Artist Statement -

I make art because I must. It's a cellular need. It's a compulsion, an addiction, a Beingness I cannot deny.

Simply put: Art is Spirit moving through any particular medium, whether it be stone, music, cooking, dance, speech, or whatever. Create an intention, take action, results follow, fine or not.

Images dwell within me getting fat and juicy until they just simply will not allow me to sit on them one more minute. Many many nights I'll wake up with designs in my head, all clamoring to come out at once, and I'll have to get up and draw furiously till they're out and happy.

When I was very young, I made a pact with myself not to do any artwork that depicts pain and suffering - why paint that when we see so much of it all around us, every day?

What I wanted to see and surround myself with was expressions of the feeling I had in my heart about how I felt it could be, and really is, on levels we don't normally think about or have visual access to during the glaring light of day. I want my work to do with joy, celebration, and the great, incredible depths of the invisible world that we inhabit, that inhabits us, and that swirls in un-namable curling, flowing eddies in and all around us all the time.

Mood, emotion, feeling and the underlying spirit - this is what I love. And rather than anatomical correctness, I prefer strange color combinations and exaggerated bodies and movements to depict emotion.

The movement of the body, the expression of the heart, the glory of color, the voices of joy and wonder and connection with each other, the unity we each have with Spirit: these are the things that matter to me, and that I draw, paint, and carve. I see bodies as fluid and constantly changing in form and motion - I leave the anatomically perfect drawings and realistic renderings to those who are much better at them than I.

The older I get the looser my work seems to become. My hand flies, and my mind feels alive and connected to some amazing, enormous, endless source. I'm delighted with this work, no matter the medium - it makes me happy.

Artist Exhibitions

Artist in Residence for the Eastern Southland Art Gallery/Art Center; Gore, New Zealand 2001 - 2003
Life Coach/Peak Performance Coach; Gore, New Zealand 2001 - 2003
EFT Trainer; Honolulu, Hawaii

. Parsons School of Design; NY, NY
. San Francisco Art Institute; SF, CA
. Cabrillo College; Soquel, CA
. California State University, Chico; Chico, CA: Advanced Independent Study in Ceramics, and Empirical Glaze Theory and Application
. University of Hawaii; Honolulu, HI
. Carving Master Study with Professore Roberto Bertola; Lucca, Italy
. Carving Master Study with Professore Leo Mutti; Pietra Santa, Italy
. Center for Desktop Publishing; Graphic & Fine Art Aplications; NY
. Center for Desktop Publishing; Advanced Independent Study; NY
. Web Design University; Des Moines, Iowa
. Santa Fe Community College; Santa Fe, NM; Flash Animation

. Oamaru Stone Symposium; Oamaru, New Zealand, 2002
. Mt. Somers Stone Symposium; Mt. Somers, New Zealand, 2002

National Sculptors Society
The Pacific Rim Sculptor Society
The New Mexico Sculptor Group
New Mexico State of the Arts Artist in Residence

The Intergalactic Garden Club: Writing from the Core (founder)
The Painting Forum (founder)
City Gallery membership; Invercargill, NZ

. Honorable Mention for You Are MY Only One in the NAFA 2002 International Painting Competition; Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, 2003
. First Place for Sculpture, Galleria Artesanos; Cerrillos, New Mexico 1998
. The National League of American Pen Women: Honorable Mention for Sculpture in the Helen Lakin Trueheart Award 1992
. The Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Sculpture; the Pen and Brush Annual Juried Show; New York, New York 1991
. Hawaii Center for the Arts and Culture Statewide Juried Show: Spirit of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii: Honorable Mention for Sculpture 1985
. Rice Museum Annual Juried Show; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii: Merit Award for Scultpture 1985

