"Mixed Messages" ART by Kathleen Mattox

Sanger CA/USA

I have an art studio/gallery/classroom in Sanger, California, in the heart of the San Joaquin valley. I paint and teach there and show my work in the small, picturesque brick gallery building. I love painting places in my town and surrounding towns in a whimsical way as well as doing large, colorful abstract and expressionistic paintings. I paint to make myself happy and to give others joy as well. Since opening the gallery 12 years ago, I have done commissions for a local church, the local Audubon society, collaborated on a book of paintings and poems with my cousin, Wyatt Figueroa, in Texas, created a lot of paintings, and recently, a magazine called "Mama's Mantras"--Vintage Advice for Today's Parents by Yesterday's Experts!

Areas of Expertise

Watercolor, acrylic, collage & mixed media paintings
Fiber Arts (quilting)
Creativity in general
Former teacher/administrator for 30 plus years
Leadership strengths and interested in promoting and supporting small businesses
Teaching art students

Professional Affiliations

Signature member of the Alliance of CA Artists
Former member of the CA Watercolor Society

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