10 Things That Inspire My Creative Process

Hot off the press – what I’m working on at the moment…..

1. Music, from Gregorian chant to Philip Glass

2. The smell of oil-based etching ink and paint

3. Patterns, especially stripes

4. Time spent in Bali in 2005

5. Yoga and Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path

6. The graphite gray fog that settles on our hill as the sun shines on the town below us

7. Teaching and learning from my students

8. Growing my own food and cooking

9. Understanding that true freedom comes from discipline

10. The love and support of family and friends

Oblique Intention: Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, September 2012

It was a warm September evening for the reception at Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto. Thanks to all friends and collectors who attended.

Joanne Imperial is the new collector of the largest and smallest painting in the exhibition: Radix 20, 40×60, mixed media and Collage 10, 18×13, collage on panel

Susan Hewitt thinking about Radical 39, 45×45, mixed media

Artist Thea Shrack and her daughter, Monette

Artist Marti Somers next to Radix 21

Gallery owner Karen Imperial, Tracey and collector, Joanne Imperial

4 collages from the Fresno Art Museum exhibition: Between Gesture and Geometry, 2011