"I make art to pay tribute to the spirit within. I use the body, born of Earth,
as the connector to higher consciousness. Form is emptiness; emptiness is form."

Media: Sculpture: Ceramic, Bronze .  Painting: Watercolor . Photography . Monotype Prints
Born: Rochester, N.Y. 7/26/47; 1969 BS Cornell University, Clothing/Textiles;
San Francisco State, Sculpture: Steven DeStaebler;
Private Study, Photography: Lars Speyer; Painting: Paul Pratchenko

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2018, Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park, CA, "What's Next", Watercolors, Giclee Prints.
2016, Ridge Vineyards, Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA, "Life Cycle of the Vine", watercolors
2016, Galleria della Stanza 245, Reinhardt, Mills College, Oakland, CA, "Montepulciano", watercolors  
2016, CattleTrack Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. "Just Imagine" Watercolor Paintings, Bronze Sculpture, Book
2015, Galleria Dell’Opio 27, Montepulciano, Italy, “Montepulciano Nei Miei Occhi”, Watercolor Paintings
2015, Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park, CA, “Just Imagine”, watercolor paintings
2014, Hair by Monique, Palo Alto, CA, “Foothills Park” watercolor paintings
2013, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, CA, “Resurrection of She”, Paintings, Posters of Rhodessa Jones
2012, Hair by Monique, Palo Alto, CA, “Sunrise, Sunset” watercolor paintings
2010, Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Photolution”, Photos, “Storyteller” Ceramic
Sculpture, “Blue Stories” acrylic paintings, banners, pages from "Photolution" book
2008, Chow, San Francisco, CA, “Watercolor Paintings and Prints”, Prints, Watercolor Paintings
2007, Mike’s Café, Palo Alto, CA, “Fruit in the Landscape: Boats and Water”, Prints, Watercolor Paintings
2006, Mike’s Café, Menlo Park, CA, “Fruit in the Landscape”, Prints of watercolors
2006, West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, “Alaska Suite” portfolio plus watercolors
2006, Studio Place Arts, Barre VT, “Palm Reading”, watercolor; “Hands in Clover”, photo
2004, Cattle Track Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, “Alaska Suite”, Publication, Watercolor Paintings
2003, Café Borrone, Menlo Park, CA, “From One-A-Days”, Watercolor Paintings
1999, Sculpture House and Gardens, Carmel Highlands, CA, “Five Women”, life-size Bronze
1999, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, “Five Women”, life-size Bronze Sculpture
1999, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA, “Facets: Five Women”, life-size Bronzes, painting
1995, Richard Sumner Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, “Erato”, life-size Bronze Sculpture
1993-4, Holmes Gallery, San Jose, CA, Sculpture, Watercolors
1992, Sushi Gallery, San Diego, CA, “The Blue Stories”, “Rhodessian Suite”, 9-4x8’ paintings
1991, Zen Center, San Francisco, CA, “Sakyamuni Buddha: A Story”, Ink/Wash Drawings
1990, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, “Sakyamuni Buddha: A Story”, Ceramic Sculpture
1990, 3-Com Corp., Santa Clara, CA, Lobby Exhibit, “Maiden”, ”Matron” Ceramic Sculpture
1990, Inst. of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA, “Sakyamuni Buddha: A Story”, Ceramic panels
1988, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY, “Hand Signals”, Watercolors
1987, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, CA, “Mythic Site/Daily Sights”, Retrospective
Exhibit of Sculpture, Watercolor Painting.
1987, Watercourse Way, Palo Alto, CA, “Dream Shower”, Ceramic Fountain, Watercolors
1986, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, “Three Ages of Women”, Ceramic Sculpture
1985, St. Michael’s Alley, Palo Alto, CA, “Three Suites in Two Rooms” Watercolor :silk, paper
1983, 833 LaPara, Palo Alto, CA, “Hands”, Archetypal Ceramic Sculpture
1982, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, “Hands”, Ceramic Sculpture
1981, St. Michael’s Alley, Palo Alto, CA, “Bodies”, Watercolor Paintings

