My appreciation of painting has developed through study and spending much time in nature and meditation. Traveling extensively and spending many hours observing light, color and form in the natural landscape, I continue to explore the human spirit and the power of contemplation. My passion is the discovery of connection to subject and the process in which the painting evolves. I strive to treat each painting as an act of reverence, fulfilling all of its qualities both aesthetically and spiritually.
My background is diverse and includes painting, acting, writing and producing in theater, film and the visual arts well as spiritual studies and practices. I have developed and directed several organizations including an off off Broadway Theatre, an Independent Film Company, a Software Systems Company, and an Arts and Cultural Organization.
Collections & Commissions
Selected: Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, City of Sierra Madre, Hope through Housing, Susan Chen, Penny Clark, Janice Dolan, Jeannette Fonseca, Jett Keyser, Village Yoga, Lori Koop, Eddie Truman, Sheets Family Trust, Elena Alonzo, Belles Nest, John, Whitcraf, Gail Gregson, Will Richter, Richter Family.
2019-13 - Solo and Featured Exhibitions: Belle’s Nest, Sierra Madre
2017 Group Show - Lavender Marketplace, Sierra Madre
2015 Evening of Art and Jazz - Sierra Madre
2015 Solo Show - City Hall, Sierra Madre
2019-15 - Friends of the Arts Street Fair, Wisteria Day
2014-13 - A&B Art in Business Installations - Salon Zelo, LoveBirds Cafe, Bella Rouge, La Charcuterie, Mary’s Market, D. Brown Interiors
2008 - New Words, New Visions - Jackie Robinson Center
2006 - Hope Through Housing Annual Gala - Walt Disney Music Center, Los Angeles
2002 - City Hall of Los Angeles, Living Histories Mural
2001 - Creating Community, Pasadena Museum of History
1995 - Armory Center for the Arts: Group Show - “Muses”
1993 - Pierce College, Group Show
1993 - South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art “Writing on the Wall”
Present-2014 Board of Directors FOA, Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts
2018-15 Donor: Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts Annual Library Art Auction
2010-1998 - Founder - Executive Director, Principal. Living Histories & California Living Histories:
Original, site specific, Arts and Cultural Enrichment Programs and Exhibitions for Children and Youth
Contracts: PasadenaLEARNS, Arts/Cultural Program Provider: Regional Trainer-Writer: Collaborative After school Program, Cal Poly,
2008-1999 - Grants awarded to Elizabeth Converse and Living Histories for original programs.
2007, 2003, 2000, 1999, - California Council for the Humanities
2001-2000 - Pasadena Rotary Club, 2002 Pasadena Arts League
2006-2000 - Grants Series: Stuart Foundation, Blank Foundation, Ayrshire Foundation, William Hurt Foundation, California Arts Council, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena Community Foundation, Pasadena Museum of History.