Opening Friday, July 9th, we introduce the works of Jeanette Conley, a local artist who paints onto tiles, largely sourced in our shop. Jeanette will be on view through September 3rd, 2021.
I remember loving to mix flower petals in water for color mixing. My mother is an artist who always encouraged us to draw and paint. In high school, we were fortunate to have a prospering art department and I wove on a loom, forged metal, and crafted an enamel ring.
I wanted to attend art college in New York City, but my high school counselor recommended becoming a florist or accountant. Like others, I was told to get a career and then pursue your art. Eventually I landed on nursing and attended Russell Sage College. During my college years, I went to Bermuda and felt like Winslow Homer painting watercolors there.
Since then, I have been doing art in some form and taking classes. Here at City College, I started with oils. I currently study painting with Larry Robinson at Oakdale Studios.
Along the way, I took up the art of tiling and have designed three bathrooms, my kitchen, and numerous other nooks and crannies. During a recent visit to Building Resources, I saw tile as an irresistible blank canvas. I knew immediately that I had to paint vintage robots on them. So here we are.
Progressive Grounds Coffee Shop, Bryant Street, 2011
Artspan Open Studio, Bernal Heights, 2019
Sebastapol Center for the Arts – Member show, 2020
Sebastapol Center for the Arts – Ecstasy the Beauty of Nature, 2021