About Me

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I am a multimedia, hands-on creative artist and poet with a San Diego based home studio. Having always been too curious and too creative, I have continually studied a variety of artistic disciplines and philosophies throughout my life with established teachers, artists and schools. This, paired with a life long investigation into spirituality, has given me a large "creative tool kit" from which to draw - and permission to (respectively) play with, break, challenge, modify, ignore and celebrate the rules related to the aforementioned studies. I am a strong believer in kids, family, individual creativity, community and our environment. Together, through individuals sharing their talents, amazing art can happen. I continue to study and enjoy all creative expressions. Some common characteristics found within my work are: re-purposing everyday items and discard-able things, harmonizing opposites, playing with current beliefs and assumptions with a whimsical twist, and delicately blending spontaneity with discipline. The end results are simple, balanced expressions of wonder and joy.

History, Shows and Such


Shows

The Art of Composition - Interactive art and music event with local singer-songwriter Christopher Dale NTC at Liberty Station, San Diego, California, USA

Recycled Art A Go- Go, Group Show, NTC at Liberty Station, San Diego, California, USA 

A Walk In The Clouds - Invoking Wonder, Solo Show, NTC at Liberty Station, San Diego, California, USA 

Random Act of Arting, Pacific Beach Nature's Gallery, San Diego, California, USA

X2 - Random Act of Arting, La Jolla Nature's Gallery, San Diego, California, USA 

Easel Art Show, Alex Salazar Fine Art, San Diego, California, USA

Berkley’s Bohemian Art and Treasures Show, North Park, California, USA

The Spring Art Around Adams, Normal Heights Cultural Council, San Diego, California, USA

Tioli’s Crazee Burger Gallery, North Park, California, USA

The Fall Art Around Adams, Normal Heights Cultural Council, San Diego, California, USA

Jazz Fusion Exhibit & Sale of JazzArt™, Wild About Music, Santa Monica, California, USA

Lori Belilove & Company of New York Isadora Duncan Dance Festival and Art Auction, Heidelberg Editions International, Van Gogh Room at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California, USA

Waves of Grace Auction, George J. Doizaki Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

JazzArt™, International Association for Jazz Education Conference, Long Beach, California, USA

Listed Piece with the Heidelberg Editions International’s JazzArt™ Grass Valley Artists Group, Grass Valley, California, USA

The Community Art Project, Claire de Lune, Normal Heights, San Diego, California, USA

Blue Angel Gala, Catherine Hill Foundation Benefiting Stand Up for Kids, The Westgate, San Diego, California, USA

Fusion; the Multilayered Media of Consciousness, Claremont Forum, Claremont, California, USA

Juried Show Spanish Village Fall Art Festival including a live Art to Music Performance with Los Angeles Musician Sally Zito, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA

Cappy’s Coffee House in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California, USA

Marrow a Collective Show by The Alliance of Nonconforming Artists, Philosophical Library, Escondido, California, USA

Solo Black and White Photography Show/Sale, Tango Salon and Gallery, Hillcrest, San Diego, California, USA


Study and Work:

The Dutch Masters to Modern, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The art of Belgium Waffles to Van Gogh, the Stedelijk, Magritte, The Night Watch... Culture and Architecture, Ghent, Antwerp, Brugge, Brussels, Belgium 

Salvador and Gala Dali's home in Portlligat (heart), early Picasso, Gaudi, Miro and broken MIRrOrs, Richard Meier's Architectural Sculptures: Museu D'Art Contemporani De Barcelona (the outside is amazing - the inside is sublime!) Barcelona, Spain. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Local Flea Markets - they are some of the most inspiring,educational, informative, entertaining, enlightening, lively, artistic, annoying, baffling, sobering and strange places to experience - they are always included in my family's travels and explorations. Anywhere, Everywhere, Around the World

Exploration of Some Hudson River Art, (but not enough, I hope to return soon). New York, USA

