I draw for kindness. I draw for love. In this new world full of Covid-19, fear, aggression, and loneliness we need to give and receive love. I wondered how I could do that. I can draw. I can draw for kindness. If my work gives a few minutes of happiness or contemplation to another person, then I have done my job.

I am a 3rd generation Californian, who has lived in the Bay Area most of my life. I have shown welded steel sculpture in the San Francisco Museum of Art, abstract oil paintings in the San Diego Museum of Art and transparent hanging pieces in the Mills College Art Museum. After working with Black Boots Ink my work has been exhibited in a  public art installation where we, photographers, returned images of the street back to the street. My Artists’ Books and paintings are in local and national collections.

I draw, paint, write and take photographs wherever I go. When traveling I sketch in handmade books that I have prepared especially for the trip. Later, these images become inspirations for paintings. After I’ve finished a series of paintings and an Artists’ Book,  I send the artwork out into the world.

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11 thoughts on “Statement

  1. Thank you for your comment on our blog … without it we would not have discovered yours despite ‘liking’ your swans. Here we’ve discovered your exceptional and wide-ranging work and your professional experience and success and understand the true weight of your comment.
    We are humbled by your courage in sharing that you are on a very personal journey and hope you recover full health very soon. We send our best wishes and kindest regards,
    Miles and Pippa


    • I feel honored to be invited to be included in your happy space project. I need to think about it so I will do justice to your blog. In other words, Hey, that would be great! I’d love to do that. I will think about my happy space. Thank you for visiting my blog.


  2. Thank you for your kind comments.Recovery is taking its time. I’d like to be on a sailboat where I could sleep under the stars. wake up , roll into the sea for a swim then get out and have breakfast! I did that once near the Grenadine Islands. I tell people about your blog all the time. Sometimes I don’t find ‘like’ buttons but I am there looking often 🙂

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  3. Hi Carla,

    Thank you for following my photography blog: I hope you enjoy your journey.

    To help you launch your travels, I thought you might enjoy a few “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 250 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)

    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)

    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)

    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you safe travels.



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