THE ARTIST

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I make art because I must.

It’s a cellular need. It’s a compulsion, an addiction, a Beingness I cannot – and will not – deny.

Images dwell within me getting fat and juicy until they just simply will not allow me to sit on them one more minute. Many many nights I’ll wake up with designs in my head, all clamoring to come out at once, and I’ll have to get up and draw furiously till they’re out and happy.

When I was very young, I made a pact with myself not to do any artwork that depicts pain and suffering – why paint that when we see so much of it all around us, every day?

I want to see and surround myself with expressions of the feeling I have in my heart about how I feel it could be, and really is, on levels we don’t normally think about or have visual access to during the glaring light of day.

I intend my work to do with joy, celebration, and the great, incredible depths of the invisible world that we inhabit, that inhabits us, and that swirls in un-namable curling, flowing eddies in and all around us all the time.

Mood, emotion, feeling and the underlying spirit – this is what I love.

And…rather than striving for anatomical correctness, I see bodies as fluid, constantly changing in form and motion. I leave the anatomically perfect drawings and realistic renderings to those who are much better at them than I. I’d rather draw, paint or carve my pieces to embody powerful thoughts, feelings and emotions.

I also prefer exotic color combinations, exaggerated bodies and movement to depict emotion. The motion of the body; the expression of the heart; the glory of color; the voices of joy and wonder and connection with each other; the unity we each have with Spirit: these are the things that matter to me, that I draw, paint, and carve.

The older I get the looser my work seems to become. My hand flies, and my mind feels alive and connected to some amazing, enormous, endless source. I’m delighted with this work, no matter the medium – it makes me happy. I appreciate your interest!

GALLERY UPDATE: I’m now exhibiting my sculpture at Gallery 315 in Kailua, Hawaii – it’s a new fine art gallery – don’t miss it if you are visiting Hawaii!

For those who like to see education and experience background: have at it:

BIO:

EDUCATION:
•  Parsons School of Design; Graphic Design & Painting; New York, New York

•  San Francisco Art Institute; Painting & Drawing; San Francisco, California
•  Cabrillo College; Painting, Ceramics, Chinese; Soquel, California
•  California State University, Chico; Chico, California: Advanced Independent Study in
Ceramics & Empirical Glaze Theory & Application

•  University of Hawaii; Italian; Honolulu, Hawaii
•  Carving Master Study with Professore Roberto Bertola; Lucca, Italy
•  Carving Master Study with Professore Leo Mutti; Pietra Santa, Italy
•  Center for Desktop Publishing; Graphic & Fine Art Applications; Garden City, New York
•  Center for Desktop Publishing; Advanced Independent Study; Garden City, New York
•  Web Design University; Web Site Design; Des Moines, Iowa
•  Santa Fe Community College; Flash Animation; Santa Fe, New Mexico

RESIDENCY & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION:
1.5 -Year Residency for the Gore Art Center, Gore, New Zealand
Life Coach/Certified EFT Instructor/Practitioner; Gore, New Zealand
Life Coach/Certified EFT Instructor/Practitioner; Kailua, Hawaii
Life Coach/Certified EFT Instructor/Practitioner; EFTBooks.com

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA:
Oamaru Limestone Sculpture Symposium; Oamaru, New Zealand 2002
Mt. Somers Stone Sculpture Symposium, Mt. Somers, New Zealand 2002

MEMBERSHIPS:
National Sculptors Society (past)
The Pacific Rim Sculptor Society (past)
The New Mexico Sculptor Group (past)
New Mexico State of the Arts Artist in Residence (1996, 1998) (past)
City Gallery Artists; Invercargill, New Zealand (past)
Windward Artists Guild, Oahu, Hawaii (present)

FOUNDER:
The InterGalactic Garden Club: Writing Group; Madrid, New Mexico
Santa Fe Abstract Painters; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sculptors Unanimous !; Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Painting Forum; Gore, New Zealand