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2018, Coastal Art League, Annual Member Show, watercolor painting
2017, Milton Marks Gallery, San Francisco, CA, WCA, “Visions”, 2 large watercolor paintings
2017, Triton Museum of Art, Salon Juried Exhibition, “Cloud Race” watercolor painting
2017, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, Southwest Show, watercolor paintings
2017, San Mateo Library, WCA, “Out of the Comfort Zone”, monotype prints
2017, Pacific Art League, Member Show, watercolor painting
2017, Coastal Art League, Member Show, Watercolor painting
2017, Coastal Art League, "WCA< "New Work", Giclee Prints
2017, Coastal Art League, "California Coast", watercolor painting
2016, San Mateo City Hall Art Gallery, WCA, “Out of the Comfort Zone”, monotype prints
2016, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 95th Anniversary Exhibition, “Storm”, watercolor painting
2016, WCAPeninsula, Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City, CA, “Identity”, watercolor paintings
2016, WCASiliconValley, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA, “Intentions”, Watercolor Paintings
2016, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.86th Annual Land/Sea Exhibit, “Cloud Race”, Watercolor
2016, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, 31st Annual Juried Show, Watercolor Painting
2016, Peninsula Art Institute Gallery, Burlingame, CA, “Seasons of Life” Watercolor Paintings
2015, Trianon Theatre Art Gallery, San Jose, CA, “New Beginnings”, “Air, Earth, Fire, Water” Painting
2015, San Jose History Park, San Jose, CA, “Air, Earth, Fire, Water”, Paintings, with poetry by Nils Peterson
2015, San Mateo City Hall, San Mateo, CA, “Breaking Ground”, “Poppy”, Delphinium”, Watercolor
2015, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, 85th Ann.Landscape Show, “Knitting Needles, Watercolor
2015, Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA, SWAN Day Exhibition, “Knitting Needles”, Watercolor paintings
2015, Peninsula Art Institute, Burlingame, CA, “Seasons of Life”, WCA, Watercolor Painting
2014-15, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, “Triton Salon” Juried Show, “Knitting Needles”,Watercolor
2014-15, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, 30th Annual Juried Show, “Sipapu”, Watercolor
2014-15, WCA, Peninsula Art Inst.,Burlingame, CA,”Seasons of Life” Show, “Easel”, Watercolor
2014, WCA, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA,”Water” Show, “Keyboard”, Watercolor Painting
2014, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, “In a Golden State” Juried, “Knitting Needles”, “Table”
2014, Coastal Art League,, Half Moon Bay, CA, Members Show, “Ahihi Kinau”, Watercolor Painting
2014, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Members Show, “Wine”, Watercolor Painting
2014, WCA, Daly City City Hall, Daly City, CA, “New Beginnings” Show, “Awakening”, Watercolor
2014, Galleria Hugo Anaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,“Feed the World”,“Nectar for the Goddess”,Monotype Prints
2013-14, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, Statewide Competition, “Sipapu”, “Table” Watercolor Paintings
2013-14, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, Juried Show, “Pencil Lines”, Watercolor Painting
2013, WCA, Palo Alto, CA, Member Show, “Wine”, Watercolor Painting
2013, WCA, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Color” Exhibit, “Red Suit”, Watercolor Painting
2013, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, “Local Essence” Show, “Crane”, Watercolor Painting
2013, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay,CA, “Small Wonders” Show, “Palms”, Watercolor Painting
2013, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, CA, Indoor Sculpture Exhibit, “Birth of Venus” Bronze Sculpture
2012, WCA Member Show, Palo Alto, CA,“Marionette” Watercolor Painting
2012, Coastal Art League, Half Moon Bay, CA, Juried Show, “Buddha Sunrise”, Watercolor Painting
2012, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Best of the Central Coast, “Sylph”, Watercolor Painting
2012, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, “Secret Gardens” Show, “Bouquet Bodhisattva”, Watercolor
2012, Casa Colonial, Oaxaca, Mexico, Monotype Workshop Exhibition, “Goddesses”, Monotype Prints
2012, San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA, “Quilt”, Second Prize, Paintings on Fabric Quilt
2012, Coastal Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Untitled”,Watercolor Painting
2012, SBAWCA :“40 Watts”, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA,Watercolor Painting
2012, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Best of the Central Coast, Watercolor Painting
2011, Coastal Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Glass Falls”,Watercolor Painting
2011, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Best of the Central Coast, Watercolor Painting
2011, Coastal Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, Watercolor Painting
2011, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, “Scapes”, National Competition/Exhibit,“Glass Falls”, Watercolor
2011, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, National Exhibit: Works on Paper, “Quilt”,Watercolor
2011, Coastal Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Quilt”, Watercolor, Honorable Mention
2009, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California, 79th Statewide Exhibit: Contemporary
Landscape Painters of California, Watercolor Paintings
2009, Santa Clara Biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA, Sculpture
2008, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, “Beauty The Color of Truth”, Sculpture,Watercolor
2008, Santa Cruz Art League, Member’s Exhibit, Santa Cruz, CA, Watercolor Painting
2007, SBAWCA, Los Altos Library, Los Alto, CA, “Just for Fun”, Watercolor Painting
2007, Santa Clara Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA, “Reclining Shell” bronze  
2007, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, “Statewide Watercolor”, “Window Shade” Watercolor
2004, Tressider Union, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, SBAWCA, Watercolor Painting
2003, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, “A Woman’s Place”, SBAWCA, Watercolor
2002, Biennial Watercolor Show, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, “Vilandry”, Watercolor Painting
2001, Santa Clara Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA, “Storyteller”, “Piece of Cake”, Ceramic
2001. Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, “Making Her Mark”, SBAWCA, Watercolor
2001, Aspect Communications, San Jose, CA, Nine Watercolor Paintings
2000, 3-Com Corporation, Milpitas, CA, Nine Watercolor Paintings
2000, Quantum, Milpitas, CA, “Dream Arches”, ”Piece of Cake”, ”Storyteller”, ”Couch Tomatoes”, Ceramic
1999, ColorMagic, San Francisco, CA, “Dream Arches”, “Piece of Cake”, “Storyteller”, Ceramic Sculpture
1996, Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, “Piece of Cake”, Ceramic Sculpture
1996, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Hands”, Archetypal Ceramic Sculpture
1995, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Open Studio; Sculpture, Watercolors

