I have been an artist for most of my life, but have been exhibiting professionally since 1990 throughout the United States and Europe. I have two masters degrees from California State University, Fullerton. My current work is an exploration of uncontrollable circumstances; my mixed media work is humorous, tragic and autobiographical. They are a mix of fabrics, paint, marker and collage and have a similarity to folk and outside genres. I have been influenced by many, contemporary, folk, and commercial artist and inspired by children’s books, East Indian paintings and textiles. My artwork is in various collections including the Santa Barbara Museum, the Brooklyn Art Library, Cal State Long Beach, Self-Help Graphics, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.-Ettiene De Grellet