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Personal Portfolio

Examples of personal work: drawing, painting, mixed media, ceramics, collaboration, and installation. Unless indicated otherwise, drawings, painting and prints  are medium large format and ceramics below are large scale.  Drawings range from 14″ x 18″ to 84″ x 42″”.  Ceramic sculptures are between 28″ high to 50″ high.  All work completed between 2010 and 2018.

The mediums below are as follows:

    • 1-3: Prismacolor pencil on Canson
    • 4: oil on panel
    • 5: rollerball ink
    • 6: Graphite, and wash
    • 7-8: graphite
    • 9: oil on panel
    • 10: graphite, charcoalk, conte
    • 11-12: Air, water, motion on scanner
    • 13-14 copperplate etchings
    • 12 scanned and Photoshopped etching
    • 13-14: mixed media collaborative paintings

The remaining 11 pieces are mixed media installations that include reclaimed wood, charcoal drawings, reclaimed fired and unfired clay, high-fire porcelain, , stainless steel, rubber, silicone, rope, fabric





Doorways 3





Landscape 6 BIG

above: large scale: 84″ x 42″


Domesticity - 84x60-graphite2016


Ask the Rabbit Full


Getting To Know YouDrawing with Air and Water #9

Drawing with Air and Water #4



Preliminary Sketch of George and Dick

Collaborative Painting






Above: 2-minute simultaneous mixed-media paintings: 2 artists add media to the same paper at the same time with a 1-word prompt: mixed media on watercolor paper.

2lightshinovasesaIMG_9176Left: Exquisite Corpse Group show for SF Arts Commision. Groups of 3 artists paint a third of a portrait of a familiar veteran on a folded piece of BFK Rives. Top to bottom, Jennie Ottinger, oil; Kate Rhoades, oil; Barbara Obata, acrylic.NFS. Dismantled






Earlier and Later

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