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, CONTINUED:


1994, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA, WCA Group Show, “Nut and the Bodhi Frog”, Sculpture
1993, Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA, “Piece of Cake”, Ceramic Sculpture
1992, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA,“Sakyamuni Buddha: A Story” Ceramic
1991, Bade, Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, Ceramic Sculpture
1990, Ford Aerospace, San Jose, CA, Ceramic Sculpture
1990, Loral Corporation, San Jose, CA, “Hand Signals”, Watercolor Paintings
1990, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, WCA Poets and Artists Show, “Temple of Mind”, Ceramic
1989, Ogle Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, “Contemporary CA Women Artists”, Ceramic Sculpture
1989, Metro Gallery, Foster City, CA, “Framed Figures: Altar to Venus”, Ceramic Sculpture
1988, Cadence Corporation, San Jose, CA, Ceramic Sculptures
1988, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “Women Artists ‘88”, “Dream Arches”, Ceramic Sculpture
1988, Natsuolos-Novelozo GalleryDavis, CA, Ceramic Sculpture
1986, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, “She”, “Dream Shower”, Ceramic Fountain
1985, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, “Celebration of Sculpture”, Ceramic Sculpture
1985, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Surrealist Show, “Sleeping Butte” Ceramic Sculpture
1985, Clock Tower, Benecia, CA, “Benecia Art Explosion”, Ceramic Sculpture
1984, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA, “Arts Festival”, Ceramic Sculpture
1978, Precita Park Café, San Francisco, CA, “Mothers and Children”, Photography,Sculpture
1976, Palo Alto Studio Show, Palo Alto, CA, “Exposures”, Photography, Sculpture
1975, Women’s Fine Arts Invitational, Palo Alto, CA, Watercolor Painting, Photography