AWARDS:
•  First Place for Sculpture; Galleria Artesanos; Cerrillos, New Mexico
•  The National League of American Pen Women: Honorable Mention for Sculpture
in the Helen
Lakin Trueheart Award for Art
•  The Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Sculpture; the Pen and Brush
Annual Juried Show; NY, NY
•  Hawaii Center for the Arts and Culture Statewide Juried Show:
Spirit of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii:
Honorable Mention for Sculpture
•  Rice Museum Annual Juried Show; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii: Merit Award for Sculpture

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Morning Brew; Kailua, HI
Café Che Pasta!; Honolulu, HI
The Art House Theatre; Honolulu, HI
City Gallery Invitational; Invercargill, NZ
The Capri; Gore, New Zealand
Santa Fe Baking Company: Santa Fe, New Mexico
San Marcos Café Gallery; Lone Butte, New Mexico
Women’s Health Services; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sheer Joy Studios: Solo Exhibit; Tesuque, New Mexico
Christmas Celebration Exhibition; Bayville, New York
The Natural Café; Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Galisteo News; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artist’s Studio; Madrid, New Mexico & San Rafael, California
Twenty Year Retrospective; Ramsay Galleries; Honolulu, Hawaii

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Gallery 315; Kailua, Hawaii
Windward Artist Guild Annual Show; Oahu, Hawaii
Galeria Impressa; Cordoba, Argentina
The Moth Grand Opening: Featured Artist, Curator of the show, Gore, New Zealand
Earth Goddess Show, Galleria Artesanos; Cerrillos, New Mexico
Jack of All Arts: Body and Hand; Madrid, New Mexico
Open Studio Tour; Bayville, New York
The First Annual Tombstone Show; Cerrillos, New Mexico
Southwest Arts Festival; Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico Sculptors Guild Group Show; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Derringer Gallery Four Artists Invitational; Madrid, New Mexico
Quast Galleries Stable of Artists Show; Taos, New Mexico
New Mexico Sculptors Guild Group Show; St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico Sculptors Guild Statewide Juried Travelling Show; New Mexico
The Springfield Art League Juried Show; Springfield, Massachussetts
The Akron Society of Artists Grand Exhibition 1991; Juried Show; Akron, Ohio
Knickerbockers 41st Annual National Exhibition at the Salamagundi Club Galleries; NY
The Pen and Brush Annual Juried Show; New York, New York

Womankraft: Through Women’s Eyes Juried Show; Tucson, Arizona
Juniper Gallery Juried Show: the Human Form; Napa, California
Gateway Gallery Juried Show; Honolulu, Hawaii
Plaza Napoleone Group Show; Lucca, Italy
E.S.Lawrence Gallery Juried show; Aspen, Colorado
Pauahi Towers Gallery: Three Artists Invitational; Honolulu, Hawaii
E.S.Lawrence Gallery Stable of Artists Show; Aspen, Colorado 1988
Wailua Design Center Grand Opening Celebration Juried show; Wailua, Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii Center for the Arts & Culture Statewide Juried Show: Spirit of Hawaii; Honolulu, HI
Rice Museum Annual Juried Show; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Kahn Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawaii
Makai Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

The William Zimmer Gallery: Etchings by Pablo Picasso, Drawings by M.C. Escher, and
the Black and White Porcelains by Angela Treat Lyon; Mendocino, California

Makai Gallery: Four Artists Invitational; Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Paradise Invitational Show; Paradise, California
Shows: New York, Hawaii, Texas and California

TEACHING:
Oils and Acrylics Painting; Honolulu, Hawaii
Computer Graphics; Drawing and Painting; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group Classes and Individual Sculpture Instruction; Hawaii and New Mexico
Draw Your Heart Out !: Drawing As If Your Life Depended on It ; Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Painting Forum, Oamaru Stone Sculpture, and Creative Writing; Gore, NZ
Emotional Freedom Techniques Workshops; Gore, NZ EFTBooks.com

Reclaiming Your Energy Groups; Gore, NZ; EFTBooks.com

SELECTED BOOKS by Angela Treat Lyon
Marketing Tips for Your Online Business E-Book
Change Your Mind! with EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques E-Book Series

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