Interview

What a DELIGHT it was to be interviewed by Curator Marrianne McGrath at the New Museum Los Gatos on Saturday -- about my art, my creative process and my inspirations -- at my Artist Talk at the Museum.

Marianne's questions were thought-provoking and insightful ("What kind of art are you drawn to?"  "What is the best piece of advice you've been given?" "How do you know when a painting is finished?") -- and it was also stimulating to hear comments and observations from the audience members (the few brave souls who made their way through that day's maelstrom!).

We also talked at length about my "Self-Portrait in Absentia" which is hanging in the museum as part of the "More Than Your Selfie" exhibition.  Marianne's intention as curator of the exhibit is to get people to think of self-portraits (by artists and non-artists) as more than just a selfie of you (and your lunch!)-- a self-portrait involves a series of questions and decisions -- what do I want to say about myself at this moment in time -- what do I want to reveal -- what do I choose to conceal?  

Fascinating and profound questions to ponder.....

Curator Marianne McGrath and I chatting in front of my painting "Self-Portrait in Absentia."

Fabulous artist and blogger Marie Cameron (check out her great purse!) and me in front of my painting "Self-Portrait in Absentia."

The interview -- in the exhibition gallery....

And here I am showing a work in progress -- hot off my studio easel......