WORK IN THE COLLECTION OF:


Bruce and Ellie Heister, Palo Alto, CA, “Easel”, commissioned watercolor painting
Barkley Fields, Woodside, CA, “Barkley”, commissioned 1 ½ x life-size Bronze Sculpture
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula, Redwood City, CA, “Mahapajapati”, Bronze Sculpture
Dan and Sally Kranzler, Bellevue, WA, “Tree of Life”, “Erato”,” Observer”, life-size bronze
Zen Center Hospice, San Francisco, CA, ”Buddha’s Death”, Large Ceramic Relief Sculpture
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, Palo Alto, CA, “Sakyamuni Buddha: A Story”, Ink/Wash Paintings   
Frank Koch, Half Moon Bay, CA, Ceramic Tile Installation
Andrea Goodkin, Redwood City, CA, “The Maiden”, The Matron”, Ceramic Sculptures
Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA, “Cambridge Award”, Bronze/Acrylic Sculpture
Museum of Modern Art, Theo Jung Collection, San Francisco, CA, Color Photographs
Hall Kelley Organization, Sunnyvale, CA, Portrait Bust of F. Hall Kelley, Bronze Sculpture
Antic Publishing, San Francisco, CA, “Six Yellow Cylinders”, Ceramic Sculpture

PUBLICATIONS:


2015, AIR EARTH FIRE WATER, Painting/Poetry Collaboration with Poet Nils Peterson,
   Skymuseum Publications, Palo Alto, CA, 28 Watercolor Paintings, Book Design
2015, SHE APPEARS. Sandy Boucher, Goddess-Ink, Berkeley, CA, Watercolor Paintings
2015-1992, INQUIRING MIND, Spring, Fall, on-going illustrations, Watercolor Paintings
2006, COASTAL NIGHTS & INLAND AFTERNOONS, Al Young, Angel City Press, CA, Cover
2004, ALASKA SUITE, Portfolio of 14 Prints of Watercolors, Cattle Track Press, Scottsdale, AZ  
2003, THE MONTHLY, Emeryville, CA, Nov. Issue, “Shell Mound Shaman”, Watercolor
1999, SUZANNE’S STUDIO, video interview, Foothill Studios, Los Altos, CA, 2-30 min. seg.
1997, HANDBUILT CERAMICS, Kathy Triplett, Altamont Press, Inc, Ashville, NC,”
“Three Ages of Women”, Ceramic Sculpture, page 135
1997, COLLAGE, video interview, Burlingame TV, Burlingame, CA, 30 min. segment
1996, JOURNAL OF SACRED FEMININE WISDOM”, Wheel of Life”, “Hands”
1996, CORNELL FOCUS, Cover Photo, “Hands”, Ceramic Sculpture
1996, CORNELL HUMAN ECOLOGY NEWS, “A Life-sized Dream” by Will Burbank
1996, CONJUGAL VISITS by Al Young, Creative Arts Book Co., Berkeley, CA., ‘Storyteller”
1996, CERAMICS MONTHLY, February, “Lorraine Capparell”, Up Front, by Anne Telford
1996, THE SPIRIT OF CLAY by Paul Piepenberg, Pebble Press, Farmington Hills, MI,
“Three Ages of Women”, Ceramic Sculpture
1995, PENINSULA LIVING, 8/4 San Jose Mercury News, “A Dream Becomes Real”, by Anne Telford
1992, WIND BELL, Winter, Zen Center, SF , Essay and Ceramic Relief “Life of the Buddha
1991, SCULPTING CLAY by Leon Nigrosh, Davis Pub., Worcester, MA, “Sleeping Butte “
1991, TURNING WHEEL, Summer, review by Susan Moon of ETHICS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
by Ron Nakasone, “Her simple fluid style goes well with the text”.

