Artist Statement -

Ione is an avant garde artist whose artistic expression takes fantastic shape through her diverse oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, found object collages and mixed media assemblages. Her paintings and sculptures range from abstract to realistic to impressionistic - all visionary interpretations from her imaginative soul.

"When I paint, I dip my brush in my soul...
Being an Artist is a life force, not a career choice. Each piece represents a fragment of my life's work. I present the world artistically as I see it, as I wish to see it, and occasionally as I once saw it. You see, It is my identity. Without this expression of self, I am nothing. Through my art I give love."

Ione uses only one name but a variety of styles to soothe her wild imagination. A native of Chicago, she is a former television star and commercial voice-over artist. Now she wins awards and sells her creativity through her hands instead of through her larynx. Her art is as original as she is - bold, colorful and highly decorative.

Artist Exhibitions


2012/13 December/January - Unitarian Church of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA
2012 December - Metro Art Gallery - Pomona, CA
2012 June/July - Fontana Senior Center - Fontana, CA
2012 April - Steelworkers Auditorium - Fontanta, CA
2012 March-May - ArcLight Cinemas - Hollywood, CA
2012 January/March - ArcLight Cinemas - Pasadena, CA
2012 January - Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park, CA

2011-12 September/January 2012 - Arc Light Cinema - Beach Cities - (El Segundo), CA
2011 September - Caladan Gallery - Online solo show of Sculptures - Cambridge, MA
2011 June to June 2012 - LaGuardia Airport - American Airlines Admiral's Club, Concourse D - New York NY
2011 June-Sept - Arc Light Cinema - Pasadena, CA
2011 March - El Camino College Library, Torrance CA
2011 January-February - El Segundo Public Library, El Segundo CA

2010 November/December – Indie Collective, Culver City, CA
2010 August/September – Talking Stick, Santa Monica, CA
2010 July/August – Salon Xia, Pasadena, CA
2010 June/August – Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA

2009 December – Poway Art Center, Poway, CA.

2008 Sept/Oct – Long Beach Library, Main Branch, Long Beach, CA.
2008 Sept/Oct. – Normandie Room, West Hollywood, CA.
2008 June – Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, Calabasas, CA
2008 April – Lake House Gallery – North Hollywood, CA
2008 February – Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks, CA

2007 May – July – La Jolla Public Library, La Jolla, CA
2007 January – March – Sean’s Gallery, San Diego, CA

2006 November – C1D Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2006 August/September – Lioness Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 June/July – Simi Valley Art Center, Simi Valley, CA
2006 May – Sophia’s Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2006 May – National Association Of Women Artists, New York., N.Y.
Selected for a solo show out of 800 member entries.
2005/06 December/January – Exhibit Up, Newport Beach, CA
2005 December – Renaissance Gallery@the Narrows Center for the Arts,
Fall River, MA
2005/06 November through January – Spiritual Living Center, Camarillo, CA
2005 November – Texillery Gallery, Bloomington, IN
2005 November – Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 September/October – Los Angles Farm Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA
2005 July/August – Malibu Library, Malibu, CA
2005 February – Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
2005 February – West End Gallery, Fullerton, CA
2005 January/February – 1st California Bank, Westlake Village, CA
2004 November – Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Texas
2004/05 September through March, 2005 – City of Hope Visitors Center, Duarte, CA
2004 September/October – 1st California Bank, Camarillo, CA
2004 August – Ojai Arts Center, Ojai, CA
2004 June – North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City, CA
2004 May –Mellon Gallery, Arcadia, CA
2004 May – YWCA, Berkeley, CA
2004 April – Balance Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2004 March/May – Thatcher Gallery/University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2004 January/February/March – Wax Poetic, Burbank, CA
2003 July/August – Chaffey Community Art Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2003 June/July – Sebastian/iZone, Woodland Hills, CA
2003 March/April Annie Su Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2003 February, SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA
2003 January – June, Barefoot, Los Angles, CA
2002 November, Malaga Cove Plaza Library, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
2002 September, October, November, La Bruchette, Westwood, CA
2002 August, Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Santa Monica, CA
2002 June/July, Border’s Book Store, 330 La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA
2002 June/July, The Onion Gallery, North Hills, CA
2002 May, Black Street Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2002 February, March, April – East West Art Gallery, La Costa, CA
2001/02 December, January, - Remington Club, Rancho Bernardo, CA
2001/02 November, December, January, Mono County Arts Council, Mammoth Lakes, CA
2001 October, Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA
2001 September, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2001 August, September, October, - Lunaria Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 August, Blue Ridge Arts Council, Front Royal, VA
2001 July/August, Cottonwood Vineyard & Winery, Santa Maria, CA
2001 April/May/June, Napa City – County Library, Napa, CA
2000 November – December, Marco Polo Gallery, Carmel, CA
2000 November, Organization of Independent Artists, Gallery 402, New York, N.Y.


Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Mr. & Mrs. Barry Goldstein
MDS Corporation
Ed Chasen, Washington, D.C.
Heidi Dewhirst, San Francisco, CA
Frame Art, Rancho Cucomonga, CA
Shelly Cohen, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Pomerantz, Tarzana, CA
Mr. & Mrs. James Zimring, Tarzana, CA
Shawn Pajohesh, Los Angeles, CA
Visalia Art Center, Visalia, CA
Delores Witt, Visalia, CA
Cheryl Watson, Pasadena, CA
Ron Bernal, Van Nuys, CA
Teddy J. Randall, Esq, Los Angeles, CA
Sol Michaels, Pyramid Entertainment, N.Y.
Diane Boyell, Ontario, CA
Cali Day, Rockville, MD
Jewish Home for the Aged, Los Angeles, CA
James Burks, Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Smith, Inc. Corporate Collection
Gary Savreda, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hung, Hercules, CA
Ms. Lynne Sable, New York, N.Y.
Dr. & Mrs. David Jacobs, Santa Rosa, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Bailey, Midland, TX

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