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History
As cofounder and owner of one of the top 6 advertising agencies in Sacramento (1990-2011), I directed commercial art projects for hundreds of projects and grew my business to a staff of 19 for the past 21 years.  My responsibilities included development of creative briefs, presentation, concept and production. I was also a supporter of the local arts community; WL designed and donated the logo for the Sacramento Fine Arts Center and I served on its Board of Directors for two years.

Artist Statement
I am passionate about painting and the arts – contemplating art takes you away to another place. Art makes you think and wonder, think about other lifetimes, other people and cultures. Art makes you slow down, take a deep breath, appreciate life and others. While  entering and being accepted into a few juried shows, and finding success in the 20/20 show and my solo show, I am excited to devote 100% of my time to continue refinement of my style and knowledge.

Education
Graphic Design
University of California Davis

Fine art classes including watercolor, handmade books, printmaking
Sacramento City College

Private Instruction
Oil painting, Reno, Nevada
Big and Bold Watercolor, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Pastel, Sonoma, California
Pastel, Yosemite, California
Oils, France and Italy
Travel Sketching, Sacramento, California

Residency
Convento Sao Francisco de Mertola
Portugal
September 2012

Exhibitions

California Agriculture Museum and Sparrow Gallery
From Cows to Concrete, invitational
October – December 2016

Playful Ponderings 2016
featuring works of Susan Landi and Chris Max Thompson
ACAI Gallery, Sacramento

Interviews 2013
Best of Show
Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons

May 2011 20/20 Show, Juried
Kennedy Gallery, Sacramento

2009 Goodbye Penny Arcade, Invitation
Ooley Theater, Sacramento

2008 Bold Expressions2009 Bold Expressions, Juried
NCA International Open Exposition
Both of these international shows had tough competition with less than 30% being accepted into the show. I felt honored and excited to be accepted. Gregory Kondos, juror of the 2009 show, is recognized as one of the world’s most prominent California landscape artists, and I was honored that he selected my painting to be included in the show.

2006 Anne Gregory Student Exhibit
Espresso Metropolitan Cafe, Sacramento

2004 Sierra Pastel Society, Fall Member show
Miniature First place
Cherries and Lemons was 1 of 2 pieces sold

Private
2008 Wallrich Landi Integrated Marketing Communications, Sacramento
Hosted a private show of more than 50 paintings. Clear Channel Outdoor, a national billboard company, chose a work prior to the show, to showcase on digital billboards, free of charge to promote my work and art in the Sacramento area. It was so exciting to see my work displayed at 20 x 60 feet!!

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