Storytelling has always been an essential slice of my creative life.  I hear many artists wishing their work would “just speak for itself” or lamenting the requirement of creating an artist statement.  I’m the opposite.  I’m always being asked to write less and scale back.  I decided I just needed a medium beyond the artist statement and a format forRead More →

“When a golden blob ascends to meet her, she doesn’t move to meet it. But she doesn’t flee either. The sweetness she smells and its gentle movements are soothing and non-threatening. When it communicates with her, asking question after question, she hesitates.  It doesn’t take long for her apprehension to shift to delight. What good questions it asks.  She tellsRead More →

Over 30 mixed media works on paper inviting the viewer to an internal world inspired by unfamiliar and unknown life. Treacy uses the media of cut paper, acrylic painting and myriad drawing tools to create highly textured and vivid surfaces. The exhibition is curated by Charmin Roundtree-Baaqee and is the culmination of two years of dialogue between artistic and curator. Read More →

Featured Artists This year I’m trying something new for East Bay Open Studios.  Not only am I opening up my studio space, but I’m inviting some very talented friends! Together, we’ll be turning the driveway into our own Artist Market! Join me, Bush Mama Africa, Marc-Éddy Loriston and Jo Boyer for two weekends of open studios.  We’ll be serving snacks and displayingRead More →

Project Narrative: A dream is a fertile beginning point for an artist because it so quickly dissolves if not documented. Dreams are the kernels of stories and the underpinnings of my paintings. My dreams, as with my earliest childhood memories, remain with me as color and texture impressions.  Even when I’m not able to name the characters projected upon my subconsciousRead More →

To organize the greens, To gather the browns, To give names to the sticks. To witness the departing moisture And the membrane that cradles each droplet. To welcome the presence of cracks and mold, To escape from the city Into the refuge of a leafy arc. When I think about a forest refuge, I consider the comfort but also theRead More →

Oakstop Gallery 1721 Broadway (2nd Floor) Oakland, CA 94612 A group of works on canvas and paper created over the past three years.  The mental escape of California and Michigan’s forests serve as a starting point in the artist’s altered and uncanny vistas that consider the changes in our environment and abstraction within plant life. Exhibition runs from September 12 to OctoberRead More →

stria |ˈstrīə| noun (pl. striae |ˈstrī-ē| ) Technical a linear mark, slight ridge, or groove on a surface, often one of a number of similar parallel features. Anatomical any of a number of longitudinal collections of nerve fibers in the brain. Writing about this body of work keeps bringing up a memory of the eerie hills of Badlands National Park in SouthRead More →