French Art and History, Emphasis on the Parisian Collections and the Modernists. Paris, France

Traditional Balinese Art, Bali, Indonesia

Reiki Master - Dorothy Baba Lineage, Usui Method

Remote Viewing, Sensing

Ancient Cultural and Art History, Including The Huge Lane's Bacon Studio.  Dublin, Co. Wicklow,  Waterford, Cork, Ring of Kerry (no, I didn't kiss the stone, but Ireland is the only place I've been where I've never wanted to leave.  If the earth has an alter - it is located in the hills of a  place called Ireland), Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Eire 


Art Facilitator, 4th - 6th Grade, Old Town Academy, San Diego, CA

Art's Attack Chair, classroom facilitator 2nd - 4th grades, Holmes Elementary School, San Diego, CA

Contributed Vocals and Some Lyrical Play Within a Group Formerly Know to a Few as Sagebomb, Along with Flautist Karen Wolfe-Soriano and a Musical Wizard/Genius Clay Colgin, Chula Vista, California, USA

Worked with Extended Vocal Techniques with Revolutionary Conductor Michael Edward Edgerton, UCSD, La Jolla, California, USA

Secretary, San Diego Free Conservatory of Music and Art, La Jolla, California, USA

Live Abroad for Personal Study of Art/Photography in Europe, Emphasis on Italy

Amma

Ed Trujillo, the Zen of Acting with Jim Kirkwood
Commercial Acting Techniques with Annette Rodrigues


Videographer and Production Assistant for the Kershaw Video Production Company, Pleasant Hill, California, USA

Signed with Metamorphosis Talent Agency and in 1991 transferred with agent Belinda Irons to the San Francisco Top Talent Agency - Work Included International Commercial and Industrial Video Acting Roles, Print Work and Runway Modeling for San Francisco Clothing Designers

Performing Arts: George Meshke PhD
Productions and awards under Director Dr. George L Meshke:
Our Town – Mrs. Webb, 1986 Best Supporting Actress and Irene Ryan Nominee), The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
On the Razzel – Marie
Harvey – Ruth Kelly, RN
A Voyage Round My Father – Miss Cox, 1987  Best Supporting Actress and  Irene Ryan Nominee, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
The Crucible – Ann Putnam
The Water Engine – Murray’s Secretary

Children’s Theater, Alice in Wonderland - Caterpillar, Little Theater, Yakima, Washington, USA








When Simon's Home Alone, a Children’s Book Written and Illustrated with Son Evan L. Gillooly


Published:





Publication of Om Mani Padme Hum Photograph in the 2009 Calendar for The Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center, El Paso Texas, USA












Artwork - Albert After Tea and Cookies, Published Aug 2006, City Beat, San Diego, California, USA




Wrote manuscript The Unity Principle:
In the following years of editing the structure transformed itself into brush strokes of poetic observations.  Eventually the words no longer  participated in my theories and eventually ended up just walking off the pages in protest... the last time I opened the book to see if there was anything left...

in the middle of the thick pile of  pure white linen
     lay a single    ◦  

And while this perfect circle summed the whole thing up for me, I don’t think I’d find a publisher who’d be interested in publishing the thing


Poetry:

The JoYrney, Arts and Poets Magazine

mAmma O, Immortal Bliss

(reserved) Clay In Mind and There Is No Self, Light of Consciousness

Commercial and Video:

Pro Mark Shoes – Foreign commercial, Tip Top Entertainment USA

Karaoke Videos (6) – International, Tip Top Entertainment USA

Listen – Industrial Video, Kenwood Group

Cannon Copiers (Recyclable Tonner Cartridges) – Industrial, E.O.S

Hill Top Dodge – Local, Bay Area Cable, San Francisco, California, USA

Sumitonics – Foreign, Tokyo Television, Japan

Petroflex 2000 – Industrial, Dayco Video, Ohio, USA