Starting at a very young age, Mill Valley’s Tjasa O wen always had a paintbrush in her hands. She grew up in a family of archi- tects in New York and was influenced by art, color and design.
But it was while living in France after college that Owen had the
chance to photograph, sketch and paint daily.
“This piece,” she says, “was inspired by the beautiful spring colors and vistas around me here in Marin, combined with inspiration
from my years living in France.”
Since arriving in San Rafael from the East Coast 11 years ago, Tricia George has been mesmerized by the beauty of the land and the variety of birds and wildlife she encounters. The deco-
rative artist loves to paint and has made wildlife the subject of her
latest series entitled “Journey to the Soul.”
“I was walking near the estuary located in Corte Madera where
I had the chance to see a group of American avocets wading in the
shallow waters,” she says. “I was astounded by their coloration and
the sound they would make as they would fly by.”
65” x 42”, acrylic on canvas
40” x 42”, acrylic and oil pastel