jabe w statue 2Artist Statement

Creating art is about me communicating to you. It is my most joyful experience, expressing my unique sensibility – my direct gut feelings; it is my sanctuary and my meditation. I create art for myself without catering to what would look good hanging over someone’s couch.
Then again, it’s always lovely to hear someone appreciate what I do.
Painting is an enormous part of my heart & soul…My pieces evolve and as I explore, there is an initial inspiration – a color, a texture, a feeling, a shape. The impulse is to stay non-linear in story, to close in on letting go…but of what? Letting go of…expectation, control, perfection, representation, preciousness, ideas, criticism…

Medium

Acrylic, Mixed Medium

Resume  & Exhibitions

Upcoming: Moshin Vineyards Winery, Healdsburg, CA April thru July, 2017

Gilman Village Gallery & Studios, 1313 Ninth St, Ste 210, Berkeley, CA 94710

Represented by Cindy Raleigh Fine Art

600 Townsend, SF, July 23-Sept, 2014

Boundry Oaks Golf Course Clubhouse, Walnut Creek, June 19 – Aug. 14, 2014

City Hall, Walnut Creek, First Fl,  June 26 – Aug. 21, 2014

Moshin Vineyards Winery, Healdsburg, CA June 27-August 22, 2014

Invision Optometry, Fillmore St, SF, July-August, 2014

Collector Art Group Show, Berkeley, CA, March 1-Apr 6, 2014

Blackburn & Friends, “24×24”, Danville Village Theatre Gallery, Danville, CA Jan-March, 2014

Sculpterra Winery Gallery, Paso Robles, CA, Nov-Dec, 2012

Blackburn & Friends, “Fire and Ice”, 600 Townsend, SF, CA Sept, 2012

Emeryville Public Market via Firehouse Collective North – Berkeley, CA Aug-Sept, 2012

Berkeley Vintage Wine Merchants – Solo show, Berkeley, CA July, 2012

Firehouse North “Summertime in the Good ol’ Days-Nostalgia”, Berkeley, CA July, 2012

Terra Firma Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 2012

Pro Arts Open Studios June, 2012

Jordan Vilchez Art Show and Party, Richmond, CA June, 2012

Live Worms Gallery, North Beach, SF, CA, June, 2012

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Juried Exhibit “Red”, Mill Valley, CA, Feb, 2012

Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, 2011 Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition,  San Jose, CA Dec, 2011-Feb 2012

Kevin Berry Art Consultants, SF Design Center, 2011

Room Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 2011

Womens Contemporary Exhibition, Focus 2010, “What Women are Doing”, Juried Show, Danville, CA, June 2010

SF MOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason Bldg A, SF, CA 2006-2010

Art & Soul Gallery / Gift Shop, Burlingame, CA, 2008/2009

Moshin Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA July, 2009

Meritage Oyster Bar & Grill, Sonoma, CA, Dec 2007

Luka’s Tap Room, Oakland, CA Sept-Nov, 2007

Meritage Oyster Bar & Grill, Sonoma, CA July-Aug, 2007

Visual Harmony Interior Design Specialists/Home Staging, SF Bay Area, CA, Ongoing

Keller-Williams Realty, Berkeley, CA, 2007

Vermont Studio Center: Accepted into a juried month-long painting residency, Vermont, Sept, 2006.

Saltwater, Sweetwater, Copyright 1998 by Floreant Press

Book layout (250 pages), including a figurative black ink sketch on page 78

Kendall-Jackson Tomato Festival, Santa Rosa, CA, Oct, 2002

Gaylord’s Café, Oakland, CA, for the month of June, 2002

Oliveto Café & Restaurant, Berkeley, CA, Oct, 2001

Art In The Redwoods, Gualala, CA, Aug, 2001

EQ3 Furniture, SF, 2006

600 Townsend St. Café, SF, CA, March, 2006

Pro-Arts Open Studios, Alameda, CA, June, 2006