. the Art House Theatre; Honolulu, Hawaii 2003
. the Capri Restaurant; Gore, NZ 2002
. 100 prints; Health 2000, Gore, NZ 2002
. Church of Religious Science; Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002
. Jean Cocteau Theatre; Santa Fe, NM 2001
. Whole Foods; Santa Fe, NM 2001
. Santa Fe Baking Company: Santa Fe, NM 2001
. San Marcos Café Gallery; Lone Butte, New Mexico 2001
. Women.s Health Services; Santa Fe, New Mexico 2000
. Second Street Brewery; Santa Fe, New Mexico 2000
. Sheer Joy Studios: Solo Exhibit; Tesuque, New Mexico 1999
. The Bayville Artists Co-op; Bayville, New York 1997 & 8
. Christmas Celebration Exhibition; Bayville, New York 1996
. The Natural Café; Santa Fe, New Mexico 1994 & 5
. The Galisteo News; Santa Fe, New Mexico 1993
. Artist Studio; Madrid, New Mexico 1992 & 3
. Artist Studio; San Rafael, California 1990 & 1991
. Twenty Year Retrospective; Ramsay Galleries; Honolulu, Hawaii 1990

. Art House Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii 2003
. Table Talk Show: Four Friends, Gore, New Zealand 2003
. Four Friends, City Gallery, Invercargill, New Zealand 2002
. Horses for Raoul; Artempresa Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina

. Grand Opening/Wine and Jazz Celebration at the Moth; Gore, NZ
the work of 11 artists and 5 children in a show curated, organized and hung by Angela Treat Lyon, who, as Featured Artist, hung 25 of her own works, including three sculptures

. Gallery of Stone Symposium Sculpture; Oamaru, New Zealand - ongoing
. Grand Opening Show, Gallery Blue, Santa Fe, NM; 2001
. Earth Goddess Show, Galleria Artesanos; Cerrillos, New Mexico 1998
. Jack of All Arts: Body and Hand; Madrid, New Mexico 1998
. Open Studio Tour; Bayville, New York 1996 & 7
. The First Annual Tombstone Show; Cerrillos, New Mexico 1995
. Southwest Arts Festival; Albuquerque, New Mexico 1994
. New Mexico Sculptors Guild Group Show; Santa Fe, New Mexico 1993
. Derringer Gallery Four Artists Invitational; Madrid, New Mexico 1992
. Quast Galleries Stable of Artists Show; Taos, New Mexico 1992
. New Mexico Sculptors Guild Group Show; St. John?s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1994
. New Mexico Sculptors Guild Statewide Juried Travelling Show; New Mexico 1992
. The Knickerbockers 41st Annual National Exhibition at the Salamagundi Club Galleries; New York 1991

. The Akron Society of Artists Grand Exhibition 1991; Juried Show; Akron, Ohio 1991
. The Springfield Art League Juried Show; Springfield, Massachussetts 1991
. The Pen and Brush Annual Juried Show; New York, New York 1991
. Womankraft: Through Womens? Eyes Juried Show; Tucson, Arizona 1991
. Juniper Gallery Juried Show: the Human Form; Napa, California 1991
. Gateway Gallery Juried Show; Honolulu, Hawaii 1989, 1990
. E.S.Lawrence Gallery Juried show; Aspen, Colorado 1989
. Pauahi Towers Gallery: Three Artists Invitational; Honolulu, Hawaii 1988
. E.S.Lawrence Gallery Stable of Artists Show; Aspen, Colorado 1988

. Wailua Design Center Grand Opening Celebration Juried show; Wailua, Maui, Hawaii 1986
. Hawaii Center for the Arts and Culture Statewide Juried Show: Spirit of Hawaii;
Honolulu, Hawaii 1985
. Rice Museum Annual Juried Show; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 1985
. Kahn Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 1984
. Makai Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 1983
. The William Zimmer Gallery: a Black and White show: Etchings of Pablo Picasso, Drawings of M.C. Escher, and Black and White Porcelains of AngelaTreat Lyon; Mendocino, California 1981
. Makai Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 1980
. Paradise Invitational Show; Paradise, California 1980

. Gabrielle Roth; New York, New York
. Amber Lotus Publishing, San Francisco, California...

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