About

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I was born and raised in London, England where I received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences.In 1989 I moved to California with my husband and 2 sons where I began my studies in art. I currently reside in the Bay Area where I exhibit my work and paint full time. My media of choice is mixed media using collage and acrylics.

Painting is my passion and I paint full time in my San Jose studio at The Alameda Artworks. I strive to simplify and capture the essence of my subject using complex layers which I create using acrylic paints and collage papers. I enjoy searching for papers that have interesting text, images and textures and then incorporating them into my work. My love of texture, pattern, shape and color is reflected in my work.

I am fascinated by and especially drawn to the architecture, structures and skyline of San Francisco. I am also drawn to abstract figurative painting.My goal is to capture the essence of this beautiful city or a figure using minimalism and abstraction. For me working on a painting is like trying to solve a puzzle, challenging at times, meditative and extremely satisfying when the puzzle is solved.

You can view my work at JCO’s Art Haus, Los Gatos and at my San Jose studio. My paintings have won numerous awards and been accepted into National and Statewide shows including The Triton Museum of Art, The California Watercolor Association and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. I am an active member of Allied Artists West and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

 

Contact the artist at b1lima@aol.com