Wendy’s family loves to kid her about her childhood drawings….whenever asked, “What is it?” her response was always, “It’s a design!” At seven years old, she received her first set of oil paints from her dad as a promised gift for being brave for getting her first dreaded polio shot.
Wendy’s first painting, 7 yrs. old Wendy’s 2nd painting
Upon the recommendation of her art teacher at Pierce College, who was a student of Hans Hoffman, Wendy applied to the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. It was a grueling process to be accepted, and she also had to repeat her first year of college to go there.
An early first marriage and move to San Diego cut short her plan to finish, but during her two years there she was in fine company. Many of her fellow classmates went on to have distinguished careers as artists…. Laddie Dill, Guy Dill, Chuck Arnoldi, Joe Goode and Jim Ganzer to name a few.
Typical piece from the early days
While in San Diego she continued to paint and her work was included in a number of group shows, as well as two one-woman shows in galleries in La Jolla and San Diego.
“Oh wild dark flower of woman, deep rose of my passion”. I'm me I'm just me...How many me's can there be?
and will the real me be me?
Wendy loved to incorporate her poetry into her paintings.
Past Life Dream
Juggling her career as a designer while raising her two children with their father who was in the music business, as well as maintaining homes in Malibu, Manhattan and Steamboat Springs, Colorado left little time to paint. Finally, after all these years, inspired by the many artists living in Todos Santos, Wendy has started painting once again. Here are some of her recent works….
Women in High Places Series
Past Life Performance Morning Toast
Baja Highway 1 Flying Cork
Crossing Over Into The Absolute Arnie and the Atomic Artichoke
The Future Is Now I Miss You, Minnie Sherman
Top Goat Sierra de La Laguna Casita
Tlaquepaque Courtyard Happy Blue Goat
Las Tunas Sunset Reflections
THE UNIVERSE Series
February, March 2012