PUBLICATIONS, CONTINUED:


   1990, ETHICS OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Ronald Nakasone, Dharma Cloud Pub., Fremont,
CA, 14 Ink/Wash drawings depicting the story of the life of the Buddha
1989, NO CALIFORNIA HOME AND GARDEN MAGAZINE, June, ART by Anne Telford
“her work is rich in archetypal female imagery, dreams and Buddhist symbology”.
1988, WOMENSPIRIT SOURCEBOOK, ed. by Patrice Wynne, Harper & Row, SF, CA,
“Hands”, “Three Ages of Women”, photos, text
1987, DREAMS ARE WISER THAN MEN, ed. by Richard Russo, North Atlantic Books,
Berkeley, CA, “Hands” color photo, back cover, and pages 312-313
1986, PENINSULA TIMES TRIBUNE, Calendar Magazine, July 6, by Janet Tyson, “…Three Ages of  Women”
….is a mysterious, beckoning presence in the outdoor sculpture garden…merge female curves with a sense    of monumental strength…”, cover story
1986, OAKLAND TRIBUNE Art Scene, March 8, Charles Shere: “Lorraine Capparell’s ‘Dream Shower’”
1985, ART WELL Magazine of Creative Arts, Spring, Volume II, , “Visionary Art-Surrealism”,
“The Queen”, Ceramic Sculpture, cover photograph

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE:


42 years freelance Graphic Designer; 39 years freelance Photographer:
2018-1980, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Member, Board of Directors, CULTURAL ODYSSEY:
Music, Dance and Theater with Rhodessa Jones and Idris Akamoor, San Francisco, CA
2018-1985, Daily Watercolor Painting discipline
2014-18, Italian Language Intensives: Venice, Genoa, Lucca, 2X Montepulciano, Italy; 2X Mills College, Oakland
2014, Travel to India and Japan, studying Buddhist art, architecture, sculpture, ceramics
2016-2010, Annual Monotype Workshop Participation, Glen Roger’s Studio, Mazatlan,Oaxaca,Guanajuato,Mexico
and Lima, Peru
2012, Second Place, San Mateo Co Fair, San Mateo, CA, “Quilt”, Watercolor Paintings printed on Fabric and Quilted
2013, Travel to China: Szechuan, Singapore, studying Buddhist art, architecture and sculpture
2012, Travel to Thailand, Cambodia and Bali to study Buddhist, Hindu art and sculpture
2011, Buddhist Pilgrimage, India and Nepal, studying Buddhist, Hindu art
2011, Coastal Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Quilt”, Watercolor, Honorable Mention
2009, Award of Merit, Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, “The Crone Enthroned”
2007, Certificate of Merit, CA Statewide Watercolor Competition/Exhibition,“Window Shade”
2001, First Prize, Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition, “Storyteller”, ceramic sculpture
Certificate of Merit, Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition, “Piece of Cake”, ceramic
2001, Travel to Asia (Viet Nam and Yunnan, China) studying Buddhist and ethnic art.
1991, Northern Kentucky University: Taught workshop: large-scale ceramics, myths, dreams
1989, Mid-Atlantic College Art Assoc. Conference, Cincinnati, OH, Guest Panelist:
   “Inspiration, Meditation and the Making of Art”
1987, One of four finalists, $50,000 Sculpture Commission, San Francisco, CA
1986-87, Travel to Asia studying Buddhist, Hindu sculpture, painting, temple architecture
1983, Travel to Asia (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Japan and Hong Kong), study Buddhist art.
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