorites. Click on each photo to see it enlarged, more info about size, and availability.
for the 2016 and 2017 Bodega Bay Fish Festivals and
The Woodlands Wildflower Festival
My interpretation of the theme "A Wish for Fish" was the judge's choice for the posters, all advertising, and t-shirts for the 2017 Bodega Bay Fish Fest. The 2016 theme was "Give Fish A Chance". and my entry was again selected. Find them on the BBFishFest website. Also pictured below is my winning entry for the Woodlands Wildflower Festival.
Artwork on hand-turned bowls:
My husband Mike is a skilled woodturner, and I have fun embellishing some of his wooden bowls, wine stoppers and platters. Please scroll down this page to view a few examples. Mike's bowls can be seen at www.mikesooley.com.